Visit the Oak Bay Beach Hotel in Victoria for the ultimate two-day romantic getaway. The fall season is a time for local adventure, chunky knit sweaters, pumpkin spice lattes, and reconnecting with your loved ones. It is also the perfect time for a luxurious two-day getaway to recharge your batteries with your partner.
Relax Along the Coastal Waters
Vancouver Island is the perfect destination for a relaxing and picturesque trip, with the ground covered in golden leaves and the ocean’s waves crashing against the shoreline. Just a short drive and scenic ferry ride from Metro Vancouver, Oak Bay boasts breathtaking natural surroundings, spectacular beaches, and unique character homes—the photo opportunities are endless.
The resort is a favourite among staycationers and tourists seeking a little rest and recovery. Built in an English Manor House style and nestled on the shores of the Pacific Ocean, the luxury boutique resort is elegantly reconstructed on the same oceanfront property where the historical hotel has resided for more than 90-years.
Ultimate Blend of Opulence & Comfort
The property is certainly not your average hotel—each room is a piece of paradise thoughtfully designed for optimal comfort. Guests can choose between breathtaking views of the Salish Sea or the lush, tree-lined community of Oak Bay.
Each luxurious room features striking decor, air-conditioning, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a cozy fireplace to warm your feet after wandering the beach. Those who stay at the hotel can also take advantage of the pillow-top mattresses, spa-inspired bathrooms, white bathrobes, and flat-screen HD TVs that are perfect for a movie night.
After a busy summer, your mind, body, and soul deserve some pampering. The award-winning Boathouse Spa can help you awaken your physical and spiritual senses through its full menu of experiences. Victoria’s only oceanfront spa presents a wide range of holistic offerings, including facials, body treatments, and massages from Registered Massage Therapists.
Spas of America have recognized the Boathouse Spa as the #1 spa located on Vancouver Island and the #1 spa in BC in 2021. We suspect its popularity is due to its natural backdrop and stunning oceanfront treatment rooms!
Admire the View from the Mineral Pools
The Oak Bay Beach Hotel believes that the best way to enjoy the oceanfront views is from its custom-designed mineral pools. When visiting The Boathouse Spa, guests can upgrade any treatment to include two-hour access to the mineral pools, eucalyptus-infused steam room, and the Boathouse Kitchen & Bar. Getting pampered can work up quite the appetite.
For an additional fee, those who receive treatment at the spa are also welcome to visit the beautiful outdoor pool deck.
The three heated mineral pools are situated on the ocean’s edge and can be enjoyed all year round, no matter the weather. The pools are open daily and include amenities like bottled water, towel service, and assigned lounge chairs. To ensure that each guest leaves the mineral pools feeling relaxed and refreshed, phones are allowed but must be on silent. Guests must also be 16 years or older, as The Boathouse Spa and heated mineral pools are an adult-only sanctuary. Be sure to add ‘bathing suit’ to your packing list, as the spa and mineral pools are a must-visit.
FARO’s Upscale Casual
Treating yourself to craft cocktails, fine wine, and good food is essential to every romantic getaway. The Oak Bay Beach Hotel has a selection of dining options that serve mouth-watering dishes made from fresh and local ingredients.
If the two of you are looking for a fine-dining affair, the Dining Room provides an intimate experience overlooking the ocean. This restaurant only has 22 seats, which means every guest will receive attentive and friendly service in a warm atmosphere. The Dining Room accepts reservations, making it the ideal place to celebrate special occasions like anniversaries or birthdays.
At FARO Handcrafted Pizza and Tasting Room, those who adore Italian food can enjoy Neapolitan-style pizzas, fresh salads, small bites, local wines, and craft cocktails. This restaurant, with an outdoor patio and tasting room, is loved by locals and visitors alike.
For a more casual dining experience, The Snug Pub is an iconic Victoria institution that dates back several decades to 1954. What was once the neighbourhood’s first and only pub is now the go-to spot for friends to connect over delicious food and spirits. The pub offers a selection of scrumptious appetizers that will have you anticipating the main course.
The kitchens at all three restaurants are adept at crafting delicious plant-based meals for all.
The Oak Bay Beach Hotel is a not-so-hidden gem on Vancouver Island and should be enjoyed as soon as possible!
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- Helen Siwak is the founder of EcoLuxLuv Marketing & Communications Inc and publisher of Folio.YVR Luxury Lifestyle Magazine, PORTFOLIOY.YVR Business & Entrepreneurs Magazine, and digital women's lifestyle magazine EcoLuxLifestyle.co. She is a prolific content creator, consultant, and marketing and media strategist within the ecoluxury lifestyle niche. Post-pandemic, she has worked with many small to mid-sized plant-based/vegan brands to build their digital foundations and strategize content creation and business development. Helen is the west coast correspondent to Canada’s top-read industry magazine Retail-Insider, holds a vast freelance portfolio, and consults with many of the world’s luxury heritage brands. Always seeking new opportunities and challenges, you can email her at [email protected].
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