WHAT MAKES FIJI A UNIQUE BUSINESS EVENTS LOCATION?
What if we tell you Fiji is one of the most unique business events locations, where company goals can be fulfilled and networking ambition accomplished? You'd probably frown and say, "We're not planning a vacation!" Certainly, Fiji is well-known for its white sandy beaches and all-year-round tropical weather, but this island country in the South Pacific Ocean isn't just about fun; its environment can provide the perfect business settings for professional events and fruitful networking endeavors to take place. Here's how you can turn this holiday paradise into a productive business event setting:
1. Big, Bright Meeting Facilities
When it comes to Fiji, we cannot avoid talking about the elephant in the room, in this case, the sun in Fiji! If you have been stuck in surgically-lite conferences rooms throughout the year, the sun in Fiji will be a change of scenery. Studies have shown that more natural light sparks higher productivity in a working environment, so the sunny but clement weather condition in Fiji makes sure both your body and mind can breathe and regenerate.
A "fluid" and flexible event venue such as the Coco Palms at The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa, Fiji or the Vonu Beach at the Marriott Momi Bay Resort is perfect if you have to cater to different group sizes and meeting purposes. The open space under one roof will give you a lot of natural light and create an upbeat, yet intimate, atmosphere for hosting small team discussions, mid-size business events or receptions of any international conference events.
For big conference planners, the Denarau Island Convention Centre (1775sqm) will certainly impress as it is the largest single conference space in the South Pacific Islands for local, regional and international gatherings. The Denarau Island Convention Centre is a short 20-minute drive from the Nadi International Airport and is supported by the services of Sheraton Fiji Resort.
What if you need a conference venue in the morning, a private brainstorming area in the afternoon and some open space for coffee or cocktail in the early evening but don’t want to pack your bags and change hotels all the time? Well, by visiting Fiji’s only five-star integrated resort, you can enjoy the “stay in one, play in three” offer at Sheraton Fiji Resort, Sheraton Denarau Villas and The Westin Denarau Island Resort & Spa, Fiji. Your personal Star Meeting Concierge will be the main point of contact and can help to facilitate for your requirements, pre and post event dates.
2. Leave Your Flipchart at the Reception
You can leave your flipchart with the hotel staff! If brainstorming is the purpose of your business events, then Fiji will definitely help your inspiration juice going. With the ample outdoor brainstorming and networking space, you can try something different such as having a meeting by the poolside, to add some splashes to your creative sessions. For example, this spacious swimming pool at Sheraton Fiji Resort gives you enough space to breathe and privacy to think, while the Vai Restaurant & Bar nearby will keep you nourished during the work marathon. The Sala Bar at the Sheraton Resort on Tokoriki Island overlooks Fiji’s famous blue water and is a refreshing spot for some brainstorming and sketching.
For some, moving while working is the best remedy to cure an uninspired mind, so have you considered taking a swing at the only resort in Fiji with an 18-hole championship Golf Course at Sheraton Denarau Villas while bouncing ideas with your business partner?
3. Let's Get Fresh
According to the Gallup's 41st annual global end of year survey, Fiji was ranked the happiest country in the world. I believe great food raises happy people! Fiji's famously fresh seafood, it's predominantly grass-fed livestock, and a rainbow variety of fresh and exotic produces, such as bele, rourou, and karamua, are something to bring up in your next small talk. With the Farm to Fork tour & lunch, you will get the chance to experience the fresh ingredients first hand. If you want to have an authentic Fijian dining experience, Coco Palms at Sheraton Fiji Resort can fill your evening with Fijian music, culture and traditional lovo (Underground Gourmet). A few dances and oral history of the firewalking clan orated over the course of dinner will definitely make your business event something to savour for a long time. If you have any special dietary wishes, the staff at our resorts will make sure you have an unforgettable culinary experience.
4. Family and Work
If you often have to travel for work, finding some time for your family can be really difficult. Instead of having the guilt sink in, you can actually be creative and mix work with family time. What better way to introduce your family to your work by bringing them along and letting them see what you do? Both the Sheraton Fiji Resort on Denarau Island and the Fiji Marriott Resort in Momi Bay provide a variety of family-friendly facilities and activities. The Momi Bay Resort's Turtles Kids' Club allows your kids to explore the Fiji culture through interactive activities, such as basket weaving, coconut husking, marine life exploration, Fijian dance lessons and crab hunt and race.
5. Did You Say Bleisure?
If taking your family to your work environment is a no-no, why don't you treat yourself to a nice Bleisure trip to Fiji then? According to a recent study, there has been a 20% increase in bleisure trips, where business traveler combines business and leisure in one trip. Supporting your employees to combine travel with wellbeing can increase their job satisfaction and make them more productive. Local attractions, such as the Garden of the Sleeping Giant, the Sri Siva Subramaniya Hindu Temple and the Sigatoka Sand Dunes National Park are just a drive away from the Marriott Momi Bay Resort and the Sheraton Nadi Resort. If you are up for local adventures, scuba diving or sunset fishing will make a great Fijian memory!
6. Leave Your Teammates Hanging
If your team needs some bonding time, Fiji is an excellent location for that. At worst, if you really dislike your teammates, you can always just leave them alone, on a beach, with the picture-perfect sunset. No hard feelings, right? Jokes aside, team building activities such as diving or zip-lining are easy to find. Or to spark interest in your new business partners, you can opt for parasailing or paddle boarding around the beautiful bures at Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay or try out lawn bowling at The Westin Denarau Island Resort in Fiji.
7. W Stands for Work & Wellness
Working hard does not mean you have to compromise on your wellbeing. If one of your colleagues is often sick or complains about pain or insomnia a lot, inviting him/her to Fiji's largest and most sophisticated spa, Heavenly Spa by Westin, or to the relaxing service at the Quan Spa at Fiji Marriott Resort Momi Bay at or a morning gym session at the WestinWORKOUT Fitness studio at Sheraton Fiji Resort before the start of a business event, maybe even overlooking the Fijian lagoon or ocean that can calm any troubled mind. Forgot your training gear? No worries, with Gear Lending, we offer New Balance shoes and clothing for you to borrow during your stay for a small price.
8. Transportation Convenience
When you think of Fiji, it feels like a paradise on earth without cellphone reception or takes a 30-hour journey to get to. But the truth is, you can enjoy a sublime business experience with ease. The Marriott Momi Bay resort is just about a 45-minute drive away from Nadi Airport and the Sheraton & Westin Denarau Complex is located in the Mamanuca Island and is 50 minutes away by boat from Denararu Marina or 12 minutes by helicopter.