Has caused quite a tropical storm since it opened, Texas Lagoon Festival in Texas City is creating a social media excitement with a water experience. The hugely popular beach attraction has just introduced floating cabanas – called “aquabanas” (see what they did there?) – designed to combine the thrill of the water with the chill of a cocktail in a cabana.
Lagoonfest Texas’ Instagram has exploded with tens of thousands of views and hundreds of comments since an announcement video unveiling the installation was posted.
And why not? These aquabanas offer floating lounges and are interconnected, creating a pool in their center that is exclusive to those who rent the floating cabanas. Regular cabanas sleep six; the larger cabanas can accommodate 12 guests per release.
Accessible via Paradise Shore, the lagoon’s VIP beach, the new aquabanas are the first floating cabanas to be seen at a Crystal Lagoons facility in Texas, the company notes.
When not swimming and sipping aquabanas, visitors can rent kayaks, sailboats, stand-up paddleboards, and bumper boats. Active types can cross the floating obstacle course and race down the 185-foot titanium slide.
The Lago Mar Lagoon (3240 Lago Mar Blvd.) is the largest in the state at 12 hectares and offers the most coastal lagoon in the country. The lagoon surface corresponds to approximately 1,350 swimming pools. According to the numbers, the lagoon holds 24 million gallons of water; The lagoon’s system of lines is large enough to cover the entire Houston Galleria mall or 14 NFL football fields.
Food and a full bar are available; Ticket prices start at $ 20 for adults and $ 15 for children. (Children up to two years of age have free entry.) Tickets, information and opening times can be found on the official website.