Stay at Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino, Canada

Ranked #74 in our countdown of the 100 Best Hotels and Resorts in the World.

Wickaninnish Inn stands on a wind-lashed rocky promontory backed by old-growth forests on Vancouver Island’s west coast. On the edge of Pacific Rim National Park, this is one of the world’s top storm-watching destinations.

The inn, however, is comfortable and cosy. Guestrooms have floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies, and loads of thoughtful extras (raincoats, brollies, beach towels, binoculars). The Pointe Restaurant’s Pacific Northwest cuisine makes the most of the ocean’s bounty.

There’s a first-class wine list and a heady selection of single malt whisky.

Size 63 rooms and 12 suites genuine guest score 4.6/5 genuine guest review “Spectacular surroundings and remoteness. Staying at the Wickaninnish Inn is the icing on the cake.”

Did you know Wickaninnish, which means ‘no one in front in the canoe’, was the chief of the local First Nation during first contact with Europeans.