Vanuatu, one of the natural gems of the South Pacific, will be the new home of Royal Caribbean’s newest private island destination – Perfect Day at Lelepa, Vanuatu.
Vanuatu’s Prime Minister, Charlot Salwai, and Royal Caribbean International President and CEO Michael Bayley made the announcement of the new project.
Both said the destination will be created in partnership with the community of Vanuatu, showcasing the natural ecological beauty and diverse local culture of the island nation, alongside providing employment and education opportunities.
The private island of Lelepa will be built with sustainability features designed to safeguard the island’s ecosystems and will be the first carbon-neutral private cruise destination in the world. Cox Architecture will serve as the lead architect on the project.
Vanuatu Prime Minister Salwai said:
Vanuatu is a true paradise for both our people and the visitors we welcome to our shores each year. Today marks a major step forward in our island nation’s close relationship with Royal Caribbean and one that will support sustainable growth for future generations. The Ni-Vanuatu people look forward to welcoming Royal Caribbean guests from around the world to enjoy extraordinary adventures and relaxation during their Perfect Day at Lelepa.
Anyone who has encountered the tremendous natural beauty of Lelepa can understand why it is the perfect setting for ‘Perfect Day.’ Our guests who travel to the South Pacific are seeking authentic adventures and genuine relaxation, and they will find both here.
Perfect Day at Lelepa will have a different look and feel from Royal Caribbean’s Perfect Day at CocoCay.