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JOYSXEE Floating Bottle Island - CLOSED

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A cool stop off on our golf cart tour of Isla

We visited Isla May 2017. We had heard about an island that was made entirely out of plastic... read more

Reviewed October 3, 2017
nolajewl
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new orleans
The island moved!

We did not get to visit, because when we got to the lagoon (where the picture was made at the top... read more

Reviewed August 1, 2017
Cristina L
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Nashville, Tennessee
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Richart Sowa built Joysxee, the Floating Bottle Island by himself, with over 150,000 plastic bottles. Shown on MTV Extreme Cribs and Ripley's Believe It or Not, the island that floats on bottles is an ecological masterpiece. Everything on the island...more
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Reviewed April 22, 2018

We saw it in April of 2016 before it was moved. The island was moved and then began to come completely apart and has now polluted the inner water where it was relocated with all of the plastic waste. The owner was supposed to dispose...More

2  Thank Ron W
Reviewed April 2, 2018

Got destroyed in a storm and is no longer there. Apparently it was destroyed before by a storm and was rebuilt in the past , but this past storm was too much. Has not been re-built. GONE

Thank Ruth H
Reviewed March 2, 2018

This was destroyed in hurricane. No longer there..... had to check for myself. I had heard it but looked for myself... sad.

Thank Shadylady88
Reviewed January 18, 2018 via mobile

I read that it could possibly be located somewhere else, but as other reviewer said it was destroyed in last hurricane and all the plastic dispersed.

1  Thank 209CookieMomster
Reviewed January 14, 2018

We tried to find the floating bottle island during our golf cart trip around the island. We knew approximately where it was from a previous trip but could not find it. We finally stopped and asked some locals where the island was and they said...More

1  Thank frugaltravelerDenver
Reviewed October 3, 2017

We visited Isla May 2017. We had heard about an island that was made entirely out of plastic bottles and i was on the hunt to find it! It's easy to pass up so take your time and enjoy the scenery. Sure enough after stopping...More

4  Thank nolajewl
Reviewed August 1, 2017

We did not get to visit, because when we got to the lagoon (where the picture was made at the top of the page), he had moved his island! So his location right now is not at the place where it is shown on the...More

1  Thank Cristina L
Reviewed June 29, 2017

Cool place to stop and visit. It is amazing to see how this man made this island. Floating on all plastic.

1  Thank Karen C
Reviewed May 2, 2017

We tried to find this place for two days. The locals kept telling us that he has been moving around lately. We found him just before going on the ferry back to Cancun , so we never got to tour him.

Thank SarahN2315
Reviewed February 19, 2017

We did find it but it wasn't easy, finally asked two different taxi drivers. There is no sign, we saw it by walking out on the dock next door. It looks run down like no one lives there anymore. Wouldn't bother taking the time to...More

4  Thank Tudi W
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