Castaway Bay #staycation 2019 #CastawayBayGetaway

Our family had the opportunity to visit Castaway Bay on a sponsored #staycation at their resort! We’ve visited other comparable resorts over the past few months and we can say without hesitation that Castaway Bay has the excitement category on lock!

Castaway Bay Cedar Point

Check out our articles from the past:
2016 Castaway Bay 2016 #staycation
2016 9 Tips for Visiting Castaway Bay
2017 Cedar Point’s Castaway Bay – Beyond the Waterpark
2018 Castaway Bay – in Sandusky Ohio Waterpark FUN
2019 Castaway Bay #staycation 2019 #CastawayBayGetaway

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Castaway Bay Giveaway ends 4/15/19

Castaway Bay is located conveniently in Sandusky, Ohio, just a short distance from Cedar Point which is just a short 2-hour drive from Metro-Detroit.

Castaway Bay is geared toward families of young and older children, hoping to escape cabin fever without having to travel great distances. Known as having a Caribbean theme, Castaway Bay Hotel & Resort features 237 hotel rooms and suites including family-oriented units, a 38,000-square-foot indoor waterpark loaded with water activities for all ages, fitness center, 6,000-square-foot state-of-the-art arcade, a craft and child activity center, three restaurants, retail shops, adjacent marina and space for meetings, group events and birthday parties.

We stayed in the Pelican Suite, which was perfect for our group of 6 (both of our kiddos brought their best friends). Our suite featured:

Non-Smoking

 1 King-Size Bed

 2 Sets of Bunk Beds (in a semi-private sleeping area)

 Dorm-Size Refrigerator

 Microwave

 Coffee Maker

 2 Televisions

 Free WI-FI

 Private screened in balcony

 Suite accommodates up to 6 guests

 Includes up to 6 Indoor Waterpark Passes (unless noted otherwise in rate offer)

Once we were settled in the room, the kids couldn’t wait to go downstairs to the waterpark, after having a dance party in the room, we were off to have fun!

 

We had a hard time pulling the kids out of the Castaway Bay Wave Pool and the Grotto Indoor/Outdoor Spa. I find myself pretty critical when it comes to thrill-seeking water slides, one might say I’ve become quite proficient in searching for the best ones around. I’ll be honest, I had low expectations when it came to Rendezvous Run. There were quite a few smaller children in front of me and there wasn’t a terribly long line. Our son and his friend chose to share a boat to go down together, leaving me on my own. While going down the slide I had a moment of panic, what had I just signed up for? This wasn’t a water slide at all, it was a roller coaster with a water element added. Lesson learned with a new water slide taking the #1 slot.

Additional fun activities we enjoyed while exploring the resort included;

Cargo Crossing

Try your best at crossing our splash-tastic pool with bountiful treasure and precious cargo below! Use the hanging nets and floating treasure chests to make your way across. Guests must be 46” tall or accompanied by a supervising companion to participate. All guests less than 52” must wear a life jacket.

Creature Cove

Play your favorite pool games in our interactive pool with floatables and basketball hoops. The water is four feet deep. All guests less than 46” tall must be accompanied by a supervising companion. All guests less than 52” tall must wear a life vest.

Tropical Tube Slides

Slip and slide down these three single rider enclosed serpentine body slides and splash down into a 40” splash pool. Must be a minimum of 46″ tall in bare feet to ride. Weight must not exceed 300 lbs. Access to tower requires guests to walk up 64 steps.

Toddler’s Tide Pool

Kiddos will love this interactive water playground with slides, water pipes, spraying gadgets, and sea creature play structures. Water depth is 18”. Must be under 52” or accompanied by a child.

Rendezvous Run

Bring your bestie to this water coaster that will launch the both of you uphill using water jets in a two-person boat. Water depth is 6”. Access tower to requires guest to walk up 59 steps. Maximum recommended weight limit is 250 pounds per person or 400 pounds per boat.

Lookout Lagoon

Check out this huge interactive play structure for little ones for splish-splashin’ fun including a giant tipping bucket, sprayers, tipping pails, net crawls, rope bridges, and four body slides. Water depth is between 0” – 6” deep. Some slides have varied height requirements anywhere between 36” and 40” depending on slide.

Castaway Bay Sandusky Lookout Lagoon Family Funhouse

 

Grotto Spa

Step in, relax, and melt your worries away. This 50-person spa contains a waterfall and all the relaxation of the Caribbean. Water depth is 0 – 36”. Must be 16 years of age to participate in this attraction or accompanied by a guest 16 years of age or older. Handheld infants are not permitted in the spa. Please observe reasonable time limits.

Castaway Arts & Crafts

Let the family show off their artistic Talents! Free crafts and Caribbean photo coloring. This isn’t just fun for the kids. Moms and dads are welcome, too!

Souvenir Coloring

You are the artist and color designer of your own Castaway Bay souvenir t-shirt or cool backpack! Check out the Island Times for location information during your stay at Castaway Bay! This activity has an additional charge.

Peanuts Meet & Greet

Meet Snoopy and the Peanuts Gang in our main lobby! These fun and lovable kids and everyone’s favorite beagle….Snoopy, will be waiting to meet you! This is a great opportunity for souvenir pictures!

Caribbean Games and Peanuts

Compete with other children in a variety of fun and fast games. The Peanuts gang will be cheering you on to a victory. Prizes for the winners too!

Karaoke and Peanuts

Warm up your vocals and step up to the mic! You may even get Snoopy to move & groove to a tune that you choose! Fun for the entire family.

 

Peanuts Family Movie & Story Time with Snoopy

Kids, slip into your pj’s if you like and join us as we watch Charlie and his friends on the big screen & then afterward, join us as we listen to a wonderful bedtime story! See Snoopy live for lots of hugs and laughs.

 

 

This weekend staycation was such an amazing experience for our family.  We all had a wonderful time exploring, and riding the Caribbean waves of Castaway Bay.

Want to book your Caribbean Getaway at Castaway Bay?  You can find all the information you need on their website: http://www.castawaybay.com/

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Jennifer Day

Jennifer is a Board Certified Lactation Consultant (IBCLC) and owner of Feed the Babes, a Private Practice which offers in-home breastfeeding support services throughout both Metro-Detroit and Windsor/Essex communities. With a commitment to equity, access, and social justice, she works to speak truths while breaking down structural racism and barriers within at-risk communities. When she’s not providing clinical support, running support groups or facilitating community meetings she is spending time with her family. Wife and mother to her husband and two energized kiddos, they love all things travel, health, fitness, activities, and fun! Balance is KEY! As frequent campers and beachgoers, they enjoy the outdoors while soaking up the sun.

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