It’s officially been Spring for almost a week! It’s hard to believe that Easter is just around the corner. At Atlantica Hotel & Marina Oak Island, we love planning fun activities for the whole family. Easter is no exception. We’ve got great regular guests who love to spend their Easters with us, and there’s a few reasons why!
Thinking of taking the plunge and becoming an Easter vacationer? Let me tell you about some of the reasons your kids will love visiting us at Oak Island…
After a seafood feast on Good Friday in our beautiful La Vista dining room, enjoy our carnival night! On Saturday, take part in arts and crafts and our Easter egg hunt.
Need a little more excitement? Watch the reptile show or magician! You won’t want to miss hot chocolate in our cozy fireside lounge, or roasting marshmallows. And who could say no to our GIANT cookie decorating?
Plus… we’ve got a delicious Easter brunch buffet on Sunday. Check out the menu at the end of this post!
A favourite tradition
There are various traditions throughout the country and the world for this Spring holiday. One of my favourites is colouring eggs and hiding them for a hunt, along with chocolate ones. I thought I’d look into what other countries are doing this Easter, and if any interesting eggs hunts were going on. It turns out the world’s largest Easter egg hunt is already underway…
In London, England they’re in the midst of The Fabergé Big Egg Hunt 2012, and are calling it the biggest egg hunt in the world! The event is actually a fundraiser, looking to raise £2 million for two charities: Action for Children and Elephant Family.
The event is quite incredible; over 200 fibreglass eggs, two-and-a-half-feet tall, were designed and built by artists, architects, jewellers and designers from across the world.
Contestants have been searching for the strategically placed eggs across central London since the beginning of lent. They have 40 days to find as many eggs as possible. The event is looking for the designation of World’s Biggest Egg Hunt from Guinness World Records.
There is of course a prize for the winner of the hunt: the diamond jubilee egg… prized at £100,000! That’s over $150,000!
Spring to the shore
The eggs are a little bit smaller at our hunt, but it’s still sure to be a fun time. Let’s hope some of that extra warm weather makes it back our way for the long Easter weekend.
Join Us April 8, 2012 11:30am – 3:30pm
Freshly Baked Croissants, Pastries, Muffins, & Scones
Traditional Eggs Benedict
Topped with Hollandaise Sauce
Greek’s Maple Sausage & Smoked Bacon Potatoes O’Brien
Baby Red Potatoes, Bell Peppers, Fresh Herbs
With Freshly Whipped Cream & Four Berry Compote
Chef Attended Stations
Pineapple Glazed Ham Carving Station
Lunenburg Seafood Chowder
Scallops, Shrimp, & Haddock in a Creamy Dill infused base
Curried Pasta Salad
Imported & Domestic Cheese Display
Fresh Fruit Display
Crudite with Herbed Yogurt Dip
Seasonal Vegetable Stir Fry
Saffron Infused Rice Pilaf
Lemon Pepper Haddock
with Tomato, Caper, & Olive Fondue
Featuring Assorted Cakes, Pies, Squares, & Tarts