Plantation on Crystal River

A hidden gem located on the Nature Coast of Florida! Our beautiful eco-friendly and green lodging resort is surrounded by the natural springs of King's Bay in Crystal River. Our wildlife refuge is home to more than 400 West Indian Manatees who migrate each winter to the constant 72-degree springs, located in Crystal River.

We are the only locale in the country where you can legally swim and interact with these gentle giants. The resort rests on 232 acres of lush greens, emerald pines, and grand oaks. We offer well-appointed and spacious guest rooms, suites, and Golf villas. Views include waterfront, patio, garden, and the Golf course.

Our onsite Marina and Dive Shop offers all things water to include Pontoon boat rentals, Skiff rentals, kayak/SUP rentals, guided river tours, sunset cruises, fishing charters, in-season scallop charters and the world-renowned Manatee snorkel tours. Manatee peak season is from October to March.
We boast one of the finest Golf courses in Florida. Our golf enthusiasts travel from far and wide to conquer our Mark Mahannah designed 18 hole championship course. You can mix and match our three nines to suit your particular strengths or weaknesses. If it’s a short course you prefer, our 9 hole Lagoons course 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.

If you prefer to simply relax, our onsite amenities cater to everyone. Our full-service Aveda Spa offers a complete list of services. Our heated lagoon style swimming pool and hot tub overlook the majestic Kings Bay, and the Tiki Bar, with our famous Plantation Punch, is just a skip away.

The Plantation's main dining room offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner service with a lobby bar at a great central gathering location. Our kid's indoor playroom will keep the young ones busy. Need to get your workout in? We have an indoor gym that can help with that. Our lawn is sprinkled with life-sized chess, checkers, connect 4, and corn hole. Our tennis courts and volleyball court keeps you running for more fun!



Bicycling, Birding, Canoeing, Paddleboarding, Scuba/Diving, Snorkeling, Water Recreation


Boat Dock, Boat Dock, Boat Ramp, Bus Parking, Business Center, Children's Programs, Exercise/Fitness Facilities, Full Breakfast, Game Room, Golf privileges, Instruction Available, Multilingual Staff, Pool, Room Service, Salon, Self Parking, Spa on-site, Spa Treatments, Tennis Court, Volleyball Court


Daily, Long Term, Monthly, Weekly

Average Visit Time



American, Barbecue, Cajun, Floribbean, Ice Cream & Treats, Seafood, Steak, Vegetarian


Florida Resident Discount, Group Discount, Military Discount

Fishing Type

Back Bay Fishing, Charter Captain, Deep Sea Fishing, Fly Fishing, Freshwater Fishing, Inshore Charters, Light Tackle Fishing, Near Shore Fishing, Offshore Charters, Saltwater Fishing

Golf Course Amenities

Chipping Area, Club Storage, Clubhouse, Driving Range, Golf Lessons, Non-metal spikes only, Practice Greens, Pro on site, Pro Shop, Sand Practice, Walking Allowed, Water Hazards in Play, Youth Programs

Golf Course Information

Advance Tee Times, Course Designer: Mark Mahannah, Course Record: 61, Golf Pro: Jimmie Brothers, Handicap Rating of Course: 69.5, Number of Golf Courses: 2, Number of Holes: 27, PGA Professional: Yes, Year Built: 1955, Year Last Renovated: 1987

Golf Course Type

Public Golf Course, Resort Course

Guest Information

Family Friendly, LGBTQ Friendly, Wireless (Wi-Fi)

Hours of Operation

Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Sunday Brunch