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Plantation Bay Resort And Spa

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Marigondon, Lapu Lapu 6015 Philippines
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Updated 26/08/20

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#7 of 68 hotels in Lapu Lapu
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WHY YOUR NEXT VACATION SHOULD BE WITH US. A vacation in Plantation Bay will be more prudent than in most resorts for the following reasons: A. Plantation Bay is a complete destination resort, where they can spend their entire holiday without ever going outside where they might be exposed at random to the virus. B. Plantation Bay is very spread out, and almost all its facilities are open-air. As now scientifically proven, most Covid-19 transmission occurs in close-contact indoor situations in which people stay close together for long periods. By its unique open-air design, Plantation Bay is inherently unconducive to catching Covid-19. There are no enclosed corridors and elevators where the virus may linger in the air up to 4 hours after someone coughed in that space, and we have vast lagoons and pools where people will not be tightly-packed. There are a lot of activities that guests can do inside the resort, so guests will not be tempted to go out where they might catch the virus in public markets or lower-end restaurants.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Beach
Archery
Babysitting
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Saltwater pool
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Swimup bar
Poolside bar
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Canoeing
Diving
Game room
Snorkeling
Tennis court
Water park
Water sport equipment rentals
Billiards
Darts
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Walking tours
Waterslide
Board games / puzzles
Video game console
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids club
Kids pool
Highchairs available
Strollers
Free airport transportation
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Photo copier / fax In business center
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Hot spring bath
Manicure
Massage
Massage chair
Neck massage
Pedicure
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
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Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Jaypee J wrote a review Nov 2021
Quezon City, Philippines37 contributions
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Plantation Bay Day Use Pass Inclusions: Set lunch and choice of drink, access to lagoons and swimming pools, beach and water volleyball, 30-minute use of bicycles, 15-minute use of non-motorized sports facilities, (Stand-Up Paddle Board or Kayak), badminton, shower and changing facilities I am a bit hesitant to book a day pass considering the previous issues that Plantation Bay had, fortunately I did because this activity is so worth it. I more than get my money's worth. Here's why.. What I like/love.. 1. Amazing swimming pools and lagoons. This is probably the largest pools I have seen in my life and they are huuggee.. They are all artificial as the floor is made of concrete, but I enjoy swimming and lounging at the areas. It's very Instagrammable. 2. Activities. So many included activities like cycling, kayaking, gym, wall climbing (Not available). You will not be bored because of variety of activities. Kids and adults will enjoy the facilities. Try their biking and kayaking, as it's so fun. 3. Mogambo Springs. This is the most serene and quietest part of Plantation Bay. The Japanese inspired area is so full of greenery with bamboos and shrines scattered in the area. It's so beautiful. I have so much fun taking photos. I highly recommend visiting the place as it's the highlight for me. 4. Food. The included set lunch is so frigging delicious. Hands down, one of my better meals in Cebu. 5. Staff. The staff are very kind and hospitable. Special shout-out to the receptionist who explained to me the facilities on the resort. What I don't like.. 1. Beach. Don't expect the beach to be Boracay. It's very small and the sand is not that great. The beach is also rocky and there are many sea grasses. It's just good for a few minutes swim. 2. Closed facilities. Some facilities like archery, wall climbing and the Alien Adventure are closed. They are apologetic though. Hopefully, once I go back they are now open. I think I am the only one day tripper during that day since I am solo at the changing room. Honestly, I just booked Plantation Bay out of the blue.. I don't particularly enjoy visiting resorts. However, during my time there, I have so fun and I enjoyed what their resorts offer. For the price I paid, it's a steal. Verdict: Recommended when visiting Mactan and if you're in a budget
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Lee Grint wrote a review Oct 2021
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom266 contributions13 helpful votes
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I've stayed here at Plantation Bay 3 times now and each time has been very good. The resort itself is very nice, with luxurious pools & activities on site. The staff are very nice and helpful. The fitness centre has become a little aged and I would say it's time to upgrade some of the equipment, once travel becomes the normality again. I recommend this hotel for families or couples, who wish to stay within a resort hotel itself. The hotel offers various restaurants on site (all of which are very nice and reasonable prices).
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Louie Boracay wrote a review Sep 2021
Boracay, Philippines105 contributions24 helpful votes
I love plantation Bay it has a very large pool beautiful garden it’s perfect for families for kids and for staycation with friends the offer good food in the restaurant they offer free tour around the hotel and they are very welcoming and accommodating even for none in houseguest
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Plantation Bay Resort and Spa, General Manager at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa
Responded 25 Oct 2021
Dear Quest35437875830, We're happy that you found our 2.3-hectare saltwater lagoons impressive and that you enjoyed your stay at Plantation Bay. We do our best to come up with enjoyable activities and facilities for our guests which is perfect for families with children or with friends, and we're glad that you appreciated our efforts and took the time to really explore the resort. Thank you for the kind review. We hope to see you again soon! Sincerely, Cherry Allego General Manager
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Dennis P wrote a review Jun 2021
Doha, Qatar81 contributions8 helpful votes
I have read a lot of bad reviews about this resort. I didn't expect to have firsthand bad experience. We were forced to booked another extra room just because my extra 4 and 6 years old kids were not free to stay. First time it happened to us. We've been many times to local resorts like shangrila, crimson, dusit and crimson but kids under 6 are free to stay. All are very considerate and accomodating. Except them and there is something wrong here. This resort is not for family with small kids under 6 yrs old. I will rate our stay a 2⭐ for this. This is My opinion and based also from our experiences from the other resorts.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Kirstin M wrote a review May 2021
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Had stayed here multiple times because of the clean and serene place but my most recent stay was not up to par. As always, staff were amazing and the lagoons are stunning. However, the room we had this time wasn't that clean. The floor is dirty (see photos), the first time I entered this room I walked barefoot just to not to leave dirt from my shoes but was surprised that the floor was dusty, it left the soles of my feet black. There were stains on the room and bathroom floor that could be wiped off with a damp cloth. This made me question about the cleanliness in the other parts of the room. :( Weekend was very crowded with lots of unruly guests not minding social distancing, also don't know how they all fit in one room - that's what we get for a cheap rate I guess. Food in Kilimanjaro was the same - pasta and some of the meat dishes are too sweet. Even the breakfast tapa is too sweet. Fruit shakes were too expensive for the quality which is watered-down. Fried pork belly was delicious though. I really hope the management could bring back the good quality of the resort. Will definitely go back but maybe when things get better.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
US$201 - US$321 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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plantation bay resort and hotel lapu lapu, plantation bay hotel
LOCATION
PhilippinesVisayasCebu IslandMactan IslandLapu Lapu
NUMBER OF ROOMS
255
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Frequently Asked Questions about Plantation Bay Resort And Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Plantation Bay Resort And Spa?
Nearby attractions include Lapu Lapu Statue (6.5 km), Marcelo Fernan Bridge (7.3 km), and Magellan Shrine (6.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a swimup bar, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa?
Guests can enjoy a swimup bar, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Plantation Bay Resort And Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ibiza Beach Club, CookPub - Modern Korean Bistro, and Azure Beach Club.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Plantation Bay Resort And Spa have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Plantation Bay Resort And Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Plantation Bay Resort And Spa have airport transportation?
Yes, Plantation Bay Resort And Spa offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Plantation Bay Resort And Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.