Plantation Bay Resort & Spa – Top 25 Resorts in Asia

It’s the end of May. For some, this could be an ominous sign of huge back-to-school expenses. For many Filipinos who habitually loaf on beaches, this could only mean one thing – summer is almost over, a heart wrenching and invincible truth.  And I’m one of the many who feel the same. And in respect of that feeling, I decided to pay a short visit to one of the City’s nearest and well-known resorts called Plantation Bay Resort and Spa.

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Plantation Bay Resort and Spa has been listed as one of the top 25 resorts in Asia by Conde Nast Traveler Magazine.

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Located in Marigondon, Mactan Island, Cebu, it’s a thirty minute to an hour drive from Cebu City by cab for around ₱200.00 or more, 34 km from the City center and 16 km from the airport.

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The resort has a long list of recreational facilities, water sports and other activities.

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It also offers elegant rooms, fitness room, kid’s club, spa, coffee shops and world class restaurants that offer Asian and Italian cuisine.

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Here are some of the photos I got from my very short visit courtesy of my beloved cheap camera.

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This is generally what you’ll see when you enter the main lobby of the resort.

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They have two types of lagoons, salt water and freshwater.

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This is a portion of the freshwater area at the left side of the resort. The islet with a Fire Tree is the foremost part of Kilimanjaro Kafe.

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It’s a top-notch restaurant that offers Filipino and Continental food.

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This part here is the saltwater lagoon. Saltwater because they supply it with seawater which is located right beside the resort.

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The whole place is surrounded by body of water so they had to create narrow bridges and walkways so people can easily cross from one side to the other.

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Aside from bridges and walkways, they also have chauffeur-driven golf carts which will take you around 7 hectares of sun-kissed beaches, free of charge.

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One of its highlights and means of transpiration is the famous Tartanilla, a horse-drawn carriage that will also take you throughout the resort.

Trivia: They have the friendliest staffs that speak fluent American English.

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This swimming pool with a European gazebo is located at the back part of one of the lagoon view hotel rooms. I forgot what it’s called though. They have strange hotel room names. The resort have three types of rooms, the Pool View,  Lagoon View and the Lagoon Side.

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This is how a Lagoon Side room looked like.

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You can see a lot of this around the resort. This is called lagoon gazebo, one of the resort’s highlights.

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This is just one of the few man-made islets you can find around the area.

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A close up shot of one of the walkways. This is a clear indication that I already got bored. Well, I personally think that this should be featured on a Valentine”s Day. What do you think?

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This is the main lobby of Kilimanjaro Kafe which features international and Filipino favorites, a special children’s menu, and world-famous Breakfast Buffet.

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Biking is one of the resort’s recreational activities and is free of charge.

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The place is practically surrounded by man-made tourist attractions so if you are willing to go around the 7-hectare resort you will find many interesting things like this.

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Plantation Bay Resort and Spa is literally hidden away between clear blue bodies of water and tropical surroundings.

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Unlike the beach, here, you can enjoy the freshness of the waters while taking advantage of the cool shades of the huge trees.

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This is one of the many boardwalks you can find around the many lagoons and pools throughout the resort.

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This is the outermost part of the resort where you can enjoy parasailing, jet skiing, and banana boat rides.

FACILITIES

  • Restaurant
  • Coffee Shop
  • Lounge Bar
  • Beach Access
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Jacuzzi
  • Business Center
  • Conference Rooms
  • Function Rooms
  • Water Sports
  • Gift shop
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Services
  • Massage Services
  • Babysitting
  • Tennis Court
  • Games Room
  • Children’s Playground
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Hotel-Airport Transfers
  • Tour Arrangements
  • 24-hour Front Desk
  • Car Park
  • Backup Generator
  • 24-hour Security Guard

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ROOM FEATURES

 Poolside Room

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hot and Cold Shower
  • Cable TV
  • Minibar
  • WiFi Internet Access
  • NDD/IDD Telephone
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Seating Area
  • Swimming Pool View
  • Swimming Pool Access
  • In-room Safe
  • 2 Queen Size Beds
  • Good for 2 Guests

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Lagoon View Room

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hot and Cold Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Cable TV
  • Minibar
  • Coffee and Tea Making Facility
  • WiFi Internet Access
  • NDD/IDD Telephone
  • Living Area
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Seating Area
  • Lagoon View
  • In-room Safe
  • 1 King Size Bed
  • Good for 2 Guests

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Lagoon Side Room

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hot and Cold Shower
  • Bathtub
  • Cable TV
  • Minibar
  • Coffee and Tea Making Facility
  • WiFi Internet Access
  • NDD/IDD Telephone
  • In-room Safe
  • Living Area
  • Balcony
  • Outdoor Seating Area
  • Lagoon View
  • Lagoon Access
  • 2 Queen Size Beds
  • Good for 2 Guests

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I was there for half a day taking pictures, roaming around the place like a lost corgi, wined and dined with my niece’s colleagues, so it was kind of fast forward experience and I got nothing much to tell.

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I hope the few photos I posted were enough to give you the idea of what the place can offer.

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I was asked if I was paid to do this. My answer is no. Nobody paid me to do this, I’m just here to share my experience and show the world what my cheap camera can do.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Plantation Bay is truly beautiful. 🙂

    1. androglossia says:

      Indeed. Thanks for stopping by 🙂

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