Travel Sweet Spots: Poets Cove Resort and Spa

When we’re craving a getaway from the everyday, our mind wanders over to South Pender Island’s luxe Poets Cove Resort and Spa tucked away in Bidwell Harbour. 

This stunning retreat offers hard-working young professionals the perfect opportunity to completely unplug amidst some of the Gulf Islands’ most stunning natural surroundings. Regardless of season, South Pender Island offers visitors something special; during this time of year, young professionals can expect to secure great savings. It’s also Fido-friendly, just call ahead to request

Getting to Poets Cove is as easy as hopping aboard BC Ferries or booking a flight with Harbour Air Seaplanes – they’ll have you on the docks and ready to begin your getaway weekend in about 30 minutes. To check rates and schedules, click here, and be sure to watch for last-minute special offers.

Poets Cove is a boutique-style hotel with 22 well-appointed lodge rooms, as well as individual cottages and villas, offering incredible views of the coastal landscape and nature. You’ll want to pack lots of books and magazines, as each room features its own fireplace to curl up next to, as well as soaker tubs.

Looking for more ways to relax? Reserve a massage or treatment at their spacious Susurrus Spa and enjoy an ocean view steam before heading back to your room to refresh.

Looking for a bit of action? There are plenty of trails easily accessed from the resort – perfect for a leisurely hike or run year-round. Stretch your legs with a trek up to Mt. Norman, or down to the Beaumont Marine Park. Poets Cove also offers kayak and canoe rentals, as well as tours, and houses a fitness centre to ensure you don’t miss a training session.

Having worked up an appetite, hunker down to some island-style comfort food at the resort’s Syrens Bistro or take in the view and satisfy your hunger at the slightly more formal Aurora Restaurant.

Do a little bit of stargazing and enjoy the resort’s heated outdoor pool and hot tub as you relax after a long day. Rinse and repeat!

Photo courtesy Poets Cove