Watermark Beach Resort
What We Love
- Choose from 123 suites in the main resort, or 35 beachfront villas
- The Wine Bar and Patio makes great use of local suppliers and Okanagan wineries
- The Illumination Spa uses only vegan and organic products
- The location is handy to the Okanagan wine region and Nk'mip Desert
What To Know
- This destination is a big hit with snowbirds, along with business groups
- While some rooms have lake views, others are of Osoyoos town
- The resort is pet-friendly, with a fee of CAD $25 per day
- Resort guests can moor their boats at the private 16-slip marina
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Parking On Site
A cross between a condo development and a resort, this lakefront retreat in the popular Okanagan Valley offers a huge array of diversions, from full-day culinary excursions to wake boarding, along with pools, a full service spa, and fitness center. Suites and beachfront villas are large and self-contained, with full kitchens and indoor/outdoor dining areas. At the Wine Bar and Patio, tuck into treats like the charcuterie plate filled with meats and cheeses from local suppliers paired with acclaimed wines from the Okanagan Valley. Chill out at the Illumination Spa, which offers everything from Chakra massages to reflexology.
In the Area
Take advantage of the resort’s “Signature Experience,” a guided farm tour via a vintage 1952 Mercury truck through Canada’s only pocket desert, visiting organic fields and vineyards. You’ll visit the country market and wine shop at Covert Farms in the valley’s south before heading back to the Wine Bar and Patio where local wines are paired with farm-fresh dishes. Explore Oliver Osoyoos Wine Country, a group of 31 grape growers and wine makers in the Okanagan Valley. If hitting the fairway is a priority, head to Sonora Dunes golf course, overlooking Nk’mip Winery and the shores of Osoyoos Lake.
How to Get There
We loved the Watermark beach resort. We had a beautiful suite which was really well equipped. Washing machine, dryer, ironing board,iron etc. we had a lovely big balcony with a partial view of the lake. Our only small complaint was that the pool and pool area was very busy and noisy. It was really difficult to get sun beds, so we just went to lakeside instead. Osoyoos is a very small town but we just needed a relaxing break after touring the Rockies. All the staff we met were friendly and helpful, especially Liam.
My hubby, 3 year old daughter and I spent 2 nights at the Watermark in July for the second year in a row. Our stay was great, as it was last year. Prices are steep during peak season and we didn’t luck out like last year and get a partial lake view which meant we barely used our patio this year. Only other complaint is that they need heavier blinds as it is super bright very early in the rooms. Otherwise everything was top notch. Room was spotless and well equipped, staff was friendly and helpful, pool was lots of fun and the BP’s is a great addition to the hotel since it seems to be mostly young families staying. Definitely hope to keep going back every year!
We joined several families for a reunion, we are very familiar with Osoyoos but this was a first time staying at Watermark.
The hotel was spotless and well run, the pool was great for families. Lots of lounge chairs and umbrellas and the rooms were well equipped, very clean, and nicely furnished.
However we stayed in room 207 and our bedroom windows were approximately 15 -20 feet from the patio of Boston Pizza which is open until midnight. If the Boston Pizza did not have the wrought 3 foot iron fence around the seating area customers could walk right up to your 10x10 foot windows
At closing time, the staff turn on the floodlights and clean up and chit chat outside your window. We had to have the blinds closed for the entire time as patio was immediately in front of the window. However the blinds did not block the flood lights. Further the windows remained closed for security purpose and to try and reduce the disruption of the noise from the customers and the music. We had to use earplugs each evening.
It was very awkward and noisy, we contacted the manager who deducted the cost of the upgrade which was very much appreciated.
It’s unfortunate that this design flaw is present because it ruins the room.
The hotel area, staff, location etc were great. However room selection is critical ask lots of questions to find the right choice for you
We went to the Watermark about 6 years ago when our kids were younger. They had a blast and so did we. We came back this summer. Kids now 11 and 14. The resort was nice, food good, units very useful wit kitchens and nicely decorated. However some of the parts of the hotel that we liked so much when the kids were younger weren’t quite so great this time around - pool filled with young screaming children, lots of families, no quiet corner anywhere. I get it - that was us a few years ago. But not only did I find it annoying, even my kids wanted nothing to do with it. We ended up eating out and avoiding the pool which was too bad. But the resort is still really nice and I recommend it for that reason. But if tons of young children are not your thing stay away in summer months.
We booked a family reunion a year in advance with rooms and dinner, etc. We were shunted from room to room and asked to leave room at check out 11/00am with no room to go to; leaving us with 4 hours without a room. Worst management and staff, average food that was over priced.. non sympathetic staff. You have been warned.