Top 10 List: Island Spa Experiences

Kicking off our Top 10 Lists is a list of the top spa experiences around the Island for pure relaxation, rejuvenation, and quality ME time.

  1. Tigh-Na-Mara Resort & Grotto Spa, Parksville, BC
  2. Kingfisher Resort & Pacific Mist Spa, Courtenay, BC
  3. Bear Mountain Resort & Sante Spa, Victoria, BC
  4. Black Rock Oceanfront Resort & Drift SpaUcluelet, BC
  5. Old House Hotel & Ohspa, Courtenay, BC
  6. Pure Spa, Coast Hotel, Nanaimo, BC
  7. Villa Eyrie Resort & Tuscan SpaMalahat, BC (near Victoria)
  8. Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa, Sidney, BC
  9. Wickaninnish Inn & Ancient Cedars Spa, Tofino, BC
  10. Galiano Oceanfront Inn & Madrona del Mar Spa, Galiano Island, BC

Each spa has its own distinct features and each one ultimately celebrates our beautiful Island in very cool ways.  To learn more about why this is our Top 10 List, read on below!

Tigh-Na-Mara Resort & Grotto SpaParksville, BC

http://grottospa.com/

Special to this spa is the beautiful Grotto Mineral Pool.  Designed to replicate a natural stone cave, this grotto pool has a two story waterfall and it’s water is filled with minerals and trace elements to help detoxify the body and rejuvenate the spirit.

The Dip & Dine experience here is a favourite!  Enjoy a dip in the pool then indulge in endless tapas in the Treetop Grill.  Only spa robes and sandals are permitted in the Treetop Grill, so it’s also one of the most comfortable dining experiences out there!

Kingfisher Resort & Pacific Mist Spa, Courtenay, BC
http://www.kingfisherspa.com/spa-hydropath/

The Hydropath spa treatment here offers a truly unique spa experience.  Throughout the treatment, you pass through 8 individual water elements which collectively promote remineralization, detoxification, relaxation and more.  The atmosphere in the spa is spectacular and mirrors Vancouver Island’s natural seaside elements.

Bear Mountain Resort & Sante Spa, Victoria, BC
https://www.santespavictoria.com/

Location and atmosphere make this spa special!  Located minutes from downtown Victoria BC, Sante Spa focuses on using elements from nature to restore your mind, body, and spirit.  Read more about this spa on the blog:  http://getoutandplayvi.com/2018/02/07/triptothespa/

Black Rock Oceanfront Resort & Drift Spa, Ucluelet, BC
https://blackrockresort.com/drift-spa/

A spa with a view!  Teetering on the edge of the Island’s wild west coast, Drift Spa offers luxurious spa experiences.  It features Seaflora (wild, certified organic, hand-harvested seaweed products) made on right here on Vancouver Island. Feed your body and spirit with natural essentials straight from the sea and leave with a renewed sense of wellness.  

Old House Hotel & Ohspa, Courtenay, BC
https://www.oldhousevillage.com/

Ohspa is Comox Valley’s favourite spa.  The spa is West Coast-inspired and provides a sanctuary for relaxation and well-being.  It’s a perfect escape from the stress of everyday life and it’s conveniently near the bottom of a ski resort, making it easy to ski by day and spa by night!  

Pure Spa, Coast Hotel, Nanaimo, BC
http://www.purespananaimo.ca/

This great city spa oasis features sweeping views of Nanaimo’s inner harbor and offers fantastic services, packages, and pricing!

Villa Eyrie Resort & Tuscan Spa, Malahat, BC (near Victoria)
http://www.villaeyrie.com/tuscan-spa/

The amazing views overlooking the Saanich Inlet will leave you in awe at this spa.  Offering a full spa menu, the Tuscan Spa provides a distinct experience that can be enjoyed mountainside, any time of the year. The spa uses local herbs sourced from the Island in most treatments and tailors treatments to suit your particular needs, all while you enjoy fresh mountain air, water streaming from deep within the Malahat mountain, the view, and perhaps a glass of wine or two.

Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa, Sidney, BC
https://www.brentwoodbayresort.com/

Enjoy destination spa services at this oceanfront spa.  The tranquility lounge, outdoor (licensed!) pool and outdoor hot tub enhance the experience here while you take the time to rejuvenate the body, mind, and spirit.  

Wickaninnish Inn & Ancient Cedars Spa, Tofino, BC
https://www.wickinn.com/spa-and-wellness/ancient-cedars-spa

This spa is a top rated spa (in fact, it’s voted #1 hotel spa in the continental US and Canada) and offers a unique and true BC experience for its guests with treatments inspired by Aboriginal cleansing ceremonies.  As well, the motto here is to promote relaxation for all guests and so the length of each treatment here is longer than you might find in another spa.

Galiano Inn & Madrona del Mar Spa, Galiano Island, BC
http://www.wayspa.com/en/

Madrona del Mar Spa is your destination for healing and renewing your spirit. All spa treatments centre around the healing powers of water, earth, ocean air, and heat and the spa menu focuses on indigenous and natural ingredients to offer quintessential Island-type treatments (think: Blueberry Body Polish, Blackberry Vino Massage and Seaweed Glacial Clay Masque).

So… Did we get it right?  Did your favourite spa make the list or do you know of another spa that should’ve made the list?  Comment below to let us know!

 

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