January 20, 2024

DMC Hawaii: Paradise in the Hawaiian Islands

Imagine a place where the warm aloha spirit greets you, where beautiful beaches and tropical scenes come together, and where the traditional hula dance moves with the soft sea breeze. Welcome to the Hawaiian Islands.

We’re thrilled to give you an Insider’s Look at Hawaii’s incredible islands, showing you the latest attractions and updates that make these beautiful landscapes even more exciting.

If you’re dreaming of Maui’s calm beauty, Waikiki’s fun atmosphere in Oahu, Kauai’s natural wonders, or the Big Island’s cultural gems, we’re ready to craft the ideal Hawaiian adventure for your corporate event or incentive trip.

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THE RENEWED SPLENDOR OF MAUI

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In the wake of recent challenges, with the impact of the fires, Maui has emerged stronger than ever, inviting visitors to rediscover its beauty. We are delighted to share that many West Maui restaurants and businesses, particularly those north of Lahaina, have reopened their doors, welcoming guests with the warmth and hospitality that defines the island.

Join us on a journey through the enchanting landscapes and renewed spirit of Maui as we explore curated hotel experiences that promise both comfort and inspiration.

DMC MAUI HOTEL HIGHLIGHTS

Choosing the best places to stay in Maui is what we do best. This article will provide updates and insights about what’s new and exciting in Maui’s hotels.

Wailea Beach Resort

Wailea Beach Resort

Come with us to explore beautiful Maui and discover unique hotel experiences that offer comfort and inspiration in stunning landscapes. This resort not only provides top-notch accommodations but also caters specifically to the unique requirements of corporate gatherings.

This hotel is nestled between two secluded sandy beaches on Maui’s sunny south coast. A modern luxury hotel that is close to a golf course and great shopping areas.

Wailea Beach Resort Pool

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One special thing about Wailea Beach Resort is the new Olakino Pool, a private area just for adults. Tailored for group VIPs, this serene oasis provides an intimate and tranquil setting for relaxation and rejuvenation.

The Olakino Pool adds an extra layer of exclusivity to the overall group experience, offering a sophisticated space for guests to unwind and connect amidst the stunning beauty of Maui’s landscapes while enjoying its high-touch wellness services. An ideal space for hosting a private evening welcome, dinner event, or a daytime exclusive pool experience.

Wailea Beach Resorts is known for providing outstanding experiences

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One-of-a-kind service meets a VIP wellness pool experience at the new Olakino Pool at Wailea Beach Resort. CLICK HERE to preview the experience.

Fairmont Kea Lani

Located on Maui’s south coast, Fairmont Kea Lani is a special place with a classic style and Hawaiian roots. Famous for its all-suite and villa setup. The resort just updated its rooms to be modern, spacious, and Hawaiian-styled. Its name, “Kea Lani,” means “heavenly whiteness,” which fits its all-white look.

Fairmont Kea Lani focuses on making guests comfortable. It has 413 spacious suites, each at least 860 square feet, mixing the best of resort life with the feel of a private home. It’s not just known for its history and style but also as a great spot for group events, with 22 acres by the sea and 42,000 square feet of space for meetings, inside and out.

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Fairmont Kea Lani is updating its lobby to be bigger, more open, and more inviting. The makeover will include water features, bamboo gardens, and live music, making the entrance area better and a great place to meet up. Guests will soon be able to check out the new Hawaiian Cultural Center and try new dishes at a restaurant by Executive Chef Michael Lofaro, known for his work at the Grand Wailea.

Chef Lofaro is skilled at finding wild ingredients. He will be preparing a blend of new and old Hawaiian dishes. Get ready to enjoy his delicious creations. These updates should be done by early 2024. They’re planning to add new activities too, like snorkelling trips in an outrigger canoe.

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Fairmont Kea Lani features 22 oceanfront acres and 42,000 sq. ft. of meeting space indoors and outdoors.

