Indoor Fun Activities at Plantation Bay Resort & Spa1 December, 2012
If you just want to chill out at Plantation Bay Resort & Spa with activities that are not too as intensive as snorkelling, jet-skiing and para-sailing, you can check out the Plantation Bay Resort & Spa’s Gameroom. Here you will find a very well-equipped gymnasium and many indoor fun activities that you can check out. The Gym and Gameroom is located just opposite Yucatan House.
Just to clarify – the cobwebs you see in the Gameroom picture below is part of the decor for the Halloween celebrations during our stay at Plantation Bay Resort & Spa. The Gameroom is actually quite clean and the facilities well-maintained!
Most activities in the Gameroom is free during the day (8am to 6pm) i.e. Billiard (although labelled as Billiard – the table is more suited for a Pool game), Air Hockey, Foosball, Table Tennis, Darts. Bicycle rental is free for the 1st hour and chargeable at 100 PHP each subsequent hour. The night rate (6pm to 11pm) for the above games is 50 PHP (about S$1.50) per game (except table tennis is 50 PHP per 30 minutes; Dart game is free).
If you want to keep fit after the indulgence in all the good meals available in various restaurants around Plantation Bay Resort & Spa, the well-equipped gymnasium is a good place for you to start (Free usage all day!). You can follow-up with a bicycle ride around the resort!
Another activity you can try at Plantation Bay Resort & Spa is the Indoor Firing Range. Here, you have a selection of firearms such as .357 Magnum Revolver, M16A1 Armalite Rifle (more of the M203 rifle that the Singapore Armed Forces used to have – but no M203 rounds here – the range is not designed for that!), Benelli Shotgun.
The indoor shooting range is also very well-maintained and the gun instructors are very professional. They will provide a quick brief on safety and how to use the weapons you selected and then you are good to go – take as long as you need to aim and shoot – they will not rush you and they know better not to rush or scold someone with a loaded gun :-). You also get feedback on how well you are doing with your shots or tips on how to adjust your aim. And we did quite well with our shots! – Check out our results below (the bullet-ridden picture is a casualty of my shots from the Benelli shotgun).
The rates for shooting a pistol is US$20 per set (7 bullets); for rifles – US$30 per set (15 bullets); for shotguns – US$25 per set (5 bullets). For subsequent set of bullets, you will get a discounted rate. Do note that the shooting can get quite loud so put on ear protection (provided) – there is no soundproofing between the firing range and the office (which also serves as the waiting room) – so request for the mufflers even if you are waiting for someone else to finish their shots.
To get to the Indoor Firing Range (open from 9am to 7pm) at Plantation Bay Resort & Spa, take the resort jeepney shuttle and ask the driver to drop you off at the firing range. The Indoor Firing Range is located at Savannah Park where you can also check out Pitch and Putt (free activity – get your golf ball and golf club from the staff at the swimming pool just outside the Savannah Grill & Lounge), Archery and Wall Climbing. There is also a Tennis Court and Children’s Playground around the area. You can rent a Segway for a ride around Savannah Park from the office of the Indoor Firing Range.
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Plantation Bay Resort and Spa is located on Marigondon, Mactan Island at Cebu, Philippines 6015