For the good of your health
Australia is to get a new health retreat with the opening of the Cabarita Ocean Retreat at Casuarina in northern NSW scheduled for the end of September. Overseeing operations is Brook Ramage, who was the general manager of Queensland’s Golden Door Health Retreat for 17 years. Ramage was also involved in the early days of Camp Eden, which, like the Golden Door, is situated in the Gold Coast hinterland. Cabarita Ocean Retreat – Media Kit
Joining him at the beachfront retreat will be nutritionist/chef Samantha Gowing, who has worked at Gwinganna and Gaia and at health retreats in Sri Lanka and Bali. Previously, Gowing owned the Grace Darling Hotel, the hotel where the Collingwood Football Club was formed and which she took to one-hat status in The Age Good Food Guide during the 1990s.
Ramage says Cabarita Ocean Retreat will differ to other Australian health retreats in that it will be smaller – the new retreat will accommodate only 16 guests – and it is also the only one with beach access. “Because of that we will be able to offer a more bespoke approach and there will be a lot of marine-based activities,” he says.
Lastest, most delicious project is Head Chef at the brand spanking new Cabarita Ocean Retreat, just up the road from Byron Bay, 15 minutes from Coolangatta airport and right on the glorious Cabarita beachfront. The signature cuisine we have designed draws together the fundamental elements of nutritional wisdom with a contemporary culinary style.
See sample Surf Spa Food menu
Our philosophy has been thoughtfully designed to provide a harvest of seasonal, locally grown, pesticide free, organic and biodynamic whole foods. We celebrate the abundant produce from the farmers and suppliers of the surrounding Tweed Valley and Northern Rivers. The signature cuisine of Cabarita Ocean Retreat draws together the fundamental elements of nutritional wisdom with a contemporary culinary style.
We believe that organically raised, beautifully prepared meat and poultry can be of nutritional benefit to many of our guests, so you will enjoy a choice of meat, freshly caught, sustainable fish and seafood or vegetarian dishes throughout your stay.
Good food, laughter and conversation are key ingredients to health and happiness and we encourage our guests to enjoy the abundance of our kitchen’s harvest or perhaps enjoy the lighter options if you have specific health goals.
Our menu is predominantly wheat and dairy free encouraging you to experience new and exciting ingredients that you may have never before tried. Naturally all food sensitivities, intolerances and preferences will be catered for, so please advise us prior to your arrival if you have special needs.
We invite you to escape the world of processed food, refined sugar and flour, preservatives and additives and indulge your taste buds and renew your senses during your stay at Cabarita Ocean Retreat Morning and afternoon snacks combined with three nutritious meals ensure that you never feel hungry. Like the rest of Cabarita Ocean Retreat our menu is designed to offer you new experiences and different tastes.
At Cabarita Ocean Retreat we offer you the opportunity to cook side-by-side with our head chef, Samantha, during our cooking demonstrations. Experience and marvel at what happens when fresh, local, seasonal, organically grown ingredients are used to cook. The colours, aromas and tastes are nothing short of a sensory experience. Afterwards sit down to the tasteful healthy meal you helped prepare and enjoy!
Cabarita Ocean Retreat
768 Casuarina Way Casuarina NSW 2487
Phone: 02 6674 3111 Fax: 02 6674 3255
Over the past ten years we have been associated with some amazing wellness retreats, spas and resorts including local Australian properties Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat, Gaia Retreat & Spa and Grand Hyatt Melbourne where we held our nutrition practice and taught yoga and Pilates. Internationally we have designed the menus for Surf Haven Bali; Kempinski Zamani Retreat, Zanzibar, Tanzania and the stunning Kahanda Kanda, Galle, Sri Lanka.
Luxurious health and wellbeing retreat at Kahanda Kanda, Sri Lanka
“The lush tropical surrounds of KK ensure the perfect healing environment to focus on your health and make informed, committed choices for your optimal wellbeing. All activities are tailored to suit the individual needs of each guest with exemplary service delivered by the enchanting staff. KK truly is the Garden of Eden. Be tempted.”
At all our affiliated retreats, we encourage the pursuit of optimal health utilising motivational mindset techniques, meditation and food as medicine. We incorporate nutritional principles techniques from Zen Macrobiotics, Ayurvedic philosophies and Chinese Medicine into our signature spa cuisine.