Credits

The Designers Chic

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Exploring Plantation Bay Resort & Spa

If you've lived in the Philippines, I'm pretty sure you've heard of Plantation Bay. But to those who don't, it's the premier resort and spa situated in Mactan, Cebu. After a stressful but successful grand wedding, we needed a beauty rest and some "us" time alone. Both me and Jeff love to be in the beach even if I can't swim, lol! There are plenty of pretty beaches in the Philippines but we wanted some place close and with excellent amenities. Now, when you think of luxurious resorts in Cebu, Shangri-la and Plantation Bay come easily to mind. We've already been to Shangri-la for our pre-nuptial photo shoot so we thought of exploring Plantation Bay this time and see if which place is really the best.

I must say both offer luxury and comfort, but with slight differences. I was so impressed with Shangri-la's customer service. The staff everywhere are ever-friendly and they greet you all the time whether you're in the restaurant, lobby or even when you're just walking around. Shangri-la also has a wider beachfront line than Plantation's. It is more accessible and closer if you're coming from the city. Both of them have very good and fancy restaurants but of course expensive. Plantation Bay, on the other hand, has a very impressive layout. The man-made lagoons and freshwater pools were beautifully designed. The view inside the resort was simply breath-taking and unique. But I think they could have done a better job in keeping the place clean and refreshing. The seawater lagoons are not that inviting to swim around because it doesn't look that clean. All I wanted to do really was take pictures, lol! The room rates significantly differ as well. Plantation Bay is more expensive than Shang but not necessarily better. Nevertheless, we enjoyed the whole stay and it was a very fun experience. Now as for my opinion on which resort is better, I would choose Shangri-la. Below are some photos we took at Plantation Bay.

*Scroll down for more photos*





seawater man-made lagoon

freshwater lagoon

pool outside the room


10 replies:

scott and vikki said...

amazing photos yet again! you both loooked like you had the best time ever!
yes i am a little addicted to working out. shame its hard on the joints. yes i moved my blog..i started the new one and was doing 2 i guess 4 if u count my food blogs but only wanted to do one family/friends one so i just kept that one :) nice to catch up on your blog as well. i LOVE your wedding photos really i am not joking at all when i say you look just like a princess

NovaS said...

oh my... we'll so going there once we visited pi... i can see that you both enjoyed it... i can't wait...

meretrisha said...

hi net.. kanindot jud sa plantation bay, hope makaadto sad mi puhon :-).. btw, i have a tag for you on my blog..

shydub said...

Hoy Jenn ma S ko sa inyong wedding ug honeymoon sosy kaayo. Made in plantation bay nya na inyong baby. Cebu ko puyo for years and work pero never been in that place. Dolyares man gd yads hehehehe. Cant afford, but i know its a great place for some romantic getaway.

By the way ang boots sa AMI clubware to nag sale mn sila tag 12.99 ra hala gogogo dayon yads nya shop ug daghan sexy dresses lol

Hazelicious929 said...

nice talaga ang plantation bay! I will go back there...

texas_sweetie said...

salamat sa kanunayong pag agi jen. tuod, ask ko ba, ikaw ng taga Cherokee Village, Arkansas? ask lang ko..

tuod, katawa man ko atong imo gi ingon nga gi himong freshener sa cr ang V.S lotion oi, makalagot no ug kita matungnan..mga ignoranti ka branded ug mahala anang VS gi ingon ato ra pag ingon imo sister.. mao gani sulbong ako sungay tong ni text2x y puangod nga taw kay siya pay gihatagan nga wa mo appreciate siya pay mo demand..

ay ngeeee kasayo ba naku ga yawyaw dri oi. hala go sa ko oi saon..

lira said...

gwapa kaau ang lugar ay. syalan jud ni ba.

scott and vikki said...

right now they are in alaska until 2011 they did 2 tours there. kevin is in the AF i make her lots of scarfs to keep warm LOL middle daughter is in ohio and shawn my 21 yr old is with us in nm .

EastCoastLife said...

It looks like a truly relaxing place for a holiday. Would love to visit it if I have the chance. Happy weekend!

Scotty's Princess said...

Lovely!

How I wish I could visit the place one day, too! I just hope I could afford it, LOL!

Thanks for sharing the wonderful pics,Jenn.

I want MORE! :-)

Related Posts with Thumbnails