Royal Caribbean to build Perfect Day at Lelepa in Vanuatu

Royal Caribbean to build Perfect Day at Lelepa in Vanuatu
‘Perfect Day at Lelepa’ will be built in partnership with the island community (Image: Royal Caribbean)

The South Pacific island of Lelepa, Vanuatu will be the location of Royal Caribbean International’s second new private island destination, Perfect Day at Lelepa.

The destination will be built with sustainability features designed to safeguard Lelepa’s ecosystems and will be the first carbon-neutral private cruise destination in the world. Perfect Day at Lelepa will be audited and certified by an independent expert to ensure it meets the required standard for carbon neutrality. Cox Architecture, an Australian architectural firm, will serve as lead architect on the project.

“We believe our destinations should be sustainably designed, said Michael Bayley, international president and CEO of Royal Caribbean. “That idea goes beyond simply protecting the ecological features of Lelepa and includes showing respect for the people and tradition that make this a special place.”

Perfect day at Lelepa will be created in partnership with the island community, providing employment and education opportunities.

“Vanuatu is a true paradise for both our people and the visitors we welcome to our shores each year,” said Charlot Salwai, Prime Minister of Vanuatu. “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."

Royal Caribbean opened its first private island destination, Perfect Day at CocoCay, in The Bahamas in May 2019.

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Alex Smith
By Alex Smith
Thursday, October 17, 2019

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