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Tempe, Arizona
Reviewed 26 February 2014

First time to stay at Plantation Bay... Stayed Feb 11-17.... Romantic getaway for couple. I booked directly through their website as they offer a 25% discount for stays of at least 6 nights. I also communicated by email and phone with Guia from Reservations because we wanted to change to a Water's Edge Room, and she took care of it...

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Plantation_Bay_GM, General Manager at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa, responded to this review

Dear AlwaysBelieve9, Thank you for the detailed review. It is always a pleasure to read about reviews that elaborate the things that set us apart from other hotels and make guests come back to Plantation Bay. We're pleased to know that you loved your romantic room accommodations, with a mahogany 4-poster king bed and direct access to our East lagoon,...

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Reviewed 25 February 2014

Pros: 1. Man-made salt water lakes. There's 1 small circle with a 12 feet depth where we can experience a 4-5 feet diving. The coolest and most fun activity. The salt water is pumped in from the deep sea. 2. Restaurants with good food 3. A large resort with variety of activities ie kayaking, stand paddling on the lakes, archery,...

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Plantation_Bay_GM, General Manager at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa, responded to this review

Dear Devil198, Thank you for the kind sentiments about our restaurants, service, and spa. We are happy that throughout your stay, you enjoyed our facilities, particularly the lagoons and the Dive Rock. Plantation Bay does its best to make sure our guests need not go far to relax and have fun, and we're happy that you appreciated our efforts and...

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 24 February 2014

When I was looking at this resort's website, it didn't look very flash, picked up from the airport by hotel staff and the journey to the resort did not seem to be in a very good area. Narrow roads, some flooded and traffic from the nearby school didn't give a good impression, all this changed once we arrived at the...

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Plantation_Bay_GM, General Manager at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa, responded to this review

Dear Michael C, We especially appreciate sincere critiques and praise from well-traveled guests like you. We're delighted to learn that you liked your room and appreciated our food and various leisure activities and facilities. At Plantation Bay, we give all our guests the highest standard of service, without their ever having to worry about when, whom, or how much to...

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Reviewed 23 February 2014

My wife and I stayed in a water's edge room from 7th to 20th February. An absolutely awesome experience. The staff were great and continuously went the extra mile. The facility, food, Spa, excursions, activities were all magnificent. The theme dinners were fantastic. We were treated to a special St Valentines evening which incuded a Gondola ride, horse carriage and...

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Plantation_Bay_GM, General Manager at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa, responded to this review

Dear Arthur M, Thank you for the glowing review of your two-week stay at Plantation Bay. Reviews like yours are highly appreciated and inspire us to do even better at upholding our standards. Thank you too for recommending our Water’s Edge rooms. They are in fact our most sought-after rooms and perfect for couples like you. And a big Thank...

Reviewed 23 February 2014

A piece of heaven on earth. The place is a very beautiful piece of creation, not to mention its too-good-to-be-true friendly attendants. :) Family, couple, and children friendly. Pros: Big lagoons Beach Comfy Bed Nice room Friendly staff Serene Clean Romantic Food is yummy, but a bit limited, but yeah...depends on visitor's taste. (Sana magkaron ng Filipino food and Lechon.♥)...

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Plantation_Bay_GM, General Manager at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa, responded to this review

Dear travelprincess0nine, We're pleased to know that you and your friends liked our ambience and that you found Plantation Bay ideal for families, couples, and children. Please note that Filipino food is available in Kilimanjaro Kafe and that most of our activities are free. Next time you come back, try our Kare-Kare, Pochero, and Sinigang na Sugpo, and check out...

Nummela, Finland
Reviewed 21 February 2014

Pros: Nice pool area, tidy and clean, canoes for free, many restaurants to choose from, room service and cleaning worked just ecxellent, absolutely great staff. Especially Kilimanjaro Kafe one lady; Anna. Her smile made my day every single morning she hosted us. Cons: No beer sold inside the resort!! Hello!!! Teen groups who have their day-trips (yelling, screaming, shouting, running)....

