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Karachi, Pakistan
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I was on a business trip here for 5 days. Loved the Lagoon in the resort. They had a cycle facility so we can cycle around the resort. The beach front is not that great but very peaceful resort to relax.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

This resort is a good all inclusive resort for families. It isn't so good for solo or single travelers looking to mingle. The slides, kayaks, and paddle boards are free and fun to use for awhile. The breakfast buffet is expensive, approximately $20. But it is good food if you go on the Philippino style day. I'd give that a...

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

Dear Nathan T, Thank you for sharing that you found the resort family-friendly and that you appreciated the variety of the facilities and activities we offer. We wish you had spoken up about your interests while still here. Our staff would have been happy to help you connect with some of our guests and make suggestions on how to get...

Jax, FL
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Can't speak for the Japanese or Koreans but see the appeal for nostalgic Balikbayans & the socialist countries. I wouldn't classify staying here a bargain but a unique experience. What you have is Philippine ambience and opulence at western comfort, portions, & prices. Waterpark would be the closest theme to describe resort. Big draw would be the salt & freshwater...

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

Dear Dara50, We especially appreciate reviews from well-traveled guests like you! We're glad to hear that, even though you have been to many resorts around the world, you consider your stay at Plantation Bay a refreshingly unique experience. Thank you for mentioning our many different facilities and for sharing that you especially found our nightly theme dinner entertaining. We look...

San Diego
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed Plantation Bay resort. They arrange transportation from/to airport inclusive in the price. Traffic in Mactan is heavy, so it takes 30 to 40 minutes to get to the resort. We booked a lagoon view room, which overlooked one of the four large lagoons. The resort is large enough that they have a golf cart service. We enjoyed the...

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

Dear SolarT, We are delighted to learn that, after visiting 118 cities from Seattle to Hanoi to Paris, you consider Plantation Bay a well-designed and safe resort with well-appointed rooms, beautiful grounds, and various leisure activities and facilities that will entertain guests for days on end. We appreciate your excellent rating on the quality of our nightly theme dinner and...

Moray Scotland
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited plantation bay in June this year.There are lots of things to do on site,although most must be paid for additionally.The pools though,of which there are many, are free.There is a variety of restaurants and food in all is good.The Spa is really lovely and worth a visit,or two. There is a hotel shuttle into the City a few...

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

Dear Jaymacscotland, We're happy that you have only fond memories of your week-long holiday at Plantation Bay. Thank you for specifically mentioning that you appreciated the variety and food in our four restaurants. And a big Thank you! for the high praise on our Spa. Like you, many guests recommend this as a must-experience treat when in our resort. We...

Malden, Massachusetts
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had our wedding at Plantation Bay in February of 2016 and the resort did not disappoint! The service was beyond exceptional and the sales staff remembered us throughout the entire stay! Everyone at the resort was extremely helpful and accommodating! Shortly after the wedding I returned to the US and I have now just arrived back to Cebu to...

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

Dear Lauren S, Thank you for choosing Plantation Bay as your wedding and honeymoon destination! We are glad that we surpassed your expectations and that you enjoyed your stay so much that you wish to return. It is true that we do not have local residents rate as our room rates are the same for all our guests regardless of...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Family of 3 went for a day at Plantation Bay (Sunday). Coming from Cebu City this was quite a long trip. At arrival we registered for the daytripper package and the staff had the price wrong for our 8 year old son (she originally charged 100% instead of 50%). After this we were told to go to the fun/game house...

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

Dear J Olivier, It is true that we require our guests to show us the exact contents of bags they leave for our safekeeping, and that we need a valid ID before accepting or returning items. This assures guests that we will release their valuables only to the right persons. The only people who complain about this policy are those...

Brooklin, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Overall a really great experience. This would be a perfect family vacation spot. The lagoon is huge and enclosed by the houses that surround it. You can tell staying there that ownership really cares about your stay. Check-in: relatively quick, maybe 30 minutes. Booked a Waters Edge room. Had requested king bed but got a room with 2 queen beds....

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

Dear Paul R, When a guest stays a week and submits a glowing review with very specific observations like yours, we really appreciate it! Clearly, you took the time to explore Plantation Bay and discover for yourself what makes it one of the world's most distinctive resorts. We're delighted to learn that our food and service have won you over...

Lake Como, Italy
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

too long of a flight but worth the destination, the Island of CEBU is a little paradise, it's where they filmed the movie Apocalipse Now, for who is old enough to remembar this movie, like me, ...The local people are incredibly kind and spoke some italian for some strange reasons. food, mostly seafood, was great .

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

Dear Giovanni1104, Thank you for coming all the way from Italy to visit Plantation Bay! Most of our staff are multi-lingual, speaking English, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Russian, Korean, Spanish, French and yes, Italian. All major Philippine dialects are also spoken in the resort. Thanks again for the review. We're happy that you loved our food and found our service...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Loved staying here! It was super relaxing and lots of different places to chill out. You have the option of swimming in the lagoon which is filtered beach water or there is a pool also. The place is huge with little open cars that drive you around wherever you need to go, or you can walk! The staff are so...

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

Dear Natalie G, Considering that you stayed an entire week, it is nice to know that during all this time, you never ran out of facilities and restaurants to explore and activities to enjoy. Thank you for lauding our staff and family-friendly ambience. We're delighted that you were so satisfied with your Plantation Bay Experience that you're already planning to...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Business Centre 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
Region: Philippines > Visayas > Cebu Island > Mactan Island > Lapu Lapu
Price Range: $263 - $336 (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 Top resorts Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#3 Family Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#3 Spa Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#5 Business Hotel in Lapu Lapu
#5 Romantic Hotel in Lapu Lapu
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“Lagoon view”
 of 5 bubbles SolarT, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Waters Edge is best view and close to everything. However I don't think there is a bad room.”
  • Very comfortable bed.
  • View from Water's edge Balcony. Hop right in
 of 5 bubbles PaulR780, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you want privacy, ask to be billeted at Windward Cluster.”
 of 5 bubbles josephcN6213KP, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The view from the balcony of view room is just so beautiful!”
 of 5 bubbles Teresa3520, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Get a waters edge room.”
 of 5 bubbles slusheeman, 8 Nov 2016 | Read review
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