Royal Caribbean is well-known for its island destination, CocoCay. It’s a favorite among cruise passengers, with everything from waterslides to pools to cabanas to the exclusive Coco Beach Club.
Now the cruise line has announced it is moving forward with another brand-new development, this time located in Nassau. The 17-acre destination will be the first Royal Beach Club, officially dubbed The Royal Beach Club at Paradise Island.
The new spot is located just across the inlet from where cruise ships dock in Nassau, providing Royal Caribbean guests a new spot to explore when they visit the port. And while full details haven’t been released yet, we are learning more about the destination.
First, the location. The spot is on the western end of Paradise Island, putting it just a short ferry ride over from the ship. For those who have visited Nassau, you may know that while there is some development here, much of the area is untouched. That will change.
Along with the announcement that the cruise company is moving ahead with the Royal Beach Club, we also learned some details of what will be included.
“Alongside private cabanas, stunning pools and more, the vibrant Bahamian spirit and culture will come to life throughout the world-class destination experience,” a press release stated. “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.”
In fact, renderings released show a large beach, complete with lounger, umbrellas, cabanas, alongside a large pool that overlooks the water.
To develop the area, Royal Caribbean says it has agreed to a public-private partnership whereby “Bahamians can own up to 49% equity in the beach club.” And four acres of the area is “Crown Land” (public land owned by the state) that’s serving as equity. Thereby, a share of the profits from the project will be returned to the Bahamian government.
Now, it will take some time to develop the new Royal Beach Club at Paradise Island. The cruise company says that more details will be shared in the months ahead, but for now only says that the club is set to open in 2025.
When it does, it should provide a great option for Royal Caribbean passengers visiting the port of call.