Your Guide to Planning a Company Trip to Hawaii

Holding a company retreat benefits your employees, fosters creativity, and encourages powerful team collaboration — something we at Luna Brand Management can fully attest to. Previously, we’ve published an Orlando travel guide where we went over some highlights of our company trip, including where to stay, eat, and ultimately how to make the most out of a team bonding opportunity. This time, we’ll be giving you some tips on planning a company trip to the Aloha State.


A company trip is a chance for team members to spend time away from the office and their typical responsibilities. It can include learning experiences, bonding activities, downtime for informal socializing, or collaborative work. Whatever this trip will entail for your group, an ideal place to stay is a resort that caters to both leisure and business activities.

The Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa boasts a full-service spa, yoga classes, picnic areas by the beach, many casual work spots, and even cultural activities. For group meetings, the Hyatt Regency Waikiki has plenty of boardrooms, plus a 10,000-square-foot conference center. Just remember to make a reservation at least six months in advance to save your company’s spot!


There are so many places to see and things to do in Oahu, from hiking the Waimea Canyon Trail to taking a Circle Island road trip and snorkeling in Hanauma Bay. To maximize your company trip, we highly recommend renting a car. Although public transportation is available on the island, car rentals in Oahu are more cost-effective and time-efficient for big groups. So, you can book a rental straight from the Honolulu International Airport. It’s best to book your rental prior to your arrival to ensure availability and get the best value. Depending on your team’s size, you can opt to rent one minivan that seats up to 7 passengers or two standard cars to accommodate more people.


A popular activity for company getaways that promotes the ultimate in rest and relaxation is a wellness excursion, and in Oahu, the choices are endless. If you are looking for a way to reward your team with a weekend of pampering and healing through nature and meditation, check out the Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina. They have a Transformational Wellness Retreat in partnership with Native Hawaiian healer Pi`iali`i Lawson and led by Dana Childs, an intuitive and energy healer. The goal of the wellness retreat is to identify hidden blocks, cultivate self-empowerment, and rediscover one’s authentic self. Additionally, participants can enjoy unlimited use of the Naupaka Spa & Wellness Center, snorkeling and stand-up paddleboarding in the lagoon, or partake in an artisan workshop through the Resort’s wayfinders workshop program.


Polynesian culture is big on communing through food. As such, a company retreat would be incomplete without a celebratory feast in true Polynesian fashion: a luau! Nutridge Luau, located in Honolulu near the Tantalus Lookout, prides itself on delivering an evening of entertainment, food, and culture that gives guests the opportunity to mingle and enjoy the experience in a more intimate setting than you’ll find at most other luaus.

Alternatively, for something more lowkey, Honolulu has lots of hot pot restaurants that are perfect for big groups. Shabuya restaurant runs an all-you-can-eat style menu that’s sure to satisfy everyone on your team. We recommend making a reservation to make sure your group can score a table.

Oahu presents the perfect backdrop for teams to come together and unwind at the close of a hectic year. Setting up a team-building event in this tropical paradise not only offers a well-deserved escape but is also an ideal setting for teams to strengthen their bonds while exploring the beauty of an exotic destination.