Ocean Two Resort & Residences Barbados

By Kailash Maharaj
December 7, 2019

City Style and Living Magazine Winter Barbados Oceans Two Resort and Residences Kailash Maharaj overlooking the beach and the hotel tower

Overlooking the beach and the hotel tower/ K&S Media

City Style and Living Magazine Winter Barbados Oceans Two Resort and Residences Kailash Maharaj breakfast and living room

The buffet breakfast spread and tastefully decor inside the living room suites/ K&S Media

The multi-storey, beachfront resort has 88 rooms and suites and operates as both a hotel and condo residence. Do not miss breadfruit night for a taste of local cuisine.    

OVERVIEW
When I first arrive at this 88 room and suite resort, part of Ocean Hotels Group, it is night time and the facade is lit up to exaggerate its shining golden hues. Kind offerings of cooling towels and drinks are made at once by staff. Eventually, in my bedroom, I fall asleep to the cadence of the ocean.

DESIGN
Oistins Bay is undoubtedly the star here and sight lines all focus in that direction: from the partial open air lobby, from the adults-only rooftop patio, and from room balconies.

City Style and Living Magazine Winter Barbados Oceans Two Resort and Residences Kailash Maharaj bathrobe and pool

A cozy bathrobe in suites and the beautiful foliage near the pool/ K&S Media

City Style and Living Magazine Winter Barbados Oceans Two Resort and Residences Kailash Maharaj living room and pool

The lobby and rooftop pool/ K&S Media

THE STAFF & GUESTS
As the property operates as a condo hotel there are families, small groups from neighbouring islands and couples. 

LOCATION
Between Dover and Maxwell beaches, there is a sliver of white sand here, but the currents and waves are too large to facilitate swimming. Instead a meandering pool keeps water babies happy.

City Style and Living Magazine Winter Barbados Oceans Two Resort and Residences Kailash Maharaj appetizers and wraps and quesedillas

Evening appetizers and delicious wraps and quesedillas/ K&S Media

DINING
Barefoot on the beach, a small tent is set up for breadfruit night, one of the culinary highlights of my trip. Mirroring the local resurgence of breadfruit roasted over coals and then stuffed with all manner of traditional Caribbean fillings — smoked herring, buljol (shredded and seasoned salt cod), curry chicken, lamb stew, seafood — it is utterly delicious.

Taste Restaurant offers a good breakfast, grab-and-go bites like wraps and rotis and local and international fare. The weekly manager’s cocktail party is a great way to sample the kitchen’s creations. 

MAKE IT EVEN BETTER
The resort is busy at all times of day and night and upgrading the elevator would better assist guest flow.

BEST AMENITIES
There is nothing like a fully equipped kitchen to make me feel at home. Add an ocean view and it feels like the ultimate fusion of home and holiday.

THE SPECS

Ocean Two Resort & Residences by Ocean Hotels
Number of Rooms: 88
Number of Restaurants: 1

Dover Road St Lawrence Gap, Christ Church, Barbados; +1 246-418-1800; oceantwobarbados.com


This original hotel article first appeared in the Winter 2019/2020 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.

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