It isn't the Hilton, but it *is* pure Vancouver Island. The Alders is my long-time getaway place to hide from the world. The massive, near-empty sandy beach in a sheltered bay, is so safe for little children to play in the tidal pools. So much easier to get to than Long Beach, only 90 minutes from the ferry terminal in Nanaimo (ok, I drive pretty fast, heh). I love the campfires at night, and the quiet -- no audible music is allowed outside the cottages. It seems like campsites around southwestern BC have become a haven for noisy late-night partiers, so I love instead to go here, where I can enjoy the stars and nature without the boomboxes.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Alders Beach Resort is located between Courtenay and Campbell River on the East Coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.Come and experience the natural beauty of our spectacular setting. Our beachfront cottages lead to a pristine sandy beach which is set against a spectacular coastal forest. Our resort is ideal for the perfect family vacation, a romantic getaway or as a venue for that special occasion.Enjoy the tidal pools and forest trails. Explore miles of sandy beach. Experience close contact with deer, seals and eagles. Four seasons of recreational activities are available within minutes or a short drive and include skiing, golfing, cycling, hiking, scuba diving, boating, horseback riding and eco-tours. World-class fishing is a short drive north in Campbell River.Our CottagesBrowse our beachfront cottages and enjoy the natural beauty of our spectacular setting. All cottages have full kitchens and sleep between 4-8 guests.Beachfront LocationThe Alders is ideal for family vacations, retreats and romantic getaways. The resort is very quiet and serene, and is located right on the ocean. ... more less