Only seven more months until Disney’s newest private island Lookout Cay, previously known as Lighthouse Point, welcomes guests. Today Disney has announced new details about Lookout Cay a one-of-a-kind retreat on the island of Eleuthera in The Bahamas. As guests step foot on this breathtaking island destination, they will discover a celebration of Bahamian storytelling, artistry and culture.
“Mabrika” means “welcome” in Taino, the language of the Lucayans, who are considered the indigenous people of The Bahamas. While the language is no longer used, a few words remain – one of them being “Mabrika.” At this colourful arrival point, guests will immediately experience the warmth of Bahamian culture.
Goombay Cultural Center
This next space is guaranteed to be the most festive on the island! The Goombay Cultural Center will embody the essence of “Junkanoo,” a Bahamian festival filled with joyous music and vibrant parades that will come to life in many ways across Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point. Goombay is one of the traditional music styles of The Bahamas, involving singing, dancing and drumming. The brilliantly coloured cultural pavilion and its Junkanoo-inspired arch will invite guests to embrace the traditions of The Bahamas, along with the sights, sounds and spirit of the country’s signature festival.
Triton’s Trumpet Stage
There will be plenty of family entertainment in store at Triton’s Trumpet Stage. And fun fact: The gazebo’s name is inspired by one of the stunning natural wonders found among the Bahamian beaches – a large, spiralled seashell commonly called “Triton’s Trumpet.” And for you Disney fans, if Triton sounds familiar, you might recognize it as the name of the mighty king from the beloved Disney animated classic “The Little Mermaid.”
Treasures of Eleuthera
Of course, we must mention the shopping opportunities! Treasures of Eleuthera will be the retail shop featuring locally made gifts and artisan crafts. The shop will spotlight Bahamian artists through unique items that families can bring home as a special keepsake.
And now, the question you might have been asking … is there going to be an adults-only space on the island? The answer is yes! Serenity Bay will be a relaxing retreat exclusively for adults 18 and older. For those of you who have sailed with Disney Cruise Line before, you might recognize Serenity Bay as a must-visit location on Disney Castaway Cay! At Disney Lookout Cay, Serenity Bay will feature a tranquil beach experience with a dining area and private cabanas available for reservation.
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