My husband and I travelled to the Sonora Island Resort from 9/19 to 9/22 and I am going to have a very difficult time putting into words, how wonderful our trip was! We flew in from Toronto to Vancouver, and then up by Helicopter to Sonora Island. The weather was perfect and the views were spectacular, and the ride was less than an hour. Our arrival set the standard for how the weekend would be, and I have to say that it was breathtaking!! Being greeted by Sean (GM), and being led into the main lobby and given an introduction to the resort and having wine and cheese accompany the information session, was the first glimpse of how truly magical this place would be. After learning about what our weekend possibilities would be, we wandered out to the deck to watch and listen to the sea lions playing in the ocean and feel the warmth of the sun in the most picturesque of places. It's indescribable. While being fortunate enough to experience the resort, we were exceptionally pleased with the layout of the Presidential Suite and the details in every corner of our room. It truly set things up to be magical and almost slowed down life for 4 days. While at the resort, we took part in a fishing tour, which could have had better weather, but even though it was foggy, our guide was amazing and the experience is one that I would do over and over again. The Saturday found us back in a helicopter to do a glacial tour, and I cannot express how ABSOLUTELY COOL this was!!!! The scenery was literally like you were on your way to heaven and indescribable (again) with how the scenery was like no other. We travelled to an altitude of 55,000 feet and saw an incredible infinity pool, and flew in and around caves that I will probably never experience again in this lifetime. My pictures and videos are amazing but simply not justice to the reality of experiencing it first hand. If you go, it is an absolute MUST DO! We were going to land on the glacier and have a champagne lunch but it was too uncertain with the fog, so we travelled down and had a lunch in an equally pristine location, so nothing was lost during the tour. My next detail would be the food - there is not enough time or space to even begin to describe the calibre and finesse of the meals presented to us and the servers who waited on us. Every single item on the menu was to die for, and each day was a struggle to try something new as the last meal you had was like no meal you ever had before! My absolute favourite was the 64 degree egg. I fell in love with Terry Pichor's exquisite talents in the kitchen and craved his menus for weeks after our departure!!!! Every detail was handled like it was the most important and you felt like you were royalty with the presentation of every item whether it was breakfast, lunch or dinner!!!
The Island Currents Spa was so peaceful and the staff were amazing - AGAIN!!! I loved the mineral pools, the tranquility of being able to relax poolside after you complete the cycle and soak in the beauty of the ocean, the trees and the birds flying overhead. Magical, peaceful and literally felt like you were one with this place.
I honestly feel like my review does not give justice to the spell this resort puts you under and I would encourage anyone to try and visit this place once in their lifetime. If you are lucky enough to plan a wedding or honeymoon here, then even better!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This B.C. Wilderness resort is an absolute jewel amid one of Canada's most alluring, pristine environments. Sonora Resort is where uncompromising eco-adventure travel meets luxurious accommodations, unparalleled service and five star facilities. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sonora Hotel Sonora Island
- Sonora Island Hotel
- Sonora Island Resort