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General Questions


What is Son's Island?

 Son’s Island is an actual Island located approx. 11 miles east of New Braunfels in Lake Placid which is part of the Guadalupe River.  At Son’s Island you can rent lakeside Cabanas with private docks by the day, evening or stay overnight in one of our glamping (glamour camping) setups! You can also kayak, paddleboard, play beach volleyball, swim, slide and more!  We are located at 110 Lee St. Seguin, TX 78155 which is a 15 minute drive from New Braunfels. 

How much does it cost to rent a cabana?

On average from $99 - $245 per day which includes entry for 8 people. Prices vary depending on the day and season, with weekdays during the fall or spring being the least expensive and holidays weekends in the summer being the most. For exact rates quotes, Please click here and then enter the date you are interested in.

What are your hours?

Day Cabana Rentals: 10:30 AM  - 6:30 PM - Evening rentals:  7:30 PM - 10:30 PM Glamping: 7:30 PM - 10:00 AM.  See our Contact page for dates and hours.

PLEASE NOTE: Cabana rentals are for day use only unless you have purchased/added the overnight glamping option or evening cabana rental.  Overnight  All-Inclusive Tent Camping reservations DO NOT include a daytime cabana.  You must make a reservation for each night and each day you would like to spend with us. 

Can we bring more people than eight people?

You can have a maximum of 15 people per cabana, each additional person, after 8, is $10 - $25 extra per person on average depending on the day & season. Holiday prices are more.  Kids two and under are free and not counted.

What activities are included when renting a Cabana?

Swimming, fishing (bring your own gear), beach volleyball, boat docking (you may bring your own boat and dock at no additional charge)  water slide, cornhole, resting in one of the many hammocks on the island and barbecuing! 

Must we have a reservation to come?

Yes, reservations are required and can be made online at or by calling us at: 888-993-6772.

Commonly Asked Questions


Are there life guards on duty?

There are no life guards on duty,  no fence or barrier restricting persons from entering the water and no depth signs. Under water hazards may exist and swimming is at your own risk. Renter is responsible for the safety and well-being of all guests and is responsible for keeping a close watch on all swimmers as well as non-swimmers or persons who may enter or accidentally enter the water. Should the Renter/Responsible party be absent from the Property for any length of time, it is his/her duty to designate another person within his/her party for this responsibility.

Are kayaks and paddle board use included in the cabana fee?

No, you can rent a kayak or paddleboard to keep at your cabana and use at your leisure or buy a watercraft wrist band that gives you unlimited use of all our kayaks and paddle boards in 45 minute sessions from the kayak station.

What should we bring?

Beach towels, charcoal, lighter fluid, BBQ utensils, ice, ice chest, favorite drinks and food, bug repellent and a smile – it’s time to have some fun!

Can we drive to the island by car?

Yes! No need to bring a boat as we have a 100 foot long wooden bridge that you can drive a car across.

Where do we park? Is there a limit to how many vehicles we can bring?

We have parking on the island, but we limit the parking to two cars for each cabana. If you have additional cars, we now have a lot nearby with golf cart shuttle. The cost is $20 per vehicle. 

Can we bring our own kayaks, boats, jet skis and/or floats?

Yes, you are welcome to bring any of these items yourself. 


Are pets allowed?

No, we love pets but unfortunately our insurance does not allow them to be on the Island.

Are there alligators, snakes and spiders?

There are no monster or small alligators in Lake Placid. Anywhere in Texas you can find snakes and spiders and Son’s Island is no exception though we don’t have more here than other places. When you are outdoors, it is always best to use caution and avoid weedy and heavily brushed areas and stay to lighted paths at night. We have never had a guest bitten by a snake and have had tens of thousands of visitors to Son’s Island.

Is the water level low?

No, we are on a constant level lake. In 2018 the water level did drop due to work the government was doing on the dam, but the water level is back to normal.

Is the water clear/blue?

Son’s Island is an actual Island in Lake Placid which is fed by the Guadalupe River. As with any natural body of water, the color does change depending on the amount of rain, sunlight etc. After a hard rain or flood the water can look muddy brown. If we haven’t had a hard rain in a while the particles settle, and the water turns a beautiful blue!

How deep is the water? What is the bottom like?

Son’s Island is just under 4 acres and has almost a mile of lakefront. The depth varies depending on where you are at and range from 2’ – 12’ deep. The bottom varies as well, some areas have a rocky bottom, others a muddy bottom.

I noticed some bad reviews online.

We do not filter our reviews at all. I’m not sure exactly how many 5-star reviews we have but I’d imagine for each bad review we have about a 100 5-star reviews. Some people you can’t please no matter what.  Everyone else seems to have a blast at Son’s Island!

More Commonly Asked Questions


Are there any restricted items?

