Plantation Bay Resort and Spa
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
With a stay at Plantation Bay Resort and Spa in Lapu Lapu, you’ll be near the bay and close to Gaisano Grand Mall Mactan. This 5-star resort is within the vicinity of The Outlets at Pueblo Verde and Olango Wildlife Observation Deck.
Make yourself at home in one of the 255 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators and flat-screen televisions. Rooms have private furnished balconies. Complimentary wired and wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and cable programming provides entertainment. Private bathrooms with separate bathtubs and showers feature deep soaking bathtubs and complimentary toiletries.
Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities
Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. After dipping into one of the 4 outdoor swimming pools, you can spend some time at the private beach. Additional amenities at this resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare (surcharge). Guests can get to nearby shops on the complimentary shuttle.
Food & Drink
Enjoy a meal at one of the resort’s dining establishments, which include 5 restaurants and a coffee shop/café. From your room, you can also access 24-hour room service. Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 2 bars/lounges. Buffet breakfasts are available for a fee.
Business & Travel Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary wired Internet access, a 24-hour business center, and express check-in. Event facilities at this resort consist of a conference center and meeting rooms. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary at scheduled times.
How to Get There
Beautifully laid out and designed, this vacation heaven and spa will truly rejuvenate your spirit! From the convenient shuttle service to and from the Cebu airport to the main complex shuttle-buggy, customer service is superior! I liked the streamline almost minimalist/functional design that contributed to the peaceful aura, allowing the man-made lagoons and well spaced accommodations to shine through and bring full on vacation mode. Dining in each individual uniquely themed restaurant was very good: Italian pastas, Spanish tapas, meaty-American dishes and a good variety of Asian cuisine satisfied and even the vibrant night life (happy hour / karaoke /club music) was entertaining. Did I say customer service was great and no tipping allowed?
We stayed at this resort for four nights in October in a room located in the Nile block on the ground floor. This gave us access to a saltwater lagoon right on our doorstep which was a very nice feature. This resort is quite an amazing place with accommodation built around three saltwater lagoons, it also has several swimming pools around the resort as well as four restaurants. The property is very nice and quite well maintained but we found that it was mainly the management of the place that caused most of our minor issues. For example, the management have a low tolerance to noise and so there are pool attendants who shush the kids in the pool if they get too noisy, but on the other hand I had to complain several times about noisy housekeeping making up rooms around us at 10pm at night and another at 8.30am on a Sunday morning. Surely the noise issue has to cut both ways! You cannot take your mobile phone into the gym, they confiscate it from you before you go in, but its ok to have the TV set on in the gym blaring out HBO movies. When you check in you feel like a criminal as the front desk make you sign a waiver so say that they can charge your credit card if you lose your towel or you leave the room in a mess …. not a great start to your stay. The food and beverage outlets are quite poor, which is a disadvantage as you are pretty much a captive market. The breakfast at Kilimanjaro, that was included in our package, was very much geared to Asian/Korean flavours and the “western” breakfast was pretty much non-existent. Room service had a 300-peso delivery charge, which I thought was unreasonable. There are other restaurants on the property, which are all at best mediocre with the one exception being the Palmyra which is a Spanish style tapas restaurant, which had very nice décor and the food and service were of a good standard. Dinner at the Kilimanjaro was very poor with oily food and poor choice on the menu. The Fiji restaurant was ok, very nice décor, good service, but average food with main courses that look bare as they have no sides to accompany the main. In all restaurants it should be said that the staff were first-class, friendly and very service oriented and in part made up for the mediocre food. In the rooms there are no room service menus, which we were told was to save paper, but at the same time there were plenty of brochures advertising the spa services. The place was a mess of contradictions.
Overall, minor contradictions and irritations notwithstanding we would probably come here again. I think families with young children would love this place for all the pools and other activities that are available. The big let down is the food and beverage, way below expectations for a resort that aspires to be 5 stars.
We took an awesome family room (Havana 6) which was modern and well appointed and spacious. Absolutely enormous resort, with buggies available at a press of a button to ferry you from restaurant to shop to gym to pool bar. The restaurants are ok, not amazing, and a tad pricey.