The destination will be in select Disney itineraries starting summer 2024.
Close collaboration with local artists, advisors
Disney said it's being created in close collaboration with local artists and advisors, to bring Bahamian culture to life with the quality and service of a Disney vacation.
'We are connected in many ways, including our shared values of storytelling and hospitality. With the opening of Lighthouse Point, visitors from around the world will experience the magic of the Bahamas in a new way, one that truly celebrates its natural and cultural beauty,' said Sharon Siskie, SVP and general manager, Disney Cruise Line.
Lighthouse Point will have sweeping architecture in bright, saturated hues, inspired by nature and created in partnership with local artists.
The curvilinear buildings are intended to at first appear as shells scattered along the shoreline. Closer inspection will reveal artistic expressions of the native flora and fauna of the Bahamas and the pageantry of Junkanoo parades. Throughout the destination, there will be references to playful folklore characters.
90% of electrical needs powered by solar energy
According to Disney, respect for the environment is at the heart of the design. At least 90% of the destination’s electricity needs will be met by an onsite solar array, the pier was designed to avoid the need for dredging and elevated walkways will help limit impact on the landscape.
'Lighthouse Point is a place of extraordinary natural beauty, so our goal has always been to create designs that accentuate its qualities in an organic way,' said Kevin Thomas, creative director, Walt Disney Imagineering. 'We’re focused on low-density, sustainable development that protects and preserves the environment, allowing the site’s biodiversity to shine.'
Families will be able to relax on the beaches, embark on active adventures and discover Bahamian storytelling alongside favorite Disney characters. Much like Disney’s cruise ships and private island of Castaway Cay, Lighthouse Point will offer activities and areas for every age group.
Expansive family beach, culture pavilion
Families can relax and play on white sandy beaches at the expansive family beach on the east side of the island, which will be centrally located near market-style dining, recreation and other amenities.
A Bahamian art and culture pavilion featuring special programs and local artists will provide opportunities to learn about local traditions and the Bahamas' natural beauty.
Water play area
A brightly-colored family water play area will include two slides, water drums, fountains and more, along with a dedicated space for toddlers.
Additional recreational activities will include a covered gaming pavilion, a volleyball court and gaga ball pit, watercraft and bicycle rentals and nature trails for hiking and biking.
North of the family area will be an adult-exclusive beach with a dedicated dining area for convenient access to food and drinks throughout the day, plus six private cabanas available by reservation.
Children ages 3 to 12 can play at a themed kids’ club under the care of Disney Cruise Line counselors. It will include a splash pad inspired by undersea creatures from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ 'The Little Mermaid,' plenty of shade and a dedicated dining area.
Set away from the activity of the main family area, a peaceful beach along the southwestern shore will be lined with 20 premium family cabanas available to rent, including four double cabanas that accommodate larger groups and offer massage services.
New Port Adventures developed in partnership with local tour operators will take visitors beyond Lighthouse Point to explore Eleuthera.
Lighthouse Point will include complimentary beach essentials (towels, chairs and umbrellas and lunch) and tram transportation.