Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa
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... as ''oe-koe-leh-leh'' and not ''joe-koe-leh-leh''. After that, we watched different types of gypsy dancers taking us around India, eastern Europe, Turkey, Egypt and Iran. I couldn't really follow what was going on and it was a little weird (and sometimes awful music, but hey, we have awful carnavals music). Then we waited for Uminaro Taiko, a bunch of Japanese taiko drummers from Victoria. They were pretty energetic and it ...
... to Costco wholesale, which is like the Sligro, but then 100 times bigger! That was one hell of an experience (in a positive way)! We bought so much, we should have that in Holland.
+ We made our own oliebollen, yummy.
- It took some time to finish them.
+ The girls are funny.
+ Our nails were painted by the girls.
+ I bought 2 articles of clothing for only 10 bucks! Cheap cheap cheap.
... cafe. in the explorations cafe we can also surf the internet and read a copy of new York times. There are also stack of magazines to be read. Photography classes, gym classes, culinary sessions, movie at the theatre, live Broadway shows, library, explorations cafe and to top all these tasty food buffet spread. Unfortunately we did not get ...
... wrapped in sea kelp and just bopping on the water's surface.
The rest of the afternoon we spend exploring Long Beach, Wickaninnish Beach that were amazing. They were on par with some of the beaches in Australia but with miles of driftwood, which made the beaches more dramatic. There were rip tides in the water and swimming was prohibited in some areas but that did not stop the many surfers sitting in the freezing waters.
A great meal at Wickaninnish Beach and ...
... there. Absolutely amazing - those sort of experiences money cannot buy. He just sat there, preening himself, watching what was going on around and every now and then, when another bird was above he would let out a piercing screech. I could happily have sat there all day and watched the goings on. Unfortunately, we needed to head back as Cathy had a very long drive ahead of her and it was getting late. 17th June and this was our last day with Cathy and ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsKingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa Courtenay
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.