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15/4/2024

7 Stunning Beach Corporate Retreat locations for Your Next Offsite in 2024

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1. The Pridwin: A 10-Acre Classic American Resort on on the Shelter Island Shoreline

Nestled on Crescent Beach, The Pridwin Hotel & Cottages overlooks the Peconic Bay. With its classic American charm and modern amenities, this 10-acre retreat offers hotel rooms and cozy cottages with private decks and gas fireplaces.

Indulge in classic Long Island cuisine made from high-quality, local ingredients at The Terrace, where live music sets the scene, or sip on craft cocktails at Crescent Bar. Start your day with a yoga session, then cool off in the water-view pool or pamper yourself at the Pridwin Spa, the ultimate relaxing retreat on Shelter Island.

With spacious meeting spaces like Frost and Morgan rooms, along with several breakout spaces, events host up to 125 guests. For team-building, paddleboard along Shelter Island shores, explore Mashomack Preserve, or savor a beer tasting at Shelter Island Craft Brewery. Your next team outing? An outstanding experience at The Pridwin.

Located on Crescent Beach, this retreat is close enough to the city of New York, but at the same time provides a tranquil, serene setting for your next team offsite!

📍Location:

  • Shelter Island, New York

🛫 Logistics: 

  • 54 miles from Long Island MacArthur Island (ISP)
  • 75 miles from Tweed New Haven Airport

🏠 Property feature:

  • 5 event spaces hosting up to 125 guests
  • Outdoor pool
  • On-site spa & sauna
  • On-site fitness center
  • Tennis court

🔎 What to explore:

  • Paddleboarding on the shores of Shelter Island
  • Explore the Mashomack Preserve
  • Beer tasting at Shelter Island Craft Brewery
  • Visit White Oak Wines Garden
  • Stop by Shelter Island Historical Society


2.
Terranea Resort: 102 Oceanfront Acres of Luxury in Palos Verdes Peninsula

Escape to Terranea Resort, a 102-acre haven located on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, featuring views of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island. Whether you choose a guest room, suite, casita, villa, or bungalow, an extraordinary experience awaits.

Savor farm-to-table cuisine crafted by Executive Chef Andrew Vaughan at Mar’sel or try rich coastal flavors at Catalina Kitchen. Bashi offers inventive Asian-inspired dishes, while Nelson’s invites you to relax by outdoor fire pits with a cocktail in hand.

With 135,000 square feet of event space, including 15 breakout rooms, ballrooms - such as Palos Verdes Grand Ballroom and the Marineland Ballroom - coastal terraces, gardens, and lawns, accommodating up to 1,500 guests.

Recharge at the spa, take a dip in one of four outdoor pools, or tee off at the Palos Verdes Peninsula golf course. For team activities, embark on a guided kayak tour or explore tide pools at nearby Pelican Cove. Terranea Resort is a top-notch retreat destination.

Enjoy the panoramic 270-degree water views at Terranea Resort, the perfect place to rest and recharge!

📍Location:

  • Rancho Palos Verdes, California

🛫 Logistics: 

  • 17 miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  • 18 miles from Hawthorne Municipal Airport
  • 23 miles from Holiday Inn Long Beach Airport

🏠 Property feature:

  • Multiple dining options on-site
  • 135,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space (hosting up to 1,500 guests)
  • On-site spa
  • Four outdoor pools & poolside cabanas
  • Award-winning golf course

🔎 What to explore:

  • Tee off at Palos Verdes Peninsula golf course (on-site)
  • Take a guided kayak tour of the marine protected areas of the Palos Verdes Peninsula
  • Experience Catalina Channel's underwater reserve 
  • Check out Sacred Cove and its sea caves
  • Explore the tide pools at nearby Pelican Cove or Abalone Cove

3. Santa Monica Proper Hotel: A ‘Proper’ Stay on the Westside of Santa Monica

As you journey south down Wilshire Boulevard, one venue stands out - the Santa Monica Proper Hotel. With 267 rooms and suites, it merges the local coastline with architecture and design, offering the only rooftop pool deck on the Westside. 

Here, guests enjoy a Balearic outdoor restaurant, bar, and cabanas, with front-row seats for Pacific sunsets. Relax at the 3,000-square-foot Surya Spa or recharge in cabanas, private alcoves, and at the circular bar and fireplace. Calabra rooftop bistro and beach-inspired lounge serve signature cocktails and Mediterranean-California cuisine, while Palma lobby lounge offers all-day dining. 

