Healing Grounds Spa
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort
Tofino, BC, Canada
What can you tell us about your luxury spa?
The Healing Grounds Spa at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is located in a remote, lush rainforest setting on the wild west coast of Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Guests enjoy luxurious and restorative treatments for body, mind and soul as they soak in the healing energy of the ages. A variety of popular and innovative massages and treatments are offered, including Thai, Amma and hot stone, energy work, toning facial and body treatments, and nail care, as well as well as indoor and outdoor yoga and meditation classes.
The Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, a Relais & Châteaux all-inclusive eco-safari resort destination located near Tofino, is accessible only by seaplane, helicopter or boat. The resort offers guests a truly remote, refined and remarkable wilderness retreat amidst one of the last remaining ancient temperate rainforests in the world.
Fashioned after turn-of-the-century great camps, Clayoquot features 25 white canvas prospector-style tents, each richly appointed with luxurious comforts including cast iron stoves, ensuite bathrooms with heated floors, private outdoor showers, antique furnishings and opulent linens.
What makes you unique?
The spa’s ultra-private location in the heart of a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve is unparalleled. It sits on a breathtaking perch at the very edge of the estuary, where the Bedwell River spills into the Pacific Ocean. Guests can enjoy massage treatments in the waterfront tent, and outdoor yoga classes looking out over one of the most diverse natural environments in the world, where bears, eagles, blue herons, otters, and seals go about their business on the foreshore. The spacious outdoor lounge offers a chance to truly slow down and soak in the sights and sounds of the surrounding landscape.
What do you recommend as the ultimate treatment?
The ultimate treatment is the Wild Wellness Signature Package. This treatment begins with a yoga and/or meditation session, followed by a 60-minute aroma massage, 30-minute foot massage, and a 60- minute hydrating facial. Pure bliss.
What other amenities can your guests enjoy?
In addition to the spa’s menu of restorative and rejuvenating treatments, guests can enjoy the cedar hot tubs and a cold plunge tub, wood-fired saunas, state-of-the-art Technogym, indoor and outdoor yoga spaces, tranquil outdoor lounge space and miles of waterfront walking and running paths.
Any insider tips
Guests are encouraged to take a peaceful walk through the rainforest and enjoy the spa’s saunas and outdoor lounge space before receiving their restorative treatments.
For dining options, guests can also enjoy artfully prepared coastal gourmet cuisine. Modern Coastal Cuisine best describes the signature elegance of the culinary program, led by renowned Executive Chef Michael Pataran and his extraordinary team of Relais & Châteaux class artisan chefs. Cuisine is fine, luxurious, storied and comforting – rooted in sustainably foraged and harvested ingredients, 100% of which is sourced locally from British Columbia. Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is a member of the Ocean Wise® program, which guarantees that all seafood on the menu is local and sustainably harvested.
Guests can also take part in an impressive menu of marine and land-based adventures including whale and bear watching, horseback riding, fishing, kayaking, yoga and heli-adventures. Truly an escape to the heart of the wild, in the lap of luxury.