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When MonaVie Black Diamond Executives arrived at the One&Only Palmilla Resort in Cabo San Lucas on Friday, April 15, they were greeted by the idyllic grounds sprawled above the tranquil shores of the Pacific Ocean. These first moments of serenity foreshadowed what would become standard for the week ahead, and reinforced why Black Diamond Celebration is the company's most coveted annual incentive trip.
After settling into their spacious, amenity-filled suites, distributors took in the view of the sea from private patios and balconies and then prepared for a Welcome Dinner on one of the resort's many atmospheric pool decks.
On Saturday, Black Diamond Celebration attendees were momentarily roused from their paradisiacal state of mind by an adrenaline-laced ATV adventure that took them on a 2-hour journey through the Baja desert and ended along the shores of the Pacific. Lunch was then served on a hacienda overlooking the Cabo bay. Traversing some of the most beautiful terrain Mexico has to offer atop powerful, adept ATV machines provided a thrilling and unequaled tour of their surroundings.
Following the trip's opening excursion, distributors freely explored the stunning landscape of Cabo San Lucas in a variety of ways, including deep-sea fishing, snorkeling, diving, whale-watching, parasailing, jet skiing, and expeditions in the Baja desert.
Just 10 minutes away from the resort, San Jose del Cabo was a charming town where distributors could visit a historic 18th century mission, roam through several art galleries, as well as purchase locally made arts, crafts, and clothing. Cabo San Lucas, considered the Jewel of the Baja Peninsula, offered active night clubs and salsa dancing.
Those who preferred to immerse themselves in the luxuries of the One&Only Palmilla Resort found plenty to fill their days with. For some, this meant testing their capacities against a championship golf course designed by 6-time Masters champion Jack Nicklaus. Others meandered through the beautiful tropical gardens that stretch across the premises, while many made full use of the resort's team of highly skilled spa professionals by treating themselves to massages, rain showers, hot water pools, whirlpool baths, and aromatherapy steam and sauna rooms.
As Black Diamond Celebration came to a close on Wednesday, April 20, distributors gazed once more from their suites at the sun setting on the ocean and took pause to reflect again on the fulfillment of the MonaVie promise of A More Meaningful Life.
"Wow, did we have an amazing time with all our fabulous Black Diamonds!," says Henry Marsh, MonaVie Founder and Vice Chairman. "There's nothing quite like experiencing a part of the world for the first time with friends and family. The only thing that could've made Cabo San Lucas even better would be to have even more of our MonaVie family qualify to join us. Switzerland is just a year away. Come join us!"