MIAMI — Royal Caribbean International has signed an agreement with Antigua and Barbuda to launch its first Royal Beach Club, created exclusively for Royal Caribbean guests.
Set to break ground later this year, the Royal Beach Club at Antigua will sit along more than a half-mile of pristine beachfront. Upon completion, it will offer guests exceptional views from private cabanas, a pool with a swimup bar, regional cuisine including island-style BBQs, live music, as well as the use of jet skis, paddle boards, snorkelling equipment and a family splash pad.
“The Royal Beach Club will deliver a memorable beach day to our guests,” said Michael Bayley, President and 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.”
The cruise line has also committed to bringing Symphony of the Seas to the island nation with a call on November 3, 2020. Docking at the island capital of St. John’s, guests on board Symphony 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 Honorable Charles Fernandez, Minister of Tourism, Economic Development and Investments, Government of Antigua and Barbuda, added: “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. 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.”