Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville resort comes to Poconos with hotel, restaurants, RV park and bungalows in $1.3 billion project

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It’s going to look a lot more tropical in the Poconos when barefoot beach singer Jimmy Buffet moves in with a sprawling Margaritaville-branded resort that will cost $1.3 billion to develop and build.

As Citizens Voice reports, the sprawling resort village of Margaritaville is slated for the site of the former Pocono Manor hotel in Tobyhanna Township, Monroe County.

Construction is expected to begin next year, with an expected opening in mid-2024, the company said.

Jim Wiseman, president of development at Margaritaville, said in a statement that the combination of the Pocono Mountains and the Margaritaville resort brand would provide a one-of-a-kind retreat for “those seeking fun, relaxation and a backdrop of background of lakes and mountains.

“We at Margaritaville are known for our sense of getting away from it all and we look forward to bringing our vacation lifestyle to the area with the first Margaritaville Resort Village,” Wiseman said in the quoted company press release. by Citizens Voice. (Additional details on the station’s many features provided below)

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The resort village will include the Margaritaville Hotel Pocono Mountains, a LandShark Bar & Grill, Camp Margaritaville with RV sites and cabins, a Margaritaville retail store, a Fins Up Fitness Center, a Cheeseburger in Paradise, a Fin City game room and a 5 o’Clock Somewhere Swim-Up Bar.

For those who want a place of their own in Margaritaville, there will be Tiny Homes bungalows with a cabin feel, stone fire pits and country patios; townhouses, 1,000 “build-to-let” cottages.

For fun seekers, there will be LandShark Tube slide tracks, a licensed chilled ice pond with an ice cream bar and coffee and hot chocolate stand, and a winter market with stalls and shops with gifts, baked goods and crafts. All this, according to the company’s press release, quoted by Citizens Voice.

Somewhere in all of this, expect plenty of mixers as well. Don’t lose the salt shakers.

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