Media highlight the added value of Crystal Lagoons® technology

“Crystal Lagoons® technology in a real estate project creates a new standard in this industry, transforming the urban landscape by creating stunning turquoise waters with idyllic beaches”. Thus begins a report dedicated to the multinational innovation company in Construction Review, one of the main specialized portals in the Middle East.

According to the media, Africa is a continent with a lot of potential for Crystal Lagoons due to the great growth of its middle class, young population, increasing per capita income and increasing urbanization. In the next 30 years its population will increase by about 1 billion, with 80% in cities.

Therefore, the development of infrastructure and new sustainable and technological urban hubs is intensive. Additionally, it is a continent with many landlocked, Mediterranean areas and some of its coasts are cold and dangerous.

This demographic growth allows the firm to plan important projections for Crystal Lagoons, since their technology responds to these problems, offering quality of life to a growing population. Their large bodies of turquoise water and idyllic beaches offer the possibility of swimming and water sports in a safe environment and allow us to develop projects on inland terrain, far from the coast, and generally considered of low tourist and real estate value.

Crystal lagoons currently has offices worldwide: USA (Miami), Holland (Amsterdam), Chile (Santiago), United Arab Emirates (Dubai) and Egypt (Cairo).

African Footprint

South Africa, Egypt, Nigeria, Morocco and Angola are some of the African countries where Crystal Lagoons has real estate and public access projects, Public Access Lagoons also known as PAL™, in various stages of planning, design, construction or operation.

The most important market for Crystal Lagoons in Africa is Egypt with over 20 projects in different stages. In fact, one of the world’s largest crystalline lagoon (12.5 hectares) is in the Egyptian resort of Sharm El Sheikh, while Bo Island, Swan Lake and Porto Golf will open in the coming months.

The second key market is South Africa, where the partnership with leading local real estate developer Balwin Properties has been tremendously successful and includes six real estate projects.

The newest residential project is Munyaka, an ultra-luxury complex was praised by the President of the Republic, Cyril Ramaphosa, who noted that Munyaka “will give life to the South Africa that we long for, promoting its economy through infrastructure. This is a magical place, as I see the lagoon going to be created and open spaces, I say, this is how you created great communities.”

In parallel, the development also conquered buyers, as 550 apartments were sold in just four days.

In the area of ​​Public Access Lagoons™, there are numerous master agreements currently in negotiation in South Africa, Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria and Angola, the most important one in South Africa, will include eight PAL in different cities spotted around the country.

The unique aspects of their products

Crystal Lagoons® technology, patented in 190 countries, is unique in the world and allows the development of large bodies of water in a crystalline state, at a low cost of construction and maintenance. It is sustainable, so it can be used anywhere in the world, including in Africa, where water is a critical resource.

In fact, these lagoons are filled only once and operate on a closed-circuit, using 30 times less water than a golf course and half that of a park of the same dimensions. They can use any type of water: fresh, sea or brackish from underground sources which would otherwise have no alternative use. Additionally, they allow to collect rainwater.

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Incorporating a crystalline lagoon powered by Crystal Lagoons technology in a real estate project creates a new standard in real estate, transforming the urban landscape by creating stunning turquoise waters with idyllic beaches.

They also add value to both the real estate developer and the end user. It increases the speed at which they are sale exponentially and substantially increase the value of constructions per square meter. As an example, South African developer Balwin Properties has experienced the “lagoon effect” twice, a trend that is repeated around the world.

As for Public Access Lagoons, they revitalize unused spaces, neglected areas and enhance environments. They are of high impact as they allow millions of people to fulfill their dream of living just steps from paradise-like beaches. It is estimated that attendance to these complexes is between 800 thousand and one million people a year.

The expansion of PAL™ is rapidly growing, since they can widely used by large numbers of people, require very low investment and offer a very short-term recovery.

They combine attractive services such as restaurants, beach clubs, water sports, retail stores, amphitheaters and a wide range of recreational and cultural activities, such as concerts, shows, open-air cinema and much more.

The success of these lagoons in all markets has generated huge expectations. Currently, Crystal Lagoons has advanced negotiations with local operators from different markets.

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The innovative concept and technology developed by Crystal Lagoons has revolutionized real estate in the United States, transforming landscapes and lifestyles across multiple states. Known for its stunning crystalline artificial lagoons, the multinational company is experiencing remarkable growth, particularly in Florida, Texas, Alabama, California, and South Carolina.

