Just five-kilometres away from Tofino on Vancouver Island lies the Relais & Châteaux Wickaninnish Inn. Perched on the edge of Chesterman Beach in front of the Pacific Ocean and on a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, this delightful bolthole oozes charm and character, where the natural wood, stone and glass décor evokes a true sense of warmth and calm. What we love most about this property is the friendly and knowledgeable staff, the award-winning regional cuisine at the Pointe Restaurant (which offers a 240-degree view of the Pacific Ocean), the tranquil destination spa, impeccable service, attention to detail and the infinite array of experiences available. Activities range from: deep-sea and freshwater fishing, bear and whale excursions, surfing (Tofino is known for being one of the best surf spots) and sea kayaking to studio and gallery tours. This really is the perfect place to stay if you are looking for a nature lover’s paradise, a romantic trip away or to disconnect from the chaos of modern life.