Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point: Your Guide to Disney’s Tropical Island Destination

by | Apr 3, 2024 | Disney Cruise Line, Lighthouse Point

Disney Cruise Line ships are ready to sail to Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point in The Bahamas! Discover what awaits at this island when you visit on a cruise itinerary.

Setting sail on a Disney Cruise Line itinerary that includes a stop at Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point? Well, you’re in for a treat! Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point is Disney Cruise Line’s newest port destination, and it’s one you won’t want to miss. Located on the island of Eleuthera in The Bahamas, it features everything you might want from a tropical port, from sandy beaches with cool blue water to adults-only areas reserved for relaxation and kid-friendly activities to keep little ones entertained.

The natural beauty of The Bahamas and outdoor fun come together in the vibrant, magical destination that is Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point. Find out what’s in store when your Disney Cruise Line ship visits this port, and what you can expect once you arrive.

About Lookout Cay: A Tropical Retreat in The Bahamas

Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point is a port in The Bahamas, on the shore of the island of Eleuthera. It’s both a tropical vacation destination and home to a rich island culture, numerous traditions, and plenty of local stories –– meaning this port blends natural beauty with local influence.

Disney has designed Lookout Cay to pay tribute to the natural environment of Eleuthera as well as the island’s community and collaborative spirit. When your ship arrives at port, you’ll spot tributes to nature in every detail of the architecture, including nods to local plants and shells from across the island. Disney also partnered with local artists, historians, and cultural ambassadors to infuse the areas of Lookout Cay with the colors, music, and spirit of Junkanoo, a Bahamian street parade. From murals and sculptures to touches in gathering spaces and cabanas, local touches also appear everywhere.

What will you find when you arrive? Well, Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point features:

  • Port Adventures, a hallmark at any Disney Cruise Port, which allow guests to explore the beauty of Eleuthera as well as its culture with a selection of adventures developed in partnership with local tour operators.
  • Premium Activities, from beachside cabanas to watersports to add-on services that can be booked or reserved in advance.
  • Goombay Cultural Center, the heart of the port and home to arts and cultural experiences, including special programs that educate guests about the traditions of The Bahamas.

Which Disney Cruises Sail to Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point?

If you’re hoping to stop at Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point while sailing with Disney Cruise Line, it’s important to note that not every ship visits this destination. You’ll want to book a cruise that specifically includes Lookout Cay as a port stop on the itinerary –– and remember, many Caribbean cruises currently stop at Castaway Cay!

The first sailings that include visits to Lookout Cay will take place in summer 2024. You can find 3-, 4-, 5-, and 10-night cruises that include stops here:

  • 3-night Bahamian cruises from Fort Lauderdale
  • 4-night Bahamian cruises from Fort Lauderdale
  • 5-night Bahamian cruises from Fort Lauderdale
  • 10-night Southern Caribbean cruises from Port Canaveral

Double-check the scheduled stops for any Disney Cruise Line itineraries you’re considering to find out if Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point is an included stop. Many cruises will stop either here or at Castaway Cay, but some sailings do include stops at both of these exclusive Disney destinations.

What’s in Store at Lookout Cay?

Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point Beaches

As a tropical island destination, you can of course expect plenty of sandy beaches when your Disney Cruise Line ship arrives at Lookout Cay! Here, you’ll find both family beaches where kids and kids-at-heart can lounge, play, and explore and adult-only beaches that are quieter and more secluded. 

Regardless of whether you head to the family beach or the adult-only beach, you’ll have the option to rent a beachside cabana for an additional fee. These private, open-air cabanas are yours for the entire day, and they offer a shady place to relax between swimming, snorkeling, or enjoying the sun and sand.

All of the beaches will offer recreational activities, too, making it easy to find something to fill your day from outdoor sports to water fun.

Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point Activities

Throughout Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point, you’ll find plenty of places to stop and enjoy activities. From stage shows to artwork to dining and shopping, here’s an overview of just a few of the activities guests can put on their must-do list:

  • Mabrika Cove, one of the first sights on the island that offers a heartfelt Bahamian cultural welcome.
  • Goombay Cultural Center, one of the liveliest spots on the island with music, parades, singing, dancing, and drumming meant to reflect the vibrant spirit and traditions of Bahamian Junkanoo festivals.
  • Triton’s Trumpet Stage, home to family entertainment.
  • Treasures of Eleuthera, the island’s merchandise shop that offers locally crafted gifts and unique artisan crafts as well as exclusive Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point merchandise.

Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point Dining

There will be a few different dining options available across the island. All guests can dine at True-Too BBQ, a lunch restaurant offering incredible ocean views with architecture inspired from local Eleuthera artists. Located near the family beach and water play areas, this is intended to be a family-friendly spot.

If you’d prefer a quieter meal, the adult-exclusive beach offers three bars as well as market-style dining right on the beach. You can choose from refreshing drinks and island-inspired bites for meals or snacks. 

Lookout Cay Offers Fun for Every Age

Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point: Adult-Only Areas

Serenity Bay is where guests who want some kid-free time will want to head. This adult-only beach at Lookout Cay is quiet and tranquil, with cabanas for lounging and plenty of sandy beachfront space to enjoy. Plus, as we mentioned above, it’s also home to exclusive adult-only dining and bars.

Lookout Cay at Lighthouse Point: Family- and Kid-Friendly Areas

If you’re ready to spend a day at the beach with your family, there’s plenty that’ll keep guests of every age entertained! Lookout Cay offers plenty of family- and kid-friendly amenities, including:

  • A vibrant, Bahamian-inspired interactive water play area with two slides
  • A gaming pavilion
  • A gaga ball pit
  • A volleyball court
  • Sebastian’s Cove, an island-inspired kids club with activities and crafts
  • A family beach
  • A dedicated kids-only dining area

Oh, and don’t forget one of the most exciting offerings for all guests: Mickey Mouse and Minnie Mouse in brand-new attire just for Lookout Cay!

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Heather is a lifelong Disney fan who grew up at Disneyland and loves spending as much time as possible in the parks. As WDW Magazine’s Content Operations Manager, Heather is a content creator and strategist with experience at a wide variety of different outlets. She’s written for publications including Clean Eating Magazine, Fatherly, The Drive, Task and Purpose, Healthversed, Nation.com, and Car Bibles. Heather also authored the book Fidget!: 101 Ways to Boost Your Creativity and Decrease Stress.
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Heather Adams

Heather is a lifelong Disney fan who grew up at Disneyland and loves spending as much time as possible in the parks. As WDW Magazine’s Content Operations Manager, Heather is a content creator and strategist with experience at a wide variety of different outlets. She’s written for publications including Clean Eating Magazine, Fatherly, The Drive, Task and Purpose, Healthversed, Nation.com, and Car Bibles. Heather also authored the book Fidget!: 101 Ways to Boost Your Creativity and Decrease Stress.
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