Welcome to Our Resort
Welcome to Our Resort
Beachfront bliss

Experience What Makes Pacific Sands One of the Top Vancouver Island Resorts

Located beachfront in spectacular Cox Bay on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Pacific Sands Beach Resort has been recognized as the Tofino accommodation of choice for returning families, couples, and outdoor enthusiasts for decades.

TripAdvisor agrees, rating Pacific Sands #3 of the 10 Best Vancouver Island Resorts and the #1 hotel in Tofino. We love the accolades, but in addition to the world-renowned destination of Tofino, we believe that it’s the Pacific Sands experience that keeps our guests coming back. It starts with our warm, West Coast hospitality and make-yourself-at-home philosophies, including:


Frequently Asked Questions

Do you have accommodations with a kitchen?

All of our Suites and Beach Houses have fully-equipped kitchens.

Can I request a specific room number or floor?

We do our best to fulfill requests for specific room numbers or floors, however, requests cannot always be guaranteed.

Can our pets come on this holiday?

Yes, furry friends are welcome here! There is a one-time Pet Fee of $40 per dog, per stay and a maximum of two dogs per suite. [more info + Pet Policy]

Does every suite have an ocean view?

We offer different types of accommodation and views depending on your preference. All units have a view of the ocean from your deck except specific Oceanside Suites. 

Can I request an extra bed in my suite?

Each accommodation type includes a pull-out sofa bed in the living area. We do not offer additional beds, cots or mattresses.

Do you have accommodations with air conditioning?

As the resort is situated on the beach, our system circulates ocean breeze air from the outside and is usually sufficient to keep our guest rooms comfortable. We do not have suites with air conditioning. However, a free-standing portable fan is available in every guest suite if needed.

What is your early departure policy?

Early departure guests will be responsible for 100% of each remaining night reserved.

Wondering how to pack for Tofino?

We’re here to help with an All-Season Tofino Packing List, including bonus Add-On Lists for each season.

Are reservations required for any resort facilities?

Yes, we recommend making a reservation before arrival for The Surf Shack, By the Sea Spa and Tuff City Sauna.

Do you have an onsite restaurant?

Surf Side Grill is a takeout restaurant with an outdoor patio dining centrally located at the resort. The Grill is open daily, and no reservations are required. There are covered seating options around gas fire pits. The Beach Shack Cafe is the perfect way to start your day, with hot dips, cold dips, salty eats, and so much more. You can even skip the line by ordering online.


Do you have an electric vehicle charging at the Resort?

Yes, we offer complimentary electric charging stations per building area for our resort guests to use on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Can I request an early check-in?

Our check-in time begins at 4 pm. However, you are welcome to request an early check-in before arrival, and we will do our best to accommodate. If your suite is unavailable when you arrive, we will store your belongings in Guest Services and deliver them to your suite. Guest Services will contact you if your accommodation is ready before 4 pm. You are welcome to stay in the resort while waiting for your suite.

Can I request a late check-out?

Late check-out requests must be received by Guest Services 2 days before your departure and are always subject to approval depending on our occupancy. Approved late check-outs will be until noon without a fee. Extra charges will be applied beyond noon, depending on the suite availability.

What is your smoking policy?

All our accommodations are non-smoking. However, we have designated smoking areas, such as parking and garden areas.

Do you have any laundry facilities at the resort?

Yes, our Beach Houses include an in-suite washer and dryer. We also have the coin-operated laundry available in the Oceanside Suites and Lodge buildings. In addition, complimentary laundry detergent sheets are available at Guest Services.

Can I request additional amenities in my suite?

Please contact Guest Services by phone or text them at 1.778.762.3320 if you require additional items. Housekeeping will also replenish items in your suite during your daily service.

Do you have Wi-Fi at the Resort?

Yes, we offer complimentary Internet access throughout the resort.

What are your housekeeping services?

Housekeeping occurs between 11am and 5pm, and includes:

  • making up the room and hideaway bed
  • sheets changed on the 4th day of your stay
  • amenity replenishments
  • towel replacements
  • garbage and recycling removal
  • window cleaning
  • vacuum floors

If you prefer to minimize contact, make use of the blue tote in your unit and fill in the stocking list – leave outside your door by 11am, and we’ll collect and refresh.

Refer to your map upon check in for more info. Bins left out after 11am will not be replenished. If your Do Not Disturb sign is hung on your door when housekeeping arrives, they will not check back later to see if it has been removed. 

What are your contest or giveaway stay terms and obligations?
Won stays are redeemable between October 1st and June 1st, and must be booked within one year of the contest closing date.  Won stays are not valid for Long Weekends, holidays, or the blackout period of June 1st – October 1st.
Won stays do not include the addition of any packages, meals, sauna sessions, bike rentals, pet fees, or surf lessons unless explicitly stated in the contest post. You are welcome to add these amenities for additional fees.
Pacific Sands or its contest/giveaway partners will contact the winner directly via direct message from their official Instagram accounts (Pacific Sands Instagram account is verified and has the handle @pacificsands) or directly via email ending with  @pacificsands.com.
Pacific Sands will never request your credit card information to determine your eligibility to win a contest or giveaway prize.  Please be aware of potential scams or fraud when entering online contests and alert Pacific Sands about suspicious accounts or messages at info @ pacificsands .com
Upon checking-in at the resort in person, a valid credit card is required for an authorization to cover incidentals.

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