A 22-acre resort situated on Rathtrevor Beach (which extends north into a provincial park), Tigh-Na-Mara's name means "house by the sea" in Gaelic. The 192 rooms, suites, and cabins are all log constructions with wireless Internet; many also have fireplaces and waterfront views. The on-site spa boasts a stone grotto-like mineral pool with a two-story waterfall, and treatments utilize natural and local ingredients, such as Vancouver Island seaweed and Pacific sea salt. Kids enjoy the warm ocean water and indoor pool. West Coast cuisine is served in the Cedar Dining Room, while the Cooper Lounge is known for its British Columbian wines.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.