Oct 18, 2008
Whether it's a retreat at a luxurious resort in Hawaii or a lavish Caribbean cruise, Diamond-level distributors and above always look forward to our week-long Diamond Destinations. Besides getting much needed rest and relaxation, distributors spend time training, networking, and exploring the sites' natural beauty.
Diamond Destination 2009—Recap
Stunning Maui, Hawaii, provided the setting for this year's Diamond Destination, as hundreds of Diamond Executives and above spent a week on the island paradise in the middle of the Hawaiian chain. From the moment they arrived at the Grand Wailea Resort Hotel & Spa, distributors settled into a serene retreat that granted them the most opulent luxuries the island has to offer in food, entertainment, and relaxation.
The guests gathered Sunday morning in the Molokini Gardens for a welcome breakfast befitting the grand occasion it was. Surrounded by towering palm trees and bordering the ocean and a saltwater lagoon, the Molokini Gardens represent just a fraction of the exquisiteness of Maui and its neighboring islands.
Throughout the week, distributors discovered Maui for themselves in a variety of ways. Breathtaking helicopter rides provided an intimate look at the West Maui Mountains as well as Haleakala, one of the world's largest dormant volcanic craters. Hundreds of beautiful waterfalls could also be seen from the skies of Maui.
On the ground, distributors drove the Road to Hana, a 42-mile trek along the largest rainforest in the United States. The journey was one for all the senses to enjoy, as adventurists witnessed spectacular seaside cliffs and breathed in the tropical aroma of the rainforests. Distributors also took to the waters to surf, snorkel, scuba dive, and kayak in the deep blue shores of the Pacific.
When not traversing the island and oceans, distributors basked in the extravagant amenities at the Grand Wailea Resort. Among the resort's magnificent offerings were a river pool that propelled swimmers on a ride down rapids and swift water, passing a swim-in cave with bubbling hot springs, a hidden sauna, and a water elevator to lift guests back up to the start. Guests also received world-class treatment at the resort's award-winning spa and honed their skills on the hotel's 18-hole golf courses and 14 tennis courts.
Before the trip ended, distributors were treated to an unforgettable Hawaiian luau, complete with a traditional Hawaiian feast, a showcase of songs and dances telling the tale of the first islanders' migration to the Hawaiian Islands, and a dazzling fire-knife dance.