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Treat yourself, recharge your batteries and lighten up: receive your guided, whole-body detoxification and bodily cleanse with qualified support from our team -- or simply escape the winter blues -- when you visit Fresh Start on evergreen ** Vancouver Island ** in Beautiful British Columbia; with only a few snowfalls per year and green grass all winter long, summers here are pleasantly sunny and mild, with abundant wild nature. Fresh Start is the perfect place to start your healing journey.


Ocean Resort, Vancouver Island’s Wellness Retreat Centre is the perfect setting for your Fresh Start Health Retreat. You will enjoy an environment that is both welcoming and supportive to your healing.

Enjoy long walks on the beach, watch the resident eagle and other wildlife from the comfort of a beach chair while going through a health program, or enjoy a contemplative stroll through the driftwood labyrinth.


The Ocean Resort boasts 28 beautifully appointed hotel rooms many with ocean views. This eco-friendly Resort has been recently renovated, and beautifully decorated.

Room decor is crisp and clean with a cozy feel. Designed with guest comfort in mind, every room is appointed with wood flooring, hypoallergenic duvets and Purely Saltspring amenities, drawing the natural ocean-side setting into the décor.

You can choose either private or shared accommodation options for your stay. Note: Accommodations are included in the package.


The Ocean Wellness Centre accommodates your daily activities: cleansing drinks, lectures, sharing times, dining, workshops, spa services.

The center offers two meeting and consultation rooms, a comfortable sitting area, a fitness facilities, spa treatment rooms, far-infrared saunas, and a dining area. Lectures, health videos and group time take place in two spacious meeting rooms. The sitting area is a lovely space where you can read, contemplate or visit with other guests. Colonic and steam bath facilities are also available.

Our guests enjoy nutritious and delicious meals, and fresh organic juices and cleansing drinks in the comfort of the ocean view dining-room.

The yoga room offers more ocean views and is where group exercise and mediation sessions are housed as per your schedule.

Services Offered

You can count on us to invest ourselves fully in your experience at Fresh Start. When you join us for one of our health programs, whether it's for 2, 5, 7, 9, 12 or 14 days, we will do everything possible to help you relax, prevent ill health, rejuvenate and, in some cases reverse, conditions that are in the way of your enjoyment of life to the fullest.

Your 14 days with us will include: [SUBJECT TO CHANGE]

Pre-program health assessment and consultation with natural health consultant
Pre-cleanse preparation guidelines
Accommodations and use of the facilities
Green body care products (shampoo, conditioner and soap)
Guest binder and water bottle
Gourmet raw organic meals on eating days
Organic fruit, as well as organic fruit and vegetable smoothies on semi-fasting days
Fresh organic juices, including wheatgrass shots
Variety of soothing herbal teas and plenty of fresh lemon juice
Thorough whole digestive tract cleanse
Liver/gall bladder flush
Blood purification
Candida/Heavy metal cleanse
Kidney cleanse
Parasite formula
A variety of herbal teas
High quality pro-biotic (acidophilus) supplements
Raw organic sauerkraut juice for colon cleanse and re-nourishment of the "good" bacteria
Kelp capsules and evening primrose oil capsules for hormonal support and rebuilding
Daily steam bath
Health lectures and videos
Two Healthy meals preparation workshops
One Healthy drinks preparation workshop
Daily Group Time, facilitated by a program director
Six yoga classes
Five guided meditations
Two excursions
One guided nature walk
One fitness class
One African dance-movement class
One art class
In-depth health evaluation by Program Director and eight to ten page personalized "Tips for the Journey" to take home
Assistance and guidance throughout the program

*All of Fresh Start's programs are all-inclusive.
**See our website for most up-to-date list of services.

Policies & Restrictions

No pets.
Smoking: allowed, private rooms only
Age: children* to adults
*children may attend a session only if accompanied by their legal guardian; please visit our website or phone for further details.

Booking Your Stay:
Booking your stay at Fresh Start Health Retreat Center consists of a simple 3-step process:

1. Submit the Inquiry Form
2. Over the Phone Consultation
3. Payment and Transportation

DON’T MISS OUT! Space is limited. Our policy is “first come, first serve”.

Rates & Availability

Our programs start at $640 up to $8120, depending on PROGRAM LENGTH (from 2 days to 14 days), and PACKAGE TYPE (room type: Staying Off-site, Shared or Private Rooms & Courtyard or Ocean View/Suite).

Note: All rates are subject to 5% GST.

FAQ: What does ‘shared’ mean? It means you'll have a roommate. Only two guests per room. Ocean Resort is a 3 star resort and has nice, clean eco rooms.

Note: If you smoke or snore, we highly suggest to go with a Private Room.

Other Information

Before you click away, carefully listen to your heart and ask yourself, "Is this the right place and time?" If you sense that there is more to it, please go to our web site and carefully study the programs.

Your heart is the best guide. Trust yourself... and if it's meant to be for us to meet, we'll see you soon.


Ocean Resort is located on Vancouver Island in Oyster Bay, just south of Campbell River, BC near Saratoga Beach.

Guests traveling by air can fly into either the Comox Airport (YQQ) or the Campbell River Airport (YBL) when staying at Ocean Resort.

Vancouver - Nanaimo
Tsawwassen Terminal - Duke point Terminal
Horseshoe Bay Terminal - Departure Bay Terminal

Nanaimo to Ocean Resort, Oyster Bay, (apx. 150 km)
Continue North towards Campbell River on Hwy 19;
Exit #144 (Hamm Rd; To Hwy 19A; Travel 4 Km North.

Prince Rupert & Bella Coola & Pt. Hardy to Oyster Bay
Drive South approx. 3.5 Hours Hwy 19:
Exit #161 (Jubilee Parkway) to 19A; Travel South 9 Km.

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