It was a joyous celebration of music and colour for guests of the Sea Breeze Beach House, South Beach and O2 Beach Club & Spa hotels, as South Beach once again held its annual mini carnival event for the Crop Over season.
The event, which has grown very popular over the years with patrons to the hotels who visit the island in time for Barbados’ biggest cultural festival, has become an integral part of the cultural experience for these visitors.
General Manager of the Sea Breeze Beach House, Leroy Browne, stated that the event staged last Thursday was designed from the outset to deliver an authentic local experience to visitors.
“The Mini Carnival is an annual Crop Over event, deliberately designed to give our guests a taste of the festival, the food, drinks, colour, music, costumes and of course the people.
This is why our staff are encouraged to be a part of it. This year, we diverted from our traditional street jump through the neighbourhood to a Carpark Jam,” he explained.
Browne further added that the response from guests continues to be encouraging, with many of them showcasing how attuned with the festival they really are.
“The response from the guests was awesome. I walked into the property the following day and one of my guests with a very British accent came up to me and said “you want Mauby”? That alone told me our event was a huge success.
We have guests planning to return at the same time next year just to be a part of it.
We are very excited about next year’s planning, happy to be back after two years of restrictions and incredibly pleased
to add to the overall Barbados Crop Over experience.” (SB)