Rockwater Secret Cove Resort

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On the beach
On the beach
On the beach
Seasonal outdoor pool, open 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM, pool umbrellas

Overview of Rockwater Secret Cove Resort

Rockwater Secret Cove Resort

4.0 star property

3.9/5 Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
5356 Ole's Cove Road, Sunshine Coast, Halfmoon Bay, BC, V0N 1Y2

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSargeant Bay Provincial Park12 min drive
  • Popular LocationBaker Beach Park15 min drive
  • Popular LocationSmuggler Cove Marine Provincial Park17 min drive
  • AirportPowell River, BC (YPW)118 min drive

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About this area

Halfmoon Bay

Located in Halfmoon Bay, Rockwater Secret Cove Resort is in a rural area and on the beach. Baker Beach Park and Pender Harbour Golf Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Smuggler Cove Marine Provincial Park and Sargeant Bay Provincial Park. Guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Sargeant Bay Provincial Park - 12 min drive
  • Pender Harbour - 12 min drive
  • Baker Beach Park - 15 min drive
  • Smuggler Cove Marine Provincial Park - 17 min drive
  • Francis Point Provincial Park - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Vancouver Intl. Airport (YVR) - 157 min drive


  • Upper Deck Cafe - 5 min drive
  • Mama's Japanese Kitchen - 11 min drive
  • Grasshopper Pub - 11 min drive
  • Euspiria Cafe - 12 min drive

About this property

Rockwater Secret Cove Resort

4-star hotel by the ocean
A roundtrip airport shuttle, a terrace, and a garden are just a few of the amenities provided at Rockwater Secret Cove Resort. With a beachfront location, this hotel is the perfect place to soak up some sun. Treat yourself to spa services, such as a massage, a facial, or a body wrap. In addition to dry cleaning/laundry services and a bar, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Swimming pool with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free self parking
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast (surcharge), an area shuttle, and an area shuttle
  • A seasonal outdoor pool, concierge services, and wedding services
  • Guest reviews say great things about the helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Rockwater Secret Cove Resort feature perks such as bathrobes, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and free bottled water.
Extra amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with free toiletries and hair dryers
  • Electric kettles, portable fans, and daily housekeeping


Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free uncovered self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 8:30 AM–11:00 AM: CAD 11-24 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Spa services
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Seasonal outdoor pool


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Meeting room


  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Facials
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - Thai


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Portable fan


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Free bottled water


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

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88% of travelers were happy with check-in
Check-in from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 19


Check-out before 11:00 AM
A late check-out fee will be charged

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of CAD 35 per pet, per day
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
Pets cannot be left unattended
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Breakfast fee: between CAD 11 and CAD 24 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: CAD 35 per pet, per day
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • A late check-out fee will be charged

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
The seasonal pool will be open from May to September
Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Rockwater Secret Cove Resort have a pool?

Yes, this property has a seasonal outdoor pool. Pool access is from 9:00 AM–8:00 PM.

How much does it cost to stay at Rockwater Secret Cove Resort?

As of Sep 25, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Rockwater Secret Cove Resort on Oct 3, 2022 start from $158.18, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Rockwater Secret Cove Resort pet-friendly?

Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a fee of CAD 35 per pet, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much is parking at Rockwater Secret Cove Resort?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Rockwater Secret Cove Resort?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at Rockwater Secret Cove Resort?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a fee.

Does Rockwater Secret Cove Resort provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle.

Where is Rockwater Secret Cove Resort located?

Nestled on the beach, this Halfmoon Bay hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Smuggler Cove Marine Provincial Park, Baker Beach Park, and Sargeant Bay Provincial Park. Pender Harbour Golf Club and Pender Harbour are also within 12 mi (20 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 108 out of 317 reviews
5 - Excellent 34%
Rating 4 - Good. 113 out of 317 reviews
4 - Good 36%
Rating 3 - Okay. 54 out of 317 reviews
3 - Okay 17%
Rating 2 - Poor. 25 out of 317 reviews
2 - Poor 8%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 17 out of 317 reviews
1 - Terrible 5%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



