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Florida’s Unbelievable ABANDONED Beach Resort



Come take a tour through the most surreal location I have ever witnessed. Filled with tennis courts, 18 loft buildings, one 6 story condo tower complete with penthouses, & a massive restaurant and pool complex. All completely abandoned and untouched. Take a look at what a resort, left in 2010, looks like today.

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Beginning/The Lofts – 02:21
Problems/Tower – 14:02
Pres. Bush/Penthouses – 23:28
The Future/Restaurant – 25:07
Final Word/Beach Front – 29:40

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I think it needs to be said for this video especially, that please don’t visit this location. I know this is will be insanely easy to find, but the legal and safety risk just isn’t worth it. If you do, please don’t vandalize or destroy anything. You’re not “dope af” if you tag your instagram handle on the wall in the spa, you’re just an asshole.

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Presented in 4K

39 Comments

39 Comments

  1. Brian Woods

    December 1, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    You guys do great videos, you have brass balls entering these places and treat the situation professionally not vandalizing and acting like assholes. But the smartest thing is you guys were smart enough to separate the video sections via time stamp. I haven't seen anyone do that yet, very slick.

  2. - Mike

    December 6, 2017 at 5:46 am

    Really, wears respirator but then socks with sandals?  Seems like some solid safety logic.

  3. Judy Kay Deal

    December 6, 2017 at 7:25 am

    Is this still standing after Irma 2017

  4. Ben Thomas

    December 6, 2017 at 12:44 pm

    what was the surprise about a lamp still being plugged in?

  5. Zero X Marquis

    December 6, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    I like the presentation of your old videos better. They were to the point and gave more context. You spend too much time "exploring." You did more with less.

  6. Nedroj

    December 6, 2017 at 2:06 pm

    20:09 Damn that is a crappy photoshop. (:

  7. Brenda Cervantes

    December 6, 2017 at 3:06 pm

    That hotel must've been his life he might have been embarrassed when it got bankrupted

  8. Cassie McKeever

    December 6, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    Damn this is some outdated decor. :S

  9. Brenda Cervantes

    December 6, 2017 at 3:16 pm

    One of those wine 🍷 bottles reminds me of the wine bottles that my granddad 👴use to have

  10. James White

    December 6, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    Why did it close and people leave quickly?

  11. Frank Fratta

    December 6, 2017 at 4:37 pm

    How has the land not been purchased for a new resort?

  12. Thenew52 Superman

    December 6, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    This feels like something out of Uncharted 2🙌

  13. Martin Ahlander

    December 6, 2017 at 6:04 pm

    30 minutes long, can someone just say why it was abandoned?

  14. Thenew52 Superman

    December 6, 2017 at 6:09 pm

    Really great video, I gotta explore that place!

  15. Sara R.

    December 6, 2017 at 6:33 pm

    Reminds me of when we were little we'd always vacation at Ocean Towers Beach Club in Panama City. So nostalgic.

  16. Sara R.

    December 6, 2017 at 6:34 pm

    Why are there guest suitcases and stuff still left behind? Weird.

  17. Octorafest

    December 6, 2017 at 7:28 pm

    This is one of my favorite videos I’ve seen on this channel so far.

  18. Twisty the Clown

    December 6, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    I'm surprised no one has looted the place.

  19. Explore 101 Urbex

    December 6, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    Nice one 🙂

  20. JedDraws

    December 6, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    This is so awesome! Thankyou Jake! Your videos really have improved so much over the time I've been watching your channel… also just noticed this video is in 4K!! :O

  21. Liltrix 0

    December 6, 2017 at 8:33 pm

    So weird, so much looks like people just stepped out of the room.

  22. Liltrix 0

    December 6, 2017 at 8:37 pm

    who are these people that keep half packing suitcases then just leave them there!

  23. Robert Taylor

    December 6, 2017 at 9:47 pm

    Amazing job guys!  Keep up the great work!

  24. klutzycutie

    December 6, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    I'm suprised no one bought it over and at least remodeled it to make them into hotel rooms or condos. At least to re-gut the place and make sure the structure was habitable.

  25. Dan Eager

    December 6, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    Do you reckon you could consider doing a Cancelled episode on the XFL? I'm a fan of WWE and have always wondered how the XFL came to be how they cancelled the project. Love your videos btw!

  26. Hussain Parwaz

    December 6, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    Interesting Jake .. very good job .. well done

  27. Reginald Cross

    December 6, 2017 at 10:19 pm

    Looks like the old Colony place that was finally bought back in August and will be renovated and re-opened under the St. Regis name – big boost for Longboat Key is that's where you are! Love the vlog!

  28. Chris Gonzalez

    December 6, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    Dumb question, but does anyone know the name of the resort?

  29. Andrea

    December 6, 2017 at 11:22 pm

    The production and research that went into making this video is outstanding. I love your work!

  30. alyssa m mcmanus

    December 6, 2017 at 11:57 pm

    My family vacationed here in the early 80s. When MTV first came on air, we were staying at the colony. I think I was 11. Im really glad you did this video! It was a super nice resort. We stayed in one of the smaller villas by the pool. We played a lot of tennis there! I cant believe how it looked the same as when we were there.

  31. Beach Bum

    December 7, 2017 at 12:25 am

    Can I sleep in there for free?

  32. vote4freedom

    December 7, 2017 at 1:44 am

    wow it was really sad to see all of those photographs just sitting in that office. Lots of good memories were clearly made there.

  33. Sweet Victory

    December 7, 2017 at 1:55 am

    Well done bro you never disappoint

  34. Jeff Hoffman

    December 7, 2017 at 2:37 am

    Good work

  35. bigrobnz

    December 7, 2017 at 2:57 am

    amazing…..so sad….

  36. Ericka Obregon

    December 7, 2017 at 3:04 am

    You should do the astrodome in Houston

  37. Tom McKee

    December 7, 2017 at 3:22 am

    Ok Im like 99% sure this is like 3 buildings down from where I have a condo.  Weird but cool – had no idea it was that huge!

  38. John Oliveri

    December 7, 2017 at 5:39 am

    Phenomenal reporting on a very interesting topic, the flashbacks were great, really enjoyed , deserve a Emmy for this one

  39. iowauncfan11

    December 7, 2017 at 11:35 am

    It was smart of you guys to bring masks to protect yourself from any molds or fungus, but yet your boy is wearing a pair of slides lol? Genuinely you should consider wearing pants and long-sleeves when entering places like that. That way you aren't scratched or nicked anywhere, which could lead to infections. I'd also highly suggest gloves, its not only protection for your hands when grabbing anything or opening doors, but also for not leaving finger prints. But seriously, the slides though lol? Smh

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