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6 reasons why you need to discover this ultimate wellness retreat on Vancouver Island

Oak Bay Beach Hotel offers the ultimate in relaxation and luxury at their spa-inspired seaside boutique hotel.
Photo: Oak Bay Beach Hotel.

The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and your calendar seems to be booking up already! Take a minute to relax at Oak Bay Beach Hotel in Victoria, B.C.

The ideal wellness getaway, Oak Bay Beach Hotel is the pinnacle of west coast living. Receiving the title of Canada's #1 Hotel by Condé Nast Traveler, its picturesque location and unforgettable experiences are enough to make every traveler's dream come true. 

Here are six reasons why you need to visit Oak Bay Beach Hotel. 

1. Exclusive access to heated outdoor mineral pools 

With three - yes, three - heated outdoor pools on the edge of the stunning Salish Sea, you can indulge in being as toasty as a marshmallow no matter the season. 

Overnight hotel guests receive exclusive access to these heated pools, as well as pool amenities, including bottled water and towel service, assigned lounge chairs, and access to the Boathouse Kitchen & Bar. 

2. FARO Handcrafted Pizza and Tasting Room

While poolside bites are nice, relaxing this hard may have you working up an even bigger appetite.

Indulge in the delicious culinary delights of FARO Handcrafted Pizza and Tasting Room has to offer. 

Equipped with a Wood Stone pizza oven and a seasonally changing menu, your tastebuds are in for a real treat! ​

FARO Handcrafted Pizza & Tasting Room. Photo: Oak Bay Beach Hotel.

3. Boathouse Spa

What’s a relaxing vacation without a trip to the spa?

Serving as Victoria’s only oceanfront spa, the Boathouse Spa’s mission is to relieve all your pent-up stress and tension to leave you as peaceful as can be. 

Choose from a broad selection of holistic treatments and therapies to awaken your senses. 

4. The Snug Pub

A Victoria icon in its own right dating back to 1954, the Snug Pub is the city’s first neighbourhood pub. 

Feel like a local while enjoying the floor-to-ceiling ocean views and casual, inviting atmosphere. With comfort food classics, delightful spirits, and more, it's the perfect opportunity to experience Island hospitality first-hand. 

Please note this pub operates on a first-come, first-serve basis and is for guests aged 19 and older. 

5. Ocean view rooms with spa-inspired bathrooms

Oak Bay Beach Hotel prides itself on providing the ultimate blend of luxury service, style, and comfort, and the accommodations are no exception.

With 100 elegant, consciously designed rooms, take in breathtaking views of the Salish Sea or the tree-lined community of Oak Bay. 

Paired with spa-inspired bathrooms featuring heated tile floors, large soaker tubs, and rain showers? Yes, please!

Ocean View Bedroom. Photo: Oak Bay Beach Hotel.

​6. Exclusive experiences to suit every interest

Whether you’re greeting the day with a soothing sunrise yoga session in the gardens, or participating in one of the many culinary events, Oak Bay Beach Hotel offers a wide range of activities to suit all ages and preferences. 

B.C. residents can also enjoy the best rates of the season and indulge in a west coast staycation through the B.C. Residents Rate.

As if you needed another reason to visit!

Discover their B.C. Residents Rate and start planning your next west coast escape at



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