Canada’s breathtaking landscape generously gifts enough bucket-list adventures to fill a lifetime. Some of Mother Nature’s greatest wonders include Canada’s snow-capped mountains, pristine lakes, temperate rainforests, spectacular ice glaciers, and complex bay systems. Banff National Park, Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve, Niagara Falls, Prince Edward Islands, and the Whistler Blackcomb ski resort host an explosion of outdoor activities and wildlife to be enjoyed. Globe trotters from around the world delight in Alpine skiing, backcountry hiking, sea kayaking, whale watching, gaming, fly fishing, and so much more. Some of the world’s most remarkable places to stay include rustic backcountry lodges, eco-luxury tents, and five-star retreats. Here are the Top 25 Resorts in Canada.
Located at the base of Mt. Assiniboine, this backcountry ski lodge is surrounded by breathtaking alpine views. The nearest road is 26 kilometers from the lodge, giving visitors a chance to unplug. A true winter wonderland, guests can enjoy hiking or skiing during the day and a homecooked meal by the fire at night. The lodge offers guided tours. There are six log cabins on the property, accommodating between two to five guests. Each cabin is heated by propane. Outhouses are walking distance from each cabin while flush toilets are located within the lodge. Communal showers and a sauna are available for use. The lodge delivers warm washing water to guests each morning.
Box 8128, Canmore, Alberta, Canada, Phone: 403-678-2883
2.Clayoquot Wilderness Resort
© Clayoquot Wilderness Resort
A bucket list destination, this off-grid resort is simply sensational. The property is located in the center of the Clayoquot Sound Biosphere Reserve, surrounded by a diverse collection of protected ecosystems and wildlife. Immense temperate coastal rainforest and pristine rocky coastlines are just a couple of the awe-striking attractions. Guests can stay in one of the twenty-five artful, luxuriously appointed canvas tents. Ensuite tents are located waterfront, on the hillside, or perched within the rainforest. The spa offers massages, facials, body wraps, and soaks in the cedar tub. The Cookhouse restaurant serves hearty meals and libations, while a glass paneled lounge gifts remarkable views of the estuary. No detail overlooked; this resort delivers a five-star experience.
1 Clayoquot, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada, Phone: 888-333-5405
3.Fox Harb’r Golf Resort & Spa
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Located on the Gulf of Saint Lawrence in Novia Scotia, the Fox Harb’r Resort presents remarkable water views. Its own championship golf course boasts crisply manicured, seaside fairways. Pontoon and yacht cruises, kayaking, and fly fishing are some of the water adventures offered. Hiking trails, horseback riding, clay shooting, and pheasant hunting add to excitement. Guests can reserve gorgeously designed suites, ocean view townhomes, or a custom four-bedroom home. Wet bars, fireplaces, therapeutic two person tubs, balconies, terraces, state of the art kitchens, and laundry rooms are among the many amenities available. A luxury spa hosts an endless menu of treatments. The hotel’s sustainable seafood restaurant features Atlantic lobster, rack of lamb, and award-winning wines.
1337 Fox Harbour Road, Wallace, Nova Scotia, Canada, Phone: 902-257-1801
4.Nimmo Bay Resort
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The Nimmo Bay Resort is nestled at the base of Mount Stephens, surrounded by dense pine forests. Its intertidal, gorgeously designed cabins extend along a short pier into the bay, gifting deep emerald views of the water. In the lodge guests can play instruments, enjoy a spirit from the full-service bar, or puff on a cigar. A floating fire dock and games room provide additional sites for entertainment. Guests can relax with a soak in cedar hot tubs next to the naturally flowing waterfall or enjoy a massage. Adventure packages include helicopter excursions to ancient glaciers, pristine lakes, and remote islands. SUP boarding, rafting, hiking, saltwater fishing, and whale watching are just a few of the hosted activities.
1978 Broughton Boulevard, Port McNeill, British Columbia, Canada, Phone: 800-837-4354
5.OTL Gouverneur Sherbrooke
© OTL Gouverneur Sherbrooke
A modern, five-star hotel, the OTL Gouverneur Sherbrooke offers a superior experience. Rooms and suites are sleekly designed. Plush beds, marble and quartz bathrooms, heated floors, designer furniture, 50-inch flat screens, and Nespresso machines are just a few of the luxury in-room amenities. In the morning, guests may order breakfast in bed. Boefish, a lively steak and fish bar adjacent to the hotel, serves a menu infused with New York and Greek culinary concepts. The restaurant also provides room service. OTL’s own urban spa offers massages, facials, eucalyptus steam baths, mani-pedis and more. A fitness center is available for use.
