British Columbia

Grotto Spa, Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort

1155 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC V9P 2E5 Canada
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beach spa, ocean spa, Vancouver Island Spa

Take time to treat yourself at Tigh-Na-Mara Resort’s Grotto Spa, the largest resort spa in British Columbia. The spa offers signature treatments and services with a focus on West Coast natural ingredients. Indulge in a soak in the 2,500 square foot Grotto Mineral Pool, infused with natural minerals and trace elements which detoxify and sooth. The Grotto Spa offers everything you need to relax and rejuvenate.

You Are Here:

Fly direct from Vancouver’s south terminal into Qualicum Beach in 20 minutes on either KD Air or Orca Air. Helijet also flies from Vancouver into Nanaimo. Driving? Tigh-na-Mara is 30 minutes north of BC Ferries (Departure Bay) or 50 minutes north of BC Ferries (Duke Point).

Treat Yourself:

The Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort is the #1 Spa in Canada in 2015 and believes in offering guest experience that go beyond the expected. Treatments include facials, body wraps, body glows, massages, manicures and pedicures, with 21 Treatment Rooms, a Nail Care Room featuring 5 whirlpool foot spas, a full service Hair Salon and dining at the Treetop Tapas & Grill. The Grotto Spa is also Quality Assurance Approved by Leading Spas of Canada for maintaining the highest hygiene and customer service standards in the industry. Dedicated to providing intimate experiences for individuals and couples, we also specialize in ‘social spa’, catering to groups and corporate business. Our 3 private ‘Suites for Two’ feature copper soaking tubs, plush treatment tables and fireplaces. Spa guests receive access to the Grotto Mineral Pool on the day of their treatments. Designed to emulate a natural stone grotto, this warm water pool is infused with natural minerals to detoxify and rejuvenate. After treatments, guests are invited to the Relaxation Lounge in their robes and sandals to enjoy fresh fruit, coffee and tea. For a unique dining experience, try Endless Tapas at the Treetop Tapas & Grill, overlooking the surrounding forest. With 20,000 square feet of spa bliss, we give relaxation a whole new meaning!

You Deserve:

The Grotto Spa blends high quality professional products with the best spa therapies in the industry to bring you a selection of body treatments to hydrate, detoxify, exfoliate and replenish nutrients to the skin, promoting overall well being. Our 90-minute Signature Pacific Body Balance allows you to rediscover balance with the detoxifying benefits of Canadian glacial clay and sea salt. Begin your experience with a full body sea salt exfoliation followed by a thermal layer glacial clay wrap. Rest as your face is treated to a hydrating facial masque. This experience finishes with a nourishing relaxation body butter massage for glowing skin from head to toe!

Stay & Play:

Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort offers guests many activities to choose from. Our Pool House offers guests indoor swimming, whirlpool, sauna, and beautifully appointed locker rooms. The Fitness Centre is equipped with Precor Cardio Theatre Exercise Equipment, weight machines and free weights. The outdoor Multi-Sport Court offers tennis, basketball, volleyball and hockey. The resort also offers families an on-site playground and the most extensive Recreation program on Vancouver Island through summer, spring and Christmas school breaks, with activities for every age group. Our ocean-front property offers access to beautiful Rathtrevor Beach with the warmest ocean swimming in Canada, and many walking and cycling trails throughout the area. Our ideal location provides guests with many unique activities to choose from. Explore fascinating Horne Lake Caves, visit the old growth forest of Cathedral Grove and picturesque flowers and woodlands of Milner Gardens, or hike nearby Little Qualicum Falls and Englishman River Falls. Year-round golf is available at six courses in the Oceanside area.


#1 Spa in Western Canada, Top 100 Spas of 2017, Spas of America • Power of Partners Award, Tourism Vancouver Island • Inaugural Quality Assurance Award, Leading Spas of Canada • Best Spa Getaway, Georgia Straight • Business Excellence Going Green Award, Business Examiner Vancouver Island • 4 Green Keys, Hotel Association of Canada

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