Fodor's Expert Review Pacific Sands Beach Resort

1421 Pacific Rim Hwy., Tofino, British Columbia, V0R 2Z0, Canada

On 45 acres of lawn and forest along Cox Bay, Tofino's only all-suite resort underwent a $10-million expansion in 2018 and offers a range of lodge rooms, waterfront suites, and beach villas, all with full kitchens, fireplaces, and private ocean-view decks or patios just steps from the beach, plus the four-bedroom Sunset House at Rosie Bay. The bay is a magnet for surfers (though it's not safe for swimming), and the adjacent forest is a nature lover's paradise. On-site dining is available at Surfside Grill and provisions can be found at the Gourmet Pantry. There's the obligatory rain gear for storm-watching and walking, plus bike rentals and, unique in Tofino, a range of kids' programs in summer. The front-desk staff will help organize eco-adventure outings.


  • On prime beachfront
  • Good family destination
  • Every room is a suite


  • No ocean swimming
  • Some suites are on the small side
  • No pool




Phones: 800-565–2322 | 250-725–3322


120 suites, one 4-bedroom house
Rate Includes: No Meals

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