Mix Picks: Off-site resort activities

Resorts often offer meeting groups with the perfect mix of facilities and incentives. Of course, for delegates, even the most exciting resort in the world can feel claustrophobic after a few days cooped up with the same people. Thankfully, many of the more forward thinking facilities have developed off-site programmes that can invigorate any incentive group. Check out some of the best.

Amanzoe, Porto Heli, Greece

Activity: Get your hands dirty with a local produce experience in the fertile agricultural region of Greece.

What it is: Participants will be able to take part in a wide range of activities, ranging from picking olives and making your own olive oil to harvesting pomegranates. There will also be the chance to visiting local sheep and goat farmers and sample homemade cheese. For the very brave, there will be the chance to brave the bees and take part in honey collecting from local hives during a visit to a honey museum.

How to book: Activities mentioned are seasonal and depend on local farms’ availability, so please contact the hotel at (94) 11 2035700 beforehand to check.

Other options: Boating trips, historical and nature treks, wine-tasting, fishing, sailing

More info: www.amanresorts.com


The Como, Paro, Bhutan

Activity: Go back to nature with camping treks in the valley of Paro, Bhutan

What it is: Take part in a few days of trekking from the stunning Jimilang Tsho Lake through the scenic Druk Path. Although it is challenging, guests will not sacrifice the luxury vibe. Each day ends at a handpicked quality camping ground.

How to book: Contact the concierge or email guest services uma.paro@comohotels.com for more details.

Other options: Day walks, archery, mountain biking, horse riding, cultural excursions

More info: www.comohotels.com


Banyan Tree Lang Co Hotel, Vietnam

Activity: Take to the seas off Vietnam in the “Be a Fisherman for a Day” experience

What it is: This tour will take you to a local fishing village with a professional guide where you can fish alongside local fishermen. You can opt for either a half-day or whole-day itinerary, which would include other activities.

How to book: Dial the extension 371000 if you’re staying at the hotel, or email langco@banyantree.com for more info.

Other options: Nature sightseeing, motorbike and jeep tours

More info: www.banyantree.com


St. Regis Mauritius Resort

Activity: Water sports at Le Morne Beach

What it is: St. Regis’s in-house Watersports Club offers a wide range of water activities from the sporty, such as snorkeling expeditions, wakeboarding, knee boarding and surfing to the nice and easy sea excursions on their glass bottom boats.

How to book: All complimentary and reservations are not required!

Other options: Big-game fishing or scuba diving. These incur an extra fee and do book 48 hours in advance.

More info: www.starwoodhotels.com

Yannie Chan



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