FIRST LOOK: Margaritaville prepares to open Lake Conroe resort

Lake Conroe's Margaritaville will open June 26. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Lake Conroe's Margaritaville will open June 26. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

Lake Conroe's Margaritaville will open June 26. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)

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The resort is also open for meetings and events with its 72,000 square feet of meeting space. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The resort has docks for boats on Lake Conroe to tie off. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Each suite is 600 square feet with a living and sleeping area. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The resort will host its grand opening June 26. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The suites overlook Lake Conroe. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The resort has a water park as well as several pools. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The resort has 303 suites available. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Joe Merchant's Coffee & Provisions is an all-day cafe area. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The Landshark Bar & Grill is open for the public as well as resort guests. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
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Margaritaville is inspired by the songs and style of musician Jimmy Buffet. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The resort has several outdoor seating areas for guests. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The Landshark Bar & Grill serves several traditional beach bar items, including fish tacos, burgers and margaritas. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The resort will have multiple dining options for guests and the public. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
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The Landshark Bar & Grill opened June 5. (Andy Li/Community Impact Newspaper)
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville is preparing to bring a slice of paradise to the Lake Conroe area June 26 with the opening of its first Texas location.


Located at 600 Margaritaville Parkway, Montgomery, the 186-acre resort will have 303 suites and 32 waterfront cottages, an 18-hole golf course, two restaurants, a water park, boating, fishing and other lake activities.
By Andy Li
Originally from Boone, North Carolina, Andy Li is a graduate of East Carolina University with degrees in Communication with a concentration in Journalism and Political Science. While in school, he worked as a performing arts reporter, news, arts and copy editor and a columnist at the campus newspaper, The East Carolinian. He also had the privilege to work with NPR’s Next Generation Radio, a project for student journalists exploring radio news. Moving to Houston in May 2019, he now works as the reporter for the Conroe/Montgomery edition of Community Impact Newspaper.


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