When you think of Hawaii, it’s fair to say you might not think business with a capital B. Grass skirts, endless cocktails, the beach – it’s not hard t
When you think of Hawaii, it’s fair to say you might not think business with a capital B. Grass skirts, endless cocktails, the beach – it’s not hard to imagine yourself doing the hula with a loved one into the early hours. However, if you’ve got your travel incentive prize winner hat on – a trip to Hawaii not only sounds amazing, but it can also be a hit on all fronts.
We scouted the best place for a range of people and our travel venue of the month is The Beachfront Kauai Hotel and Resort.
We think it’s got something for everyone. Pool lovers, booze lovers, activity fans, adventurers, old and young. When it comes to a travel incentive, you don’t always want ‘off the beaten track’ but you might want somewhere that’s not too commercial and feels like a real adventure. If that sounds familiar, this might be just the ticket.
Located in the heart of Poipu, a stay at Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa is sure to create grand memories for your travel incentive! It’s based about 15 miles from the main airport Lihue and is situated on the very sunny south shore of the island Lihue Airport. (Relax, Uber are there as well.)
So, apart from it being super, super sunny, and the antithesis to a soggy British Summer, why do you need to book a flight?
It’s based in Poipu, and the population was 979 at the 2010 census. It is quieter, less developed and more pristine than some of the other islands. Hello, Serenity.
If you love water – this is the one. There’s not only a lava-rock lined lazy river pool waterfalls and caves, but also something for the big kids – a 150-foot waterslide. As well as the freshwater there is also a saltwater lagoon – perfect for parking a floating chair on.
Your resort activities are basically your work party and your travel incentive prize all in one. Wildlife walks, parrot time, scuba, hula…It’s got it all and plenty of events away from the hotel are free – you can easily tour around and see caves or take a trip on the Maha’ulepu Heritage Trail. You could also go into the Kauai jungle on a kayaking and hiking adventure – take sunscreen!
If you love a good dinner – you’re sorted. From fresh seafood in a thatched-roof bungalow at heir Tidepools restaurant through to sushi and cocktails with live music, there’s plenty of eating to be done.
If it’s a real treat – consider that they offer exclusive beachside dining experiences under the starlit Hawaiian sky where serving is done by a guest’s own private butler.
Sometimes, you tie in your travel incentive with a touch of business. The dedicated meeting rooms have all the table space you need to go through your big plans – the meeting area alone is a whopping 25,000 square foot venue.
Your resort activities are basically your work event in one. Wildlife walks, parrot time, scuba, hula…It’s got it all. There’s also an 18 holes championship Robert Trent Jones Jr. golf course and being Hawaii, you can indulge in a variety of outdoor activities – if you’re into it, book in for a day of zip-lining, surfing, hiking, kayaking, or scuba diving.
The Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa hints at the spa in the name – and they offer a host of opportunities for each guest to create their own personal paradise with a range of treatments. The aim is to achieve healing customs to inspire “lokahi” which is a balance and harmony of body and spirit.
There are a range of beaches in the area, including Shipwreck’s Beach on the eastern end of Poipu and the Poipu beach park where you can see sea turtles and Hawaiian monk seals just chilling, enjoying the sunshine.
There are 1 stop flights from London ranging in the £1000 ballpark, depending on the date you go. Kauai’s weather is unsurprisingly quite nice all year-round – no boot and polo-necks here!
Even in the coolest month of January, you will be looking at the 30 degree mark. August is the best time to go for sunshine – it’s the warmest month and even the night time should see you without a chill, with the sun setting at around 7:15, give or take.
Finally – it’s Hawaii! Who wouldn’t want to go?!
You can see more details here
1571 Poipu Road, Koloa, Hawaii, USA, 96756