Your company has opted to take the plunge into the Caribbean for an unforgettable corporate retreat and now you have to make sure your use of time is as effective and as memorable as possible. At Casa Linda Villas, we know how important these events can be. Here are some tips for a successful event, drawn from what we have seen and what we know.
First of all, book vacation homes. This might seem obvious (and even a bit biased) but there is nothing more distracting than the never-ending crowds and activity schedules of the resorts. Bringing your group to Casa Linda offers privacy and security while still being served by (or close to) all necessary amenities to make your trip perfect. With villas that have from two to six bedrooms, you can easily fit everyone, in whichever configuration you feel works best! The community vibe of the gated compound will help with team-building and making memories that are so important to a success event and future together as a company!
Our second tip is to bring everyone. You might think you only need to bring out an executive board but the best companies and CEOs are aware that wisdom can be found in any position of the corporate structure. Of course, if you are going to be focusing on leadership, you can always branch off with the company decision makers for side events while the rest of the team develops that unbreakable sense of togetherness that is just priceless.
Thirdly, you will want to diversify activities and luckily there is plenty to do not only in the Dominican Republic but specifically where we are located. The North Coast region is home to the amazing locales of Puerto Plata, Sosua and Cabarete where you can take in all that colorful city life has to offer, or enjoy more private beaches with everything from catamaran sailing to kite surfing. There are also plenty of nearby excursions to go on with the team and which can be used facilitate team-building exercises. Nothing quite spells trust exercises like cliff diving together at Twenty-Seven Waterfalls or zip lining through the jungle. Take the teleferico cable car up Mount Isabel de Torres or get a taste of history and art at one of the region’s many tourist spots. Living, learning and traveling together will create a sense of family in your corporate team that simply cannot be had anywhere else.
Lastly, in case you aren’t sold on taking the leap to a corporate retreat in the Dominican Republic just yet, keep in mind that island life is excellent for your health. Whether escaping to the Caribbean in the dead of winter to soak up that nourishing island sunshine, or collectively pledging to adopt the “tranquilo” laid-back attitude, your team will leave your retreat feeling healthier, grateful and well-rested - ready to take on the next set of challenges and goals that you design together!
For more information about taking your corporate retreat south to Casa Linda, please call our travel planner toll-free @ 1-844-830-1611 or our free travel planner.