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Plantation Bay Resort And Spa

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Marigondon, Lapu Lapu 6015 Philippines
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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
Badminton
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
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
Waxing services
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
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Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Minibar
Refrigerator
Cable / satellite TV
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Safe
Telephone
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
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Nica N wrote a review Today
The place is a Paradise! Nothing compares to this place. The lifeguards are great. They were really friendly and accommodating. They were so nice to the kids too. Especially Ariel, he was awesome! Amazing guy, great service! The only thing that I didn’t like was when we have to go to the restau to give our ticket for breakfast. The resort is huge and I felt like I was forced to walk there even though we could’ve been doing something else or else I won’t have any breakfast.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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franniecap wrote a review Nov 2022
Cerritos, California14 contributions
I have been to this resort 4 times within the decade. I've always had an amazing experience from check-in to check-out. I love the staff's hospitality and you can really tell they are doing their best to make sure you are enjoying your stay. We've booked the Riverboat Suite for the 3rd time on our last trip and this is by far my favorite suite with super close access to the lagoon and restaurants. We enjoy being able to hang out with family and relax on the lanai with the view of the lagoon. The rooms are clean and always in great condition. Plenty of room to move around and the beds are comfortable. Room service and restaurant food were of great quality. They do have the world's best Kare-Kare! I ordered it twice during our last stay. I can't wait to come back again. This is a must resort for us every time we are in town to see the family.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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karl s wrote a review Nov 2022
Such an amazing experience. The facilities and packages are great. But it was the staff that made the stay extraordinary. Everyone was so friendly, accommodating, and professional. 10/10 recommended and will go again.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Cindy wrote a review Oct 2022
Hong Kong, China153 contributions163 helpful votes
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Rooms are clean and facilities well kept in general. Staff are helpful. Food is however a major let down. Had lunch in their restaurant Fiji. Ordered their barbecue pork which is unfortunately just thin slices of lukewarm charcoal grilled meat. Steam fish is fishy, guess it has been in the freezer for a while. Chef salad is few pieces of lettuce + dry carrot strips + soggy bread crumbs. Water melon juice is overloaded with syrup and when I asked for replacement of one without added sugar, the taste was so blend. Not sure why a hotel of this class cannot afford better ingredients. Buffet breakfast is unfortunately the worst among all resort hotels I have visited. In a tropical country, it is least to expect lots of fruits, juice, more choices from the buffet than 4 trays of rice, 2 trays of bacon and some trays of meat among the total of 12 trays of food on the station. I will not be back just by reason of the food standard here.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Julie K wrote a review Oct 2022
Gumi, South Korea2 contributions
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This a wonderful, relaxing place to stay. I came with a group of friends and we stayed in the Quantum Villa. Perfect setting with our own private little pool. The staff here is amazing and could not have been more accommodating. I will be coming back and will be telling all my friends.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Plantation Bay Resort and Spa, General Manager at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa
Responded 13 Oct 2022
Dear juliekD2391YH, Thank you for specially mentioning that you found Plantation Bay a wonderful, relaxing place to stay and also for commending our staff’s exemplary service. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed the setting of Quantum Villa with its air-conditioned pavilion, a cabana, 4 detached bedrooms, and its own private dipping pool. The architectural style of the resort is with decorative motifs borrowed from the US Deep South, Caribbean, and Filipino plantations. The result is a very pleasing, relaxed ambience that appeals equally to couples, families with children (especially 3 and 4-generation families), and business-persons tired of the usual high-rises. While we constantly refurbish the resort, we are careful to maintain its theme. Plantation Bay doesn’t feel like a hotel; it feels like a friendly village, or a rich friend’s estate. We look forward to your next visit. Sincerely, Cherry Allego General Manager
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vcvaldez wrote a review Sep 2022
Manila, Philippines175 contributions41 helpful votes
