I'm not sure when the other reviews were written but our experience was completely different. We were two families who stayed in the Resort's Yurts. With small children it was nice to "camp" with something more comfortable than a tent. I love that I literally don't have to crawl out of bed in the morning. The yurts had large decks and came equipped with gas bbqs and tools. The beds and futons were quite comfortable.
In the Resort the communal campfire was great, we got to meet lots of nice people. If there aren't enough chairs you get more or bring your own. There was a lovely saltwater pool and a small playset that the kids really enjoyed. It wasn't busy with traffic so I had no problem with letting the kids run around on their own.
From the owner on down everyone was very friendly. If we needed anything from a large pot to more propane all we had to do was ask. It is more expensive than camping in other spots but there are real conveniences to staying there. There were lots of things that we forgot to bring (as you inevitably do) and if we had been anywhere else we would have had to buy a replacement. Here we could just borrow it if it wasn't already stocked in the yurt. We also found that their little store was less expensive than the nearby General Store for a number of different items (Coffee!!!).
I first stayed there 5 years ago and have to say I really noticed some great improvements. I know there will be more and I know we'll be back. A cabin next time I think....if I don't just move there :) Pender Harbour Resort & Marina is a beautiful spot!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We offer ocean front cottages, yurts and a motel. We rent kayaks, paddle boards and a motor boat. Our marina has 60 slips and accommodates boats up to 50'. You can enjoy a heated chlorine-free pool during summer months. ... more less
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