“eco-friendly & green lodging”
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. Read Less Extravagant Sunday Brunch with great carving station - reservations are recommended Read Less WHO: The Plantation on Crystal River – a hidden gem along Florida’s Nature Coast; just 80 miles north of Tampa. WHAT: Searching for scallops is a favorite Florida pastime; and the Plantation on Crystal River invites scallop seekers to come hunt for this delicious treasure. This summer; the newly-renovated property is offering two unique package options – one with a guide and one without – both packed with a bag full of value with prices starting at just $249 per person*! The scalloping package includes: • Two-night stay in a renovated water view or golf villa • Guided scalloping tour including mask; snorkel and fins with one of the area’s top captains • Souvenir bag with mesh scalloping bag; scallop recipes; sunscreen and water • Chef will prepare the fresh day’s harvest (scallops or fish) and serve with two sides • Breakfast daily • Ramp launch; trailer storage and seawall tie for those bringing their own boat A popular activity for families; scalloping is like snorkeling; but with the simple addition of a mesh bag for storing the harvest. Most scallops can be found in the shallow grass flats of the Gulf of Mexico that range anywhere from three to six feet deep. Only two to three inches in length and located inside a fan-shaped shell; the scallops can be easy to spot with their 30-40 bright blue eyes; but provide a good chase; since all those eyes help them detect predators. WHEN: Scal
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