In summer 2024, Disney Cruise Line will welcome guests to a new private destination at Lighthouse Point on Eleuthera.
The line says guests will enjoy an island retreat created in close collaboration with local artists, and experience a celebration of Bahamian culture brought to life.
“At Disney Cruise Line, we have a deep appreciation for the Bahamian community,” said Sharon Siskie, Disney Cruise Line SVP and general manager.
“We are connected in many ways, including our shared values of storytelling and hospitality. With the opening of Lighthouse Point, visitors from around the world will experience the magic of The Bahamas in a new way, one that truly celebrates its natural and cultural beauty.”
DCL says new details about Lighthouse Point reveal a beach escape designed with families in mind and developed with a commitment to conservation.
When guests arrive, they’ll be greeted by distinctive, sweeping architecture in bright, saturated colours. The curvilinear buildings are designed to evoke shells scattered along the shoreline. Upon closer inspection, guests will discover expressions of the native flora and fauna of The Bahamas and the pageantry and history of Junkanoo parades.
The cruise line says respect for the environment is at the heart of the Lighthouse Point design. At least 90% of the destination’s electricity needs will be met by an onsite solar array, the pier was designed to avoid the need for dredging, and elevated walkways will help limit impact on the landscape.
Fun In The Sun For The Whole Family
At Lighthouse Point, families will be invited to relax on pristine beaches, embark on active adventures and discover the magic of Bahamian storytelling alongside favourite Disney characters. Like Disney’s cruise ships and its private island of Castaway Cay, Lighthouse Point will offer activities and areas for every age group.
Families can relax and play along white sandy beaches and turquoise waters at the expansive family beach on the east side of the island, centrally located near market-style dining, recreation and other amenities.
A Bahamian art and culture pavilion will provide visitors with opportunities to learn and celebrate the traditions and natural beauty of The Bahamas.
An interactive family water play area will feature two slides, water drums, fountains and more, along with a dedicated space for toddlers.
Additional recreational activities include a covered gaming pavilion; a volleyball court and gaga ball pit, watercraft and bicycle rentals and nature trails for hiking and biking.
North of the family area will be an adult-exclusive beach — complete with a dedicated dining area for convenient access to food and drinks throughout the day, plus six private cabanas available by reservation.
Children ages 3 to 12 will be invited to splash and play at a themed kids’ club under the care of Disney Cruise Line counsellors. It will include a splash pad inspired by undersea creatures from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “The Little Mermaid,” along with plenty of shade and a dedicated dining area.
Set away from the activity of the main family area, a beach along the south-western shore will be lined with 20 premium family cabanas available to rent, including four double cabanas accommodating larger groups.
A collection of new Port Adventures developed in partnership with local tour operators will take guests beyond Lighthouse Point to explore the rich culture and beauty of Eleuthera.
Lighthouse Point will open for select sailings in summer 2024. Details on inaugural itineraries will be released at a later date.
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