According to the The Luxury Travel Expert & Manchester Evening News, Virgin Holidays is intending to launch the world’s first airport lounge on a beach. This “Departure Beach” will enable travellers to spend even the very last moments of their holiday on the beach.
This airport lounge will be located in Barbados and will include a private air-conditioned lounge, bathroom and showering facilities, bar and restaurant and a Virgin Atlantic check-in. This will all be right on the beach, as pictured above.
Most hotels as well as cruise shops, require last day checkout at 11am or 12 midday. When your flight does not leave until late in the evening, you end up wasting a day at the airport or getting sweaty on a beach with nowhere to cool down and change for the flight ahead.
Now you will be able to take one last dip in the warm Caribbean Sea and top up your tan until it is time to transfer to the airport.
The Departure Beach is the first of its kind and you will be able to book it any time before your departure. Guests will be picked up from their hotel after breakfast, while their luggage is taken straight to the airport. They can then check-in on the beach, pick up their boarding pass, indulge in food, cocktails and take a swim until it’s time to transfer to the airport.