I have recently discovered the most lovely surprise, The Black Rock Oceanfront Resort, nestled upon the coast of remote Ucluelet, BC.
After staying there for a few days, I definitely recommend this as a couples retreat away from the hustle and the bustle of our busy lives.
After a long ferry ride and drive to the resort, we arrived to find it both stylish and comfortable on all levels. Our room was furnished with modern fixtures, a bathtub built for two (leave the kids at home), a large glass shower and most importantly, crystal wineglasses! The wineglasses sealed the deal for me as we were able to pour our wine into a real glass, sit down in front of the balcony (too cold to be outside in December) and relax watching the waves crash onto the rocky shore for hours until we realized it was time for dinner.
For dinner we chose to remain in Float lounge and try an array of appetizers along with a sampling of wine and perhaps a martini or two to accompany them. At this point, words leave me. We tasted perhaps some of the finest food we have ever tasted, and found ourselves ordering dish after dish as we could not believe that everything we ordered could possibly reach our rather high standards for flavour, presentation and originality. You would be remiss to not try the BBQ Buffalo "Fingers" accompanied with red onion marmalade and/or the Ginger Marinated Albacore Tuna, both perfectly suited for two people to share.
All in all, it was a fabulous experience and one I would denitely recommend. When booking, upgrade to the romance package, and upon your arrival discover a beautiful array of melt-in- your mouth sweets along with a bottle of B.C. Ice Wine placed in your room. FYI, wines are also available to purchase in your room at a reasonable price, which is quite lovely.
One warning though, if you are not an early riser you may want to bring a sleep mask. The sunrise is breathtaking even through the blinds, but not for those of us who wish to sleep in...