Atlantica Oak Island Inn and Resort is the perfect mix of relaxation and intrigue. The hotel gets its name from famed Oak Island Money Pit, one of the world’s most mysterious treasure stories. The island is in eyeshot, but can only be accessed through tours in the summer months.
Drew and I visited Oak Island Inn for my birthday. We booked our stay through teambuy, a package which included two nights and a dining credit. And because we really wanted some March relaxation, we booked two packages and spent four nights at the resort lounging by the pool and sneaking the free popcorn from the kids room to snack on during our intense back-to-back mini golf games.
La Vista Restaurant:
We took in those spectacular views at La Vista dining room, Oak Island Inn’s on-site restaurant. The menu incorporates lots of local fare, from ‘That Old Dutchman” cheeses to muscles fished right out of Mahone bay. They also have a fair sized wine list featuring a number of local wines.
We indulged in the Indian Point Muscles and the Mango Curry Chicken during our stay. If you are traveling with family, kids eat free at dinner. We also had breakfast at Oak Island. While it was also good, coffee isn’t included in any of the breakfast options, and we found the $2.50 charge a little hard to swallow.
‘Aqua’ is the full-service spa located on-site at Oak Island Inn Hotel. They offer an extensive list of services, from pedicures to salt scrubs, as well as direct billing options for those with massage coverage. Guests can relax in a quiet waiting room, or browse the many products, jewelry and purses on display in the lobby.
While visiting, we indulged in a massage, manicure, pedicure and signature facial (thanks to a great special they were offering for March). Both massage therapists were good but the room was a little chilly and frequently picked up noises from other hotel guests.
The other services were all superb, especially the facial which included a back, neck and arm massage. I loved that all manicures and pedicures include your bottle of polish!
The resort is also a short drive from Mahone Bay, a great place to do some sight seeing, listen to music, and grab a beer.
We both left feeling just as relaxed as we have from previous trips down south, and having participated in roughly as many activities (i.e drinking, laying by the pool and the occasional participation in more active on-site activities and off-site excursions). The main differences that we noticed was the inability to drink poolside and tanning weather.
36 Treasure Drive
Western Shore, NS
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