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More than just chocolate this Easter
Get ready for a delicious and fun Easter long weekend on the beautiful waterfront of Watsons Bay. The premier establishment of Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel, with its beach club, is putting on a Bay Brunch along with a host of egg hunts, a Euphoria party and Shakespeare in the park.
It will be a big weekend in a glorious location with plenty of chocolate, seafood, great music from DJ's and the Easter Bunny, of course.
Easter egg hunts
Egg hunts at 1.00pm in Robertson Park (right next to the hotel) on Friday, Saturday and Monday with a special Aqua hunt down on Watsons Bay Beach at 1.00pm on Easter Sunday. Search the shoreline for buried treasures and swap them for chocolate eggs.
The Easter Bunny will bounce around with plenty of eggs in tow over the long weekend, waiting to meet and greet you and pose for a photo.
From 9am-12pm on Easter Saturday you can devour all you can eat of the fresh seafood and seasonal delights at the feasting stations and beverage bars for $45 per person in the Sunset Room. A glass of bubbles on arrival is included.
The brasserie-style brunch menu has been created by executive chef John Pye and includes specialities such as Belgian waffles with crispy bacon and maple syrup, Spicy Mexi eggs with warm tortillas and salsas, house made Granola Trifles with summer berries and vanilla yoghurt, BBQ pork and apple chipolatas with tomato relish, Salmon and spinach eggs Benedict, Kurobuta ham and cranberry sauce sliders, and Banana flapjack pancakes with salted caramel sauce and Chantilly cream.
A range of tropical fruits, toasties, croissants, danishes, doughnuts and cupcakes are also available along with my favourite, Churros with hot chocolate dipping sauce. Full menu is on the website.
Apart from this scrumptious brunch, there is a seafood menu on all Easter long weekend and a special meat-free banquet menu.
Reservations can be made by phoning 02 9337 5444.
Hosted by the Beach Club, resident DJ's will get the vibes going on Easter Sunday from 1pm in a super session of music and entertainment. Dance into the night with The Easter Bunny in the Sunset Room and Top Deck house to the likes of Yolanda Be Cool, Nicky Night Time and DJ Cloudrider, along with a special act, yet to be advised.
This is an 18 years and over event with tickets at $30 p.p. plus booking fee. A welcome cocktail is included. Purchase at www.moshtix.com.au. They are selling fast. Don't miss out on being taken all the way to Euphoria.
Shakespeare by the Bay
Over at Robertson Park you can enjoy outdoor live theatre performances of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream under a grand fig tree with a backdrop of the beautiful harbour. The Beach Club has takeaway picnic baskets for purchase that include delicious treats and the kids are not forgotten either with a special Kids Club lunch box full of healthy delights.
Don't forget to bring a picnic blanket or deck chairs to enjoy this event under the stars.
About the Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel
The breezy summer feel provides for a relaxing experience and the environment of the bay further enhances the atmosphere. The hotel provides accommodation in the form of king rooms, lofts and apartment suites with harbour and park views. Daily Australian continental breakfast is included.
Deluxe Apartment Suite (Image: watsonsbayhotel.com.au)
Conference and event facilities are also available with one, two and three day package options. Weddings are popular here with the spectacular beaches and views and the hotel can cater for receptions of up to 250 guests.
The Beach Club with its pastel green and seaside decor is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. On the water's edge with swaying palms and views of the city skyline, the bar serves Bloody Mary jugs, carafes of cocktails and mimosas, among other refreshing drinks. An experienced barista at the coffee cart will also whip up your favourite espresso if this is more to your liking.
A sports bar serves favourites, such as burgers and steak, fish and chips, chicken schnitzel, pasta and side dishes plus desserts.
If you have a boat on the water you can also get food delivered straight to it (now that's service) or pick it up from the wharf. Choose from canapé trays, seafood and sushi platters or cold meats and salads.
You could spend the whole Easter weekend here with various activities around that include paddle boarding, snorkelling and kayaking at nearby Camp Cove. Bicycles are available for hire and are complimentary for hotel guests or maybe take a walk and climb the sandstone steps at The Gap. Watsons Bay was the first fishing village established in Australia and fishing rods can also be hired.
Google Maps is great if going by car. You can track the best route from home to destination and the time it will take.
Route 325 bus operates between Circular Quay in the city, Vaucluse and Watsons Bay. Details at www.sydneybuses.info.
If you're not lucky enough to have your own boat, one of the nicest ways to travel is via ferry. It leaves every hour or so from Circular Quay and Manly for Watsons Bay and you get stunning views along the way. The wharf is right beside the hotel. Visit www.manlyfastferry.com.au for the timetable.