Fodor's Expert Review Plantation on Crystal River

9301 W. Fort Island Trail, Crystal River, Florida, 34429, USA

On the shore of Kings Bay, this two-story eco-friendly resort, constructed in the 1960s, is on 232 acres near nature preserves and rivers. Although its exterior looks like that of a huge Southern mansion, the rooms are more comfortable than palatial (however modern). The spa offers extensive services, and the restaurant's creative, Southern-inspired fare deserves mention (think shrimp and grits or boiled peanut hummus). This resort's on-site dive shop has daily snorkeling excursions into the area's two major manatee hubs, Kings Spring and Three Sisters Springs (when it's open).

PROS

  • good location
  • perfect for nature lovers
  • on-site spa, restaurant, and dive shop that leads snorkeling excursions

CONS

  • lots of conventions
  • basic rooms

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Lively
Countryside
Basic
$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 352-795–4211

HOTEL DETAILS

208 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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