Group Favorites: Maui
If you’re looking for a destination with beautiful weather year-round, notable accommodations, and unique entertainment and adventure options for your next group, Maui should be at the top of your list! Hawaii’s second largest island, Maui boasts a wide variety of activities sure to be crowd pleasers. From land to sea to air, Maui has something for everyone in your group.
Land: Maui is home to dozens of hotel options from smaller, intimate properties to sprawling golf resorts. Adventures on the island often begin at those resorts. Among my all-time favorite resorts for groups is The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua. When it comes to activities on land, their Ambassadors of the Environment program can arrange everything from group hikes to nature walks and beach exploration, or virtually any group adventure you desire. A favorite among attendees at our latest group incentive retreat in Maui was the horseback riding excursions offered by Ironwood Ranch. Riders explored parts of Maui they would not have been able to see on their own.
Sea: Along the coast, several beaches serve as departure ports for island sunset sails, seasonal whale watching, and water sports. Last June our travelers raved about the views from the Gemini Charters sunset sail they experienced. Aboard a 64’ catamaran, they took a two-hour sail on the west side of the island, with views of neighboring Molokai and Lanai islands. You can book attendees on a scheduled sail, or opt for a private charter if you need something more exclusive. During winter months (December to April) whale watching becomes another popular sailing option, while the summer time attracts attendees who would rather be hands on and rent water sport equipment like jet skis. We had several attendees rent jet skis as a group to make their own fun in the water.
Air: Another way our attendees loved to experience Maui was from the air. We arranged group helicopter tours through Blue Hawaiian Helicopters. Tour options include short rides over one side of Maui, complete tours of the island, or even trips over neighboring islands. Our attendees especially loved the tour that included landing at a remote site! Another favorite experience— not quite as high—was being suspended on a zipline above Ka’anapali. The Skyline Eco Adventures Maui tour left our attendees wanting to explore even more.
Group favorites in Maui don’t end there. The island also offers all kinds of shopping, dining, and entertainment experiences. From traditional luaus to fire dancers, local farmers markets and more, your group is sure to make some great island memories in Maui!
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