I'm having a destination wedding in Victoria this coming March. We have booked a beautiful suite at the Fairholme Manor B&B for our wedding night and the night before. The rest of our honeymoon we want to spend on a more remote part of the island. My fiance grew up in the Union Bay area on the eastside of the Island and thinks it is way too touristy on that side. His mother suggested we stay on one of the Gulf Islands like Saltspring or Gabriola, etc. But that require more ferry rides and fees.
We've researched different areas on HelloBC and other websites and the Ucluelet area seems to be the most secluded and romantic. But we realize the first part of March will be storm season. So I'm going back and forth of where to stay. The Florencia Bay hideaway cabins are really nice and private with hot tubs on the decks, but there is no ocean views and a 5 minute walk to the trail that starts a 20 minute journey to the private beaches of Florencia Bay and Halfmoon.
On the other hand there are the waterfront Chalets at Pointwest Cottages with spectacular views right from your deck and jacuzzi. But their Chalets appear to be close to one another, but still not as close as a lot of the ones in the Tofino area I've come across like Terrace Beach Resort, etc.
I would appreciate any feedback from someone who has stayed in Ucluelet area. My future mother-in-law thinks we are nuts to stay on the West coast that time of year.