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Top 8 Experiences at Plantation on Crystal River

Explore the top attractions and activities at Plantation on Crystal River in Florida.

The Plantation on Crystal River is surrounded by the natural springs of Kings Bay and more than 25,000 surface acres of pristine lakes, rivers, wildlife refuges, and state parks. The property has 196 comfortable and spacious rooms as well as 12 villas offering extensive amenities. Don’t miss these exciting outdoor activities, nearby shopping boutiques, and exquisite restaurants during your stay!

1. Swim with Manatees

Get up close and snorkel alongside manatees at Plantation on Crystal River, the only place in the country where people can swim with manatees. Those that prefer to stay dry can admire the gentle giants on a guided kayak tour.

A woman swims alongside a manatee.

2. Relax at the Spa

Unwind and enjoy some pampering and customary treatments at The Spa Bleu, an Aveda© Spa. Guests will be treated to ultimate relaxation with facials, massage therapy, manicures, pedicures, and a full hair salon.

A golfer attempts a putt on the golf course.

3. Hit the Links

Step-up to the tee box on the 18-hole Championship Course lined with native oaks, palms, and pines, as well as water views. There is also a 9-hole course designed for junior-level golfers.

4. Get on the Water

Explore the more than 25,000 acres of waterways by renting canoes, kayaks, jon boats, and pontoon boats at the Plantation on Crystal River Adventure Center. Spend the day paddleboarding on calm canals or kayaking to Kings Bay.

The Plantation on Crystal River Adventure Cruise boat on the water.

5. Cast a Line

Hook a largemouth bass, snook, grouper, or redfish when you book a trip on a fishing charter with the Adventure Center & Dive Shop. Or, snorkel in the shallow saltwater grass flats to hunt for scallops on the bottom of Crystal River.

6. Enjoy Recreational Sports

Enjoy the numerous outdoor activities available at Plantation on Crystal River. Swim in the lagoon-style swimming pool, try your hand at tennis on one of two tennis courts, enjoy a match on the sand volleyball court, or play croquet on the regulation size court.

An evening view of the Plantation on Crystal River and the lagoon-style pool.
The spacious dining room of West 82⁰ Bar & Grill.

7. Sip & Savor

Visit the restaurants at Plantation on Crystal River for mouthwatering plates and expertly crafted drinks. After a round of golf head to The 19th Hole for classic American fare. Snack on shareable plates while sipping Manatinis and lounging by the pool at the Plantation Tiki Bar. In the evening make your way to the West 82⁰ Bar & Grill for exquisite meals crafted from local ingredients.

8. Spend the Afternoon Shopping

Take a five minute trip to The Shoppes of Heritage Village to stroll through the historic homes and cottages housing unique boutiques, cafés, and wine and tea bars.

With one-of-a-kind experiences and abundant activities, Plantation on Crystal River is sure to have every guest leaving fulfilled and refreshed. Book your stay today!


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