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Construction underway for Royal Caribbean’s first Royal Beach Club in Nassau

Royal Caribbean’s Royal Beach Club Paradise Island

Royal Caribbean is adding to its private destinations as the cruise line broke ground on Royal Beach Club, a 17-acre beach day experience on Paradise Island in Nassau, The Bahamas. Royal Beach Club Paradise Island will feature three pools, two beaches, swim-up bars, private cabanas, food and drinks, and highlight the culture of The Bahamas.

Royal Caribbean’s Royal Beach Club Paradise Island

This will be the first of the Royal Beach Club Collection with the second opening on Cozumel, Mexico in 2026. Royal Beach Club Paradise Island looks to accentuate the experience of The Bahamas from the location – one of the island’s most idyllic beaches – to the Bahamian food, culture and staff, to a unique public-private partnership in which Bahamians will own up to 49% equity.

Groundbreaking for Royal Caribbean’s Royal Beach Club Paradise Island
Photo from left to right: Phylicia Woods-Hanna, director of investments of The Bahamas; Jay Schneider, Chief Product Innovation Officer, Royal Caribbean International; Dr. Michael Darville, minister of health and wellness of The Bahamas; Jason Liberty, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean Group; Philip Davis, prime minister of The Bahamas; Michael Bayley, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International; I. Chester Cooper, deputy prime minister and minister of tourism, investments and aviation of The Bahamas; JoBeth Coleby-Davis, minister of energy and transport of The Bahamas; Philip Simon Jr., president and general manager, Royal Beach Club and Royal Caribbean International Bahamas; and Russell Benford, vice president of government relations – Americas, Royal Caribbean Group.

A groundbreaking ceremony took place where 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 to commemorate the major milestone.

“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,” said Honorable Philip Davis, Prime Minister of The Bahamas.

Royal Caribbean’s Royal Beach Club Paradise Island

Royal Caribbean cruise passengers will be welcomed to Royal Beach Club Paradise Island with Bahamian architecture crafted by a local architectural firm and exceptional views of The Bahamas’ renowned turquoise waters and white sand beaches. Guests can enjoy three stunning pools with swim-up bars to private cabanas, four island-style spots for quick bites and local fare, and experiences that feature local artisans and live music. Bahamians are already participating 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. More details for Royal Beach Club Paradise Island to come leading up to the grand opening.

Royal Caribbean’s Royal Beach Club Paradise Island

Local Bahamian businesses and entrepreneurs will also manage parts of the construction and experience, which will generate hundreds of jobs in the short and long term. “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,” said Michael Bayley, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “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.”

Royal Caribbean’s Royal Beach Club Paradise Island

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.

Royal Caribbean’s Royal Beach Club Paradise Island

If you’re interested in cruising to Royal Beach Club Paradise Island when it opens, we recommend MEI Travel for a free, no obligation quote and free help throughout your trip.

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