May, 2006 --For lucky-in-love couples planning to tie the knot during the summer months, but would rather have their walk down the aisle to be on the beach - followed by a safari style honeymoon with complete and total privacy, Long Beach Lodge Resort and Clayoquot Wilderness Resorts & Spa have the perfect proposal.
The two resorts are just 30 minutes apart by water taxi, yet offer two unique ultra indulgent and luxury experiences on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia.
The nuptials begin at Long Beach Lodge Resort in Tofino. The resort, opened in 2002,was featured in Architectural Digest for its award winning design and offers41 rooms in the lodge - literally nestled at the ocean's edge, and 20-two bedroom rainforest cottages. Since opening, Long Beach Lodge has hosted hundreds of weddings, ranging in size from two - 50 and the sandy beach stretches for miles with rolling waves providing accompaniment to the vows whether the ceremony takes place on the beach or in the resort's signature Great Room. The onsite wedding co-ordinator is there to assist, menus can be personally designed to suit budgets and tastes, and everything from a registry signing table or even witnesses can be provided. A champagne reception, to toast the good life, can be arranged and guests can wander the shore teasing the tide and searching for sand dollars while shutterbugs take photos. Summer wedding packages at Long Beach Lodge begin at CDN$1578.00 per couple.
While friends and family continue the celebration at Long Beach Lodge Resort, the newlyweds travel via water taxi to Clayoquot Wilderness Resorts & Spa to begin their "happily-ever -after" with a three or four night all-inclusive escape designed for R &R; - romance and relaxation.
An ultra-elegant eco-safari style lodge at the mouth of the Bedwell River, Clayoquot Wilderness Resorts' Outpost is nestled in a nine-mile long fjord and surrounded by mountains. Honeymooners will find themselves in the fragile biosphere of Clayoquot Sound - a UNESCO-designated reserve, offering a primal paradox of indulgent luxury and remote, untamed wilderness.
Candlelight dinners, a couples' massage overlooking the water's edge, a picnic on a secluded beach or meadow, a hike under the canopy of the rainforest to a rustic hot springs -it's a world away from the madding crowds. Should a heart's desire be activities -breath taking options range from ocean or river kayaking, canoeing, fishing, horseback riding, cycling, hiking, bear watching, and even rehabilitating raptors, with top of the line equipment and guides included.
Gourmands will enjoy private cooking classes or five-star foraging with the chef, excursions to a floating herb and vegetable garden, tour of a local oyster and scallop bed, crabbing, and the "how-to's" of the traditional Nuu-Chah-Nulth First Nations alder-smoked roasted salmon.
The season spans May - October, and package prices at Clayoquot Wilderness Resorts & Spa start at CDN$4,750.00 per person, based on double occupancy. This wilderness honeymoon includes accommodation in one of the Outpost's roomy, great white canvas prospector-style tents, complete with queen beds, fireplace, plush linens and duvets, luxury amenities and antique furnishing. It also includes all gourmet meals, snacks, alcohol, and activities, including one massage per person. Clayoquot Wilderness Resorts will also assist with transportation arrangements.
Reservation personnel at both locations can help make all the arrangements. For more information on Long Beach Lodge Resort call 1-877-844-7873 or go to www.longbeachlodgeresort.com. To inquire about Clayoquot Wilderness Resorts & Spa, contact 1-888-333-5405, or check out the website at: www.wildretreat.com.
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