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Flare Magazine 2012 Romantic Escapes

Flare Magazine identifies five “sexy getaways to light your fire.  They include Marrakech, Barcelona, Big Sur, Dolphin Island (Fiji) and the Sunshine Coast  (mostly referring to Secret Cove).  Here’s what they say:

We know what your thinking – Sunshine what?  And yet, from safari-chic tent accomodation to casual-cool oyster bars, this West Coast gem – a 40 minute ferry ride from the mainland- offers plenty of sexytime inspiration.

SLEEP  If Edward and Bella’s treetop hopping set your heart aflutter – – you’ll love ROCKWATER SECRET COVE RESORT‘S glamping style tenthouse.  Accessed via a winding boardwalk, the suites offer a 360 view of the forest and ocean, so you can enjoy the vista from your in-room hydroptherapy tub or on you own private veranda….

EAT Make a reservation at UPPER DECK CAFE (open May – October) where you can take in the sunset uninterrupted – no candlelight required.  Set in SECRET COVE MARINA, the floating restaurant serves up fresh local ingredients in succulent dishes such as citrusy seaweed encrusted Halibut with root vegetable risotto.

PLAY Sample the galleries and shps around Gibson’s Landing, or stock up on home-baked goods at the Sunday market.  Sportive couples can also work up a sweat with a hike though the forested trails of Smuggler’s Cove Provincial Park, the spot of Prohibition lore – adventurous paddlers like to paddle off from this spot to explore the surrounding Islands…

Wherever you go on the coast, one this is ure: it’s easy to get carried away. – Catalina Margulis.

2012 at the Cove

In June 2008 the New York Times published its list of 31 places to visit that summer.  I don’t know what will be on their 2012 list.  Doesn’t matter.  We don’t have to wait.  Secret Cove, the heart of the sunshine coast, is the place to be.

Here’s what the NY people had to say back in 2008:

The Sunshine Coast of British Columbia certainly lives up to its name. Averaging upward of 2,400 hours of sunny skies a year, the resort area is two hours northwest of Vancouver and is dotted with scenic restaurants, hippie cafes and arty shops. Despite its popularity, the region remains pristine because the coastline is largely accessible by boat only. Kayakers will find marine life galore, including phosphorescent plankton that glow during moonlight paddles. Sunbathers will find long stretches of sandy beaches, lagoons and rocky tide pools. Lodging can be found near the town of Sechelt ( An affordable little resort called Rockwater Secret Cove (; 877-296-4593) has its own beach, with rooms starting at 119 Canadian dollars.