Monday, October 17, 2011

A Portable Island Vacation

Are you thinking far enough out of the box when it comes to the concept of an island vacation? On what is coming to be known as a 'traditional island', you're stuck in one place. If the diving isn't up to your expectations, you can walk around to the other side of the island, but that ends it. There is also the matter of tourist trash and flotsam washed up on the shore. What do you do about these problems when you're on an island vacation? THIS may be your answer.

This is part of the company's promo:
The design as you can see is inspired by tropical islands, with huts, a pool and to top of that, a whole volcano that is sure not to erupt. Since this is a yacht, it comes packed with special VIP rooms, arcades, gym, lounges, spas and even a helipad. The volcano adds a lot of beauty to the whole look of the yacht, it also happens to have water flowing out of it onto the pool creating this amazing river complementing the whole tropical look. 
The back of the yacht has a retractable beach deck where structures float on the sea making the sea accessible to swim in and of course allow access to various water activities such as wake boarding and jet-skis. The whole concept is pure genius and the result looks even better.

This may be the ultimate in 'plastic', canned vacations where you can lounge on your simulated island, be served an umbrella drink by a hostess clad in a skimpy outfit and eat frozen food from the ship's galley without ever having to risk the 'danger' inherent in a genuine land mass.

I don't know how the swimming pool on the bow would handle heavy seas. I suspect that you could be sloshed overboard and might end up swimming for a 'real island'. (oh, the horror)


Opus #6 said...

I'd have to do a thorough reconnaissance before I could give an opinion of a ship such as this.

Azra said...

Looks quite spectacular. Although I don't think I'd want to give up land mass just yet. There's something about the feeling of soft beach sand between your toes... hard to replace that :)

WoFat said...

Nifty! Are Bambi and Leather going to be on the ship?

LL said...

WoFat - I don't know that it would be much fun without Bambi and Leather.

Azra - I think that they have fake sand (maybe some sort of advanced polymer) that you can squish between you toes.

Opus #6 - The floating island pleasure barge doesn't seem all that seaworthy to me.

Opus #6 said...

It doesn't need to be seaworthy. It only needs to be coral-reef-worthy.

LL said...

Opus #6 - if it is stranded on a coral reef, it will eventually be incorporated into the reef and may become a REAL island. That's an interesting concept.

darlin said...

LL let us know how your vacation on the artificial island goes k? ;-) Just when I think I've seen it all you seem to find something just a wee bit more. I'd lead a sheltered life without your posts LL.

Have a great week!

Race Bannon said...

I'll take two

...I actually prefer the mountains, do they have one with mountains?

LL said...

Race-I'm sure that the same company could build a boat with plastic mountains on it...and a trout stream with simulated trout swimming in the current. Or for a few extra bucks, you could have steelhead and simply use saltwater in the stream.

Darlin-You have to know what your money will buy.

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