Meeting spaces include four rooms, a ballroom, courtyards, and terraces, hosting up to 425 guests. The Canela Ballrooms total 3,794 square feet, and the Paseo Courtyard can accommodate up to 200 participants. 

For team activities, explore nearby beaches, such as Malibu Surfrider Beach, bike through Santa Monica Bike Path and stop by Santa Monica Farmers Market.

With a privileged location next to Santa Monica’s landmarks, Santa Monica Proper Hotel ensures a lush stay with the beach at your doorstep!

📍Location:

  • Santa Monica, California

🛫 Logistics: 

  • 9 miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

🏠 Property feature:

  • 267 rooms and suites 
  • Rooftop pool & pool deck
  • On-site spa & cold plunge
  • On-site fitness center

🔎 What to explore:

  • Stroll down Santa Monica Boardwalk
  • Visit the city of Malibu
  • Explore nearby beaches, such as: Venice Beach, Santa Monica Beach, Malibu Surfrider Beach, and Topanga Beach
  • Bike through Santa Monica Bike Path
  • Stop by Santa Monica Farmers Market
  • Explore Rustic Canyon Recreational Park


4.
Solé Miami, A Noble House Resort: Where Miami’s Energy Meets Tranquility

Perched on the sandy shores of Sunny Isles Beach, Solé Miami, A Noble House Resort, is the prime choice for your Miami corporate retreat!

Close to Aventura and Golden Beach, the resort offers oceanfront rooms featuring private balconies. Lounge by the poolside oasis or relax in the private cabanas overlooking the Atlantic. 

BALEENkitchen, the on-site restaurant, serves global cuisines and ensures a delightful experience. With over 6,500 square feet of meeting space, this resort is the perfect spot for your offsite!

Stop by South Beach to enjoy local nightlife, do some shopping at the Design District, and explore Little Havana. Solé Miami ensures a refined stay with its beachfront charm and top-notch amenities.

Lounge by the poolside oasis or relax in the private cabanas overlooking the Atlantic. 

📍 Location:

  • Sunny Isles Beach, Florida

🛫 Logistics: 

  • 13 miles from Ft. Lauderdale Airport

🏠 Property feature: 

  • 249 guest rooms
  • Private beach
  • 6,500 sq. ft. of meeting space 
  • 4 Meeting rooms for up to 75 people

🔎 What to explore:

  • Miami Beach
  • South Beach nightlife
  • Shop at the Design District
  • Visit Little Havana
  • Haulover Beach/ Indian Beach
  • Explore Sunny Isles Beach on paddleboards

5. The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort: A South Carolina Gem Waiting to be Discovered

The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island Golf Resort is your ultimate South Carolina destination, delivering Forbes five-star service, award-winning recreational activities, and nationally-recognized golf courses.

This Lowcountry’s gem has more than 90,000 sq.ft. of indoor/outdoor event space overlooking the Atlantic. The Sanctuary ensures a flawless event experience with its dedicated conference services team.

Only 21 miles from Charleston, the hotel boasts coastal Carolina-rooted dining. The Ocean Room serves locally sourced beef and poultry, The Atlantic offers seafood and fresh fish, and Jasmine Porch brings traditional southern cuisine. Unwind at the Lobby Bar to the sound of live piano music. 

The resort offers 255 rooms, and provides a variety of team-building activities, such as sunrise yoga sessions, surf lessons, dolphin viewing, or kayaking along Kiawah river.

The Sanctuary provides a magnificent spa and resort amenities, ideal for your team to recharge .

The Sanctuary boasts a prime location, embracing nature’s beauty while staying close to picturesque Charleston

📍 Location:

  • Kiawah Island, South Carolina

🛫 Logistics: 

  • 33 miles from Charleston International Airport

🏠 Property feature: 

  • 255 rooms and suites
  • 90,000 sq. ft. of indoor and outdoor meeting space (up to 800 guests)
  • 6,000 sq. ft. Grand Oaks Ballroom
  • 18,500sq. ft. Grand Lawn
  • On-site spa
  • On-site fitness center

🔎 What to explore:

  • Explore Charleston’s museums, markets, nightlife, and aquarium
  • Yoga on the Sanctuary Front Beach
  • Dolphin viewing
  • Kiawah river bridging
  • Holy city harbor cruise

6. La Valencia Hotel: Your Basecamp for a Vibrant Stay in La Jolla

Welcome to La Valencia Hotel, located in San Diego's La Jolla neighborhood, featuring over 95 years of history. Known as the "Pink Lady," its pink exterior and Spanish-tiled tower are a landmark on Prospect Street.

