Thursday, October 11, 2012

Plantation Bay Resort & Spa Cebu: An Ideal Place to Spend Your Holiday When In Cebu


Merely 30 minutes away from the Mactan Cebu International Airport, lies a breathtakingly beautiful resort. 

Truly a paradise on its own, the 5-star Plantation Bay Resort Hotel & Spa sprawls on a 11.4 hectare property in Lapu-Lapu City.



Frolic to your heart’s desire as you move from one saltwater lagoon to another. Its a vast 2.3 hectares!  Don’t fancy saltwater? Don’t fret! freshwater pools abound. 



Here is the facade of our Water’s Edge Room 



You can jump right into the water in seconds!  This is the most sought-after room, perfectly located at the edge of the lagoon.

 Ahhhhhh! This is the life!  This view from our veranda promises that well deserved rest & relaxation.

A welcome basket treat of goodies to nibble. These are famous Cebu delicacies: Dried Mango strips, Mango Tamarind & Pineapple candies, Turrones de mani.  A liter of complimentary bottled water was also given. 

Room amenities:  LCD TV, coffee and tea making facilities as well as personal ref.  And I really had to commend the strong Wi-Fi signal in almost any imaginable area.  Applause for that! 

  2 comfy queen size beds for a family of four (4)


An elegant washroom, toilet & bath and such a luxurious tub, too!


 In-house bath & body amenities

Would you like to see the stunning view at night?


Truly captivating!  The resort is indeed an experience on its own. Indulge in such serene and tranquil scenery.


Can’t help but do an outfit of the day post here! 




 Have your fill of refreshments by the swim-up bar.


Surrounded by the gigantic swimming pool is the Kilimanjaro Cafe. Open 24 hours, it features international as well as Filipino cuisines. Their world famous breakfast buffet with different culinary themes for every day of the week is served here. 


We opted for ala-carte dinner. They served complimentary fresh rolls and butter while we wait. A standard 20 mins cooking time is observed.


A steaming hot bowl of Cebu’s special Pochero 


Medium stir-fried glass noodles. It’s basically pancit with a surprise seafood twist! It had squid, mushrooms, shrimps, chorizo and tahong on it.


And the very nutty Kare-kare. Flavorful!


We all enjoyed the sumptuous Pinoy dinner that night! Servings were huge and definitely good for sharing.


 For you to grasp an idea of the menu prices. For our drinks (choice of soda, juice or beer) we used the complimentary welcome drink coupons that was given upon check-in.

Should you opt to dine fancily, there’s Fiji restaurant.


Situated by the beachfront, Fiji offers grilled seafood, Japanese, Korean and Asian fare. 



 You can request to dine here. perfect spot for couples celebrating honeymoon/anniversary


At night, one can leisurely enjoy the game room.There’s two billiard tables, air-hockey, arcade, and Nintendo Wii games for kids and kids at heart. 



The next day, I woke up to a beautiful breakfast spread consisting of croissants, danish bread, cinnamon roll, cereals and an assortment of fresh fruits in season. 
  

I am particularly drawn to Plantation Bay's Mogambo Springs. It simply is a sanctuary of health and relaxation!


The ambiance brings you to 18th century Tokugawa Japanese Village. 
I can just stay here all day and whisk my worries for a day. 


  
All of the treatments include full use of the spa's four hydrotherapeutic pools, massage waterfalls, the sauna and the steam room. The spa is open daily from 10AM to 11PM.


Words are not enough to explain the immense beauty of this resort as well as the 5 star treatment of all staff.




To live up to its 5 star service, Plantation Bay employs a NO TIPPING POLICY. Allowing guests to really relax without having to worry about whom, when and how much to tip. Service that is truly genuine and from the heart. 


with such amazing facilities to cater to your each and every whim, who would’t like it here? 


Have I enticed you in staying here?



Plantation Bay Resort and Spa

Marigondon, Mactan IslandCebu, Philippines 6015
Tel.             + 63 – 32 – 505 9800            
Fax + 63 – 32 – 505 9818 


Note: I also contributed this article to WhenInManila.Com so that I could share to more people around the globe that Plantation Bay is not just a resort, BUT an experience.

