If you noticed, I’ve been blogging about the food served in Plantation Bay. There’s breakfast, seafood buffet & room service. Right now, I’m going to share with you the room package that we availed of at Plantation Bay Cebu.
There’s actually a lot of choices of rooms in Plantation Bay, you can choose to have their conventional rooms or their specialty rooms. We chose the Spa Indulgence Room, mainly because we wanted to just relax. I’ll share to you the list of rooms being offered in Plantation Bay Cebu. Guests can choose which room to avail based on their liking.
- Lagoon View – Rooms that has a great view of the lagoon but are located on the 2nd floor.
- Lagoon Side – Rooms closest to the lagoon plus you can get in the water in seconds.
- Water’s Edge – best for couples who sought romance, located at the edge of the lagoon.
- Poolside Room – built around a pool, rooms are more spacious too!
- Club Room – suitable for large group of family or friends.
- Club Room w/ Loft – same with club room but with a queen size bed in the attic.
- One Bedroom Suite – a large suite w/ complete amenities. Best for executives.
- Two Bedroom Suite – while 1 bedroom is best for executives, this one is best suited for 2 families vacationing together.
- Riverboat -this is one of a kind wherein the room is actually built over flowing water.
- Penthouse -I’ll describe this as a presidential suite, 2 bedrooms, 2 floors, it’s purely luxury.
- Quantum Villa -If you wanna have your private moments in Plantation Bay. 4 detached bathrooms with private pool & gazebo.
- Spa Indulgence Package – learn more by reading the post in its entirety 😉
There’s really no other choice if you really want the full treatment rest and relaxation in a weekend trip, than getting Plantation Bay’s Spa Indulgence Room (US$238++). Usually for couples, there’s a choice of the lagoon side rooms or the spa indulgence rooms. But when you realize just how secluded, quiet, and romantic the rooms are when you avail of the Spa Indulgence Room, you’re in for a treat.
There were actually only 3 Spa Indulgence Rooms available in Plantation Bay Cebu which makes these rooms not only a great retreat from all the noise, but it gives you a sense of exclusivity and privacy as well. We stayed in room MS1 (Mogambo Springs 1). When you enter the room, you’re immediately taken in for that old world Japanese ambiance, with the low lying bed, with the stone walls, and even the blinds, I just loved it. And all throughout the day, the one thing that I noticed was the peace and the quiet of the whole place. Definitely the best place to stay if your goal is to get away and just relax.
Mogambo Springs is where the Spa section of Plantation Bay is located, and it’s also where the Spa Indulgence rooms are. It really does have a great atmosphere of old world Japan, with the stone floors and walls, coupled with the wooden trimmings, decorations, and even the rooftops too! The view outside of the rooms is also amazing, just check out the picture of me below, not a lot of people too which is just so great if you want to get away from the busy atmosphere and just relax.
When you realize, that at anytime, you can just walk out of your room, and dip into any one of the jacuzzi or water spas, and even avail of their massages, this place can really take all your stress away!
The package includes free use of spa facilities in Plantation Bay. Gee, the spa was just marvelous. We practically spent our entire 1st day in Mogambo Springs! We tried out each & every facility in the spa. They have wonderful jacuzzis, hot pools, massage waterfalls, needle shower nook & sauna! Check the slides & imagine how good our spa indulgence was.
In slide 1, was the jacuzzi that I liked very much, because it was just so warm and soothing, and when you sat in front of the water spouts, it also was just a great feeling too. There were a few people that availed of a massage in this area, it was just a head and shoulder massage though, but you can really tell how great the staff is, even accommodating a jacuzzi side massage.
Slide 6 was their waterfall section, that flowed into a mini pool, and in the same slide, you can see me taking advantage of their spray area, it’s nice, but definitely not as relaxing as it looks because the pressure of the water spray really is quite fast. This area is also best for maybe afternoon since the water is pretty cool to cold, and is definitely more refreshing during those hours. And the last slide is their sauna area, which is definitely a great way to rid your body of all that toxins by just sweating it out. First few minutes you feel that it’s hot, but then it just keeps getting warmer, and all of a sudden you really start to feel how hot it is. I recommend only a few minutes, but even just a few minutes in the sauna is worth it!!
And you’d think the Spa indulgence package included just that? no, no & no. Herbal bath (Php 1,500) was also part of the relaxation package! Oh wow, it was my 1st experience to bathe in water combined aromatherapy oils plus lots & lots of rose petals! And I thought it’s only in the movies!! hahaha! I’d be able to experience it after all!
Usually, they ask you in advance at what time you would like to have the herbal bath, then they came in during those hours, usually later at night, and prepared the bath for you while you wait. The first time that we opened the door and saw just how beautiful it was, with the candles, the rose petals, and the bubbles, it was just pure heaven.
The herbs were hung inside the tub. The herbs were actually contained in this large bag, looked almost like a very gigantic sized teabag, which in a sense, it was. The water was definitely soothing, warm, and relaxing.
Last but definitely not the least, what good is a spa indulgence package without a massage? Plantation Bay Cebu has thought of it (ofcourse!) & also included an aromatic therapy oil massage for 2.
Behind the japanese-inspired doors was where we got our awesome massage. There are 3 kinds of massage for us to choose from: Japanese Shiatsu (energizing), Swedish (relaxing) or combination/fusion (rejuvenating). We have tried both Swedish & Fusion (we stayed for 2 nights).
In both cases, since both Nick and I were a bit ticklish, we ended up laughing quite a number of times during the whole massage sessions. I remember that Nick had to tell the masseuse not to massage certain parts because he was just too ticklish, and I had told my masseuse not to massage my ankle since I was still nursing a fractured ankle.
The combination and Swedish massages ended up not being too different since it was still a full body massage. The Swedish massage however did have more stretches to it, more rubbing and and also a little less pressure than the combination/fusion massage. The massage bed had a small circular hole at the head portion so that when you were lying down they had also incorporated an aroma therapy during the massage session too.
First, we were asked which oil to use: Peppermint & Ginger, Lavender, Ylang-Ylang or Lemongrass. The prep for the massage is that you had to take a shower and only wear disposable underwear that they provide for you. And each massage room already had a shower inside which made it convenient as well.
You’ll then lie down on the bed and just enjoy & relax. The massage starts out with you lying down, then the next stage of the massage is with you facing up.
It was truly an experience. I believe we were able to achieve our goal w/c was to relax & enjoy. When we went home, we even got good spa souvenirs from Mogambo Springs! A complete spa indulgence indeed. If you want to be alone, have some privacy and just want to relax and get a complete pampering, the Spa Indulgence Rooms at Plantation Bay is the way to go.
Plantation Bay Resort and Spa
Marigondon, Mactan Island, Cebu, Philippines 6015