The 5 Best Places For A Work Retreat That Are Affordable
While the term work retreat seems to suggest that it’s all about the destination, it’s really about how you use the time away from your office and your computer.
If you create an actionable plan while you’re away, you can get so much more out of your time than if you just spend it sitting by the pool or going on walks with your colleagues. What better way to use your downtime than to make your work better when you return?
Here are five great places to hold work retreats that won’t break the bank.
1) Quebec City
Quebec City officially Québec, is the capital city of Quebec, a province in Canada. This city is known as a gorgeous place with tons of great food, architecture, and people. Quebec's old city was the only part of North America's northeast to survive World War II and has been preserved just as it would have been in 1942. It also has something over 10% of Canada's restaurants.
How does this sound for a location to host your next team event?
There are plenty of options for lodging ranging from basic hostels to luxury hotels. Since the city is mostly French-speaking, English speakers might want to brush up on their skills before coming here.
Other perks include being close to Montmorency Falls, having nightlife on every corner, and giving tourists a taste of what life used to be like in Canada. Just don't forget that winter can get quite cold here!
2) Utila, Honduras
Utila is less than an hour's flight from La Ceiba. It's the perfect place to book your next relaxing weekend escape, with or without company. Many taxi drivers will pick you up at your hotel, or if you have family in Utila they may be able to offer assistance too.
For travellers staying on the island, it costs $100 to $200 per person one way. For travellers arriving by air this cost doubles due to fuel surcharges. If you want to save money it might be better to take a ferry over instead of flying, but remember that boat rides can take between two and five hours.
Once on the island, there are several options for lodging including rustic hostels ($50-200 USD), upscale resorts (USD 150+) and luxury hotels (USD 250+).
Regardless of what type of accommodation you choose there is no shortage of adventure here! Enjoy beautiful beaches, explore caves or go diving in some of the world's clearest waters.
3) Ojai, California
The town of Ojai is located in the Ojai Valley of Ventura County, California, northwest of Los Angeles and east of Santa Barbara. It is a great place to go for a work retreat. There are plenty of hiking trails as well as nearby beaches in Malibu and Ventura if you need a change of scenery.
Since most restaurants offer casual, family-style dining and since some of them even have bar areas, you don't have to worry about arriving at your hotel and not knowing where to eat dinner.
This town also has many galleries, plus an art centre where you can go paint or participate in other creative activities. The cost of living is relatively low with one-bedroom apartments going for less than $70 to $300 per day. The only downside? It's a small town so there isn't much nightlife.
Belize is one of the most naturally beautiful countries in Central America and can make for an excellent team-building or work retreat destination. Located on the eastern coast of Central America and bordered by Guatemala to the west and Mexico to the north, Belize's rich natural habitat includes lush forests, mangrove swamps, reefs, rivers and both freshwater and saltwater lagoons.
Given its diverse ecosystem, it offers tons of opportunities for outdoor activities like snorkelling, kayaking and hiking. The country also has a laid-back vibe where people still greet each other with Good morning even after sunset. With accommodations starting at $80-$150 per night, this is an affordable option for teams looking to get away without breaking the bank.
5) Charlotte, North Carolina
Charlotte, North Carolina is the perfect place to go on a budget. The cost of living is reasonable and it is full of fun things to do. You can spend your days at the many city parks or learn something new at one of Charlotte's museums.
There are plenty of restaurants in this town, from burgers and fries to upscale New American cuisine, so you'll never be bored. And because it's only two hours away from Atlanta, you don't have to travel too far if you want some Southern hospitality.
That's it! With these five ideal places for work retreat, you'll be well on your way to a productive getaway. Whether you need to plan an event or just want to get away, these destinations will satisfy all of your needs.
Best of luck with your planning and be sure to share this with your co-workers! Best of luck with your planning and be sure to share this with your co-workers! We hope we've helped you find some inspiration to get started. Happy working!