Oscar joins the cast in 2012, first appearing exclusively at Ocho Rios before making his way to the other resorts the following year.


Promotional photo featuring Bert and Ernie walkaround characters

Beaches Resorts is a chain of all-inclusive resorts run by Sandals located in the Caribbean islands, with resorts operating in Turks & Caicos and Jamaica (one in Ocho Rios and one in Negril).

Since 2004, Beaches has been a sponsor of Sesame Street. Also since 2004, Sesame Street walk-arounds appear at Beaches resorts as part of the Caribbean Adventures with Sesame Street program for vacationing children. Featured characters include: Elmo, Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Abby Cadabby, Grover (and Super Grover), Zoe, Oscar the Grouch, Ernie, Bert, The Count and Julia.

Activities include:

  • Story Time With Elmo
  • Super Science Fair with Super Grover
  • Bird Watching with Big Bird
  • Bake with Cookie Monster
  • Discover Treasures with Abby Cadabby
  • From Trash to Treasure with Oscar the Grouch
  • Make Number Magic with The Count
  • Explore with Grover
  • Rock 'N Roll Dance Party with Elmo & Friends
  • Surprise Tea Time with Abby Cadabby & Elmo
  • Puppet Making with Bert and Ernie
  • Exploring Outer Space with Elmo
  • Amazing Art with Julia
  • Stage shows
  • Parades
  • Photo sessions
  • Character dining
  • Bedtime tuck-ins

When the partnership was first announced, Beaches hosted an event in New York, MC'd by Access Hollywood host Billy Bush, and attended by celebrities including Steve Schirripa.[1]

Roscoe Orman as Gordon and Kevin Clash as Elmo have appeared on several occasions to perform Gordon and Elmo - Live!.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Beaches Resorts Celebrates Their Sponsorship of Sesame Street; Sopranos' Stars Steve Buscemi, Michael Imperioli Join Access Hollywood's Billy Bush, Richard Dreyfuss and Paul Sorvino", Business Wire, June 11, 2004.

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