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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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wonderful relaxing spa

this is one of the best in Canada, the setting is surrounded by forest, the mineral pool has the minerals imported from Europe, all the ropes, lotions and amenities are top and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
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Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

this is one of the best in Canada, the setting is surrounded by forest, the mineral pool has the minerals imported from Europe, all the ropes, lotions and amenities are top and spa quality. the staff is very friendly, the lounge on the 3 rd floor offers refreshments and fruit as part of your spa deal. the tree house tapa... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

I'm booked the lavender wrap.....and let me tell you this was like getting 3 massages plus a luxurious lavender/mint body scrub all in one!!! After the scrub is massaged onto to your arms,legs, feet,back, stomach, neck she gently wipes it off and applies another product that needs to be absorbed into your skin, kind of like a mask. You get... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

This was advertised within our room and at check in. All be it its expensive for a swim and relaxation spot it did the trick. Guests of the resort should get a half price deal but that can be worked out between the two businesses. Friend that live in Parksville go there regularly and enjoy the peace and quiet. Bypassing... More 

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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

What an amazing experience! A few girlfriends and I decided on a quick getaway to find some rest and relaxation. The Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara was the perfect choice. We chose the "Day With the Girls" package. The staff were so warm and welcoming, right from the time we walked through the doors. It was easy to tell that each... More 

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

My expectant daughter-in-law was visiting from Alberta so I decided to plan a treat for both of us. We both had the Winter Spa Escape package which included a dip in the Grotto Pool, a spa treatment and then endless tapas. My daughter-in-law raved about the "expectant mother massage". She said it was so wonderful to be able to lie... More 

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Nanoose Bay, Canada
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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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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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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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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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