A PURE Destinations Aloha

Pineapples, Macadamia nuts, luaus, sunsets, leis, beaches … all things that are quintessential Maui! The PURE Destinations trip last week was all of this and more. 

PURE had the opportunity to celebrate the successes of our global leaders with 121 guests from Australia, Korea, Thailand and the United States. It was a time for these individual to celebrate their accomplishments while spending time with fellow leaders sharing tips, tricks and lessons learned along the way. Seventeen of the attendees were first-time achievers, so it was great to see the relationships they were able to build with the more tenured leaders sharing their experiences and advice.

Grand Wailea

We welcomed our guests to the Grand Wailea property where they were treated to bags with our Maui logo and special gifts for the kids, so they could immediately hit the pool or beach! The Grand Wailea was an expansive property filled with restaurants, shopping venues, gyms, an award-winning spa, beautiful gardens, breathtaking beach views, a lazy river, a water elevator and multiple water slides perfect for the kids or that kid in each of us!

For many, it was a trip to remember even though it began not according to plan. Most of our travelers were impacted by arson that started a fire in a dormant sugarcane field. This led to thick smoke shutting down all roads and leaving travelers stranded on buses for hours.  However, that didn’t hold these amazing travelers down. Later that evening, stories were shared and memories began to be made at the welcome reception with breathtaking views from the terrace overlooking the beauty of the island.

The following day, everyone got to check out the property, relax poolside or beachside, or explore all that the island had to offer. We surprised our guests with three hours to shop and experience a custom sunglasses fitting with Maui Jim. Each guest (kids included!) got to select their perfect pair of Maui sunglasses to take home. The excitement and expressions from everyone were priceless and it was fun watching them help one another shop and give feedback on “the perfect pair of glasses.”

That evening we celebrated our top global achievers with a special dinner. We brought together our Black Diamond and above ranks around the globe with a special toast from our founder and Chairman of the Board, Mr.  Jung.

The next day everyone had the freedom to explore and relax. In the evening we set sail for an iconic Hawaiian sunset. Our group boarded two chartered ships, enjoyed great company, ate amazing food, listened to Ukulele music, and took in the breathtaking beauty of the Hawaiian sunsets. It truly was an experience of a lifetime and the beauty of the sky was overwhelming as the sun fell behind the endless ocean.

Day three was a day of shopping and eating! We loaded up the buses for a visit to Lahaina where we shopped for souvenirs, gifts and keepsakes to represent Hawaii. As guests boarded the buses, we handed out shopping bags and cash to get their shopping started. While in Lahaina, we rented out the Dirty Monkey restaurant, a local favorite with a great vibe, where everyone could grab a drink, snacks and food. It became a great hangout where people could share their recent finds, get input from fellow achievers and just enjoy the great company!

The following day, many visited the spa and some relaxed poolside and beachside while others took helicopter tours of the islands, ventured up the Road to Hana, snorkeled/dove the Molokini Crater or watched the Haleakala sunrise at 10,000 feet!

The last full day in Maui was a day for our achievers to take in the beauty of the island and the property. The evening was a night to remember as we hosted a private luau complete with hula dancing, fire dancers, lawn games and a feast fit for a king. It truly was a great way to say farewell to old friends and new and reflect on the amazing week and accomplishments that brought everyone together.

 

Highlights

A couple of reoccurring highlights throughout the trip from our guests were the Napua Tower and gifts from the “PURE Fairies.” The Napua Tower provided daily times where there were breakfast, snacks and drinks allowing achievers to build a community and truly get to know one another. It was fun watching the relationships bud and grow through this common area. Also, each night the guests returned to their rooms with a special gift reflective of the island and their experiences in Maui. The achievers coined the delivery of this as “a gift from the PURE Fairies.”

Overall, it was a trip to remember and a memorable page in the book of life for all achievers. Saint Augustine once shared, “The world is a book, and those who don’t travel read only one page.” What page will you be reading next?

Check out how you can earn a trip to the Riviera Maya next March and the Amalfi Coast in Italy next June through PURE Destinations. https://livepure.com/incentive-trips

 By: Shay Kiper, Vice-President of Marketing

PURE Destinations Maui – know before you go

We’re counting down the days until the 2019 Maui “Diamond” Experience on July 11-17 and we want to make sure you’re prepared.

Below is the day-by-day itinerary to help you start planning and packing for this trip-of-a-lifetime. Along with the many beautiful sights you’ll see, we’ve left plenty of room for resting, relaxing and enjoying activities that are uniquely you.

The Itinerary:

Thursday, July 11

  • Transfer from Kahului Airport (OGG) to the Grand Wailea
  • Check in at the Grand Wailea
  • 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Welcome to Maui Reception! Grand Dining Room
    – Heavy appetizers, cocktails and desserts

Friday, July 12

  • Day at Leisure
  • 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Black Diamond and above dinner (Invitation only)
    – Chapel Overlook

Saturday, July 13

  • Day at Leisure
  • 4:15 p.m. Depart for a sunset Dinner Cruise
    – Set sail making memories that will last a lifetime. Experience an iconic Maui sunset, enjoy great company and savor in the local cuisine and drink.

Sunday, July 14

  • 9:00 a.m. Depart for Lahaina
    – Experience local shops, beaches and more – all at your own pace!
  • 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. Come-and-go lunch at the Dirty Monkey
  • 3:00 p.m. Meet at the Dirty Monkey to depart Lahaina and return to Grand Wailea

Monday, July 15   –  Day at Leisure

Tuesday, July 16

  • Day at Leisure
  • 6:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Farewell Luau Dinner at the Chapel Lawn
    – Enjoy a traditional Hawaiian Luau – roasted pig, fire dancers, hula dancing and photo ops.

Wednesday, July 17

  • 12:00 p.m. Check out of the Grand Wailea
  • Transfer to Kahului Airport (OGG) from the Grand Wailea
    – Transfer times vary based on departure flight times

As you pack for this exciting weekend, take the following helpful tips into consideration.

You’re likely to spend most of your time out in the sun or in the water. You don’t need much, so pack items you can mix and match with swimwear. Women might consider bringing a sun hat, maxi dress, kaftan, sandals and a tote bag. Men might consider bringing a wide-brimmed hat, quick-drying, short-sleeves shirts, light jacket, shorts, comfortable walking shoes and lightweight long pants. Don’t for your sunglasses, lip balm and sunscreen, too.

An additional perk! Everyone will receive a $500 room credit (yes, everyone in your room gets this!) that can be used towards restaurants or spa/resort activities, such as the options below:

Due to peak travel we recommend that you take a few moments to book any additional activities, such as a spa treatment, dinner reservations at the Grand Wailea, tee time, or an additional excursion.

Are you a golfer looking for a tee time? Wailea Blue Golf Course (https://www.waileagolf.com/) is within walking distance of the Wailea Hotel. Tee times can be booked 45 days in advance. Additional activities across the island can be found here:  https://www.grandwailea.com/experience/maui-adventures/

Are your kids coming to Maui? If so, we can’t wait to meet them! If you would like a night to yourself, take advantage of the Nanny Connection services through the Grand Wailea. Call (808) 667-5777 or (808) 875-4777 for more details.

Get ready to kick back and enjoy the magic of Maui. If you have any questions about your trip, please don’t hesitate to contact us at puredestinations@livepure.com.