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Lanier Islands, Margaritaville open for the season

By Pamela A. Keene
 
Get out your sunscreen, bathing suits and sunglasses, and pack your bags for this summer’s stay-cation. Lanier Islands and Margaritaville are now open for 2020. The 1,000-acre resort and entertainment complex on Lake Lanier opened in mid-June.
 
“The water park and our amenities are now open and it is wonderful to see our staff – and guests – returning to enjoy all that Margaritaville has to offer,” said Bucky Perry, vice president of operations for Margaritaville at Lanier Islands. “The water rides, restaurants and beach, in fact the whole park, is open following the governor’s safety guidelines. We’re thoroughly and regularly sanitizing surfaces, lounge chairs and restrooms, plus taking all precautions to ensure the safety of our guests.”
 
Cruises and restaurants on the property are capped at 50 percent of capacity. Legacy Lodge, the Lake Houses and Villas have reopened. The hotel’s signature restaurants – Sidney’s and Bullfrogs – are now offering dine-in service.
 
“The weather has been so pretty and it feels like we’re back to some sense of normalcy here at the Islands,” said Missy Burgess, director of public relations at Lanier Islands. “Our staff has undergone training to take every measure to protect the safety of our guests, from those staying in the hotel to people dining with us.”
 
Accommodations are cleaned between stays. “Once a room is thoroughly cleaned, the outer door is sealed until the next guests arrive,” Burgess said. “And at the beginning of each shift, staff members’ temperatures are being taken at the front gates before they come onto the property. They are also wearing masks and gloves and we are taking every precaution to make sure that guests are safe.”
 
Perry said that while things will be a bit different at the resort, not everything has changed.
“There’s still some weeks of summer left, so we’re offering season passes for the remainder of the season,” Perry said. “And while some things are different this summer, some things are also the same. As guests come, they will still have fun, be able to eat at the restaurants, play on the water rides and experience the Margaritaville they’ve come to expect.”


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