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Tofino rediscovered!

Vancouver, Canada
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Tofino rediscovered!

Finally made it back to Chesterman Beach after 5 long years. I'm happy to report that not much has changed! Chesterman beach continues to be one of our fave places in the world. There are so many unique things about this particular beach. The sand bars and coves and crannies, Frank island too. Weather was great too! We were overjoyed by the amount of good food we ate. There was a time when a good meal was hard to come by. Loved the food at WIldside Grill (anyone who complains about the crows and location should stay away from Tofino). Also the tacos at Tacofino were outstanding. Sobo was fantastic. Sea Shanty was a disappointment. We have been going there specifically for the Monte Cristo sandwiches (crab, shrimp and swiss) since 1995 but this time they were much smaller and less cheesier. Loved our coffees at Caffe Vincente. Never made it to the Schooner due to the amount of great quirky food joints. We cooked one night and got all our supplies at the Co-op which has drastically improved with selection of meat and produce. You pay a little more but you dont have to haul groceries from Nanaimo anymore. We also bought terrific spot prawns and fresh oysters at Trilogy. Hubby loved the gourmet dog at Ukee gourmet dogs in Ucluelet. We took a look at a suite at Black Rock Resort and decided it was THE place to stay for storm watching. The suites are directly above the surf pouding the rocks - what an incredible view (closer then premium rooms at the Wick). Going back in August and can not wait to return! Does anyone know if the house on the south point at Rosie Bay estates is a rental? We stayed at South Chesterman beach condos unit 17. Great proximity to the beach but the bed was so awful that we didn't have great sleeps. I may as well mention we rented through Tofino Vacation rentals and our experience was poor as far as customer service is concerned. They don't seem to answer the phone during office hours and messages are returned 1-2 days later. I've booked through them before and had the same experience. If you can book a unit at this complex direct with an owner, I would recommend it. Otherwise, a really great trip!

Edited: 02 July 2011, 00:45
Vancouver, Canada
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1. Re: Tofino rediscovered!

NOTE: the unit we stayed in was #25 and NOT 17! Sorry - tried to edit but timed out.

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