With all the snow that never seems to end and the colder than usual Vancouver winter, what better time to escape to a warm paradise? As much as we'd all like to go to Hawaii, that may not (or won't) be happening. So instead, why not take advantage of what BC has to offer?
A spa day can transport you to another world (at least for a day) - treat yourself to a day of luxury and relaxation and go for a mini vacation.
One of BC's spas has taken the top spot this year (like they did last) of the best spas in Canada, as ranked by Spas of America - tbh we're not surprised. This spa is incredible and yet also affordable. Lucky for you Vancouverites, it's only a few hours away.
The beautiful Grotto Spa has been named the #1 Spa in Canada by Spas of America, one of the largest spa & wellness websites. They've also taken the top spot as the #1 Ocean Spa Experience in all of North America!
Located in Parksville on Vancouver Island, this spa is an all season oceanfront destination that is 20,000 square feet big. Spa treatments available include facials, body wraps, body glows, massages, manicures and pedicures, and more!
And you don't need to break the bank! You can go relax in the Mineral Pool, cool-splash waterfall, whirlpool and Grotto Spa for $40 - no spa treatment necessary! The Mineral Pool is a warm water pool infused with natural minerals and trace elements to help detoxify the body and rejuvenate. If you do decide to indulge in any 60 minute spa treatment, access to the pool and facilities is complimentary!
Aside from a spa bliss experience at the Grotto Spa, the Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference makes for an affordable rustic and cozy escape. The oceanfront resort is set in an Arbutus & Douglas Fir forest, offering views of the Strait of Georgia and coastal mountains. Their winter promotion is offering rooms starting at $149.
This spa and resort will make you want to drop everything and start planning a spa day or vacation right now. Seriously, just look at the pictures.
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