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Royal Caribbean Breaks Ground On First Beach Club

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Royal Caribbean International and The Bahamas have broke ground on Royal Beach Club Paradise Island, the 17-acre beach day experience on Paradise Island in Nassau, The Bahamas.

To commemorate the major milestone, Royal Caribbean Group President and CEO Jason Liberty and Royal Caribbean International President and CEO Michael Bayley were joined by The Bahamas’ Prime Minister Philip Davis and Deputy Prime Minister I. Chester Cooper.

Set to open in 2025, the destination will offer one of the island’s most idyllic beaches, Bahamian food, culture and staff.

Royal Caribbean said in a statement that the beach club is a unique public-private partnership in which Bahamians will own up to 49% equity.

Honorable Philip Davis, Prime Minister of The Bahamas said:

“With the signing of this Heads of Agreement for the development of Royal Beach Club Paradise Island, we embark on this project to further enhance the vitality of our tourism product.

“Signing today’s agreement, we add another world-class experience to our tourism offerings.

“And even more importantly, we take a bold step toward greater Bahamian empowerment in the tourism industry.”

Royal Beach Club Paradise Island will feature local architecture crafted by a local Bahamian architectural firm and exceptional views of The Bahamas’ renowned turquoise waters and white sand beaches.

What’s in store ranges from three stunning pools with swim-up bars to private cabanasfour island-style spots for quick bites and local fare, and experiences that feature local artisans and live music.

Jason Liberty, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean Group said:

“Marking more than the beginning of the construction process, today’s groundbreaking event symbolizes partnership, momentum and continued economic development for so many Bahamian entrepreneurs and the entire community.

“We are grateful to our partners for their support, especially the Bahamian government, who stand with us here today in celebration of what is to come.”

Local businesses and entrepreneurs will also manage parts of the construction and experience, which will generate hundreds of jobs in the short and long term.

To date, Bahamians have participated in workshops to develop authentic local dishes, music, entertainment, sports and activities as well as design ideas that reflect the true Bahamian spirit and style.

Michael Bayley, President and CEO, Royal Caribbean International said:

“As we break ground on Royal Beach Club Paradise Island, together with the government and the people of The Bahamas, we are celebrating what partnership and innovation can achieve.

“This will be yet one more reason, in Nassau’s bright future, to experience a destination we have visited since the very beginning of Royal Caribbean more than 50 years ago.

“The beauty and charm of the island are why we chose to debut the Royal Beach Club Collection in Nassau, and with the collaboration and support of local entrepreneurs and the wider community, we know that what we create will far exceed everything we imagined.”

The construction plans, created in close collaboration with the Bahamian government, also include the cruise line’s restoration of the native habitat that will help protect wildlife during the build and for many years to come.

The cruise line said that the overall development of the beach club experience is guided by the Group’s sustainability vision and proven practices as well as The Bahamas’ stringent environmental protection and planning process.

Once complete, Royal Beach Club Paradise Island is expected to host an average of 2,000 guests.

Vacationers will access the beach club via a ferry ride from the Nassau Cruise Port and return through historic downtown Nassau near the world-famous Straw Market.

More details about the first Royal Beach Club, including the opening date and pricing, will be revealed on Royal Caribbean’s website soon.

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