A great advantage of living on a tropical island is having the beach a short drive away. One particular weekend found some free time, we made the trip across the bridge for a sojourn resort, Plantation Bay is a distinct character style buildings arranged around a landscaped man-made lagoon is practically iconic.
As we plunge into the plush comforter of the massive four-poster bed in our room, it becomes clear that getting out of bed wasn’t going to be easy. Of course, there was no rush— this was a staycation, and we only needed to attend to the world when we felt like it.
Eventually, the view of the clear waters outside became too beautiful too resist, and we decide to finally venture out. There’s an array of activities here: the stand-up paddleboards and kayaking in the big lagoon, bicycles to leisurely ride around the property in, wall climbing and archery for those looking for something more alternative.
That day, we were content with wading around the saltwater lagoon before taking a leisurely stroll through the resort’s amenities, admiring the paths that cut through the bodies of water. We were lucky enough to be at the resort Competition, where participants from the Portrait Artists Society of the Philippines were invited to paint a scene that depicted Plantation Bay. The event was spearheaded by renowned artist Romulo Galicano, whose work has won accolades both in the Philippines and abroad.
From the iconic volcano in the middle of the resort to snippets of guests frolicking in the water, the artists presented different tableaus that captured the resort’s laidback lifestyle while representing the amenities that are available to guests. Winning first place was Wilfredo Canete, whose piece A Fine Day at Plantation Bay showed the gondola, which is occasionally taken out for a ride on the lagoon.
With their talent, this pool of artists captured the spirit of Plantation Bay’s appeal, from energetic activities under the sun, to wellness programs for rejuvenation and a selection of exemplary dining outlets. The unique experience it offers makes Plantation Bay a true haven for weekends, a place to look forward to visiting again and again.