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We went to this resort as a group/4 families or 15 pax total. My sister and her family already visited the resort 5x and really recommended it to us. Hence, we have a high expectation when it comes to service and of course the resort itself. At first we stayed in different rooms but after a day, we just decided to move to the Quantum Villa, since it can accomodate all of us in one place and it has some facilities that we can also use since we will ve celebrating my wifes birthday. So heres my take.... Here are the things that i think is exemplary: 1. Salt water lagoon/pool - its a bit difficult to find salt water pool in the Philippines, and since I get skin irritation in prolonged stay in a regular chlorinated pool, having a salt water pool is definitely a plus. 2. Architectural Design - I personally like the design of the "houses" and how they planned and placed the different lagoon. The buildings and houses reminded me of french colonial houses in New Orleans. Even inside the rooms are very simple and elegant. 3. Activities for kids - aside from their nice lagoons, we also enjoyed the archery and wall climbing. We were not able to play golf, but i think thats a good activity as well. By the way, theres no additional fee. 4. Quantum Villa - the overall looks of this villa for me is the best for our family. We have 7 kids that enjoyed the small pool and also did some board games at the pavillon. Things that I think the resort need to improve on... 1. Service - if i were to breakdown the ratings in to two categories, i will rate the RESORT 10 out of 5....and the SERVICE 2 out of 5. Here are some of our critical incidents.. A. Our kids were at the lagoon near the small slide, and its quite normal that kids will laugh and giggle because they are having fun. One of the parent was also present to oversee them. While all of a sudden a staff/lifeguard SUSH our kids. They are not NOISY at all. And what do you expect will be the reaction of a person who just used the slide? Just stay quiet? If the staff finds it "noisy", the more professional way was to talk to the parent. B. Since we ordered 2 cakes and several food in their resto for my wifes bday celebration, we requested for it to be delivered in our villa...but they said "Meron pong DELIVERY CHARGE". This is very disappointing considering Quantum Villa i think is their top tier suite, they shouldve just considered delivering it for free. C. Since we already ordered some birthday cakes, the mgt shouldve done some "extra mile" to make the guests happy. I cant help but compare their service to Shangrila Mactan, Shangrila Boracay, Crimson Boracay, etc...sobrang layo. We enjoyed the place because we find it so beautiful. We hope to see some improvement with your SERVICE and im sure this resort will be the best in the Philippines
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 30 Sep 2022
Dear vcvaldez, Thank you for choosing to celebrate your wife's birthday at Plantation Bay! We're happy you liked our architectural style and various child-friendly activities. We are one of the few hotels in the world that proactively protects guests' right to peace and quiet. With this in mind, we have strict rules against prolonged or repeated screaming precisely because this ruins the ambience for other guests. It also endangers all guests, because if lifeguards get desensitized to screaming or laughing, they may not respond to a genuine emergency. We have very extensive water areas, but so far, we have never had a serious injury or accidental death at Plantation Bay, and we intend to keep our perfect record. Because of Plantation Bay's sprawling 11.4-hectare grounds, we charge a minimum fee (P 300 for orders amounting to P 1,500 or 20% on orders over P 1,500) for room service, or most guests would have food delivered to their rooms. If it were just cakes, we would gladly deliver them to your room with compliments, but your order involved dishes, plates, and cutlery for 15 people. Thanks again for sharing your views. We wish you and your family all the best in your future travels! Sincerely, Cherry Allego General Manager
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Rosemarie Chan wrote a review Aug 2022
Philippines1 contribution2 helpful votes
Truly a home away from home. ❤️ It is my 3rd time visiting since 2013, the resort has been through a lot considering the Covid-19 pandemic and the super typhoon Odette that has spared nothing in the island of Cebu. Despite that, the resort survived and the service is still like no other. Very polite and courteous staff. From the airport pick up, to going back home we were well taken cared of. We enjoyed the peace and quiet, privacy, and the rest we always get when we visit. Just got home and is already looking forward to going back! 😊
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Responded 9 Oct 2022
Dear Rosemarie Chan, Thank you for considering Plantation Bay the best resort for a relaxing vacation - a home away from home. We're delighted that you found Plantation Bay and its service and staff excellent.     We look forward to welcoming you back to your "home in Cebu soon.  Sincerely, Cherry Allego General Manager
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coloradoclimber wrote a review Aug 2022
denver, colorado130 contributions96 helpful votes
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This was my second return visit to this wonderful and comfortable resort. Although it’s struggling to recover from the COVID crises and typhoon damage in December of 2021, the resort is gradually repairing or replacing all the cottage roofs. My room was much better than the one I had in 2016, particularly the new bathroom shower amenities which featured a “rain shower” and three other directional fountains, pointing toward higher and lower parts of the body. I never thought I could have so much fun in the shower! The beds were nice and comfy, but the resort should offer more firm pillows as mine were mushy. There was also a hot pot for boiling water but no Keurig machine…just Nescafé and tea options. The “Kilimanjaro restaurant served up an excellent breakfast with American and Filipino choices. My local Cebu guests really enjoyed themselves and we rode bikes and they did the climbing wall. We also loved the Fuji restaurant on the coast, sitting outside for one of our dinners. Another Filipino guest and I really enjoyed the wet pool bar and meeting new people as well as chatting with the friendly bartender. We also loved the game room with Pool, ping pong and fusbol options. Sadly, the game room closed at 5 pm each day…another victim of under -staffing. Oh, and in 2016 I got a wonderful massage at the spa…but not this year as I was too busy entertaining my friends from Butuan and Cebu City! I really love this place and will visit again, Lord-willing! It’s really worth the price and it’s literally an oasis on an island surrounded by roads crowded with motorbikes, tuk-tuks and dense city living. Although it’s a rough ride from the airport on roads strewn with humans and other obstacles, it’s worth it when you finally arrive at this oasis!