The Beach Princess: Orange Beach’s Caribe Resort Truly Is Like No Other

Caribe ResortJune 2015

Sometimes it’s too expensive to visit Disney World every year, and lucky for me, I live a short 15 mile drive to two beach communities directly on the Gulf of Mexico. When a Disney Princess wants to spend time with friends and family without the long drive to Orlando, where is she to go?

Caribe, The Resort is one of the most fantastic resort properties in the State of Alabama, and in all honestly, I would put this vacation destination up against resorts in sunny Orlando as well. (Don’t tell Mickey.)

The buildings themselves are quite impressive, and while you are located close enough to walk to the beach on your own, there are trams that will carry you to a drop off point.

Photo compliments of Caribe, The Resort

Photo compliments of Caribe, The Resort

Caribe Resort Orange Beach Alabama

Caribe

You can walk out on several of the boat slip walkways for a different viewpoint and fishing.

Caribe Orange Beach

Our Condo

We rented a 2 bedroom unit in the first building, building B.

 

Caribe balcony

 

Living and dining room area.

Caribe dining room

Caribe Resort living room

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Caribe resort kitchen

Master Bedroom and bath

Caribe resort master bathroom

Guest Bedroom

caribe Resort guest bedroom

I am an admitted lobby rat. My years of resort hopping across the Disney resorts taught me to appreciate both indoor and outdoor spaces while on vacation, and lobbies offer a laid back way to appreciate 14 stories without traveling to the top floor. Three buildings = three lobbies, all with a slightly different feel.

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Incredible Pools

Caribe The Resort Swimming Pools

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Caribe Resort outdoor pool

The pools are just as lovely at night, but finish your swimming by 10 p.m.

Caribe pools Orange Beach

Caribe in Winter

The beauty of staying at the beach in the winter is most people prefer beach climates in the summer, so the property is definitely not as crowded.

Caribe in winter

Caribe Resort

Caribe Resort Lazy River

Cobalt Resort Outdoor pools

Cobalt

Within walking distance of any of the buildings but closer to building B is a restaurant called Cobalt.

Cobalt restaurant

It might sound a little crazy to get excited over a view of a bridge, but boats travel underneath all day long, and look at that sunset!

Cobalt Orange Beach Alabama

Cobalt the Restaurant

Cobalt restaurant outdoor patio

Beach Princess: Enjoy an Orange Beach Waterfront Breakfast at Cobalt

And of course the sunsets are fantastic…
Photo by Jennifer Zimmerman Coppage

Photo by Jennifer Zimmerman Coppage

 …but they don;t stack up to fun tiles with friends!
Caribe Resort
It’s a resort truly like no other!

Comments

  1. Melanie says:

    I totally agree with you on the pirates, I love that ride! We always make sure to ride it over and over again. I did like the people mover because it was cool and relaxing. We have been 5 times, and still haven’t be into the enchanted tiki room. I am going to make it a point to do it on our next trip after reading this. We also like the carousel of progress and hall of presidents. Helps to cool us down on those hot days.

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