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New Disney Cruise Line Island Destination at Lighthouse Point in The Bahamas to Welcome Guests in Summer 2024

Evily Giannopoulos Peros

by , Senior Manager, Public Relations, Disney Cruise Line

Today, we announced that Disney Cruise Line will welcome guests to a one-of-a-kind island destination at Lighthouse Point, located on the island of Eleuthera in The Bahamas, for the first time during its opening season in summer 2024!

Created in close collaboration with local artists and advisors, the vibrant island retreat at Lighthouse Point will be a unique celebration of Bahamian culture brought to life with the quality and service of a Disney vacation.

Keep reading to discover all the latest details about this relaxing beach escape designed with families in mind, infused with the color and energy of Bahamian artistry, and developed with a commitment to conservation at its core.

Lighthouse Point
Uniquely Designed, Sustainably Developed

When guests arrive at Lighthouse Point, they’ll be greeted by distinctive, sweeping architecture in bright, saturated hues — a bold style inspired by nature and created in partnership with local artists.

The curvilinear buildings will at first appear as Bahamian shells scattered along the shoreline. Upon closer inspection, guests will discover artistic expressions of the native flora and fauna of The Bahamas and the pageantry and history of Junkanoo parades. Throughout the destination, references to playful folklore characters will evoke the warmth and charm of the local culture.

Respect for the environment is at the heart of the design. At least 90 percent of the destination’s electricity needs will be met by an onsite solar array, the pier was designed to avoid the need for dredging and elevated walkways will help limit impact on the landscape.

Visitors to Lighthouse Point will have the opportunity to be surrounded by the wonders of nature and get a glimpse into the efforts taking place to conserve wildlife and their unique island habitats.

Fun and Relaxation for Everyone

At Lighthouse Point, families will enjoy a day of fun in the sun as they relax on pristine beaches, embark on active adventures and discover the magic of Bahamian storytelling alongside favorite Disney characters. Much like Disney’s cruise ships and private island of Castaway Cay, Lighthouse Point will offer activities and areas for every age group.

Lighthouse Point
Lighthouse Point

Families can relax and play along white sandy beaches and turquoise waters at the expansive family beach on the east side of the island, which will be centrally located near market-style dining, recreation and other amenities.

Lighthouse Point

A Bahamian art and culture pavilion featuring special programs and local artists will provide visitors to Lighthouse Point opportunities to learn and celebrate the traditions and natural beauty of The Bahamas.

A brightly-colored, interactive family water play area will include two slides, water drums, fountains and more, along with a dedicated space for toddlers.

North of the family area will be an adult-exclusive beach — a glorious stretch of sun-drenched serenity complete with a dedicated dining area for convenient access to food and drinks throughout the day, plus six private cabanas available by reservation.

Children ages 3 to 12 will splash and play at a themed kids’ club under the care of highly-trained Disney Cruise Line counselors. It will include a splash pad inspired by favorite undersea creatures from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “The Little Mermaid,” plenty of shade and a dedicated dining area.

Set away from the activity of the main family area, a peaceful beach along the southwestern shore will be lined with 20 premium family cabanas available to rent, including four double cabanas that accommodate larger groups and offer massage services.

Additional recreational activities will be available for kids and kids-at-heart, including a covered gaming pavilion; a volleyball court and gaga ball pit; watercraft and bicycle rentals; nature trails for hiking and biking; and more. And a collection of new Port Adventures developed in partnership with local tour operators will take guests beyond Lighthouse Point to explore the rich culture and breathtaking beauty of Eleuthera.

Disney’s new island destination is being thoughtfully designed to provide a hassle-free experience for families, including complimentary beach essentials (towels, chairs and umbrellas and lunch) and convenient tram transportation.

Lighthouse Point will open for guests on select sailings in summer 2024. Stay tuned for more details about inaugural itineraries, signature entertainment, dining, retail and excursions, and check out for additional information.


  • I was on the beach today, enjoying it probably for the last time before it’s ruined by a big ugly Corporation. Been coming here for years, it’s one of the most naturally beautiful places in the world. We come on vacation from the US, and I’ve personally been to many beaches all around the world. On our walk to the beach (they now make you walk 2+ miles for beach access), we were greeted by a foreign construction worker from Turkey. A sign that the Bahamian Gov’t already screwed up the deal (duh! How bout local workers in the contract?). Anyway, the area will be forever ruined, and the locals will not see any benefits. Major bummer all the way around.

  • With a local population of less than 12,000 people, this has been a quiet island forever. Lighthouse point is one of the most beautiful areas, and best reefs of the entire island. This is already hurting the area, and was noticeable when I dove there in December. This was 100% pure greed. Money does talk.

  • I’m confused about the negativity with those speaking to the island. I researched it and it seems to me that it would only bring positivity to it. Please help me to understand the problem without being judgmental or sentimental.

  • Such a shame that Disney is destroying such a pristine location on Eleuthera all for the mighty dollar and to provide convenience to those poor travelers that could otherwise make a trip to the island and support the full local economy and not the Mouse. We have visited Eleuthera and LHB several times now and after seeing what Disney is doing to LHB we will never support anything Disney again. If all these people really wanted to see LHB they should’ve done so before all the pomp and circumstance of Disney pollutes it.

  • Just like the Wish is basically Dream/Fantasy 2.0, this looks like Castaway Cay 2.0. I guess Disney lately is the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” model instead of the “imagination and creativity” model.

  • Why only 6 cabanas at the Adults Beach? It’s already hard to rent them at Castaway and there are def more than 6 there.

  • PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE offer mobi mats here and at Castaway Cay for guests who use wheelchairs to access the beach ! 🙏🏼

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