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Plantation on Crystal River


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A hidden gem located on the Nature's Coast of Florida on the Gulf of Mexico, our beautiful eco-friendly and  green lodging resort is surrounded by the natural springs of King's Bay in Crystal River and home to over 400 West Indian Manatee who migrate each winter to the constant 72 degree springs and to the only place in the Country where you can legally swim with these gentle giants.

The resort rests on 232 acres of lush greens, emerald pines and grand oaks is manicured with great precision.  Our196 well appointed and spacious guest rooms and suites which include 12 two story golf villas with a spectacular view of the golf course offer the comfort of true hospitality and a tranquil experience.

Our Marina and Dive Shop offers great water activities, boat rentals, kayak rentals, canoe rentals, guided river tours, scuba diving tours, PADI certification and Manatee snorkel tours during the peak season from October to March,  we do have year round Manatee residence but recommend tours during peak winter months.  Fishing Charter can also be arranged. 

The finest of Florida golf rave our golf enthusiasts who travel to conquer our Mark Mahannah designed 18 holes championship course; you can mix and match our three nines to suit your particular strength or weakness.  If it’s a short course you prefer, our 9 hole Lagoons course and is a great option to sharpen your short game.  Our links are beautifully manicured and well groomed; the course has a variety of water and bunker obstacles.  The course has aged well and offers an assortment of challenging fairways lined with mature emerald pines, grand oaks and is home to much wildlife.

Our full service Aveda Spa offers; hair, nail and skincare services as well as couples massage room with a working fireplace and a perfect setting for a romantic getaway or that honeymoon that you never took.

We have a lagoon style heated swimming pool and a Jacuzzi overlooking the beautiful river; we offer our guests food and beverage service from our Tiki bar which is open seasonally. 

The Plantation's main dining room offers breakfast, lunch and dinner service, we also have a Lobby Bar a great central gathering place, our Tiki bar is open seasonally and is enjoyed by guests and neighbors who can pull up their boat and enjoy our great culinary fare and the beautiful Florida sunshine.  Our Pro-Bar offers a great menu for those golfers who want a quick burger or a great sandwich, cold beverage with a perfect view of the golf course.


  • Accommodation Type:
  • Hotel, Resort,
  • Activities:
  • Bicycle Trails, Bicycling, Birding
  • Amenities:
  • 24-Hour Front Desk, 24-Hour Security, Attraction tickets


Manatee and Breakfast

Now - December 31, 2015
Manatee Tour and Breakfast Package: We are the only place the North America where you can legally swim and interact with the manatees in the wild. Your tour leave directly from the dock at the Plantation very own Dive Shop. Your experienced guide with fill you in on all the facts and fun of the manatees as well as the history and nature of Kings Bay and Crystal River. The package includes: One night accommodations, one manatee tour for two people at our Dive Shop, and breakfast for two people in our restaurant. Additional night may be added. BOOK NOW PROMO CODE: Divwin


Golf and Breakfast Package

Now - December 31, 2015
Golf and Breakfast Package: Tee it up starting with a wakeup breakfast in the Plantation diner room. Then head out the course for your best ever 18 holes of golf on our Championship course. Enjoy nightly accommodations for two, one 18-hole round of golf for two, and breakfast for two at our restaurant. BOOK NOW PROMO CODE: Golfwn


Plantation on the Hook! Fishing Package

Now - December 31, 2015
Plantation on the Hook! Fishing Package: The Plantation has teamed up with the best guides in the area to offer you fishing that depart right from our own docks at the Dive Shop. Don't let this opportunity for lifetime memories getaway...and don't forget your camera. And make sure you bring your catch back to the Resort so our Chef and cook it up for you. The package includes one night accommodations (additional nights can be added), a full day (6 hours) fishing charter complete with licenses, tackle & bait. Ice and two bottles of water for each guest will also be on the boat, (For up to four people). And breakfast for up to four people in th ...Read More>> dining room. PROMO CODE: FISH Read Less


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Sunday Brunch at The West 82 Grill

Now - December 31, 2015
Extravagant Sunday Brunch with great carving station - reservations are recommended 352-795-4211


Thursday Martini Night

Now - January 01, 2016
Special Martini Night - Every Thursday featuring live entertainment and $5.00 Martini Specials


Mantaee Season

November 01, 2015 - May 01, 2016
Crystal River is the only place in the world where divers can interact with the West Indian Manatee. The Plantation Adventure Center/Dive Shop offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to swim alongside the endangered species, as the gentle creatures eat, play and socialize. The manatees gather in the constant 72-degree waters of the Crystal River and Kings Bay, especially during the cooler winter months. For those opting to stay dry, guided tours offer views of the manatees by boat or kayak. We have and manatees year round, with the main season being late October to March.


Florida Manatee Festival 2016 in Downtown Crystal River

January 16, 2016 - January 17, 2016
Make plans now to attend the Florida Manatee Festival in beautiful downtown Crystal River! Come on down to the annual Florida Manatee Festival on January as we celebrate our beloved manatee. We offer fine arts, a craft fair, children's activities, boat tours, beer garden and entertainment. Date: January 16 & 17 (Saturday & Sunday), 2016 Time: Saturday 9:00AM - 5:00PM and Sunday 9:00AM - 4:00PM. Cost: Donation of $4.00 per person, children 12 and under FREE. Downtown Crystal River celebrates its most cherished symbol, the Florida Manatee.

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monika March 26, 2013 5:09 PM
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