Here Today, Gone To Maui! {Maui Incentive Travel Planner}

Greetings and Happy November, everyone! Is it just me or does it feel like this year has literally flown by? We’re fresh off of two weeks on the beautiful Hawaiian Island of Maui (and if you haven’t been you really should go!).

Sterling has had the pleasure of planning an incentive trip for one of our clients on the Valley Island for the past several years and this last one was truly the best yet.

Incentive Groups in Maui - Sterling Events Group

Our Welcome From Maui - A Rainbow!

The group of about 45 stayed at the always beautiful Westin Maui Resort & Spa situated on the picturesque Ka’anapali Beach. With arrivals and registration on Sunday, we ended the night with a low key Welcome Reception at the hotel’s outdoor Aloha Pavilion overlooking the ocean. With a three hour time change and a full day of traveling we wanted to get some delicious cuisine in our guests’ bellies and send them off to bed for an exciting week ahead.

Hawaiian Trio Maui - Sterling Events Group

Welcome Dinner - Westin Maui Resort & Spa - Aloha Pavilion

The sunset was absolutely breathtaking and guests enjoyed fresh scallops, prawns, mahi mahi, Maui Gold pineapples and macadamia nut tarts in addition to many other goodies.

Linens, Centerpieces, Protea - Sterling Events Group

Lime Green Linens, Turquoise Napkins, Wood Chargers and Locally Grown Protea Centerpieces

The group was treated to a wonderful Hawaiian Trio that provided the music for the evening.

Hawaiian Trio - Sterling Events Group

Hawaiian Trio

On Tuesday the group got a chance to check out the Royal Course at the famed Ka’anapali Golf Resort or head on over for some relaxation at the Westin’s Heavenly Spa.

Ka'anapali Royal Golf Course - Sterling Events Group

Custom Cart Signs

Ka'anapali Royal Golf Course - Sterling Events Group

What a swing!

Unfortunately, we were unable to take any pictures in the spa. We tried and were quickly escorted out…it seems the flash photography was bothering other spa-goers (just kidding!).

Later that evening the group enjoyed time at the Wailele Luau complete with fire knife dancing (at the same time!), traditional island food and tropical libations.

Wailele Luau - Sterling Events Group

Group Luau Photo

The rest of the week was filled with snorkeling, shark dives, day trips to the beautiful island of Lana’i, shopping in historic Lahaina Town and enjoying time at the beach and pool.

Some of our guests took a sail on the Hula Girl, a 65 foot catamaran that slips on and off the beach with ease.

Hula Girl Maui - Sterling Events Group

Hula Girl Heading Out to Sea

Hula Girl Maui - Sterling Events Group

Hula Girl Loading Up

Thursday came way too fast and it was already time for our always exciting Farewell Dinner on the Lana’i & Kaua’i pool decks overlooking the ocean. We really couldn’t have built a better location for a goodbye dinner.

Linens, Centerpieces, Pineapples, Maui - Sterling Events Group

Purple, Blue and Green Linens, Glass Amber Pineapple with LED Light, Purple Orchids and Custom Group Logo and Bronze Chargers

Lanai & Kuaui Pool Decks - Sterling Events Group

Perfect Location for a Farewell Dinner

The evening’s menu highlights included grilled steaks with peppercorn butter, and chocolate haupia cake.

Chef, Steaks, Sunset - Sterling Events Group

Chef, Grill and Sunset :)

Our favorite Island entertainers, Jimmy Mac & The Kool Kats, provided the music for the evening and had the group on their feet singing, dancing and even hula-hooping!

Jimmy Mac & The Kool Kats - Sterling Events Group

After dancing the night away the group said their goodbye’s and prepared for the trip home the next morning.

Another wonderful trip to Maui has come and gone and we’re already starting to plan next year’s fun!

 

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