Sunday, January 15, 2012

Spa Girl checks into the AquaTerre Spa

Continuing my love affair with  Vancouver Island, we spent a relaxing week during my winter break exploring the island which was often shrouded in a magical mist. 
One of our overnights was at the Pacific Shores Resort & Spa located on the shores of the Georgia Straight, at Nanoose Bay.   

The AquaTerre Spa  at Pacific Shores offers a variety of treatments to select from.  They were fully booked with spa goers using their spa stocking stuffers.  

Treatments range in price from $45.oo for a 40 minute Essential Manicure to $150.00 for a 1.5 hour Pure Balance--massage with chakra balancing.  The Spa also offers three outstanding Spa Packages ranging in price from $245.oo for a 3.5 hour Quick pick me up to a 7 hour Pure Bliss package at $535.00.

The spa kindly fit me in for a Radiance Renewal facial (30 minutes/$65) using a lovely line of Guinot skin care products.  Guinot was the first to manufacture skin care products containing 56 active biological ingredients essential to cellular life. My skin was radiant and had a youthful glow after only 30 minutes, I can only imagine how I would have looked after an hour+ in the hands of this master esthetician!
Their story... 
Founded in France over forty years ago by Rene Guinot, a well-known chemist, the collection of skincare products, now known throughout the world as Guinot Paris, began with a focused approach to treating the skin with the now well-known Hydradermie treatment. From this beginning concept moved ahead with products compatible with those used in spa treatment made available for clients’ use at home.
Benefits of Guinot skin care products: 
·   Proven history: Founded in France over forty years ago by Rene Guinot, a well-known chemist
·   Based on natural ingredients: Guinot skin care products are a natural botanical based skin care line
·   Active ingredients: Each formula is packed with active ingredients and botanical extracts from fruit and plant sources
·   Customized for your needs: Guinot skin care products provide custom formulations based on specific skin care needs to treat and prevent skin problems and disorders
·   Anti-aging capabilities: With its unique combination of 56 biological active ingredients in all "Longue Vie" products

·       Indoor ozonated pool, sauna & hot tub
·       Outdoor heated thermal pools
·       24-hour outdoor hot tub overlooking the ocean
·       Fitness Centre
·       Complimentary kayaks
·       Botanical gardens


  1. Thanks so much for sharing your experience at AquaTerre! We'd love to welcome you again sometime.

    We have an updated version of the AquaTerre at Parkside menu. Your readers can find updated menus for AquaTerre at Parkside (Victoria) and AquaTerre at Pacific Shores (Parksville) here:


    Pacific Shores:

    The AquaTerre Spa team

  2. Thanks so much Aqua Terra Spa--I thoroughly enjoyed my facial--and YES, I would love to come back. I am often invited to come to a favourite Spa, then do a story--I would be happy to do so!

    Spa Girl...

  3. BTW sorry for the delay in responding, was having trouble in several areas of my blog!

    Spa Girl