Anyone who has ever been to Castaway Cay and wished they could experience more – Disney Cruise Line has announced a second private island experience just a short distance away on the island of Eleuthera at Lighthouse Point.
Disney will be Investing between $250 million and $400 million to create the exotic destination.
The destination will create sustainable economic opportunities for Bahamians, protect and sustain the natural beauty of the site, celebrate culture, and help strengthen the community in Eleuthera. It will complement Castaway Cay, a Disney destination located in the Abaco chain of The Bahamas, giving families the opportunity to enjoy the site’s beautiful beaches and explore nature, as well as enjoy the broader tourism offerings in Eleuthera.
Bahamian vendors will have a space to sell their authentic, retail goods, services, souvenirs, arts and crafts and more.
Over the past year, Disney Imagineer Joe Rohde, whose work includes the design of Disney’s Animal Kingdom theme park in Orlando and Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa in Hawaii, has spent extensive time with local artists and cultural experts in The Bahamas. Together, they have explored arts and cultural sites across New Providence and Eleuthera, from Junkanoo shacks to noted art galleries.