Vanuatu, officially the Republic of Vanuatu, is a Pacific island country located in the South Pacific Ocean. The archipelago, which is of volcanic origin, is 1,750 kilometres east of northern Australia, 540 kilometres northeast of New Caledonia, east of New Guinea, southeast of the Solomon Islands, and west of Fiji.
Cox Architecture, a sustainable, design-focused contemporary architectural firm based in Australia, will serve as the lead architect on the project.
“We believe our destinations should be sustainably designed,” Bayley said. “That idea goes beyond simply protecting the ecological features of Lelepa and includes showing respect for the people and traditions that make this a special place.”
Located at Vanuatu, a South Pacific Ocean nation made up of around 80 islands, the private island development is called ‘Perfect Day at Lelepa, Vanuat. It will be designed in collaboration with the local community to showcase “distinct natural ecological beauty” that safeguards the island’s ecosystems.
Speaking about the private island 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.”
Royal Caribbean’s ‘Perfect Day at Lelepa’ will be audited and certified by an independent third-party expert in terms of carbon neutrality and is set to ope to the public in 2020.
Royal Caribbean Private Island: Vanuatu is made up of roughly 80 islands that stretch 1,300 kilometers. Vanuatu will be the first carbon-neutral private cruise destination.
By Paul Joseph