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Coconutology

Neri’s specialty… photo by Allen Gurney

Our guests on every trip on the island are fascinated by the amazing numbers of coconuts produced by our palm tree forest, many of which we simply throw away. However, we use coconut in many of our recipes, and we open coconuts for our guests to eat and drink every day. Since we have so much interest in the coconuts, we also give a talk about the many aspects of the nuts and how they are opened and processed in various ways for consumption. Our guides demonstrate the techniques employed (by machete) and explain how the different ripeness of the meat is used for different recipes, how to know which nut is good or bad for a particular use, etc. This talk has turned into one of the favorite activities for our guests!

Coconutology class is in session! … photo by Cully Erdman

 

Our guide Luis was beyond reproach. Such a pro and really took each guest’s experience seriously. Never missed a step when it came to planning and leading activities. Also, he gave a talk on coconuts that I thought would be kind of a joke, but turned out to be one of the highlights of the trip.

Rob Orman, Bend OR, Adventure Island at Glover’s Reef, December 2017

 

Preparing for Coconutology… photo by Carol Sternkopf