Golf and Manatees at Plantation on Crystal River

Golf and Manatees at Plantation on Crystal River

Relaxed Pace of Resort Makes Stress Disappear By Dave Daubert Plantation on Crystal River is a beautiful 50 year-old full-service resort offering comfortable accommodations and activities for the sports enthusiast, or a superb place to wind down with a good book and your favorite beverage. About 80 miles north of Tampa International Airport, Plantation on

Relaxed Pace of Resort Makes Stress Disappear

By Dave Daubert

Plantation on Crystal River is a beautiful 50 year-old full-service resort offering comfortable accommodations and activities for the sports enthusiast, or a superb place to wind down with a good book and your favorite beverage.

About 80 miles north of Tampa International Airport, Plantation on Crystal River is one of my favorite places in Florida to visit.

Situated on a 232-acre eco-friendly peninsula surrounded by the natural springs of Kings Bay, one of the largest aquifers in the state. Every winter, over 400 West Indian manatees migrate to the constantly warm 72-degree springs.

It is truly one of the natural wonders of Florida and quite a sight to behold these gentle giants in the crystal clear waters just chowing down on the sea grasses at the bottom of the bay. No matter how many times I visit, it is always amazing….

Golf at Plantation on Crystal River is a wonderful golfing experience. The 18 hole Mark Mahannah design has stood the test of time over 50 years. The traditional “Florida Style” golf course is strewn with lagoons, ponds, and mature stands of pines, oaks and cypress throughout.

The first-class accommodations at Plantation on Crystal River truly embody the meaning of “Southern Hospitality” with 196 warmly appointed garden or waterview guest rooms, patio rooms, junior suites and golf villas. The laid-back aura of the resort just seems to relieve all the stress bottled up when you arrive. I brought my family here when my daughter graduated high school 30 years ago and have been coming back ever since. There is no hustle and bustle, just doing whatever you want at your own pace. More

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