New York-based development firm Port Royal Holdings is bringing a Caribbean feel to Jasper, Ga., with a Jamaican-themed indoor/outdoor waterpark resort and conference center that will be the first of its kind in North America.

Company officials tout the venture as a destination for both families and business, located north of Georgia's capital, Atlanta. It will break ground later this year, and is slated to be finished in 2016.

Ammenities at the 400-room resort include a day spa, two restaurants, indoor/outdoor lounges, a sports bar, retail space, indoor and outdoor waterparks, a family entertainment center, a conference center, a 16,000-seat amphitheater, plus an artificial lake and gardens.Read More