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Posted July 25, 2013 by Natasha Lees in Blogs
 
 

Stay At The Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort And Spa

“An Unforgettable Romantic Island Escape”

If you have been looking for a much-needed romantic escape from Vancouver and surrounding areas, make sure you book your next mini-break at the 4-star luxury Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa. At any time of the year this newly renovated luxury resort and spa offers couples the opportunity to drop everything they are doing, forget their stresses and worries at home and spend intimate quality time with each other in Victoria on Vancouver Island.

Situated on the breathtaking Inner Harbour of beautiful Victoria, the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa offers elegant first-class dining, award winning spa services, a fully-equipped health club and fitness facility, tennis and racquetball courts, as well as an indoor swimming pool. All of the guestrooms have been recently renovated and upgraded to provide every guest with ultimate comfort, space, convenience and luxury room amenities.

With 240 guestrooms spread throughout a recently renovated 8-story building, this resort and spa is perfect for any couples who are seeking romance and adventure away from the city of Vancouver. With its superb waterfront location and nearby access to Victoria’s Market Square, Chinatown, Bay Centre Mall and Bastion Square and with nightly views of Victoria’s lit-up Parliament buildings, this resort presents many opportunities for romantic strolls, sunsets and couple-friendly activities. The resort is also pet-friendly so you can definitely bring Fido or Fluffy along with you on your romantic escape! Check out the pet policy here.

When it comes to dining, LURE Restaurant, the resorts on-site restaurant will win you over not only with taste bud awakening cuisine, but with exceptional service, floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive waterfront views. As a seafood restaurant and lounge, LURE serves a warm breakfast daily, as well as lunch and dinner every day of the week. There is also a lounge area where you can sample delicious cocktails and enjoy live music entertainment. Offering a wide selection of culinary delights, dining at LURE Restaurant provides Delta Victoria guests with the opportunity to sample some of the finest local ingredients in an atmosphere that exudes casual elegance. If you are dining as a couple, then try to get a window view and gaze at each other by candle light.

Traveling to Victoria on business? The Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa guarantees that their business clientele have everything they need to conduct business as usual. From a 24-hour business centre, ample conference and meeting room space and high speed internet access to printers, fax services and complimentary Wi-Fi, there is no reason why you can’t perform daily business tasks while away from home. This also means that if you are taking your sweetheart along with you on a business trip, that you can get what you need to do, done in the morning hours and spend the rest of the time enjoying each other’s company. No excuses.

After a full day of Victoria fun and activity, you and your special someone might want to unwind and enjoy a little pampering. The resorts on-site spa and wellness centre can take care of any unwanted stress and you can even book a couples massage to enjoy an intimate experience. The spa offers an array of luxury spa treatments and services and the staff goes above and beyond to make your visit a special one.

For active couples staying at the resort, there are numerous opportunities to keep your adrenaline pumping. Play a competitive game of tennis or a heated game of racquetball with your love, go jogging on the waterfront boardwalk or burn off the calories from last night’s desert in the state-of-the-art fitness centre. You can always enjoy some down time in the pool and sauna afterwards or bask in the sun on the sun loungers.

Three Unique Highlights of the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa:

  • On-site luxury spa with couples massages, body wraps and rejuvenating facials to keep you and your love ultimately relaxed and pampered while you are away.
  • The opportunities for romance are endless with an elegant dining space, luxury rooms with premium bedding, rain showers, breathtaking views of the Inner Harbour and waterfront Victoria sunsets. Oh la la!
  • The ModeClub program featuring access to the exclusive Club Floor Lounge which includes a Continental Breakfast and Evening Appetizer service.

Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa Hotel Amenities Include:

  • Fitness centre
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Valet parking
  • Concierge services
  • Meeting and conference room space
  • Wedding packages and wedding coordination services
  • Romance packages available!
  • On-site LURE Restaurant
  • 24-hour business centre
  • Solarium pool
  • ModeClub program featuring access to the exclusive Club Floor Lounge featuring a Continental Breakfast and Evening Appetizer service
  • Signature club program and exclusive features
  • Sun terrace
  • Sauna
  • Spa and wellness centre (Enjoy a couples massage!)
  • Tennis courts
  • Racquetball/Squash courts
  • ‘Pure’ guestrooms for allergic guests who want to be free from room allergens
  • Smartphone checkout for those that need to bolt and who want to avoid lines at check-out
  • Pet-friendly services and rooms
  • And more!

