Royal Caribbean International has received approval from the government of The Bahamas to develop the first Royal Beach Club.
The 17-acre experience can be found on the western end of Paradise Island in Nassau. Combining the beautiful landscape of the Bahamas with the cruise line’s signature experience is sure to create the ultimate Royal Beach Club at Paradise Island.
Royal Caribbean President and CEO, Michael Bayley said, “The Bahamas has been a phenomenal partner since the very start, when they became our first port of call more than 50 years ago. As we continue to bring millions of visitors to experience attractions throughout Nassau each year, The Royal Beach Club at Paradise Island is the next bold adventure in Royal Caribbean’s commitment to both increasing tourism in The Bahamas and delivering memorable vacations to our guests.”
The Royal Beach Club is being designed as a public-private partnership in which Bahamians can own up to 49% equity. It will create hundreds of jobs during construction and beyond and local entrepreneurs will manage the majority of the experience.
Royal Caribbean described the beach club in this way. “Alongside private cabanas, stunning pools and more, the vibrant Bahamian spirit and culture will come to life throughout the world-class destination experience. Vacationers will be welcomed by local architecture that complements the exceptional views of The Bahamas’ turquoise-blue waters and white sand beaches, along with experiences that feature Bahamian fare, island-style barbecues, live music and local artisans.”
Royal Beach Club will comprise 13 acres of land owned by Royal Caribbean and 4 acres of Crown Land. In this unprecedented agreement between Royal Caribbean and the Bahamas, the Crown Land is being offered as equity to ensure a share of the profits are returned to the Bahamian government and people. This along with a new tourism levy will be reinvested into the local community. This collaboration will continue through all stages of planning and completion.
Stay tuned in the coming months for more details about The Royal Beach Club at Paradise Island which is set to open in 2025.