Notices
Accommodation Hotels, Resorts, Villas Questions and Info

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 24 Sep 21, 10:13 AM  
Link to this Post
#1
juless77
Imagineer
 
juless77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 05
Hotel near Crystal river ( swimming with manatees )

Was looking to do an early morning swim with the manatees 07:00 so thinking of staying over at a hotel close by to Crystal river ….has anyone ever stayed there or can recommend a nice hotel close by please …..also is there anything else you can recommend to do there after the swim or the day before …thanks
__________________
Quality Inn Plaza Feb2005
Embassy Suites Feb 2007/2012/2013/2014/2015/2016/2017/2018
Hampton Inn Pointe Orlando Feb 2009
Hampton Inn Pointe Orlando Feb 2010
Hampton Inn Pointe Orlando Sept 2011/2013
juless77 is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Old 24 Sep 21, 10:22 AM  
Link to this Post
#2
katiebaz
Very Serious Dibber
 
Join Date: Feb 13

katiebaz's Reviews
Hotel Reviews: 1
Restaurant Reviews: 1
DIBB Villa Reviews: 1
Hi we did this back in 2015 and stayed at a Hampton inn near by. The hotel was fine, close by and did breakfast from 6am we could grab something before the swim.

On the day before we went to witchee watcheee springs - which was surprisingly fun. It is a natural spring with water slides etc but also has a show where you can watch the mermaids swim.

We loved the manatee swim though and was a highlight of the trip

Edited at 05:59 PM.
katiebaz is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Old 24 Sep 21, 10:31 AM  
Link to this Post
#3
enjibenji
Imagineer
 
Join Date: Mar 10

enjibenji's Reviews
Hotel Reviews: 1
When I was booked for Oct 2020 I booked the Best Western, obviously I couldn't go so can't give you an opinion but it looked ideal for what we wanted. 😊
__________________
enjibenji is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Old 24 Sep 21, 04:41 PM  
Link to this Post
#4
scooby 52
slightly serious Dibber
 
scooby 52's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 09
We stayed at The Plantation on Crystal river it was very nice
scooby 52 is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Old 24 Sep 21, 06:09 PM  
Link to this Post
#5
tigger48
VIP Dibber
 
Join Date: Mar 12
No hotel recommendations sorry, but we went ten pin bowling (it’s on the approach road to Crystal River) whilst we waited to see if conditions would improve enough to go out - luckily they did. The local retired ladies team were practising when we were there and OMG they were good. The soundtrack was also pretty neat. Everyone was really friendly and lots said that they’d never seen a Brit in the Bowling alley there - hard to believe I know.
After we swim we drove a little way up the coast and watched the wild dolphins swimming off the shore - a perfect day.
tigger48 is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Old 24 Sep 21, 09:06 PM  
Link to this Post
#6
Eeyore14
Apprentice Imagineer
 
Eeyore14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 14

Eeyore14's Reviews
Restaurant Reviews: 7
We often stay in a villa in Spring Hill so can’t advise on accommodation, but afterwards you could go to the state park in Homosassa (Ellie Schiller state park) a boat ride takes you from the main car park to the entrance , in the park there are rescued manatees and other animals. You can see the manatees being fed. We’ve also done an airboat ride with Wild River tours in Homosassa, along the river out into the gulf we saw dolphins in the river. At Spring Hill a bit further south than Homosassa from Crystal River is Weeki Wachee state park, you can have a boat ride in the park, watch the mermaid show, there is also a swimming area and slides (check if these are open). Further south, is Tarpon Springs a Greek sponge fishing community, where you can take boat rides out to the barrier island to go shelling. Lovely Greek restaurants here, but I’m not sure if that might be a bit further than you wanted to drive.
__________________
Singing all the right notes just not in the right order
Eeyore14 is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Old 25 Sep 21, 07:46 AM  
Link to this Post
#7
juless77
Thread Starter
Imagineer
 
juless77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 05
Is there any good shopping malls nearby ?
__________________
Quality Inn Plaza Feb2005
Embassy Suites Feb 2007/2012/2013/2014/2015/2016/2017/2018
Hampton Inn Pointe Orlando Feb 2009
Hampton Inn Pointe Orlando Feb 2010
Hampton Inn Pointe Orlando Sept 2011/2013
juless77 is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Old 25 Sep 21, 08:04 PM  
Link to this Post
#8
Eeyore14
Apprentice Imagineer
 
Eeyore14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 14

Eeyore14's Reviews
Restaurant Reviews: 7
There is a small shopping mall in Crystal River, I’d check what shops are there now. But not any decent malls like you get in Orlando as far as I know.
__________________
Singing all the right notes just not in the right order
Eeyore14 is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Old 25 Sep 21, 08:57 PM  
Link to this Post
#9
Lola
Imagineer
 
Join Date: Jan 05

Lola's Reviews
Hotel Reviews: 1
We stayed at the Plantation and could see manatees swimming in the river from our room, even one mother and calf
Lola is offline Girl Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Old 25 Sep 21, 11:53 PM  
Link to this Post
#10
scooby 52
slightly serious Dibber
 
scooby 52's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 09
we watched them from our room as well ;-)
scooby 52 is offline Boy Mouse Click to view Members Trip Plans Add Member to Ignore List
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Forum Jump


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 02:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin - Copyright © 2000 - 2021, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Latest News
Posted in Water Park
On 19th October 8:31am
An exhilarating new water slide experience, Reef Plunge, is coming to Aquatica in Orlando just... Read More »
Posted in MagicBand+
On 30th September 3:21pm
As part of the 50th anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort, Disney will be debuting... Read More »
Posted in Hey Disney
On 28th September 7:33pm
Today, Amazon and Disney announced ‘Hey, Disney!’, an entirely new kind of voice assistant that... Read More »


theDIBB Menu


Exchange Rates

DIBB Premium Membership
Did you know you can help support theDIBB with Premium Membership?

Check out this link for more information and benefits, such as...

"No adverts on theDIBB Forums"

Upgrade Now



X