Poets Cove Resort & Spa

9801 Spalding Rd | Pender Island, British Columbia V0N 2M3  [SEE MAP]Pender Island, British Columbia  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Set on the edge of South Pender Island (one of the Southern Gulf Islands found off the southeast coast of Vancouver Island), Poets Cove provides travelers with a relaxing place to unwind. This remote resort — accessible by ferry from Victoria or Vancouver — offers a variety of outdoor activities, including hiking, cycling and golf. You can also get better acquainted with the local wildlife by tagging along on a whale-watching excursion or taking a scuba diving class. When you're not out exploring, lounge by the heated outdoor pool, play a round of tennis or take your pick from three varied dining venues. Despite all of Poets Cove's activities, it's the resort's charming ambiance that guests can't stop raving about. Accommodations here range from standard guest rooms to cottages to villas, all of which feature fireplaces, private balconies and beautiful views of the water or the hotel grounds. Travelers recommend renting a cottage to have access to a full kitchen and an outdoor barbecue.

Pender Island
Hotel Class
Property Type
Resort hotel, 74 rooms
Primary View
Bay, Mountain(s)
Traditional, Rustic
Best For
Business travelers, Families, Couples, Solo travelers, Groups


  • 4.0Hotel Class


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Critic Reviews



It’s designed in classic West Coast Craftsman style, with a lovely, high-ceilinged great room that features a massive stone fireplace and gorgeous views of the marina below.



One of the Gulf Islands' most well-appointed developments fills a secluded cove on South Pender.

Fodor's Choice



Featured is a luxury spa, elegant dining room, hotel-style rooms and individual cottages. Guests arriving by boat are invited to dock at the hotel's marina.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 526 have reviewed the Poets Cove Resort & Spa, giving it a rating of 3.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3.5 based on 526 reviews 3.5 (based on 526 reviews)

Guest Rooms

Offering Pacific Northwest Craftsmen-style accommodations, room types include guests room in the lodge as well as villas and private cottages. Within the lodge, accommodations include separate sitting areas, fireplaces, flat-screen TVs, minifridges and bathrooms with separate showers and deep-soaking tubs. There are west-facing balconies for water and sunset views, and villas and cottages feature fully equipped kitchens and multiple bedrooms.
  • Whirlpools available at some cottages
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access

Standard room size300 square feet

  • Internet (free)
  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Wireless Internet
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

Nestled in a secluded location on the southern edge of British Columbia's Gulf Islands, the Poets Cove Resort & Spa features a waterfront setting with a marina and offers a variety of outdoor and ocean-focused activities. The property is located on Pender Island with easy access to Seattle, Victoria and Vancouver.
  • Property closes during winter months
  • Located about 10 miles southeast of Otter Bay
  • BC Ferries available to Otter Bay from Vancouver and Victoria
  • Water taxi service to resort available from Sidney, British Columbia
  • Direct flights from Fort Langley Air available
  • 24-hour valet parking
  • 24-hour self-parking (free)
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

  • Grocery store
  • Movie theater
  • Theater
  • Shopping
  • Bus stop
  • Train station
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Restaurants
  • Beach


Depending on the time of year, the Poets Cove Resort & Spa offers up to three restaurants. Featuring locally sourced ingredients along with herbs and produce grown on-site, the Syrens Bistro & Lounge serves upscale pub fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner during the warmer months. The Moorings Café offers daily coffee service along with grab-and-go items. The Aurora Restaurant offers chef-prepared fine dining year-round.

    Number of restaurants3

    • Fine dining
    • Casual dining
    • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
    • Bar/lounge
    • Room service
    • 24-hour room service
    • Free breakfast


    The property offers two heated outdoor pools – with separate areas for kids and adults – along with whirlpools.
      • Family pool
      • Infinity pool
      • Whirlpool/hot tub
      • Adults-only pool
      • Lap pool
      • Wading pool
      • Lazy river
      • Seasonal
      • Indoor
      • Outdoor
      • Indoor/outdoor combo
      • Pool bar
      • Lifeguard on duty
      • Poolside service
      • Waterslide
      • Deck chairs or cabanas


      The resort’s Susurrus Spa offers facials, body treatments and specialty massages like hot stone, aromatherapy and Thai stem. There is a couples room available, plus a eucalyptus steam cave. Other services include manicures, pedicures, waxing and tinting.
      • Reservations required

      Services offered:

      • Massage
      • Facial
      • Body treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
      • Salon services
      • Outdoor treatment area
      • Steam room
      • Sauna


      The property features a fitness center with a variety of cardio equipment and weight-training machines, as well as free weights. The resort also offers tennis and multi-sport courts for guest use. Another draw to the property is the on-site private marina with 110 slips for boats (up to 100-feet); marina also includes a Canadian Customs office for guests sailing in from the U.S.
      • Kayak, canoe and stand-up paddleboard rentals available
      • Weight equipment
      • Cardio equipment
      • Yoga mats
      • Free fitness classes
      • Premium fitness classes (with fee)
      • Bicycles
      • Tennis (with fee)
      • Guided runs
      • Paddle boats (with fee)
      • Motor boats


      The Poets Cove Resort & Spa is equipped to host corporate retreats. The property offers customized event planning services and can help plan team-building events.

        Number of meeting rooms2

        • Business center
        • Meeting rooms
        • Meeting and event planners available


        The resort welcomes pets of all sizes for a one-time charge of $50 CAD (about $38 USD).
          • Pets allowed (with fee)
          • Dog walking
          • Pet-sitting


          The Poets Cove Resort & Spa offers indoor and outdoor venues for weddings. There is the Seaglass Ballroom with floor-to-ceiling windows and ocean views, plus an adjacent terrace for outdoor ceremonies or casual receptions. There’s also an Executive Cottage for intimate weddings or rehearsal dinners, along with the Aurora Dining Room and Syrens Bistro, both of which can be utilized for wedding-related events.
          • Elopement packages available
          • On-site event planning specialists and wedding planners manage details like catering and venue setup
          • Bridal spa packages

          Maximum wedding guest capacity120

          • Hotel hosts weddings
          • Outdoor space for weddings
          • Wedding planners available

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