Field Trip: Delta Grand Okanagan Resort

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

We were recently invited to stay at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort.  What an incredible experience it was – you must, must plan a trip to Kelowna and experience this fabulous accommodation! We had an absolutely fabulous three days here and we know you will love it!

The Delta Grand Okanagan Resort is a waterfront hotel with over seven acres of property.  260 hotel rooms plus 60 condos and suites means a lot of people can enjoy this amazing resort! We were treated to a gorgeous suite in the Royal Private Residence Club which offers 70 luxury waterfront villas.

When we arrived at the hotel, we immediately felt welcomed by the hospitable, attentive front desk staff. Our check-in was quick and easy, and we were off to check out our villa!

First impressions of the interior of our suite were… wow!  The bathrooms were grand and spacious, with walk in showers, modern fixtures and fluffy white towels. The master bathroom was gorgeous and came complete with a giant soaker tub. The two bedrooms were luxurious and comfortable and the third bedroom/den had a lovely desk (if one could get any work done in such a beautiful place!).  The full kitchen was modern, with every kitchen accessory you would require to cook a simple or extravagant meal.  The sitting room’s leather sofa, flat screen TV and fireplace made it very inviting! Everything about the suite said ‘come in, put up your feet, stay a while’.

As we explored our fabulous suite, we could see Okanagan Lake sparkling through the shades.  We pulled the curtains and headed out to a gorgeous patio overlooking the lake. This was our view:

This was where we were going to spend lots of our time, we decided, but first we took a walk around the vast property to check out what the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort had to offer!  Our first stop was the rooftop pool deck located in the Royal Private Residences Club. Check out this view!!!

The rooftop patio includes BBQs, an indoor/outdoor pool, comfy lounge chairs, an indoor and an outdoor hot tub, change rooms with showers, a private fitness centre and a fridge area for one to keep their drinks/food.  Alcohol is permitted, though no glass is allowed on the pool deck.

We then wandered over to the main hotel pool which is equally indoors and out.  It also includes a hot tub and the fitness centre is huge!  There is lots to do in and around the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort.  On site you will find boutiques, travel tour operators, a coffee bar, a casino, The Spa at the Grand, a few restaurants, a liquor store and the cutest little sweet and gelato shop: Sweet Cravings.

We enjoyed a walk around the neighbourhood, which took us to a fabulous art gallery, adorable little boutiques and a local brewery.  Located directly across the street from the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort is the Kelowna Art Gallery, the Rotary Centre for the Arts and Prospera Place. If you are traveling to Kelowna to catch a show or exhibit, there isn’t a better place to stay than the Grand!

Everything you could possibly want on an Okanagan vacation is literally right at your door at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort. Directly outside you will find rentals of sea-doos, power boats, paddle boats, waterskis and bike rentals. Or you could book a parasailing adventure on Lake Okanagan – looks like fun! There is something for everyone within the hotel grounds. Families, couples, friends – this is a great vacation destination for any group of people.

The dining at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort was fantastic.  We ordered room service in the evening and the pizza and sandwiches were fresh and yummy.  We very much enjoyed breakfast and dinner at the Grand Bay Cafe, the waterside restaurant in the hotel.  Breakfast sure set the bar high for dinner!  We enjoyed the buffet breakfast which included fresh Okanagan fruit, french toast, eggs, bacon, sausages, cereals and eggs made to order by two busy chefs.

Dinner at the Grand Bay Cafe was delightful. I enjoyed an exquisite salmon dish, which saw wild salmon wrapped in prosciutto. It was melt-in-your-mouth amazing! My husband enjoyed a steak that was cooked and seasoned to perfection. After all of that I fell deeply in love with the Grand Bay Cafe’s creme brulee for dessert. I don’t even have words to describe how luscious it was. We went home with happy bellies that night!

I was invited to experience The Spa at the Grand.  Their full service spa offers everything from facials to pedicures to body wraps. I enjoyed a delicious Equavie facial. My esthetician, Jamie, was lovely. Very knowledgeable, super friendly and made me feel completely pampered. In fact, all of the staff we interacted with at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort were absolutely wonderful.  Everyone clearly loves their jobs. On our second day at the hotel, neither of us were feeling well so we had to cancel some appointments. Next thing we know, peppermint tea and Halls lozenges arrived at our door, followed an hour later by homemade soup, crackers and ginger ale. A really, really thoughtful team!

All in all, a very enjoyable field trip to Kelowna. Stay tuned for some additional posts on our adventures around the city, wineries and farms!

Thanks once again to Delta Hotels for inviting us on this adventure!

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
www.deltahotels.com
Ring: 1.800.465.4651



Contributor: Kristi Ferguson

Kristi Ferguson is the Founder & Editor of The Pulse. Her company, Double You, offers online communications consulting, project management and event planning. Kristi is a proud mama who loves to explore, shop, laugh & create. She is passionate about promoting all things local. Twitter: @pulseblogonline @MrsKFergie



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