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from Plantation Bay Resort and Spa, General Manager at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa
Responded 9 Oct 2022
Dear coloradoclimber, It was a delight to read your review. I am pretty sure you were singing while enjoying your “rain shower” experience. Seriously, we are glad to know you appreciated our new bath feature. We take pride in our breakfast buffets as we are probably the only hotel which offers different themes every day…Filipino, Manhattan, Italian, among others. It is nice to know that you and your guests enjoyed the various recreational activities that we have. Our game room now offers a wide range of arcade games. We appreciate your feedback as it is only through such honest comments that we are able to improve on our standards. Please be assured that your concern about the pillows has been reviewed with those concerned. Mogambo Springs, the spa at Plantation Bay, awaits your next visit. And good news, the resort is now only 30 minutes away from the city because of the Third bridge and the Cordova Bypass Freeway. We look forward to welcoming you back to Plantation Bay Resort and Spa. Sincerely, Cherry Allego General Manager
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MJ Pacquing wrote a review Aug 2022
Roswell, New Mexico10 contributions3 helpful votes
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My husband and I decided to have our wedding at Plantation Bay Resort and we’re very happy we did! Plantation did well despite the hurricane they just went through. The staff were incredible. They were responsive, helpful and very accommodating. Very grateful to Ms. Olya Ramirez for being so accommodating and for making it easy for us to plan our wedding from the states. Me and my husband were pampered during our stay. Truly one of the best vacations we’ve ever had. Thank you Plantation for making our stay special and a memorable one. Also special thanks to Sir Archie who took us to the airport that day. Thank you for helping us pack our stuff Sir Archie! You’re awesome Sir!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 9 Oct 2022
Dear mjpacquing, "Happy marriages begin when we marry the ones we love, and they blossom when we love the ones we marry. Congratulations and a big thank you for choosing Plantation Bay as the venue for your very special day and that we were able to contribute to your memory bank. Thank you too for the commendations of our staff’s service. They were all thrilled to have read your kind words specially Ms. Olya Ramirez and Bell Staff Archie. We hope to see you again soon. Sincerely, Cherry Allego General Manager
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Bacolod Tour Guide wrote a review Aug 2022
Bacolod, Philippines22 contributions
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We stayed here for 3 nights to celebrate our romantic anniversary! The staffs are always friendly and have never had a bad experience. The full body massage at Mogambo Springs was excellent. The price is a bit higher than the usual but they offer discount and it was worth every peso considering the amenities of the spa and no tipping policy! :) If you're a couple, don't forget to avail their Romantic Rendezvous Package! They will arrange a romantic candlelight dinner with a dozen red roses for your partner. After the romantic dinner, it will be a sensual evening as they will prepare your room with a rose petal bath with scented candles, chocolates and a bottle of chilled wine! We enjoyed the free activities like billiards, archery and biking. If you love to cook, don't forget to avail Cook with the Chef Package! I would love to go back to plantation bay soon. I hope there will be a high chair at the Hurricane bar this time :)
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Responded 9 Oct 2022
Dear Bacolod Tour G, You chose the best place to celebrate your romantic anniversary! Many couples take advantage of our Romantic Rendezvous Package as they are able to dine in their own private hideaway as well as enjoy an intimate evening in their own room adorned with roses and candles…wine too! Thank you for sharing your experience. The resort offers a variety of leisure activities and we are delighted to know that you had fun trying them. You even tried our Cook with the Chef package! The photos were lovely! The Hurricane Bar awaits your return and oh, our Alien Abduction cocktail lounge is now open to serve you out-of-this-world desserts and drinks…be greeted with cute aliens! See you again soon! Sincerely, Cherry Allego General Manager
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US$198 - US$245 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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PhilippinesVisayasCebu IslandMactan IslandLapu Lapu
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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 CookPub - Modern Korean Bistro, Azure Beach Club, and The Oriental Spice Gourmet.
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.