Galiano Island is a beautiful, hidden oasis on the Gulf Islands, a really quick trip and nearby weekend getaway spot. With beautiful landscapes, and gorgeous, oceanfront views, the Island is a great place for leisure adventures, like hiking. Infused with art and culture, all over the Island, Galiano is the place to be for that laid back, easy living, feel of Island Life. Take a break from the city, slow down and relax in the atmosphere of award winning restaurants, peaceful moments and comforting quiet. We recommend a visit here, for a couple's vacation, drifting away from the ordinary, or an extended trip, spent reminiscing with a group of friends.
The naturalistic environment of the Island, gives an overall feeling of calm. In addition to the picturesque canvas, there is an abundance of vegetation and wildlife, awaiting your arrival. You can expect to be greeted, frequently, by the neighborly, residents of the Island; Don't worry, they don't bite.
And guess what else is here? The best resort-style accommodation imaginable on this Island, Galiano Oceanfront Inn & Spa. We love it because you are guaranteed to get there in less than one hour, and you don’t even need your car! When travelling with BC Ferries, you can arrive on the Island within 50 minutes, and from there, you can walk up to the resort in about five. Our favorite thing about it, is that you can take a float plane over, and arrive in ten minutes, flat. They also have a beautiful, boating dock at the resort, that gets year-round use. No wonder this place is being called “Spectacular!”
The Resort underwent new ownership in 2000, and updates and changes implemented over the 16 year time frame, include a focus on the resort’s surroundings. The inclusion of a Rose Garden and plentiful berries attract additional visitors to the resort, with ambient sounds echoing singing birds and rushing water, luring hikers in to find the nearby waterfall. As a Multiple, Award Winning Resort, the Oceanfront Inn is a perfect spot to host a wedding, and welcome your guests to all that the Island has to offer.
All stays at the resort are booked in Suites, and every guest receives an Ocean View! You can’t go wrong, when booking in at this place. Here’s a quick idea of what you can expect in a stay.
Oceanfront Villa Suites
These are the “regular” suites; however, the term is an understatement. Villa Suites come complete with King Beds, dining and kitchen areas. Step outside your patio doors because you also get your own, private balcony or terrace, off your room. What a charming, beautiful way to enjoy all of the bountiful nature of the resort, when you haven’t even left your room yet!
Extras that come as a part of your booking in the Villa Suites are an outdoor grill, for barbecuing, and an in suite wine fridge, for sipping in sunshine on your private patio.
Oceanfront Spa Suites
Everything you get in the Villa Suites is available in the Spa Suites; however, you get some extra upgrades when you book the first-rate finest. Additions to the Spa Suites allow for guests to be treated to the ultimate in relaxation, with jetted, hot tubs, a fireplace, and our favorite, hidden luxury, a murphy-Spa-Bed – Surprise! An added, extra special touch, that is always a really nice gift with stay, are the very special lavamenities, provided to guests from the Resort Spa. They have blackberry currant soap and shampoo, just a few, extra details that make you feel like an exceptionally, valued guest.
If that’s not enough, you can also experience fine dining in the resort restaurant. The restaurant is known for hosting delicious options for breakfast, rather than a buffet style morning, that comes standard with most hotels. The menu is ever changing and Sunday night specials include Prix Fixe Menus with a Prime Rib Special and a Seafood and Vegetarian option, as well.
You will also love it here, by night, as they have plenty of options for drinks. They do really fun cocktails and they have quite a few options for scotch. We like the wine list at the Inn because it as unique as the setting that you will find yourself in. Pair a variety of Island wines with your dinners, once you’ve found your winners.
Galliano Oceanfront Inn and Spa is a must do, for residents of Vancouver. They have taken the pleasure of providing you with a classy, outdoorsy experience that will contribute to the magic of your trip. That’s why we’ve chosen it as a nearby, luxury resort to escape to on the Island, and a great gift, for that special someone on your list.
Galiano Oceanfront Inn & Spa is located at, 134 Madrona Drive.
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Published by Jennica B.