It’s no secret that there’s a large cohort of people, particularly in the United States, who don’t fully utilize their vacation time — more than 40 percent, according to a 2023 Pew survey. Yet travel is one of the best ways to avoid burnout and keep a healthy work-life balance. That’s especially the case when it comes to wellness-focused locations and resorts that make feeling your best a priority rather than an afterthought.
Delta Hotels Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort in Victoria, Canada, helps guests achieve that by focusing on something that many people don’t focus on enough: hydration. And it does so in a tranquil and rejuvenating property along the Pacific coastline.
Delta Hotels, part of Marriott Bonvoy’s global portfolio of 31 hotel brands, partnered with waterdrop as part of its new hydration program. Waterdrop is an Austrian hydration brand that makes flavored, sugar-free cubes that dissolve in water to encourage tasteful water consumption enhanced by natural extracts and vitamins. Guests checking into any of the more than 120 Delta Hotels locations around the world can now indulge in a refreshing twist to their hydration routine by infusing their water with waterdrop’s compact, sugar-free flavor cubes.
In 2023, I was invited to a hydration retreat at the Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort. To celebrate the collaboration, the two brands created an immersive itinerary that allowed me to experience the beauty and benefits of water.
On the property, there are numerous perks, including access to the Damara Day Spa for relaxation, a fitness center for staying active, an indoor heated pool, tennis courts, and waterfront dining options with picturesque views. The brand’s amenities, such as complimentary water bottles in the room and convenient hydration stations, provide guests with accessible options to pause and rehydrate throughout their stay. My newly renovated room featured a plush bed, stylish decor, free high-speed WiFi, a 55-inch TV, and a large desk with an ergonomic chair and plug-in panel. Depending on when and where you book, nightly rates can range from $170 to $300 per night.
The new hydration program aligns perfectly with the resort’s ethos of delivering thoughtful touches for on-the-go leisure and business guests. The Microdrink cube flavors, including Boost, Focus, and Glow, cater to different preferences and needs, and they’re incredibly simple to use. Guests can dissolve them in cold still or sparkling water to create a revitalizing and flavorful drink. Additionally, waterdrop cubes are vegan, gluten-free, and free from added sugars, encapsulating only the essence of flavored drinks without the extras found in many off-the-shelf flavored waters.
Staying at Delta Hotels Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort: Dining and exploring the area
Located at the southern tip of Vancouver Island, the ocean is never far in Victoria. The on-site restaurant, LURE, brings the fishing culture of early settlers in the region to a refined maritime setting with menus centered around locally sourced seafood. For those eager to grab a quick breakfast or bite before heading out to explore the surrounding area, Harbour Grab ‘n Go has breakfast, snacks, and lunch at the ready. And getting out there to see more of Victoria is part of the joy of basing your trip at Delta Hotels.
After a breathwork session on the resort’s sixth-floor patio complete with waterdrop Microtea, I ventured off on a whale watching sunset excursion, complete with a cozy Delta Hotels jacket. The next day, I took a seaplane to Butchart Gardens to immerse myself in nature as I explored the historic garden. Upon arrival, I received a map with points of interest, each marked with corresponding QR codes that guided me through brief focus and breathing exercises.
As part of Marriott Bonvoy, finding the right excursions to explore the region around Delta Hotels Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort is easy with a number of experiences that the staff can help set up. Vancouver Island is one of the top adventure destinations in the world, with ready access to nature — be it the mountains, the ocean, or the many hiking and biking trails. There are food and history tours, pedicab, bike, or horse-drawn carriage trips, visits to Vancouver Island to embrace outdoor adventure, and even doughnut tours across the city. Slightly farther out, there’s Gorge Waterway Park where all manner of outdoor recreation can be found.
How to Get to Delta Hotels Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort
To reach this idyllic waterfront destination, fly into Victoria International Airport, which is well connected to major Canadian cities and is easy to get to from major cities in the United States. From the airport, you can opt for shuttle service or a taxi to reach the resort in approximately 30 minutes. Alternatively, if you’re arriving from the mainland, you can take a scenic ferry ride from Vancouver to Victoria, which offers spectacular views of the coastline and the possibility of spotting marine wildlife along the way.
Once in Victoria, a short drive or pleasant stroll will lead you to the resort, perfectly situated on the waterfront.