If you’re trying to find an excellent spot to host a relaxing romantic weekend, or if you want to charm your mother or mother in law with a trip to a gorgeous country estate in one of the world’s most tranquil settings, look no farther than Canada’s Salt Spring Island!
This gorgeous island is part of the Gulf Islands off the coast of British Columbia on Canada’s Pacific Coast. Salt Spring Island is a favorite destination of both local Vancouverites, Canadians from other cities and international travelers because of its island charm. There is no better place to relax.
President of Kiwi Collection, Philippe Kjellgren, recently stayed at a luxury hotel on Salt Spring Island – Hastings House Country Estate. He really enjoyed this English-style Inn, set amongst a 22 acre garden
“Name a flower and you’ll see it at Hastings House,” Philippe recounted of his stay. “It’s a very romantic and very picturesque place.”
This 18-room luxury Inn is right on Ganges Harbor and is known for its excellent gardens, fine food and wine and quiet, natural beauty. Each suite is uniquely designed and decorated, giving guests a truly individual experience.
On Saturdays, guests can walk in to town (only about 10 minutes away) and enjoy the fabulous farmers’ market. You’ll find all kinds of great local produce, Salt Spring lamb, local wines and all kinds of tasty treats here.
Philippe was particularly impressed with the high quality amenities and products in the rooms (Molton Brown bath products), the relaxing Muskoka Chairs and the fabulous food served at the hotel’s restaurant.
Salt Spring Island is one of the easier Gulf Islands to get to. You can take the quick and scenic route to get there from Vancouver by traveling by float plane. This way, you get a great aerial view of downtown Vancouver and of Salt Spring Island – a once in a lifetime view!