3131, rue King Ouest, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada, Phone: 877-720-8495
© Sonora Resort
Eco-adventure and luxury collide at this five-star, paradise resort. Located on Sonora Island, its waterfront property is accessible by helicopter, seaplane, or water taxi. Breathtaking views of the bay, pine forested hills, and snow-capped mountains surround the resort. Spacious, lavishly appointed rooms, suites, and private villas pamper guests. A heated outdoor pool, mineral pools, roof top hot tubs, and saunas provide relaxation. Other amenities include a full spa, 9-hole putting green, fly-fishing ponds, endless trails, and a movie theatre. The restaurant’s savory, gourmet menu and wine cellar are sure to impress. Guided adventures include wildlife tours, saltwater salmon fishing, grizzly bear tours, ocean kayaking, river fly-fishing, glacier tours and helicopter adventures to pristine lakes and alpine areas.
4580 Cowley Crescent, Richmond, British Columbia, Canada, Phone: 604-233-0460
7.Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa
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Boasting gorgeous ocean views, this resort and spa is full of amenities. Guests may choose to stay in one of the resort’s beautiful suites, or in one of the private villas. In suite hot tubs, balconies, and terraces are just a few of the perks. The spa offers a number of services including massage, body treatments, facials, nail care, and more. After getting pampered, guests can head to the resort’s seafood-inspired restaurant to enjoy a sunset dinner on the patio, overlooking the Saanich Inlet. For more casual gatherings, the pub offers mouthwatering fare, warm fireplaces, and floor to ceiling views of the marina. Specialty packages are available for purchase.
849 Verdier Avenue, Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, Canada, Phone: 888-544-2079
8.Delta Prince Edward
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The Delta Prince Edward hotel is the only waterfront hotel located on the island. Its rooms are sleekly designed and have a modern feel. Guests can choose between ocean views or city views. Downtown’s most popular restaurants, galleries, boutiques, and performing arts centers are located within walking distance. The hotel’s Water’s Edge Resto Bar & Grill offers fresh-caught seafood and craft cocktails, while its summer-only pub serves up savory fare and local craft beers. Guests can catch live music at the pub Tuesdays-Saturdays during warm weather months. The spa offers massages, facials, make-up services, and more. A fitness center, pool, hot tub, and sauna are located within the hotel.
18 Queen Street, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, Phone: 902-566-2222
9.Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa
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Located near downtown Victoria, British Columbia, this waterfront hotel has royal charm. The hotel’s rooms and suites are modern and chic; many boasting bay views. A full-service spa offers an abundance of treatments. Guests can choose to pamper with a massage, facial, body scrub, mani-pedi, and more. A fitness center, lap pool, indoor pool, and whirlpool are among extra perks. The hotel’s LURE restaurant features a nautical theme and water views. Dishes feature sumptuous cuisine, mouthwatering wines, and local brews. Guest will appreciate the hotel’s walkability. The Butchart Garden, Royal British Columbia Museum, and Fisherman’s Wharf are just a short jaunt away.
100 Harbour Road, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, Phone: 250-360-2999
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10.Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
The Fairmont Chateau is located within the Banff National Park, a world heritage site. Visitors to the hotel will marvel at the surrounding scenery, which includes views of Victoria Glacier, mountain peaks, and an emerald green lake. Originally built as a base camp for alpinist, the chateau now serves as a luxury resort for outdoor enthusiast from around the globe. Guests can enjoy guided mountain tours and world class skiing during winter months. Over 500 elegant guest rooms and suites are available. A full-service spa offers a variety of treatments. There are three hotel restaurants; The Walliser Stube serves an incredible fondue menu, The Fairview delivers a fine-dining experience, and the Italian Kitchen cooks up hearty fare.
111 Lake Louise Drive, Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada, Phone: 403-522-3511
11.Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu
Built in 1899, this luxury manor has royal charm. Perched high upon a cliff, the hotel overlooks the immense St. Lawrence River. Mountain views, tall northern trees, and the manor’s own world class golf course add to the picturesque setting. The hotel hosts Skidoo tours along its snowmobiling trails, as well as; horse carriage rides, ice skating, and winter fireworks. Heated pools, a relaxing spa, and in suite whirlpooles are just a few of the amenities. Guests may start the day with a leisurely breakfast or lunch at the Bellerive hotel restaurant. In the evening, patrons enjoy a 2-course or 3-course meal in house at Le Saint-Laurent. After dinner cocktails and views are enjoyed in La Brise lounge.
