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Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara

1155 Resort Drive | Tigh-Na-Mara Resort, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2E3, Canada
+1 250-248-1838
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Ranked #4 of 13 Activities in Parksville
Type: Spas
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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London, Ontario
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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

This was a fun little experience. Book in, and hop into the mineral pool for an hour or so. Hop out and shower and put on a robe and trot up to the third floor. Sat buy window, but it was nighttime, so not much of a view. And then get set to have an endless array of tapas! Very... More

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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We did the dine n dip, $89 each. We spent 90 mins in the mineral pool and then two hours in our gowns alongside a dozen fellow diners similarly dressed .. Drinking good wine and consuming endless tapas. The food was very good, as was the service. A pleasant way to pass an afternoon.

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Columbus, Ohio
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

GO! Enjoy, relax with a fabulous massage, dip in the pool, lounge, eat unending world class Tapas. Worth every penny my friends! Stellar staff, beautiful, unique facility .......JUST GO!!!

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

Dear wassenaar10, WOW! Thank you for your review and your enthusiastic recommendation! Sounds like you enjoyed one of our day spa packages recently. Our newest spa package has started!! This Fall, enjoy our Midweek Grotto Spa Day-cation Package until October 31st…because summer may be over but it’s never too late for a holiday! $155 per person includes a Dip in... More

Parksville, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Last week a friend and I spent most of the day at the fabulous Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara. Before our treatments we started in the mineral pool. The water temperate was perfect and the atmosphere calming. Having outside chaise lounge chairs in the sunshine was a bonus! We headed up to the 3rd floor relaxation lounge and enjoyed flavoured waters... More

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

Dear AnaLaRai2014, Thank you so very much for taking some time after your recent visit to share your experience with others! It is such a pleasure to hear that our team hit the mark in every way to ensure a memorable and relaxing day for you and your friend. Thank you for your specific comments of recognition for Aaron and... More

Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

I am not a guy who spends a lot of time at spas, so I don't have much to compare it to, but I thoroughly enjoyed this spa. The pool area was terrific, as was the treatment itself. The 15 course tapas meal was very memorable - most of the dishes were excellent and it was great value. A really... More

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

Dear Nathaniel C, Thank you for sharing a review of the Grotto Spa after your visit. It is always nice to hear a gentleman's perspective on their spa experience. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future! More

Vancouver
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

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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238 reviews 238 reviews
93 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

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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11 reviews 11 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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

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