The Sunshine Coast is a spectacular 180 kilometre stretch in the south western coast of British Columbia. From Vancouver, it is only a short and scenic 40 minute ferry ride away. The abundant sunshine, the scenic coast and friendly people attract outdoor enthusiasts and a creative mix of artists and musicians to this region. The Sunshine Coast has a growing population of over 27,000 people.
I stepped into a pristine realm of natural beauty as I walked through the Japanese Garden entrance of the resort to get to my luxurious tent house suite. The boardwalk nestled between the Arbutus trees had a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean. I noticed there were tent houses sparsely scattered on a rocky bluff with soothing waves that lapped against the rocks. All my senses were captivated by the sight, sound and smell of my surroundings.
I entered into my tranquil haven. My tent house was bright, spacious and elegantly yet simply designed with a combination of a Japanese and west coast flare. There was an inviting king-size bed in the middle of my tent house. For those romantic candlelight evenings, there is an 8-foot thermo massage and chromo therapy soaker tub for two people, no more trying to squeeze your partner in with your knees sticking out of the water. From my tub, I watched the sun set and night settle in. I stepped out of the tub onto a heated floor and into a plushy robe. To top it off, I ordered room service and ate in front of the fireplace.
I woke up to my rainforest shower with a spectacular view of the ocean. Who needs caffeine, if you wake up to this every morning? I stepped out onto the patio deck and lounged on the patio furniture. I felt like I was the only person here at the resort since all the other tent houses were so far apart from each other. The exterior of the tent houses are made of canvas, the doors and bottom frames are made of wood and the room dividers are made from translucent Japanese rice paper. There were lots of books, magazines and games available in the personal library. They purposely left out the television as they wanted people to connect with nature and each other.
In the afternoon I had a special treat of having a masseuse come to my room and give me a private massage on my patio deck. Even the camera in front of my face didn’t distract me one bit from my relaxing Rockwater Signature Massage. I loved how they were able to offer these luxurious perks in a natural setting with beautiful accommodations. This was sheer bliss and the quintessential romantic getaway.
5356 Ole's Cove Road
Halfmoon Bay, BC, Canada, V0N 1Y2
Tel. 1-877-296-4593 / 604 885-7038