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Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara

1155 Resort Drive | Tigh-Na-Mara Resort, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2E3, Canada
250-248-1838
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Ranked #4 of 11 activities in Parksville
Type: Spas
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Vancouver
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014 NEW

This is the most beautiful spa I have ever been to, and I have been to many at 5 star resorts. The whole atmosphere of this spa is just gorgeous and very relaxing and indulgent. The tapas restaurant on the top floor is amazing as well, incredible food. The mineral pool is an experience like nothing else, sets this spa... More

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Paulina A, Manager at Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara, responded to this review

Dear JenArdies, Thank you for your patronage and your high recommendation of our spa. We are so proud to read such a glowing review of the Grotto Spa, as this truly is the best form of flattery to receive in our industry. Your comments will be shared with our team and we all look forward to welcoming you back &... More

San Diego, California
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239 reviews 239 reviews
93 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 NEW

We went to the dip and dine for the day. The pool is relaxing and there were not too may people there mid week even though it was summertime. The check in was efficient and friendly and the service at tapas was great! However, it is remarkably like a "self serve" spa, without attendants to refresh towels, answer questions, or... More

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Paulina A, Manager at Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara, responded to this review

Dear ElaineG29, Thank you for taking the time to post a review after your recent visit to experience the Dip & Dine Package, as we value and appreciate guest feedback. Upon arrival guests are presented with a personal locker complete with spa robe, sandals, fresh towel and bathing suit bag to store your wet suit for departure. There are always... More

Victoria, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

We spend a day at this Spa at the end of July and took advantage of the endless Tappas in their upstairs Restaurant. Spa was good, spotless facilities, nice pool (a little chilly), but nice natural mineral water. Hot-tub was nice but the cooling shower was ice cold. Lots of resting chairs and an outdoor seating area to relax. Not... More

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Paulina A, Manager at Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara, responded to this review

Dear Bryan G, Thank you for posting a review after your recent visit to the Grotto Spa. For guest privacy, cameras and/or recording equipment are not permitted in the locker rooms or Mineral Pool areas. Additionally, cell phones are not permitted throughout the spa. The Dip & Dine Package is a wonderful experience. I am pleased you enjoyed your dining... More

Nanaimo, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The Grotto Spa is a first class facility! I've been a number of times, and I love everything, from the mineral pool to the spa treatments offered in the beautiful facility. The staff is professional, the spa is very clean, and the mineral pool is so relaxing. If you have a chance to visit the Grotto Spa, you won't be... More

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Paulina A, Manager at Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara, responded to this review

Dear Krista P, Thanks for your review! A visit to the Grotto Spa truly is a mini vacation. Located mid-island, the drive is scenic AND short for many who live here. The Ultimate Summer Spa Escape Special is $175 per person and includes 4 hours of total relaxation - what a deal! Better yet, bring a great book and plan... More

Red Deer, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Very nice experience in the mineral pool and endless tapas. Extremely clean. Staff very helpful and friendly. Lovely atmosphere and amenities. Food was wonderful. Great gift shop too. It was all good!

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Paulina A, Manager at Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara, responded to this review

Dear cariboocarol Thank you fro sharing you wonderful review of the Grotto Spa! We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future and wish you a wonderful summer! More

Qualicum Beach, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I have been to the spa before and have enjoyed a variety of treatments but this was a first for my husband. He is a little rough around the edges, I didn't think he would enjoy himself, boy was I wrong! From the second we walked in, he was in awe! The girls at the front desk were fantastic with... More

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Paulina A, Manager at Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara, responded to this review

Dear jenngary61, Happy Anniversary from all of us at the Grotto Spa! What a treat to celebrate at the Grotto Spa! It sometimes takes some convincing to get men into the spa but as soon as they experience some TLC, they are usually hooked! Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful review with others as this is... More

Vancouver, Canada
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

This place was nice when you got there, but a place is only awesome only if the staff is as good as the place and this was not the case.... My fiancé went to the Spa and she has a life threatening illness and when she got to the spa the hospital had called and she was on the phone... More

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Paulina A, Manager at Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara, responded to this review

Dear Highrollerinvegas, Thank you for describing our property as “nice when you got there” as we are an oceanfront resort set in 22 beautiful acres of tranquil Arbutus & Douglas Fir forest with sweeping panoramic views of the Strait of Georgia and coastal mountains. As the Spa Director at the Grotto Spa, I can assure you that our team members... More

Nanaimo, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I had the 60 minute Body Glow with lavender Soy and it was amazingly soothing as well as exfoliating. I have also had the Lavender Body Wrap which I highly recommend. You start off with the mineral pool which makes your skin feel like silk and I also feel so much better after the pool itself. I have arthritis and... More

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Paulina A, Manager at Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara, responded to this review

Thank you for providing a wonderful review after your visit to the Grotto Spa! Knowing that your treatment helped to ease your joint pain and provide relief to you is a great testament to the therapeutic benefits of spa therapy! The body care line of Lavender products featured in our treatments is from a company called Beauty Through Balance in... More

Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

I currently live in Calgary, but on my recent visit to Parksville to see my family, I decided to get my hair done at the Grotto Spa. Best decision I have made for my hair! The hair stylist Aneilla Veselisin did an amazing job on my hair! She listened to what I was looking for, but also gave some great... More

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Paulina A, Manager at Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you so much for posting such a glowing review and your own personal recommendation! This type of recognition is so valued by our team members. We are thrilled to have a hair salon at the Grotto Spa offering full hair services including haircuts, blow-dries & styles, formal styles and colour & highlight services. Aneilla has been a full-time... More

Parksville, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014 via mobile

From the ambience, the mineral pool, the facials, the little extras and the endless tapas, this was a girls night experience to be repeated. We were relaxed the minute we arrived and blissfully floated around the mineral pool catching up on our busy lives before we were ushered off for our treatments. Try the amazing custom facial - it has... More

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Paulina A, Manager at Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara, responded to this review

Thank you or taking the time to share details of your spa visit with others; we look forward to welcoming you back soon! More

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