Skip to content
Sponsored Content

Embrace the beauty of nature on the Sunshine Coast and relax at an upscale waterfront spa resort

Experience fall at Painted Boat Resort Spa & Marina, with the Ultimate Getaway Package
Photo via Painted Boat Resort Spa & Marina

You feel it immediately. The relaxed pace of a deeply restorative place. You're greeted with a park-like setting, nature's welcome mat to your oceanside retreat, where black-tailed deer roam the property—and reasonably so—because they gravitate to peaceful spaces.

Step through your private entrance of your well-appointed villa, and be equally charmed by the spacious feel of high ceilings and picture windows (some even frame views of Pender Harbour and beyond, punctuated with stands of Douglas-fir and western redcedar). Open the patio doors to invite the outside in, and be instantly soothed by the sounds of nature.

These impressions are just a nod to some of the experiences waiting at Painted Boat Resort Spa & Marina in the village of Madeira Park on the Sunshine Coast, where you can expect to make many memorable moments.

"Set on five acres, our resort is designed to help you relax and feel the closeness of nature," says Linda Cunningham, marketing director, with Painted Boat. "We have 31 spacious, fully-equipped, waterfront villas, filled with natural light that offer spectacular views of Pender Harbour."

Your wellness begins the moment you reach the resort, whether by BC Ferries, car, boat, or floatplane; that's the beauty, there's more than one way to arrive. And there's no limit to your exploration and recreation: enjoy paddleboarding, stroll along Baker Beach, and hike Pender Hill or Mt. Daniel. You'll discover endless options as the perfect couples retreat or family getaway to spend time together in nature.

After you've worked up an appetite, enjoy handcrafted dishes of west coast cuisine, with locally sourced organic ingredients by executive chef D’Arcy Letourneau at The Lagoon Restaurant.

Sourcing from the finest local farms, seafood suppliers, and artisans, he's always searching for inspiring ways to support and highlight the community. French/Asian influenced duck confit-spring rolls, golden beet salad with pomegranate balsamic vinaigrette, and an organic dark chocolate brownie s'more, top the new menu items.

Relaxing spa experiences and villas

Photo via Painted Boat Resort Spa & Marina

In the lush outdoor SPA Serenity Garden, you'll be lulled by an easy breeze gliding through towering conifers, and sometimes songbirds, as meditative as your surroundings.

Rejuvenation is steps away under the glacial rain shower, icy cold and refreshingly soft on your skin, or try the warm saltwater pool, a natural moisturizer and exfoliator that will leave your body silky smooth. Step into the sauna to benefit your circulation; it'll help get your glow on.

Unwind in The SPA, with services from massages and facials to full-body treatments and their popular signature Rituals. "We are proud to partner with Beauty Through Balance (BTB) and offer local products, which we use in our body wraps, body scrubs and Ritual treatments," reveals Cunningham.

"Their products are also in The SPA changing rooms and showers, so guests can enjoy cleansing with BTB Glacial Purifying Cleanser (with Canadian Glacial Clay) and moisturizing afterwards with BTB Pacific Seaweed Body Butter."

Photo via Painted Boat Resort Spa & Marina

​BTB products, plus a selection of premium Dermalogica skincare products used in The SPA are available for purchase, so you can relive your experience at home.

Expect exceptional comfort and high-end features in your villa, like a fully-outfitted gourmet kitchen, spacious dining area, balcony/patio (with propane BBQ), deep soaker tub, in-suite laundry, fireplace, and more. Choose from one-bed, two-bed or two-bedroom loft villas, ranging from 1,200–1,800 square feet.

Photo via Painted Boat Resort Spa & Marina

​"Our resort is a place to unwind, take a breath of ocean air and enjoy the tranquility of being surrounded by nature," says Cunningham. “It’s a very special place."

Painted Boat is also a proud partner of Wellness Travel BC, as an award-winning resort spa destination with extraordinary accommodations.

From October 15 to December 15, book your Ultimate Getaway Package, a two-night minimum stay, with choice of villa, and receive one $200 SPA voucher, and one $100 Lagoon Restaurant voucher per villa booking, available Monday-Saturday; restaurant is closed Sunday/Monday. For more information, visit