Nowadays it’s a well-known fact that company employees respond exceedingly well to all forms of encouragement. An extraordinary corporate holiday experience not only bolsters a ‘can do’ team attitude it also rewards staff by recognizing their valuable talent.
Productivity, motivation and job satisfaction are all increased as a direct result of a corporate retreat. With numerous benefits to your staff and therefore the company, it’s a fantastic way to unify the team. What better way to celebrate corporate success than with a South Pacific Island retreat! The following properties are ideal locations to combine business and leisure, or to just chill out and leave the corporate life behind for some well-deserved relaxation time.
Turtle Bay Resort – Hawaii
Aloha from Hawaii’s famed north shore and welcome to Turtle Bay Resort. With its sublime beachside location and all round happy ambience, a corporate break to this Hawaiian haven provides all the ingredients to both activate and rejuvenate.
Team building activities come into play during a ‘workation’ stay at Turtle Bay. Everything from beach boot camps, horse-riding and surfing are on the cards here. All of Turtle Bay Resort’s fun team-building exercises are bound to fuel light hearted competition, while also firing up friendships between colleagues.
Learn about Hawaiian culture by participating in a traditional hukilau during this inspiring ‘workation’. The hukilau is led by a local artisan who teaches guests hula moves and shares Hawaiian history through storytelling. Afterward, relax on the resort’s expansive lawn for an unforgettable luau featuring your very own (team caught) catch, fresh from the sea.
Back to business! There’s a bunch of classy offsite meeting venue’s in Oahu that will make meetings become lifetime experiences. Including the esteemed Iolani Palace, the nearby Bishop Museum and even a converted naval ship come conference space at the USS Missouri.
Tip; The resort is an iconic Hawaiian landmark that would make a wonderful backdrop for group employee photo’s or even a unique promotional video for the company.
The InterContinental Fiji Resort & Spa
The Intercontinental Fiji Resort and Spa is a world class corporate facility situated on the luminescent Coral Coast. An award-winning venue, their Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Events are designed to capture a genuine sense of place that will inspire delegates and get results. Their experienced team understands the demands of your time and accordingly ensures seamless organization for a corporate retreat/business meet.
Whatever the context, the InterContinental Fiji conference and events team will create the ideal corporate getaway that attendees will never forget. If you’re mixing business and leisure, then we suggest utilizing the top notch Watercourt Conference Centre to host your meeting of minds. It’s set back from the central resort ground which means no interruptions from other resort guests. The air-conditioned conference and meeting rooms include ballroom seating up to 450 guests, 3 x separate 125 delegate theatre-style meeting rooms and plenty of pre-function space for displays or trade exhibits.
As for leisure, resorts of this calibre don’t come any better. Think, drinks at the private club lounge infinity pool, treatments at the 5-star on-site day spa, water based recreational activities, surfing directly infront of the resort and, of course the famous Natadola Bay Championship Golf Course.
Tropica Island Resort – Mamanuca Islands
Location, location, location. Looking for low key luxury? Tropica Island resort secluded island home is an intimate sanctuary that completely caters for group bookings. Perfect for a small scale corporate retreat that focuses on balancing health, wellness and fun. The knowledgeable and friendly staff will tailor a retreat package to company requirements. Beachfront villa with a private plunge pool anyone?
There’s only 17 suites at this enchanting hideaway thus privacy is paramount. Tropica’s reservations are expert at handling all the details and will even invite you peruse selected meal options and produce a comprehensive list of activities and entertainment ideas to match the occasion.
Guests can access water craft includes; kayaks, stand up paddle boards and hobie cats and are welcome (encouraged) to explore the calm beaches and crystal-clear lagoons at their own leisurely pace. Above all the vibe here is incredibly peaceful.
Unplug from the real world and immerse yourself in nature. With sprawling gardens and an abundance of wildlife, corporate retreat participants are sure to find themselves connecting with the surrounding environment. Group reef excursions and yoga sessions are a favourite team bonding activity here. Simply swim, snorkel, sleep, eat & repeat at this adult’s only corporate retreat.
Overall, Tropica Island Resort will suit companies wanting a boutique escape far away from the business scene. This place will revitalize guests and leave them feeling refreshed and ready to perform their best upon returning to the 9-5 drive.
Tip; Book in for a massage at the quaint day spa here and let all your work worries slide away.
It is no surprise that in today’s consumer driven era that people are increasingly busier in their everyday lives. The need to over achieve in a working environment is a daily reality for many people in the western world. Often this mentality ensures a certain degree of financial security but at what cost to one’s well-being? No wonder more companies are looking to strike a harmonious balance between holiday and health. An incentive and reward based corporate retreat is a smart choice to make if you want to increase job satisfaction and efficiency. And for what it’s worth, relaxation can lead to increased revenue, as staff return to work refreshed and revived with a positive attitude.
By Roxanne Williams