Seek serenity at Semiahmoo

The atmosphere at Semiahmoo is what sells this resort.

Its tucked-away location on the split of Semiahmoo in Blaine, Washington, combined with its multi-functional facility of relax-ing resort, soothing spa and gorgeous golf courses results in a thoroughly regenerating break, whether you escape for one night or many.

I would wholeheartedly recommend the resort as the absolute best prescrip-tion for workaholics. I say this as someone who tends to be addicted to work her-self, and I say this simply because I sit here, writing this article, in a comfort-able armchair in the re-sort’s lounge with a flicker-ing fireplace to my right and a vast view of the Pa-cific Ocean and the city lights of White Rock, Brit-ish Columbia to my left.

These surroundings not only render you serene but provide inspiration for those of you who, for pro-fession or hobby, enjoy writing, artwork, reading or just some clarity of thought.

If this description wasn’t enough to draw you, the resort also has a few more personality–specific temptations.

One of its major appeals is its award-winning golf courses.

‘Semiahmoo Resort of-fers two of the top-rated public courses in Washing-ton State: #1-rated Loomis Trail Golf Club and #3-rated Semiahmoo Golf and Country Club,’ commented Public Relations Manager Deb Bundy in a recent press release.

‘The Semiahmoo course is known for its immacu-lately contoured greens and white sand bunkers, while Loomis Trail fea-tures dramatic bentgrass fairways and greens and strategically placed water features,’ states another release.

Of course, if golf is not your thing, you could al-ways pamper yourself in the recently-renovated nearly 4,000 square foot spa.

The expansion of the spa took place in 2004 and allowed it to offer a full menu of signature treat-ments.

‘[The menu includes] massages, facials, anti-aging institute treatments and microdermabrasion,’ reads an information re-lease regarding its remod-elling.

An indoor/outdoor pool, fitness centre and tennis and racquetball courts also make it easy to keep up your fitness while travel-ing.

Lastly, if you are some-thing of a culinary expert or you just like to tantalize your tastebuds, Semiah-moo’s range of restaurants specializes in seafood and offers something for every-one. Whether you choose to eat at Packer’s Lounge and Oyster Bar, the fine dining restaurant Stars, or drive a couple of minutes down the road to the Blue Heron restaurant in the golf and country club, you will be met with a variety of foods that include the freshest seafood choices.

The resort is small with 198 rooms and manages to maintain that feeling of intimacy through the friendliness of its staff and the numerous fireplaces and sofas that cozily invite you to sit down all throughout the resort.

If you plan on visiting Canada, the resort could not be closer. Located just 45 minutes south of Van-couver, you can see the lights of southern British Columbia from the resort’s floor-to-ceiling windows.

You can choose to stay in an executive suite com-plete with fireplace or in an oceanfront room and Puget Sound’s temperate climate means you can take advantage of the off-season room rates without feeling shortchanged with the weather.

If you are planning a wedding, the site is re-nowned for its wedding and planning facilities and extensive packages are offered to help make your experience easier.

The Pacific Northwest has always held a reputa-tion for offering the finest weather for all sorts of out-door sports, from hiking in its beautiful mountains in summer to skiing down them in winter. Semiah-moo is located only a short distance away from the majestic Mount Baker, and views of the mountain can be enjoyed from through-out the resort.

Despite its array of ac-tivities and popularity among locals and foreign-ers, Semiahmoo never feels busy, and certainly is not a place where one feels rushed.

The ability to sit back and take time over things is something that is often lost in modern times and Semiahmoo is the place for you to regain such seren-ity.

For a change in climate and immersion in an ‘oasis of relaxation’, you should make Semiahmoo Resort in Washington your next vacation destination.

IF YOU GO

For all details on Semi-ahmoo Resort, visit www.semiahmoo.com.

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