Royal Caribbean Announces New Private Island in Vanuatu

Royal Caribbean International announced its newest private island that will be called “Perfect Day at Lelepa”.

On Monday, the cruise line announced its latest plan to build a sustainable private island in Vanuatu, the South Pacific.

Perfect Day at Lelepa will be Royal Caribbean’s second island in the Perfect Day private island collection, following up the highly-successful Perfect Day at CocoCay in the Bahamas.

The cruise line also explained the island will be the first carbon-neutral private cruise destination in the world as it will be built with sustainability complete with features designed to safeguard the island’s ecosystems.

During a ceremony Charlot Salwai, Prime Minister of Vanuatu and Michael Bayley, Royal Caribbean CEO, revealed the destination would be created in partnership with the community of Vanuatu. They aim to showcase the island’s natural beauty and local culture, provide employment opportunities and education for residents. Charlot Salwai and Michael Bayley officially announced an agreement that promises to create facilities in partnership with the local community.

Royal Caribbean is planning to build the island resort with sustainability features designed to safeguard the local ecosystems. The project will be audited and certified by an independent, third-party expert in order to ensure it meets standards for carbon neutrality.