July 10, 2014 5:01 pm

Vancouver Island resort named most expensive hotel in North America

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort

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VANCOUVER – During the months of July and August it will cost you almost $3,700 a night to stay there, but it may also be the ultimate private luxury getaway.

A resort on Vancouver Island has been named the most expensive hotel in North America by TravelMag.com.

The  Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is only accessible via a 45 minute private seaplane transfer from Vancouver, or a 30 minute boat ride from Tofino.

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It is open from mid-May until the end of September and offers 20 luxury guests tents.

To stay there in the peak summer months will put you back $3,681 a night, per tent.

John Caton, co-owner and managing director of the resort, says this price does include five-star dining and wine service, a seaplane flight from the Lower Mainland on Sea Air, and access to any and all activities offered by the resort such as whale watching, deep sea salmon or halibut fishing, spa treatments, horseback riding and more.

The hotel comes in eighth place overall with two hotels in the Seychelles taking the top two spots.

Caton says “it’s an honour, to be up against some of these other properties around the world. If we’ve got that designation right now, and we’re running at 90 per cent capacity, I’m honoured.”

The resort was also the location for Ryan Reynolds and Scarlett Johansson’s wedding in 2008.

The top 20 most expensive hotels in the world are:

  1. North Island Lodge (Seychelles) $6995
  2. Fregate Island (Seychelles) $5246
  3. Laucala Resort (Taveuni ,Fiji) $5040
  4. Khwai River Lodge (Okavango Delta, Botswana) $3800
  5. Savute Elephant Camp (Chobe, Botswana) $3800
  6. Eagle Island Camp (Okavango Delta, Botswana) $3800
  7. Singita Sasakwa Lodge (Serengeti, Tanzania) $3700
  8. Clayoquot Wilderness Resort (Vancouver Island, Canada) $3681
  9. Le Dune, Forte Village Resort (Sardinia, Italy) $3114
  10. Mnemba Island Lodge (Zanzibar, Tanzania) $3100
  11. Singita Lebombo Lodge (Limpopo, South Africa) $2754
  12. The Wakaya Club and Spa (Wakaya, Fiji) $2740
  13. Cala Di Volpe (Sardinia, Italy) $2613
  14. Canouan Resort (St. Vincent and the Grenadines) $2592
  15. Hotel Pitrizza (Sardinia, Italy) $2567
  16. Villa del Parco (Sardinia, Italy) $2502
  17. Four Seasons Tented Camp (Chiang Rai, Thailand) $2436
  18. Maia Luxury Resort & Spa (Anse Louis, Seychelles) $2420
  19. The Ranch at Rock Creek (Philipsburg, United States) $2385
  20. Queen Charlotte Lodge (Naden Harbour, Canada) $2308

A video from the resort:

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