80 comments:

  1. Wonderful place!
    Following you back on GFC, FC and Bloglovin.
    Have a nice day!

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    1. It is! Hope you could also visit here soon!

      Thank you for following :-)

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    1. The place looks incredibly amazing especially at night

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  3. oh cool, glad you liked it there... I've been there twice and still would love to keep going back. ^_^
    btw, I followed you via gfc, I hope u follow me back.
    http://redberryaha.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Hollie! Its one of those places wherein the memories stick with you long after you've left the place! I would love to go back too! Followed you back via GFC

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  4. Looks like such a gorgeous place. I would kill for a tropical holiday right now!

    xoxo Alison
    www.stylingmylife.com

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    1. Just as gorgeous as your Victoria holiday with friends. Hope you could visit Plantation Bay soon sweetie :-)

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  5. Wow looks like an amazing place!! Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog hun xx

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  6. Hi! Waah.. I didn't try this when I was in Cebu, I better go back and stay here. It looks very gorgeous! :) Nice post.

    New follower here.... Hope you can check my blog too. thanks
    -Elgee

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    1. Try this when u go back cebu :-) The experience is really worth it.

      Visited you back. Thanks too!

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  7. hi! thanks so much for stopping by my blog and leaving a sweet comment. your blog is AWESOME! this trip looks super amazing...especially the room that you stayed in!! living vicariously through you...

    xo
    fizz

    www.freshfizzle.com

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    1. The water's edge room is super convenient. In just minutes, you can jump into the water. Hihi :-) Thanks too for dropping by!

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  8. thanks for your comment
    i hope you like other looks in the blog and maybe want to follow me

    here one of my favourites
    http://showroomdegarde.blogspot.com.es/2012/10/autumn-colors.html

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    1. I will! Thanks for dropping by Fran :-)

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  9. I miss Plantation Bay! :) I love their place. it was a great place :)I love their pool which has a mini floating bar ^_^

    Btw, I'm a new follower! :) You are awesome, keep it up! :) Looking forward for your new post and hoping you'll check and follow my blog too ^_^

    http://thepiinkrouge.blogspot.com/

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    1. I love the poolside bar too! They have the nicest waiter/bartender :)

      Visited you back :)

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  10. Oh my.. what a refreshment
    i really need that kind of getaway like seriously :(
    following you. follow me back?

    <3
    ♥ PETICHELIE

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    1. Plan your vacation asap. A getaway like this will surely refresh you. :)

      Followed you back via GFC

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  11. oh man, i miss cebu. but i haven't been in that resort. hopefully on my next ;)

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    1. Include this on your itinerary on your next cebu trip :)

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  12. Gosh it looks so enticing!! Especially with the steps leading into the pool. Now I wish I could be there!

    ♡ Jaslin from http://justjaslin.blogspot.sg/

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    1. exactly! cool steps leading to the pool :-)

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  13. What a beautiful hotel! I would have not been able to take as little self shots as you did there hahaha! You look very pretty too by the way :)

    Would you like to follow each other? I'm your new reader through Blogloving and GFC :D

    Mooij

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    1. Really great for outfit shots right? I love your Japan adventure as well. You are truly Mooij :-)

      Followed you back via GFC and bloglovin
      Thank you for dropping by!

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  14. Great photos! It's so beautiful there!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  15. That place looks super beautiful! Now i feel like going on a vacayy too.

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    1. Its superb :-)take a break and plan your next vacay :)

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    2. Yes, i think thats such a lovely place to have a staycation at

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  16. Your trip seems so fun! I haven't been to Cebu but I heard it's wonderful! :)

    xoxo, Grysh
    http://gryshco.com

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    1. Super sis! And Cebu is definitely wonderful.
      Thank you for dropping by ;-)

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  17. looking forward for Cebu nice blog too

    hope we can follow each other blog
    http://www.fitandfashionmom.com/

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  18. wow!!! nice place!! would love to come back to cebu again! i miss it :)

    Love,
    Dress Me Up Buttercup

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    1. Super nice place :) include it on your next itinerary

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  19. Wooow, this makes me want to go on a vacation out of town too! The place looks soooooo relaxing! :) Nice pictures!

