Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa
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Just what the doctor ordered!! My two friends and I decided we weren't going to fight with the rain and the taxi lines in Vancouver for NYE...nope...we took ourselves over to Vancouver Island and enjoyed 3 lush days of feasting, pampering, and good ol' R&R. I can't say enough good things about this resort...
The staff were all so …
Hi guys!! from Campbell river, we headed back south down the island.
Rob suprised me and took me to a beautiful spa resort called Kingfisher on a secluded beach. had an amazing couple of days. Drank lots of wine, ate lots of seafood and had lots of spas. Spoilt with prezzies, chocolate, flowers, breakfast in bed, a beachside picnic & …
Gary goes off the mountain golfing. For the 3 of us its hiking time! We're doing the Alpine lake loop, the trail head is just down the hill from our condo. Starts out with a boardwalk thru the meadow and crosses a small stream then up thru the treeline to two pristine alpine lakes. We're the only ones on the trail so you feel like you are away from …
... and the hives are greatly diminished. At the height of the season, the hives were stacked 4 high and they produced 500 pounds of honey. Today the hives are only 1 hive high and the bees were pretty lazy although one made Jeff jump back from its dive at him.
Dinner tonight was at Francesco's. It is an Italian place where many famous people have dined. Luckily ...
... to be everywhere. We decided to go look for a few more today. We decided on a trail that looked like it had three. That's the neat thing about geocaching...you end up finding places you wouldn't normally know about. Sure enough, we found ourselves on a beautiful path through the forest, leading to a beach (where we saw a wedding taking place), and passing a huge batch of boisonberries, where we grazed and grazed. On the way home, we stopped at the pier and ...
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
An amazing place where their commitment to local, sustainable produce and high quality service makes the stay so fantastic.
The rooms are fun - Murphy beds mean that there's more space. But, you hardly need it, considering the lounge chairs by the ocean (or when it's cold, like it is now, you can go in the spa lounge) or the hot tub, steam caves, outdoor heated pool, or more are on offer. The spa is fantastic - amazing hydrotherapy (a MUST!!) with divine massages and services available for reservation.
The food is one of the greatest highlights. Local seafood, cheese, meats, bread...you name it, they have it. I definitely recommend that you book - the restaurant is a favourite with locals and tourists alike, and you may be waiting if you don't have a reservation. But, you MUST eat here...don't cheap out and go to McDonalds in Courtenay!!
Bring some good books and unwind...this place is ideal for getting away without it breaking the bank...and trust me, you'll feel a whole lot happier and relaxed than if you take a stressful flight for 12 hours somewhere else!!
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.