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2018 WMA Spring Seminar
The Grand Hyatt Resort & Spa, Kauai, HI

You are invited!

    You are cordially invited to join us on the Island of Kauai and take part in excellent educational opportunities at the 2018 WMA Spring Seminar. Educational seminars are held each morning, with the afternoons free for exploration.

 

Hotel Information

   Grand Hyatt Kauai is located on the sunny south shore of the island and easily accessible from Lihue Airport. We have everything you need to feel like you are in paradise.

   Your registration for the Spring Seminar includes seven nights hotel accommodation (all guest rooms are run of ocean), seminars on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Breakfast is included for the seminar registrant on the days seminars are offered. 

    Set along the soothing white sands of Poipu, our breathtaking Kauai beachfront resort is balanced between magnificent lush mountains and the azure sea. Explore 50 oceanfront acres of lush gardens, manicured lawns, open courtyards, and pristine pools to relax and enjoy the classic Hawaiian environment.

   Discover the true spirit of Hawaii around every turn at the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa. Relax in elegantly designed guestrooms with private lanais offering stunning ocean, garden, or pool views. Get pampered with treatments at our world-class spa, or challenge yourself on our championship golf course. Choose from extensive dining options, from poolside casual or elegant Italian to contemporary Hawaiian fare at our spectacular beachside hotel in Kauai.

 

The Island of Kauai

   Kauai is Hawaii’s fourth largest island and is sometimes called the “Garden Island,” which is an entirely accurate description.

   The oldest and northernmost island in the Hawaiian chain is draped in emerald valleys, sharp mountain spires and jagged cliffs aged by time and the elements. Centuries of growth have formed tropical rainforests, forking rivers and cascading waterfalls. Some parts of Kauai are only accessible by sea or air, revealing views beyond your imagination. More than just dramatic beauty, the island is home to a variety of outdoor activities. You can kayak the Wailua River, snorkel on Poipu Beach, hike the trails of Kokee State Park, or go ziplining above Kauai’s lush valleys. But, it is the island’s laid-back atmosphere and rich culture found in its small towns that make it truly timeless. Make your escape to Kauai and discover the undeniable allure of the island.

 

Schedule

Saturday, April 28—Arrivals and Hotel Check-In
 

Sunday, April 29

    7:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Seminar Check-In (Arrivals throughout the day) 

    6:00 p.m.
    Welcome Reception (Optional)

Monday, April 30

    7:30 a.m.
    Seminar Breakfast in Ilima Terrace Restaurant

    9:00 a.m.
    Seminar: WMA Updates with Sheila Dey

    12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Optional Activity: Teryx 4×4 UTV Ultimate Ranch Tour

Tuesday, May 1

    7:30 a.m.
    Seminar Breakfast in Ilima Terrace Restaurant

    9:00 a.m.
    Seminar: TBD

    12:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
    Optional Activity 1: Hiking Tour of Waimea Canyon

    12:15 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Optional Activity 2: Tasting Tour of Kauai

Wednesday, May 2—Free Day

    7:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
    Optional Activity: Snorkel Sail with BBQ Lunch/LIMITED AVAILABILITY

Thursday, May 3

    7:30 a.m.
    Seminar Breakfast in Ilima Terrace Restaurant

    9:00 a.m.
    Seminar: Application for Residency Process with Joe Carroll

    TBD
    Optional Activity: Customized Private Photography Adventure

    6:00 p.m.
    Farewell Event (Optional)

Friday, May 4

    7:30 a.m.
    Seminar Breakfast in Ilima Terrace Restaurant

    9:00 a.m.
    Seminar: Employee Housing with Joe Carroll

    12:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Optional Activity: Watercolor Paint Class

Saturday, May 5—Hotel Check Out and Departures

 

Registration Fees

    Download, print and complete the registration form attached to this site (above my photo) and send to Regina Sánchez at WMA. Registrations must be made through Regina. Registrations are not available online. Run of ocean rooms pricing includes seven nights’ hotel accommodations, April 28 through May 5, along with appropriate number of seminar registrations:

  • Double occupancy with 1 week of seminar registrations for 1 person attending seminars – $2,075 per person ($4,150 total) 
  • Double occupancy with 1 week of seminar registrations for 2 people both attending seminars – $2,650 per person ($5,300 total)
  • Single occupancy with 1 week of seminar registrations for 1 person –$4,000 per person (total)
  • Seminars only – $1,300 per person (4 seminars)

   These include all taxes, resort fees, basic wireless internet, refillable water bottles, self-parking for one vehicle per room. Educational seminars include a breakfast on seminar days in the lima Terrace restaurant.

Customized Packages
 
   Do you want to come earlier or stay later? Can’t stay for the entire program? Contact Regina Sánchez and she can customize a package for you! 800.669.8847 or regina@wma.org.

