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Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara

Open Now: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Relaxing experience in a mineral pool, hot tub and massage.

This was my first visit here, but I had heard a lot of good things about this place. Their mineral... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2019
Niameow
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Canada
Quite Relaxing

So happy my best friends could experience the grotto together... 3hrs for $45 great deal... Go to... read more

Reviewed July 22, 2019
Karen1616
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The Grotto Spa is the #1 Spa in Canada, offering Signature treatments that go beyond the expected. We are one of the largest spas in BC with 21 Treatment Rooms, Nail Care Room, full service Hair Salon and the Treetop Tapas & Grill Restaurant...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1155 Resort Dr | Tigh-Na-Mara Resort, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 2E3, Canada
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We stayed at the hotel but were disappointed to find out that we must pay $45 per person to swim in grotto pool for a period of 3 hours. We had to select our time slot, that's ridiculous.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Sylvie G
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were so excited to try this place out as we love trying different mineral pools/ steam rooms and saunas out plus we got this as a honeymoon gift. If you have been to Scandinavia spa or spa utopia you will be very disappointed here....More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank megjones1989
Reviewed August 6, 2019

We came here on our last night of our adventurous trip to Vancouver Island. After a few days of hiking and climbing this was the perfect way to relax. The idea is quite genius. You check into the spa for your "Dip"....beautiful spa....mineral pool, jacuzzi,...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

This was my first visit here, but I had heard a lot of good things about this place. Their mineral pool was nice and warm, and I loved the hot tub. Depends on how busy they are I suppose, the pool can get a little...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Niameow
Reviewed July 22, 2019 via mobile

So happy my best friends could experience the grotto together... 3hrs for $45 great deal... Go to admit that we had a few beverages the night before so 8am came early... After 30 mins in the mineral pool we felt brand new... The only concerning...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Karen1616
Reviewed July 19, 2019 via mobile

The quality of your experience at a spa depends on the therapist you get. I had Amanda. She was exceptionnal. For the admin, I didn't appreciate a higher price for a registered therapist in a spa like yours.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank Bmel9999
Reviewed June 22, 2019 via mobile

This is our second time having a girls getaway here. One of us had a massage and the other two did the dip and dine package. Relaxing afternoon at the beautiful mineral spa. The endless tapas are great. A truly great dining experience! Food was...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank jenniferlgf
Reviewed June 8, 2019 via mobile

My mother and grandmother along with myself went for a wonderful spa day. We enjoyed the whirlpool (although we thought it could be a degree or two warmer). Very clean place, showers and change room also very clean- lots of products to use post-shower. Our...More

Thank Britt N
Paulina A, Manager at Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2019

Dear Britt N, Thank you for choosing the Grotto Spa for a visit with your family! I am pleased to hear you found our facility clean and well stocked, and that your spa treatments were wonderful. I am surprised to hear your Endless Tapas Dining...More

Reviewed May 14, 2019

I went to the Grotto pool for 1.5 hours before going upstairs for a spa treatment. There is underwater music and you can float and listen to it to your heart’s content. There is one waterfall which is perfect for massaging your shoulders and one...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank mjp437
Paulina A, Manager at Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2019

Dear mjp437, Sounds like you thoroughly enjoyed a day of relaxation with us at the Grotto Spa! We are so pleased to know you were able to carve out this special time for self care. Please do come join us again soon; we look forward...More

Reviewed April 30, 2019

PROS: Lovely pool, grotto is cool, perfect temperature and nice variety of depths and benches for lounging. Tapas were the highlight with amazing service by Meagan. Nice wine selection with some reasonably priced by the bottle options. Mid-week special was a great value. Appreciated that...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Christy J
Paulina A, Manager at Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2019

Dear Christy J, Thank you for your visit and for your review! It is terrific to receive suggestions from our guests on how we can continue to improve upon our offerings. You have given us some excellent suggestions which we will take into consideration for...More

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My wife has been visiting Anneila for th last six years and would recommend her.
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Our current hair stylists are Aneilla and Emma. We look forward to hearing from you to book your appointment soon!
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Response from Steve M | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know; Yes, the $40.00 allows access through the day you are there. My wife and I were just there again last weekend and enjoyed the spa for our second trip. We did the Ultimate Couples Spa Day and then arranged... More
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