Those who know me and my wife, Melissa, know that we are obsessed with Walt Disney World. If we aren’t at Disney World then we are planning our next trip. This past March we went to our favorite place during spring break. We wanted to stay on property but as a family of five we wanted to stay at a resort that could accommodate a family of our size and not break the bank. We narrowed it down to either Port Orleans Riverside or Caribbean Beach Resort. Both hotels are in the moderate category on the Disney Resort.
We went with the Caribbean Beach Resort because we loved the beach atmosphere when we were researching hotels. Disney has recently refurbished a ton of rooms at CBR and these sleep five. There are two queen sized beds and a pull down murphy bed as you can see in the gallery below. We loved the look of these rooms and it was plenty of room for us to sleep. The grounds at CBR are fantastic and beautiful. The sandy beaches have hammocks and beach chairs and are a great place to relax after a long day of walking around the parks. Every evening the resort had a fire bowl setup where you could roast marshmallows and Hayden had a blast doing it.
At Old Port Royale Centertown is where you can find the counter service dining which has several different counters based on the different foods served (i.e. pizza, cheeseburgers etc). There is also a table service restaurant called Shutters which we weren’t able to eat because it’s difficult with our two year old twins to go to a sit down restaurant. There is a great review here at The Disney Food Blog. You can also find the large pirate themed pool, which is awesome here and also a water area for kids also themed after pirates. There is an arcade and gift shop here as well.
This resort is huge so be prepared to do plenty of walking from your room to the pool/dining areas. It wasn’t that big a deal for us because I mean let’s face it you walk a hundred miles while at Disney what’s a couple of more?
Overall we loved this resort and we would definitely recommend it to everyone. We will definitely stay here again some day. For more info on this resort I highly recommend this thread on the Dis Boards about the resort which I lived on for months prior to our visit.