OUT OF OFFICE | White Pearl Resorts
by Andrew Ngozo
Customised Executive Retreats
An executive retreat is considered the “tipping point” on any corporate calendar. It presents the opportunity for new ideas to be born, strategies to be tested and reviewed and for team members to get to know one another better. All this can only happen by getting away from the distractions of the office; to a relaxing environment where focus and alignment can be achieved. As a result, the team, no better yet, the company emerge stronger than ever. White Pearl Resorts, Ponta Mamoli, offers all this and more. It is the ultimate destination, as it affords executives the sought after opportunity to slow down in order to speed up their organisations.
White Pearl Resorts, Ponta Mamoli, is the ultimate in beach luxury in Africa. Set on a magnificent stretch of coastline and tucked behind Casuarina trees, the resort allows the executive to experience a place so
beautiful and pure, and quite unlike any other in all of Mozambique. Elegant simplicity is the hallmark of this exclusive beach resort set among the dunes of the untouched shores of southern Mozambique. White Pearl Resorts is more than simply a place to unwind; time spent here can be considered an investment in a company’s future.
Spoilt for Choice
The White Pearl philosophy for Executive Retreats is to entice executives to re-establish their balance. A connection with nature and self are two of the key attributes that are incorporated into the bespoke corporate packages. White Pearl Resorts customises the executive retreat based on the outputs each organisation wishes to achieve. Among the options available are ‘Regroup and Revive’ during which executives can simply relax and reflect or executives can choose the ‘Team Spirit’ offer which allows amazing adventures to be customised into team-building activities, ’The favourite ‘Leading with Purpose’ is a strategy based facilitation session which allows executives to hone in on long-term vision and around the table discussion in an intimate meeting environment.
This luxury beach paradise is easily accessible. Conveniently situated a mere 25km from the South African border at Kosi Bay, executives can select the option of a 4x4 road transfer along a scenic 60-minute route to the resort. Concerned about crossing the border? The resort has a sound working relationship with the authorities at the border and assures all guests a smooth transition. A dedicated White Pearl representative will be there every step of the way to lend a helping hand –VIP treatment starts at the border already!
Another alternative is to hop on an international flight to Maputo from where executives can embark on a short fixed-wing charter flight to the resort, offering the opportunity to witness the beauty of the land from Mozambican skies.
Checking in to the Experience of a Lifetime
Upon your arrival, you will instantly feel welcome as you are greeted with warm Mozambican smiles ready to serve refreshing drinks and take you on a tour of the magnificent property. Cascading along a lush sand dune, 21 spectacular suites represent your private haven during the retreat. All the suites are ocean-facing and offer spectacular views. In addition to this, guests have the luxury of a private, plunge pool, a private deck, and an outdoor shower.
Guest areas at White Pearl Resorts are designed for the ultimate in comfort; relaxation and beachside luxury, all of which adds to the ‘collection’ of magnificent views that are second to none at the resort. The Resort considers these views the natural tools to facilitate introspection and reflection - so vital for any executive. Sparkling infinity pools, stylish bars and oversized day beds are just some of the features that reinforce the theme of relaxation as you walk along the expansive wooden decks. In keeping with the holistic experience of body, mind and soul, the sensory explosion of taste is not to be understated as part of the experience…
The key highlights of the dining experience includes authentic Mozambican cuisine such as an array of seafood – of which the crab curry is an exceptional hit known far and wide… prepared by the Head Chef Ananias. Dinner is served in the White Pearl Restaurant or alfresco dinners under the stars and indulging in signature cocktails and canapés at the glamorous Ibiza-style beach bar or swim-up pool bar. The morning meals are also something to be experienced, as one can mingle with colleagues while savouring meze platters laden with fruit, freshly baked pastries and other delicious breakfast treats.
Getting Down to Business
It is no secret that the best results are achieved in the morning, especially when it comes to executive discussion sessions at White Pearl Resorts. The elegant conference lounge is a relaxed comfortable setting with a calming palette of colours that allows a team to engage in open, honest dialogue. This tranquil, informal setting will enable executives to reach that sought-after level of equilibrium and re-establish the core purpose of the company. To keep the team top of mind, energy levels can be maintained with coffee, tea and mouth-watering biscuits that are served throughout a session. Such is the White Pearl Resorts experience that one can only wait in eager anticipation for the ‘lunch experience’ during which one can enjoy a variety of rustic tapas, served with ice-cold beverages.
After a delightful lunch and some ‘me-time’, there is a world of adventure waiting to be discovered. Glide over pristine pinnacle reefs on a scuba diving expedition, explore the wonders of the Indian Ocean on an exclusive ocean safari or gallop along the beach on a horse ride. White Pearl can also host customised team-building activities on their unspoilt beach. If the activities are not a preferred option – spa, rest and relaxation may be a more suitable fit. Morning meditations and yoga sessions can be facilitated and incorporated into a more relaxed version of time spent at the resort. It all depends on how one wishes to reconnect with self and re-establish the balance in life.
An executive retreat at White Pearl Resorts is a solid foundation for a company to foster high performance teams that create lasting memories, builds sustainable relationships and achieves phenomenal results.
Customised, Inclusive Executive Packages
White Pearl Resorts is offering discounts of up to 45% on fully inclusive and customised executive packages during selected dates in May, June and July 2014. To qualify for the special package, a team needs to book a minimum of four suites. The package has immense value as it includes luxury accommodation, breakfast, lunch dinner, canapés at the pool bar, high tea, daytime snacks, minibar snacks, teas, coffees, bottled mineral water, local beers, soft drinks, a selection of spirits and house wines, a private butler service, a laundry service, complimentary Wi-Fi, conference hire and a selection of activities.