Woohoo! It’s Day 3 of our Disney Cruise and on this day…we docked at Disney’s private island, Castaway Cay.
Okay, before we left, my friend Megan told me she wished you could just fly directly to Castaway Cay and vacation there for a week…that’s how much she liked it. My friend Brandee told me that she thought this was the prettiest beach she had ever been on…so needless to say, this little island in the Bahamas had a lot to live up to!
We docked, we got off, we fell in love. Here’s Day 3…
On a very random note, you know how much I love the Clinque City Block SPF 25 as my sunscreen and makeup primer…well, I bought the Super City Block 40 for this vacation (because hello extra time in the sun!) and loved it too! I’m going to use the 25 most of the year and the 40 every day during the summer when I’m outside and in the pool all day long. Just a random FYI for you :).
We woke up that morning, ate our yummy breakfast and were super excited to get off the ship. These two girls are so sweet! They were so pumped to be at Castaway Cay!
Chip & Dale greeted us as we got off the boat. Group hug!
It’s a shame Ashby doesn’t have picture personality…
Group picture in front of the Disney Magic!
We had our coffee, we had our towels, we had our three excited kids…we had it all!
Daisy Duck!! Daisy is my favorite character. I love the sass :).
These two are such troopers! They never cried, never whined, never fussed…they were so good!
Captain Jack Sparrow met us along our way to the beach. He was hysterical!
I just couldn’t love her more :).
We took the little trolley to where we wanted to sit on the beach. We looked at the map beforehand and wanted to grab spots next to the water slides and such. There really is so much to do and see on this island. They even have 5K races with each stop! There were shops, very nice and super clean (I’m talking hotel-worthy) restrooms, there were two big eating areas where they served us lunch (it was come and go as much/as often as you like, and there was amazing ice cream. I’m telling you…this island should open a resort :).
We found great spots on the beach and planted ourselves for the day in chairs.
The water slides were right there next to us!
See little Miss? This was her first time on sand and in the ocean…and she loved every bit of it!
Just two mamas enjoying a day at the beach!
Ashby kept seeing other people getting buried, so she wanted to as well. Her eyes are closed because it’s so bright…but as you can see from that grin, she loved it :). I love the toes poking out.
We spent all day on this island. We swam, we enjoyed the sun, we ate yummy BBQ for lunch, we had ice cream (I had a combo of strawberry & banana)…it was heavenly. Later in the afternoon, we decided to board the ship…and the kids wanted one more dip in the pool before getting cleaned up for dinner…
Ashby took her shower first and was asleep in two seconds. She had about an hour nap before we woke her up for dinner.
Happy mamas headed to dinner with their pirates! On the Castaway Cay night of the sail, it’s Pirate Night! The entire ship and crew gets decked in pirate gear (and many on board do too). We knew this in advance, so I bought our kids pirate costumes online for only $3.50 each! Yes! Who knew Halloween costumes were so cheap in January?!?! #notme #idonow
Black Dress (my FAVORITE!)
Look at our pirates (and one Tinker Bell) in line to meet Minnie Mouse! Aren’t they so cute?!?! Each day, they leave your newsletter in your cabin and tell you where and when certain characters will appear, so if you want to see someone, you know exactly where to go. Well, our kids all wanted to see Minnie, so we made sure to find her on Pirate Night.
Oh Minnie, we love you.
We brought Tab and Andrew some pirate gear for our fun night too…they loved the swords the most. #suchboys
After dinner (but before your show), they had a big pirate party on the upper deck along with fireworks off the ship. Here I am with my pirate at the party. It was so much fun for the whole family!
Do you see our three girls dancing at the pirate party? They had the best time!
After the fireworks, we headed in to see our show. On this night, they had this fabulous ventriloquist that my kids are still talking about! His family comedy show was hysterical!
That was day three. Tomorrow, our last day…and we spend it at sea!
If you missed my other posts from this vacation, here you go: