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Address: 1155 Resort Drive | Tigh-Na-Mara Resort, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2E3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-248-1838
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Description: The Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort is the #1 Spa in Western...
The Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort is the #1 Spa in Western Canada, offering Signature treatments that go beyond the expected. We are one of the largest spas in British Columbia, with 21 Treatment Rooms, a Nail Care Room featuring 5 deluxe whirlpool foot spas, a full service Hair Salon and the Treetop Tapas & Grill Restaurant. Dedicated to providing intimate experiences for individuals and couples, we also specialize in 'social spa-ing', catering to groups and corporate business. Our 3 private 'Suites for Two' were designed with couples in mind and feature hand crafted copper soaking tubs, plush treatment tables and fireplaces. Spa guests receive complimentary access to the Grotto Mineral Pool on the day of their treatments. Designed to emulate a natural stone grotto, this 2,500 square foot warm water pool is infused with natural minerals to detoxify and rejuvenate the body. After treatments, guests are invited to the Relaxation Lounge in their robes and sandals to enjoy fresh fruit and a selection of teas and coffee. For a unique dining experience, try Endless Tapas at the Treetop Tapas & Grill, overlooking the surrounding forest. With 20,000 square feet of spa bliss, we give relaxation a whole new meaning.
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Oh so wonderful!

I went for a Spa day and enjoyed the gorgeous mineral pool. We were offered juices and fruit while waiting for our massages. I had a lavender body wrap which was amazing and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
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Nanoose Bay, Canada
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Nanoose Bay, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I went for a Spa day and enjoyed the gorgeous mineral pool. We were offered juices and fruit while waiting for our massages. I had a lavender body wrap which was amazing and relaxing and also a body massage. I was so relaxed I couldn't believe it I went home and was totally content. It was a great experience that... More 

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Port Alberni, Canada
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21 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

The location is amazing and the décor is spectacular. The mineral pool is so inviting and relaxing. I could spend hours just floating around in there. Then you go to the bathrooms which have all the amenities you need and an amazing rain shower where you just sit and relax and hope it never ends. That's all the regular fair... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Spent a lovely afternoon enjoying the mineral pool at the Tigh-na-Mara spa, and had the endless tapas in their restaurant after. It is quite a luxurious treat to pamper yourself to, and definitely not cheap. But the whole experience was very relaxing and delicious. I wouldn't do it that often, but as a special treat it was just wonderful!

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My wife and her sister spent the day at the Grotto Spa at Tigh Na Mara had a wonderful relaxing day with a massage and pedicure a little pricey but all in all a fantastic day.

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

A wonderful day spent together as sisters! We are very pleased to hear they had a relaxing day, enjoying spa treatments and reconnecting. We look forward to welcoming them both back again very soon. Thank you taking the time to share a review! More 

Parksville, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

A couples massage...what a treat. And the Endless Tapas at the Tree top restaurant had one of the best waiters we have ever come across. Friendly but not intrusive. Absolutely excellent.

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

WOW - Thank you very much for such an outstanding compliment about your server at the Treetop Tapas & Grill! I look forward to sharing your feedback with our culinary team, as I am very proud of the level of service you experienced during your visit. Thanks for sharing! More 

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14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

My husband and I enjoyed a lovely dip in the mineral pool! It was briefly interrupted by a fire alarm but the staff handled it quickly and professionally. We were offered blankets, robs and shoes while we waited for the fire department to clear the building. Even though my facial was delayed the staff were excellent at communicating updates. We... More 

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

Thank you for choosing to return a couple of times each year. With so many options available to you, it’s flattering to hear you choose to return to the Grotto Spa! And what an unexpected surprise when the fire alarm sounded in the late afternoon! We are grateful to the Parksville Fire Department who responded and had us all back... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
14 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I was staying at the Tigh-Na-Mara with several members of my family for a birthday celebration. Four of us spent a few hours one afternoon in the mineral pool. It was a unique, wonderful experience. I already remember it fondly and would like to return with my husband some time. Wonderful staff members, as well. Great job :)

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

WOW! Thank you for choosing to celebrate with your family at the Grotto Spa; reconnecting and creating lasting memories. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon with your husband. I will certainly pass along your accolades to our wonderful team. Many thanks! More 

Vancouver, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

They charge $145 for RMT massage, then force you to pay gratuity on top of this. The is akin to tipping a physiotherapist or chiropractor. Yes, sometimes the therapist do a great job, and one may wish to tip, but to have it forced upon a customer is poor business practices. I won't return.

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

Thank you for taking time to share feedback after your recent visit to the Grotto Spa. As advertised in our spa menu and online at our website, 60 Minute Therapeutic Massage at the Grotto Spa with a BC RMT is $145. This includes day access to the Mineral Pool, Whirlpool and Relaxation Lounge with complimentary coffee, teas and fresh fruit... More 

Vancouver Island, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

i love this spa, the staff is wonderful especially dorota and i try and go at least 4x a year. the endless tapa's are too die for and well worth the cost. Minneral pool is relaxing and the spa treatments are always a god sent.

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

Thank you so kindly for choosing the Grotto Spa as your special place to rest and rejuvenate throughout the year! Dorota is most certainly an incredibly skilled and talented Aesthetician; she will be thrilled to know she helped to make your last visit so wonderful. We look forward to seeing you again very soon! More 

Edmonton, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

What a beautiful spa! Our group of 6 went between the mineral pool and the spa for pedicures! It was beautiful and the relaxing time spent in the lounge having tea, coffee and fruit under cozy blankets was so nice. I don't think anyone would have said anything if we had stayed for the whole afternoon!

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

Thank you for your wonderful review! I am so happy to hear that you and your friends were able to enjoy some quality time together reconnecting at the Grotto Spa. We look forward to seeing you all back again very soon More 

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