Rockwater Secret Cove Resort
Sunshine Coast, British Columbia
Nestled on the waters edge on British Columbia's beautiful Sunshine Coast, Rockwater Secret Cove Resort offers a welcome respite from city life and the chance to relax and unwind in a wonderfully romantic setting off the beaten track
At a Glance
A romantic getaway just a couple of hours north of Vancouver
Stay in romantic luxury Tenthouse Suites with stunning water views
Perfect for those who enjoy the outdoors with hiking, biking, kayaking and yoga the most popular activities
Enjoy an outdoor massage in their "Spa Without Walls"
A great base to explore the Sunshine Coast
When visiting the Rockwater Spa in the summer and early fall, you can experience massage outdoors in one of their two 'Spa Without Walls'. These spa-tents are located on a bluff overlooking the ocean where you can hear the breeze and the ocean while receiving a healing massageAnna Bleasdale
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To start planning your vacation to Rockwater Secret Cove Resort
A scenic 2 hour drive or 30 minute floatplane journey brings you to Secret Cove. Often overlooked, this beautiful corner of British Columbia is a perfect addition to a city break in Vancouver, with plenty of opportunity to get out into the open air.
Set right on the water, guests have the opportunity to take to the water by kayak to explore on their own or take one of the shuttles across to nearby Thormanby Island where there is a wonderful stretch of beach, perfect for exploring the miles of shoreline for the day.
Secret Cove is also perfect for hiking and biking, with miles of trails taking you through arbutus forest, pine and moss forests, and dense rain forest. View the dramatic tidal flow of Skookumchuck Narrows if passing at the right time. Ask the resort to pack you a gourmet picnic and make a day of it.
If all this seems a little energetic, the resort is the perfect place to just relax and unwind with a wonderful spa, complete with indoor and outdoor treatment areas nestled into the forest. During the colder months, the winter spa tent is a wonderfully cozy environment with roaring log fires and heated slate floors. Private and group yoga classes are also available for additional charge.
The restaurant at Rockwater Secret Cove offers a relaxed fine dining experience, taking advantage of the finest local ingredients from the Sunshine Coast to tantalise the taste buds. For those who wish to explore beyond the resort, there are other restaurant options close by.
The accommodation at the resort is split into two halves. The main resort rooms and cabins are simple in style, offering home comforts close to the heart of the property.
The real treat and our recommendation for your stay is the Tent House Suites. Set away from the main part of the resort along a meandering boardwalk through the forest, they offer plenty of privacy and wonderful views. Each also offers a private veranda perfect for star gazing, an indulgent deep soaking tub and fireplace, surely the ultimate in romantic getaways.
The resort offers a choice of lodge rooms and suites, one to three bedroom cabins or the stunning Tenthouse Suites which are exclusively reserved for couples.
Each of the 13 Tenthouse Suites offers endless views of the Pacific Ocean and feature slate floors, luxurious hydrotherapy bathtubs, pillow top king size beds, fireplace and a private verandah.
Children are accepted in the lodge rooms, suites and cabins only.
Outdoor pool (seasonal), outdoor viewing decks, Horseshoes, Bocce Ball, Beach Volley Ball, Croquet, Rockwater Spa, restaurant, Zen Garden, beach
The activities concierge can organize yoga classes, bike hire, hiking, water shuttle to Thormanby Island and kayaking. Diving, golf, fishing and horse riding are all available close by
Location & Directions
Sunshine Coast, British Columbia
Rockwater Secret Cove Resort is located on Oles Cove Road in Halfmoon Bay. On the Sunshine Coast, north of Vancouver in British Columbia.
When to go
The resort is open year round.
BC’s varied climate is influenced by latitude, elevation and ocean proximity but it’s generally warmer in the south and cooler in the north. Winters are mild in Vancouver and Victoria, with only brief snowfalls, while other regions – especially the north and the interior – are subject to freezing temperatures and heavy snow from November to March.
Spring and fall are often warm and pleasant but rainfall can be heavy, particularly on the coast. Summers (June to September) are mostly dry and sunny with warm temperatures, but the interior is hot in July and August, with temperatures surpassing 30°C