Crystal Lagoons’ Sustainable Innovations Boost Tourism in Thailand


Crystal Lagoons, the world’s top amenity, continues to positively disrupt the tourism industry with its dynamic sustainable innovation that has been proven around the world to boost the number of visitors to destinations with their own crystal clear lagoon. The multinational water-innovation company can enhance the experiences of travelers to Thailand while helping to reduce the low season effects, increasing year round occupancy for hotels and resorts. This can be done sustainably with a very low construction and maintenance cost through its proprietary technology.

Thailand and Southeast Asia have become one of the most visited parts of the world. Tourist arrivals in this region have jumped to over 100 million in 2015. In 2016 Thailand alone saw over 32 million visitors. Thailand continues to be a popular destination, but tourists are always looking for new and unique attractions, while hotels and resorts are always looking to fill their rooms especially during low season. Crystal clear lagoons are designed for visitors’ entertainment pleasure while having the ability to increase arrivals year round as the lagoons are not be affected by the rainy seasons during which ocean conditions can be less than ideal with murky water and jelly fish creating an unsafe environment for visitors. 

With its innovation and sustainable technology, crystal clear lagoons of unlimited sizes can be built and maintained at very low costs, using minimal amount of chemicals and energy.  Crystal Lagoons’ technology uses half a park’s water requirement, which also translate to 30 times less water used by a golf course, while using only 2% of the energy required by traditional filtration systems. The lagoons can use any type of water (whether it be salt, brackish or fresh water), and the amount of water consumed is very low as water will only be lost through evaporation and the technology also allows refilling with rain water, saving the use of precious water even further. Crystal Lagoons uses 100 times less chemicals than conventional swimming pools and comply with drinkable quality standards, which means there are no worries if anyone happen to accidentally drink the water. 

One of the most successful projects in Southeast Asia is the Treasure Bay in Bintan, Indonesia. Since the lagoon opened, tourism at the Bintan Island has soared by astounding 40%. The Canopi Resort, which is located next to the lagoon, has 100% occupancy rate during weekends and over 50% during weekdays (200% higher than other hotels on the island that has no access to crystal clear lagoons). Thanks to this dramatic increase in business and visitors’ demands, Canopi resort has decided to expand its luxurious safari themed tents from 40 to 100. 

Jaime Rivera, Crystal Lagoons’ Regional Director for Southeast Asia, said, “we are very pleased to be able to contribute to the tourism industry in various countries around the world. We are able to achieve this due to our innovation and sustainable technology with low construction and maintenance costs, as well as sustainable water management in our lagoons.”

“Crystal Lagoons has launched a new business model that allows developers and local governments to transform unused or existing public areas, such as parks, stadiums, centers of horse race tracks, and speedways, to name a few, to a very attractive public access beach life for all citizens and tourists, generating not only wealth to the population, but also the rise in revenues for developers. In Thailand, we see great potential, and we currently have a range of projects under discussion,” added Jaime Rivera, Crystal Lagoons’ Regional Director for Southeast Asia.

Other Crystal Lagoons projects from around the world include a large crystal clear lagoons on the iconic Las Vegas “Strip”, and an oasis in the middle of the desert in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt that was awarded a Guinness World Record for the largest man-made lagoon in the world.