Our family (9 & 11 year olds) had a tremendous time enjoying the Plantation Inn and all of the amenities and activities offered. The resort is recently renovated and offered everything a demanding family would want – comfy beds, great shower, refrigerator, coffee maker and a flat screen TV when we needed to recharge after the day’s events. The staff throughout the resort was helpful and gracious.
The location is superb! There is a spa and fitness center and it is located on a golf course but we did not have time to enjoy these features as we were too busy kayaking and scalloping! The area is simply spectacular and a wonderful retreat from the typical busy city life.
Scalloping Season is July 01- September 24th and you can book a trip through the hotel dive shop. Jeff was a brilliant guide and made sure all family members were enjoying the day on the boat. The scalloping was outstanding! My 9 year old son said…..”it was a weekend I will remember for the rest of my life”. He was determined to catch the most scallops and won the family competition with 125 in his bag!
You dock your boat at the end of the day and there are helpful people there available to clean the scallops. Then we went to the hotel restaurant and the chef will prepare your scallops in four different ways! Go with the chefs choice! All in all it was one of the best weekends we have had in Florida, thanks to the Plantation Inn, the wonderful resort, the great service and the impressive wildlife and water activities. We will definitely be back to swim with the manatees!