Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada  – July 10th, 2018 – Clayoquot Wilderness Resort has been designated #3 in the ‘Top 10 Canada Resort Hotels’ category in the 2018 Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards, honoring the top travel destinations and companies around the globe as rated by its readers. The 2018 “Best List,” appears in the August issue of Travel + Leisure (T+L) magazine.

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is a Relais & Châteaux all-inclusive eco-safari resort located in a rugged and remote setting on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. The resort is known for its extensive array of marine, land and heli-based wilderness adventures, rejuvenating spa and wellness program, locally sourced fine coastal cuisine, and its 25 great white prospector-style luxury tented accommodations. Guests are encouraged to “unplug” during their visit, made easier by the fact that there is zero cell phone service at the resort.

News of the award arrived at the mid-point of the resort’s 18th season to the delight of co-GM’s Bradley Goian and Antonella Puglisi and team of staff. “We are thrilled to be recognized by Travel + Leisure readers,” says Goian, “It’s been a banner year for the resort and we are honoured to be acknowledged in such an esteemed travel survey as the World’s Best Awards.”

New additions to the resort this year included the Ivanhoe Lounge, a glass enclosed space perched on the water’s edge that was redesigned to include a fully licensed bar. The Healing Grounds Spa was expanded with a new inspiring yoga room as well as an expansive cedar deck with two hot tubs and a cold plunge tub overlooking the estuary. Activity programming was enhanced with new offerings like trail running, meditation classes, wilderness survival workshops, and hands on coastal restoration projects. Renowned Executive Chef Michael Pataran also joined the team this year, bringing over 30 years of culinary experience from around the globe.

“We continue to elevate the guest experience as well as our environmental initiatives at Clayoquot” says Puglisi, “And we’re excited to keep sharing the magic of our incredible Canadian wilderness with new and returning guests alike.”

The World’s Best is a travel awards program run by Travel + Leisure and based on an annual reader survey. The 2018 survey, maintained and monitored through a secure website by digital marketing firm M&RR, was open from November 6, 2017 to March 5, 2018. Readers were invited to participate through Travel + Leisure magazine, T+L tablet editions, newsletters, social media, and travelandleisure.com. The results appear in the August 2018 issue of Travel + Leisure magazine, and on T+L’s website. Readers can rate airlines, airports, car-rental agencies, cities, cruise ships, destination spas, hotels, hotel brands, islands, tour operators, and safari outfitters.

 About Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

 Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is a Relais & Châteaux all-inclusive eco-safari resort destination located near Tofino on the wild west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. Accessible only by seaplane, helicopter or boat, the resort is situated in a UNESCO-designated protected Biosphere Reserve amidst some of the last ancient temperate rainforests in the world. Guests enjoy luxurious tented accommodations, artfully prepared gourmet coastal cuisine, restorative spa and wellness experiences as well as an impressive menu of marine and land-based adventures, including whale and bear watching, horseback riding, fishing, kayaking, yoga and heli-adventures. Truly an escape to the heart of the wild, in the lap of luxury.

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Media contact: Marketing Manager Rosalyn Young | rosalyn@wildretreat.com