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 plantation-style resort is on 232 acres near nature preserves and rivers. Although the resort's 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).
- good location
- perfect for nature lovers
- lots of conventions
- basic rooms
Rate Includes: No meals