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In October, our company, 1stView, took six employees to a team retreat at Pacific Shores Resort and Spa, just five minutes south of Parksville on Vancouver Island. We chose Pacific Shores because of its many amenities including: the stunning restaurant; swimming pool and hot tubs; and numerous walking trails.
We stayed for three days and held our meetings in a large suite overlooking the ocean. The room was large enough to accommodate six people around the full-sized dining room table, which we used for our meetings. The wireless internet in the room was a very helpful feature.
Thanks to the suite’s fully equipped kitchen, we were able to bring our own breakfast and snacks, and it was convenient to dine in the room during the meetings.
We had dinner in The Landing West Coast Grill - the resort’s dining room - every night, which our team enjoyed thoroughly. One member of our group had the rack of lamb for the first time and raved about it. We even enjoyed crab cakes from the menu - twice.
Our team enjoyed the retreat because we were able to combine effective business meetings and relaxation.
Meetings were interspersed with long walks on the beach and through the adjoining forested park. We also took advantage of the pool, steam room and hot tub. There is a work out room and the full service Aquaterre spa available as well.
Pacific Shores offers a serene, relaxing and welcoming atmosphere. We all enjoyed our time there and plan to return again soon.
Our team saw families and couples vacationing there, many of them from Vancouver Island. As a get-a-way, the resort offers true Vancouver Island style, with vacation units situated throughout the lush landscaped property and surrounded by the ocean.