The Top 5 Reasons to Stay at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

The Top 5 Reasons to Stay at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Planning a trip to Universal Orlando Resort? Look no further than Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort for an unforgettable stay. This retro-themed hotel offers an array of unique experiences, convenience, and fantastic amenities.  Along with Aventura Hotel, Cabana Bay Beach Resort is a prime value level hotel with great pricing and a host of great amenities to offer. 

front sign of Cabana Bay Beach Resort
Even the signage is classic neon to match the retro theming at the resort photo: @bizzyrunninganddizn

In this article, we present you with the top five reasons why Cabana Bay Beach Resort should be at the top of your list when choosing accommodation for your Universal Orlando adventure.


Immerse Yourself in Retro Nostalgia

Universal’s Cabana Bay Resort takes you back to the vibrant and colorful 1950s and 1960s era. The resort captures the essence of mid-century Americana, complete with retro architecture, vintage-inspired décor, and nostalgic details at every turn. From classic cars parked outside to the retro-inspired furnishings inside, this resort provides a unique ambiance that transports you to a bygone era, creating a fun and nostalgic atmosphere throughout your stay.

Classic Cars
Cars used in classic movies at Cabana Bay Beach Resort. Photo: @bizzyrunninganddizn

Convenient Location

Aside from great prices, one of the biggest advantages of staying at Cabana Bay Beach Resort is its prime location within Universal Orlando Resort. The resort is within walking distance-as in a few steps from Volcano Bay, Universal’s incredible water theme park.  In addition, some of the rooms have amazing Volcano Bay view rooms.  

Volcano Bay
Volcano Bay Water Park at Universal is steps away when you stay at Cabana Bay Beach Resort photo: @bizzyrunninganddizn

Plus, the resort provides complimentary shuttle buses that run frequently to take you to and from Universal CityWalk that includes the entrances to both Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure. Being so close to the action means you can maximize your time exploring the parks and attractions.

Wide view of CityWalk
Transportation to the Universal Parks and CityWalk is fast and easy from Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Outstanding Amenities

Cabana Bay Beach Resort offers an array of fantastic amenities that cater to guests of all ages. There are 2 main pools on property.  Start your day with a splash in the incredible 10,000-square-foot zero-entry pool, complete with a lazy river and water slide at Lazy River Courtyard Pool.

Relax poolside on a lounge chair, sip on a refreshing drink from at either poolside bar.  In addition, you can also rent a private cabana for some extra privacy and comfort at the Cabana Courtyard Pool. 

Galaxy bowl
Galaxy Bowl at Cabana Bay Beach Resort. photo: @bizzyrunninganddizn

For those looking to stay active, the resort boasts a state-of-the-art fitness center, featuring a variety of exercise equipment. You can also bowl-YES! There are bowling lanes!  There is also an arcade, and a Jack LaLanne Physical Fitness Studio for guests to enjoy. Whether you want to unwind or engage in some recreational activities, Cabana Bay Beach Resort has you covered.

Variety of Room Options

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort offers a wide range of accommodation options to suit different needs and budgets. From standard rooms to family suites, there’s something for everyone. The standard rooms are spacious and comfortably appointed, while the family suites provide additional living space and can accommodate up to six people.


Each room features retro-inspired furnishings, modern amenities, and free Wi-Fi, ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable stay for all guests.

Dining and Entertainment Options

When it comes to dining, this place has an impressive selection of options. The Bayliner Diner is the resort’s main dining venue, offering a diverse range of food stations and cuisines to satisfy any craving.  They even have a large screen in the eatery for movie buffs to enjoy. 

Bayline Diner
Bayline Diner serves American Classics and more photo: @bizzyrunninganddizn

For a more casual experience, guests can grab a quick bite at the Atomic Tonic poolside bar or head to the Swizzle Lounge in the main lobby for specialty cocktails and live entertainment in the evenings.  The resort also has a Starbucks, and the newly opened Shakes Malt Shoppe for some of the best ice cream and shakes around. 

Swizzle Lounge
Swizzle Lounge serves up a full bar menu plus specialty drinks photo: @bizzyrunninganddizn

Additionally, the resort’s proximity to Universal CityWalk provides access to a wide variety of restaurants, shops, and entertainment options, ensuring that you never run out of things to do or places to eat during your stay.

Cabana Bay Beach Resort Lobby
Main Lobby photo: @bizzyrunninganddizn

Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort provides a delightful combination of retro charm, convenient location, exceptional amenities, and a variety of room options. Whether you’re a family seeking a fun-filled vacation or a couple looking for a unique getaway, Cabana Bay Beach Resort offers everything you need for a memorable stay.

The resort has amazing interior decor and theming photo: @bizzyrunninganddizn

Immerse yourself in the nostalgic atmosphere, take advantage of the resort’s outstanding amenities, and enjoy the convenience of being just steps away from Universal Orlando’s thrilling attractions. 

If you are interested in a vacation to Universal Orlando Resort and would like more information, reach out to our friends at DizN Vacations.  Their expert advice and experience planning travel to the theme parks will help you build the perfect trip!  You can also submit a free no obligation quote request to get started right away. 

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