Outrigger Resorts is offering expanded destination-specific cultural activities, programs and amenities to connect guests with the people and culture of its beachfront destinations. From learning the art of traditional Batik painting at the Outrigger Laguna Phuket Beach Resort in Thailand, to ukulele, hula and lei making lessons at the Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort in Hawaii, the Outrigger Resorts Signature Experiences collection featuring mostly complimentary cultural activities, culinary experiences and exclusive off-site excursions, provides travelers with an intimate glimpse into the cultural traditions in different corners of the world.
“As Outrigger continues to expand to destinations throughout the Asia-Pacific, Oceania and Indian Ocean regions, we’re unveiling experiences that are distinctly different and localized to each of the brand’s resort destinations – encouraging guests to ‘escape the ordinary’ and experience local cultural traditions at our properties around the world,” said Sean Dee, executive v.p. and chief marketing officer for Outrigger Enterprises Group, in press materials.
In addition, at each of the properties, guests can participate in an authentic sunset ceremony complete with unique activities, such as a warrior torch lighting and a kava tasting ceremony in Fiji, or a staff-led blowing of the conch shell and symbolic torch lighting in Guam.
And guests’ cultural immersion isn’t confined to just activities. Upon arrival, Outrigger Resorts hosts give guests a special arrival gift, such as a lei of shells, garland of coconut leaves or cultural song or dance performance. Upon departure, Outrigger presents its guests with a locally inspired amenity such as a farewell song, handmade Maldivian bird crafted from woven palm fronds (Outrigger Konotta Maldives) or a miniature wooden frog instrument (Outrigger Koh Samui Beach Resort).
Outrigger Resorts–Outrigger Enterprises Group’s dedicated beachfront resort brand–includes properties in Hawaii, Guam, Fiji, Thailand, Mauritius, and the Maldives. For more information, visit outrigger.com.