World Oceans Day

By June 4, 2018 Experiences, Nature

This week, we are celebrating the ocean. Our planet’s lifeline. This precious ecosystem plays an integral part in regulating the environment and is vital to the viability of entire economies. The ocean is home to extraordinarily diverse marine life, which we are fortunate to appreciate and protect every day on North Island.

In celebration of World Oceans Day, our guests are invited to join us in the Piazza for an ‘Exquisite Fish’ dinner in partnership with Relais & Châteaux for the week of 4 – 10 June, with a special four-course menu that pays tribute to the ocean. Island flavours have pride of place in exceptional seafood dishes; from coconut and lime ceviche served with papaya, young coconut flesh and mango salsa to tamarind-glazed Red Snapper with spicy yellow curry aubergine, soursop purée and flash-fried baby carrots. All complemented by the gentle music of the ocean and candle-lit tables on the beach.

North Island is also launching an immersive private cooking experience with the Chef this week, where you can barbeque a whole fish on the beach in a family-style Creole menu infused with authentic, local flavours. Dine with your feet in the sand as the sun dips below the horizon, while you admire endless Indian Ocean views.

World Oceans Day is an opportunity to raise awareness for sustainable fishing around the globe and highlight the danger that overfishing poses for our oceans. North Island adheres to a strict fishing policy that goes beyond national laws, in keeping with the philosophy of sustainable use of our shared marine resources. Fish on our menus are caught by our chefs, straight from North Island’s waters. You can also catch your own on a memorable fishing trip!

Every day this week, we will be inviting guests to join us in unique activities centred around the appreciation of the Island’s marine environment, from diving with resident Environmentalists and collecting data on key fish species to beach yoga classes. From early morning turtle walks and beach patrol to movie nights on the beach under the stars. Providing plenty of enriching opportunities to learn about and get involved in the Island’s marine conservation initiatives and feel connected to the ocean.

Images courtesy of Relais & Châteaux