Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort is one of my favorite family-friendly resorts at Universal Orlando Cabana Bay is located adjacent to Volcano Bay water park and even has its own private entrance via a walking path from the hotel.

The theme of this resort is set in the 1950’s and 1960’s and your experience is complete with V05 shampoo and Zest soap in the bathrooms! 

Room Types

Cabana Bay Beach Resort has standard rooms and family suites.

The standard rooms are 300 square feet, have two queen beds, and sleep up to four.  You can upgrade your standard room to a poolside view, or a volcano view.  How amazing would it be to wake up and see the volcano flowing over at Volcano Bay??  That is one of my favorite views of the resort.  All standard rooms include a flat-screen tv, a mini-refrigerator, and a coffee maker.

The family suites are 430 square feet, have two queen beds and a pull-out sofa bed, has a sliding privacy partition, and sleeps up to six.  The family suites can be upgraded to an exterior entry room with convenient outdoor access or a poolside exterior entry.  Each family suite includes a kitchenette with a mini-refrigerator, microwave, and a sink. 

In addition, you can choose a two-bedroom suite with a Volcano Bay view.  This spacious (772 square feet) two-bedroom suite has one queen bed, two full-size beds, and a pull-out sofa, sleeping up to eight.  It also features two full bathrooms, a living room, 3 flat screen tv’s, and a kitchenette with a mini-refrigerator, microwave, and a sink.  With an amazing view overlooking Volcano Bay, the two-bedroom suite is the perfect place for your family to spread out after a long day at the parks. 

As always, your favorite Pineapple Escapes agent can help guide you to the ideal room type for your vacation!



Cabana Bay Courtyard and Pool

The main courtyard area is host to shaded picnic tables, fire pits, and a pool with it’s very own waterslide!  If you’ve had enough of getting in the water, you can relax poolside in a lounge chair or cabana (available to rent for a fee). 

Lazy River Courtyard and Pool

Right outside of the Bayliner Diner, is my favorite part of Cabana Bay Beach Resort.  This area is home to another pool with a sand beach area, a lazy river, beach loungers, and fire pits.  Lounging from this pool area, you have a direct view of the volcano (which is a perfect place to relax (or work, if you have to) on a day off from the parks.  Near the lazy river is a hut where you can purchase pool tubes. They will inflate your tubes (that you purchase or bring with you) at no charge.  Hint, they will also deflate them for you before you leave! 


Poolside cabana for up to six people, with a tv and an in-house phone to order a pizza delivered straight to your cabana.  The cabana includes a tv, four chairs, two cushioned loungers, a refrigerator stocked with four bottles of water, and a personal safe.  Cabanas are available for a fee, and sell out quickly..  Let your travel agent know if you are interested in reserving a cabana.

Jack LaLanne Physical Fitness Studio

Get in shape surrounded by memorabilia of the famed physical fitness pioneer Jack LaLanne.  The studio is complimentary for hotel guests.

Galaxy Bowl*

10 lane bowling alley located on the second floor of the hotel’s main lobby building.  Bowling comes complete with table service restaurant and bar.  Additional fees apply, first come first serve basis; reservations are not accepted. 

Game-O-Rama Arcade*

Timeless arcade favorites with a mixture of modern video games.  Located on the second floor of the hotel lobby building. 

*Additional fees may apply.

Restaurants and Bars On-Site

Bayliner Diner

A convenient food court with different food stations open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  You can get waffles, pizza, a sandwich, chicken, pasta, or prepackaged food items to take on the go.  You can eat your food items while watching retro commercials at the drive-in! Open daily from 7 am to 11 pm.

Hideaway Bar and Grill

This poolside bar and grill is located in the lazy river courtyard area.  You can get food items (try the fish tacos!!), snacks, ice cream, frozen drinks, and alcoholic beverages (if you’re 21 or over) and enjoy them poolside.  Open daily from 11 am to 11 pm.

Atomic Tonic

This shaded bar and grill is located in the main courtyard pool area.  You can enjoy snacks and drinks poolside watching people enjoy the waterslide! Open Monday through Thursday 11 am to 3:30 pm and Friday through Sunday from noon to 7 pm. 

Galaxy Bowl Restaurant

Enjoy made-to-order American classics such as burgers, chicken wings, sandwiches, and pizza.  Open every day from 5 pm to 11 pm. 

Swizzle Lounge

Enjoy a refreshing made-to-order cocktail and snack in the retro-inspired lounge located in the hotel lobby. Open Thursday through Sunday 5 pm to midnight.


Featuring all of your Starbucks favorites daily from 6 am to 10 pm.

Delizioso Pizza

Delicious pizza is available for pick up daily from noon to 10:30 pm or for delivery right to your room Friday and Saturday from 6 pm until midnight. 

*Available times are subject to change.  Always check the dining hours of operation with the hotel upon check-in. 

Why We Love It

My kids love the sand beach pool area with the lazy river and I love being able to watch them swim while working from a lounge chair with a view of Volcano Bay.  We also love the family-friendly budget dining options.  This resort is a great resort for those with kids who want a pool day relaxing when not at the parks. 

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Contact your favorite Pineapple Escapes’ agent today, or email us at info@pineappleescapes.com for a free quote for Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort. Our agents help make your vacation seamless with our expertise, customized itineraries, and extra pixie dust!

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