Ocean Sands Resort - Vancouver Island, BC

Three- or Seven-Night Stay at Ocean Sands Resort in Parksville, British Columbia

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Bayside Condos Overlooking Sunshine Coast Mountains

Just outside Ocean Sands Resort, you can see 3 miles of open sand at Rathtrevor Beach, the waters of the Strait of Georgia, and the Sunshine Coast Mountains. Nearly everywhere you go in the resort, too, you're reminded of the outdoor landscape: the dining-room tables, for instance, are set beneath large windows that look out on the glassy sea. Even the rooms themselves are painted with the dramatic colors of the world outside: the pinks of sunset skies, deep purples of the rocky archipelagos, and the golden sand of the beach.

The rooms have a balcony or patio that overlooks the bay and mountains; the rooms also have easy access to a ramp that leads to the beach. Each studio and two-bedroom condo is individually decorated. Unit 216 has two bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and plush brown couches circling a stone fireplace. Meanwhile, on the ground floor, unit 310A has a studio layout and a jacuzzi tub in one corner.

Nearby, the resort also has its own indoor hot tub, and a sauna.

Parksville, British Columbia: Mountain Landscape Across the Bay from Vancouver

Parksville lies on Vancouver Island’s eastern shores, just across the bay from Vancouver. The community is known for its spectacular mountains, lakes, and beaches that stretch for a mile wide. The golden, hard-packed sand is ideal for sand-castle building; each year the city hosts a sand-sculpting competition, where artists carve their masterpieces over the course of three days.

Giant douglas firs line Cathedral Grove in MacMillan Provincial Park, some of them standing at more than 250 feet (75 m) tall and more than 29 feet (9 m) in circumference.

It’s easy to make a day trip to Vancouver from Parksville. Ferries pick up visitors in Nanaimo, about a 30-minute drive south.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Stay at Ocean Sands Resort

  • Option 1: C$181 for three nights in an ocean studio (up to a C$306 value)
  • Option 2: C$297 for three nights in a two-bedroom condo (up to a C$612 value)
  • Option 3: C$299 for seven nights in an ocean studio (up to a C$714 value)
  • Option 4: C$489 for seven nights in a two-bedroom condo (up to a C$1,428 value)

Book by: 11/11/12
Travel by: 12/20/12

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Indoor hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground
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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 11/11/12 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 12/20/12
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $25 fee
  • 72-hour cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Valid for Two Bedroom Condo or Ocean Studio
  • 14.24% tax not included
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

In All Included Rooms:

  • Large patio overlooking the ocean and mountains
  • Gas fireplace
  • Cable TV

Ocean Studio

  • Queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
  • 450 square feet

Two-Bedroom Condo

  • One king bed and one queen bed or one queen bed and two single beds
  • Standard occupancy: 4
  • Maximum occupancy: 6
  • Adding occupants above standard: C$10 per night for each additional guest
  • 850 square feet
  • Fully equipped kitchen with fridge, stove, dishwasher, and microwave

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • By plane: 29 miles (46 km) from Nanaimo Airport (YCD)
  • By car: About 75 miles (114 km) west of Vancouver (via car and ferry)
  • By ferry: About 50 minutes by car from Departure Bay Ferry Terminal; about 55 minutes by car from Duke Point Ferry Terminal

Traveler's Tips

  • Before international travel, always check the State Department's website for important info on the destination and its entry/exit requirements.

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