What Makes Disney Lookout Cay’s Island Home So Special 

From the Disney Parks Blog and written by: Joey Gaskins Jr.

Hello from Eleuthera, everyone! As we count down to the opening of Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point, I’d like to introduce you to the breathtaking island that is home to Disney Cruise Line’s newest island destination, and show you what makes its marvelous shores so special. Let’s take a tour and learn all about this paradise full of incredible natural wonders.

Explore Lighthouse Point

Lighthouse Point is a locally beloved stretch of coastline and rock structures on the southernmost point of Eleuthera, where the Atlantic Ocean meets the clear, turquoise waters of The Bahamas. Disney Cruise Line chose this treasured destination to connect guests from around the world with the vibrant culture of The Bahamas.

Pretty in Pink

No filter needed! Prepare to pose on these pink sand beaches, which you’ll find all over Eleuthera’s shores. The pink color comes from crushed coral and fragments of shells that mix with the island’s soft, white sand. One of the best places in Eleuthera to see pink sand beaches? You guessed it! Disney Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point.

Pineapple Farm at Disney Lookout Cay

Pass the Pineapple!

All over Disney Lookout Cay, you will find hints of an important part of Eleuthera’s history: the pineapple. Eleuthera is known for its long history of pineapple farming, being one of only a few in all The Bahamas with the distinct red soil. Pineapple farming is such an important part of Eleuthera’s history that every year, the island hosts the world-famous Pineapple Festival, bringing visitors and communities together to celebrate the harvest season. No matter where you have a pineapple in the world, Eleutherans will tell you, there is none sweeter than here on this island!

Ocean Hole at Disney Lookout Cay

A HOLE Lot of Water

Let’s hop on over to Rock Sound, Eleuthera, where you’ll find the Ocean Hole, a naturally forming blue hole that Bahamians believe connects to the ocean through 300,000-year-old caves. Many Rock Sound residents learned how to swim in this beautiful hole, which has a higher salt content that makes it more buoyant than sea water. Some locals say this beautiful space also has incredible, natural healing properties! Ocean Hole and Lighthouse Point Beach both share amazing limestone rock structures, another part of the extraordinary terrain on this beautiful island.

Blue Hole is available as one of many opportunities to explore the beauty of Eleuthera in Disney Lookout Cay’s local Eco Tour port adventures.

Cathedral Cave at Disney Lookout Cay

Cave of Wildlife Wonders

Not far from Ocean Hole, a natural rock structure called Cathedral Cave has soaring, wide ceilings, cascading tree roots and glittering filtered sunlight. This popular tourist attraction for visitors and Bahamians alike is home to native Bahamian wildlife.

You’ll learn about Bahamian wildlife like this on the beautiful nature trail at Disney Lookout Cay, where you’ll find bronze sculptures of native animals. Plus, Cathedral Cave is also available to visit during Disney Lookout Cay’s port adventures, including the South Eleuthera Eco and Cultural Tour and the South Eleuthera Eco and Historical Tour.

The Glass Window Bridge

One of the most recognizable landmarks in all The Bahamas is on Eleuthera: the Glass Window Bridge. This once natural bridge of land separates the Atlantic Ocean from the stunning, peaceful waters of the Exuma Sound and the 700 islands of the archipelago of The Bahamas. Eleutheran artist Kevin Cooper painted this famous natural wonder, and you can find his artwork hung in the cabanas and available for purchase as a lithograph to take home as a souvenir from Disney Lookout Cay.

Eleuthera is an unforgettable destination and the perfect place for Disney Cruise Line’s newest retreat that celebrates the beauty and culture of The Bahamas. I have a feeling you’ll love it just as much as we Bahamians do!

I’m so excited for the opening of Disney Lookout Cay in just a few days, and until then, you can find the latest details straight from our cast members in The Bahamas and beyond right here on the Disney Parks Blog.

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