The best part besides the food and company on our Disney cruise was spending some time on the islands we visited: Nassau and Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island. We did some research prior to our departure and decided to play our port adventure days by ear. The great thing about island hoping and cruising is if you prefer to spend more time on the boat you are welcome to do so! After all less people on the boat means less people in line for the water slide and the bar!
We pulled into port around 8am Saturday morning to gorgeous but warm weather. Our high for the day was scheduled to be 98 degrees with a real feel of 105. Sweltering! We disembarked at the port and decided to walk the street that led us to the Nassau Straw Market. We walked around and visited the different vendors. It was a little overwhelming when people would approach you to buy their goods. We bought a few souvenirs then headed for Senior Frogs for a few pictures. We spent about an hour off the ship in Nassau but decided to head back. Nassau is an interesting experience but one I will never forget!
Castaway Cay, Bahamas
The highlight of our trip was our day at Castaway Cay, Disney’s private island. All the gorgeous island pictures must come from here because this place is incredibly picturesque! The island used to have an airport on it and you get to walk and ride bikes on the old runway that still has the markings from went it was an operational. Apparently this island was also a popular place for drug smugglers. How’s that for a little history?!
The weather was perfect and sunny on our Castaway Cay day. We threw on our bathing suits and grabbed a quick breakfast then headed out to the island. Judd went ahead of me so he could start snorking. Disney’s island has an adult only beach called Serenity Bay. It’s a few tram stops away from the ship’s dock but it’s worth the trip! We opted to stay on the adult beach for our visit. My dad woke up bright and early that morning to run/walk the Castaway Cay 5k. He was a trooper and finished in 45 minutes!
My mom and I had plans to attend a yoga class right on the beach by the water that morning and I was really looking forward to it! Class started around 10:30am with us sitting on our beach towels in a comfortable seated position with our eyes closed. The waves in the background set the soundtrack for our practice. It was peaceful. It was perfect. I decided to capture my practice on my GoPro. I felt a little wobbly as I still had my sea legs on during practice but it was a lovely practice non the less.
Island life on a Disney Cruise is absolutely fabulous! From Nassau to Castaway Cay we were in paradise the whole journey with Disney Cruise. If you’re considering taking a Disney Cruise visit their website for book and planning info. You can also check out my recent posts: