Thoughts on Tenerife: Scentsy EU Incentive 2015
Well, I never intended to get behind on blogging this bad but I have and havent even written about the Scentsy Incentive Trip. You can see the pictures in the previous post so hopefully with the words here you'll get a bigger picture of what actually happened!
I've never been to Tenerife and wasnt sure what to expect. I didnt stay any extra time only the time allotted for the trip through Scentsy. Tenerife is in the Canary Islands near Africa and has quite a bit of Spanish influence. When we landed I noticed how desert it looked and dry.
Our hotel was about a 10-15 minute walk from the beach although we had a pool in the 5 star hotel that sufficed.
When I arrived I didnt have much time to get ready for the welcome drinks and nibbles out next to the pool. It was nice to see everyone again---So many hugs. Scentsy people especially in Europe sure like to hug! We did lots of catching up with friends we only get to see at official Scentsy events so it was nice! We then went to dinner in the main dining room which was a gorgeous buffet. I had the salmon which was absolutely glorious and healthy too!
The next day we went to the Marina for a dolphin/whale watching boat tour. Scentsy had rented out an entire catamaran, well more like a party boat with live DJ. It was perfect until the waves started going and I got super sea sick. Ended up being a bit of a rough ride for most of the time but I did get to see a dolphin out of the corner of my eye. I would have done it again though because the memories of Scentsy sisters holding my hair back was something I'll remember for the rest of my life and will always bring up giggles when I think about it! Well I was planning on putting on sun screen on the boat but by the time I remembered, I was too sick to do it and got super sun burned too.
Evening were spent in the hotel lobby usually---THere were a lot of impressionist singers and the funniest was the Neil Diamond singer----I swear the Scentsy group of consultants were the loudest and most obnoxious there that's for sure but boy was it a lot of laughs.
The 2nd full day we had the awards breakfast. I was pretty excited because they passed out Bring Back My Bar and I got some of my favourite Scentsy Bars on the planet that remind me of my childhood with my grandmother---Orange Dreamsicle.
After Breakfast we had some free time and then the afternoon we spent on a jungle safari through Teide National Park. Teide is the national park there where the active volcano is plus its an absolute gorgeous forest too. The trees happen to be fireproof which I thought was really cool how mother nature has adapted to harsh conditions over time. Seriously when you think about it? Wood being fireproof? How freaking cool is that!!! We stopped along the way several times and the terrain was very different. It looked a bit like a gorgeous forest in parts but then like Mars in other parts too. Teide was my favourite part of the trip for sure.
We stopped for lunch at a gorgeous restaurant with a view of the volcano and had the best meal we had on the entire trip---It was Spanish Tapas---Meat and Cheese Boards, little nibbles. Seriously was my most favourite meal and was our most authentic food from Tenerife we had.
The third day was free day----I went around and wandered the little village and took pictures many of which you can see in the previous post. I then sat next to the pool and just read and did nothing before it was time to go to our Farewell Dinner. Scentsy had rented out the nicest restaurant on the entire island and not only that but had hired dancers and a drum line from the Tenerife Carnival which is a big freaking deal. After the entertainment we had a very fancy meal and then a disco where we danced very late into the night. The restuarant was right next to the sea and there were palm trees and watching the sun set over the water was just absolutely gorgeous.
The next day was time to leave so a short trip but absolutely amazing!
Scentsy incentive trips I always end up coming away feeling better about myself, rested, relaxed and loved. They are really life changing experiences and even if I wasnt paid a cent, I would stay for the trips with Scentsy. Cant wait till the next trip which hopefully fingers crossed will be Leadership in January in Mexico!