Disney’s Caribbean Beach is one of the largest resorts at Disney World. With a resort of this magnitude, it means you’ll have plenty of options when it comes to the pool. In fact, Caribbean Beach has six pools, one of which is a feature pool. The other five pools are considered leisure or quiet pools spread out among the villages.
Below, we’ll discuss the pools at Disney’s Caribbean Beach. First, we’ll go over the basics for each pool, like pool hours and complimentary amenities. Then, we’ll go over what to expect at the Fuentes del Morro, the resort’s Spanish fortress-themed feature pool. We’ll also preview each of the quiet pools and their amenities.
All of the photos from this article were taken during our last stay at Disney’s Caribbean Beach. We live in the area and stay at the resorts regularly to provide as much updated coverage as possible.
Refurbishment Note: Per Disney: “From January 2024 through March 2024, the Fuentes del Morro Pool at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort will be closed for routine maintenance. Guests may see or hear construction work during daytime hours. During this time, Guests are welcome to swim in any of the five leisure pools at this Disney Resort hotel.“
This article was updated on November 6, 2023.
Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort Pools
As mentioned above, Disney’s Caribbean Beach has six swimming pools. They are as follows:
- Fuentes del Morro Pool (Feature Pool)
- Aruba Pool
- Jamaica Pool
- Trinidad Pool
- Barbados Pool
- Martinique Pool
We’ll preview each one further below.
Pool Hours at Disney’s Caribbean Beach
Feature pool hours at Disney’s Caribbean Beach were between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. during our visit. However, hours are subject to change. During the summer months until Labor Day, feature pool hours are usually extended one hour until 11:00 p.m.
The pools at Disney’s Caribbean Beach are heated to 82 degrees. So, in the event of cooler weather, they usually remain open. However, in the event the outside temperature drops to around 50 degrees or lower, the pools will close until warmer temperatures return.
We’ve stayed at Caribbean Beach when the pool was closed in the morning because of the temperature. But when the weather warmed up later in the day, the pool opened for guests. Most guests will be able to use the pools year-round. However, there is an occasional cold snap that might last the extent of your vacation.
Quiet pool hours were posted from 7:00 a.m. through 11:00 p.m. These pool hours are pretty consistent throughout the year. However, you’ll want to know that the quiet pools at Caribbean Beach do not have lifeguards or other attendants.
Complimentary Towels and Life Jackets
Complimentary towels are provided at each pool at Caribbean Beach. You can save the extra room in your suitcase for something else.
Life jackets are also provided at each resort pool. They come in a wide range of sizes.
Per Disney, pool lifts and other access options are available for guests with disabilities or limited mobility. Pool hours and lifeguard availability vary by pool and are subject to change.
Changing Area at the Pool
A shower and changing area are available at the Fuentes del Morro Pool at Disney’s Caribbean Beach. You’ll find toiletries like body wash, shampoo, and conditioner inside the shower. These areas used to have a hairdryer, but I have not seen too many lately. Regardless, this is a decent area to change or shower if you spend your checkout day at the pool and head to the airport later.
The Fuentes Del Morro Pool
Caribbean Beach’s primary pool is the Fuentes del Morro Pool. This pool makes up part of Old Port Royale, which is the central hub of the resort. The pool is themed to resemble a Spanish fortress. It has two waterslides, one of which is 102 feet long!
One side of the pool has a zero-depth entry.
The maximum depth of the Fuentes del Morro Pool is 4 feet and 10 inches.
Man-of-war cannons make for fun water features throughout the pool area.
Waterslides at the Fuentes del Morro Pool
Caribbean Beach is one of the only pools at Disney World that has more than one slide. The larger of the two slides is 102′ long. It sits toward the back of the pool. You’ll have to take the stairs to the upper level of the fort to reach the slide’s entrance.
A spiral staircase is inside the fortress.
From the top, you can take in views of Caribbean Beach. I’m unsure why this area hasn’t been turned into a sun deck. I can only imagine that it was originally intended to be one. However, most of it’s fenced off.
The entrance to the slide is immediately at the top of the staircase. Guests will wait until the light turns green, and then it’s their turn.
Here is a view of the pool from the entrance to the slide.
Looking down, you can see where the slide exits into the pool. The pool depth is 4’3″ at the slide exit.
On the opposite side of Fuentes del Morro, another slide is available. This pool is not nearly as intimidating as the tunnel slide.
You’ll only climb a few stairs to reach the top. From there, other than a small end, you can see the entire way down.
You can enter the slide from either side of the tower.
