The Old Port Royale complex has been reimagined as a new port of entry for Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. It’s a centralized and convenient location for services, amenities and three new dining options. Guests arrive at Old Port Royale via an all-new porte-cochere, where they are welcomed into a colorfully reappointed lobby under an open-trussed roof and a colonnade with floor-to-ceiling drapes. Friendly cast members are waiting in this open and communal environment to help guests check in to their rooms, answer questions, offer advice to help them better enjoy their stays and more.
Disney Upgrades Caribbean Beach Resort: Sophisticated Island Vibe
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort recently underwent a massive renovation project that will result in a subdivision of the resort. Part of it will stay Caribbean Beach, and the other part will become Disney’s Riviera Resort, which is expected to open sometime in the next year.
Caribbean Beach is known for it’s relaxed island vibe with steel drums, lush landscape, and beautiful sandy beaches. The renovations will mean a fresh new look, enhanced dining and beverage locations, and a renewed island spirit!
Let’s take a look at some of the upgrades to Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort.
Old Port Royale
Old Port Royale is the main building for Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort. The entire thing has been reimagined with a new lobby, and they’ve made more of the resort amenities centralized and convenient.
The lobby is colorful with an open-trussed roof and colonnade with floor to ceiling curtains to add to the airiness of the structure, which you’ll enjoy as you check in, get information and advice from the Cast Members at the front desk, or lounge in the comfy seating areas. You can also browse island wares and Disney souvenirs at the Calypso Trading Post.
This main building houses three new dining options including Sebastian’s Bistro, Centertown Market, and Centertown Market Grab and Go.
As I mentioned, Sebastian’s Bistro is part of the new dining options at Caribbean Beach. This table-service restaurant has a warm island tropical beachfront home theme and a hint of our favorite lobster from Disney’s The Little Mermaid.
The menu blends Latin and Caribbean flavors for bright, fresh tastes from seafood and steak to salads and vegan options. Desserts include Banoffee Pie, a banana custard with chocolate ganache, and Milemarker Zero, iced key lime pops with sea salt and tropical sauce. If you’d rather a liquid dessert, check out the Caribbean rum also available in a rum flight.
Centertown Market is a fast casual restaurant with an indoor street market theme under a palapa-like structure and colorful lights.
The menu here offers family-friendly food also with Latin and Caribbean influences. They took a line from Satu’li Canteen at Disney’s Animal Kingdom and are offering made-to-order bowls with your choice of base, protein, and sauce available for both breakfast and dinner. They also have salads, sandwiches, burgers, and a variety of desserts.
If you’re in the area for breakfast, the kids are sure to enjoy the Pirate Mickey Waffles. For lunch or dinner, the kids can choose tacos, grilled cheese, or an egg popper, which is a hardboiled egg pop with green pirate juice, roasted pineapple, and bacon.
Centertown Market also offers a variety of beverages including Coca-Cola Freestyle Machines, fresh coffee, a variety of teas, draft beer, wine, and cocktails.
Banana Cabana Pool Bar
The hotels new pool bar is called Banana Cabana. They serve exclusive Caribbean-themed cocktails with a distinctly island vibe. Check out the Pink Guava Colado with rum, guava puree, pineapple juice, and cream of coconut or the Kraken Punch with black spiced rum, blood orange sour, and pomegranate and orange juice.
They also have traditional and draft Caribbean beers plus white and red wines.
For the younger crowd, they have fun non-alcoholic in similar tropical flavors like the Tropical Paradise with pineapple, coconut, cinnamon, and lime dusted with nutmeg.
Will you stay at the updated Caribbean Beach Resort?