Last day to enter Ocean Village Resort Contest and 10 reasons why you should
2. Cute and affordable
"This cute, affordable beachfront location was just what we needed for a night in Tofino. I had never even heard of Tofino before last month and now I am planning a return trip. This was a super place to stay and watch the storms. Beach-combing here and at nearby beaches was excellent. We really enjoyed the kitchenette, the bed and bath. A great place to hang your raincoat while visiting one of the best places on Vancouver Island," Dodgergir said.
"No Starfish were harmed in the making of this picture..." – Ocean Village Resort
3. Excellent value
"Took a last minute trip to Tofino with the kids and was very happy with the studio suite that we booked. We loved the pool and hot tub. I have worked and stayed at the highest-end hotel in Tofino, but sometimes it's nice to stay somewhere a little more casual, especially with two young boys. Excellant value, and would totally come back," westcoast wrote.
4. Morning walks and coffee on the beach
"Just ending a girl-trip to Vancouver Island and Tofino and Ocean Village was the highlight of our trip. Our cottage was a corner-unit right on beautiful McKenzie Beach. We rented a two-bedroom cabin that sleeps six. There were four of us and it was super comfy. Stocking up on groceries at the co-op in Tofino was an easy five-minute drive from the cottage. We cooked great meals and enjoyed relaxing in lounge chairs, rented stand-up paddle boards from a place down the street and enjoyed morning walks and coffee on the beach. There's also a short but nice trail that takes off from the north side of the beach. We loved our stay and wished it would have lasted at least a week," aprildon6 shared.
"We stayed in a two-level cabin with our family and loved it. Loved the rustic feel, the location on the water, and the staff were great too. I highly recommend it to anyone who wants a nice place on the beach that's not too expensive. It's family friendly too," marz2008 said.
6. Informative office staff
"The office staff were very friendly when we arrived and took the time to tell us about all the things to do in Tofino. We stayed in the Garden View Suite, and it was newly renovated. Right down to brand new dishes. Even though it wasn't right on the ocean, our room was bright and spacious with a kitchenette and a flat screen TV. They have go-carts for the kids to rent and zip around the resort. They supply all the shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and coffee you like. The ocean view is amazing. Especially the sunset.
We had a wonderful stay and I would definitely recommend this resort," miloandte added.
7. Close to downtown
"It's on MacKenzie Beach, which is not too big... great for walks along the beach, and for kids playing. There is a nice spot to walk to in low tide with lots of sea life. It is close to downtown Tofino (about a 10 min car ride), and there is a coffee shop and market and surf rental complex right next door. We loved our visit, and hope to come back again –– we would stay here again," ak22 said.
8. Connection to nature
"What's not to love about a gorgeous sand beach mere feet away from your front door? Lots to do and see within minutes drive, and I even played a few rounds of golf at the Tofino course, which is a nice, full length, nine-hole course. But remember to bring bug spray if you're going to play.
The lack of TV, radio and phones are great if you're looking to 'switch off' for a few days. But if need be there is WiFi, which during the NHL play offs is nice to be able to listen to a game while sitting on the sun chairs overlooking the water," RiverCity commented.
"2010 has been a record year in Tofino for Grey Whales. Check out this guy pretty much swimming through a rainbow." – Ocean Village Resort
9. Free kites, bikes, books for guests
"This resort exceeded our expectations. The beach location is amazing. The resort also has a beautiful indoor salt water swimming pool and also offers the free use of sand toys, kites, balls, books, etc. for guests of the resort. Sand bikes are also available to rent for $15 per half day or $25 per day and were really fun for zooming up and down the beach (and around the resort roadways as well). We rented a couple of them one morning and had so much fun," Journeywi said.
10. Quiet contemplation
"I don’t think I can recall a place that was so personally inspiring and motivating. Ocean Village is one of the few places that makes you contemplate the important things in life. It’s hard to explain and you have to personally experience it to understand. The feeling that takes over when it’s just you standing on the beach, watching the waves roll in is unexplainable. The simple yet fantastic resort cleans your mind and your soul. There are beautiful hikes, walks on the beach, wildlife and peace at your front door. The air at Ocean Village is different. It lets you breathe again," JennyMagg said.
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