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    1. Plan one now :) you can whisk all your worries away. Thank you for dropping by

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  20. The beauty of the Philippines never fails to amaze me! My husband and I went to Cebu a few years ago and how I wish I knew about this place! It's amazing! I think it might even beat Boracay! Btw, I love that green dress that you wore! Where did you get it from?

    Please check out my blog when you get the chance and let me know if you follow me so I can follow you right back! Thank you.
    TheRosettePortrait

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    1. Hi Hannah! Thanks for appreciating the beauty of the philippines! :) Got the dress from a store here in PH. I believe you can also purchase this at ROMWE.COM

      Followed you back sweetie

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  21. The view is so beautiful. The next time we're in Cebu, I'll include this place in our itinerary. :)

    Abi
    http://thebelatedbloomer.blogspot.com

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    1. Stay for 4d/3n for a relaxingl vacay :-)

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  22. Looks like an amazing place to stay at! Wonderful place.. The food looks superb as well.Great post! Following you now.Thanks for following me <3

    -Iya
    http://iyaboto.blogspot.com/

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    1. It is a foodie haven! There 4 great restos inside the resort. Take your pick from:

      Kilimanjaro -- serves buffet breakfast, international as well as filipino cuisine
      Fiji -- serves grilled seafoods, korean, japanese, asian dishes
      Palermo -- Italian Food. It is built in the style of a country courtyard
      Savannah grill -- burgers, hotdogs, steaks, salad and more

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  23. I'm going to Cebu next week. This post couldn't have come at a better time! :)

    Sandie
    http://sandiestar.wordpress.com

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  24. Looks like such an amazing and relaxing place!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    1. It is! Makes you want to stay longer :)

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  25. Ang ganda sis. Winner talaga yung pagbaba ng hagdan ay pool na agad. Been to Cebu last Feb but we didn't go to Plantation Bay. We only had a day tour of Shangrila Mactan. Hayy.. ka-miss ang swimming at food doon! :)

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    1. Sis, the best tlga ang beaches sa cebu! :-) and yes, super convenient in just 1 minute direcho swim na agad! Super love it.

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  26. Wow! Thanks for sharing, this post just really encourages me to travel and specifically go there. The Mogambo Springs, it reminds of a scene from a movie, can't remember what movie though. I'm pretty sure the view at night is mesmerizing.

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    1. Hi Kritz! Yup, it looks like a scene from a movie right? The Mogambo Spring brings us an ambiance of a gorgeous 18th Century Tokugawa Japanese Village. Glad to have shared it with you :-)

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  27. Carmi! Your post is super effective! I wanna go there! We're going in Cebu on Nov. but can you tell me more about the budget? :D

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    1. Thanks sis! I would love to help you :-)

      First, your preferred date Nov is perfect! It still falls on the off-peak season, so you get the rooms at off-peak rates! Yey! The cheapest room (the poolside room which is equally stunning, comfortable and spacious for 2 adults and 2 kids) is at $160++ ( approx P6,800 ++ taxes not included)

      For 3 adults or more, an extra person rate is charged at $25. You may check the maximum occupancy of each room, description and rates at www.plantationbay.com

      There are 4 restos in the resort, and my family and i frequent The Kilimanjaro Cafe. We love the Filipino dishes they serve! Servings are huge. 2 dishes can already fully satisy the 4 of us! Each dish costs P500 up. Just add 10% sevice charge. Breakfast is not inluded. I've read in their facebook page that they allow breads/crackers, noodles and bottled water o be taken inside the resort, but dishes, pizza boxes, resto take-outs and 1.5L softdrinks will be charked with corkage. But, you are in a glorious vacation, you might as well enjoy the sumptuous food offerings they have.