Hot Tub at the Fuentes del Morro Pool
Caribbean Beach has a 12-person spa hot tub near the Fuentes del Morro Pool. However, it’s on the opposite side of the pool in an area all to itself. You can see a photo of it below. But a word of warning. During our stay, I stopped by the pool many times to get a picture of the hot tub. It was busy from first thing in the morning until late evening.
We even came by the area one day when the weather had turned chilly. I just knew I would get a photo of an empty hot tub. But it was even busier then! And the weather didn’t make for the best pool pictures.
So, the chances of finding an uncrowded hot tub and feature pool are slim. Disney’s Caribbean Beach is an exceptionally popular resort. It’s gorgeous, and so is the pool! It ranks high on our list of the best pools at Walt Disney World.
Shipwreck Aquatic Play Area at Disney’s Caribbean Beach
The Shipwreck water play area sits adjacent to the Fuentes del Morro Pool. This play zone is available for children who are 48″ or less.
This over-the-top splash pad has several mini-slides, a crow’s nest, and a barrel that releases a torrential downpour every so often. It’s similar to the Alice and Wonderland aquatic play area at the Grand Floridian.
Banana Cabana Pool Bar at Caribbean Beach
Banana Cabana serves as the resort’s pool bar and lounge. It sits immediately across the walkway from the feature pool. There is no poolside bar within the fenced pool area.
Banana Cabana is a large open-air bar that serves various beverages and appetizers. If you’re looking for a counter-service meal, you’ll likely want to order something from Centertown Market and bring it to the pool. You can easily mobile order from the pool using the My Disney Experience app.
Banana Cabana is open daily from 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. Here is a photo of the walk-up area from the pool. Don’t be surprised if you find a long line during the busier portion of the day.
Guests can also dine at Banana Cabana. Seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
A soda refill machine is available immediately across from the pool gates. Anyone can use the machine to refill Rapid Fill mugs. Or you can use the machine for ice and complimentary water. A sink is available to rinse your mug if needed.
Quiet Pools at Disney’s Caribbean Beach
In addition to the Fuentes del Morro Pool, Caribbean Beach is home to five other leisure pools. These pools are simple to find. Each village has a quiet pool, and each pool has a gate that leads out to the walkway around Barefoot Bay. So, if you make an entire circle around the lake, you’ll pass the gate to each pool.
Aruba is the section of the resort that’s nearest the Skyliner station at Disney’s Riviera. This resort area is a light pink color with green rooms. Here is the quiet pool in the Aruba section.
Jamaica sits between Aruba and the central Disney Skyliner station. This is one of our favorite resort areas because of its central location and convenience. This area has yellow buildings with blue roofs. Here is the quiet pool in Jamaica.
During this visit, we were in the Trinidad section of the resort, which is a little bit further out than the rest of the resort. Here is the photo that was only a few steps away from our room. This pool is slightly different from the others because it has a resort counter service nearby, the Spyglass Grill. So you can pick up drinks and food at this quiet pool. But that is not an option at the resort’s other quiet pools.
The Barbados Pool sits between Old Port Royale and Trinidad. This quiet pool is close to the Fuentes del Morro Pool. If you find the feature pool too busy, this one’s only a short walk away.
Lastly, Martinique sits between Old Port Royale and Disney’s Riviera Resort. This quiet pool sits on the very outskirts of Martinique along the walkway to the Riviera.
Each quiet pool has plenty of loungers, tables with chairs, some umbrellas, and table games.
Additionally, each quiet pool has a laundry facility immediately behind it. Laundry rooms have washers, dryers, and detergent available. You can usually find a few vending machines with snacks, too.
Related: Laundry at Disney’s Caribbean Beach
If swimming isn’t necessarily your thing, Caribbean Beach is home to several white sand beach areas surrounding their lake, Barefoot Bay. You can walk out of any of the quiet pool gates and find a sandy area along Barefoot Bay.
You’ll find hammocks, loungers, and other seating arrangements.
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.
Overall, Disney’s Caribbean Beach has an incredible feature pool and plenty of leisure pools. We recommend planning at least an entire resort day during your stay to enjoy the pools and everything else the resort has to offer.
For those considering an upcoming stay at Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort, you might enjoy the following:
- Disney’s Caribbean Beach Review
- Tour ‘The Little Mermaid’ Rooms at Disney’s Caribbean Beach
- Transportation Options for Disney’s Caribbean (with Tips)
- Disney’s Caribbean Beach Restaurants
Or you might enjoy browsing our guides to the other resorts at Walt Disney World.
What Do You Think?
What do you think about the pools at Caribbean Beach? Is this a resort you would consider because of the pool area? Have you stayed here and taken advantage of the pools before? Leave your thoughts, opinions, or any questions below in the comments. We’d love to hear your opinion, and it helps others gain unique perspectives.