Situated amidst the splendour of ancient arbutus groves overlooking southern Vancouver Island, the award-winning Santé Spa Victoria draws from the elements of nature to inspire, nurture and empower your well being.
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Santé Spa Victoria at Bear Mountain is a scenic 30-minute drive from downtown Victoria, minutes from the Victoria International Airport, and accessible by ferry from Vancouver, BC (two hours), and both Anacortes and Seattle, Washington (three hours).
Located minutes from downtown – award-winning Santé Spa Victoria draws from the elements of nature to inspire, nurture and empower your wellbeing. Our full array of spa treatments offers endless opportunities for relaxation, discovery, renewal and spiritual awakening. Here you will experience nature’s escape through treatments that harness the therapeutic benefits of locally cultivated ingredients such as coastal sea kelp, northern clay, and lavender. Discover our signature treatments – created by and exclusive to Santé Spa. Botanical ingredients and indigenous elements are woven together to create a sensory journey that awakens one’s sense of contentment, self-awareness and well-being.
The Elements Mountain Massage at Santé Spa Victoria. Begin with a clearing sage smudge and purifying foot bath to revive your tired feet. A soothing full body massage commences while B.C. Jade stones are placed on energy pathways. Essential oils ground the spirit as your mind and muscles are relaxed.
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Relax in the contemplative tranquility of our Forest Lounge, or connect with your partner or loved one in one of our private suites. Healthy nutritious spa cuisine is available while enjoying spectacular views from the Terrace on the Mountain, featuring our Therapeutic Mineral Pool and Meditative Labyrinth. As the largest spa in the Victoria area, we can accommodate groups for wedding events, corporate retreats and social spa-ing while also catering to individuals, couples and friends. Our location within the Westin Bear Mountain Hotel & Resort allows us to offer meeting and athletic facilities as well as 36 holes of Nicklaus Design golf. If your plan includes something a bit more energizing, consider our Wellness + Nature Experiences. Here we combine wellness activities such as hiking, cycling, yoga and garden tours with complementing spa treatments. Experience the best Vancouver Island has to offer.
Santé Spa Victoria is Quality Assurance Accredited by Leading Spas of Canada • Silver Sage Reader’s Choice Award 2009 • 2011 Sustainability award from Leading Spas of Canada • Top 50 Canada Spas of 2014, Spas of America
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Bear Mountain Luxury ~ Sante Spa Victoria
Elegant decor in tune with nature
Moving away from an ocean-inspired decor, this ecologically responsible spa now reflects the rugged stone of nearby Mount Finlayson, with calming woodland and elemental influences. Floor-to-ceiling windows invite nature inside; growing conditions are thus ideal for the living green wall that anchors the co-ed Forest lounge, where flavoured waters, teas and snacks are offered.
Muted, calming colours and luxurious textures and fabrics meld with stone, slate and wood throughout to achieve a sense of natural elegance, while maintaining a clean, modern feel. An immense outdoor terrace invites patrons to admire views while reclining in deeply cushioned loungers or soaking in an intimate mineral pool. Large treatment rooms are very quiet, with luxe linens. I adored the elegant and romantic Crystal Couple’s Suite, with its immense, energy-balancing Jasper crystal.
Water, fire, earth and air
My therapist Sierra meets me in the lounge, after my steam and mineral pool soak. She outlines the service, a combination of four basic elements designed to relax and revitalize the body and senses. Beginning with water, represented by a purifying foot soak and rub, followed by fire—a cleansing sage smudge—I settle in, snugly cocooned on the massage table.
Sierra encourages me to take deep, cleansing breaths of soul-soothing essential oils she’s wafting before my face. They scent the air as she expertly massages them into my skin, banishing tension with perfect pressure. My sensory journey continues with the earth element: warmed BC jade stones swirled rhythmically and soothingly on my skin before being carefully placed on vital energy channels. I depart the spa feeling both refreshed and relaxed after this restoring ritual, grateful for the skill and empathy of my therapist.
Quartz crystal acupressure facial massage
After I have a long, very sound sleep, Laura leads me to a bed heaped invitingly with warmed linens for my Quartz Crystal Facial Experience. My feet are polished with a warm and invigorating scrub, lovingly rubbed with a rich, moisturizing potion, then swaddled cosily for the duration of the detoxifying back and shoulder massage that follows. During the facial, Laura cleanses, tones, exfoliates, masks, refreshes and nourishes the skin of my face, neck and décolletage with a variety of botanical-based products.
My face is now prepped to receive a most amazing, unique acupressure facial massage using the rounded end of a tapered, white quartz cylinder. I am minutely aware of the touch and path of the quartz on my skin; the sensation is like nothing I’ve experienced… almost hypnotic. Strangely, the quartz remains cool despite the warm tingling sensation radiating from the surface of my skin to the underlying tissue.
As the treatment winds down with placement of the quartz behind my neck, I feel myself fully resurface during a divine head massage, which restores a sense of relaxed alertness. Sante Spa embraces nature and luxury to create a peaceful haven for guests while its therapies nurture and restore body, mind and spirit.
~ Dagmar White, Spas of America