I wanted to get a feel for what our sailors can expect to experience when they arrive at the beach club, so we stopped by for a visit to see how it was coming along.
I had a little fun and brought along a deckchair, joking that I may be a little early but I really wanted to get the best spot.
It really is a fantastic location, with a long stretch of white sand framed by the crystal clear blue ocean.
Virgin Voyages’ Head of Design Dee Cooper and CEO Tom McAlpin gave me a tour of the site and showed me some fabulous designs of what it will look like.
They used the term barefoot luxury, which really resonated with me. I want people to really be able to relax while being well looked after. There’s not many things better than walking down a beautiful beach with the sand between your toes, a cold drink in your hand and the ocean as your soundtrack.
I love swimming in the sea, and jumped on an inflatable unicorn to have a paddle. The water was so beautiful and clear, I could even see small shoals of fish under the surface. It was all going swimmingly until I drifted out a bit further than I should... luckily Tom was on hand to rescue me.
I was so excited I put the champagne on ice - I can’t wait to pop the cork and declare the beach club open for sailors. In the meantime I let Tom open the champagne (it never hurts to practice). It was a sweltering day and couldn’t help but surprise him with an ice bucket over the head to cool him off.