Fodor's Expert Review Galiano Oceanfront Inn & Spa

134 Madrona Dr., Galiano Island, British Columbia, V0N 1P0, Canada Fodor's Choice

Just a block from the ferry and local shops, this inviting waterfront retreat on Sturdies Bay, which has both a nice restaurant and great spa, is an ideal spot for a car-free vacation. A yoga suite overlooking a meditation garden, seaside massages, and a mineral flotation bath are among the serenity-inducing highlights. The one-bedroom suites have full kitchens and covered sea-view balconies with jetted tubs, outdoor fireplaces, and barbecue grills. Rooms have hidden massage tables that fold away out of sight. The oceanfront restaurant serves fine locally sourced fare; summer brings alfresco dining and wood-fired pizzas on a Tuscan-style patio. Blackberry vinotherapy massages, wild BC seaweed scrubs, vanilla chai latte couples massages, and blueberry-smoothie wraps are among the Madrona del Mar Spa's innovative treatments. Step into the lobby to see the Kunamokst Mural, made up of nearly 200 individual paintings by local and international artists. Smart cars are available on-site for exploring the island.

PROS

  • staff pick you up at the ferry
  • lovely spa
  • quiet environment

CONS

  • no pool
  • no hot tub
  • no fitness center

QUICK FACTS

Resort
RomanticViews
Intimate
Beachfront
Design
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 250-539–3388 | 877-530–3939

HOTEL DETAILS

10 rooms, 10 suites
Rate Includes: No Meals, Credit cards accepted

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