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“For couples - try the Spa Indulgence package!”

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Plantation Bay Resort And Spa
Ranked #3 of 30 Hotels in Lapu Lapu
Certificate of Excellence
Queensland, Australia
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“For couples - try the Spa Indulgence package!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2012

Stayed here for a few nights with my Hubby and had the Spa Indulgence package. Overall, we were happy with the accommodation and the spa facilities especially the massage that came with the package. The really good thing was we were expecting just one Aromatherapy massage session (for couples) for the entire stay and we were pleasantly surprised when we found out that the package comes with a massage session for everyday that you stay! Awesome - we were in heaven :) If you buy this package you will be staying at Mogambo Springs which is like a quaint little Japanese village in the resort and this is where all the spa facilities are. The accommodation here is for couples only. Upon arriving at Mogambo Springs - you are welcomed with leis, tropical drinks and a gift basket and shown to your room, they then ask you when you would like your Seaweed Salt bath prepared as this comes with the package as well.
I found the food to be average and expensive but the Kilimanjaro restaurant has good views and nice ambience plus service was very good. We almost tried the Savannah Grill but the unhealthy food choices and the high prices did not really appeal to us. We had room service for breakfast once and it was not too bad and had a light breakfast at Palermo restaurant, coffee here is very good.
Gym facilities were good - not excellent but better than most hotels.
Forget the beach if you're in this resort as there's hardly any. The lagoon pool is the main feature of this resort.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2012

the resort itself was excellent, but restaurants and services can be improve, a bit pricey but its all good :P

  • Stayed April 2011
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 21, 2012

Had a weekend with my family at the penthouse suite
Service deluxe? just so-so for the price we paid
grand welcome , check
butler promised, not that great just so-so
no tips allowed , check - maybe they should let them accept tips its better for everybody
Penthouse suite great part was you'll have a 360 view of the resort
master's bedroom was creepy enough for me though felt like i was in Ilocos norte brings me back to the old houses feel
but the other room was great with two bed and enough space
our dining / living room was the best
bathroom was good too
recommended stay - overnight only - you'll get bored
yes there were a lot of pool
but not all were maintained well
the grand slides were not working
you'll have to be careful walking in the water ... road bumps in the pool are everywhere

staying at the penthouse suite and everything else needs to be paid... every step of the way
kayak, life saver, overpriced

It's like a big resort in the middle of nowhere -if you've been to club manila east taytay rizal it's just like that - only bigger
so why go for Plantation Bay? no nice beach
only big pools

A day trip would be just fine, just to see the place is nice enough

only thing i enjoyed here was the company of my family :D :D :D

They have a kids center my nephew enjoyed it there. all toy cars for him :D

spa was overpriced ...

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2012

The rooms are a good size and the balcony gas the best view. The food is more costly compared to the rest if the island but compared to a 4 and s half star in Australia its cheap, of and the food is real good.
They have children's free activities all day. The games room has free games during the day. Free bike riding for an hour each day is great we lived it.
There is happy hour and a half every day and my husband and i would order a beer and a cocktail for $6 Australian. A meal for us ( 2 adults and 2 children) cost anything from $35 to $75 which is cheap when you think about more food than you need and the taste is awesome. no tipping is so good.To sum up in two words. stay here.

  • Stayed February 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2012

Very pleased with the hotel, staff was very friendly. The customer service above average from what you usually get in the Philippines. The hotel also has a non tip policy.

Rooms was very clean and cosy. We booket the room with a terrace facing the lagoon, but was very disappointed when we discovered how dirty the lagoon outside our terrace was. Not tempted to take a swim.
The pool outside restaurant Kilimanjaro was clean enough.

Restaurants and spa was very good, good food and service, but a bit overprised. Spa had a lot of treatments and pools. Very romantic scene! Great for couples

Gaisano Grand Mall is 10 min away with taxi aproxm. 80/90 pesos, lots of shops.

Overall experience with this resort is good, but disappointed because of the dirty lagoon and a bit overprised. Very romantic for couples and perfect for families with children. All activities is in a short walking distance!
But we will try a different resort next time.

  • Stayed February 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2012

Fabulous, relaxing, family friendly ambience, with beautiful plantation-style waterfront architecture. The staff are all very warm & welcoming. Book a lagoon front for the best experience, though there are lots of different standards of accommodation ( we stayed in the family room with free X Box, tv & bunk beds)
It's very family friendly, the artificial lagoon is no deeper than 3' anywhere so its very safe for kids. They provide life jackets free of charge for toddlers. There's also a waterslide which is an adrenaline rush for the older kids. Scared the pants off me. There's lots for small kids to do there which makes it great place for young families to relax & have fun. We took Granma too & PB seems to cater well for this full range of ages.

The Spa is especially good ( Granma loved it!) , the signature massage is one of the best I've ever had. The design of the treatment rooms really add to it. The hotsprings outside are really nice to lounge in & reasonably-priced too
There's not a lot outside the gates so you need to expect a completely resort-based holiday there

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2012

The Villas is totally romantic par excellence... and the pool is such a fun thing to be able to slide into from your very own door step...really fun and romantic place to be for couples

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Plantation Bay Resort And Spa
Address: | Marigondon, Lapu Lapu 6015, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Mactan Island > Lapu Lapu
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center 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 Luxury Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#2 Top resorts 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 (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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