OAHU SPOTLIGHT ATTRACTIONS

The LineUp at Wai Kai

The LineUp at Wai Kai in Ewa Beach, Oahu, is your ultimate destination for fun with surfing, stand-up paddleboarding, outrigger canoeing, dining, and entertainment all in one spot. It is known for the world’s biggest deep-water surf wave and a massive 52-acre lagoon, making it a haven for water sports lovers.

The LookOut Food & Drink complements this experience by serving delicious meals, and unique drinks, and hosting nightly live entertainment with stunning views of surfing and the ocean. The LineUp caters to both intimate and large gatherings, featuring amenities like Surfside Cabanas, the Nalo Kai Club Lounge, and the Wai Kai Event Lawn, which can accommodate up to 3,000 guests.

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Secure front-row seats to the exciting surf action at The LineUp’s Wai Kai Wave by reserving a private or semi-private section on the Wave Deck for your group of up to 300 guests.

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Why not elevate your group experience with prime seats for the thrilling surf action at Wai Kai Wave? Secure a private or semi-private section on the Wave Deck, or take it up a notch by enhancing your Wai Kai Wave buyout with delectable food and refreshing drinks.

Whether it’s a partial or full buyout, available from morning to evening, you can even extend the experience to include cabanas, all within a generous 5,225-square-foot space accommodating up to 300 guests. Or transform a collective Luau experience with all the traditional entertainment amid the waves.

Monkeypod Kitchen by Merriman

Celebrated local chef Peter Merriman has opened his latest Monkeypod Kitchen in his dream spot at the OUTRIGGER Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, focusing on dishes made with local Hawaiʻi ingredients. This new spot offers farm-fresh meals by the famous chef, along with stunning views of Diamond Head.
It’s more than just a place to eat; it offers a complete sensory experience.

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Imagine throwing a welcome dinner right by the water. Imagine your guests enjoying incredible sunset views on the beach, drinking what might be the best cocktail in Hawaii—the famous Monkeypod Mai Tai.

This drink is a Hawaii classic, and many say Monkeypod makes the best one with a mix of organic rums, lime, homemade macadamia nut syrup, orange liqueur, and topped with honey-passionfruit foam. It’s not just a drink; it’s an experience that makes your event unforgettable.

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Envision your guests savoring stunning views of Diamond Head as they indulge in a welcome dinner at Monkeypod Kitchen at The OUTRIGGER Reef Waikiki Beach Resort.

DMC KAUAI HOTEL HIGHLIGHTS

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The primal eye candy of 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay is its shimmering water and mountains right beyond its ledges.

1 Hotel Hanalei Bay

Many resorts aim for sustainability, but 1 Hotel brand truly leads with unique green efforts and partnerships. At 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay, a project with Re-Use Hawaii repurposes about 150 tons of furniture and materials, including teak and Puka lava stone. In collaboration with the Albizia Project, the resort’s “jungle gym” is made from invasive trees, offering a distinctive beachside experience.

This site also features a Rain Bird rainwater capture system, cutting water use by 97%, and provides refillable water stations in all 252 rooms to reduce plastic consumption.

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The wellness options at 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay make it a top choice for those visiting Kauai. The hotel works with Bamford Wellness Spa, founded by Carole Bamford from England, to offer various treatments like hands-off rituals, Hawaiian plant medicine, facials, and natural wraps.

Grand Hyatt Kauai

Discover one of the many inviting pools that seamlessly blend with the natural beauty of Grand Hyatt Kauai.

Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa

The Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa, set on a former sugar plantation in Poipu, offers a luxury escape with 602 rooms on Kauai’s south shore. Its design celebrates traditional Hawaiian charm, set against a backdrop of cascading waterfalls, lush gardens, and a pristine beach.

This secluded paradise features top-notch amenities including a spa, fine dining, cultural programs, and multiple pools, providing guests with a rich blend of natural beauty and luxury in one classic Hawaiian retreat.

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Consider holding your event at Ke Kumu O Hihinui, the Grand Hyatt Kauai’s cultural centre, where guests can immerse themselves in Hawaiian culture. This centre provides weekly classes on hula, ukulele, lei making, kukui nut bracelets, and feather flower crafting.

