According to a report in the Tribune 242, Disney Cruise Line could be investing in some private real estate in the Bahamas. Rumors of the company’s interest in the Bahamas were confirmed by a Disney spokesperson on Monday, although they did not specifically mention the site itself.

Lighthouse Point

Disney Cruise Line at Castaway Cay

What’s happening:

  • Rumors of Disney Cruise Line’s interest in purchasing property in the Bahamas were confirmed by spokeswoman, Kim Prunty — Vice President, Communications (Disney Cruise Line & Signature Experiences).
  • A 700-acre property in Lighthouse Point on the island of Eleuthera has recently been posted for sale by Bahamas Realty.
  • The listing boasts an “ideal setting for a grand vision, with exceptional beachfront acreage, colorful coral reefs and a breathtaking landscape. The perfect locale for a vacation home, hotel and marina development.”
  • The island is privately owned however, residents of Eleuthera are showing concern regarding the sale of the property.
  • Eleuthera’s residents launched a digital campaign, Save Lighthouse Point highlighting the importance and history of the island. They are encouraging others to sign a petition against the sale.

What they’re saying:

  • Kim Prunty on the possible purchase of the island—as reported in the Tribune: ‘While the cruise line didn’t have “anything to share about a specific location” at this time, any project pursued by the company in the future would involve a “partnership with the community” and build on its commitment to “sustainability, protecting the environment, creating jobs and economic opportunity, and celebrating the culture and stories of the area.”’
  • Petition on to prevent the sale of the property: “Lighthouse Point is one of the most popular beach and recreation areas in the entire Bahamas. The biodiversity of the ecosystem and the hugely important cultural and historic resources are irreplaceable and should be preserved for the enjoyment and education of the entire community and not just for a select few.”
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