Best Spa Day Review at Tigh-Na-Mara

A day spa getaway destination can be embraced at any age or stage in life. We recommend it! On a recent trip to Tigh-Na-Mara Resort Spa, the healing power of water was on the menu! This tranquil, oceanfront resort spa, located in beautiful Parksville, BC. offers world class services and the ocean-side location is outstanding. To celebrate the birthday of our Roving Spa Guy, John, we were treated to a spectacular spa day.


The morning started off with a short drive in the glorious West Coast sunshine. Following instructions from the spa staff, to allow an hour or so to enjoy the Grotto Pool, before our actual spa treatments commenced, we arrived by mid-morning. The friendly and courteous staff greeted us and took us on a tour of the prestigious spa facilities. Besides showing us the spacious and luxurious change rooms and showers, we were given helpful tips on how to achieve the most benefits from the mineral pool.

The beautiful Grotto Pool at Tigh-na-Mara emulates an atmosphere of being in the midst of a tropical island cave. Immersed in this innovative design, we were transported to a peaceful place complete with water falls, and refreshing rain drop feature, tranquility reigns here.

The water in the pool is treated with beneficial minerals shipped in from Sarvar, a spa town in Hungary famous for its healing waters and medicinal salts. Tigh-Na-Mara adds the salts to the water right here in Canada. These natural minerals and trace elements detoxify the body and rejuvenate the spirit as we discovered when we experienced a soothing dip in the Mineral Pool.

Once we were totally relaxed, having soaked in the pool for about 15 minutes, we took time to enjoy the ambience of the spa guest lounge. Sipping on specialty herbal tea and nibbling on delicious fresh fruit we waited to transition from pool therapy to spa treatment room. Next time we will allow enough time to partake of the endless tapas served in the delightful Treetop Tapas and Grill Room. Or perhaps, even stay overnight in one of the custom cabins available for overnight guests.

The day spa getaway included a Glacial Clay Body Wrap treatment. Cocooned and wrapped in warm thermal layers, while the therapeutic clay and seaweed penetrated the skin was simply blissful. This soothing treatment is designed to naturally, yet effectively detoxify the body. The additional benefits of a hydrating facial gel masque while being wrapped is amazing. Once the product is rinsed off in the shower, a rich full body lotion application resulted smooth, supple, healthy looking skin.

All in all, a fabulous day spa getaway that we cannot wait to repeat as soon as possible! Our Best Day Spa Review gives it a 10 out of 10 in our opinion for this Canadian Spa Destination.