We've given you an overview of the island and some of the activities you can do while you are in port. Today we'll explore the food & shopping! Two of my favorite things!
There is post office on Castaway Cay so that you can mail postcards home. While the post office will be open at some point during your visit to Castaway Cay it may not be exactly the hours posted...the locals run the post office and well...they operate on Bahamian time. Note that you do have to have cash to purchase stamps here.
Shopping venues include She Sells...and Everything Else and Buy the Seashore. These shops carry a variety of Castaway Cay t-shirts, shirts, hats, key chains, magnets, towels and much more. Including sun screen and sand toys! There is also a small Bahamian marketplace that has some local offerings like baskets and t-shirts. Hair braiding is also available on the island.
Lunch is served on Castaway Cay and is a delicious bbq! Hamburgers, cheeseburgers, BBQ ribs, BBQ Chicken, salads are more are available at Cookies and Cookies Too from 11:30 - 2:00. While lunch has set hours there is a beverage station that is available during the time you'll be on the island. There are also some snacks out like fresh fruit, cookies and ice cream. You certainly won't go hungry while you are on the island!
And for the guests 21 and over there are several bars on the island serving some fantastic adult beverages. Most of the bars open upon arrival and close around 3:30. While you are on the beach there are often servers available to get you a cold beverage as well.