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A getaway you can feel good about: This oceanfront eco resort is only a few hours away from Vancouver

Surround yourself in the majesty of nature at Salt Spring Island’s Lightwater Cove
Lightwater Cove is a tranquil oceanfront retreat enveloped by towering fir trees, offering breathtaking ocean vistas. Photo via Lightware Cove

If you love the planet and want its majestic beauty to be preserved for all generations to come, you may feel torn between your thirst for adventure and the environmental impact of travel.

Lightwater Cove, a luxuriously appointed eco resort ensconced within the world-renowned natural beauty of Salt Spring Island, fulfills your desire for escape as well as your commitment to respecting the land upon which we live.

Here — where ocean, forest, gardens and farm converge — every step has been taken to ensure that guests experience a soul-enriching, senses-soothing escape from everyday life while preserving the gifts of Mother Earth.

Here are five ways Lightwater Cove achieves this beautifully delicate balance, to the delight of everyone who visits here.

So close, yet a world away

Thanks to its secluded location, Lightwater Cove feels blissfully disconnected from the chaos and noise of urban life. Yet this oceanfront sanctuary is only a short journey by ferry or floatplane from Vancouver, Victoria, Seattle and all points between. Transport yourself to another world while avoiding the negative effects of long-distance travel.

Dreamlike accommodation for every taste

Every room features luxurious island-made king beds adorned with organic linens and handmade furniture. Photo via Lightwater Cove

Whether you choose the flagship Lightwater Guesthouse or the oceanfront Heron Nest Guesthouse, every fully-appointed guest room boasts expansive windows that offer ocean views and fresh sea air. A large private deck, radiant in-floor heating and natural, Island-made bath products are only a few of the thoughtful amenities chosen to soothe your every sense.

Ultimate pampering: Island-inspired spa treatments

Salt Spring Island imparts feelings of serenity and rejuvenation — and Lightwater’s exceptional spa services are designed to complement this peace of mind. Expert therapists offer holistic treatments designed to soothe and rejuvenate, including massage, facials, full body-detoxifying treatments and more.

A new definition of “fresh”

Lightwater believes local is best, and food should be no exception. Guests have the opportunity to savour the bounty of the resort’s own organic farm, as well as that of other historic farms on the island. No matter what time of year, the land gifts visitors delicious, nourishing crops, from summer berries and tomatoes to a variety of herbs, winter squash and more.

Get up-close and personal with nature

Hot tub with ocean views at Lightwater Cove. Photo via Lightwater Cove

In every direction, Lightwater Cove offers direct access to some of the most breathtaking natural landscapes anywhere on the continent. Explore carefully cultivated botanical gardens and windswept beaches, while streams and waterfalls provide a placid soundtrack. Raise a toast to another perfect sunset, or wander deer trails and marvel at the majesty of Douglas fir and Arbutus trees. Have you ever tried crystal bathing? If not, Lightwater’s quartz-draped granite slab awaits you at the water’s edge.

Lightwater Cove welcomes solo travelers, couples and groups, and offers dedicated venues for weddings, family reunions and other special events. To learn more, visit Lightwater Cove Resort is a proud partner with Wellness Travel BC.