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Vancouver Island Spa Resorts - Romantic Retreats on BC's West Coast

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Author: Greg Mattson, Excellent Romantic Vacations Editor

By: Greg Mattson, ERV Editor - Updated: Oct 22, 2022

Did you know: Vancouver Island has some of the best spa getaways in Canada! The fresh ocean air is unbeatable, and the seclusion and mild Pacific climate make “The Island” a choice romantic spot for spa retreats in British Columbia.

Tigh Na Mara Grotto Spa Pool, Vancouver Island, BCThe Romantic Grotto Spa Mineral Pool at the Tigh Na Mara Vancouver Island Spa Resort

Ferries run every couple of hours from the Vancouver area, and once you're there, you'll find driving distances on Vancouver Island short (and scenic).  

If you’re planning a spa vacation in British Columbia, especially the "stress-busting" type with a weekend at a secluded BC oceanfront lodge, enjoy our review of some of the best Vancouver Island spa resorts...

Victoria BC Spa Resort - Oak Bay Beach Hotel

Oak Bay Beach Hotel Pool & Hot TubsThe Heated Mineral Pool and Hot Tubs at the Oceanfront Oak Bay Beach Hotel & Resort in Victoria, BC
Soaker Tub - Oak Bay Beach HotelSoaker Tub - Room at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Bedroom - Oak Bay Beach HotelLuxury Bedroom, Oak Bay Beach Hotel
  • Oak Bay Beach Hotel - combine a spa vacation with a weekend getaway in fantastic Victoria, BC. The Oak Bay Beach Hotel is perched on a rocky sport facing the Pacific, and the water temperature in the outdoor waterfront mineral pool stays comfy-warm year-round. The hotel has full spa facilities, plus hot tubs, a lovely pub, and rooms with luxury amenities. What Other Guests Liked: Eucalyptus Steam Room...Oceanfront Location...Choice of Spa Services. 2022 ERV Rating* for Romantic Victoria BC Spa Resorts: 94% - Excellent. (1175 Beach Dr, Victoria BC 250-598-4556) 

Wickaninnish Inn & Ancient Cedars Spa - Tofino, BC

Wickaninnish Inn Spa Resort TofinoWickaninnish Inn Oceanfront Spa Resort
Wickaninnish Inn Ancient Cedars SpaAncient Cedars Spa
  • The Wickaninnish Inn & Ancient Cedars Spa, Tofino B.C. - we spent 2 nights at "the Wick" and loved it. Oceanfront rooms are fabulous, and the food & wine pairings at the Pointe Restaurant are out-of-this-world delicious. The Ancient Cedars Spa is rated one of Vancouver Island's best - they even collect their own rocks from the beach for the hot stone massage! The Wickaninnish has a romantic spa package that includes valet parking, 2 nights in a deluxe room or suite, an amenity pack, fruit and mineral water, and 2 one-hour treatments. 2022 ERV Rating* for Tofino BC Spa Resorts: 92% - Excellent. (500 Osprey Ln, Tofino BC  250-725-3100) 

Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort

Tigh Na Mara Resort Romantic King SuiteTigh Na Mara Romantic Suite ©TripAdvisor
Grotto Spa Pool at the Tigh Na Mara Spa Resort on Vancouver IslandTigh Na Mara Resort Spa Pool ©TripAdvisor
  • Tigh-Na-Mara Resort – located in Parksville, BC, this award-winning resort lodge and spa gives you the sensation of swimming in a warm tropical "cave" and being surrounded by waterfalls - all indoors! Lots of spa packages to choose from, and the rest of the resort is an oceanfront oasis of relaxation (it can be incredibly quiet here at night). Very romantic log cottages and suites come with with a fireplace in every unit, and some include jetted tubs. Close by, there's golf, hiking, while whale and orca watching tours are just an hour away in Campbell River. 2022 ERV Rating* for Romantic Parksville BC Spa Resorts: 70% - Good. (1155 Resort Dr, Parksville BC  800-663-7373) 

Westin Bear Mountain Resort & Spa

Westin Bear Mtn Resort Victoria BCWestin Bear Mountain Resort, Victoria BC
Pool Westin Bear Mountain ResortPool at the Westin Bear Mountain Resort
  • Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort & Spa - this romantic Vancouver Island Spa Resort is a short 1/2 hr drive west of Victoria, BC. At Bear Mountain you can enjoy unique spa treatments for couples, romantic dining, scenic views of the mountains and city, plus a gorgeous Jack Nicklaus-designed 36-hole golf course. 2022 ERV Rating* for Spa Resorts Close to Victoria BC: 82% - Very Good. (1999 Country Club Way, Victoria BC 250-391-7160)  

More Romantic Spa Retreats on Vancouver Island

  • Poet's Cove Resort and Spa – on South Pender Island (Gulf Islands). Gorgeous location on a quiet harbor. Terrific Steam Cave and Falls hot tub. Unique exotic spa treatments including flower petal facials and an aromatic sea clay massage. Luxury lodge, villa and cottage accommodations.
  • Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa - one of the best luxury spa resorts on Vancouver Island is located a little further north in the Comox Valley. Beachfront suites, and the first full service oceanfront spa in Canada! In the summer, you can even book a massage right on the beach! Gourmet West Coast cuisine featured nightly in the dining room which is one of the most popular on Vancouver Island.
  • Salt Springs Spa Resort on Salt Spring Island, BC – we booked a 2-night BC Gulf Islands spa getaway here, and it was peaceful and soothing. They have a full day spa service, and the ensuite mineral-water jetted tub would have to rate as one of the most relaxing soaks on the continent!

*ERV Rating: our unique, non-scientific ratings for romantic accommodation include:

  • Amenities: including Whirlpool bath or JACUZZI® Tub, scenic view, fireplace, lounge, etc
  • Location: proximity of hotel to restaurants, pubs, downtown, etc
  • Clientele: demographic the hotel attracts (couples, families, business travelers, etc)
  • Popularity: based social media & crowd-sourced reviews 
  • Value: product offered compared to room rate 
  • Please Note: percentage ratings are not absolute but for comparative use only  

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