181, rue Richelieu, La Malbaie, Charlevoix, Quebec, Canada, Phone: 418-665-3703
12.Four Seasons Resort Whistler
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Inside the luxuriously designed guestrooms, mahogany wood detail gleams against a sophisticated palate of pearl grey and cream. Each room has a separate lounge area, gas fireplace, balcony, and forest view backed by snow-capped mountains. Interconnecting rooms reach over 1,000 square feet, sleeping up to eight guests. Lavishly appointed, multiroom suites span over 2,000 square feet. The hotel’s private residences have between two and four bedrooms and are equipped with full kitchens, washers and dryers, and an open-floor layout. A heated pool, luxury spa, daily wine tasting, and childcare are among amenities offered. The hotel provides a ski concierge, lessons, and rentals. The in-house Sidecut Modern Steak + Bar is renowned for its aged fillets and fresh oysters.
4591 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, Phone: 604-935-3400
The Journeyman Lodge is a rustic, backcountry chalet surrounded by pristine mountain views and gorgeous pines. Boasting 12,000 hectares of pristine, alpine terrain, the lodge extends endless opportunity for outdoor adventure. Skiers and snowboarders will enjoy the thrill of fresh powder rides. The lodge also offers professionally guided tour packages, including cross country skiing and snowshoeing. The three-story, 5000-foot lodge furnishes rooms and suites in a variety of sizes. Communal areas and fireplaces invite guests to share adventure stories and connect with travelers from around the world. A Scandinavian sauna steams next to the creek. Homecooked meals are prepared daily. There is no alcohol service, but visitors are allowed to bring their own spirits.
Callaghan Country Wilderness Adventures, #4 Callaghan Valley Road, Whistler, British Columbia, Phone: 877-938-0616
14.Long Beach Lodge Resort
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The Long Beach Resort Lodge has forty-one rooms and twenty private cottages. Located on Cox Bay, the surrounding scenery is created by wide sandy beaches, wild surf, and native plants. Ocean view rooms and suites offer amenities such as fireplaces, soaking tubs, and balconies. Rainforest cottages are nestled in the wood and feature two bedrooms, gas fireplaces, fully equipped kitchens, and outdoor hot tubs. The Great Room features walls of glass, stormy water views, and views of the lighthouse. A stone fireplace warms the room. Guests can enjoy a gourmet dinner or a glass of red, while relaxing in one of the room’s plush chairs. The lodge offers surf lessons, stand up paddle boarding, and wildlife tours.
1441 Pacific Rim Highway, Tofino, British Columbia, Canada, Phone: 877-844-7873
15.Nita Lake Lodge
Nita Lake Lodge is Whistler’s only lakefront property. A true mountain retreat, it boasts a host of amenities and lavishly appointed suites. Rooms feature stunning mountain and lake views, surrounded by gorgeous pines. Plush beds, soaking tubs, and basalt gas fireplaces provide exceptional comfort. Luxury suites feature full living spaces, gourmet kitchens, rooftop patios, and more. The hotel’s Aura Restaurant serves mouthwatering cuisine, while the posh Cure Lounge pours craft cocktails and exquisite wines in a warm setting. In the organic spa, guests can enjoy massages, Hydra-facials, laser treatments, body scrubs, and more. There are several resort hot tubs from which to choose. Complimentary ski lockers, kayak and canoe rentals, and SUP board rentals are provided.
2131 Lake Placid Road, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, Phone: 888-755-6482
16.Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre
Tucked away in the town of Whistler, Canada’s premier ski destination, this hotel boasts incredible views of snow-capped mountains and pine trees. Hotel suites feature private balconies, fireplaces, and oversized tubs. Two-bedroom suites and penthouses include cozy dens, fully equipped kitchens, and rooftop terraces. Guests enjoy a complimentary breakfast daily, in the hotel’s bistro. The Raven Room features mouthwatering, seasonally inspired plates and craft cocktails. In the spa, guests choose from a menu of therapy and skin services. An outdoor saltwater pool is heated year-round and features dual whirlpools. The hotel is central to Whistler’s restaurants and bars, shops, endless hiking trails, and championship golf courses.
