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Plantation Bay Resort And Spa
Ranked #3 of 32 Hotels in Lapu Lapu
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 23 June 2014

Plantation Bay is a multi-themed resort with a neat design and good maintenance. Staff is sincere and very friendly and there are lots of activities to enjoy. Food is excellent and Their attention to details are very impressive.

This place is worth the escape.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled on business
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Plantation_Bay_GM, General Manager at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2014

Dear lexbonife,

We especially appreciate favorable comments from well-traveled guests like you.

We're pleased that you found Plantation Bay a well-designed resort with excellent food, enjoyable activities, and efficient staff. And it's nice to know that you took the time to really explore the resort, even if you were occupied with business matters.


Sincerely,
Nenette G. Castillon
General Manager

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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Let's just say I'm a "returnee" and my stay in this resort is just as I recall it...FUN & RELAXING. It probably was a lucky thing that on both occasions of our stay here, it wasn't peak season anymore which means less crowd and we got to really enjoy the place. Though the lagoon is well inhabited, we practically had the Galapagos beach area all for ourselves and got served really well especially in the restaurants. Much to do in this resort! Swim (in the salt or fresh water) lagoons or in the beach, snorkel, jet ski, kayak, parasail, archery, shooting, rock climb, or just laze and be lazy in their loungers and hammocks. Their Mogambo Spa is Cebu's top 4! I also discovered that an expansion was added since my last stay and it's a good thing because the Savannah area is built to accommodate big groups, which has it's own restaurant & pool, perfect for a private company or big family outing. The the down side... a certain neglect on the total main surroundings as compared to my first visit in year 2009, the lagoon flooring is a bit mossy. Plus I still think they should really make the lobby/reception area look better & a bit more impressive. It was (and still is) so plain... as in close to mundane! On their restaurants'... we tried Fiji's "Picnic for 2" (seafood & bbq) & the "Red dragon" sushi rolls, they're both tasty & delicious! Their "Crepe samurai "dessert is sharing for 4 people! Kilimanjaro's rolls were filling & good. But what has great value for me is their beddings & linens, I absolutely love them! It's impossible not to...those embroidered dainty comfy comforter & sheets are just so inviting I find myself taking naps during the day! Overall...this resort is worth a relaxing visit!

Room Tip: Most rooms are uniform in terms of interior & exterior look, and most (if not all) has balconies...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank JoAndrew A
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Plantation_Bay_GM, General Manager at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2014

Dear Joanart6,

We're pleased to learn that, as an extremely well-traveled couple who have been all around the world, you enjoyed your return visit to Plantation Bay so much that you recommended it to our TripAdvisor readers.

Thank you so much for the kind words about our linens, food, spa, and leisure facilities and activities. And thanks for sharing your photos.

We appreciate your observations and suggestions and will do our best to improve for your next visit.

Sincerely,
Nenette G. Castillon
General Manager

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Reviewed 20 June 2014

Taking bad photos in the resort is almost impossible. Every angle you see is scenic. Stunning views everywhere. What a labor of love this place is... the plants are so green... the air so fresh, my son never had his usual allergies here... very neat and clean... 5 star service...worth every penny...lost count on the number of pools, freshwater or saltwater, hot or cold.
The activities are numerous, we haven't tried them all in our 3D/2N stay. The porterhouse burger in Savanna is the best we've ever tasted. The sound of chirping birds in the morning is soothing. We even spotted a gecko outside our lodge. To say that the Japanese Garden in Mogambo Springs is perfect is an understatement. I just have one wish, I hope Plantation Bay was a souvenir... so I can take it home.

Room Tip: Splurge a little.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Plantation_Bay_GM, General Manager at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2014

Dear markgammad,

We're delighted that you found Plantation Bay and its scenery and service excellent.

Thank you for specifically mentioning our clean lagoons and well-manicured landscape, which we do our best to maintain. And a big Thank you! for the high praise on Mogambo Springs, our health and relaxation spa unlike any other.

