The mere mention of the South Pacific brings to mind visions of palm trees, turquoise waters, and vacations in paradise, so Royal Caribbean’s announcement of a brand new private island in Vanuatu has cruisers begging, “how soon can we go?”
Royal Caribbean announced the exciting news via a press release, revealing the island will be the first “carbon neutral private cruise destination in the world.”
Introducing Royal Caribbean’s newest private island destination – Perfect Day at Lelepa – an island paradise reimagined like nowhere else in the world. Learn more: https://t.co/Fy7J5OdDiA pic.twitter.com/ucDmQvPgo3— Royal Caribbean (@RoyalCaribbean) October 15, 2019
Aptly named “Perfect Day at Lelepa” the island, situated in Vanuatu, South Pacific will be built with sustainability in mind. Created in partnership with the community of Vanuatu, the private island will “showcase the distinct natural ecological beauty and diverse local culture of the island nation as well as provide employment and education opportunities.”
“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,” Royal Caribbean International President and CEO Michael Bayley said in a press release. “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.”
‘Perfect Day at Lelepa’ will have a different vibe than Royal Caribbean’s ‘Perfect Day at CocoCay’ which is located in The Bahamas, with the company revealing, “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.”
‘Perfect Day at Lelepa’ is expected to open sometime in 2022.