Devastating blaze rips through luxury Bahamas resort popular with royals and A-listers


A RESORT on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas was badly damaged after a blaze tore through the property.

The Princess Cays resort was part of an exclusive private island experience offered to guests of Princess Cruises, its owner.

 The flames ripped through the resort

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The flames ripped through the resort

The fire ripped through the property on Monday, which “encompassed several buildings on the south side of the island” according to Fox News.

A video of the incident showed the flames raging through the resort, with several trees on fire as well.

The extent of the damage has not yet been confirmed, but no-one was injured.

Princess Cruises has confirmed that no guests were present at the resort at the time.

 No-one has been reported to have been injured

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No-one has been reported to have been injured
 The fire damage has yet to be fully determined

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The fire damage has yet to be fully determined

Guests were scheduled to disembark at the resort this week but are now said to be diverted to another resort.

The island of Eleuthera is popular celebrities including Cameron Diaz, who threw her bachelorette party on Eleuthera.

Mariah Carey and Lenny Krazvitz both own homes on the private island of Windermere, just off the coast of Eleuthera.

Princess Diana and Prince Charles were also previously spotted on holiday on the Bahamian island.

 The island is popular with celebrities and royals

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The island is popular with celebrities and royals
 The resort itself is exclusively owned by Princess Cruises

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The resort itself is exclusively owned by Princess Cruises

A Princess Cruises spokesperon told Sun Online Travel: “At approximately 11 p.m. local time (8 p.m. PT) on January 28, a fire broke out on Princess Cays, Princess Cruises’ private island in Eleuthera, Bahamas.

“The fire encompassed several buildings on the south side of the island.

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“It was fought by local firefighters and island staff for approximately one hour before it was extinguished.

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“There were no guests at Princess Cays at the time, and no injuries have been reported.

“No guest-facing facilities were impacted except one of several public restrooms.

“The cause of the fire is currently unknown and under investigation.

“The safety of our employees and guests is our number one priority. Any impact to future Princess ship calls is currently being assessed.”

Earlier this month, a five-star resort in the Maldives also experienced devastating fire which destroyed a number of buildings.

No one was hurt, but the resort, often considered one of the best in the world, saw extensive damage throughout.





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