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Plantation_Bay_GM, General Manager at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa, responded to this review

Dear AK-70, When a guest stays 12 days with us and submits a positive review like yours, we really appreciate it! Clearly, you had the time and the energy to explore Plantation Bay thoroughly, and discover for yourself what makes it one of the world's most distinctive resorts. We have passed on to everyone your kind comments about our resort...

Silver Spring, Maryland
Reviewed 12 February 2014

This is the second time i stay in plantation bay. That's because i was fascinated during my first stay (2 nights). I stayed 6 nights this time. Plantation Bay is one of the best hotels in its kind around Philippines, and why not around the globe. Great food, great entertainment and above all, friendly staff performing outstanding service. I recommend...

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Plantation_Bay_GM, General Manager at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa, responded to this review

Dear bakary d, It is nice to know that you enjoyed your initial stay so much that you came back to stay for 6 more nights! Thank you for complimenting our food and service, and for rating Plantation Bay one of the best hotels in the Philippines. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Sincerely, Nenette...

Charles Town, West Virginia
Reviewed 12 February 2014

First time staying at the Plantation Bay Resort. Arrived at 2pm check in was at 3 pm.. Waited for the room to be ready.. We were going to stay 2 nights but because they would not honor a corporate rate we decided to stay one night. The total night stay for a pool side room was $231. Upon check in...

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Plantation_Bay_GM, General Manager at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa, responded to this review

Dear TripAdvisor Reader: According to our records, this reviewer's original reservation was booked under an employee of one of our corporate accounts, but it was his niece (not this reviewer) who showed up at check-in. After admitting that her uncle would not stay in the room with them, our staff informed her that our corporate rate would not apply to...

Essex, Vermont
Reviewed 11 February 2014

We love the ambiance, the scenery. We like that there are many pools, fresh water and sea water. There are lots of things to do. The spa treatment is awesome. Foods are delicious and the shows are spectacular. Would love to stay for a week next time, but hope it won't be that pricey.

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Plantation_Bay_GM, General Manager at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa, responded to this review

Dear Lylle R, Thank you for the enthusiastic review! We are heartened by the fact that you were so satisfied with Plantation Bay's ambience, spa, food, and themed dinner shows. Guests who stay for a minimum of 6 continuous nights get 25% discount on their room rate (applicable only for non-peak dates), and we hope that you will make the...

Seoul, South Korea
Reviewed 3 February 2014

Our 5 days stay is a blast! Me and my family were relax and treated well. I understand that the hotel is not on its 100% because of the recent tragedy. But it was awesome that the employees were still all smile - GOOD JOB. I'm just concern about the incident involving my youngest kid, my eldest told me that...

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Plantation_Bay_GM, General Manager at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa, responded to this review

Dear SJ858, Thank you for complimenting our friendly service and for recommending Plantation Bay to our TripAdvisor readers. We appreciate your report about the child of one of our managers, and apologize that her behavior toward your youngest child tarnished your otherwise good stay. Appropriate actions will be undertaken to ensure that there will be no further incidents of this...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Discover a resort in a class of its own. Set in 11 hectares of secluded grounds yet only one hour (when traffic is bad) from Cebu City, Plantation Bay offers one of the largest privately-owned waterways in the world, with the clean elegance of colonial-plantation architecture. Decompress from life’s pressures in the healing tranquility of an environment that truly feels “away from it all.” If you have ever spent time at a tropical plantation, you know what we mean. If not, come and discover a refreshingly different Flavor of Life. Whether you’re traveling for a family vacation or romantic getaway, for business or pleasure, this is far and away your best choice in the Philippines. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Plantation Bay Resort And Spa

Address: | Marigondon, Lapu Lapu 6015, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Mactan Island > Lapu Lapu
Price Range: $261 - $329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Plantation Bay Resort And Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 256
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Also Known As:
Plantation Bay Resort And Hotel Lapu Lapu
Plantation Bay Hotel
Plantation Bay Resort And Spa Cebu Island/Mactan Island
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#2 Top resorts Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#2 Luxury Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#3 Family Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#3 Spa Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#5 Romantic Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#5 Business Hotel in Lapu Lapu
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