It was bacchanal Sunday afternoon at the Sea Breeze Beach House as visitors and employees relived the revelry and masquerade of Grand Kadooment with Sea Breeze Kadooment.
Adorned in bold and brightly coloured costumes with soca blaring from the music truck, the group circled the Maxwell Christ Church hotel. Several curious onlookers joined in the fun spectacle gazing from the sidelines of the action. The Kadooment didn’t end with the jump but incorporated an explosion of Barbadian culture which included local cuisine, music from the reigning monarchs Mikey and Lil Rick, the rhythmic sounds of the Tuk Band and folklore characters such as the Mother Sally also came out to party.
Faye Best, general manager of the Sea Breeze Beach House, told Barbados TODAY that the inaugural event was conceptualized to celebrate “an extremely busy” month after the 80 per cent of the hotel was booked with over 200 guests. He also wanted to leave guests with lasting memories of the Crop Over season.
“We just reopened in December and after renovations added 44 new suites. August was exceptionally busy for us [with] 200 adults and 100 kids so we thought we would expose our kids to a mini Kadooment with a party, local entertainers, local music, local food and drinks and a night of excitement. We wanted to make sure that our activities package was packed for the guests to enjoy themselves over the Crop Over season,” Best explained. (KK)