Sandals and Ocean Two Resorts did not disappoint

Sandals Barbados and Ocean Two Resorts were among popular party spots for visitors and locals last night as they ushered in the New Year.

From as early as 6:00 p.m., guests at Sandals’ second NYE Gala enjoyed fine dining, mingled with each other and danced to the lovely music.

A heavy downpour just after 9:00 p.m. brought the festivities to a temporary halt but to the Sandals staff were quick to have things up and running again soon afterward.

At the stroke of midnight, under a beautiful display of fireworks, patrons sang, danced and exchanged New Year’s greetings with their friends, family and even strangers.

Sandals General Manager Fernand Zievinger said they catered for more than 500 guests and he was pleased to see everyone enjoying themselves.

Over at Ocean Two, guests were treated to an all-inclusive affair that started promptly at 7:30 p.m. with a sumptuous buffet dinner.

Aerialist, Kiah Richards, later became the center of attention at the Vegas-themed event with a captivating half-hour segment of stretching style exercises.

Richards left many of the guests wanting more of her three-dimensional movements, a request that she happily fulfilled.

Although intermittent rains threatened to put a damper on the much-anticipated fireworks display, the 100 guests remained upbeat and swiftly made their way to beach at five minutes before midnight.

When the clock struck midnight, the silence was broken with a crackle and the cloudy skies quickly transformed into a beautiful array of fireworks. This lasted for 10 approximately minutes.

Operations Manager, Paul Collymore, expressed great satisfaction with the execution of the event and credited the extensive planning done by his team.

“Based on the feedback I’ve received thus far, the guests thoroughly enjoyed the event. We tried to cater to everyone with the different segments and the variety of music, I’m pleased with what I have seen,” he said.

The family affair wrapped up at 2:00 a.m. (DB/TD)

10 Responses to Sandals and Ocean Two Resorts did not disappoint

  1. Randy Hartman
    Randy Hartman January 1, 2017 at 2:31 pm

    Duty free fireworks.. so beautiful

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    • Angela Maria
      Angela Maria January 1, 2017 at 6:34 pm

      Dwl

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    • Angela Maria
      Angela Maria January 2, 2017 at 11:56 am

      Damn hotel is so expensive they could have afforded to pull down all all the stars in the galaxy on Old Year’s Night.

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  2. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba January 2, 2017 at 8:51 am

    I HOPE THE 40 YEAR FREE CONCESSIONS THE ROTTEN GOVERNMENT GAVE SANDALS, THE DRINKS & FOOD ETC, WOULD HAVE BEEN CHEAP, WHILE OTHER STRUGGLING HOTELS WERE SO LUCKY….@ RANDY HAHAHAHAHA U HAVE THAT RIGHT

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  3. Ali Baba
    Ali Baba January 2, 2017 at 8:52 am

    CORRECTION, WANTED TO SAY: WHILE OTHER STRUGGLING HOTELS WERE NOT SO LUCKY.

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  4. Stephanie January 2, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Did anyone see something bright and red floating by in the sky on the south coast around the boardwalk area? I was wondering if it was a Chinese Lantern that made it up really high? Or maybe a UFO?

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  5. Buck Bunty January 2, 2017 at 6:02 pm

    Can anyone tell me what other country in the world would give 40 years concession to a private company while its own people are suffering.
    Government should now take back the concession because no one benifit but Sandal ( but will it happen ).
    Its a shame in this civilise world.

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  6. Jennifer January 2, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    Father help us!!!!
    @Buck Bunty – this is what they are created (brain washed) to do. Serve Massa. They eat the fried chicken at the parties.

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  7. seagul January 3, 2017 at 8:54 am

    Regulating of these exorbitant boutique ho-cartels need to face serious speculation. After these wealthy proprietors reap their profits off the backs of the low income earners they move on to the next location without a care. All the discussion about marinas etc, one would think Barbados is a large island, it’s just a tiny isle where the workers need full support. We have seen for some time now that the small man in B’dos has been abused, and…..some of them wants to be abuse. What amazes me is the allowance for these hypocrites to parade along the streets as though everything is equality and fair. On my last trip home I’ve seen many signs of things beginning to fall apart…..

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  8. Jennifer January 3, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    @Seagul- you could not have said it better. Abuse, exploited, destroyed etc and our people love it so. While our leaders commend these people and invent laws to keep you oppressed too. And when these tycoons cannot get their way they through their toys clean out of the pram. Then our people squabbling about foolishness, meanwhile not knowing the divide and rule concept is abound.

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