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Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara

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Address: 1155 Resort Dr | Tigh-Na-Mara Resort, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2E3, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-248-1838

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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Relaxing day at the spa

I recently enjoyed the Spa Day-cation package. I had the massage. It was very relaxing. The atmosphere was impeccable with the Rock and glass wall waterfall and the change rooms... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Melissa D
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Parksville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A wonderful experience. mineral pool is great. Mani/Pedi , great massages great staff perfect atmosphere also get your hair done. Best hairdresser in town highly recommended you give it a try

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband & I arrived @ the Spa 1 hour before our scheduled treatments. The lady at the front brought us to the back to explain the evening for us & give us our sandals. She showed my husband the mens' locker room & brought me inside the ladies' where she showed me my locker & explained all they offer... More 

Thank nm320
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I recently enjoyed the Spa Day-cation package. I had the massage. It was very relaxing. The atmosphere was impeccable with the Rock and glass wall waterfall and the change rooms that held any necessities one may require. The staff were friendly and welcoming as well as informative. In the waiting room there was water, tea and fruit. I loved the... More 

Thank Melissa D
Fort McMurray, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2016 via mobile

Upon booking a large group of 7 or 8 for the dip and dine we were told we would have a private room due to our size...which was great. However, we were not told that our meal would be served on large platters which we would all individually have to split up with each dish. We were also not told... More 

Thank Stine223
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016 via mobile

We are currently staying in the spa bungalow on our honeymoon for four days, we have a lovely view of the spa but unfortunately when we went to book a package of treatments, use of the mineral pool and treetops tapas for any of the afternoon/evenings here were unable to. An event in the treetops coincides with spa treatments availability.... More 

Thank dringo82
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

Left spa after 5 hours and still mad after 400 dollars. Husband booked me a surprise birthday spa day with 2 treatments. I arrived an hour early as recommended for pool. Greeted and led to hallway , gets sandals,-girl says "have a good day" and goes into staff room. I was confused? I'm not going in the staff room. So... More 

Thank AliciaCalgary
Glendale, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

My wife did the Spa. She said it was one of the best ever. I took the kids, (well actually 19 year olds) for the "Dip and Dine" The Grotto pool was amazing. My skin has never been so soft. We dipped before and after lunch. The staff were great. The Tapas at the Tree Tops was fantastic. (see my... More 

Thank Todd F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

The spa is huge! It was a lovely visit right from check in. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. We were shown to the change rooms and received and explanation of all of the amenities etc. We changed into our robes and slippers and were shown to the relaxation room which was a huge gorgeous space with comfy chairs... More 

Thank CaymanTravels
Vancouver Island, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

I have been to a lot of spas but this has to be my favorite to date! Easy to book an appointment. Arrived into the Grotto but note that it is across the street from the Tigh-Na-Mara check in/gift shop etc. Parking easy. Warm welcome and lovely setting...very west coast, all essentials for purchase easily and readily viewed as you... More 

Thank patriciae648
Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

I treated Myself to a pedi while visiting the area. Because my Appointment was early in the morning I couldn't user the mineral pools; however they were offered to me until close the same day. The pedicure was lovely and expertly done by a friendly and sweet girl.vMy only complaint was that I was asked to leave the "treatment" room... More 

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

Dear Jen K, I am pleased to know you enjoyed your pedicure experience. Once treatments conclude, most guests choose to be escorted to the Relaxation Lounge to enjoy coffee, teas and fresh fruit, giving time for nail lacquer to set and dry after nail services. We move our guests to this quiet area so that the treatment space can be... More 

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