4299 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, British Columbia, Canada, Phone: 604-966-5500
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17.Rosewood Hotel Georgia
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Listed as a Forbes five-star hotel, this historic retreat exudes the grandeur of the 1920’s era. Rooms and suites are designed with modern elegance and feature sparkling cityscapes. Waterfall showers, soaking tubs, Italian linens, and Nespresso makers are among the perks. Sitting areas are furnished with flat-screen televisions. There are several dining options. Prohibition impresses with dishes like the foie gras & liver plate, charred octopus, and oysters on the half shell. The renown Hawksworth Restaurant features an award-winning menu, influenced by Vancouver’s rich cultural history. The Bel Café, Garden Terrace and 1927 Lobby Lounge provide additional places to eat and imbibe. A wellness center offers full spa services. The hotel has a pool and fitness facility.
801 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Phone: 604-682-5566
18.Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort
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A Condé Nast Johansens award winner in 2019, this wilderness resort provides a one of a kind resort experience. The family owned and operated horse ranch is located in the heart of British Columbia’s back country. Pristine forest, tall grasses, and native flowers in bloom awe the senses. The lodge offers guided nature adventures like horseback riding, waterfall hikes, and wilderness survival courses. Other exciting activities include fly fishing, archery, marksmanship, and helicopter tours. Guests may reserve an indoor suite, although many prefer to “glamp” in the luxury tents. Nourishing meals include locally farmed and foraged ingredients. Guests dine al fresco or in the family-style dining room. A campfire glows nightly; perfect for roasting smores under the stars.
Box 39, 70 Mile House, British Columbia, Canada, Phone: 250-395-6541
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19.The Algonquin Resort St. Andrews by-the-Sea
Situated in a coastal New Brunswick, the Algonquin Resort features elegant Tudor-style architecture and design. Suites boast seaside views, patios, luxurious beds, kitchenettes, sitting areas, and flat-screen televisions. The resort has two pools; one boasting a three-story waterslide. Guests enjoy its very own 18-hole golf course, beach access, and lawn games. Fire pits glow warmly, year-round. Braxton’s Restaurant & Bar delivers delectable gourmet cuisine and fresh local catch. A luxury spa offers a variety of treatments. Saint Andrews By-The-Sea is one of the oldest towns in The Maritimes region, with great walkability. Guests to the resort can easily access its historical and cultural attractions on foot. Popular day trips include kayak tours, scuba diving, whale watching, and hiking.
184 Adolphus Street, St. Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada, Phone: 855-529-8693
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20.The Cove Lakeside Resort
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The Cove Lakeside Resort overlooks Okanagan Lake, just a short drive away from the restaurants and shops of downtown Kelowna. Its luxury residences have between one to three bedrooms; fully equipped with gourmet kitchens, wine fridges, separate living spaces, and either balconies or terraces overlooking the lake. During summer months, guests enjoy two pools and an expansive beachfront. The resort offers wave runner, kayak, and stand up paddle board rentals. The resort’s Bonfire Restaurant delivers waterfront views and mouthwatering cuisine. In the sports lounge, patrons savor an impeccable wine list and local brews paired with favorites like the charcuterie & cheese board, or garlic parmesan fries. A tranquil, garden spa hosts a menu of indulgent treatments.
4205 Gellatly Road, West Kelowna, British Columbia, Phone: 250-707-1800
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21.The Fairmont Pacific Rim
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Boasting unobstructed mountain and Coal Harbor views, this cosmopolitan five-star hotel is modern luxury at its finest. Suites feature marble bathrooms, soaker tubs, terrace fireplaces, butler service, and more. The rooftop pool features cabanas, a hot tub, and city views. Botanist, Vancouver’s hottest new restaurant and lounge, serves up innovative fare and libations. The Lobby Lounge & Raw Bar is the freshest spot to grab sushi, while the Giovane Café dishes up hearty Italian meals. An 8,500 square foot spa boasts three lounges and an outdoor deck housing a whirlpool, mineral bath, and infrared sauna. Guests will enjoy decadent massages, facials, body treatments, and mani-pedis. A complimentary BMW car service is provided for downtown excursions.
1038 Canada Place, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Phone: 604-695-5300
22.The Rimrock Resort Hotel
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Located in Banff, The Rimrock Resort Hotel defines contemporary elegance and comfort. Suites feature Alpine views, balconies, gas fireplaces, soaker tubs, flat screen televisions, mini refrigerators, and Tassimo coffee makers. Guests enjoy turn down services and complimentary room service. The hotel’s Eden restaurant prepares delectable French cuisine; a six-course chef’s tasting menu and four-course meals are among its offerings. Wine lovers will appreciate the restaurants collection of over 17,000 bottles of wine, handpicked by in-house sommeliers. The Larkspur lounge pours martinis, rare whiskeys, and aged cognacs. Spa services include massages, facials, body treatments, mud wraps, and more. Guests will delight in the mountain-view indoor pool, hot tubs, sauna, steam rooms.
