Plantation on Crystal River
The 196 rooms offer comfort with a sophisticated Old Florida feel. In addition to spacious accommodations overlooking the garden or King’s Bay, eight junior suites are available and include a large seating area as well as a sleeper sofa for additional space. With a color palette of soothing grays, deep blues and bright greens, the rooms embrace the resort’s surrounding natural habitat. Flat screen TVs, new beds and furniture and are a few of the added luxuries.
Crystal River is the only place in the world where snorkelers can legally interact with the West Indian Manatee in the wild. The Plantation Adventure Center 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.