We have just completed an amazing 17 day trip around BC. This was our first trip to the area and also our first RV holiday. Whilst we spent a good deal of time selecting every park that we stayed at, Crystal Cove was by far our favourite. The location is fantastic, right on the beach, the hook up was private and well equipped and even though it is a relatively small site, they have a Starbucks for your morning coffee. It was all the small attention to detail that made the difference though, whether it be the beautiful landscaping, the free firewood, the extremely clean showers, the free morning coffee, the free DVD rentals or most importantly the kind, smiling and helpful staff who had an answer to every question.
Our top tips...
Make sure you spend an evening on the beach with a small campfire.
If you haven't come with bikes, you should speak to Marc at http://www.tofcycles.com who will set you up with the most amazingly comfortable cruisers. He did tell me what made them different, but I cant quite remember... something about the frame geometry and a patent!
If you come out of the resort and turn right and then the first right back towards the beach, you come to Chesterman Beach which is huge, quiet and fantastic for an evening bike ride / stroll. Riding the bikes along the beach was one of the highlights of the holiday for us all.
If you are driving to the campsite from the east of the island then it is quite a narrow and twisting road, but look out for Ellis river. It was a great place to stop with some fantastic rocks for the children to stretch their legs climbing.
We really can not recommend this place or the beautiful town of Tofino enough.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled among ancient cedars at the edge of the Pacific Ocean, enjoy our 34 modern log cabins with spectacular views and all the amenities. Our well appointed, self contained cabins complement the incredible surroundings making Crystal Cove Beach Resort life as it should be. From Oceanfront Cabins with private hot tubs, to secluded Cabins set in the Rainforest, you will be immersed in the beauty that is Tofino. Our family oriented, pet friendly resort is located on Mackenzie Beach 5 minutes from the town of Tofino and 15 minutes from the Pacific Rim National Park and the famous Long Beach. For those who prefer to rough it in style, we also offer 60 well treed, private RV sites only a short walk from the beach. Don't have your own RV? No problem - try our Tofino Glamping Experience, 9 large 5th wheel units offering the feel of camping but with all the comforts of a cabin. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Crystal Cove Beach Hotel Tofino