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“Beautiful Place, Exceptional Service!” Our friends and family cannot stop raving about how wonderful the beautiful Rockwater Resort was for our recent wedding!

Not only is the location stunning, but the venue is meticulously cared for and makes for a wonderful retreat any day. The entire team at Rockwater also went above and beyond on every single little detail that went into our big day. From taking care of our guests, to helping transport items around the resort, to making sure that we had everything we needed at every moment, the team was there to support the entire prep from start to finish. And when it came to the actual wedding and the different events, the entire thing went off so smoothly and with the highest level of professionalism, care, attention to detail, and friendly service that made the entire weekend a memorable and special weekend not only for us, but for ALL of our guests!

We can't thank Rockwater enough for helping us have the wedding weekend of our dreams, and we look forward to being back soon to say hi to the wonderful team and celebrate anniversaries to come!

Alanna R

We first viewed the Rockwater Secret Cove Resort in the middle of winter and even then it was a beautiful location. When we returned for our wedding weekend, we were blown away by its natural beauty and we were so lucky to have had our close family and friends with us there. The Rockwater Team was amazing and helpful in bringing all our wedding elements together. We only wish we could have stayed longer.

Genevieve & Marc

This had to be one of the most luxurious 2 nights ever!! We had the Kittyhawk Cove tent suite and were completely impressed and grateful for our choice of suites. This must be the most private, opulent place to stay on the Sunshine Coast. Right from check in to check out (all staff are fabulous) we were treated extremely well. I can't say enough about the tent suites, they are pricey but they are well worth every penny (you should stay at least two nights to get full use of your time at these gorgeous suites). We had a full deck to bask in the sun during the day and could hear the ocean all night. A very romantic get a away with all the luxuries (bedding was awesome, coffee maker and fridge in room, candles, spa bath tub overlooking the ocean, indoor shower with view, ceiling fans, the works!!!) We would go back in a heartbeat


What a wonderful and relaxing experience! This is my kind of "roughing it" The only kind of camping I want to do! Thank you Secret Cove


The true beauty of these tents in the sky inspire deep thoughts, intense relaxation and new found passions with the ones you love!
Great hot tub...Wow!


We visted the Rockwater for the first time over the long weekend as a surprise for my boyfriend on his birthday. The resort exceeded my expectations. We stayed in tent house suite #61 and it was beyond perfect. It was so clean and very well taken care of. The view was amazing. Of course we would come back just for the amazing Jacuzzi in the room! That thing was the biggest tub I have ever seen in a hotel room. The light show was really fun too. The combination of wine and jetted tub was to die for! There were two wedding groups when we were there but they stayed on the other side of the property near the cabins so we didn't hear a thing. We had some noisy neighbors at one point who decided to stay up late on their balcony and drink but after a quick call to hotel reception it was take care of. The massage was one of the best I have ever had too. It was outside by the water so you can hear the gentle waves while getting the massage... heavenly! We had the adventure package which I would really recommend. It included the massages, horseback riding and 4 hours of kayaking. Everything was perfect. We can't wait to go back!

Room Tip: Pay a little extra to pick the suite that you want.


Absolutely exquisite! We had the trip of a lifetime. No question, we will be back.

Zoe & Josh

Sometimes it takes an adventure in your backyard to realize the paradise that's below your fingertips. Congrats to Devon & Spencer with the wedding and thank you, once again for the incredible memories Rockwater,on mine and my beautiful wife's anniversary.

Pete & Vanessa

If you are looking for a romantic getaway, marriage destination, family trip, anniversary! Whatever the trip is... this is the place to stay. We never had a honeymoon so 7 years later we finally did. I surprised my husband by booking this trip. He was amazed!!! As was I. From booking on line to the front desk to the housekeeping staff to the restaurant staff and to our friendly skitter the squirrel who greeted us everyone morning, all made us feel welcome and important!!! We stayed in the tent suite #61 breathtaking view. If you're reading this... look no further!!! Book it!!!! You will not be disappointed!!!! This place is a 10+ out of 10!!!!

Lisa - Red deer, Alberta

To the Owners & Staff

Our stay July 22/23 is a memory that you helped make! Your customer service was the best... from reception, to spa treatment, to servers, to the Chef, to housekeeping & so on. The special dinner menu was so thoughtful.
Love & Hugs

The Tarts

Dear Rockwater,
Just returned home (sigh).  Just wanted you guys to know that we had an absolutely fabulous time.  You have yourself a world class destination with a staff that makes you feel warm and welcome with no request seeming to be too much to ask.  Please pass on our thanks to all and especially to Laurie in the dining room.
George and Terri

To all the staff -
My friend booked this for my B-Day. From the moment we walked in, it has been amazing. I work in the hospitality industry, and this place exceeds all my expectations and some. The staff catered to our every need! Words cannot explain how this made me feel, I will be telling my co-workers and guest's about this place. You will see me again. Keep up the great hospitality.


