One of five hotels in Sandusky, Ohio owned by the Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, Castaway Bay Resort is a popular hotel for those who head to this part of the state to visit the well-known Cedar Point Amusement Park. Just a few minutes walk from the park, it is the closest to the park of all the Cedar Point hotels.
Castaway Bay Resort boasts 237 guest rooms and suites, all of which were recently remodeled. Popular with groups and extended families, the resort offers interconnecting rooms that can accommodate large numbers of people. The rooms all include a small refrigerator and microwave oven as well as standard amenities such as hair dryers, coffee makers, iron and ironing board, and more. The d,cor is tropical in nature, with light wood furnishings and walls and linens in hues that resemble the colors of the ocean.
Of all the Cedar Point hotels, Castaway Bay is the only one that is truly a resort. Its main attraction is the 38,000 square foot indoor waterpark that is located inside the facility. Ideal for visitors of all ages, the Castaway Bay Waterpark is a five-story structure divided into several distinct areas. Also tropically-themed, it includes palm trees, huts, inland lagoons, and enough water features to keep kids and adults busy for hours, including several slides, a wave pool, an activity pool, an area designed especially for toddlers, and a family fun house. There are also two hot tubs, one indoors and one outdoors, as well as an adjacent game room.
Other activities at the resort include a Kids Club, which entertains the little ones with a variety of hands-on arts and crafts activities, scavenger hunts, and more.
Also located inside this Cedar Point resort is the Spa at Castaway Bay. This day spa attracts locals as well as vacationers and is always busy in the peak summer tourist months. Treatments on the spa menu include several different kinds of facials, a variety of massages including the resort's Island Express special treatment, hand treatments including paraffin dips, manicures and pedicures, and polish changes. Guests receive a discount for booking three or more spa services together. Reservations are recommended, especially during busy months.
Four dining establishments are located within the Castaway Bay Resort in Sandusky. TGI Friday's offers lunch and dinner while Mango Mike's features a breakfast buffet that includes fresh fruit, freshly-baked pastries, scrambled eggs, cold cereals, hash browns, pancakes, French toast, biscuits and gravy, and more. Big Daddy's Snack Shack is located at the waterpark and offers light fare and snacks. Ebb and Eddy's also serves light breakfast items, sandwiches, and salads.
Shops at Castaway Bay Resort include Pearl's Swimwear, which sells everything swim-related that guests may have forgotten to bring from home, and Nick Knacks, a souvenir and gift shop that also sells snacks and convenience items.
Guests at this resort are allowed early access to Cedar Point Amusement Park one hour before the general public is admitted. A limited number of popular rides open during that time so that hotel guests can take advantage of short lines. Package plans at Castaway Bay Resort may include overnight accommodations as well as tickets to the amusement park, Challenge Park, and Soak City.