Beautiful British Columbia. A sheer abundance of natural wonders. From beaches to mountains, from rainforest to desert, BC has it all. In normal times, our fabulous province is a popular destination for travellers from all around the world, but right now, with international travel facing strict restrictions, the global tourist industry has disintegrated. Furthermore, we all have been asked to “stay home” too. But whilst our impending trips to the Caribbean, Europe and South America were cancelled weeks ago, we find ourselves in a rather fortunate position, in that we get to call BC “Home”!
We have travelled to some of the most intriguing countries, stayed at the most luxurious hotels and enjoyed the services at the most exclusive resorts in the world. However, now is the time to see how the jewels in British Columbia’s crown hold up against those from abroad..
This time, we decided to find the ultimate lodges and resorts. Many places whose remote locations present such exclusivity, offer unforgettable luxury experiences on the living, breathing edge of nature. Away from the hustle and bustle, the drone of cars is left far behind and replace for a few days by a delightful serenity. These hidden gems are the perfect places to while away glorious summer days and starry nights, ensuring you forget the cares of the outside world, and enjoy a relaxing getaway with exemplary service. These celebrated hosts are adept at prioritising the health and safety of their guests and catering to the needs and desires of every individual.
KINGFISHER OCEANSIDE RESORT & SPA
Nestled in a coastal forest on the eastern shore of Vancouver Island, the Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa is a World Class resort right in our backyard. Named in the top “Best Spa Getaways in BC” and “Best Island Resort”, the Kingfisher is a hidden island gem offering breathtaking ocean and mountain views.
As you step into the courtyard you are transported into the resort’s newly landscaped Serenity gardens inspired by The Butchart Gardens. Meandering pathways through lush grounds with vibrant flowers complete with water features, streams and a rock bed pond await you. Adirondack chairs and fire bowls are perfectly set up for expanded social distancing complemented by live acoustic music throughout the Summer.
For the utmost relaxation, visit the resort’s The Pacific Mist Spa, featuring an underground sandstone sculpted cave with natural seaside elements and its signature Pacific Mist Hydropath service.
The incredible upscale culinary experience is another reason visitors are flocking to this oceanfront oasis, named “Best BC Seafood on Your Plate” for three consecutive years. AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar features contemporary casual fare and signature cocktails and Ocean7 Restaurant maintains a fine dining atmosphere, with a focus on local and sustainable West Coast seafood.
The Kingfisher is perfectly set-up for social distancing, making the health and safety of all guests their #1 priority. Direct outdoor entry into each suite, well-spaced seating indoors and outdoors and more. Immune boosting and detoxification enhancers can be found both in the spa and the restaurants.
Book your Special Occasion Romantic Getaway at the Kingfisher Resort! ❤️ Or book a 'love just because' escape at our oceanfront oasis! 🥂 Pamper yourself at our luxurious Pacific Mist Spa and indulge in spectacular local West Coast Cuisine at our Ocean7 Restaurant | AQUA Bistro & Wine Bar! 🌊 Call our Reservations Team Today to Book your Spa Getaway! 1-800-663-7929
Posted by Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa on Friday, 21 February 2020
The Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa |
4330 Island Hwy South |
Courtenay, BC |
NIMMO BAY RESORT
Mackenzie Sound, BC
This remote, family-owned wilderness resort in the Great Bear Rainforest is the ultimate place for those who want to ‘leave it all behind’ and experience a luxurious getaway on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, far from the everyday.
What awaits you is a bespoke wilderness, wildlife, culinary and wellness experience. The team at Nimmo Bay will work with you to create a customized all-inclusive itinerary, covering transportation, accommodation, dining and a range of activities.
EXPERIENCE THE WILD
The adventure of a lifetime. Watch humpback and orca whales, see bear cubs learning to forage along the shoreline and explore an abundance of wilderness from land, sea and sky. Take a guided boat trip or book a customized helicopter adventure, offering access to remote rivers for catch and release fly fishing, glacier hiking and more.
TASTE THE COAST
Forage for sea kelp with an inspired chef, dive for sea urchins and haul up fresh Dungeness crab. Or, simply kick back with an expertly selected vintage and take in the culinary excellence.
Relax by the soothing rush of the on-site waterfall and the gifted hands of the wellness team. Meditate in a floating sauna before diving into the clarifying Pacific waters.
BOOK YOUR PRIVATE GETAWAY
Nimmo Bay is available for exclusive resort book-outs, as well as regular 3, 4 and 7 night stays.
Nimmo Bay Resort |
100 Little Nimmo Bay
Mackenzie Sound, BC |
SPIRIT RIDGE RESORT | Osoyoos, BC
Creating memories is made easy at Spirit Ridge Resort in Canada’s only desert. Part of the Unbound Collection at Hyatt, the luxurious condos, suites and villas, all equipped with full kitchens and balconies, offer stunning views of Anarchist Mountain or Osoyoos Lake.
2 pools, the Solterra Desert Spa, the Sonorra Golf Course, a fine-dining restaurant with a large view-patio, a private beach with a restaurant, horseback riding, wine tasting at NK’Mip Cellers, the Desert Cultural Centre and stargazing at night are just a few of the amenities that await you.
“With all senses engaged, amenities thoughtfully prepared, and an abundance of things to experience, Spirit Ridge allows you to enjoy and discover something extraordinary – yourself.”
SPIRIT RIDGE RESORT |
1200 Rancher Creek Road |
Osoyoos, BC |
SIWASH LAKE WILDERNESS RESORT | Interior, BC
Halfway along the Vancouver-Banff-Jasper loop—one of the most spectacular drives in the world—Siwash Lake luxury guest ranch is an ultra-private hideaway that offers boutique, high-end travel accommodations and eco-friendly wilderness adventures.
“Glamping at its finest”, this luxury wilderness lodge only hosts 12-16 people at a time to ensure an ultra-private and exclusive guest experience. We highly recommend Star Camp, private luxury tents complete with your very own wood-fired cedar-soaker hot tub. Star-gazing has never been better!
Reconnect amid 10,000 acres of raw wilderness and enjoy activities, educational in Nature, with private guides and tailormade itineraries to satisfy anyone’s wildest desire. 5-star horseback riding, whitewater river rafting, fly fishing, mountain biking, helicopter tours. You name it, and the team at Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort makes it happen!
How about a private alfresco dinner overlooking the lake? The food and wine experience while dining off-grid in the wilds of BC will satisfy the most discerning foodie. An adventure of a lifetime – right on our doorstep.
Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort |
70 Mile House, BC |
ROCKWATER SECRET COVE RESORT | Halfmoon Bay, BC
A winner of the “Best Wedding Reception Venue – Alternative Location”, Rockwater Secret Cove is a unique luxury resort on the Sunshine Coast and a perfect option for a getaway into the heart of nature. A spectacular waterfront setting overlooking Georgia Strait, the luxury Tenthouses Suites offer private verandas, king-size beds and a hydro-therapy tub with a view. Add a rain forest shower, propane fireplace and radiant floor heating and this is glamping per excellence.
The Woodland Cabins, ideal for couples and small groups, offer ocean views and privacy with all resort services just a phone call or steps away.
The Resort also offers Ocean View Suites inside the main Lodge. With 640 sq.ft. they include living and dining areas and one or two-bedroom configurations.
In the summer and early fall, guests can enjoy a massage in the Seabreeze Spa, located in tents on a bluff overlooking the ocean, while during the colder months a cabin with heated floors and fireplace is used.
Rockwater Secret Cove Resort |
5356 Ole’s Cove Road |
Halfmoon Bay, BC |