Travel publication praises Crystal Lagoons’ Indonesia Project as A Perfect Paradise Destination6 January, 2017 / News
Travel reporter Mark Eggleton, from Lunch Magazine visited Crystal Lagoons’ Indonesia project “Bintan Treasure Bay”, describing it as the ideal stopover destination for those looking to break up a long-haul flight with a few days in paradise.
“Treading water and squinting in the early morning light, I gaze down the 800-metre length in what is South-East Asia’s first and largest recreational crystal-water lagoon. Developed by multinational innovation company Crystal Lagoons, the 6.3-hectare crystal clear lagoon is equivalent in size to 50 Olympic-sized swimming pools and is beautiful to behold”.
According to the company’s Oceania Regional Director, Germán Rocca, water consumption on the lagoon is 50 per cent less than a public park and 30 per cent less than a golf course. Moreover, it’s a lot cheaper to build than a golf course but provides a greater amenity.
“The beauty lies in its sheer size and the fact it seems like you’ve padded across the sand into an untouched pristine island lagoon. Yet things are not what they seem. Yes, it’s a massive body of water but one painstakingly maintained. The bottom and sides are covered in a patented liner and Crystal Lagoons have developed a filtration system that uses two per cent of the energy normally associated with a filtration system. They’re even developing robots to clean the lagoon”.
For starters, while it’s a large lagoon, it uses half the amount of water that a golf course needs and can be built quickly on less land. The company already has around 400 projects on the go globally in 60 countries. “It’s no more golf widows because the whole family can basically spend a day at the lagoon,” Rocca says.
Crystal Lagoons is an international innovation company, founded by scientist Fernando Fischmann, which has developed a patent-protected technology that allows the construction and maintenance of unlimited-size crystal clear lagoons at very low costs.