Perched above spectacular, sandy Rathtrevor Beach, Tigh Na Mara Seaside Spa Resort and Conference Centre has been setting the standard of accommodation in Parksville BC for 69 years.
Started in 1946 with a couple cottages on 11 acres, Tigh Na Mara Resort has grown to 22 acres with 192 units in rustic log cabins, bungalows and lodges. The variety of the strata units; cabins in the woods, condo style lodges or amazing oceanview suites, means there’s an accommodation type for everyone’s style. Destination weddings, family gatherings, romantic getaways, corporate retreats or spa weekends are all on the agenda at Tigh Na Mara. On the weekend we visited all of the above were taking place but even a full resort didn’t feel loud or crowded in the spacious, natural surroundings.
The low tide at Rathtrevor Beach empties the bay providing a massive sandy beach to build sand-castles, tan, picnic, skim board, paddle board or fish. On a sunny summer day, the incoming tide over the hot sand makes for warm, shallow waters great for the whole family.
In the resort, adjacent to the tennis courts and children’s play area, a centrally located pool house with hot tub, sauna and gym, has a roof top sundeck and patio. The activity centre is also the spot to rent bicycles, boogie boards, paddle boards, and skim boards. After your beach activities, the resort laundry makes clean up from the sandy playtime a breeze. Then relax in your rustic room and enjoy the sunset and nature surrounding every window.
When you’re ready to eat, if you don’t feel like cooking in your suites full kitchen, Cedars Restaurant & Lounge and The Coffee Bar in the Conference Centre and Reception Lodge means you don’t have to leave the property to get everything you need for your stay. If you do want to venture out, the town of Parksville is just a few minutes down the highway.
Across the road, Grotto Spa and it’s one-of-a-kind mineral pool, has been named #1 Spa in British Columbia by Spas of America. The in-spa Treetops Tapas & Grill, sunny patios and a massive menu of treatment options allows you to spend the whole day at the Spa for a vacation from your vacation.
Whatever style of getaway you have in mind, Tigh Na Mara Spa Resort & Conference Centre has it, plus more, in store for you.
Find the resort and spa at 1155 Resort Drive, Parksville BC (at the south entrance to the town). Follow the Resort on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to see what other people are up to and what’s in store for your stay.