Welcome to Plantation on Crystal River!
A hidden gem located on the Nature's Coast of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico, our beautiful 50-year-old eco-friendly and green luxury resort hotel's surrounded by the natural springs of Kings Bay. This bay, in Crystal River, is one of the largest aquifers in the state and home to more than 400 West Indian Manatees that migrate each year to the warmth of the springs.
We sit on 232 acres of lush preserve land with emerald greens and grand oaks, and house hundreds of birds and wildlife that include: Osprey, Sandhill Cranes, Blue Heron, Red-Bellied Warbler, Yellow-Bellied Warbler, Neotropic Cormorant, Great Egret, Eagles and Grey-Horned Owls to mention a few.
Snorkeling, Diving & Manatee Tours:
Come Swim with the Manatees on Crystal River - If they were any closer, they would need room keys! Unlike other areas of Florida, the Federal Government allows for "passive interaction" between manatees and people in Kings Bay and surrounding area. This allows the ability to go face-to-face and gently touch and stroke manatees with just one hand, providing the manatee approaches you. We provide pre-tour education to our guests on passive interaction and how to best experience your swim, snorkel or dive experience manatee tour, also available as a hotel package including accommodations and breakfast with your Florida manatee tour.
When it comes to fishing and boating in Florida, there is no better place to serve as your base of operations than the Plantation on Crystal River! We offer the pristine Florida of old...not over-developed nor too populated...a “Water Lover’s Paradise” offering incredible variety of fishing, boating, water sports and nature-based experiences off and onshore. We are located on the head waters of the Crystal River at Kings Bay, an incredible estuary fed by more than 30 known springs, including the famous Three Sisters, part of the Crystal River National Wildlife Refuge created for the protection of the endangered West Indian Manatee.
Boating options are numerous for both the experienced and novice captain, so whether you bring your own boat, or choose one of our affordable boat rentals, our Adventure Center can provide you with everything needed. Including hooking you up with some of the area's best charter captains for fishing, manatee tours, birding or just to enjoy one of our renowned sunsets from the water. Our marina & dive shop has all of the latest equipment, plus we have our own boat ramp, trailer storage and more than 1,600 feet of sea wall for tie-up right outside your room.
At the Plantation on Crystal River, you'll find an exclusive Central Florida golf resort featuring 27 holes of competitive and challenging golf originally designed by highly regarded course architect Mark Mahannah.
At the Plantation on Crystal River, let all your worries and stresses subside at our state-of-the-art Spa. The premium Aveda© brand “Spa at Plantation” brings a new unprecedented level of comfort and relaxation to the Plantation on Crystal River. Among a wide assortment of treatments and services, this one-of-a-kind Florida spa features facials, Vichy shower for body treatments, massage therapy (including a massage room for couples), pedicures, manicures, and a full hair salon. Plus at our relaxing Florida spa hotel we offer complete day packages to ensure that you can enjoy the ultimate spa experience. There’s never been a better way to unwind after a long day on the golf course or swimming with manatees than at our first-class spa.
Come see what you can experience for your next Florida vacation at our Plantation on Crystal River! Make your vacation reservation today.