 

Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa Room Amenities Include:

  • iPad audio systems
  • Walk-in shower or tub and hand-held shower
  • 6-foot long desks
  • Mini-bars
  • Flat screen TV’s
  • Telephone
  • Complimentary wireless internet access
  • Premium bedding (pillow-top mattresses and triple sheeting)
  • 24-hour room service
  • Turn-down service
  • Wheelchair accessible rooms
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Cooking and kitchen facilities in some rooms
  • Complimentary in-room coffee and tea
  • Robes and slippers
  • Ironing board and iron
  • Hairdryer
  • iPod/MP3/iPad clock radio system
  • Philosophy amenities
  • Make up mirror
  • Sanctuary bed
  • Air conditioning
  • Smart Desk TM with multiple connectivity docks
  • And more!

Our Romantic Escape At The Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa

Our stay at the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa was both an exceptional and unforgettable one and we will definitely return for another weekend of romance in the near future. Upon arrival we were greeted by a welcoming and cheery door staff and check-in at the front desk was smooth and educational. The front desk was extremely knowledgeable about the services offered by the hotel and explained everything in detail and answered any questions we had.

We were happy to hear our room would be on the 6th floor and included the ModeClub access on the 3rd floor which featured a daily continental breakfast and evening appetizers. It was convenient and quite a treat to be able to have a few hor d’oeuvres before dinner time and then wake up to a scrumptious selection of tasty muffins, pastries, fruits, cereals and more. Our room was lovely and perfect for a much needed break away together as a couple. The linens were rich in red and white which almost gave the room a Valentine’s Day feel and there were some fabulous in-room amenities.

As it was a weekend escape we arrived a bit late on the Friday evening and took a nice stroll along the waterfront before relaxing back in the room. I loved the bed pillows at the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort as they are the type of pillows you can just lay back, relax and sink into. For us, a weekend of romance also includes ultimate relaxation, so our room was cozy and ideal for what we were looking for.

The next morning we woke up to glorious views of Victoria’s Inner Harbour and sunshine and made our way down to the 3rd flood for breakfast treats and coffee. We sat on the outside patio while we ate and made sure we protected our food from the sneaky giant seagull that was perched nearby. A few other tourists weren’t so lucky and the sneaky seagull got away with a feast!

Victoria is the perfect place to escape with your love as there is so much to do and so many opportunities for intimate moments, fun and romance. Make sure you plan to visit in the summer where you can explore places like Thetis Lake and Goldstream Park like we did. Thetis Lake was a fabulous place to take your beach stuff and park or hike through hills, trees and rocks.

After a day of hiking hills, sun tanning and enjoying nature to the fullest we returned to the hotel to shower and relax a bit before our luxury couples massage that was booked for 4pm. When we arrived at the luxury spa we were given the standard health questionnaire that everyone fills out before any treatments are performed. We enjoyed some thirst-quenching cucumber water before meeting our masseuses.

My masseuse was Karl and he was very informative with how the experience would be before we started. I enjoyed propping the little hot stones underneath my sore shoulders as I laid on my stomach. My beau Shaun was next to me and undergoing his own introduction to the massage. It was a very relaxing and soothing experience and it was nice that Shaun and I could share such an intimate moment together.

I would recommend this treatment for couples in longer term relationships as dating couples may not be completely comfortable with being half naked under a towel together. But that depends on what type of couple you are doesn’t it?! After our 60 minute relaxing and rejuvenating massages we were escorted by our masseuses to the tranquil sitting room area once again and enjoyed some chocolate covered strawberries that were laid out for us and more refreshing cucumber water. It is definitely a romantic ‘must-do’ when you stay at the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa. Your body and mind will thank you for it!

We then head up to the 3rd floor ModeClub and enjoyed a few tasty evening appetizers like chicken wings, mini sausage rolls, egg rolls and more. There were a selection of complimentary pops and alcoholic drinks available to purchase. These tasty little morsels definitely filled our hunger gap before getting ready for dinner.

We were so relaxed after our massages that we wanted to just absorb the sensation and requested that our dinner reservation be moved to 8:30pm instead of 7:30pm which ended up being fine with the restaurant.

