The five-star O2 Beach Club & Spa on the South Coast of Barbados has seen a significant increase in MICE enquiries for conferences, company retreats, product launches and team building events. Compared to the same period last year (April 2024), hotel event enquiries have risen by 25% with the largest growth coming from the Canadian and US Incentive markets, as well as some growth from the UK. The top three sectors from which enquiries are originating include finance, pharmaceutical and automotive.

O2 Beach Club & Spa recently hosted a Canadian Incentive group for 138 delegates over 6 nights for a leading automotive manufacturer.

Jacqui McDermott, Sales and Marketing Manager at Ocean Hotels Group, comments: “Business events are back, and planners are looking to host larger meetings, conferences, retreats and team-building events. We are delighted to support planners in delivering their events and have created a new range of activities they can incorporate to enhance the delegate experience.”

To enrich the event experience, O2 Beach Club & Spa has created a new range of activities that can seamlessly incorporate into event programmes. Designed to bring teams together, facilitate wellbeing and unleash creativity, the activities include:

  1. Beach Olympics: fosters team bonding with fun beach games and challenges such as volleyball, beach relay races, tug-of-war, football and Giant Jenga.
  2. Floor Show Extravaganza: an ice-breaker immersion in Bajan culture with performances from local artists, dancers and musicians.
  3. Yoga Class: a rejuvenating break-out or pre-conference activity led by experienced instructors catering to all levels.
  4. Sound Bath Experience: a deeply immersive, full body listening experience aiding relaxation and stress relief through the therapeutic vibrations of crystal bowls and gongs.
  5. Sip n’ Paint Sessions: an opportunity for delegates to get creative by participating in painting sessions guided by local artists. A bonus is sipping on health boosting beverages as well as alcoholic beverages to help with creative flow.

O2 Beach Club & Spa offers fully customisable meeting spaces accommodating from 5 to 130 people; the Hawksbill Room, spanning 1,500 sq ft with an outdoor breakout area, offers versatile set-up options to suit various event types.

Ocean Hotels encourages the concept of ‘Meet and Play’, whereby business can be conducted in a more conducive and comfortable environment that allows a sense of fun and enjoyment. This helps relieve stress and encourages team bonding, all of which makes for better business.

O2 Beach Club & Spa is ideal for corporate groups of up to 50 rooms, with larger groups and buyouts also an option, as well as small executive groups. The hotel benefits from the Acqua Spa on the eighth floor, featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with unparalleled views of the ocean and the island’s only hammam experience, making it an ideal choice for team retreats.  O2 Beach Club & Spa also offers three pools and five restaurants.

For further information or to book, planners can contact the O2 Beach Club & Spa events team via email: groups@oceanhotels.bb or visit the website: https://www.o2beachclubbarbados.com/