Royal Caribbean International has announced a second private island destination.
Perfect Day at Lelepa, situated on an island off Vanuatu in the South Pacific, will be carbon neutral and designed with sustainability features to safeguard the island’s ecosystems.
Vanuatu prime minister Charlot Salwai and Royal Caribbean International president and chief executive Michael Bayley announced the new project on Monday (14 October) in Australia.
They said the project would showcase the natural ecological beauty and diverse culture of Vanuatu and provide employment and education opportunities for the island’s community.
“We believe our destinations should be sustainably designed,” Bayley said. “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.”
Cox Architecture will serve as the lead architect on the project.
Salwai added: “Vanuatu is a true paradise for both our people and the visitors we welcome to our shores each year.
“Today marks a major step forward in our island nation’s close relationship with Royal Caribbean and one that will support sustainable growth for future generations.
“The Ni-Vanuatu people look forward to welcoming Royal Caribbean guests from around the world to enjoy extraordinary adventures and relaxation during their Perfect Day at Lelepa.”
As yet there is no firm timescale for the project.
Perfect Day at CocoCay, in The Bahamas, was the inaugural Perfect Day project from Royal Caribbean.