A new, exciting and action-packed party weekend will be held in Barbados next month.
Liv The Weekend will combine fete, fun, food and relaxation and is being hosted by Nouvelle Vie in association with
Ocean Two Resort, in St Lawrence Gap.
It will see three major events being staged over the course of staycation making it the event of its kind to ever be held on island. It also would be the first major event since the scaled down activities held over the Kadooment weekend.
The October 16 to 18, event is being billed as: “An innovative collaboration engaging local tourism and event sector. It is the Ultimate Party Staycation at a 4 star Resort.”
Liv is an adult only weekend, packed with a hypnotic blend of luxury accommodations, sea, sun, sand, fun activities, and non-stop partying, hosted at the exclusive Ocean Two Resort in St Lawrence Gap.
Producer of Nouville Vie Orlando Newton said an exciting experience awaits patrons.
“Liv is all about an experience. Liv is a great weekend. You come and you get away in a four star property.
“With the pandemic it has brought this event to fruition even faster than we had first planned. The event was planned for 2021 but the market has allowed us to look at it earlier. Within every storm there is a silver lining. We think our community and our market is ready for this event.
Marketing & Communications Coordinator De Carla Applewhaite the event hopes to bring a sense of enjoyment to those who attend.
“We always talk about I live where you vacation but do we ever take in what it really means to holiday and enjoy Barbados. We are in a situation with the ‘COVID times’ that is restricting travel.
“We aren’t actually going overseas to do what people would do as their annual holiday, be it shopping or just a full holiday. So this an opportunity to provide a full weekend break where people can be out and also get a sense of enjoyment and a change of pace.
“It is a girl’s weekend, it’s a boy’s weekend, it’s a couple’s getaway, and it’s an adult’s only experience. You can make a good weekend of it and feel like you had holiday.
“This is a diversification of the event sector. Tourism has in the past looked out but at this time is now looking in.” Applewhaite said.
Sales & Marketing Manager Ocean Two Resorts Jacqui McDermott said that Ocean Two saw the event as a great way
to signal to the world that they are opened for business.
“We were actually going to officially open on the 24th but when we were approached by Orlando we said that we would open a week early to allow for the event. That gave them the opportunity for them to have the whole place as opposed to us having bookings already.
“We also thought it was a great opportunity to be able to tell the world that Ocean Two and Barbados is back in business,” she said.
The national COVID-19 protocols will be implemented and those in attendance are expected to adhered to them.
Newton said: “We want it to be a luxury event so we are restricting the numbers to allow for that physical distancing. It will also allow for that luxury experience. If you don’t book early you are not getting in.”
The packages for the novel weekend start at $595BBD per person. Complemented by three events:
Vinyl A Back In Time Pajama Fete
“Remember back in de day?” Go way back with Barbados’ most seasoned DJs as they drop the biggest dancehall, hip hop, R&B and soca tracks. Everything on vinyl . . . it’s even in the name. Dress code will be sleepwear but we plan to be up way past bedtime.
Beach Ball Barefoot Elegance
Chase the sunset with our main weekend event, the Saturday Beach Ball. Dress to impress in your best beach chic outfit
but this isn’t a posing event! It’s all about sand between your toes and moving to our lineup of some of Barbados’ hottest entertainment, as you party the night away.
The Breakfast Party
Wake up the right way to the Sunday finale event, as we wrap up our party weekend with some sun, sea and soca. Join us for breakfast with a Nouvelle Vie twist, while winding and whining down before check out. Nouvelle Vie is a Caribbean Event Management and Production Company known for producing Rise Barbados and the recently held Tailgate.
A collective of event management professionals, they have been producing events in Barbados, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad & Tobago, St. Lucia, Dominica, Antigua, as well as Montreal Canada for over 10 years bringing with them at least
30 years’ experience. (IMC)