Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point – Disney’s Private Island

Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point will be a new Disney-owned and -managed port of call for Disney Cruise Line in 2024. The signature island experience will celebrate the spirit and culture of The Bahamas.


The design for Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point will be inspired by the natural environment and celebrate the culture and spirit of The Bahamas.

Disney Imagineers have spent significant time with local artists and cultural experts in The Bahamas. Together, they have explored arts and cultural sites across New Providence and Eleuthera, from Junkanoo shacks to noted art galleries. Kevin Cooper, a master artist from Eleuthera, and Antonius Roberts, a master artist from Nassau, are anchoring Disney’s efforts to work with the local creative community.

Located along the southern tip of Eleuthera, Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point will serve as a window to the natural beauty of The Bahamas and provide families with the opportunity to enjoy the site’s pristine beaches, explore nature, embark on adventures and experience the broader tourism offerings in Eleuthera.

Once in operation, Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point will continue to create sustainable economic opportunities for Bahamians and strengthen the community in Eleuthera. This development has created approximately 300 construction-related jobs for Bahamians – nearly tripling the number of jobs the cruise line committed to in its Heads of Agreement.

Disney Cruise Line has committed to creating at least 150 operational jobs, including management roles, with benefits in various disciplines and levels and opportunities for training and advancement.

As announced at Destination D23 in September of 2023, Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point will welcome its first guests in June 2024.


What is Disney creating at Lighthouse Point?

Disney intends for Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point to be its second island destination in The Bahamas. Disney Cruise Line guests will be able to enjoy stunning beaches and explore nature, while also having the opportunity to explore the island of Eleuthera. Working with local artists, the design and experience will be rooted in Bahamian culture and inspired by the natural beauty of the site. The site will be open to Bahamian citizens and residents for non-commercial purposes.

How will the development in Eleuthera be different from Disney Castaway Cay?

The design for Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point is influenced by both the natural environment of Lighthouse Point and the culture of Eleuthera and The Bahamas more broadly. Disney Cruise Line is working with the local creative community, including master artists Kevin Cooper and Antonius Roberts, to create an experience rooted in the history and nature of The Bahamas. The new destination will complement Castaway Cay, giving families the opportunity to enjoy the site’s beautiful beaches and explore nature, as well as enjoy the broader tourism offerings in Eleuthera.

When will Disney Cruise Line start recruiting for positions at Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point?

Disney Cruise Line (DCL) has already hosted information sessions in Eleuthera for potential employees and will continue to do so. DCL has already begun to develop relationships with organizations such as the Ministry of Labour, University of The Bahamas, Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute, Bahamas National Training Agency, non-governmental organizations and others to gain insights regarding best practices in The Bahamas related to recruitment, onboarding, training, employee engagement and leadership development. The bulk of hiring for operational roles at Lighthouse Point is expected to occur 18-24 months prior to the start of operations. Those interested in roles currently available with Disney Cruise Line can click here.

Will Bahamians have access to Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point?

Disney Cruise Line is donating more than 190 acres of privately-owned land to the people of The Bahamas. Additionally, full access to the Property for non-commercial purposes will be provided to citizens and residents of The Bahamas. During construction, certain areas of the property may be unavailable for safety reasons.

More answers to frequently asked questions regarding the new island can be found at https://lighthousepointbahamas.com/frequently-asked-questions/.


Families visiting the island can look forward to a recreation center, dining, shopping, a water playground, and the pristine Bahamian beaches. Additionally, the island will have a dedicated cultural pavilion where guests can learn stories and traditions passed down among generations of residents.