While the Maldives is popular for holiday getaways, don’t forget it’s also an ideal destination for corporate events; here’s more on what you need to know.
The Right Resort
Not all private island resorts here cater to meetings and incentives so choose carefully; for convenience and to save time, choose one in a place like the South Male Atoll that’s around a 15-minute boat ride from the international airport. Ideal options include SAii Lagoon Maldives which provides suitable venues, event planning, beach and overwater villas, dining, and recreation too.
Such resorts will generally feature indoor and alfresco spaces for events coupled with the needed meeting facilities; Maldives corporate events can be planned even on the beach which lends to its charm. For large functions, stay at a resort that provides access to the CROSSROADS Event Hall, a multi-purpose and versatile venue with a 308-capacity ballroom and three breakout rooms.
Types of Events
You can host different types of meetings in the Maldives, though for something different, consider a ‘barefoot boardroom’ which is a boardroom meeting set up on the beach! The laidback coastal setting also makes this destination an ideal choice for workshops, after-parties, banquets, and team-building with a wealth of activities and water sports on offer.
To help you organize corporate events, resorts will often have a professional team to handle all the planning; this will go a long way to ensure your event is a success so choose a property that offers this service. It should also be able to provide customized cuisine and offer varied menus as well as take care of audio-visual equipment, entertainment, recreation, and any team-building activities.