Royal Caribbean has now signed a memorandum of understanding with the government of Antigua and Barbuda, to open it’s first Royal Beach Club.
Set to launch in 2021 near Fort James, the half-mile beach-club will include private cabanas and a swimming pool with a swim up bar.
Following on from the revitalised Perfect Day island resort at CocoCay in the Bahamas, and newly announced Perfect Day at Lelepa in the South Pacific, we are being told this will be a “distinctly different” experience for passengers, according to the company.
Royal Caribbean International president and CEO Michael Bayley said: “With Royal Beach Club, we’re starting with a great day at a beautiful beach, and adding even more services and activities.
“Each location will feature local food and music, family activities and custom attractions to give everyone plenty of options on how to spend their day by the ocean.”
He added: “The Royal Beach Club Collection is an adventure we cannot wait to reveal to our guests.
“We have incredible partners in the government of Antigua and Barbuda to bring the first of our collection to life.
“Together, we are designing an experience that will bring more visitors to these idyllic islands and will create significant economic benefits and opportunities for local employment for years to come.”
Antigua tourism minister Charles Fernandez added: “The government of Antigua and Barbuda welcomes this multimillion-dollar investment into our tourism product by Royal Caribbean.
“The economic impact into our economy is projected to be approximately $80 million from direct revenue to the government over the next 30 years and over $1 billion in indirect revenue during the same period.
“The project will also provide meaningful employment to Antiguans and Barbudans for both the construction phase and the operations of the project for years to come.”
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