Royal Caribbean Breaks Ground on Royal Beach Club In Nassau

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Rendering of the Royal Caribbean’s Royal Beach Club Paradise Island beachfront with Icon of the seas in the background. Passengers playing in the sand on a sunny day
  • Royal Caribbean has begun construction on the Royal Beach Club Paradise Island in Nassau, Bahamas
  • This flagship project is the first part of the cruise line's "Royal Beach Club Collection"
  • The project emphasizes a unique public-private partnership and environmental sustainability

Royal Caribbean International has commenced construction on the eagerly anticipated Royal Beach Club Paradise Island, located on the idyllic western end of Paradise Island in Nassau, The Bahamas. The new private resort is set to welcome its first guests in 2025. Royal Caribbean promises to blend the natural beauty of The Bahamas with the cruise line’s renowned thrills and hospitality.

“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,” said Jason Liberty, president and CEO, Royal Caribbean Group. “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.”

Construction workers using shovels to break ground on the construction of Royal Caribbean's first Royal Beach Club Paradise IslandPin

Spanning 17 acres, the Royal Beach Club Paradise Island is the first in Royal Caribbean’s “Royal Beach Club Collection.” Paradise Island aims to provide an exceptional beach day experience featuring stunning pools, private cabanas, swim-up bars, and multiple dining and bar options. Cruisers are welcomed with vibrant local architecture and panoramic views of the turquoise waters and white sandy beaches for which The Bahamas are famous.

A key highlight of the project is the public-private partnership model, which allows Bahamian nationals to own up to 49% equity in the club. The model is part of a broader strategy to boost local entrepreneurship and ensure that the project’s economic benefits are widely shared within the community.

“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.

The resort’s development is expected to generate hundreds of jobs both during the construction phase and in its ongoing operations, significantly contributing to the local economy.

Rendering of families playing in the splashpark at Royal Caribbean's Royal Beach Club Paradise Island in Nassau Bahamas on a sunny dayPin

Guests will reach the Royal Beach Club via water taxis from Nassau Cruise Port. The club’s design and operation have been planned with sustainability in mind, including commitments to zero waste-to-landfill, renewable energy usage by 2030, and best-in-class wastewater treatment, reflecting Royal Caribbean’s dedication to environmental responsibility.

“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.”

The Royal Beach Club is not just about relaxation and fun; it also aims to educate visitors about Bahamian culture through interactions with local artisans, musicians, and culinary experiences. Live music and performances provide an immersive cultural experience.

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Marcello De Lio