Jimmy Buffet at the Point Pleasant Resort
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On Friday, March 15, 2013, Jimmy Buffet, Margaritaville executives, the Wyndham Corporation executives, Point Pleasant personnel. local dignitaries and guests participated in a ground breaking ceremony at the Point Pleasant Resort.
The Margaritaville ground breaking took place at the old Renaissance Resort in the early afternoon followed by a resort unveiling, Jimmy Buffet playing his guitar and a reception at Panga (Point Pleasant's new waterfront restaurant).
The Point Pleasant Resort family welcomes Jimmy and Margaritaville to St. Thomas. They will make a fine addition to the Smith Bay area.
Opening is scheduled for late 2014 after a multi-million dollar renovation.
We, at Point Pleasant, are all excited about the new Jimmy Buffet Margaritaville Resort.
Pineapple Beach was cleaned and groomed for the ground breaking event and it reminded me of how the old resort beach area looked 9 years ago. It's really a beautiful beach.
That, with the addition of the Coral World Dolphin exhibit (Fall 2013) in Water Bay (the body of water that adjoins Point Pleasant Resort, Sugar Bay Resort, Margaritaville Resort and the Coki Point Peninsula) will substantially improve the East End of St. Thomas.
I am no longer a Coral World fan or supporter these days as I whole-heartedly believe Marine Mammals such as those poor pathetic Sea Lions they presently hold in captivity and the Dolphins the plan on accquiring for their Dolphin enclosure belong in the ocean not on display for entertainment and financial gain, being taught to do tricks that are forced, unnatural behaviors for food rewards while been kept in unanturally small pens for the rest of their lives.
People need to educate themselves
There is a 76 page document titled "The Case Against Marine Mammals in Captivity" which was written by the Humane Society of the United States and the World Society for the Protection of Animals which is a MUST READ for those thinking that dolphins enjoy their lives in captivity.
“The HSUS and WSPA believe that the entire captive experience for marine mammals is so sterile and contrary to even the most basic elements of compassion and humanity that it should be rejected outright."
Here's the link:
I agree with you 100% Alana. I am so disappointed this got approved. The sea lions were added at a time when we were all less environmentally aware so I accepted that they were at Coral World knowing that they probably couldn't survive outside an aquarium anymore. I will no longer suggest Coral World to my guests. It won't have a big impact on the attraction, I know, but for my own conscience sake I can't add to their business.
Life is a beach and I'm glad I've got mine.