Take the Sybaritic Route to the Sunshine Coast with Rockwater’s Ultimate Getaway
HALFMOON BAY, BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA: “Glamping,” that’s glamour camping, and it’s the new buzzword in the green travel movement. At heart, it signifies the savvy, modern traveller who wants more. More than chain hotels, continental breakfasts and swim-up pool bars, but nature, adventure and gourmet food (preferably organic and locally produced). For eco-cool with a sybaritic spin, Rockwater Secret Cove Resort on the Sunshine Coast of BC takes the nature vs. nurture debate to another level with its Ultimate Getaway package.
For the epicure in search of excess and a little exercise, the Ultimate Getaway Package includes three nights in a luxurious Tenthouse Suite replete with king size bed, hydrotherapy tub for two, fireplace, rain forest shower and private veranda overlooking the Straight of Georgia.
Your Ultimate experience begins with a private floatplane ride from YVR to the foot of Secret Cove. Greeted by Blue Mountain bubbles, after settling into your luxury abode you’ll be treated to a gourmet feast aboard the 47-foot Caledonia II, by Executive Chef Ben Andrew. Sunset supper is served with picturesque views of nearby Smugglers’ Cove, Buccaneer Bay and Thormanby Island – and that’s just the start.
Days one through three see guests on guided hikes, cycling and sea safaris to explore the Sunshine Coasts’ natural reserves. Highlights include the Skookumchuk Narrows, Princess Louisa Inlet, Chatterbox Falls and artsy Sechelt. Overlooking the ocean, the open-air Spa Without Walls soothes sore muscles with a two-hour spa experience of massage, facial and pedicure. An evening kayak en route to a shoreline dinner of local shellfish and BC wines is nature and nurture combined. Phosphorescent plankton, aglow in the night waters, is Mother Earth’s escort back to base. On your final night, a one-hour tandem massage on the private veranda prior to a romantic dinner of BC organic fare and Okanagan VQA wine is the Ultimate farewell.
Anointed as one of the 31 spots to visit this summer by the New York Times, B.C.’s Sunshine Coast with its 2,400-hours of sunshine each year is an idyllic respite from city life. A delicate equipoise of rugged wilderness and innate beauty, the property surrounding Rockwater Secret Cove Resort caters to nature buffs, romantics and gourmands alike. The Ultimate Getaway delivers extraordinary service and activities with gourmet meals amid the gorgeous backdrop of the Sunshine Coast.
The Ultimate Getaway Package includes all gratuities, taxes and transfers: $4,990.00 CAD plus tax, for two people, based on double occupancy. Available May 16 to September 27, 2009.
For reservations call 1.877.296.4593. For more information on Rockwater Secret Cove Resort, please visit the web site at www.rockwatersecretcoveresort.com or call 1-877-296-4593.
Rockwater Secret Cove Resort is a private paradise located on BC’s Sunshine Coast 15 minutes’ drive north of Sechelt. The accommodations at Rockwater Secret Cove Resort are unique, as they enhance the Resort’s relationship with nature. Rooms in the lodge offer ocean view and pool view rooms, while new for 2006, the Tenthouse Suites reward guests with king-size beds, hydrotherapy tubs, fireplaces and expansive ocean views.