Absolutely no glass, fireworks, loud music or pets; please refer to our rental agreement for full list of restrictions.

Do I need to wear a life jacket when using the kayaks and paddle boards?

Yes, life jackets must be worn no matter the age.

Do you have a place to change clothes?

Yes, we have changing rooms located on the property. 

Do you have bathrooms?

We have 2 air conditioned trailers with 9 bathrooms as well as numerous port-a-potties located around the island 

Are we allowed to BBQ?

Yes, each cabana has its own charcoal BBQ pit. Please be extremely careful to keep fire away from the roof as the palm leaves are extremely flammable. Also be sure not to dump coals around the landscaping.

Do you have a restaurant at the island?

No, but there are many great restaurants in the area and we know Papa Johns in Seguin delivers to the Island, as we order from there occasionally.

More Commonly Asked Questions


Where can I get ice, is there a gas station nearby?

We now have ice at the Island!  If, we run out, the next closest place to get ice is at the gas station located at the corner of 78 and 1620, it is only 2 miles from the island. HEB, Walmart and a variety of other stores are located in Seguin near the corner of HWY 90 and 123, which is only 5.5 miles away from the island.

Is there a boat ramp nearby?

Yes, there is a public boat ramp directly under I-10 where it crosses Lake Placid. It is located less than a mile away from the island by car or boat.

Is there a place to dock our boats?

Yes, though each cabana has its own dock we try to limit dock boating to the larger docks closest the main part of the lake to keep the rear side of the island more swimmer and kayak friendly. You are free to use these docks at no additional cost during your stay. Cabanas #A-10 and #A-11, #B-10# and #B-11 as well as #C-1 – #C-6 are best for those wanting to bring their own boat as they are closest to our larger docks. WARNING: THERE ARE MANY ROCKS LOCATED IN FROM OF THE ISLAND. Employees on site will be glad to assist you as to where to drive and not drive your boat.

What is your cancellation policy?

-Within 24 hours of making the original booking: 95% refund or credit

-More than 15 days notice prior to the booking date: 90% refund or credit

-Between 7 and 14 days prior to the booking date: 50% refund or credit

-Less than 7 days notice prior to the booking date: No refund or credit

What if it rains?

Rain-checks are made available at our discretion though typically made only if it is raining hard enough during your reservation stay, for the majority of the time to prohibit the use of the island activities. Rain-check amounts will be for the exact dollar amount of the original reservation. Any credit will not be refunded and any difference must be paid.

Are there Cabanas that are more kid friendly or have more shade?

Please see our website page title Island Map for all cabana location questions  shoot us an e-mail at info@besttexastravel or feel free to give us a call us at: 888-993-6772.  We would be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Glamping Questions


What is All-Inclusive Tent Camping on the Island?

By purchasing or adding on a  All-Inclusive Tent Camping  setup rental, you and your group (up to 4 people per Tent rented) get to stay overnight on the Island in a tent we set up for you!  In addition, we build the campfires and provide s'mores at night!  Most Fridays and Saturdays we also have live Music! 

What is included with the All-Inclusive Tent Camping rental?

Overnight entry for four people, use of your reserved cabana during the camping hours and a tent setup which includes: a 14′ x 9′ tent, two cots with foam queen sized mattresses, an extension cord, a bed side table, two fans and two lanterns. We do all the work you have all the fun!

 * We do not supply bedding or pillows  you would need to bring your own  

Can I bring my own tent?

No, to make the experience as hassle free for you and to keep the Island  looking as nice as possible, we only rent our tents.

I purchased the All-Inclusive Tent Camping rental for the night, can I come early to enjoy the isla

No, due to limited parking, you may not come early unless you rented a daytime cabana for that day.

Do I need to rent an evening cabana if I purchased the All-Inclusive Tent Camping setup?

No, the evening rental is included in the glamping option.  While the evening cabana is included with your glamping reservation, it does NOT include the use of a daytime cabana. These reservations are only from 7:30  p.m. and 10 a.m. 

Can I reserve my an exact tent location ahead of time?

No, but once onsite, you will be given an occupied tag to mark the specific tent you want in your section. Your tent may or may not be right next to your cabana but you are guaranteed it will be in your section area. 

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Do you only offer All-Inclusive Tent Camping at Son's Island?

Yes, but we have air conditioned cabins and teepees at our Geronimo Creek Retreat property located only minutes away from Son’s Island!  Geronimo Creek retreat is a super Fun place to stay! The creek is beautiful, perfect for swimming or sunbathing and guests get to use the kayaks and paddleboards for free. There are also lots of great amenities including: hot tub, volleyball & basketball courts, game room with ping pong, pool table, foosball, shuffleboard and more! When you are ready to book you can check pricing and a availability online at or call our reservationists at: 888-993-6772 and they will help you book!