With fall right around the corner, make the most of the last month of summer by giving yourself the chance of winning an incredible stay on Vancouver Island!
This month we are excited to share a little slice of our Prestige heaven, the Prestige Oceanfront Resort Sooke. Tucked away from all our other properties, the resort is located on the ocean in the wonderful community of Sooke. A short forty-minute drive away from our province’s capital, Victoria, the Prestige Oceanfront Resort provides the ideal holiday vacation to get away from the business of life, and enjoy some relaxation on ‘island time.’
Vancouver Island is just a hop over from mainland B.C. but holds an abundance of beauty. Our resort is conveniently located in the quaint and relaxing community of Sooke, and with breathtaking waterfront views, the resort does not disappoint. Within our full-service resort, you’ll enjoy luxurious guestrooms, exceptional dining experiences, a world-class spa, and extraordinary hospitality. Located near unique local attractions, the resort is perfectly situated to inspire a truly West Coast experience.
We have thought of 5 different ways to make the most of your time at the resort:
1. Experience the resort
Whether it means having a sleep in and getting breakfast delivered to your waterfront balcony, stargazing by the fire pits in the courtyard, or searching for sea life at the pier, you can simply stay, and enjoy. Or maybe it’s making using the indoor swimming pool and hot tub, enjoying an exclusive dining experience at our on-site restaurants, or using our complimentary bikes to explore the area. You may find it difficult to leave the relaxing atmosphere and amazing views of the resort, but if you need to, read on to learn about some of the other amazing activities to do nearby.
2. Visit Sooke Potholes Provincial Park
The potholes are deep rock pools naturally carved into the bedrock. You can either walk high above the canyon walls and stop at the overlooks or walk on the banks by the water. You only need a few hours to wander around however, if the weather is nice, a picnic or a swim in the crystal clear water below is a popular option with locals. It is most certainly a refreshing experience and one of our all-time favourites!
3. Make a day trip along the West Coast
The West Coast of Vancouver Island makes for a beautiful day out. Highway 14 runs along the coast with a collection of beautiful beaches and hikes all the way through to Port Renfrew. You could hike a section of the Juan de Fuca Trail from Botanical Beach to China Beach or simply visit the beaches individually. Mystic Beach is another popular place to visit whereby the walk includes a suspension bridge, a swing rope on the beach and a lovely location to picnic by the ocean.
Another popular spot to visit is the unique tree canopy of Avatar Grove. It is home to the rare Douglas Fir and the Giant Red Cedar trees. The walk is relatively easy for all family members and provides spectacular shade for those warm days out. The size of these trees is incredible and a must-see while traveling on the West Coast.
Note: If you go, keep an eye out for “Canada’s Gnarliest Tree” — a whimsical knot of twisted cedar. A magical place to peace out and leave your real-world avatar behind.
On the way home, don’t forget to stop in at some of the beaches as mentioned above to wash off a sweaty hiking day.
4. Take on a local activity
Whether you are looking to zip line through a beautiful rainforest 45 meters above the air, take an exhilarating boat ride to go whale watching, or simply go on a relaxing kayak tour, there are many exciting activities suitable for all ages:
Adrena LINE Zipline Tours
5. Discover Sooke Artisan’s Community
The artisan community in Sooke has an impressively diverse collection. A popular day trip from the resort is to do a self-drive tour of the local artisan sites. We have populated a list of some of the amazing artisan activities available in and around Sooke:
With such a wide range of activities available form; sight-seeing, scuba diving, hiking, cycling, fishing, kayaking, whale watching, zip lining and so much more, Sooke is a scenic destination that you will find to be Greater Victoria’s best-kept secret. An ideal haven for relaxation and rejuvenation, you can’t go wrong with an escape to the Prestige Oceanfront Resort.
Check out our Prestige Adventurers experience in Sooke.
If this sounds like a short vacation or stay-cation you want to win, make sure to enter our competition this month to be in the running!
1. LIKE the photo labelled Prestige Property of the Month on our Instagram
2. FOLLOW @PrestigeResorts on Instagram
3. TAG a friend who you would like to join you
4. TAG as many friends as you want for additional entries. No limit
The greatest aspect about the competition is that we are running it across both our Instagram and Facebook platforms, so for an even greater chance of winning, visit both social media sites and REPEAT steps 1-4. The winner will be announced on the last day of each month.
Competition fine print: Transportation to and from the hotel is not included in the prize package. The prize is not transferable and must be used within 12 months from the draw date. The winner must still be following Prestige Hotels and Resorts at the time of the draw to be eligible, otherwise, a redraw will be performed until a winner is found.