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Rainbow Reef

Rainbow Reef is a beautiful 3,800 gallon salt water lagoon filled with coral and fish, right in the middle of the resort.  There’s a viewing window below the water line that’s in a little cave across from the Lava Shack, complete with fish identification guides.  Unfortunately, this area frequently smells like pee.  Unless you are willing to pay for access, this is as close as you are going to get as Rainbow Reef is solely available through premium activities.  Options include fish feeding, snorkeling, or taking a supplied-air-snorkeling (SAS) underwater tour or a beginners scuba lesson. The water is kept at 77 degrees for the health of the fish, so be warned it’s going to feel a lot colder than all the other pools at the resort.


This offering comes as either a day pass or a length-of-stay pass and includes use of a life-vest, mask, and snorkel.

  • Single day pass: $25/adult, $20/child (< 9)
  • Length-of-stay pass: $45/adult, $35/child (< 9)

Supplied Air Snorkeling: 

Limited to guests aged 8 and older, you will be provided all necessary gear. This is a one-on-one educational tour of Rainbow Reef with a guide. Advance registration is required at Rainbow Reef Rentals.  Currently available on Mondays and Thursdays from 9am to 10am.  

  • $45/per person, limited to ages 8 and up

Underwater Explorers (Temporarily Paused)

A 2 hour lesson in which you will learn the basics of scuba diving. Reservations are required and fees apply. Tuesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 4:15pm to 6:15pm.

  • $189/per person + tax (limited to ages 10 and up)

Fish Feeding

For $7/each this was advertised as an experience in which you could feed the fish in Rainbow Reef while a cast member told you about them.  We tried this and the entire experience lasted under 10 minutes.  While there was a cast member, he just handed out the fish food and was available to answer questions.  One adult can go in with a paying child, but the adult won’t get to feed the fish unless they want to pay the fee for themselves as well.

Rainbow Reef
Rainbow Reef
Rainbow Reef Portals
Rainbow Reef Sign
Rainbow Reef Portals