Lure Restaurant is located on-site and just off the main lobby and also has a lounge area if you want to sip cocktails with your love. We made our way down to the restaurant and just loved the way we were greeted and cared for by our server. We were given a beautiful table that offered phenomenal views of the Inner Harbour and parliament buildings. I wish I remembered our server’s name, but the introduction went pretty fast and onto the specials so I missed it. She was lovely and explained every appetizer and main to us, including specials that weren’t featured on the main menu. Every time she came up when we were holding hands and doing that “gaze into each other’s eyes” thing, she said, ‘I just don’t want to interrupt this!’ She was a sweetheart.

As for drinks, I enjoyed a fruity refreshing spritzer-like non-alcoholic cocktail called Aseer and Shaun decided on a pale ale of some sorts. Lure Restaurant also offers a gluten-free menu for any of you gluten allergy sufferers out there and a menu designed especially for hungry kids. When it came to appetizers we thought we would try the Cajun Spiced Fried Calamari with cilantro chili aioli, Fried Rock Crab Cakes with ancho chili vinaigrette, sweet corn salsa, jicama slaw and fennel, as well as the Smoked Salmon Bruschetta. I am not a big fan of anything smoked so avoided the Salmon Bruschetta, but Shaun gobbled it up! The Fried Rock Crab Cakes were very tasty with the sweet corn salsa and met our hunger needs where appetizers were concerned. I believe the Cajun Spiced Fried Calamari needed a bit more Cajun, but I am a die-hard spice lover and may have a different spice requirement than other guests.

Our waitress explained a variety of main dishes to us and even a few off the menu such as Baby Back Ribs with a corn and bacon mash mix which I tried and loved, but cannot explain in detail. Shaun went for the Baby Back Ribs and I decided on the Grilled Pork Tenderloin with fresh tagliatteli, cambozola cream, pine nuts and apricot-carrot chutney. Our server mentioned to me that it was a pasta dish and that if I didn’t like the pasta part of it I could alter the dish to suit my dining needs. I thought that was quite unique as many chefs do not always want to change their signature dishes. Instead of the pasta I received a lovely plate of pork tenderloin, fresh steamed vegetables and tasty butter crusted potatoes.

We were getting to the point of being full because we sampled three appetizers and gobbled up our mains, but we kept strong and decided to try a decadent dessert. I ended up having a flambé banana dessert with vanilla wafers, butter toast ice cream, genuine honeycomb and more. I was delighted and this was recommended by our server as it was a special for the night. Anything tropical works for this gals palate. Shaun decided on the Caramelized Lemon Tart with Italian meringue and blueberry-thyme compote which he enjoyed and savoured.

Our dining experience at Lure Restaurant was a night to remember, not only for the mouth-watering cuisine and friendly staff, but for the romantic ambiance it offers. Returning to our room on the 6th floor, we put our feet up and watched some local TV shows only to fall into a deep slumber with relaxed tense-free bodies, satisfied tummies and a general Delta glow.

 

My Final Thoughts

Our stay at the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa is perfect for any couple that really wants to run away into the sunset together, enjoy intimate moments and luxury spa treatments, eat chocolate and sip fine wine in one of the most beautiful destinations in British Columbia. This resort and spa could also be the solution to any of you couples that need to spice up your love life or re-connect, so don’t hesitate to plan a visit.

If you are dying to get away from the city and escape the daily grind, book a weekend stay at this luxury 4-star resort and spa and never look back. I will always remember to recommend this Victoria vacation resort and city escape to couples I know that may be in need of some genuine intimate time away together.

Where?

Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort & Spa

45 Songhees Road
Victoria, British ColumbiaV9A 6T3 Canada

Phone: 250-360-2999
Fax: 250-360-1041

Toll Free Reservations 1-888-890-3222

Website: https://www.deltahotels.com/Hotels/Delta-Victoria-Ocean-Pointe-Resort-Spa

**A special thank you to Nicole Mackinnon, Director of Sales and Marketing,  for arranging our stay at the luxury Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa, as well as a kind thank you to the staff within the spa, (my masseuse Karl!) and the Chef and team at Lure Restaurant.**


Natasha Lees

 
Natasha Lees
Natasha Lees is a dedicated and professional travel copywriter with over 16 years of experience in the travel and tourism industry. Some of her past and current roles include the New York Times travel channel on About.com, Trivago, Sunwing Vacation Group, WeddingVacations.com, Mastercard Caribbean, Princess Cruises, CanadaTravels.com, Escapes.ca and a variety of other worldwide travel media resources.