How do you convince your group to take a collective calming breath before getting down to business? Meeting on the island of Maui makes it easy. The natural beauty and relaxing sounds of the ocean waves breaking against the shore’s rocks brings a sense of serenity that is unparalleled to meeting anywhere else. Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa knows all about cultivating the island’s natural beauty, thus creating a healthy space for planners to bring their attendees, so we asked them to share their insights.

Have All the Fun

Situated on 23 acres of verdant Hawaiian oceanfront near Puu Kekaa—or Black Rock as many visitors know it—Kaanapali Beach’s lava rock formation, to which people often come to cliff dive, and snorkel with tropical fish and sea turtles, is a premier location for pre- and post-meeting activities. But that isn’t all the fun offered on this little section of the island. Sheraton Maui offers plenty more water activities, such as jet-skiing, sailing, kayaking, and a cliff diving ceremony during sunset, which has been taking place since the property’s opening in 1963.

Meetings Made Beautiful

To put it mildly, not much compares to hosting meetings in Hawaii, the meeting spaces provided across the state feature unparalleled sights of the ocean. With 12 meeting rooms and more than 42,000 sq. ft. of event space, Sheraton Maui hosts those breathtaking sights from a number of vantage points. The property’s 12,000-square-foot ocean lawn—the largest outdoor event space in Kaanapali—paired with the staff’s aloha spirit will leave attendees in awe.

The ocean is often associated with feelings of calm and relaxation, with good reason. But what if you could get this without never leaving the property? The 142-yard ocean-facing Lagoon Pool at Sheraton Maui provides that peaceful element in easy reach. That same accessibility is available poolside at Mai Tai Bar, which is just a couple of steps away from the Lagoon Pool. Several other swimming areas include a free-floating beanbag chair, lazy river, lava-rock waterways and a waterslide.

After the event has wrapped up, attendees may be unable to forget the out-of-this-world Hawaiian hospitality. They’ll find themselves counting the days until their next meeting is held in the Aloha State.