Near the town of Gravenhurst in the southern Muskoka region, Taboo stands out for its sleek sophistication in a bucolic setting. Known until May 2003 as Muskoka Sands, the resort's new name may conjure up images of a hedonistic adults-only retreat. The truth is anything but: Taboo is a family-friendly zone, with a kids' club that schedules activities for every day of the week during the high season in summer. And the fact that the resort is so willing to take care of the children means that many adults can soak up spa treatments or dine at one of the on-site restaurants without a second thought.
Taboo is best known for its golf course, which Mike Weir (the 2003 Masters champion) calls his home course. The course is a major stop on the Muskoka Golf Trail. The Golf Academy can help those who want to improve their game. Another reason to come to Taboo is the excellent dining at Elements Restaurant, Culinary Theatre & Lounge.
One of my favorite things about Taboo is that every single room, large and small alike, has its own deck or balcony. While all of the sophisticated offerings at the resort are excellent, nothing beats taking in the utterly serene and beautiful setting it enjoys.
Facilities: 2 restaurants; bar; 4 pools (3 outdoor, 1 indoor); 2 golf courses (18-hole and 9-hole); 5 tennis courts; squash court; health club; spa (in-room treatments also available); Jacuzzi; sauna; children's programs; game room; concierge; business center; limited room service; laundry service; dry cleaning.
- © Frommer's 2013
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- Very Highly Recommended 2010