Nice atmosphere, caring staff, best chowder and great breakfast. I highly recommend the Rockwater, it’s clean, has a large pool, spa, kayaks, and cool places to hang out and read, paint, talk etc. Halfmoon Bay is a beautiful place with lots of outdoor activities and really cool people.


Rockwater Secret Cove Resort is a hidden gem on the Sunshine Coast and an ideal location to host a wedding. While the location is beautiful, it’s the attentive staff that makes holding a wedding at Rockwater spectacular. As a wedding stylist and planner, I’ve had the benefit of working with Rhian, the Wedding and Events Manager, and appreciate her attention to detail, flexibility, responsiveness (in the months, weeks and days leading up to the wedding) and positive attitude. Rhian is dedicated to the success each and every wedding. No detail or request is too much - just ask. If you want to plan a destination wedding in a stunning location and have the support of onsite staff who are dedicated to helping your vision come to life, Rockwater and Rhian will make it happen!

Room Tip: Splurge for a tent, they're amazing!

We can't say enough great things about Rockwater! We live in Vancouver and decided to go up there for a romantic weekend away...this was shortly after my (now) wife and I had gotten engaged. We saw on their website that they could accommodate a wedding of the size that we were planning, so we decided to chat with the wedding coordinator while we were there.

That weekend ended up being fantastic...the food at the restaurant was really great, the service was amazing, and the accommodations were second to none. We decided this was the perfect place for us to get married (which we booked for the summer of 2012).

All along the way, Rhian (the wedding coordinator) was a HUGE help. She has helped plan A LOT of weddings in the past, and it really showed when it came down to sorting out all the details for us. We used a few of the wedding suppliers listed on their website, and they were all very easy to deal with as they knew the property and had provided services for weddings there in the past. And when it came down to the last few weeks and days before the wedding Rhian and her team was eager to assist us with everything we needed, and she knew all of the details that we may have otherwise forgotten about.

The day went off perfectly; all of the little details were handled by Rhian and her staff. As a result, we were the most relaxed bride and groom anyone could expect. Hats off to Rockwater! We loved it so much we have planned to come back for our anniversary. The location is beautiful, the staff is super helpful, and the accommodations are amazing (especially the tent-suites).

To the Manager —

We have just spent three nights at Rockwater in tent #59.

Our stay was enhanced by the friendliness and efficiency of your staff. Right from the moment we checked in with the front desk staff to the waiters, spa staff and our maid. We were made to feel so welcome. You have quite a team representing the resort.

All the special touches that had been thought of in the tent; the tea lights, the beautiful robes, the cd player that took an mp3 player and even an umbrella made a difference.

The food was outstanding.

The crowning glory was the spectacular beauty of the setting and the glorious weather that we were blessed with.

It was a spectacular stay. We will recommend the Rockwater to our friends as a very classy getaway.

A big thank you to your staff.


Margaret & Alan

With summer winding down and the potential of an increased workload looming the horizon, an R&R getaway was just what I needed. I had heard many great things about the Rockwater Secret Cove Resort on British Columbia's Sunshine Coast and made the decision go up there for a couple of days.

I really had no idea of what to expect at the Resort other than what I had heard about it and what I had read on their website. I have to say the Resort was simply amazing and I wish I could've stayed an extra day or two.

The Resort is a scenic hour's drive from the Langdale Ferry Terminal and takes you through quaint, coastal little areas such as Gibsons, Sechelt and Davis Bay. In Sechelt make sure you stop for a coffee at the Bean Around the World cafe. Great coffee served by really friendly staff.

Upon arrival I noticed that the Resort was tucked in a cove with breathtaking panoramic views of the ocean and surrounding coastal Islands. I was greeted by friendly staff who were very knowledgeable of the area and provided me with the insider scoop on what to do and where to go.

The next couple of days were filled with activities from walking to hiking and time just flew by. With twilight dwindling my evenings were spent hanging out by the outdoor pool and sampling the various delicious and healthy foods at the resort's restaurant. Amazing food was prepared and served by even more amazing staff.

The accommodations were first class. I stayed in a large 1 bedroom suite overlooking the cove with a wonderful view of the surrounding areas. Each morning I sat on the patio drinking coffee, reading a book and soaking in the atmosphere. Good times!

I could go on and on but suffice to say that whether you are looking for a relaxing or active getaway, check out the Rockwater Secret Cove Resort.

Dear Rockwater Resort Staff:

I want to start with an apology for taking home our Tenthouse Suite key! I guess we loved our suite so much we subconsciously wanted to take it home with us!

