Making Your Hawaii Dream a Reality

Planning a trip to Hawaii for business, pleasure, or both?

 

Let me handle all the details… so all you have to do is show up!

If you've ever dreamed of running a retreat in Hawaii, or planning the perfect girls trip, or perhaps the perfect destination proposal or family gathering . . . I will go above and beyond to help you make it unforgettable.

 

Hire me to:

  • Plan a retreat for you and your clients, students, or coworkers

  • Plan a unique vacation for you and your family

  • Plan the world’s greatest girl’s trip or bachelorette party

  • Find the perfect rental house, hotel, or event venue for your price range

  • Put together the perfect team - driver, chef, fitness trainer, assistant, whatever you need - for the event or experience that you want

  • Create extra-special moments, like a secluded beach picnic, a private chocolate tasting and cacao ceremony, private yoga class, or guided hike with a local botanist

 

Tell me your vision and your budget - and I’ll come up with a plan to make it happen.

 

Please fill out this form to get in touch!

 

CUSTOM EXPERIENCE DESIGN

Provence Style Dinner Set
Poolside Hotel

LUXURY ACCOMMODATIONS

CULINARY PREPARATION

Breakfast
4x4 Adventures

TRANSPORTATION

ISLAND ACTIVITIES

Snorkeling in the Ocean
 

TESTIMONIALS

"Kate Lyness is true to her business name - Above & Beyond. I met Kate at a writing retreat, where she took care of my and the other participants’ needs seamlessly - meals, transport, activities and even buying bug spray were all taken care of with love, care and a gorgeous smile. Nothing was too much trouble. Kate even anticipated and delivered on things we didn’t know we needed - like when she washed my yoga towel for me as a secret surprise! Kate is your must-have right-hand woman if you’re running a retreat. She’ll make your event memorable for all the right reasons."

"Kate Lyness is true to her business name - Above & Beyond. I met Kate at a writing retreat, where she took care of my and the other participants’ needs seamlessly - meals, transport, activities and even buying bug spray were all taken care of with love, care and a gorgeous smile. Nothing was too much trouble. Kate even anticipated and delivered on things we didn’t know we needed - like when she washed my yoga towel for me as a secret surprise! Kate is your must-have right-hand woman if you’re running a retreat. She’ll make your event memorable for all the right reasons."

LESH KARAN / RETREAT PARTICIPANT

"Kate has a way of taking care of all the macro and micro elements of an experience, and making it look like she's just breathing in and breathing out.  Her innate sense of what difference would make the difference in an experience, her sense of beauty, her empathy, her "I got this!" with a beaming smile.  Her quick pivot when a pivot is needed.  Her sweet personality and the joy to be around her.   She IS Above and Beyond.  Kate is all that and bag of chips."

KELLITA MALOOF / RETREAT PARTICIPANT

"Kate's commitment to hospitality and attention to detail are unparalleled. From the moment we met, I knew I was in safe hands. I can't thank Kate and the Above and Beyond team enough for an unforgettable experience."

NINA LISANDRELLO / RETREAT PARTICIPANT

Aloha, I'm Kate.

 

I have a passion for creating and sharing unforgettable moments. It's not hard to find beauty in paradise, but it takes a special touch to turn a moment into a memory you hold dear for many years to come. I have the gift of that special touch - and I'll let you in on a secret - it's all in the details. The soundtrack that plays while driving through a majestic Hawaiian rainforest, the cold lavender eucalyptus towel placed on your face after a private yoga session, the single plumeria flower and handwritten note found on your dinner plate, your favorite sweet treat laid out on your beach towel for a sunset picnic. 

 

 I believe that well thought out and purposeful acts to create beautiful moments in your life every day make it a richer and fuller experience. Just as important is taking the time to slow down and notice the beauty already in existence, all around us. I absolutely love getting to help facilitate both of these kinds of experiences for others.

How can I go above and beyond to create an unforgettable experience for you?

 

TESTIMONIALS

"I'm a writing teacher and I lead writing retreats in Hawaii several times each year. I used to handle every single logistical detail by myself and it was exhausting! Then I met the Magical Angel from Heaven, otherwise known as Kate. I delegated so many things to Kate: grocery shopping, airport pick up and drop off for my guests, finding caterers, scheduling yoga classes and activities, and more. She handled everything perfectly AND, true to her company name, she went ABOVE AND BEYOND. She added so many thoughtful details, like edible flowers on our butter dish at breakfast, and fragrant cooling towels to wipe down after yoga. I love Kate and I want to clone her. Hire her and you'll be so happy you did!"

ALEXANDRA FRANZEN / RETREAT FACILITATOR

AUTHOR, WRITING COACH, WRITING TEACHER: WWW.ALEXANDRAFRANZEN.COM

"Kate Lyness is true to her business name - Above & Beyond. I met Kate at a writing retreat, where she took care of my and the other participants’ needs seamlessly - meals, transport, activities and even buying bug spray were all taken care of with love, care and a gorgeous smile. Nothing was too much trouble. Kate even anticipated and delivered on things we didn’t know we needed - like when she washed my yoga towel for me as a secret surprise! Kate is your must-have right-hand woman if you’re running a retreat. She’ll make your event memorable for all the right reasons."

LESH KARAN / RETREAT PARTICIPANT

WRITER: WWW.LESHKARAN.COM

"Kate has a way of taking care of all the macro and micro elements of an experience, and making it look like she's just breathing in and breathing out.  Her innate sense of what difference would make the difference in an experience, her sense of beauty, her empathy, her "I got this!" with a beaming smile.  Her quick pivot when a pivot is needed.  Her sweet personality and the joy to be around her.   She IS Above and Beyond.  Kate is all that and bag of chips."

KELLITA MALOOF / RETREAT PARTICIPANT

PERFORMER: WWW.SHOWGIRLAWAKENING.COM

"Kate's commitment to hospitality and attention to detail are unparalleled. From the moment we met, I knew I was in safe hands. I can't thank Kate and the Above and Beyond team enough for an unforgettable experience."

NINA LISANDRELLO / RETREAT PARTICIPANT

ACTOR, WRITER, DIRECTOR

If you're interested in learning more about my services please reach out.

I look forward to connecting with you.