Disney Cruise Line’s newest destination Lighthouse Point will officially welcome guests beginning in Summer 2024. Located on the island of Eleuthera in The Bahamas, Lighthouse Point aims to provide another tropical paradise for guests in the same vein as the beloved Castaway Cay.
Lighthouse Point will feature a family beach, a family water play area, an adults-only beach, a kids’ club, recreational activities, and more. Like Castaway Cay, Lighthouse Point will provide the towels, chairs, and most importantly, lunch, for its guests.
Via the Disney Parks Blog:
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.
The idea of Lighthouse Point originated all the way back in 2019 when Disney purchased the land for the new destination. The concept was met with some controversy as local groups believed Disney wasn’t doing enough to protect the natural landscape and wildlife in the area. A petition opposing Disney’s plans surpassed 300,000 signatures in 2020.
Below are the original plans for Lighthouse Point, which may have changed since early 2020.
The addition of Lighthouse Point alongside Castaway Cay indicates Disney Cruise Line has plans to ramp up its Bahamian and Caribbean itineraries. As more ships join the Disney Cruise Line fleet (the Disney Treasure is expected in 2024), Disney is preparing an additional destination so Castaway Cay isn’t overwhelmed.
More information on Lighthouse Point will be announced in the near future.