I also would like to express our extreme satisfaction with our accommodation in Tenthouse Suite #65. The views were breathtaking, privacy was never an issue and the amenities were absolutely deluxe. Both my husband and I were amazed and in awe of the visionary who dreamed up these suites nestled in the arbutus trees. every desire we had was thought of by someone on your design team; candles, big goblet wine glasses, heated floors, even make up remover! Well done people... very well done...

Tonight we used the Certificate you sent us and the food and service were first class. Our waitress (I believe her name was Lauri) was second to none. She was extremely efficient, made an excellent martini and was most attentive. Our steak and lamb were cooked to perfection. We will certainly be back and will recommend Rockwater to our friends. Thank you for making my husbands 80th Birthday dinner most enjoyable.

Donna and Jack

I would like to thank the staff of Rockwater Lodge for helping us all have a wonderful party last Sunday for Jack's 70th birthday. Everything was absolutely superb. We loved the new cottage we stayed in - we were impressed with the thought and detail that has gone into them and also the surrounding grounds. The food was also wonderful.

We will definitely be back often, and have already spread the word to many others.

Thanking you, Adele

Just wanted to thank you again for a world class night in a tent house suite - truly a remarkable experience.

Best, David

Dear staff members of the RockWater Resort,

We just wanted to write a quick note to sincerely thank you for making our wedding weekend so special and memorable in all aspects. From the time we checked in to the time we left, every single experience we had far exceeded our expectations and every single staff member we met was so kind and courteous and went above and beyond in terms of service.

The food was outstanding on the days before the wedding (we had several meals at the resort) and of course on the wedding day. Everybody was raving about the food and presentation. Hats off to the head chef and his team. The muscles, prawns, bison, seafood pasta, and lamb in particular were out of this world!

As for the staff, they were outstanding! I'm not sure I have been to a hotel where I have experienced such a high level of professional, curious and just 100% accommodating staff. They truly added to the whole experience of the weekend and catered to our every need.

JM was great leading up to the event as we were very concerned we could not make it because of the challenge with my mom's recent operation and her ALS. He really worked with us to find out what we needed to accommodate her. Michael in the restaurant was unbelievable, so professional and so attentive to all the guests (and also the first person to call me Mrs. Richardson).

David worked so hard to ensure everything was running smoothly the whole evening of the wedding, and finally Carol at the front desk- she was so happy, fun and helpful with everything. Those are just a few I wanted to point out but really the whole staff was fantastic. You have an amazing team who made us feel so relaxed and welcome at the resort.

Our family has gone through a lot in the past few years, so we really did not want a stuffy, formal wedding. Our idea of the wedding was for it to be laid back, fun and basically to just host a big party to celebrate our marriage with our closest friends and family. We absolutely experienced this at the Rockwater resort. So many of our guests said they had an absolute blast and that it was the best wedding they have ever been to.

We are truly looking forward to many more Valentine's & Anniversary celebrations at your resort (but it looks like we won't be solo as everyone wants to come back and join us!).

Thank you again for everything and for making our wedding weekend even better than we could ever have expected!

Dave and Lisa Richardson


Just a quick note to express our delight in our stay and also compliment all on their friendliness, helpfulness, excellence, cleanliness and taste! Whew... hope we have another opportunity...

Best regards,
Nori and Mel

Hello Rockwater People,  We had a fabulously memorable time at your  Secret Cove Resort and indeed, we have become walking advertisements for you all.  The setting was indescribably beautiful.  The accommodations were so pleasant, quiet and comfortable...the food was 5 Star plus, the staff was friendly, helpful and informative.  We were there for a wedding and everything was perfect.   We loved every moment. Thank you so much for a beautiful time at your paradise.!!  We shall return!
Janet and Bill

I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say thank you for making our 10th Anniversary such a great experience.
We had to jet out very quickly to catch the always annoying & late ferry and didn't get a chance to fill out our guest comment card. Spending 3 nights alone without the kids in those wonderful tent's was exactly what we needed.
My husband and i have never encountered such incredible service from two of your Employees. Vanessa at the front desk was out-standing. From the moment we arrived she made it seem as if we were friends for years.
Also the biggest enjoyment of our experience was meeting Brent from the restaurant. He is by far the most valuable person from our visit there. The advice about hiking/food/wine and basically all the information he provided
us with was incredible. I really hope that you can send on this message to him and give him a huge thank you from us. We've never met a server that went so far and beyond to make our stay more than we can put words
to. When he delivered our room service he even offered to tidy up our tent and when my husband clogged the toilet he was out there in a flash to take care of it. (Are all of your server's, maintenance? housekeepers as well?)
We really hope that our next visit we will be able to see both of these amazing people. They spoke so highly of everyone that they worked and how there bosses were the biggest influences to them and how they would like to be later in life.
Again, thank you so much for our time with you and we will spread the word of how amazing your spot is and will make sure to book again soon.