300 Mountain Avenue, P.O. Box 1110, Banff, Alberta, Canada, Phone: 888-746-7625
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23.The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa
© The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa
Located in the heart of Muskoka, Ontario, the resort overlooks Lake Rosseau. The hotel’s lobby and public spaces are bright, spacious, and crisply designed. Rooms and suites have balconies and terraces, stone fireplaces, and soaker tubs. Luxury suites also include a separate television parlor and kitchenette. The Cottages Restaurant features a seasonally inspired menu and remarkable views of the lake. Teca, an award-winning venue, dishes up hearty Italian fare. The Muskoka Chophouse is renowned for its prime cuts and exquisite wines. For casual meals, Lakes, The Gathering Place, serves up a relaxing experience. A luxurious spa offers massages, body scrubs, therapy baths, facials, and more.
1050 Paignton House Road, Minett, Muskoka Lakes, Ontario, Phone: 705-765-1900
24.White Oaks Resort & Spa
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The White Oaks Resort & Spa delivers a five-star experience. Plush duvets, luxury linens, and a host of amenities maximize guest comfort. Gas fireplaces, soaking tubs, television lounge areas, balconies, wine refrigerators, and Keurig coffee makers are features of the hotel’s suites. The chic Liv Restaurant boasts an award-winning menu and an authentic Niagara wine list. Play is the hotel’s modern-style pub and grill, while the Grow Kitchen & Café serves up light fare. A state-of-the-art fitness center offers private tennis lessons, group exercise classes, aquatic classes, yoga, and more. The spa offers an extensive menu of rejuvenating and relaxing treatments. Niagara Falls, championship golf courses, and the local wine country offer endless entertainment options.
253 Taylor Road SS4, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, Phone: 800-263-5766
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25.Villa Eyrie Resort
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This world-class mountainside resort is located just 30 minutes north of Victoria. Suites and penthouses are impeccably furnished; plush bedding, fireplaces, balconies, and soaker tubs are a few of the perks. Alpina, the hotel’s European-inspired restaurant, prepares dishes influenced by Austria, France, Germany, Italy, and Switzerland. Each exquisite dish is paired with a rare vintage or local niche wine. Guests enjoy views of the Saanich Inlet and the Finlayson Arm while dining. The organic spa offers massages, facials, body wraps, and more. A detoxifying heated indoor pool infused with minerals provides yet another luxurious experience. The resort offers an abundance of hosted excursions like zip lining, whale watching, clay pigeon shooting, and driving the Motor Sport Circuit.
600 Ebadora Lane, Malahat, British Columbia, Canada, Phone: 250-856-0188
Top 25 Canadian Resorts
- Assiniboine Lodge, Photo: mumemories/stock.adobe.com
- Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, Photo: Clayoquot Wilderness Resort
- Fox Harb’r Golf Resort & Spa, Photo: Fox Harb’r Golf Resort & Spa
- Nimmo Bay Resort, Photo: Nimmo Bay Resort
- OTL Gouverneur Sherbrooke, Photo: OTL Gouverneur Sherbrooke
- Sonora Resort, Photo: Sonora Resort
- Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa, Photo: Brentwood Bay Resort & Spa
- Delta Prince Edward, Photo: Delta Prince Edward
- Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa, Photo: Debbie Ann Powell/stock.adobe.com
- Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Photo: BGSmith/stock.adobe.com
- Fairmont Le Manoir Richelieu, Photo: PitoFotos/stock.adobe.com
- Four Seasons Resort Whistler, Photo: Four Seasons Resort Whistler
- Journeyman Lodge, Photo: DXstudio/stock.adobe.com
- Long Beach Lodge Resort, Photo: Long Beach Lodge Resort
- Nita Lake Lodge, Photo: Leszek/stock.adobe.com
- Pan Pacific Whistler Village Centre, Photo: terovesalainen/stock.adobe.com
- Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Photo: Rosewood Hotel Georgia
- Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort, Photo: Siwash Lake Wilderness Resort
- The Algonquin Resort St. Andrews by-the-Sea, Photo: GVictoria/stock.adobe.com
- The Cove Lakeside Resort, Photo: The Cove Lakeside Resort
- The Fairmont Pacific Rim, Photo: The Fairmont Pacific Rim
- The Rimrock Resort Hotel, Photo: The Rimrock Resort Hotel
- The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa, Photo: The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa
- White Oaks Resort & Spa, Photo: White Oaks Resort & Spa
- Villa Eyrie Resort, Photo: Villa Eyrie Resort
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