The Caribbean Beach Resort Pools at Disney World
The pools at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort are a great place to cool off during your Walt Disney World vacation. Between Caribbean Beach’s feature pool and leisure pools, there are plenty of options for swimming at the resort.
This article will look at the Caribbean Beach Resort pool and the quiet pools. Additionally, I’ll provide some tips for dining poolside and the other amenities available.
Disney’s Caribbean Beach is a moderate resort themed to the Caribbean. The resort has one feature pool, the Fuentes del Morro Pool. In addition, the resort has five quiet pools spread out amongst the different villages.
This article was updated on February 25, 2022.
Caribbean Beach Resort Pool
We’ll start with the Fuentes del Morro Pool at Caribbean Beach. This primary pool is located at Old Port Royale, which is the resort’s hub.
Below is a photo of the Fuentes del Morro Pool. The pool is themed to resemble a Spanish colonial fortress. Pirate flags are perched on the outposts.
Perks of this pool include a zero-entry area on one side and two waterslides. One of those waterslides is 102 feet long. While the other is only a few steps high, making it suitable for younger children.
The photo below was taken from the larger of the two slides. You can see Disney’s Riviera Resort in the distance.
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Both of the slides have a staircase that leads up to the entrance. For the smaller one, you’ll need to look ahead to the mirror to see if the person ahead of you has cleared the area.
Here is a view of the smaller slide from the pool. It has a slight bend at the top, and then it continues straight down. I feel like this slide is an excellent primer for those who might be a little intimidated by the larger slide.
Several cannons are peeking out in various places around this Caribbean Beach pool. Many of the cannons feature water spray elements.
Here is a look at the staircase that leads up to the larger of the slides. Naturally, it’s a few more steps up.
At the top, there is a bit of an overlook and a few slide rules. You’ll need to wait for the light to change green for your turn on the slide.
And here is where it dumps back out into the Fuentes del Morro Pool.
Here is a view from the opposite side. This water slide goes through a tunnel on the way down.
Caribbean Beach has one of the most popular pool areas at Disney. It’s such a nice pool that it ranks in our top five choices of the best pools at Disney World.
Spoiler, the Stormalong Bay Pool at the Beach and Yacht Club comes in as our top choice. However, that resort is a deluxe, and a stay there will cost considerably more than a moderate like Caribbean Beach.
Since I am a Resorts Gal, I recommend spending a full resort day at the pool during your Disney vacation. Even if you’re not “pool people,” it’s so pleasant to find a quiet spot in the shade or sun and relax.
There are plenty of seating areas spread out around the feature pool at Caribbean Beach. But you can expect it to be reasonably busy when the weather is warm, which is a good 95 percent of the time in sunny Florida.
So the chances of finding an uncrowded feature pool are slim. And the number of unseasonably chilly days are few and far between.
The Shipwreck water play area sits adjacent to the Fuentes del Morro Pool. This fun play zone is available for children who are 48″ or less.
It has several mini-slides, a crow’s nest, and a barrel that releases a torrential downpour every so often. It is similar to the Alice and Wonderland aquatic play area at the Grand Floridian.
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Additionally, the pool area has towels and life jackets available for guests at no extra charge. And a large whirlpool spa that seats up to 12 guests is located on the opposite side of the pool.
The resort’s pool bar, Banana Cabana, sits across the walkway from the pool. This large, open-air bar serves as Caribbean Beach’s pool bar and lounge.
There is a walk-up area for pool guests to order from the bar’s right side.
Caribbean Beach Resort Quiet Pools
Moving on, we’ll take a look at a few of the quiet pools at Disney’s Caribbean Beach. The one below sits outside the Aruba section.
All five of the quiet pools are large and provide plenty of lounging area around them.
Additionally, each of these pools has a laundry room. During our stays on the property, I’ve nearly always taken advantage of a little pool time while I’ve caught up on laundry.
There are plenty of washers and dryers available. We usually like to put a load of clothes in the washer and then grab a meal at one of the resort’s counter service dining options.
After that, we’ll have a late lunch or early dinner out by the pool while our laundry finishes up.
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If swimming isn’t necessarily your thing, Caribbean Beach is home to several white sand beach areas surrounding their lake, Barefoot Bay. You’ll find plenty of sand, hammocks, and lounge chairs to enjoy the different areas.
It’s fun to watch the Disney Skyliner creaking by in the distance. I say creaking because it does make a bit of noise as it passes.
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Volleyball nets are available in several places along the beaches of the resort.
Caribbean Beach is a simply charming Disney moderate resort with scenic views, fun recreation, and fabulous pool areas. So whether you want to be in the middle of the fun or find a private spot to relax, there’s something here for everyone.
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For those considering an upcoming stay, you might want to check out our entire list of articles for Caribbean Beach here. Or you might enjoy the following:
Additionally, we have a complete list of Walt Disney World Hotels. And some of our planning articles include:
- Best Restaurants at Disney Springs
- Loungefly Disney Backpacks List
- Best Character Dining at Disney World
- Best Off-Site Disney World Hotels
Hopefully, this article provided you with a good overview of Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort pools. The resort is beautiful and I always enjoy staying here.
In the comments: What do you think about the pools at Caribbean Beach? Is this a resort you would consider because of the pool area?