Operational Projects and New Openings

Currently, there are ten operational projects with Crystal Lagoons® amenities across Florida and Texas, where early-adopters of the technology have experienced a notable increase in property values and an acceleration of real estate sales.

New projects are set to open in 2024 in both states, as well as in California and South Carolina.

Commercial Success of Real Estate Projects

Incorporating Crystal Lagoons® amenities into real estate developments has proven crucial for commercial success. These lagoons provide both visual and recreational appeal, becoming focal points that attract buyers and elevate the value of surrounding properties. Crystal Lagoons makes idyllic beach life possible in previously unimaginable locations, creating new business opportunities for developers and transforming market dynamics by challenging the paradigm of “location, location, location.”

Crystal Lagoons has emerged as a top sales catalyst, driving commercial success globally despite economic challenges. In the U.S., their projects boast impressive sales figures, highlighted by top rankings from RCLCO and John Burns. Notable projects like Sunterra, Mirada, Windsong Ranch, and Epperson ranked among the top 50 best-selling master-planned communities in 2023.

Consolidation of the PAL® Concept

The Public Access Lagoons® business model has proven to be a remarkable success, transforming urban and rural landscapes into tropical beach destinations accessible via a ticket entry just a few steps from people’s homes. These entertainment-hubs offer year-round revenue opportunities through watersports, rentals, restaurants, retail, concerts, weddings, nightlife and more. The innovative PAL® concept has solidified Crystal Lagoons’ position as a leader in the industry, delivering unparalleled recreational and commercial value while fostering economic development in the communities where these projects are present.

With projects in various stages of development across the globe, the U.S. remains Crystal Lagoons’ primary market. Recent ventures to develop new PAL® projects in Texas, Florida, and Alabama further highlight the company’s expansive growth.

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Among the exciting developments is a new project in Alabama, a 100% PAL® initiative featuring a 5-acre lagoon and a robust hotel component with prominent brands. Meanwhile, Lake Travis in Spicewood, Texas, stands out with its 3-acre crystalline lagoon, designed for swimming and water sports, coupled with high-density short-term rentals to offer a premium experience in one of Texas’ most affluent communities.

Another notable project is Oak Hills in Columbia, South Carolina, which will feature a 4.8-acre lagoon, retail spaces, and a variety of sports activities, along with 800+ single-family homes, a golf course, and a clubhouse. Lastly, Angel Lagoon in Dayton, Texas, will boast a 4-acre lagoon surrounded by hotels, and attractions such as live concerts, inflatable water slides, food trucks, and lounging areas.

Crystal Lagoons continues to revolutionize and raise the standards of real estate in the US, offering unmatched value to homeowners and developers, while driving economic growth through sustainability and innovation.

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The innovative concept and technology developed by Crystal Lagoons has revolutionized real estate in the United States, transforming landscapes and lifestyles across multiple states. Known for its stunning crystalline artificial lagoons, the multinational company is experiencing remarkable growth, particularly in Florida, Texas, Alabama, California, and South Carolina.

Operational Projects and New Openings

Currently, there are ten operational projects with Crystal Lagoons® amenities across Florida and Texas, where early-adopters of the technology have experienced a notable increase in property values and an acceleration of real estate sales.

New projects are set to open in 2024 in both states, as well as in California and South Carolina.

Commercial Success of Real Estate Projects

Incorporating Crystal Lagoons® amenities into real estate developments has proven crucial for commercial success. These lagoons provide both visual and recreational appeal, becoming focal points that attract buyers and elevate the value of surrounding properties. Crystal Lagoons makes idyllic beach life possible in previously unimaginable locations, creating new business opportunities for developers and transforming market dynamics by challenging the paradigm of “location, location, location.”

Crystal Lagoons has emerged as a top sales catalyst, driving commercial success globally despite economic challenges. In the U.S., their projects boast impressive sales figures, highlighted by top rankings from RCLCO and John Burns. Notable projects like Sunterra, Mirada, Windsong Ranch, and Epperson ranked among the top 50 best-selling master-planned communities in 2023.

Consolidation of the PAL® Concept

The Public Access Lagoons® business model has proven to be a remarkable success, transforming urban and rural landscapes into tropical beach destinations accessible via a ticket entry just a few steps from people’s homes. These entertainment-hubs offer year-round revenue opportunities through watersports, rentals, restaurants, retail, concerts, weddings, nightlife and more. The innovative PAL® concept has solidified Crystal Lagoons’ position as a leader in the industry, delivering unparalleled recreational and commercial value while fostering economic development in the communities where these projects are present.

