Virgin Voyages, a new adults only cruise line that is currently open for bookings, has announced that all cruises on their first cruise ship, Scarlet Lady, will spend a day at The Beach Club in Bimini. Bimini is a chain of islands in the Bahamas roughly 50 miles from Miami.
Carnival Corporation has Half Moon Cay and Princess Cays. Royal Caribbean has private resorts in CocoCay and Labadee. Norwegian Cruise Line was the first cruise line to have their own private resort island at Great Stirrup Cay. Disney Cruise Line? They also have their own slice of paradise at Castaway Cay. Virgin Voyages is joining the mainstream cruise lines by having their own destination getaway in the Bahamas.
While spending the day in Bimini, sailors can feel the sand in their toes in a stylish setting with white-sand and crystal clear waters and programming that will rival the best beach clubs in Ibiza and Saint-Tropez.
Just a short transfer from the pier, and built by Resorts World Bimini, The Beach Club at Bimini is designed with Miami-based architects EOA, Inc., featuring natural materials and soft earth tones that organically blend into the seascape. The Beach Club at Bimini will overlook the ocean and cascade down to the sea with an expansive lagoon-style pool as the central anchor of the club.
The Beach Club will also have complimentary food that is thoughtfully sourced. Its locally inspired menus will serve up island favorites such as conch and mango salad, banana leaf-wrapped queen snapper, Bahamian rum cake and more.
As sailors start to explore the club they will be pleased to discover creative social spaces with hammock groves and six bars where Sailors can congregate in groups of friends. The Beach Club at Bimini will also feature active areas for watersports and beach play. For those looking to kick back and relax, poolside cabanas will be available to rent.
Sailors staying in RockStar Suites will have their exclusive slice of paradise at The Beach Club at Bimini, with a dedicated bar, complimentary food service, an outdoor terrace lounge, sun loungers and beach cabanas. Sailors looking to explore the island of Bimini will have ample opportunities to do so in this off-the-beaten path tropical destination.
The island is a beach-lovers paradise with welcoming and warm residents. It was a known favorite of author Ernest Hemingway, who described it as “like the end of the world.” This intimate seven-mile island offers extraordinary sea experiences such as boating, snorkeling, and even wreck diving, with the SS Sapona just a few miles off the coast of the southern part of the island.
In the spirit of ‘vitamin sea’, the brand’s ethos of well-being, there will be moments of retox and detox throughout the day. Sailors will find areas of high energy and quiet spots for complete relaxation and introspection. Mornings at The Beach Club at Bimini will begin with yoga and meditation as sailors enjoy the sounds of the ocean.
The energy at The Beach Club at Bimini will be gradually amplified as the day progresses and turned back down as dusk settles in. Sailors will reach the high point of the day by the afternoon where DJ-led pool and flotilla parties will be center of the action. The night’s energy will wind down with a beach bonfire to close out the evening with an acoustic musical performance.
With music at the heart of the Virgin brand, Virgin Voyages will carefully curate the soundtrack for The Beach Club at Bimini, with seven-time Grammy-Award-winning artist and producer Mark Ronson named founding DJ, where he will be among the first talent to grace the turntables.
Ronson, the British-born DJ, producer and songwriter, has topped the charts and collaborated with artists like Amy Winehouse, Lady Gaga, Adele, Miley Cyrus and Bruno Mars. Ronson will have four performances in 2020, with specific performance dates to be announced soon.
Virgin Voyages’ first cruise ship, Scarlet Lady, will sail four and five night cruises to the Caribbean from the Cruise Capital of the World, PortMiami. Sailings, which begin next spring, are now open to the general public for bookings.