Maldives Work-cations: Work and Play in Paradise! By Aminath Ishrath
Identified as a significant travel trend after Covid-19 hit the world, work-cations are slowly becoming the desired remote working goal. It is no longer a strange term, especially for island destinations that are naturally so secluded. Here we take a look at some of the work-cation packages in the Maldives, from the ultra-luxurious to the simple and affordable.
SAii Lagoon Maldives
Located just 15 minutes away from the airport, SAii Lagoon Maldives is a playful getaway for guests around the world. For USD 7500, you can enjoy a month in this scenic and inspiring bolt hole built for couples, families or even a solo trip. Working package is jazzed up with daily leisurely activities, generous discounts on water sports, F&B and spa treatments, complimentary use of workspaces and meeting rooms and if you are lucky, a room upgrade considering availability!
Pullman Maldives Maamutaa
Want to venture out a bit further South? This beautiful island resort in Gaafu Alifu atoll has created a business playground for those seeking to work remotely. With their “Work and Play in Paradise'' offer, you can enjoy a connected escape and explore your creative potential. A holistic approach designed for guests also ensure that a personal trainer is available to design a custom approach during the stay to make sure you stay physically in shape during your office setup in the Indian Ocean.
Looking for a more affordable deal? Setup your remote office in South Ari atoll on a budget! Bliss is located in Dhigurah, a stunningly beautiful local island with a long stretch of sandy beach on one side. For those looking to work remotely, they have special packages suited for just that. With free data usage to a limit, breakfast included and bottomless coffee throughout the day, make Bliss your home office for a week, or a month even! Remember to take a break and join an adventure to meet the whale sharks in the area.
The Nautilus Maldives
This uber luxurious paradise gives a private feel with their work-cation package in the luxury of their Beach Houses. Set up your zoom calls on a sandbank or spend the day holed up in your Beach House with a personal assistant on hand to cater to your corporate needs. If travelling with the kids, even better! They can stay engaged and occupied with the education program at the Nautilus Young Wanderers club. Start the day with a yoga session, take a break to snorkel the house reef and end the day with a sunset cruise. You might spot some dolphins if you are lucky! Is there a better way to enjoy work?