Corporate retreats are a great way to reward your employees for their hard work and create opportunities for team building and creating bonds that will make employees work better together. There are many different ways you can go when planning a corporate retreat, but when it comes down to it, people want to have fun and feel ready to hit the ground running when everyone returns to the office. Planning a retreat somewhere tropical like Turks and Caicos creates the perfect backdrop for an unforgettable work trip. Here are some tips to help plan a Turks and Caicos corporate retreat.
Determine Why You Need/Want a Retreat
There are a variety of reasons why you would want to plan a retreat for your employees such as:
- To boost morale
- To allow for offsite brainstorming sessions
- To teach team members new skills
- To create an incentive to reach a particular goal
- To reward your team for a job well done
Depending on why you want to plan a retreat and what you hope you accomplish when it’s over, this can play a role in what activities you plan and the structure you choose for the retreat. Setting a goal for the retreat will help you achieve the outcome you’re looking for and feel like it was money well-spent. Also, if the employees know what the goals for the retreat are, they won’t have unrealistic expectations.
Consider The Time of Year
Your business likely has its own busy seasons and slow season, so consider this when planning your retreat. The good news is that when you’re planning to host your corporate retreat in Turks and Caicos, there is never a bad time to visit. The weather is good year-round, so it is always an enjoyable visit! Some consider April and May the best time to visit because there are fewer crowds and prices decrease for lodging. December and January are also excellent times to visit because they are the driest months with nearly perfect temperatures every day.
Give Employees Advance Notice
While you will have plenty of planning to take care of on your end, so will the employees who participate. Many workers have families and other obligations that they will need to work around in order to leave town for a retreat. Aim for a minimum of 6 months notice, but the more notice you can give, the better. Traveling to Turks and Caicos requires a passport and some people may need to file a renewal or get one for the first time, which can take 12 weeks or longer.
Have a Thorough Plan
It may be beneficial to have a solid plan, an agenda, and what costs will be covered by the company decided before announcing the retreat so that you can answer the inevitable questions people have right away, giving them more time to make their decision.
One of the best places to stay for a Turks and Caicos corporate retreat is Providenciales. It has some of the world’s best beaches as well as access to tons of dining, excursions, and other activities. There are plenty of options for accommodating a large group. Hotels and resorts that offer corporate retreat accommodations include:
- The Palms Turks & Caicos
- The Shore Club Turks and Caicos
- The Somerset on Grace Bay
- Villa Del Mar
- Impulse Grace Bay Villa
- The Tuscany on Grace Bay
- Amanyara 5 Bedrooms Beach Villa
- Beaches Turks and Caicos
- And more!
Choose a Venue
Determine what venue you will host the retreat activities. If you book one of the hotels or resorts listed above you will have built-in event space, conference rooms, or private outdoor space to do team building, host a luncheon, or entertain.
Plan Activities and Excursions
If you’re going to host your corporate retreat in Turks and Caicos it can’t be all work and no play! Be sure to include fun activities like an outdoor excursion. Turks and Caicos offers some of the best snorkeling and fishing thanks to its large barrier reef. Booking a private corporate charter with Caicos Dream Tours will allow everyone to experience the best of the islands. This tour can accommodate anywhere from 20 to 200 passengers depending on what your needs are. You can also consider booking a fishing charter, sunset cruise, or snorkeling cruise.
Plan Your Turks and Caicos Corporate Retreat Today!
Ready to put plans in place for your Turks and Caicos corporate retreat? Caicos Dream Tours can help make sure you have the perfect balance of work and play. Learn more about our private corporate charter online.