Florida Keys Group Activities
An Unsurpassed Meetings Experience
Inject some life into your next corporate or group event with the help of our seasoned meeting planners. Our staff can work with you to plan exciting Florida Keys group activities that will bring your team closer than ever. Review our sample itinerary below for a sneak peek at what our meeting planners can do, then submit a request for proposal to get started planning your corporate event.
Sample Group Itinerary
For groups arriving by motor coach or club van, your Florida Keys adventure begins the moment your driver greets you at the airport and escorts you aboard your luxury transportation. For the next hour or so, sit back, unwind, and enjoy the tropical style snacks and entertainment. We encourage you to participate in a fun game of Florida Keys Trivia along the way. Prizes for the most correct (or most outrageous) answers will be awarded at tonight’s reception. Next stop Islamorada – “the Purple Isle” – home of Cheeca Lodge & Spa.
Welcome to our island home! You can feel the relaxation setting in as you check-in, concierge style, and enjoy a chilled glass of complimentary champagne or exotic fruit juice. Our bellman whisks you away to your luxurious West Indies-styled accommodations, where you freshen up while enjoying the lovely views of the Atlantic or the tropical landscaping from your spacious balcony. You have just enough time for a leisurely stroll around our 27 oceanfront acres, or even to slip away to the Spa at Cheeca for our Signature Hot Lava Shell Massage before the evening’s festivities begin. After the sun slips below the horizon, join your group beachside for a Welcome Reception of Chef’s favorite passed hors d’oeuvres and signature cocktails. While you mingle, our Chefs are nearby, grilling succulent steaks and the freshest catch from our saltwater pantry, the highlights of your casual but elegant beach barbecue. Take in the sounds of the ocean accompanied by steel drums or sultry island style music as you enjoy a sumptuous dessert display. You may linger for cordials and cigars, or wander over to our beachfront Tiki Bar for a night cap before sinking into a plush pillow-top mattress and billowy down comforter for the night.
Your meeting day begins with a lovely breakfast buffet served in our open-air Courtyard just outside your meeting room. After a half-day meeting, grab a gourmet boxed lunch and get ready for some island style fun! Incorporate the pristine surroundings of the Florida Keys into your teambuilding by choosing a water-based activity for the entire group, such as the Reef Scavenger Hunt or the Land & Sea Competition. Landlubbers may enjoy a Sand Sculpting lesson (or competition), or perhaps a creative culinary-based activity such as Taste of the Tropics where participants team with Cheeca’s own mixologists to create a new signature cocktail. If your group prefers a more flexible itinerary, why not give your attendees a choice of activity or excursion such as Snorkel Trip, Eco Tour, Parasail Flight or Spa experience?
After a day in the sun, your guests meet back up at the cozy Lobby Bar before heading off to their choice of on-site restaurants for dinner.
Early risers will greet the sun and get their blood flowing with Sunrise Yoga on Spa Island. A healthy breakfast, complete with soothing teas and exotic fruit smoothies, is served for your group on our Spa Sundecks. It’s going to be a productive day!
After a half day meeting, your group enjoys a light lunch in the Courtyard, and pick up their “gear” (souvenir totes filled with all the fun-in-the-sun necessities such as Cheeca logo fishing shirt, hat, sunglasses, towel, lip balm, snacks and bottled water) before being transported to a local marina for an afternoon of Offshore or Backcountry Fishing. Is your group the competitive type? We can help organize a fun tournament complete with prizes and award ceremony.
Your program draws to a close with a lovely farewell event. Cocktails (and the day’s fish tales) are served on the Sunrise Oceanfront Terrace and a 4-course dinner, complete with wine pairings (and your group’s day catch if you like!) follows in the Sunrise Ballroom. After dinner, meander over to the Chart Room where poker tables, gourmet desserts and coffees, and live entertainment await. Guests looking for a cozy corner to unwind will enjoy the soft seating overlooking the ocean on the Club Sundeck or Terrace.
Prior to departures, the group says their goodbyes while enjoying our bountiful Grand Island Buffet on the Atlantic’s Edge Terrace. Attendees with later flights are welcome to store their luggage and enjoy all the resort has to offer for the remainder of the day. Safe travels home. We can’t wait to help you start planning your next event in our lovely island home!