Posted by: cherylyoung | January 16, 2010

located in Parksville on Vancouver Island, Tigh-Na-Mara captures the very best of the West Coast

Welcome to Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre

Centrally located in Parksville on Vancouver Island, Tigh-Na-Mara captures the very best of the West Coast.

Gaelic for “House by the Sea” Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre is an all-season destination featuring 192 unique log constructed accommodation units, three restaurants and an award-winning spa.

Set in 22 acres of arbutus and fir forest nestled beside the ocean; our ocean-front location offers direct access to three kilometers of sandy Rathtrevor Beach and the warmest ocean swimming in Canada. We are committed to providing you with a professional team whose focus is to ensure that you have a memorable stay.

Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre
The Natural Choice

Welcome to Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara

The Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort is the #1 Spa in Western Canada, offering signature treatments and services. Featuring 18 treatment rooms, a nail room featuring European Pedicure Thrones and a full service hair salon. The three private day suites for two, feature hand-crafted copper soaker tubs and oversized treatments tables.

At the Grotto Spa, we believe in offering guest experiences that go beyond the expected. Treatments include body wraps, massages, manicures, pedicures, and facials, many with a focus on West Coast natural ingredients. All spa guests receive complimentary access to the Grotto Mineral Pool, on the day of their treatment.

Designed to emulate a natural stone grotto, this 2,500 square foot warm water pool is infused with natural minerals and trace elements which detoxify the body and rejuvenate the spirit. The Grotto Spa Mineral Pool includes a two story waterfall, an invigorating glacial plunge cascade and a non-mineralized whirlpool. After a treatment or dip in the Mineral Pool, guest make their way to the third floor Relaxation Lounge to relax by the fire in their robes and sandals as they enjoy complimentary teas and fresh fruit.

For a unique dining experience available exclusively for guest of the spa, try Endless Tapas at the Grotto Spa’s Treetop Tapas & Grill, overlooking the surround forest.

With 20,000 square feet of spa bliss, we give relaxation a whole new meaning.

This Just In…

The Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara Resort in Parksville, British Columbia, has been recognized on an international level again by Spas of America Online.

The Grotto Spa is ranked as the #1 Spa in Western Canada and Most Popular Ocean Spa Experience, finishing 6th overall, as ranked by the Spas of America Online.

Valentines Day Weekend

Stays at Tigh-Na-Mara always include complimentary access to the Pool House including fitness centre, indoor pool, whirlpool and sauna.

All stays also include complimentary parking, complimentary in-room wireless internet, complimentary calling card and local calls.

Cupid’s Arrow Package Valentines Weekend

Surprise someone special with a romantic weekend getaway at Tigh-Na-Mara this Valentines Day Weekend. Cupid even arranges a late checkout!

Available for stays exclusively February 12 – 15, 2010, this package includes;

  • Two Night’s Accommodation
  • Romantic 5 Course Dinner in the Cedar Room
  • Cupid will Romance your room including; sparkling wine on ice, souvenir champagne flutes, chocolate-dipped strawberries to share, votive candles with holders, bath salts from the Grotto Spa, rose petal turndown, single rose, lit fire (gas fireplaces) and music playing ready for your return from dinner.
  • 1pm Check-out
  • Welcome Gift

Please book your dining reservations at the time of booking to avoid disappointment.

Two night packages from $542.70

Applicable taxes and gratuities are additional.

Romance Add-On – $125

Already have overnight accommodation reserved? Add a little romance to any stay, year-round!

When you return from dinner (or the Spa) your room will have been romanced including;

  • Sparkling Wine on Ice
  • Souvenir Champagne Flutes
  • Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
  • Votive Candles with Holders
  • Bath Salts from the Grotto Spa
  • Rose Petal Turndown with a single rose on the bed
  • Lit Fire (gas fireplaces)
  • Music Playing

Applicable taxes are additional.

Explore the Area

The Resort sits above three kilometers of sandy beach and the warmest ocean swimming in Canada. Visitors to our beach can enjoy wildlife viewing, beachcombing or just sitting back and taking in the beautiful view of the Strait of Georgia and distant Coastal Mountains.

Forest, ocean and riverside hiking and mountain biking trails are all accessible from the Resort, and the mild Vancouver Island climate allows for year-round golfing at one of the six golf courses in the area.

Explore the incredible old-growth forest of Cathedral Grove, peruse the many art galleries in the area or tee up at one of our partner golf courses. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the many local hiking and mountain biking trails, or hit the world class ski slopes of Mount Washington. All less than a one hour drive, Tigh-Na-Mara’s location offers something for everyone.

Grotto Spa, Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort

1155 Resort Drive
Parksville, BC
V9P 2E5 Canada
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Tel: 250.248.1838
www.grottospa.com

Experience: Ocean Beach

Fly to YQQ (Comox) and drive one hour south along the Island Highway. Shuttle service is available. 30 minutes north of BC Ferries (Departure Bay) or 50 minutes north of BC Ferries (Duke Point). Floatplane service available.

Treat Yourself:

The Grotto Spa believes in offering guest experiences that go beyond the expected. Treatments include body wraps, massages and scrubs, pedicure and manicures, and facials, many with a focus on West Coast natural ingredients. All guests of the spa receive access to the Grotto Mineral Pool, included with their treatment. This 2,500 square foot warm water pool is infused with natural minerals and trace elements which detoxify the body and rejuvenate the spirit. The pool area includes a two story waterfall, an invigorating glacial plunge cascade and a non-mineralized whirlpool. The Grotto Spa is also home to a dining experience unlike any other in Canada, the Treetop Tapas & Grill, reserved exclusively for robed spa guests. Guest can chose one or two items to sample or indulge in “Endless Tapas”, selecting as many items as they wish from the extensive seasonal menu. The Grotto Spa… it’s The Natural Choice for complete relaxation of body and mind.

Rediscover your purest self with the 90-minute Pacific Body Balancing Treatment: containing indigenous earth elements found in glacial clay. Begin your journey with a sea salt exfoliation, detoxify and replenish during our Signature thermal layer wrap. Your face is then revitalized with a hydrating facial treatment. Finish awakened with refreshed skin from a nourishing body butter massage.

Stay & Play:

Set in 22 acres, Tigh-Na-Mara Resort offers 192 unique accommodations, including traditional log cottages with wood-burning fireplaces and condominiums with panoramic ocean views. Luxurious Spa Bungalows surround the Grotto Spa and are appointed with gas fireplaces, Jacuzzi tubs and sliding doors to private patios. Amenities include: the Cedar Dining Room,The Copper Lounge; an indoor pool complete with whirlpool, sauna and steam room and a full-service gym. Tigh-Na-Mara’s ideal location offers guest the opportunity to peruse the many art galleries in the Oceanside area, including nearby Englishman River Gallery. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy the many local hiking and mountain biking trails, take the short drive up to Mount Washington for world class skiing, or tee up at one of the six golf courses in our area.

Kudos:

Raising the Bar Award, 2006 – Tourism Vancouver Island; Conde Nast Traveler Magazine readers voted Vancouver Island as the #1 Island in North America for the 7th year in a row; #1 Spa on Vancouver Island 2008, Spas of America; Treetop Tapas & Grill #1 Spa Café 2008 by Travel to Wellness.

 

CHERYL YOUNG, REALTOR

 SAANICH PENINSULA REALTY

SIDNEY BC

www.cherylyoung.ca 

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Responses

  1. LOVE your blog!
    Went to tigh-na-mar early in the spring last year and loved it. Had a wonderful meal, relaxing walks on the beach and even a swim in the pool.
    Can’t wait to see what you discover next!


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