Saturday, March 9, 2013


Gee, this looks just the place to go when you want to relax.  Captions came with the photos, although I added a few comments of my own.  See for yourself --

With sandy beaches, clear blue water and palm trees, this looks like a spectacular and luxurious sun-kissed resort.  Holidaymakers can be seen relaxing in swimming shorts and bikinis. Even the occasional flamingo can be spotted.

As these incredible pictures show, the resort contains a beach, a lagoon, water slide and adventure park.
Guests can enjoy numerous restaurants, evening shows and can also relax in a sauna.

With sandy beaches, clear blue water and palm trees, this looks like a spectacular sun-kissed resort.  (Looks like?)

A range of options are available for stays, from the basic to luxury. Accommodation includes quaint looking cottages and even beach tents.

Tropical Islands is inside a hangar built originally to house airships designed to haul long-distance cargo. And despite it looking like temperatures are through the roof - outside the giant hanger it has actually snowed.

Tropical Islands is located inside this giant hangar - with the actual weather a far cry from the conditions inside.
Note the wall at top of photo.

Here is a better view of the hangar from the inside.  Also, notice the painted wall on the lower left.  A little of that painting can be seen in the second photo, upper left. Visitors can be seen swimming in the lagoon at the resort.

It has a maximum capacity of 6,000 visitors a day and in its first year attracted 975,000 visitors.  As well as the thousands of visitors each day, approximately 500 people work at the site. Tropical Islands opened to the public in 2004.  Incredibly, the hangar, which is 1181 feet long, 689 feet wide and 351 feet high, is tall enough to enclose the Statue of Liberty.


~ You've never met any celebrities, but the mayor knows your name.

~ Your idea of a traffic jam is ten cars waiting to pass a tractor.

~ You have had to switch from "heat" to "A/C" on the same day.

~ When asked how your trip was to any exotic place, you say, "It was different!"

~ You eat dinner at 3:15 in the afternoon.

~ All purchases include a coupon of some kind--even houses and cars.


  1. My parents lived in Kansas for a few years, and daughter is now at school in Iowa. It's true about the midwest.

  2. We have an indoor water park here in Michigan, too though I've never been. My favorite place to go in winter is the greenhouse at Matthei Gardens, or the desert house in the Detroit Zoo.
    It is a wonderful break from the cold of winter.
    Most of our snow is gone, but more is expected in the next few days. sigh.