Hanging in Hawaii With the Best of the Best


A major US healthcare insurance company rewards the best of the best for 2016 performance.

Want to make your best employees feel truly appreciated and rewarded?  Here’s a formula: whisk them off to the Big Island of Hawaii for an all expenses paid trip for two to the Fairmont Orchid on the Kona Coast. Sounds good so far? That was the plan for a US health care insurer to recognize the outstanding efforts of their top sales members last week.

Once again Coast Mountain Photography was there.  Utilizing the ‘Coast’ part of our name and spirit, we were covering all aspects of the event along the magical Kona coast.  The third year in row working on their top incentive allowed us to really feel like a part of the team in executing this key event.

These events wouldn’t be complete without a full dose of decadent meals, dinner parties, an incredible Luau, and even free time.  It started with an ocean front dinner party with amazing food, poi demonstrations, flower leis, and coconut palm basket weaving, plus the soothing sounds of Hawaiian live music.  This event carried on with epic activities, which ranged from waterfall hikes accessible via Army grade 4WD, the Mt. Kilauea Volcano Tour, snorkelling with sea turtles, zodiac adventures, ocean fishing and the Fairmont Orchid’s amazing ‘Spa without walls’ – small open air bungalows with ocean views!  And of course, guests attempting ‘hula’ on stage during the Luau were nothing short of priceless.

As for all these great photo opportunities – they were shared on a daily basis with the guests through private slide show viewings daily in their own hotel rooms via closed circuit TV. Each day turn down service by the hotel added a room amenity and tuned in guest TV’s to the slide show – updated daily upon their return from evening dinner events.

Feedback was fantastic, and now 160 custom coffee table books will be created – one unique book for each couple.  Event participants select their favorite shots from the program and have them inserted into their own books for the ultimate gift.  Special thanks to the end client and incentive house for reaching out to Coast Photo and making us part of the guest experience.  We hope you enjoy the tropical scenes of this amazing incentive program!

Ask us about our extreme willingness to go to exotic, tropical, and even other locations to deliver our fantastic brand of experiential and interactive photography. Please contact Brad about options, travel schedules, and our great selection of deliverable gifts for guests.

It’s a tough job, but we’ll do it no problem!

Aloha and Mahalo!