There is nothing like getting the team away from the office. Folks let down their hair and relax a bit dressed in casual clothes instead of business suits. This can foster communication across typical department boundaries.
During warm weather, pack your flip flops and bathing suits and head to Corolla for a memorable and rewarding team event. Even in the off season with cooler temperatures, Corolla offers a unique environment for team building activities.
Corolla is a premier Vacation destination. It seems, the Outer Banks and Corolla are always named in the top 10 beach destinations.
This year is no different when the Huffington Post named Corolla 4th place and says “This wide, unspoiled Outer Banks beach has an added attraction: herds of wild Mustangs (descended from horses that escaped from Spanish explorers in the 1500s) that roam freely.” Since the number 1 spot is in Hawaii and a bit further to travel; Corolla is centrally located to the Eastern Coast and a simple “drive to” destination for your business or corporate group.
A team building event must have an objective and can’t be all play. No matter what your objectives, we have activities to energize your group and keep the creative juices flowing.
Corolla Adventure Park, which opened last season, is an ideal activity to challenge your team. Situated on the beautiful Albermarle Sound, the rope course has 9 obstacle circuits 12-15 feet in the air with 60 different obstacles and zip lines. There is something for every skill level to test your teams’ mental and physical limits. The views are sensational and will create a lasting memory. Call ahead and check the website for winter and holiday hours.
There are discounts for groups available in March, April, May, September, October and November. This is the ideal time to visit Corolla in the Outer Banks. Summer crowds, typically consisting of families, are back in school. Rates for accommodations are reduced and there is a wide range of accommodations and activities to choose from.
Corolla is known for large vacation homes, with fabulous amenities to satisfy every desire of your group. Some homes have 12 or more bedrooms; but there are condos and smaller homes available as well. Many have private pools (some heated), hot tubs, outdoor grilling entertainment areas, theater rooms, multiple kitchens, game rooms, volleyball or basketball courts for a quick pick up game.
You can select a vacation home on the oceanfront or the soundfront and anywhere in between (the barrier island is not very wide). Larger groups can also reserve multiple homes that are side by side.
The island takes on a slower vibe after Labor Day and before Memorial Day. The locals are more laid back and friendly; the will engage in conversation to elaborate on the history and what makes the Outer Banks such a special place.
There is a vibrant restaurant scene, more like a metropolitan area. Of course, crabs, oysters or any of our wonderful seafood is abundant and available to take out and cook at your rental home. A personal chief could even come to the rental home and make a traditional seafood boil or another specialty dish.
A best kept secret is how long our season is. Ocean temperatures stay warm well into the fall making a day on the beach such a pleasant experience. Your team can rent surfboards, stand up paddleboards or kayaks and receive expert instruction and a guided tour of the sound and estuary. The abundant birds and wild life are experienced in a close, personal way when quietly paddling a kayak in and around the sound.
For those who want power or excitement, jet skis and motor boats are available for rental, as well. No visit to the area known for “First in Flight” is complete without seeing it from the air. Corolla Parasailing can take groups of 12 on an adventure with a unique perspective from the air. Fly above the Currituck Lighthouse and the quaint Soundside shops in Duck to appreciate the gorgeous view. No matter what water activity your group would like to experience, Corolla has it.
Of course, no visit to Corolla is complete without going to the top of the Currituck Lighthouse and seeing the magnificent coast laid out in front of you in all its glory. Wait! You also have to see the wild horses roaming freely on the beach and taking a dip in the ocean – because they can.
I also didn’t get to mention the top notch golf courses like the Currituck Club as well as several others a short drive away.
Fishing and crabbing is a favorite activity of residents and visitors alike. Either from a boat, pier or surf; the Outer Banks is a fishermen’s paradise.
So, what are you waiting for? Plan your retreat today because winter will soon be over. Start with the lovely vacation rental homes that Corolla is known for. These accommodations are great for a group for a team building retreat no one will soon forget. Explore available rentals and start planning your trip.
If you find yourself, like some many others, wanting to come back to the Outer Banks with your very own vacation home, let the experts at Eillu guide your through your purchase.