RCI Has Its Own Private South Pacific Island & We Can't Wait

25 October 2019
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Royal Caribbean International has a new cruise destination – its own private island in the South Pacific. And we are here for it.

RCI private island Perfect Day at Lelepa aerial view Picture yourself here.

Open exclusively to RCI guests by 2022, the island known as Perfect Day at Lelepa will be the cruise line’s newest private destination. Located in Vanuatu, around 25km northwest of Port Vila, it’s set to be the only island of its kind in the world and a natural wonderland in the South Pacific.

Couple snorkelling in Vanuatu Blue lagoons – tick!

Perfect Day at Lelepa will join RCI’s Perfect Day at CocoCay, a fun-park-beach-getaway-chillout zone on remote island in the Bahamas. With some stages already open and available for use by cruise guests, the official opening of CocoCay will be in December, 2019.

Father and son on a surfboard Watersports for the whole family – tick!

CocoCay has the tallest waterslide in North America, a zip-line across the island and parasailing on offer alongside more relaxing activities such as an infinity pool where you can laze on Lilos, or chill out in a hammock.

Local Vanuatu kids in national dress Vanuatu culture – tick!

What we know about Lelepa so far is it will be an island paradise reimagined and have a different look and feel from Perfect Day at CocoCay.

Family swimming with tropical fish Underwater wonderland – tick!

Think crystal-clear blue lagoons, silky-white sand and colourful coral gardens.

Perfect Day at Lelepa will have a focus on sustainability to protect the island’s ecosystems and also be the world’s first carbon-neutral cruise destination. Created in partnership with the community of Vanuatu, Lelepa will highlight the natural beauty and local culture of the island nation.

Kids jumping off a pontoon Leap into Perfect Day at Lelepa – opening in 2022.

Perfect Day at Lelepa is set to be an exciting and exclusive shore excursion for RCI guests crusising in the South Pacific and we can’t wait!

All images: Royal Caribbean International

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Cassandra Laffey

Consumed with unrequited wanderlust, I get my fix in 24/7 cities and hippie retreats. I'm still looking for the ultimate combo of secluded beach and major metropolis, and my happy place is a 5-star hotel room all to myself - sigh.