Did you know there’s a tropical island paradise an hour’s drive from Austin?

If you’ve lived in Central Texas for very long, you probably have a list of favorite swimming holes. But here’s one I just discovered and instantly fell in love with — Son’s Island in Seguin.

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Son’s Island in Seguin has a tropical feel. Kristin Finan/American-Statesman

Picture this: A private, thatched-roof lakeside cabana for you and your friends, complete with a hammock, grill, tables and lounge chairs. You can rent a kayak, a canoe or a paddleboard on site, or enjoy beach volleyball, cornhole or jumbo-size game of Connect Four.

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Canoe rentals are available at Son’s Island in Seguin. Kristin Finan/American-Statesman

OK, so the water might not be quite as blue as Hawaii, but you’ll still feel far, far away.

Want to stay overnight? There are tents available that come with two queen-size beds, two fans and lanterns.

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Son’s Island in Seguin also offers “glamping.” Kristin Finan/American-Statesman

You can book online at lakeplacidisland.com. Cabanas, which cost around $150 for an eight-hour rental and include a private dock, go fast, so reserve early.


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