Welcome to Plantation on Crystal River

A hidden gem located on the Nature's Coast of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico, our beautiful 50-year-old eco-friendly and green luxury resort hotel's surrounded by the natural springs of Kings Bay. This bay, in Crystal River, is one of the largest aquifers in the state and home to more than 400 West Indian Manatees that migrate each year to the warmth of the springs.

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We sit on 232 acres of lush preserve land with emerald greens and grand oaks, and house hundreds of birds and wildlife that include: Osprey, Sandhill Cranes, Blue Heron, Red-Bellied Warbler, Yellow-Bellied Warbler, Neotropic Cormorant, Great Egret, Eagles and Grey-Horned Owls to mention a few.

Our Hotel is the Place to Stay & Play in Crystal River, FL

Centrally located from Tampa and Orlando, we are a great location for your next  • Florida vacation • Corporate Meeting or Retreat • Florida golf vacation • Incentive Group • Florida Wedding • Family Reunion  • Fraternal Groups

Should you have frequent business in the Citrus County, we have corporate rates available.

We have over 12,000 sq. ft. of flexible indoor meeting space and beautiful outdoor locations with water views a great backdrop for your special occasion, team building event, or to simply relax and take in the Florida Sunshine and perfect weather.

A Gem Among Crystal River, FL Hotels


Swim With the Manatees

Explore our underwater world of the manatee in Crystal River, Florida, the only place the North America where you can legally swim and passively observe the endangered West Indian Manatee. This is a once-in-a-lifetime travel opportunity, where you can swim alongside these gentle giants as they play, eat, and socialize with one another. In the  winter months Kings Bay can have up to 700 manatees staying in the warm water springs. Find out more about our manatee tours package.


Perfect Your Swing on a Champion Course Like No Other

Play 27 holes of competitive and challenging golf originally designed by highly regarded course architect Mark Mahannah.  Surrounded by 232 acres of lush preserve land  that are home to hundreds of birds and wildlife, enjoy our challenging fairways and emerald greens, designed in the traditional “Florida” style with numerous water and bunker obstacles. Sharpen your short game on our Lagoons 9-hole course and save with our stay and play golf packages (more…)


Abundant Fresh, Brackish & Saltwater Fishing

Our pristine environment of spring-fed lakes, rivers, bays and Gulf of Mexico estuaries offer the angler an unsurpassed choice of options.  Where else can you easily fish for everything from grouper, trout, redfish and tarpon to largemouth bass, bluegill, redear sunfish and black crappie?  Whether you bring your own boat, rent one of ours, or opt for a professional guided charter that departs right from our own docks, you'll be sure to catch opportunities for lifetime memories!  And we have fishing packages complete with (more…)

Water Fun

Explore Miles of Pristine Waterways

No one offers easier access to the picturesque Crystal River inlets and expansive Kings Bay waters than our Adventure Center at Plantation on Crystal River!  Recreational boating options are ideal for experts to novices, be it plying our shores in a canoe, kayak or taking a group out on a pontoon boat, you’ll have over 25,000 acres of water to explore. We offer affordable rentals by the hour or for a half, full, and multiple days.  Come discover why the Crystal River (more…)


Take a Look For Yourself!

Seeing is believing and in Crystal River, Florida, you will have dozens of photo opportunities ranging from family memories to last a lifetime, expansive tidal landscapes, incredible birding and water sports above and below the surface!  A picture is worth at least 1,000 words, so we'll spare you the read and offer you our Live Web Cam and  Photo Tour to see what you can experience for your next Florida vacation at our Plantation on Crystal River!


Golf & Social Memberships available

We offer a limited number of both golf and social memberships here at the Plantation.  For all the details please contact us at (352) 795-4211 or find more information on the golf membership on our golf page.  

For social membership info please click here and for the application click here