Royal Caribbean International has signed a deal to develop a Royal Beach Club on the island of Antigua, formalising a plan announced last year.
The agreement was signed between the cruise line and the Government of Antigua and Barbuda and marks the start of the planning and development for the Royal Beach Club scheduled to break ground later this year.
It will be Royal Caribbean’s first Royal Beach Club, a new concept inspired by the new beach club at Perfect Day on CocoCay in the Caribbean.
The Royal Beach Club at Antigua will sit along more than a half-mile of beachfront and combine the island’s striking beaches with the cruise line’s signature service and amenities.
The beach club experience will offer guests views from private cabanas and a pool with a swim-up bar, complemented by locally inspired experiences.
Featuring regional fare, island-style BBQs, live music, along with thrills such as jet skis, paddle boarding, snorkeling, and a family splash pad, the beach club is intended to deliver an unforgettable day at the beach.
“The Royal Beach Club will deliver a memorable beach day to our guests,” said Michael Bayley, President &CEO, Royal Caribbean International. “Together with the government of Antigua and Barbuda, we will bring to life an experience that will bring more visitors to these idyllic islands and create significant economic benefits and opportunities.”
“In addition, we are looking at ways for the local community to also enjoy the beach club on days our ships are in other destinations,” he added.
So while the beach club will be exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests, that will only be the case when a Royal Caribbean ship is actually using it.
Symphony of the Seas is intended to be the first of many Royal Caribbean calls to the island. The newest of the Oasis-class mega-ships, she will visit Antigua on November 3rd, 2020, docking at the island capital of St. John’s.
Symphony of the Seas’ passengers will have the opportunity to experience the rich culture and heritage of the island, delectable delicacies and some of the world’s best beaches.
“The government of Antigua and Barbuda is truly grateful and appreciative that Royal Caribbean’s first Royal Beach Club will be in Antigua, which confirms confidence in our twin island state,” said Charles Fernandez, Minister of Tourism, Economic Development and Investments, Government of Antigua and Barbuda.
“We are also excited to share our beautiful island with guests sailing aboard Royal Caribbean ships when they begin calling to the island later this year,” he added.