Royal Caribbean International has announced the latest private island destination. Vanuatu in the South Pacific!
Royal Caribbean earlier this week announced a new private island and it is expected to be the first carbon neutral private cruise destination in the world.
Named Perfect Day at Lelepa. Having visited Perfect Day in CocoCay, Bahamas last year you may be forgiven to think this will be similar, but apparently not! This private island will have a different feel and look about it, president and CEO Michael Bayley said “because our guests around the world all have different definitions for their perfect day – and all of them are right. Our designers and nature have created the ideal South Pacific experience and we expect the results will be stunning”.
In partnership with Cox Architecture (who will serve as the lead architect on the project). Bayley said: “We believe our destinations should be sustainably designed.
“That idea goes beyond simply protecting the ecological features of Lelepa and includes showing respect for the people and traditions that make this a special place.
“Anyone who has encountered the tremendous natural beauty of Lelepa can understand why it is the perfect setting for ‘Perfect Day.’
“Our guests who travel to the South Pacific are seeking authentic adventures and genuine relaxation, and they will find both here.”
Vanuatu prime minister Charlot Salwai added: “Vanuatu is a true paradise for both our people and the visitors we welcome to our shores each year.
“Today marks a major step forward in our island nation’s close relationship with Royal Caribbean and one that will support sustainable growth for future generations.
“The Ni-Vanuatu people look forward to welcoming Royal Caribbean guests from around the world to enjoy extraordinary adventures and relaxation during their Perfect Day at Lelepa.”
Opening dates and estimated costs remain unknown, however it will be sometime in 2022. This is very exciting news for Royal Caribbean and their customers.