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Pacific Sands Beach Resort, Tofino and Ucluelet

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Part beach house, part fully-serviced luxury accommodation, the Pacific Sands Beach Resort is an ocean front family-friendly hotel lovingly developed by the Pettinger family over a period of 40 years.  Its superb location just steps from tidal pools and soft sands places you in the heart of the wild, west coast of Vancouver Island. Whale watching, rainforest exploration and sea kayaking all await. All suites have a fully-equipped kitchen - ideal for a flexible holiday experience. Twice weekly BBQs are also on offer and the pretty seaside village of Tofino is just a short bike-ride away.

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  • rooms

    The hotel offers a wide range of suites and beach houses ranging from 520 to 1,400 square feet.  Accommodation ranges from one-bedroom suites comfortably sleeping four, to two bedroom Pacific Hot Tub Beach Houses sleeping six.

    With unobstructed views of Cox Bay and the mighty Pacific, all suites offer easy access to the beach, sprawling lawns and Gazebo BBQ's. Recently updated with contemporary comforts, enjoy surf-watching and sunsets or get a bird’s-eye view from the private outdoor patio.  Features include a fully equipped kitchen with dining area, living room with gas fireplace, entertainment centre and comfortable pullout sofa plus outdoor patio or deck.

  • facilities & activities

    Outdoor pursuits nearby include whale watching, sea kayaking, fishing, golf, winter storm watching and beachcombing.

    From May to October the hotel offers a fleet of adult and children’s bikes for rent by the half or full day. Helmets, bike locks and trail maps are included. With Tofino just minutes away on an easy paved path, this is a wonderful way to explore the local area, surely one of the most dramatic and scenic spots in the world.

    The hotel offers free Wi-Fi plus a guest computer in the lobby and a laundry.

    Although there is no Spa on site if you are seeking to spoil yourself head to the Ancient Cedars Spa at nearby Wickaninnish Inn where the treatment list is vast and several of the treatment rooms overlook the sea.

  • dining

    A twice weekly BBQ is held in July and August and the Beans on the Beach Espresso Bar is open from 8:00am-9:00pm daily offering speciality coffees, teas and hot chocolate, biscuits and snacks to set you up for the day.

    Each suite has a fully equipped kitchen, but the onsite Gourmet Pantry can supply additional kitchen gadgets for you to borrow during your stay.  If you don't feel like heading out or preparing a feast, the concierge can help with both simple basics to stock the fridge or gourmet options that require minimal preparation.

  • family

    Kids Camps run daily from 10:00 – 11:30am in July and August, offering activities from animal tracking, rainforest exploration and survival skills to sea otter and whale workshops. Children under five must be accompanied by an adult.

    S'mores roasts – complimentary fireside celebrations of everybody’s favourite marshmallow treat – run nightly excluding Wednesdays and Saturdays from 6:30pm to 7:30pm in the main Gazebo. Guests big and small are welcome to help themselves.

    Beach toys, games and puzzles and a DVD library are available for younger guests. You can even buy popcorn from the concierge to accompany a good film after a day on the beach exploring the Cox Bay tide pools!

    Families are spoilt for choice when it comes to accommodation with a wide range of suites and cottages to choose from dependent on how many bedrooms you are seeking. The option of self-catering is particularly budget friendly and offers great flexibility for families.

  • location

    Located beachfront on the spectacular Cox Bay on Vancouver Island, the resort sits on the edge of the Pacific Rim National Park. It is just a short, scenic drive away from Long Beach and the charming, seaside village of Tofino.

    The hotel can by reached by a 10-hour direct flight from the UK to Vancouver International Airport, followed by a 45-minute flight to Tofino and a short road transfer.

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