Business doesn’t have to be business as usual! You could plan your annual business strategy meeting or company retreat in any US city and stay at a normal chain hotel and do normal teambuilding activities with your coworkers. OR, you could escape and stay at a luxury Sandcastle property with waterfront views along the Crystal Coast and participate in unique team building exercises on the beach or while enjoying a cruise or fishing trip.
We like the second option better!
While Emerald Isle is the perfect beach getaway destination for families and friends, it’s also very accommodating for business meetings and company retreats. With plenty of options on where to stay from large rental homes and condos, Emerald Isle has tons of activities that are excellent for collaborating with your coworkers and building rapport.
How to get here?
Emerald Isle is closer than you think, especially for corporate businesses and startups located in Research Triangle Park and other area businesses in the Raleigh-Durham area. Just a 2-and-a-half-hour scenic drive away from taking in the Crystal Coast for a weekend or weeklong visit to reconnect and build inspiration for the next big idea!
For companies that are looking for a retreat but aren’t within driving distance, there are two airports that are located approximately 45 minutes away from Emerald Isle.
Ellis Airport (OAJ) and Coastal Carolina Regional Airport (EWN) fly both American Airlines and Delta Airlines and have Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National rental car companies available for your transportation needs. To set the tone for your meeting or retreat, you’ll be able to enjoy the scenic ride through coastal North Carolina, hitting cherished towns like Swansboro and Beaufort along the way.
Where to stay?
Emerald Isle Realty has an assortment of duplexes that can sleep up to eight people comfortably and are in close proximity to many Crystal Coast attractions. We also offer options to rent both sides of a duplex to keep everyone together for even more team building while still providing privacy, 2 kitchens, and even more space for team members. Duplexes and large rental homes also offer amenities like personal oceanfront views, private decks, docks and piers and luxurious pools that you and your company can utilize during your stay.
Your employees will also thank you if you take the oceanfront properties route as the quick access to the beach and stunning views are the perfect bonus to a business meeting or retreat to the coast. If you’re leaning more towards the condo side for your stay, be sure to check out our list of great properties here.
Condos have all the comforts of home available with a touch of world-class hotel luxury. Most condo communities in Emerald Isle offer fully equipped kitchens, swimming pools, covered decks, Wi-Fi, hot tubs, linen service and many more great amenities.
Need business-specific amenities during your stay like Wi-Fi and telephone service? Check with Emerald Isle Realty first to make sure you’re covered during your retreat!
Don’t know where to start?
Let us do all the planning for you!
Check out our business retreats form online here, provide us with details like how many homes or condos you’re looking for, the length of your stay, when you’re planning your trip and how many guests you’re expecting and we’ll assist you to make this the easiest part of the trip.
We can even help you arrange activities, catering, equipment rentals, event locations, limos and car rental services, restaurant recommendations and even spa services.
What to do?
After you discuss facts and figures, set goals and successful business strategies, get ready to hit the town with your team to enjoy some of the Crystal Coasts favorite pastimes.
One way to immerse yourself and your coworkers into Emerald Isle is going on a cruise around the Outer Banks. Lookout Cruises charters a 45-foot Catamaran with comfortable seating up 45. While on the cruise, you’ll be able to see dolphins and other marine life and even see other Crystal Coast gems like the Cape Lookout Lighthouse.
Another way you and your group can participate in some teambuilding exercises is by taking a deep-sea fishing chartered trip. Check out our lists of guides here in Emerald Isle that know where all the fishing hotspots are in the Atlantic.
Maybe hitting the green is more your thing? Emerald Isle has some of the United States most scenic golf courses. These golf clubs have courses that are manicured in a way that a professional would appreciate, with a coastal touch of course, and some clubs have more than just golf that you can participate in.
So, you can have the same old business retreat with the same old business retreat activities, or you can treat yourself and your company to an unforgettable teambuilding experience, Crystal Coast Style. Check out our availability today and plan your next company outing in Emerald Isle!