15-acre crystal clear lagoon to be built in Orlando

By: Jason Kelly

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ORLANDO, Fla. - A resort and 15-acre crystal clear lagoon is being planned for Orlando's Lake Nona development, the Tavistock Development Company said Wednesday.

The company said crews will break ground on the Lake Nona Resort on Lake Nona's southern shore next year. It's expected to open in 2020.

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Tavistock Development Company
Tavistock Development Company

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The eight-story resort will feature 250 rooms, 80 condominium units, a spa and a beach volleyball venue.

The resort's lagoon -- one the nation’s largest man-made crystal clear lagoons -- will be lined with sandy beaches and have the potential to be expanded to more than 20 acres. Visitors will be able to enjoy swimming, sailing and paddle boarding.

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The lagoon will be accessible by resort guests and members of the Lake Nona Golf and Country Club, the company said.

Expansion plans include luxury condominiums, single-family homes and a beach club along the lagoon, officials said.

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Tavistock Development Company
Tavistock Development Company

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The wellness resort will also feature an expansive rooftop lounge and ballroom and several restaurants.

The company announced Monday that a water sports park will be built near the Orlando VA Medical Center.

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