We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Plantation Bay soon.


Sincerely,
Nenette G. Castillon
General Manager

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Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

Our visit was the last hurrah for summer & in time for Father's Day.

This was my third visit with the resort & i cant get enough of the place.

There are so many activities to do in just a short span of time not to mention the breathtaking view of the resort.

The food is superb & delicious!

Stayed: June 2014
1  Thank jeckli
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Plantation_Bay_GM, General Manager at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2014

Dear jeckli,

We are very happy to learn that, even upon your 3rd visit to Plantation Bay, you still found it as good as ever.

Thank you for the kind comments about the views, activities, and food. It is always a pleasure to read about reviews that detail the things that set us apart from other hotels and make guests come back to our resort.


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Nenette G. Castillon
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

The pools are really huge and are open until midnight (I think they only close some for water maintenance). The rooms are nice with Filipino style furniture. So many activities to do inside the resort like kayak, wall climbing and biking. The food are great and not as expensive as the food in other hotel. The resort is huge that even many people are booked it will not look so much crowded. They have free shuttle to and from the airport. The staff are really friendly. They have live bands at night but if you don't like loud music you can still find a quiet spot inside the resort because it is really huge. Hopefully they will add more hammock / swing inside the resort because it is kind of hard to find an empty one. ^_^

Room Tip: get a poolside room
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Sol Q
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Plantation_Bay_GM, General Manager at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2014

Dear Sol Q,

Plantation Bay takes pride in its kitchens and does its best to assure guests of consistently delicious, beautifully-presented dishes at reasonable prices, and we're delighted that you highlighted this in your review.

Thank you for taking the time to share that you found just about every aspect of your stay a pleasure - from the room, to the service, to the many leisure facilities and activities.

We look forward to welcoming you back here in the near future.


Sincerely,
Nenette G. Castillon
General Manager

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Reviewed 3 June 2014

Superb resort, the pools are amazing! We had a 2 room suite which was very large. Staff was very friendly! We had a great time, would go back again just to stay there. Kids loved the kayaks, slide, summer games, and multiple multiple pools.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank thetravelingDclan
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Plantation_Bay_GM, General Manager at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2014

Dear thetravelingDclan,

Plantation Bay is popular among families because of our child-friendly facilities and activities. Thank you for affirming this by sharing how everyone in your family had a great time.

Our spacious Two Bedroom Suite is the most popular choice for families with several children and we are delighted that you found it (and the resort) ideal for your party.

Thank you for the positive review.


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Reviewed 2 June 2014

The resort is huge. With a variety of swimming pools. The room is nice, clean and comfortable. The food in the restaurants are a bit expensive. I think they need to improve the taste of their food. Small beach area. The staff are ok. But I think they can do better. Let's show the world the true Filipino hospitality. Improve costumer service so you can attract more tourist in your resort.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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6  Thank lovely082
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Plantation_Bay_GM, General Manager at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2014

Dear lovely082,

We're glad that you liked your room and appreciated our swimming facilities.

You mentioned that service and food need improvement but did not provide any details, or reply to our private message asking about your experience so that we can identify the persons or at least the departments responsible and give them more training.

A TripAdvisor reviewer who genuinely wants to help fellow travelers will provide specific details about his experience. When someone just complains in vague terms, or waits nine months to provide feedback, it is not helpful to other travelers or to the establishment.

Thanks for sharing your views.


Sincerely,
Nenette G. Castillon
General Manager

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Additional Information about Plantation Bay Resort And Spa

Address: | Marigondon, Lapu Lapu 6015, Philippines
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Mactan Island > Lapu Lapu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#2 Luxury Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#3 Spa Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#3 Family Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#5 Romantic Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#5 Business Hotel in Lapu Lapu
Price Range: £143 - £212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Plantation Bay Resort And Spa 5*
Number of rooms: 256
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 
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