Immersive, One-of-a-Kind Resort
SEE. Tired of resorts that look just like city hotels in your hometown? Plantation Bay is built like a village, with most rooms directly fronting an extensive private lagoon and artificial beaches.
Eye-soothing low-rise architecture. Comfortable, well-appointed, spacious (at least 46 square meters, 490 square feet) rooms with elegant bathrooms (separate tub and shower, large counter area). Romantic King 4-Posters in some rooms, practical two Queens in others. Multi-generation families, couples, singles, business-persons, and work-from-home types happily co-exist here.
THINK. Money-Back Guarantee! If upon arrival you decide you’re not happy here, say so within 4 hours of checking in, and YOU’RE OFF THE HOOK. We’ll give you your money back, help you book elsewhere in Metro Cebu, and take you there for free. (Not applicable to special offers explicitly described as non-refundable.) Click here for details.
And if you need to cut your stay short for any reason, we’ll refund your balance (peak periods excluded).
Hardly any other hotel in the world will do either of these, because they’d rather have your money than your trust.
DO. Just 30 minutes to the airport (free transfers) or the center of Cebu City, yet MORE leisure activities than any other resort in the country. Most of the usual marine activities. Scuba (dive sites just offshore or 15 minutes by boat), island cruises and picnics, wall-climbing, archery, tennis, pickleball, badminton, Arcade Games, Gym, Children’s Boot Camp and daily activities, Botanical Tour, Bird-watching guide, Imaginative Team-Building Games, Diabolic Dunking Device, Jello-Man Multithlon Fun Challenge, Name-Game Quiz, golf (nearby), mall/shopping/gaming (about 20 minutes by free shuttle), whale-shark watching and other excursions (whole day). But wait, there’s more!
TASTE. Four distinctive restaurants — Asian-Seafood by the sea, with indoor or under-the-stars dining; elegant Mediterranean-Steak in a stunning Art Nouveau setting; an authentic American Diner; and a fresh-air International coffee shop surrounded by the main swimming pool and the saltwater lagoon. All serve superb dishes, some of which we proudly say are the best of their kind. Come discover how we can claim that. Click here to see some of the dishes we’re most proud of, and why.
And a lot of it is even healthy (where possible)! Okay, deep-fried and sugary foods are not so good for you. But for most of our frying needs we use olive oil and what is increasingly regarded one of the healthiest oils, coconut. At every restaurant we offer a selection of Vegan, Vegetarian, and Seafood dishes. Unlike most hotels we make our own pastries and ice creams, even our own hamburger patties, avoiding unhealthy preservatives and additives. We also offer low-calorie, sugar-free, and non-dairy desserts. Eat hearty! Click here for a discussion of Plantation Bay’s food selection and preparation practices.
FEEL. A Japanese-inspired health and relaxation Spa unlike any other, a resort within the Resort. Hot, cold, and saltwater pools, needle-shower, waterfall, sauna, steam-bath, manicure, hair-trim, and full range of therapies.
Experience genuine service from the friendliest and most helpful staff, and a strict No-Tipping Policy so you can relax and enjoy yourself, without having to constantly worry about whom, when, or how much to tip. Come, and find out for yourself.
MORE space per guest than any other resort in the world anywhere near this price range. 11 has. (28 acres) for 250 rooms. Four large freshwater swimming pools and huge central lagoon. No fights over pool loungers, and everyone is always front-line. Yet, unlike any of our competition in Mactan, safe for responsible older children to be left to themselves; our layout explains why.
Fewer insects than most tropical resorts. Environmentally-neutral bio-attractants and mechanical traps substantially reduce the populations of the most pesky insects, making for a safer, more pleasant holiday for all.
SMELL. Stop, and SMELL the roses (figuratively).
Take the time to notice the many subtle and unexpected delights of Plantation Bay – the cooling shade of a majestic Philippine acacia, original art and evocative architectural details in our dining outlets, quiet corners for smooching or meditation, a Lobby that whispers in travel metaphors, gargoyles hidden in rockwork, daily-changing theme breakfast buffets, custom bathtubs built for two, informative and witty building and botanical signage, a Margarita that’s better than any you’ll find in Mexico, a rare style of understated service no longer found except in aristocratic Old World homes. . .
And the actual changing fragrances of jasmine, dama de noche, frangipani, palo maria, and other flowering plants and trees.
Plantation Bay is a Non-Smoking property, but manages to be smoker-friendly, too. Comfortable, lighted, ventilated smoking kiosks are conveniently located near key outdoor walkway intersections so smokers can smoke in peace without bothering others. Click to see what a typical kiosk looks like.
HEAR. Peace and Quiet. Telephones and audible electronics are strictly prohibited in the gym, Spa, and most dining venues. Parents are enjoined to ensure their children don’t bother others with repeated screaming or crying tantrums. High noise levels also endanger guest safety as they desensitize staff, who might not respond to a genuine emergency as tragically happens in many resorts around the world. Unlike most hotels, Plantation Bay actually enforces its rules and policies. Ill-behaved, self-entitled people, and Telephone Addicts will not be happy here; please book elsewhere.
But if you want a real break from your high-stress life, we’re the resort for you.
Book now! See you soon!