 

Optional Activities

   Monday, April 30 — The Ultimate Ranch Tour is a breathtaking three-hour off-road tour through Kipu Ranch. We will ride through lush green pastures, venture down into tropical Huleia Valley, and ascend to majestic Haupu for a breathtaking view of Kipu Kai, Kauai’s untouched paradise. We will traverse to the top of Mt. Haupu, through the forests and along the Hule’ia River to the Indiana Jones Rope Swing. We will ride through historic landscape and movie locations such as Jurassic Park, Indiana Jones Raiders of the Lost Ark, and most recent The Descendants. Drinks, snacks, helmets, goggles and bandannas are provided. Closed toe shoes are required. Two people per vehicle with both being allowed to drive provided each has a driver’s license.

    Tuesday, May 1 — Waimea Canyon and Kokee State Parks Hiking Tour
Waimea Canyon is a deep network of canyons that are spectacular and something you would not expect to see on the Hawaiian Islands. We will go along a remote area of Kokee Park to get to the southern part of the Napali Coast where we will be accessing one of the more remote ridge tops for exquisite views of the Polihale State Park and get a peek of the last five miles of the Napali coastline which many people do not get to see. We will also do a brief hike along the rim of the Waimea Canyon where we will see the three side canyons called the Waialae, the Koaie, and the Poomau. You will have a much better perspective of the whole island from this short, sweet and easy hike.

    Tuesday, May 1 — Tasting Kauai Food Tour is suitable for all age groups and fitness levels. This tour is a celebration of food inspired by Hawaii’s diverse cultures. Enjoy delectable foods from one-of-a-kind specialty food stores, a food truck and famous local restaurants while receiving an insider’s view into the culture and history that defines the Garden Island. Walk away with new culinary perspectives, big smiles, satisfied taste buds and the confidence to explore new flavors. The entire tour will provide generous tastings like award-winning sushi and molecular gastronomy. You’ll sample tropical fruit made into jams, bowls, gelato and pastries and uncover the best vendors at a gourmet farmers market as you follow in the comfort of your own car and sample the sights, flavors and culture of Kauai’s sunny South Shore.

    Wednesday, May 2 — Snorkel Sail Tour gets an early departure from Port Allen. We will head toward Napali where you’ll see views of Niihau, Polihale and the ridges of Kokee. The early morning departure means calmer conditions and virtually ensures an encounter with a massive pod of Hawaiian Spinner dolphins that cruise up the coast daily. We will take a near-shore route up the entire coast then sail downwind offshore. On Napali you’ll see spectacular sea cliffs, numerous waterfalls and lava tubes. This coastline is the result of nearly eight million years of exposure to wind, waves and rain. The crew is knowledgeable in the history and legends of the ancient civilizations that once inhabited these valleys. After a downwind sail, we’ll pull into a remote snorkel spot where we anchor and you can get in the water, or simply relax. After snorkeling the crew prepares a delicious lunch  with beer and wine.

    Thursday, May 3 — This Customized Private Photography Adventure covers the east through north shores of Kauai. This is the tour to take to see as many different places as possible and if you are new to the island wanting to learn your way around. Or, if you’ve been here before but just want to see, walk around, enjoy and photograph some of the most beautiful, secluded and lush settings found anywhere in Hawaii—or in the World for that matter! You will get to explore and photograph each location including many off-the-beaten-path gorgeous settings. This photo tour is TRULY a stroll through paradise! Camera and equipment rental and sales are available. This tour can be customized for a small group.

    Friday, May 4 — Watercolor Painting Class while sipping wine and enjoying some local appetizers in the studio of Watercolors by Marionette—a professional art studio that is comfortable and fun. Your creative juices will flow as Marionette guides you through a watercolor painting class. We will paint a scene from Shipwreck Beach. All art supplies are included with the class, and taught step by step so there is NO EXPERIENCE necessary! Just come enjoy, relax and paint!

 

Travel and Transportation

   Hawaiian Airlines is pleased to partner once again with WMA and offer a special discount off their lowest rates from any California gateway. Simply go to Hawaiian Airlines affiliate program and enter WMA’s code AMWEBWMA.

   Getting to the Grand Hyatt requires either the rental of a car, using ground transportation service or hiring a taxi. To assist you, here are a couple of suggestions:

   Hertz Car Rental will provide discounted rates, guaranteed one week before through one week after the meeting dates. Reservations may be placed online at Hertz or by calling 800.654.2240. WMA’s Discount Code: CV#02RE0032.

   Airport shuttles can be prearranged through Roberts Hawaii Express Shuttle for a group arriving on the same itinerary and airline between Lihue Airport and Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa. Prearranged shuttle service guarantees a faster, worry-free arrival and departure.

   Taxi phones and cabs are located curbside at baggage claims areas. Cost is approximately $50 each way.

   Hired drivers such Uber and Lyft are now available on Kauai.

 

Need more information?

    Contact Regina Sánchez at regina@wma.org or 800.669.8847. She’s glad to help!

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