Luxury: Sonora Resort and Spa
Located amongst the Discovery Islands of the Pacifc West coast of Canada, separated from Vancouver Island by the Yakulta Rapids, sits the Sonora Resort and Spa. This property has just followed up its 2011 award for best luxury hotel in Canada with a swag of accolades in the recent 2012 Tripadvisor.com Travellers Choice Awards being in the Top 25 hotels in Canada, as well as in the Relaxation and Spa and Best Service categories.This 5 star all inclusive resort is a member of the acclaimed Relais and Chateau group of hotels and restaurants and may just be the ultimate combination of adventure and relaxation.
Sonora is ideally located in Canada’s famous Inside Passage, home to some of the richest salmon-filled waters as well as acces to fly fishing and a well stocked trout pond. The resort offers guided eco tours by boat and sea kayaking allowing close-up views of grizzly bears, orcas, sea lions and dolphins. Hiking trails and an 18 hole golf course are located nearby. If this sounds like far too much effort you can relax in hot mineral pools with stunning vistas over the Pacific.
As expected with a resort of this calibre there is an onsite spa. Our good friends at SpaIndex.com inform us that The Island Currents Spa at the resort has 6 treatment rooms, hydrotherapy tubs, and a manicure and pedicure room offering a large variety of treatments. The resort has a number of lodges available for those travelling in larger groups as well as “standard” rooms starting from around CAD$350 per night. The Sonora kitchen under executive chef Terry Pichor serves up gourmet delicacies with the food being such a highlight that a cookbook has had to be made available.
50 minute helicopter transfers for up to 15 passengers to are available from Vancouver. Private Charters and scenic tours of nearby glaciers can also be arranged. Water Taxi transportation is also available from Campbell River’s Discovery Harbour Marina, which takes a little over an hour offering views of beautiful scenery that cruise ship passengers pay dearly to see.
For more information and bookings visit the website here