Tofino's Pacific Sands Beach Resort renovates beachfront lodge suites

In Tofino, British Columbia, the Pacific Sands Beach Resort has debuted new beachfront lodge suites inspired by the surrounding Tofino landscape, and bringing the resort's total renovation from recent years to $11.2 million.

All of the interior design and furnishings were handled internally by the Pacific Sands team.

The recent renovations saw the replacement of all furnishings and the removal of walls to open and brighten living spaces. All Lodge Suites are situated steps from the beach with patios overlooking the Pacific Ocean surf.


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The kitchens received a remodel with upgrades including stainless steel appliances; new cabinets, sinks and faucets; and quartz countertops framed by white tile backsplashes. The bathrooms were also improved with the addition of new cabinets, faucets, tubs and tub surrounds.         

Existing flooring was replaced with cork vinyl plank accented by carpets. The fireplaces are highlighted by porcelain tiles made in Italy, and the dining tables, benches and bedroom sets are crafted from oak. The living areas have marble-top coffee and side tables surrounding charcoal-colored couches. Artwork adorning each room features Vancouver Island landscapes by local photographers Jeremy Koreski, Owen Perry and Kyler Vos.

In addition, two Signature Suites were added to the second floor, each with private hot tubs with ocean views.

In 2018, the resort completed an $10-million renovation that added 43 new suites, increasing total beachfront accommodations to 120. Amenities introduced included barbecue pits and beach hammocks. Each surf-in, surf-out suite has a spacious floorplan, patio or balcony, full kitchen and fireplace with visitors offered a choice between one-, two- and three-bedroom options.

Photo credit: Pacific Sands Beach Resort