Madrona sits on the prime location on the most beautiful beach on Vancouver Island. Over a 12 hours period, we were able to watch the tide go out more than a kilometer, revealing acres of sandy beach and tidal pools teeming with life. We had family staying in both beach and ridge units. The units themselves are beautiful - the owners have clearly spent a lot of money upgrading the units, which are roomy and have all the amenities. Staff and management are extremely friendly and professional. While we were initially concerned about the lack of a pool or restaurant, we were delighted to discover a restaurant and several coffee shops within walking distance, and a pool we could swim in at a neighbouring resort for a small fee if we did not want to swim in the warm ocean (heated by the warm sand). We have stayed in all the resorts along the Parksville Beach over many years. Our stay at Madrona was by far the best of the lot.
One other thing for the reader of this review. Oftentimes when resorts advertise, the glossy photos make the resort look more appealing than it really is. This is one resort where the opposite is true. Their website photos do not come close to capturing the true beauty of the place, and I hope they can make the effort to do so. In the meantime, this is truly a hidden treasure! We highly recommend it.
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- Also Known As:
- Madrona Beach Resort Parksville, Vancouver Island