Margaritaville Holdings, the global lifestyle brand synonymous with fun and escapism, today announced a new condo resort on Ambergis Caye, Belize’s largest island. Opening in 2020, Margaritaville Resort Belize is located on the unspoiled northern end of the island and within the Bacalar Chico Marine Reserve – a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overlooking the azure waters of the Caribbean, the resort will be comprised of 71 residences, two pools, signature Margaritaville food and beverage concepts and more.
“I am not a stranger to Belize. I have enjoyed the natural beauty of the country and extremely warm friendship of Belizeans for decades. Margaritaville and Belize have long shared the same attitudes, now we get to finally share the same latitudes,” said singer, songwriter and best-selling author Jimmy Buffett.
“Belize is the fastest-growing destination in the Caribbean and with good reason, as it really is one of the most beautiful places in the world,” added John Cohlan, chief executive officer of Margaritaville and Buffett’s longtime business partner. “We’re honored to partner with long-time pioneers and cherished members of the Belize community to build on a shared vision for the future of this incredible destination.”
Each of Margaritaville Resort Belize’s one- and two-bedroom residences will feature a consistent, casual-luxe design, a spacious veranda and come fully furnished with a kitchen. On-site amenities will include two pools, signature Margaritaville food and beverage concepts, and a beach sports center. A 400-foot pier will serve as the launching pad for kayaks, wave boards and Hobie Cat sailboats. With robust marine life and diverse eco-systems along the world’s second-largest barrier reef, Belize – and Ambergis Caye – are located within the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor, providing unparalleled water adventures.
Residential sales are now open at Margaritaville Resort Belize. For more information, visit www.MargaritavilleResortBelize.com.
From the Orlando Sentinel: “Jimmy Buffett surprises Margaritaville Resort Orlando guests with concert”
Island-style rocker Jimmy Buffett surprised guests with a pop-up performance at the recently opened Margaritaville Resort Orlando in Kissimmee on Tuesday.
During a roughly 30-minute set, the 72-year-old icon, dressed in green polo, khaki shorts and New Orleans Saints ballcap, played through a series of hits, including “Volcano,” “Pencil Thin Mustache” and, of course, “Margaritaville.”
In a video of the performance shared Wednesday, Buffett takes the stage and plays along with the crowd a little bit.
“I thought I’d cruise up to Orlando and see Margaritaville Orlando Resort and play for y’all and we’d have a good time having fun and making money,” he said at the mic.
The $800 million 184-room hotel, entertainment and water park complex, which sits on 300 acres just southwest of Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom theme park, opened officially last month.
Buffett showed off some of the charisma that has followed him during his more-than 45 years as a performer.
“I’ve been doing this a long time; this is the guitar’s first one,” he quipped.
Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefer Band have added two shows to the 2019 Son of a Son of a Sailor Tour
Wed Jul 10, 2019 – MTELUS – Montreal, QC
Sat Jul 13 – Budweiser Stage – Toronto, ON
Both shows onsale to General Public on Friday Feb 8 at 10:00 am EST
Presale starts Tuesday Feb 5th via TicketMaster
The “Escape to Margaritaville” national tour will include a run in Las Vegas in January 2020. There are now three stops for the traveling musical that have been announced (other dates and cities TBA).
Oct 2019 – Providence Performing Arts Center – Providence RI
Nov 19 — Dec 1, 2019 – Broward Center for the Performing Arts – Fort Lauderdale FL
Jan 7 — Jan 12, 2020 – The Smith Center for the Performing Arts – Las Vegas NV
Jimmy Buffett’s sunny new musical, Escape to Margaritaville, is heading out across North America in 2019 for their first national tour! With an emphasis on ‘not sweating the small stuff’ Buffet’s musical oozes with the musicians greatest hits, with it’s chilled out party atmosphere it’s time to Escape to Margaritaville!
With a book by Greg Garcia and Mike O’Malley and music and lyrics by Buffet himself, this semi-autobiographical musical is named after Buffet’s 1977 smash hit ‘Margaritaville’ which also saw the star inducted into the 2016 Grammy Hall of Fame. Depicting images of ice-cold cocktails and bright beaches, Escape to Margaritaville celebrates life on a tropical island, and is sure you to leave you with that glowing summer feeling.
Escape to Margaritaville follows the fortunes of charming bartender and singer Tully, who spends his days between shifts seducing the rich female tourists on the tropical island of Margaritaville. Known as a local ladykiller, Tully can sweet-talk his way out of almost any scrape he finds himself in, whether it be an irate husband or frustrated boss. That is until the arrival of a lone, single female tourist who takes her career seriously; Tully falls head over heels but she is as frosty as the drinks he serves behind the bar. Can he win her heart before she flies home, and will the swaying palms and warm summer breeze convince them to both change their ways?
From the Orlando Sentinel: “Margaritaville Resort Orlando opens with an island feel”
A calypso band and hula dancers on Wednesday helped debut the latest in a string of new hotels opening in Central Florida, the 184-room Margaritaville Resort Orlando in Kissimmee.
The building is part of an $800 million hotel, entertainment and water park complex that sits on 300 acres just southwest of Walt Disney World’s Animal Kingdom theme park.
The new property hits visitors with the trademark island vibe that has been synonymous with music icon Jimmy Buffett’s resort business from the beginning. A chandelier made up of 313 upside-down margarita glasses hangs from the ceiling.
As guests walk into the hotel, they see a 13-foot-tall sculpture of a red flip flop, clearly blown out because its wearer “stepped on a pop top,” as the lyrics to the Buffett signature song read.
It’s the latest opening for Margaritaville Holdings CEO John Cohlan, a longtime industry veteran who began his career in the 1990s. Rooms at the hotel start at $199 per night but can get into the $1,300 nightly range, depending on room options.
Beyond the property’s visual aesthetic is what will eventually become the hotel bolstered by a neighborhood of more than 700 cottages, many of which have been bought already and some that are in varying stages of construction.
The streets of that area have colorful names that pay homage to Buffett, including Parrot Head Place and Fins Up Circle.
The official trailer for the movie “The Beach Bum” is now available. The movie opens in theaters on March 29, 2019.
The Beach Bum follows the outrageous misadventures of Moondog (Matthew McConaughey), a rebellious burnout who only knows how to live life by his own rules. Complete with an all-star cast including Snoop Dogg, Isla Fisher, Zac Efron, Jimmy Buffett, Martin Lawrence, and Jonah Hill, The Beach Bum is the wildly original and subversive new comedy from Harmony Korine (Spring Breakers).
I could tell you that Harmony Korine’s new acid trip of a stoner movie The Beach Bum has Snoop Dogg, a gas mask bong, a coke-addicted parrot, and the biggest joint you’ve ever seen alongside Jimmy Buffett in a hot tub, Jonah Hill eating soft serve, a kitten that drinks PBR, and Matthew McConaughey playing a character who calls himself “Moondog.” I could say all of these things, but trust me: It’s much, much better for you to see them for yourself.