A Review Of Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

We stayed two nights at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort this week. This was my first ever experience staying at a Universal Orlando Resort on-site resort and let me tell you my expectations are high now. The resort lives up to its theme of being a retro beach resort of the 1950s and 60s. Vintage cars are parked outside to add to the aesthetic - a nice touch in my opinion.

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We requested a Volcano Bay view room and it did not disappoint. We were in the Beachside Tower and we couldn’t ask for a better view.

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Our building was also steps away from the closest pool which was the Lazy River Courtyard and Pool. Super convenient for us for our weekday stay as the Cabana Courtyard and Pool is only open on weekends at this time. This entire pool area was beautiful. There was plenty of seating and you’re never more than a few steps away from clean towels. The pool itself has a zero entry walk in which is great for small kiddos and adults who just want to lay in the shallows to tan and relax. The courtyard has fire pits for making s’mores, ping pong tables and - you guessed it - there’s a lazy river!

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This pool area is also home to the Hideaway Bar & Grill. We tried a few drinks during our stay and my favorite was the frozen concoction ‘Copasetic’. Made with Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka, Lemonade Island Oasis, Raspberry Island Oasis lava flow, Blue Curacao floater this drink tastes exactly like a Firecracker popsicle. Another perk of this resort - their specialty cocktails and frozen drinks come in a souvenir cup for around $15 (plus tax), after that you can bring your cup to any bar at the resort and get a $12 (plus tax) refill on any of their menu drinks.

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If you’re looking for a property with relaxing vibes and good times, this is the one for you.

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