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Copenhagen, Denmark
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You won´t believe the size of the lagoons until you are present. And you will be shocked when you see how few people are in them! You have all the space and peace you want. Staff is attentive and friendly. Due to the traffic you probably will be spending most of your vacation here but there are lots of activities....

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Cebu City, Philippines
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed with family for a night. Room by the saltwater pool was awesome. Free use of bike around the lagoon during day time with horse cart ride..ao much fun kor kids. What I love most with the resort is the staff. We were with an infant and they anticipate our needs. Like seeing an infant, they set up a high...

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

Dear drjlim2016, We're delighted to hear that, as a local who knows many of the hotels and resorts in Cebu, you enjoyed your recent stay so much that you're recommending Plantation Bay to our TripAdvisor readers. Our well-trained and proactive staff are our biggest asset, and we're pleased that you cited examples of what makes them endearing to our guests....

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is amazing! It's the nicest place I have ever been! Everyone is so friendly!! Room is large with a large bathroom. Italian restaurant is the best meal I had in the Philippines. Kilmangro restaurant isn't good. Breakfast is over priced and horrible. ATM worked with our European cards. Felt so safe and is beautiful.

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Thank Laura R
Plantation_Bay_Cebu, General Manager at Plantation Bay Resort And Spa, responded to this review

Dear Laura R, Thank you for sharing that you love your spacious room and bathroom with separate tub and shower, ample counter space, and lovely stone and marble finishes. We hope you can be more specific about which breakfast dishes you didn’t like so that we can improve for your next visit. You can email the information to gm@plantationbay.com. Thanks...

Buckeye
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had a very nice stay. A driver was waiting when we landed at 1am. Staff was very friendly. Almost all staff said good morning when walking by. Room and bathroom was very nice. Even better than expected. Towels smelled amazing. Lagoon area was beautiful. It was chilly so we only got in the pool one day...

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

Dear Nadia W, We're delighted that you enjoyed your six-day stay, and that you appreciated your room, with a mahogany four-poster bed and scenic views of our saltwater lagoons. Thank you for sharing that you enjoyed our Gambas dish so much that you ordered it twice. And a big Thank you! for the recommendation. Long-staying guests like yourselves have the...

San Diego, California
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

5 days stay with family of 6.We have 2 small kids (2&4)and they enjoyed the facilities, they even went Kayaking in one of the Lagoons!:) Pancit ni Efren is a must try( we looove it!) ; best Pandesal ever, my 2 kids cant get enough of them. The tapa is great too. Living away from Phillippines makes us crave for...

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

Dear jmraijas, We're delighted that you found our staff the epitome of Filipino hospitality and that you consider Plantation Bay a great resort for a fun family vacation. And a big Thank you! for the high praise on the quality of our food and for specifically mentioning your favorite dishes. We're heartened by your kind words, and our chefs especially...

Cebu City, Philippines
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff are friendly and not annoying. The place is huge, clean, relaxing and has lots of activities for guests of all ages. The kids really enjoyed their stay here and wanted to go back soonest. If only it were affordable, then we'd visit Plantation Bay every month.

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

Dear Chiiiril, Thank you for commending our staff. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay and that you appreciated our various leisure facilities and activities that appeal to all guests, especially to families with young children. We will be launching our annual Summer Frolix Promo soon, and we hope that you will take this chance to stay with us again....

Sydney - NSW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed as a family at Plantation Resort - 2 Adults and 2 Teenagers ( 17 and 15). We had a one bedroom suite on the lagoon - thanks for the upgrade. This resort caters mainly for the Japanese and Korean Market. There are alot of Rules and regulations which l loved about this resort. No mobile phones in the...

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

Dear Sparks1001, We do our best to operate the resort for the general benefit of all guests. Thus, we have strict rules against prolonged noise and audible electronics in our restaurants and public areas, and it’s nice that you appreciated our efforts and understood that these policies are in place for our guests to have a truly relaxing and worry-free...

Lapu Lapu, Philippines
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the time you will arrive, you will be assisted with their friendly and polite staff. Clean surroundings. Truly, a relaxing place. The foods are very delicious. Fiji Restaurant is located in front of the beach.

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

Dear Aprilyn C, Thank you for the high praise! We're happy that you felt well-catered-for by our staff from check-in to check-out and that our ambience made your stay more relaxing considering that you're here on business. We have shared your compliments with our chefs, and they especially appreciate your review. Thank you for inspiring them to do even better...

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall we were disappointed with out choice of hotel. The grounds are impressive and there's lots going on if you have young kids. The staff were very polite but lacked customer service awareness. Breakfast was frustrating waiting for coffee and for fruit, milk etc to be replenished. We went to one of the hotel organised events called an International Evening...

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Hong Kong
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This resort is very spread out and has a rustic feel to it. Because there are so many lagoon pools (the majority of them with sea water), even when the resort is fully occupied you don't feel the crowds at all, though yes, there is more of a gathering of families in the fresh water pools. The buffet breakfast isn't...

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

Dear zhaobao, Thank you for specifically mentioning that Plantation Bay offers so much space and so many different facilities that event at high occupancy, guests never feel crowded. Thank you too for sharing that you found our food prices reasonable and that you appreciated our complimentary scheduled transfers to and from the airport and the city. We are always adding...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center 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
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Mactan Island > Lapu Lapu
Price Range: $200 - $252 (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
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#2 Top resorts 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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“Poolside Room is fantastic and good value for money for non-peak dates.”
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