For the past 50 years, lodging luxury resort Plantation on Crystal River has resided on 232 acres of lush preserve land, between the Nature Coast of Florida and the Gulf of Mexico. Surrounded by natural springs stemming from King's Bay, the grounds brim with exotic wildlife such as osprey, grey-horned owls, and 400 migratory West Indian manatees that—like water wings that have not yet molted—people can swim with on a seasonal basis.
Nestled on these verdant grounds, the eco-friendly institution The Spa at Plantation pampers and relaxes frames with services powered by botanical Aveda products. Patrons settle into salon chairs for cuts and color or relax as Vichy showers gently flow over their backs during body treatments. The onsite massage therapist kneads away tension while balancing chakras or places hot stones on limbs.