The Most Wonderful Time Of Year Is Here

Here in the Caribbean, we're big fans of the Christmas season, and every island has its own way of celebrating. The December weather is golden and sunny, the sea is dazzling blue, and the Trade Winds bring gentle breezes to our tropical evenings.

At O2 Beach Club & Spa, we're forging new holiday traditions, many of which are uniquely Barbadian - or 'Bajan' as we locals say, and this year we're creating wonderful ways to celebrate with our guests.

Culinary Director Sanoj and his team are preparing an array of culinary delights across our 5 restaurants to ensure all our guests enjoy an authentic taste of our island during its favourite holiday of the year. Here are some of the flavour highlights:

BLACK CAKE - Similar to an English fruit cake flavoured with rum. Traditionally, the fruit is soaked for three months, then added to the cake mixture at the time of baking. Be careful though, because too much black cake may result in intoxication ;)

JUG JUG - This is a traditional Bajan dish is made from pigeon peas boiled with small amounts of salted meat and pork and seasonings.

FALERNUM - Pronounced fah-learn-um, this
sweet syrup used in tropical rinks. It contains almond, ginger and lime, and can be made with or without alcohol.

GINGER BEER - First introduced as an alcoholic
drink, nowadays it's a soft drink primarily flavoured with ginger root and sweetened with sugar.

SORREL - A Caribbean classic, this ruby red drink is made from the funnel-shaped flowers of the sorrel shrub, botanically named Hibiscus sabdariffa, which is a member of the Mallow family.

The fun and festivities kick off on December 21 with our Ocean Hotels Family Picnic at Bathsheba on the east coast of the island, and continue daily with a wonderful variety of traditions old and new.

With the Tree Lighting Ceremony sure to be Insta-gorgeous, our days will be merry, bright and chock full of wonderful things to do, like sunrise fishing, surf lessons, cocktail and mocktail mixology.

Santa Claus arrives after the exciting Christmas Day Sandcastle Competition, and the food, frolicking and festivities continue throughout the long weekend, creating everlasting memories to keep you warm throughout the year.

It's just our second Christmas at O2 Beach Club & Spa, so we're looking forward to bringing new traditions with a Bajan twist to our guests during the most wonderful time of the year.

CLICK HERE for last minute availability at O2 this festive season, but don't be discouraged - you can always book direct today so as not to miss out in 2023!