Enjoy the Pacific coastline views from the 114 rooms, suites, and villas. Savor fresh-caught seafood, Mediterranean cuisine, and local ingredients with your team at the ocean-view Mediterranean Room. Sip hand-crafted cocktails at La Sala and the historic Whaling Bar.

Boasting event spaces like Patio Sol and 1,800 square feet Veranda Ballroom, Salon, & Terraza, the hotel caters to gatherings of all sizes, hosting meetings for up to 80 guests and receptions for up to 250. For intimate celebrations, choose Galeria and Vendimia Salon.

Elevate team bonding with snorkeling at La Jolla Cove, golfing at Torrey Pines, or catching waves at Windansea Beach. 

Enjoy a fantastic retreat featuring stunning ocean views and outdoor spaces!

📍Location:

  • La Jolla, California

🛫 Logistics: 

  • 13.5 miles from San Diego International Airport 

🏠 Property feature:

  • 114 rooms, suites, and villas
  • Indoor/outdoor event spaces
  • Outdoor pool with ocean views
  • La Jolla beach access

🔎 What to explore:

  • Visit the village of La Jolla
  • Snorkeling and scuba diving at La Jolla Cove and The Underwater Park
  • Tee off at Torrey Pines Golf Course
  • Surfing at Windansea Beach
  • San Diego Botanic Garden
  • San Diego Safari Park

7. Henderson Beach Resort: The Ultimate Beach Hotel on Florida’s Emerald Coast

Henderson Beach Resort, nestled beside the 200-acre Henderson Beach State Park on Florida's Gulf Coast, offers an excellent setting for your corporate retreat. 

Choose from rooms and suites, each boasting a private balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico or the courtyard. Start your day with a wellness session, then pamper yourself at the spa, featuring a Himalayan salt suite with views of the State Park.

Indulge in culinary delights at Primrose, where Gulf-to-table cuisine takes center stage. At Sea Level, sip on frozen cocktails, or sample seafood and creative drinks at Horizon’s Bar. Don't miss the breathtaking views at the Rooftop Bar.

With over 10,000 square feet of flexible indoor/outdoor event space, including the Emerald Room and Grand Piazza, the resort can accommodate celebrations of up to 400 guests. For team-building activities, explore Destin’s Harbor Boardwalk, tee off at the Kelly Plantation Golf Club, or visit Okaloosa Island.

Nestled alongside the 200-acre Henderson Beach State Park on Florida's Gulf Coast, this resort boasts a prime beachfront location with the natural freshness of the adjacent park!

📍Location:

  • Destin, Florida

🛫 Logistics: 

  • 3 miles from Destin Executive Airport (DTS)
  • 17.5 miles from Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport

🏠 Property feature:

  • Over 10,000 sq.ft. of flexible indoor/outdoor space
  • Outdoor pool & poolside cabanas
  • On-site fitness center
  • Yoga and wellness sessions

🔎 What to explore:

  • Stroll down the city of Destin’s Harbor Boardwalk 
  • Tee off at renowned Kelly Plantation Golf Club 
  • Visit Okaloosa Island and the Island Pier
  • Explore Topsail Hill Preserve State Park
  • Spend a day at Grayton Beach


Want to Plan Your Next Sandy Retreat in the US? Ask our Experts!

Swap your office routine for a beach adventure and get your flip-flops and sunscreen ready! Your next corporate retreat is about to be a complete break from your city life!

From the shores of Shelter Island to the tranquil beaches of Kiawah Island, South Carolina, each beach location offers its own unique charm and opportunities for team bonding. 

Start your days overlooking the Pacific Ocean as you take part in a morning yoga session. In the afternoon, enjoy a surfing lesson. Finally, end your evening with your team around a beach bonfire or sipping cocktails at the nearest rooftop. Sounds amazing?

So why wait? Trade the city for the beach and get some Vitamin Sea with your crew.

Let TeamOut tailor the perfect beach retreat to suit your team's preferences and goals, allowing you to focus on creating memories with your colleagues.

Book a free call with us today and start planning your beach getaway!

About the author
Thomas Mazimann
Update on
15/4/2024
Thomas Mazimann, a French entrepreneur and former international kayaking athlete, transitioned from sports to tech after moving to the U.S. He co-founded TeamOut, revolutionizing team gatherings.

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