RCI-Royal Caribbean’s Beach Club on Paradise Island (Bahamas) opens in 2025

   March 13, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

RCI-Royal Caribbean is moving ahead with the development of its first Royal Beach Club (on Paradise Island) after the company received approval from The Bahamian government.

The 17-acre property (on to island's western end/off Nassau) will combine striking beaches with RCI’s signature experiences to create The Royal Beach Club at Paradise Island.

Created in collaboration with the government, the project is a public-private partnership in which locals can own up to 49% equity in this business. Bahamian businesses/entrepreneurs also have the chance to manage the majority of the experience. The new venture is expected to generate hundreds of jobs across its construction/long-term operation.

Michael Bayley (RCI's President and CEO) said The Bahamas had been a phenomenal partner since the very start when they had become their first port of call 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.”

Alongside stunning pools, private cabanas, and more, the Bahamian spirit and culture come to life throughout the destination experience. Vacationers are welcomed by local architecture complementing the views of turquoise-blue waters and white sand beaches, along with unique experiences featuring island-style barbecues, Bahamian fare, local artisans, and live music.

The Royal Beach Club will be made up of 13 acres of land owned by Royal Caribbean and 4 acres of Crown Land (contributed as equity in the venture to ensure a share of the profits return to the government/the people in the first-of-its-kind agreement in The Bahamas). In addition to a new tourism levy, this will go into reinvesting in the local community. 

Atlantis Paradise Island Bahamas (RCI Royal Beach Club)

More details about Paradise Island's Royal Beach Club, set to open in 2025, are to be revealed in the coming months.