The theme for Disney (Almost) Wordless Wednesday this week is The Letter 'C' which immediately brings to my mind an image of Castaway Cay, Disney's private Bahamian island. Castaway Cay is a tropical paradise reserved exclusively for the use of Disney Cruise Line's passengers and is one of the most popular ports on it's Bahamian and Caribbean cruises.
We were on a 7 day multi-generational Western Caribbean cruise on the Disney Magic and had already stopped in Key West, Grand Cayman and Costa Maya prior to Castaway Cay which was the final port of call on the last full day of our cruise. We had been having an amazing time at that point but Castaway Cay was so much fun that it was easily the best day of the entire cruise.
To the delight of Katie and Emma, characters dressed for the beach greeted us as we disembarked from the ship on a beautiful, sunny St. Patrick's Day.
We spent most of the day playing on the white sand beach and swimming in the clear turquoise water.
There are a number of water sport activities available for guests and it was in the clear water of Castaway Cay where Katie tried snorkeling for the first time (and received her first sunburn in the process because she didn't think that she needed sunscreen reapplied).
There is an open-air barbecue dining area for guests to lunch and shops with unique Castaway Cay souvenirs to browse. There's a long list of activities available on the island and we didn't take advantage of most of them which means that there's a pretty good reason to visit again.
As we departed the island, we stopped to mail some postcards from the Castaway Cay Post Office and Chip and Dale were on hand for farewell hugs which hopefully meant "until we meet again" rather than "goodbye".
Thanks to Deb at Focused On The Magic for hosting Disney Wordless Wednesday.
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