In a little more than a year, Virgin Voyages cruise line is hoping to turn Bimini into the Ibiza of this region, according to an article on travelweekly.com.
The article explains that the development of The Beach Club will be a collaboration between Virgin as its designers and Resorts World as its builders. The article adds that the club will be used exclusively by Virgin Voyages guests when the ship is in port and by Resorts World on days when the ship is not in.
“Virgin pledges to create a destination to rival the best beach clubs in Ibiza and Saint-Tropez, two high-end, party-centric ports of call in the Mediterranean,” the article states. It said an expansive lagoon-style pool will anchor the club.
“There will be six bars and complimentary, ‘thoughtfully sourced’ food with Bahamian flavors such as conch and mango salad, banana leaf-wrapped queen snapper and Bahamian rum cake. A hammock grove will offer a spot to relax beneath the palms.”
Virgin Voyages is one of several cruise lines with big plans for The Bahamas, with Carnival planning a port for Grand Bahama, another group pitching an elaborate port also for Grand Bahama, and the impending decision by the government on which company will develop Nassau’s cruise port. Several cruise lines are also revamping their private islands, while others, like Disney, are planning new island getaways.
Virgin, according to the travelweekly.com article, plans to feature world-class deejays on the island and hold high-energy parties during the day.
Virgin said that while mornings will feature yoga and meditation, the energy at The Beach Club will gradually be amplified as the day progresses and turned back down as the dusk settles in.
“The high point of the day would be late afternoon when a deejay-led pool and flotilla party would be the center of the action. Later in the evening, a beach bonfire and acoustical music will wind down the day,” notes the article.
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