RCI-Royal Caribbean starts construction of Royal Beach Club Paradise Island (Nassau Bahamas)

   April 26, 2024 ,   Cruise Industry

RCI-Royal Caribbean International and The Bahamas inaugurated a new venture on April 22 as construction commenced on Royal Beach Club Paradise Island, the 17-acre beach destination on Paradise Island in Nassau, The Bahamas.

The groundbreaking ceremony took place on-site, attended by Royal Caribbean Group President and CEO Jason Liberty, Royal Caribbean International President and CEO Michael Bayley, along with The Bahamas’ Prime Minister Philip Davis and Deputy Prime Minister I. Chester Cooper, marking a significant milestone.

The first installment of the Royal Beach Club Collection is set to materialize in the forthcoming months, slated for unveiling in 2025, with The Bahamas serving as its central inspiration. From the venue – situated on one of the island’s most picturesque beaches – to the incorporation of Bahamian cuisine, culture, and workforce, including a unique public-private partnership enabling Bahamian ownership of up to 49% equity, the new beach club amalgamates the allure and ethos of The Bahamas with distinctive Royal Caribbean characteristics across its ambiance, service, and architecture.

Guests will be greeted with an immersive beach experience at Royal Beach Club Paradise Island, featuring authentic Bahamian architectural designs crafted by a local Bahamian firm, against the backdrop of The Bahamas’ iconic turquoise waters and pristine sandy shores. While further details are forthcoming, highlights include three lavish pools with swim-up bars, exclusive cabana areas, four island-inspired eateries offering local delicacies, and interactive experiences showcasing local artisans and live entertainment.

Local enterprises and entrepreneurs will play integral roles in both the construction and operation of the beach club, fostering job creation in the immediate and long-term. To date, Bahamians have been actively involved in conceptualizing authentic culinary offerings, entertainment, recreational activities, and design concepts reflective of the genuine Bahamian essence and aesthetic.

Upon completion, Royal Beach Club Paradise Island is anticipated to accommodate an average of 2,000 guests. Access to the beach club will be facilitated through ferry transportation from the Nassau Cruise Port, with return journeys disembarking near historic downtown Nassau, in close proximity to the renowned Straw Market.