We had a wonderful time during our visit and could not have asked for anything more. I can easily say everyone on the resort team was friendly, helpful, and welcoming at all times. Kudos to the crew!
Stayed 2 weeks for a family vacation. There were 3 of us, one was a 12yo. Brought along a 18' fishing boat. We aren't high maintenance travellers, but expect clean, safe, and ease of use accommodations. For us, a well priced safe room with atmosphere wins over a designer appointed 4 star hotel on the crowded strip, so gauge accordingly.
Rarely does a marketing picture for print ads reflect the true atmosphere and quality of the facility, but we were able to walk out our cabin, hold up the ad, and see exaclty the same awesome vista. Sat in the chairs by the waterline and forgot about the 13 hours it took to get there (long drives, 2 ferries). We shopped the other major accommodations on the island while there and Taku was hands-down the most well-kept and acurately represented to the advertising (from what we could tell outside the rooms).
Cabin was well supplied, clean, modern enough, and comfortable. Only challenge was the steepness of the ladder to the loft. But after a long day fishing and being 50 years old, what ladder wouldn't be? The hot tub on site helped. BBQ'd salmon on the grill and a nice glass of wine on the cabin's elevated deck was always better than the inside dining table.
Marina was well maintained, clean, and of higher quality than most. Very reasonably priced. It had everything that's needed except fuel (that's good, as it can be had 3 minutes away at the public dock, and no fuel traffic or smells to deal with at Taku). I felt my boat and gear were safe, which is a very big challenge for me to accept. The paddle boards there for rent looked fun, but we didn't try them.
There's a sufficient grocery store within a 10 minute walk, and a kayak/bike rental business near the resort entrance. The numerous yard carts make getting gear to and from the parking area to the cabins a breeze. Ice was available on-site as was a sufficient laundry area.
Not trying to sell you on it, but I give credit where credit is due.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A magnificent seaside resort with a perfect blend of laidback ambience and luxurious comfort. Enjoy views from all suites and cabins. Our accommodations will meet your needs and budget and all have a full kitchen and balcony. Alternately, there are forested campsites or the excellent marina for you to stay. On-site, you can enjoy cookery courses, the hot tub, tennis, kayaking, basketball and bocce and more. Quadra Island also offers activities such as golf, hiking, art studios and much more. Our professional and attentive staff look forward to hosting you. The complete Discovery Island vacation experience awaits you at Taku Resort. ... more less