Madeira, known for its beautiful beaches, year round glorious weather and breathtaking landscapes. This Portuguese Island, elected ‘’World’s Leading Island Destination’’ in 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 by the World Travel Awards, is the perfect corporate getaway for you and your team to soak up some sun, and engage in some unforgettable team-bonding activities. Here are the main reasons why Madeira is the ideal destination for corporate retreats.
When booking a company retreat, safety is a priority, especially as we have COVID-19 living amongst us. With Portugal being ranked as 4th safest country in the world by the Global Peace Index in 2021, Madeira has also been seen to maintain a consistently low amount of COVID-19 cases, being listed in the top 13 ‘’COVID-19 safest destinations in Europe’’. While Madeira is considered as the safest option to travel with your team, it also continues to be listed on the UK ‘green watchlist’. This means no requirement to self-isolate upon return – allowing business to resume without any obstacles.
Despite the glorious weather, if there is one thing about Madeira, it is that it is not shy of things to do, and places to see. As Executive Director of Madeira Promotion Bureau, Nuno Vale highlights, ‘’the subtropical destination of Madeira lends itself to so many possibilities when it comes to adventure travel. Being lush, volcanic and with the vast Atlantic always nearby, we have some of the most breath-taking landscapes in Europe.’’
As with any corporate retreat, it is important to keep team-bonding activities engaging and memorable – and what better way to create strong bonds than in the outdoors. Whether you want to stay on land or explore the big blue, Nuno Vale expressed how ‘’Madeira has emerged as one of the top ‘go to’ places for adventure seekers in recent years, including some of the best trail running, cycling, canyoning and hiking in the continent, with our huge network of levadas (ancient irrigation channels) forming exceptional trails. For water-based activities, we have everything from surfing to sailing, scuba diving, stand-up paddle board and dolphin and whale watching.’’
Let’s not forget leisure, such as food, drink and accommodation. Nuno Vale advised on how Madeira’s ‘’well developed and safe infrastructure, as well as extensive accommodation and dining offerings, make it easy for corporate groups to arrange trips.’’
Multiple research has demonstrated the importance the outdoors has on our health and well-being. Research has also found that outdoor adventures have a significant positive impact on employee productivity, and reduces work-related stress.
For those moments on your corporate retreat, where you and your team want to take some well-deserved relaxation time, as quoted by Joana Dias Account Manager at Madeira Promotion Bureau, Madeira ‘’offers the ideal conditions for a corporate break with the wellness at the heart of it’’… perfect for a post pandemic corporate retreat.’’ Joana expressed how ‘’ from yoga on the beach, to inspiring meditation sessions in our millenary forest, to a refreshing swim in our sea water lava pools. You will also find an excellent selection of spas including the well-known thalassotherapy and sand treatments in Porto Santo Island that are believed to have healing properties, and also a great way to alleviate stress and fatigue due to the many minerals found in its waters.’’
If you are looking into organising your next company retreat, to a location that is safe, packed with all sorts of engaging team activities, and great for you and team’s health and well-being – then Madeira is your next corporate retreat!
Please feel free contact us about your next team getaway. Whether you need an incentive trip for hitting a milestone, or if you are needing to mix up strategic events with fun team bonding experiences, we provide a 5* tailor-made, hosted corporate retreat service to suit your needs & wants.