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Cabana Desolation Eco Resort

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Kinghorn Island in Desolation Sound, Powell River, British Columbia V8A 0G4 Canada
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Cabana Desolation Eco Resort is a comfortably designed, exclusive eco resort located on an uninhabited island in the heart of Desolation Sound, British Columbia, Canada. Warm Pacific waters, lively marine wildlife and towering Coast Mountains provide an awesome setting for a truly unique experience on the west coast of British Columbia. Inspired by the eco lodgings of Costa Rica and designed and constructed with a west coast flare, Cabana Desolation is a place to relax, enjoy wonderful foods from an on-site chef, and to explore one of the world's most beautiful settings. Packages are available for those seeking guided sea kayak trips as well as for those who simply want to chill and immerse in the majestic scenery of Desolation Sound. All packages include kayaks, stand up paddle boards, snorkelling equipment, freshly created food and thoughtful service. Join us at Cabana Desolation Eco Resort for an experience that is unique, wonderful, relaxing and adventurous.
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Free parking
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Free breakfast
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Hiking
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Non-smoking hotel
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Special diet menus
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Ocean view
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James C wrote a review Yesterday
North Vancouver, Canada3 contributions
What a place! What a team! What an experience! My girlfriend and I just got back from the Cabana Sea Kayaking experience and I can't say enough about how great it was! Starting with the owner Adam, when we booked the trip and had many questions and requests that were handled quickly and effectively. Our amazing guides were Kyle and MP, who were so patient and knowledgable about the area. The on-site Chef Steve produced the most amazing meals, and suited to everyone's diet requests. The Cabana's, and the surrounding nature on Kinghorn, makes you feel like you are literally on your own island - with the ocean and wildlife and sunsets at your fingertips. We had an amazing time... thank you to everyone, including the wonderful friends we met while there! It will be one of our travel highlights that's for sure and I strongly recommend anyone who wants a similar experience to visit Adam and his crew! You wont be disappointed! James & Michelle
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Date of stay: July 2021
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L S wrote a review Jul. 22
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Our 5 day / 4 night trip was amazing. The food was all excellent, gourmet farm to table meals most of which was grown locally. The two kayaking guides were kind, engaging, knowledgeable and encouraging when the paddling was hard. We just loved having warm, comfy beds and flush toilets while kayaking in beautiful Desolation Sound. We brought our 10 year old and he loved it - but I am not sure it would be ideal for a younger kid. The guides were fantastic with him. It is on an island so limited fresh water but that wasn’t a problem at all. Other guests brought wine to have - but there is some local wine / beer / cider available. We did take the motor boat to and from the lodge as we weren’t sure how our 10 year old would do with the long paddle. It was nice - but only left us with 3 days of paddling.
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: It was great for our 10 year old but I don’t think much younger would be ideal.
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SNNJ wrote a review Jul. 13
Vancouver, Canada5 contributions3 helpful votes
My husband and I just enjoyed a magical weekend at Cabana, as a much-needed respite from our two very busy little girls. Our stay was the perfect combination of active adventure and complete relaxation. We enjoyed kayaking, swimming, some really incredible snorkelling at low tide, beach yoga, hiking, and SUPing. We also spent time reading and relaxing on the many peaceful hammocks and lounge chairs strategically set up to take advantage of the views. Our cabana was comfortable and cute, and the shower was wonderful. The guides, MP and Alex, were both kind and knowledgable, and the chef, Emily, cooked some of the most delicious food I have ever had the pleasure of eating. We have already recommended Cabana to all our friends! Thank you for a wonderful weekend.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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magaussie wrote a review Jul. 4
North Vancouver, Canada87 contributions36 helpful votes
We just came back from Cabana, 2 adults, 2 kids (with very limited experience kayaking). We used 2 double kayaks to go to island and back, the kids used single once or twice on day trips. The cabins are amazingly comfortable and enough away from each others not to hear other couples conversations. We used the family cabana. The toilets are so clean and well design feels like being in a luxury log cabin. If all fancy restaurant in Vancouver had such clean toilet would be great. The food that Chef steve prepared was so delicious even one picky eater finished her plate every time. Never felt hungry but was looking forward to meal time after swimming and kayaking for sure. The atmosphere between people on that adventure was really lovely. It was nice to have social time but also the resort is built in a way that there are many spots to be on your own. For a first time socialising in a while it was the perfect setting. The Guides were super pro: kind, patient and directing our little diverse group with great skills. For us it was five star experience, comfortable bed, great food, outdoorsy, good company. We saw bald eagles, swam with seals, and watch whales go by at sunset for one hour, paddled to remote beaches, admired the 360 view on Desolation sound in total silence...if this is not the definition of Bliss don't know what is! Don't wait just book it!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: Family cabana was great for our 2 adults 2 kids group
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OnthetrailCanada wrote a review Jul. 1
Canada80 contributions18 helpful votes
Ecocabana kayak excursion was definitely the best kayak trip ever. The resort is thoughtfully designed and beautifully maintained. Having a shower and one’s personal sink complete with hot water was a luxury. The cabins all had screened windows looking out to the ocean so we went to sleep to the sound of the waves lapping at the shore and even woke one morning to whale sounds. Coffee was delivered to our cabins each morning. The guide we had could nit have been more attentive, knowledgeable and congenial and the chef treated us to gourmet meals from locally sourced ingredients. SUPs, yoga matts and wetsuits with snorkels were available for our use. Desolation Sound is a stunning part of the world remote from civilization and to be able to experience it from the comfort of the cabanas was a special treat! Kudos to all the staff!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Room Tip: There are only 6 cabins, 4 with queen beds and 2 with double. They were equally nice
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cabana Desolation Eco Resort
What are some of the property amenities at Cabana Desolation Eco Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Cabana Desolation Eco Resort?
Top room amenities include a fireplace, a seating area, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Cabana Desolation Eco Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Cabana Desolation Eco Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Cabana Desolation Eco Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.