Every room has a private ocean-view patio or balcony at this adult-oriented boutique resort in a tiny seaside village. Handmade furniture, handsome fireplaces, king beds topped with crisp Italian linens, and original local art decorate each of the clean-lined, earth-toned rooms. Slate-tiled bathrooms have jetted tubs and multihead showers, and shuttered windows bring ocean views to the tub. Handy to Butchart Gardens (a five-minute hop on the resort's water taxi) and to
local wineries, Brentwood Bay is known for the wine-based treatments at its lavish spa. The ocean-view restaurant and casual marine pub serve locally raised organic fare. Eco-cruises, kayak tours, and a dive center are among the many distractions.