|by The Budget Travel editors||Golf, Mountains, Spas and Pampering, British Columbia, Victoria, Food + Drink||0|
Hankering for a European vacation? Don’t underestimate the power of Canada to curb your craving. Yes, it’s true: well beyond Quebec City and Montreal, both a paradise for Francophiles, there’s Malahat on Victoria Island, British Columbia, a swoon-worthy locale for anyone who adores Italy. The Tuscany-inspired Villa Eyrie Resort, a sprawling mountainside resort with jaw-dropping views, captures the area’s European soul, from the Mediterranean fare at the hotel’s elegant Summit Restaurant to the Italian architecture in the glamourous, fireplace-equipped rooms to the sublime regional wines. And through March 30, you can stay for $299 for two nights, a 40% savings off the standard rate.
The resort, which features a golf course, is a 30-minute drive from Victoria, a charming harborside city that evokes Amsterdam. In addition to the fantastic price on a posh Superior Suite, this deal gets you a $50 credit (Canadian dollars) towards dinner at Summit Restaurant, which spotlights ingredients from the hotel’s garden, local farms and vineyards.
As laid-back and chill as the resort seems, it’s a big attraction for adrenaline junkies, as it counts the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit as its neighbor. The all-season venue offers the opportunity to experience performance driving—with qualified professionals, of course—on seven track configurations or off-road paths. Check the site for limited seasonal packages.
At time of publication, this deal is not available February 10 through 20. For more information or to book, click here.