3/5 Okay

Traveled with partner
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
We stayed ten or so years ago and had an amazing time. We returned for a special trip, but were quite disappointed. The property looks a little tired, and in need of some basic maintenance/upkeep. They seemed woefully understaffed, and some of the service particularly in the dining room was not great. The restaurant has dipped significantly in quality, especially for thr priced charges. Our $25 eggs Benedict arrived with a congealed version of hollandsose ( I suspect mayonnaise based), and was cold. We sent it back, and the server returned breezily a minute or two later saying it was now steaming hot as she’d microwaved it… so now the eggs were over, the smoked salmon was cooked… When we had dinner, the vegetables /carrots and asparagus) were boiled to death and mushy, the potato dish was dry and the rare steaks we ordered were medium to medium rare. Not great for $50. Limited and overpriced wine selection too. A side of fries for $9 also seemed a bit much. We stayed in a room at the lodge as there were no tents available. The room was fine with a huge soaker tub, but oddly a small double bed rather than a king or queen when there was space for either. Also the tv didn’t work. The pool and location are great, but there was no pool service or pool food/snack menu. So - nothing that couldn’t be improved with more/better trained staff and more attention to detail. And possibly a new chef.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

1/5 Terrible

Traveled with group
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Terrible service and overpriced! Way too expensive, stay somewhere else. It is dirty (dead bugs smashed on the wall, a substance on the bedside table, mold in the bathrooms. The grounds are unkept, untidy and unprofessional. The food was overpriced, poor quality and the service was terrible. The waiter and waitress were rude (smashing plates on the table, spilled wine then refused to get clean napkins, rolled their eyes, commented on private conservations). The location is beautiful. As they didn't answer the phone we were stranded at the Marina and told we should walk (3.4 km) when we could have docked our boat at their dock. Overall very disappointing.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Property has a great view and good location for visiting the area. Swimming pool was clean but a little cold. There was no air conditioning but fans were provided. Still hot on the second floor. Stairs up to second floor were very steep and no help was offered for luggage transport. Room had been nicely renovated but bed was too soft. Bottled water was provided which was good since tap water had a slight sulphur scent. Restaurant meal was very good and so was service. View and pool were great but property seems over-priced in terms of accommodation. There was also a lack of signage to the pool area as well as to the location of pool towels which would have been helpful.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

3/5 Okay

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The property is located in a beautiful spot. But very dated rooms. We stayed in the family room but had no deck to sit or hang wet bathing suits outside. The restaurant staff were fantastic but again the restaurant itself was hot and dated. I wouldn’t go back.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022

2/5 Poor

Traveled with family
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Our recent trip to the property was a huge disappointment. Rooms and property are very tired and need redoing badly. Our room was not at all up to the standard of what we were charged. Bathrooms need redoing. The mattresses in our bed had a dip And I woke up with a back ache everyday whilst sleeping on it. Badly insulated walls. We were up at various times of the light with the noises of guests upstairs and outside and next to Us. The hotel in-house laundry was right next to our room and that kept us up all night as well. Dining choices are limited and overpriced. You can get cheaper and more delicious and fantastic meals in surrounding areas of the hotel. Mosquitos in abundance in the property and not much being done to protect the hotel guests from That. Honestly for the astronomical amount we paid for our family suite. It was a huuuuuuge disappointment. We did not get the standard we were expecting Will Definitely not recommend wasting your money here. The only thing they have going for them is the location. Pool was not even heated. Kids froze in it. Such a shame. It doesn’t take much to go the extra mile in service And this hotel does not provide it.
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022

2/5 Poor

Chloe Wei
Traveled with family
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The location is alright. Near the water and has a dock for the boat. Hotel has poor amenities. We stayed in a two bedrooms suite on second floor. Looking down from the window of one bed room was the garbage bins.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful resort next to the ocean and nature . Staffs are friendly and helpful. We needed life jacket for our kids to go into the pool because it a bit too deep and they went to find it for us. Room cleanliness is not the best.we found stain on the pillows and the sheet doesn’t seem to be very clean . Overall we have a good time at the resort. Btw pool is not heated so can be cold if the weather is not warm.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very beautiful location in Secret Cove on the Sunshine Coast. Stunning views of sunsets and sunrises! Lots of outdoor activities from kayaking to hiking! We will come again!
Stayed 3 nights in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Third time for us on our anniversary. Love the tents!
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The room was superb as well as the view. We had dinner at the resort on Day 1. Had a nice meal with another beautiful view. Would recommend this resort strongly.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2022