On our 2nd and 3rd night, we stayed at the upscale, five-acre Painted Boat Resort Spa & Marina featuring 31 spacious, 2-bedroom villas in the friendly town of Madiera Park within Pender Harbour. The villas were spacious and complete. They have everything you need for a short weekend or a longer retreat – every villa furnished with a large patio, a BBQ, two large bedrooms and a kitchen. Not only do they have an on-site spa with a full menu, there’s also a full fitness facility and infinity pool overlooking the ocean. Kayaks, paddleboards available onsite as are small boats you’ll want to book out to drive around the countless inlets.
After speaking to a few local B&B owners, I found out that the Painted Boat’s restaurant to be an institution and everyone’s favorite fine-dining restaurant, and I could understand why! Every dish was prepared with the utmost attention and the freshest ingredients. We loved every dish!
What we loved? Everything! Location, coziness, ocean-front views, the beautiful grounds and all the services and amenities available on-site. We loved it so much we’re planning a summer stay with our family from Hong Kong for 2015!
Need to knows
– There is on-site moorage for those bringing their boat to the Painted Boat. It appears to be around 90km from Vancouver or 3-4 hrs depending on your boat.
– Villas are also available for partial ownership for those looking for a home away from home
– There are only 33 villas so make sure you book in advance especially for longer stays on the weekends. They host around 40 weddings in the summer and the villas get booked up quickly!