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September 26, 2011
Victoria, British Columbia
March 9, 2005
From journal Spa Weekend
Nanaimo, British Columbia
August 11, 2004
From journal Glorious Nanaimo
by Bonnie Hardy
July 5, 2004
Pathways wind throughout the lush grounds across shell-strewn beaches to a salmon hatchery.
The units are tastefully decorated and appointed. Suite balconies provide private seating for those wishing to just 'be'. Resort Experience:Pacifc Shores Resort & Spa is like an oasis in the midst of a hectic world. Situated close to two major centres on Vancouver Island there is ample opportunity for shopping or exploring local activites. However the joy of Pacific Shores is that it is self contained. The resort 'store' offers a variety of grocery as well as sundry items. The on-site activities and common areas preclude having to leave the grounds. It is a place for individuals or families to recreate, exercise or revel in the peace and relaxation.
From journal Discovering a Treasure
February 6, 2004
From journal Sit Back, Relax and Get Pampered
January 3, 2004
The Pacific Shores property is quite lovely, with gardens and a nicely developed walkway along the ocean (suitable for children, the elderly, or the wheelchair bound). Some amazing scenery surrounds the hot tub at the point, but the glass walls that enclose it are quick to fog. The larger hot tub/mineral pool at the center of the resort was nicer. (There is a little-used outdoor kiddie pool and a play structure near it.) It is also very close to the indoor pool, which is suitable for laps, and an indoor hot tub for those who find the west coast rain too cold.
The restaurant and the spa are definitely worth checking out. The HUGE fish tanks at "The Landing" provide entertainment and the food is very good. Prices are reasonable for the class of restaurant, but the service, although friendly and helpful, lacks the polish of other similarly priced restaurants. I had a massage in the spa; I usually get massages with a licensed therapist, and found this massage, although good, very expensive for something not as good as I am used to.
We were in a hotel/studio room and found it quite nice, if not all that large. Queen-size bed. Nicely decorated. Heated tile floors in full bathroom with Jacuzzi soaker tub. TV/VCR (rentals available in the hotel store for $5). Gas fireplace. We were pleasantly surprised to discover a small fridge, coffee maker, toaster, and dishes in the room. Small deck with ocean views off to the side. Clean and nice, but next time we go, and we will be going back, we will make sure to get a one-bedroom unit for the additional space.
There are many things to see nearby. Parksville is only minutes away and has lovely beaches, great used bookstores, and pubs, groceries, liquor store, coffee shops, fast food, restaurants, etc. Qualicum is a short drive north and is a lovely town to putter around. To the south (30 min.?) is the second largest city on the island, Nanaimo. It is your average city with exception of a gorgeous harbour area (if you have a kitchen, buy some seafood from the guys on the boat!!) If you are looking for nightlife, this is not the resort for you. But if you want a relaxing getaway with many opportunities for nature adventures - it is great.
From journal Wondeful West Coast Winter Getaway
December 24, 2003
You have absolutely got to enjoy the huge Jacuzzi in the middle of the wonderful garden. If you want to relax more you also have to try the Stone Therapy Massage supplied by the Resort's Beauty Centre.
It's good to visit the long and nice beaches of Parksville. Even in the autumn you can enjoy them for a healthy walk.
From journal Pacific Shores Resort and Spa
Rancho Palos Verdes, California
November 19, 2003
From journal Pure Heaven
by Connie Jean
October 28, 2003
From journal Vancouver Island, BC
Panama City, Florida
October 27, 2003
The accommodations themselves were perfect. The room was large enough to accommodate seven people with no problems. We were on the bottom floor and had no problem with the people overhead. They were adults with no kids, but overall it was very quiet.
The resort offered a breakfast where they discussed things to do in the area. Later in the week there was a get together where we all brought one dish. For a vacation where we had four kids along, it was amazingly relaxing.
From journal Vancouver Island