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Virgin Beach Lounge in Barbados

Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:39 pm

Quiet innovative!

Virgin Holidays has announced plans to build a private lounge on Brownes Beach in Barbados to occupy travellers while they wait for their flight home.
The Departure Beach, scheduled to open in May 2018, will have a beach bar and restaurant, complimentary towels and showers, WiFi, gaming areas and an air-conditioned lounge. It is located on a public beach (all of the beaches in Barbados are public) but the sunloungers and facilities are for booked customers only. ... 91576.html
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Re: Virgin Beach in Barbados

Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:15 pm

Quite interesting indeed. Only downside is it is pre-security so I wonder about how long people will actually spend at this lounge - but i assume this is more catered to passengers disembarking a cruise or checking out of a hotel in the morning but their flight isn't until the afternoon or evening (the VS flight from BGI is at 5:15pm). Surprised that Business Class passengers are not included on the free attendees list.
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Re: Virgin Beach in Barbados

Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:20 am

Business Class passengers already use the Airlines Executive Lounge inside the airport. It has fewer facilities than the planned Departure Beach Lounge and is shared by airlines (although BA has a dedicated area), but I prefer this type of lounge as it's airside and I don't have any great desire to get to a beach.

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