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8 Ways to Live Your Most Tropical Life at Universal’s Volcano Bay

May 23, 2018
Universal's Volcano Bay Waturi Beach Sunrise

White sandy beaches, lush foliage, soothing waterfall sounds, warm sunny skies… these are just some of the main things you’ll get to experience on your tropical vacation to Universal’s Volcano Bay. Add in an unforgettable volcano view, sparkling lazy river, and a delicious umbrella drink—and I’d say you’ve found a slice of paradise right in the heart of Florida.

Here are 8 ways you can join us to live your most tropical life. 

1. Overlook Paradise

Volcano Bay Views from Universal's Cabana Bay Beach Resort

Seriously, these views are absolutely amazing. Opening your curtains whisks you away to a tropical oasis when you stay in a Volcano Side Room in our newest towers at Universal’s Cabana Bay Beach Resort..

Tropical Tip: In addition to standard rooms, you can book a two-bedroom suite and bring the entire family on your tropical getaway.

2. Stroll Right Into Volcano Bay

Enjoy an island escape to Universal's Volcano Bay Water Theme Park.

Staying at Cabana Bay gives you the option to take a short walk right to Volcano Bay, without having to drive or take a shuttle. These hotels are just steps away from the park, making it quick and easy to start a tropical day.

Tropical Tip: Set up your account on The Official Universal Orlando Resort App before heading to Volcano Bay so that all you’ll need is your room key and sunscreen, making it easier to pay for that tropical drink.   

3. Wake Up to a Beautiful Sunrise

Enjoy a Tropical Paradise at Universal's Volcano Bay

An awesome benefit of staying at Universal Hotels is being able to utilize Early Park Admission. With it, you and other hotel guests will be able to slide into the park a whole hour before it’s open to the public. If you were looking for a cool breeze as you bask in the early morning sun with the sound of nothing but rushing water, this is where you’ll find it.

Tropical Tip: Be sure to check the hours for Early Park Admission before setting your alarm.

4. Treat Yourself to a Relaxing Cabana

Private Cabana at Universal's Volcano Bay

Lay back and relax in your own private cabana in paradise. A lot comes with a cabana, but all you need to know is that you’ll be pampered and taken care of while you’re taking in views like this.

Tropical Tip: Concierge service comes with the cabana, so food and drinks will be delivered directly to you.

5. Float, Relax and Drift Away


You’ve made it into the park and got yourself a chair to relax and bask in the sounds of the Krakatau waterfall. Now it’s time to let the water carry you away on the Kopiko Wai Winding River.

Tropical Tip: Don’t completely doze off, you don’t want to miss the magical night sky lit up within the Stargazer’s Cavern.

6. Grab a Tropical Drink (or Two)

Universal's Volcano Bay, VB, UVB, Project 533, Water Park, Water Rides, Universal Orlando Resort, UOR, UO

Cap off your day in paradise with a fruity drink and a souvenir cup. Mmmmm!

Tropical Tip: Be sure to keep your cup for reduced prices on refills and an adorable souvenir.

7. Roll With the Waves at Waturi Beach

Roll with the Waves on Waturi Beach at Universal's Volcano Bay

With the perfect waves at Waturi Beach, you can experience the warm waters of the tropics with the sounds of the iconic waterfall from the Krakatau Volcano towering above you.

Tropical Tip: Listen for the sound of a tribal gong signaling the next set of waves every 15 minutes.

8. Disappear Into the Wonders of Waterfall Cove

Hideaway Cove at Universal's Volcano Bay

A truly hidden gem at Volcano Bay, tucked away in the corner of Krakatau is a mysterious little waterfall cove. This cove makes you feel as if you’ve been transported to an exclusive, exotic location. 

Tropical Tip: Bring your waterproof phone case as this cove is one of the most picturesque grammable locations within the park.

If you’re dreaming of a tropical getaway, take a look at the Volcano Side Rooms at Universal’s Cabana Bay and start planning your day at Universal’s Volcano Bay.

*Must be 21 years of age or older with valid identification to purchase or drink alcoholic beverages at Universal Orlando Resort.

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  • Reply Rafael B Guastalli September 10, 2020 at 5:31 am

    Saudades desse maravilhoso passeio!

  • Reply Ramzan Hosein October 1, 2020 at 12:20 pm

    Looks good

  • Reply Jorge Luis Valdez October 19, 2020 at 6:09 pm

    Saludos desde Argentina (Corrientes) , un lugar maravilloso, la pasamos genial y nos divertimos como nunca antes en Volcano….impresionante lugar!

    • Reply Social Media Team October 20, 2020 at 9:30 am

      Hola Jorge, nos alegra saber que te encantó la experiencia. Espero verte de nuevo!

  • Reply DeAnna July 25, 2021 at 6:45 pm

    Anyone find this waterfall cove?

    • Reply Nick March 9, 2022 at 7:29 pm

      No I was hoping the comments would have where to find it

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