Introducing Disney Cruise Line’s New Island Destination: Lighthouse Point


We’ve got some Disney Cruise News! Disney Cruise Line is preparing to welcome guests to a brand new island destination in the Bahamas in summer 2024 called Lighthouse Point.

Lighthouse Point, located on Eleuthera Island, will become Disney Cruise Line’s second private island in the region and a truly desirable island destination for families to visit. The port of call will feature elements designed by Walt Disney Imagineering, such as special entertainment and recreation experiences and a number of waterfront activities.

Guests will also have access to acres of natural landscapes, ideal for exploring and discovering Caribbean beauty. With a beachfront featuring white sand and clear turquoise blue water, Lighthouse Point will be an unforgettable part of any Disney Cruise Line vacation!

At Disney Cruise Line, we have a deep appreciation for the Bahamian community. We are connected in many ways, including our shared values of storytelling and hospitality. With the opening of Lighthouse Point, visitors from around the world will experience the magic of The Bahamas in a new way, one that truly celebrates its natural and cultural beauty.

Sharon Siskie, senior vice president and general manager, Disney Cruise Line

Uniquely Designed, Sustainably Developed

Lighthouse Point will be characterized by its distinctive, sweeping architecture and bright, saturated hues, which are said to be inspired by nature and were created in partnership with local Bahamian artists.
A view from above the curvy shore-side buildings will at first appear as Bahamian shells scattered along the shoreline. Upon closer inspection, guests will discover artistic expressions of the native flora and fauna of The Bahamas and the pageantry and history of Junkanoo parades. Throughout Lighthouse Point, guests will find references to playful folklore characters that will evoke the warmth and charm of the local culture.

Disney has also paid close attention to how this new island destination will interact with nature. They have announced that at least 90 percent of Lighthouse Point’s electricity will be produced on-site by a massive solar array. Also, the pier was designed to avoid the need for dredging and elevated walkways will help limit impact on the landscape.

Fun and Relaxation for Everyone

Lighthouse Point will offer activities and areas for every age group:

Families can relax and play along white sandy beaches and turquoise waters at the expansive family beach on the east side of the island, which will be centrally located near market-style dining, recreation and other amenities.

Bahamian art and culture pavilion
Bahamian Art and Culture Pavilion

Bahamian art and culture pavilion featuring special programs and local artists will provide visitors to Lighthouse Point opportunities to learn and celebrate the traditions and natural beauty of The Bahamas.

In addition to the pristine beaches, families will enjoy a recreation center, dining, shopping, a water playground, a cultural pavilion and more. (Disney)

A brightly-colored, interactive family water play area will include two slides, water drums, fountains and more, along with a dedicated space for toddlers.

Additional recreational activities will be available for kids and kids-at-heart, including a covered gaming pavilion; a volleyball court and gaga ball pit; watercraft and bicycle rentals; nature trails for hiking and biking; and more.


North of the family area will be an adult-exclusive beach — a glorious stretch of sun-drenched serenity complete with a dedicated dining area for convenient access to food and drinks throughout the day, plus six private cabanas available by reservation.


Children ages 3 to 12 will splash and play at a themed kids’ club under the care of highly-trained Disney Cruise Line counselors. It will include a splash pad inspired by favorite undersea creatures from Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “The Little Mermaid,” plenty of shade and a dedicated dining area.


Set away from the activity of the main family area, a peaceful beach along the south-western shore will be lined with 20 premium family cabanas available to rent, including four double cabanas that accommodate larger groups and offer massage services.

Visitors to Lighthouse Point will have the opportunity to be surrounded by the wonders of nature and get a glimpse into the efforts taking place to conserve wildlife and their unique island habitats.

A collection of new Port Adventures developed in partnership with local tour operators will take guests beyond Lighthouse Point to explore the rich culture and breathtaking beauty of Eleuthera.

Lighthouse Point is a place of extraordinary natural beauty, so our goal has always been to create designs that accentuate its qualities in an organic way. We’re focused on low-density, sustainable development that protects and preserves the environment, allowing the site’s biodiversity to shine.

Kevin Thomas, creative director, Walt Disney Imagineering

What Are Your Thoughts?

Are you excited to book a cruise to Disney’s newest island destination in summer of 2024? Are you impressed with Disney’s grand design of this beachside getaway? Let us know in the comments!

As always, stay tuned to the DVC Shop blog for all the latest developments for Disney theme parks and all the information you could ever need about planning the best Disney trip ever!

Written by

Rachel Van Norman

Contributing Writer

Rachel fell deeply in love with all things Disney as a little girl. Now as a wife and a mother herself, she shares this Disney obsession with her son and everyone around her. From her love of princesses to eating all the Disney food, Rachel spends her time radiating Disney magic and keeping everyone up to date on Disney news.

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