With projects in various stages of development across the globe, the U.S. remains Crystal Lagoons’ primary market. Recent ventures to develop new PAL® projects in Texas, Florida, and Alabama further highlight the company’s expansive growth.

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Among the exciting developments is a new project in Alabama, a 100% PAL® initiative featuring a 5-acre lagoon and a robust hotel component with prominent brands. Meanwhile, Lake Travis in Spicewood, Texas, stands out with its 3-acre crystalline lagoon, designed for swimming and water sports, coupled with high-density short-term rentals to offer a premium experience in one of Texas’ most affluent communities.

Another notable project is Oak Hills in Columbia, South Carolina, which will feature a 4.8-acre lagoon, retail spaces, and a variety of sports activities, along with 800+ single-family homes, a golf course, and a clubhouse. Lastly, Angel Lagoon in Dayton, Texas, will boast a 4-acre lagoon surrounded by hotels, and attractions such as live concerts, inflatable water slides, food trucks, and lounging areas.

Crystal Lagoons continues to revolutionize and raise the standards of real estate in the US, offering unmatched value to homeowners and developers, while driving economic growth through sustainability and innovation.

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Bringing idyllic beach life to any place in the world is the essential attraction of Crystal Lagoons, which becomes even more relevant in Mediterranean countries. This is the case for Paraguay, one of the company´s main markets in South America, along with Brazil, Chile, and Argentina.

This commercial success is illustrated by the remarkable sales trajectory of the recently announced Marena project in the city of Luque, near the capital Asunción, which has exhibited extraordinary sales success, exceeding 45% of the units sold in its first stage.

This development, promoted jointly with the commercial partners of Crystal Lagoons, Eydisa, a Paraguayan real estate company, and Castex, an Argentinean real estate company, adds to the 18 projects in different stages of development and negotiation in Paraguay in the cities of San Bernardino, Pedro Juan Caballero, Hernandarias and Luque, in partnership with local and international investors.

“The lagoons powered by Crystal Lagoons® technology are well recognized in Paraguay, and Marena is creating a unique and unrepeatable project in the middle of the city. All apartments surround the lagoon with beach and palm trees, creating the perfect setting to make the dream of living in the middle of the city with a beach 365 days a year come true,” explains Gonzalo Faccas, managing partner of Eydisa.

Paraguayan developers have identified the added value of Crystal Lagoons in their projects, as our sustainable technology brings the ocean experience closer to urban areas, creating a coastal lifestyle in the middle of the city,” adds Francisco Matte, regional director of Crystal Lagoons for Latin America.

Other relevant Crystal Lagoons projects in Paraguay include Aqua Village in San Bernardino, Blue Lagoon in Pedro Juan Caballero, Lake Coast in Hernandarias, and AquaTerra in Luque.

Blue Tree Phuket in Thailand, the project with the Crystal Lagoons® amenity under the Public Access Lagoons® business model in Asia, has established itself as the premier entertainment center in the region and a benchmark for hosting high-level sports events like Aquathlons. Recently, it was the venue for the 6th tournament of the Asia Pacific Padel Tour 2024, the APP Phuket Open.

The successful event brought together 107 pairs and 145 players of different levels, who competed in men’s, women’s, and mixed categories, both in Pro and Amateur modalities. For three days, the facilities at Blue Tree buzzed with the passion for Padel, one of the fastest-growing sports worldwide.

Blue Tree Phuket has the largest paddle community in Thailand. Padel Phuket has 6 paddle courts, 2 outdoor and 4 indoor, and offers professional training classes for players of all ages and recreational facilities. 

Located in the iconic tourist destination of Phuket, which receives over 38 million visitors annually, the PAL® Blue Tree project has become an oasis of entertainment and sports. The 4.2-acre crystalline lagoon with Crystal Lagoons® technology, surrounded by white sand beaches, a private peninsula, restaurants, a beach club, and a pool bar, has positioned itself as the ideal place to enjoy an entertaining and dynamic beach experience 24 hours a day, as well as a year-round calendar full of activities, including concerts, themed parties, beauty contests, sports competitions, and activities for the whole family.

Crystal Lagoons PAL® projects are transforming and enriching urban life by offering new entertainment destinations not limited exclusively to residents of private real estate developments with crystalline lagoons. These developments are positively impacting the lives of millions of people, bringing a piece of the ocean to the city center and making it accessible just steps from their homes.