With a family of 2 little ones and one Grandad in tow, we were looking for a coastal getaway without much driving from Vancouver. Ending up at the Tigh-Na-Mara resort was a fantastic choice. Less than 30 minutes off the ferry at departure bay and we were in the parking lot checking in. Everything was better than expected and well laid out. We stopped for four nights in one of the Grotto Spa cabins as these have two bedrooms and the extra space needed. They were well equipped and quiet. The regular indoor pool was great for the kids and easy to walk to, along with the playground. With direct beach access there is no reason to have to get in the car and it's really easy to kick back and relax. Parksville is just a couple of minutes up the road to restock groceries if you needed to. We enjoyed the Grotto Spa for a few hours, paying for a treatment such as massages gets you use of the pool and spa which leaves you feeling a million dollars. The beach fronting the resort and extending to Rathtrevor park is awesome for the kids to play, great for dogs and makes for a few easy walks.
The only issue is trying to find the time to come back and enjoy more of the area and the comfort that the resort offers. Top place, we would go back anytime of year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort is located in 22 acres of forest beside the ocean. The Resort features unique log-style accommodation units, gas fireplace and kitchenette in every guestroom as well as three on-site restaurants, a full service spa, indoor pool and fitness centre. Every stay at Tigh-Na-Mara includes complimentary parking, complimentary wireless internet and complimentary local and calling card calls. The Resort also offers direct beach access and six golf courses nearby. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Tigh-Na-Mara Hotel Parksville
- Tighnamara Resort
- Tigh-Na-Mara Resort Parksville, Vancouver Island, Canada