By the Caribbean Journal staff
Richard Branson’s Virgin Voyages revealed its plans for a cruise stop in Bimini last month — and now more details have been announced.
The new beach destination will be the product of a partnership between Virgin Voyages and Resorts World Bimini, with plans to open in early 2020.
In a statement, Resorts World said the new club would “rival the best beachfront clubs in Ibiza and Saint-Tropez.”
“Bimini features some of the most spectacular beaches, amazing fishing and authentic hospitality in the Caribbean; it is the perfect location for guests looking for the luxury of a premium beach club and resort but an island that has retained the charm of the Bahamas with a rich history to explore.” said Missy Lawrence, President of Resorts World Bimini.
Bimini will be one of several Caribbean calls for Virgin Voyages, including Puerto Plata and Havana, among others.
Its first season will operate from April 1, 2020 through Oct. 25, 2020.
“The Beach Club at Resorts World Bimini will be a unique experience that will allow our guests to experience the Bahamas in an unpretentious, luxurious way only Virgin and Resorts World can provide,” said Tom McAlpin, president and CEO for Virgin Voyages. “The pristine white-sand beaches of Bimini are jaw-dropping, they present the perfect canvas for Virgin to create something special for our guests.”