With the attention the new Southwest Airlines service has brought to the islands, it is no wonder Hawaii is growing in popularity as a meeting and incentive destination. We all know why this destination continues to draw its share of visitors: dazzling topography, astounding beaches, tasty cuisine, once-in-a-lifetime activities, impressive traditions, an ideal climate and ho’okipa—the Hawaiian value of hospitality—top off the list of why this tropical retreat is always a favorite among meeting planners.
Known for hospitality, Hawaii is home to numerous world-class hotels and resorts. With a total of over 50,000 combined rooms spread across the main islands, meeting planners will find a location that fits both their price point and their attendees’ preferences and style. The island abounds with many teambuilding and excursion options, allowing planners to build the perfect agenda to reflect the spirit of their attendees.
With six main islands, Hawaii offers diverse options to meeting planners, each island providing unique experiences. Here, we provide overviews of the six islands according to Meet Hawaii.
Kaua’i: Known for its lovely beaches, charming and historic towns, unmatched and tranquil scenery, Kaua’i is a true getaway with lush landscapes and waterfalls.
O’ahu: O’ahu provides the most hotel rooms and meeting facilities for meeting planners. With a unique mix of transportation, entertainment, dining and cultural options, O’ahu is the island of contrasts: bustling cities and leisurely surrounding areas give a variety of experiences.
Lana’i: Intimate, private, retreat: these are words that encapsulate Lana’i. With just about 360 rooms, Lana’i is ideal for small, executive gatherings.
Moloka’i: Moloka’i is a hideaway island, known for its leisurely pace and plethora of outdoor activities and cultural experiences, all with only 170 rooms. It is only a short ferry ride from Maui, so easily incorporated as an excursion from the nearby island.
Maui: Repeatedly voted the “Best Island in the World” by many travel publications, it’s sure to provide memorable experiences for your attendees. Even as a top destination, Maui holds on to its charm while offering all the amenities a high-end incentive destination is expected to provide.
Hawai’i: With varied landscapes, pristine beauty and volcanic activity, the island of Hawaii is home to inspiring activities and scenery. The island’s variety of terrains—from tropical to arid—offer countless adventures while the calm of the sea brings serenity on the island black and white sand beaches.
Hawaii is a perfect MICE destination. With countless options you can tailor to your goals and attendee preferences, guests will leave inspired, refreshed and renewed, carrying the spirit of “Aloha” home.