Led by the resort’s Manager of Hawaiian Culture, Moani Tolentino, it’s designed for hands-on learning and sharing of ideas and aloha. The centre is filled with Hawaiian arts, artifacts, and books, inviting all to learn, share, and connect with Hawaii’s rich heritage.

FEATURED ACCOMMODATION FOR BIG ISLAND

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Partnering with over 160 local farms, the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai ensures that at least three-fourths of the dishes across all three of its restaurants are crafted from ingredients cultivated on the Big Island.

Four Seasons Hualalai

Welcome your guests to a top-tier getaway at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai, located on the peaceful Kona-Kohala coast. This resort blends beautifully with its paradise setting, featuring elegant bungalows nestled among black volcanic rocks, offering ocean views from every room and spacious lanais to enjoy the island air.

With seven unique neighborhoods, guests can find a pool that suits their style, from the adults-only Palm Grove Pool to the vast King’s Pond with 3,000 tropical fish. The resort also boasts an exclusive Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, providing a private and glamorous golfing experience.

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

Four Seasons Resort Hualalai set amongst the Kona-Kohala coast

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The Hoonanaea Suite at Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

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Indulge in some friendly colleague competition at the Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course of Four Seasons Resort Hualalai

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Why not extend a warm hospitality welcome, inviting guests to indulge in the Hulalalai Spa, which boasts a distinctive feature—an apothecary allowing you to select natural ingredients for a personalized spa treatment.

IE DMC SPECIAL HAWAIIAN ACTIVITY HIGHLIGHT

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Play an active role in essential reforestation initiatives in Hawaii through’ “Seeding the Future” corporate social responsibility (CSR) activity.

“Seeding the Future” Reforestation CSR Experience – Malama Hawaii

Introducing a ‘Seeding the Future’ reforestation project, a 1-hour community give-back program aimed at revitalizing Hawaii’s watershed areas. These regions have been impacted by monocropping, invasive species, and other factors, diminishing water supplies. The activity begins with an educational session on the importance of conserving native forests, preparing participants for the hands-on experience that follows.

Participants then get involved in planting 20-25 seedlings each into starter tubes, directly contributing to reforestation efforts. These seedlings are nurtured at an Upcountry Maui Nursery until they reach adolescence, at which point they’re transported via helicopter to remote sites for planting, helping to restore native watershed ecosystems. Offered on Maui, Big Island, Kauai, and Oahu, the event features on-site guidance from and conservation alliance representatives, ensuring a valuable and educational experience.

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This special activity lets your group work together on reforestation, helping the environment and building teamwork. It’s a great way to feel good about protecting Hawaii’s natural beauty.

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Hawaii Fun Facts: Discover More with Your DMC for Hawaii

Humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa – The Aloha Fish: The state fish of Hawaii is the Humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa, also known as the rectangular triggerfish. Its name is derived from the Hawaiian language and is one of the most recognized and unique fish in the region.

Surf’s Up, Hawaiian Style: Hawaii is widely regarded as the birthplace of modern surfing. Ancient Hawaiians practiced “heʻe nalu,” the art of wave sliding, and this cultural tradition has evolved into the popular water sport we know today.

Dole Plantation Delights: Hawaii was once the leading global producer of pineapples. Although the industry has declined, you can still visit the Dole Plantation on Oahu to learn about the history and cultivation of this tropical fruit.

Plumeria Lei Magic: The enchantment of Hawaii starts with the quintessential welcome gift – the fragrant plumeria lei. Lei-making is a cherished Hawaiian tradition, and the plumeria lei is often associated with welcoming and celebrations.

For personalized and unique experiences in Hawaii, reach out to Insider Experience, your expert DMC for Hawaii. Our team is dedicated to creating unforgettable moments.

US and International clients, please call: +1 323 310 2311
Australian & New Zealand clients, please call: +61 3 9859 0660
Email: info@insiderexperience.com

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