First look at Disneys new private island Lighthouse Point in the Bahamas – The Irish Sun

Posted: February 21, 2020 at 8:45 pm

DISNEY are to begin work on their new private island in the Bahamas for Disney cruise passengers with plans for nature trails, beachfront restaurants and spa centres.

Lighthouse Point will be the second private island for Disney, following the success of Castaway Cay.

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The new island will be exclusively for Disney cruise passengers when it opens in 2023.

It was first announced in 2019, with $400m (309m) of work on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas to start this year.

The island will be "inspired by the natural environment and celebrate the culture and spirit of The Bahamas" according to their website, with new images showing the plans for the resort.

In the images, restaurants and entertainment venues with curved roofs are surrounded by palm trees and vegetation, with many leading out onto the family beach.

A water play area connected by wooden boardwalks is spotted behind the huts, with plans for spas and conservation facilities on the island as well.

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An art and culture centre as well as public cabanas will be built on island the with two family beaches and nature trails.

Imagineer Joe Rhode explained: "To make this authentic we have to do this together with Bahamian artists and Bahamian thinkers and people from the Bahamian country.

"There are storytelling experiences, they'll be musical experiences, they'll all come together to make this very unique vibrant, colourful art."

Disney's first private island Castaway Cay first opened in 1998, and was the first private island in the cruise industry.

There is even a 5k Disney race on the island, as well as an adults-only beach called Serenity Bay.

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Disney announced plans of their new Disney Wish ship last year with Princess Rapunzel featuring on the stern.

Cinderella's Castle at Disney World is also getting a makeover this year, with pink turrets and gold accents.

You can also stay at a 17-bedroom Disney-themed mansion just 15 minutes from Disney World for 47pp per night.

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