      Frolic around the resort to your heart's desire! Get unlimited use of saltwater lagoons, freshwater pools, as well as the beach, Fitness center and gameroom, use of non motorized aqua sports like floater and kayaks, one hour bicycle, wall climbing activity and free strong wifi in every imaginable area (even while walking around) awaits you!

      Roundtrip airport transfers are also FREE of charge. Plus, the resort employs a NO TIPPING policy allowing guests to fully relax and not to shell out extra money for services.

      I'am excited for your trip. Happy Vacation! Share to us your photos as well. :-)

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    2. Also, a DAYTRIPPER ADVENTURE PACKAGE is available. I have posted the details below.

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    3. Thanks Carmi! Haha super mahal ha! Pero worth it but my mom-in-law booked another hotel already! Let me blog it soon! <3 followed you back !:)

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    4. Super worth it! :-) Enjoy cebu!

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  28. I've heard so much about this place but what keeps me from excluding it from my to-do list is because it looks too posh I feel like I can't afford it. Hehe

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    1. Hi Ryan!

      Of course you can! :-) If we were able to enjoy it, kaya mo rin! :-) I have posted my budget advice above to help you guys grasp some ideas.

      Also, if you have only a few hours to spare, a DAY TRIPPER ADENTURE PACKAGE is also available! It costs P2000 nett per person. Here are the inclusions:

      Set lunch (12-2pm)
      Choice of welcome drink
      Access to all lagoons and pools
      Wall climbing (1-5pm)
      30mins bicycle
      15 mins floater/kayak
      billiards, darts, air hockey, table tennis (9-5pm)
      use of shower rooms

      Children below 3 are free of charge. 50% for kids 4-12 years old

      You can book for a daytripper adventure at www.plantationbay.com









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  29. OMG! This looks like a really nice getaway place! Makes me wanna go on vacation! :)

    Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting! Really appreciate it. I am now following you back! :) Thanks a lot!

    ~Chai
    http://chenmeicai.blogspot.com
    http://lookbook.nu/chenmeicai
    http://www.bloglovin.com/en/blog/2957855

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    1. Thanks too chai! Plan your vacay now :-)

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  30. Thats so lovely!

    Inspiring blog do you have here.

    we can follow each other if you want.
    (via gfc, bloglovin, facebook).

    Lots of kisses,

    Nico

    www.nicoleta.me

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    1. Thanks Nicoleta! Glad to have inspired you :-)

      Followed you back :)

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  31. It's such a nice place. Love your swin wear btw =D

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    1. Thanks stacy :-) Got it from freeway! Hihi :)

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  32. Oh my! What a lovely getaway! Been to Cebu 3 times but never really looked into such hotels coz of budget issues. Haha! But this would be an awesome splurge for a special occasion.

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    1. Hi sis! Be it special or kahit ordinary occasion lang, its super worth it to stay here :-) I've posted our expenses above (please check my reply to lalala patricia 4 comments above this post) so that readers may grasp an idea sa budget.

      Plus, there's also a daytripper adventure package. ( for full details, please check my reply to ryan mach, 3 comments above this post)

      Thanks for dropping by and i looove your pose for the travel blogging calendar 2013! ;)


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  33. uy! nice night photos ha :) naku! i want to go to cebu!!! haven't been there yet :)

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    1. Thank you! uch an honor to receive a comment from you! Love your blog sis :-) You and hubby should visit cebu soon! You'll love it there!

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  34. Hi my sweatheart,

    Thank you so much for your lovely comment :)

    Many many kisses,

    Nicole

    www.nicoleta.me

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  35. This looks amazing, wow!!
    The food also looks very delicious!

    With love, Samm

    *international BAG giveaway at afterstylecomesfashion.com!*

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    1. Yup! Plantation Bay is indeed amazing! We were very satisfied from delicious pinoy food from kilimanjaro cafe. Plus, huge servings too!

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  36. great picture's!
    i'm following you!
    xoxo

    www.milouetmilou.blogspot.com

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  37. nice place! :)

    thanks for dropping by. i just followed you back too! :D

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    1. The place is really stunning! :-) Thank you for visiting!

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