Depressed by the prospect of working from home during those dreary dark winter months? Then add guaranteed sunshine to your daily desk life with Aruba’s newly-introduced One Happy Workation programme.
The Dutch Caribbean One Happy Island has taken this winter initiative to lure home workers out of their chilly offices and into the warmth of Aruba’s natural welcome and weather.
More than 20 of its top resort hotels, as well as hotels with kitchens and villa and apartment providers have signed up to the scheme to offer special rates for long stays, coupled with inclusive breakfasts, all-inclusive food and drink packages as well as discounts and added-value offers for activities and attractions around the island.
UK travellers are allowed to stay in Aruba for up to 30 days, giving them month’s working on the island and respite from the worst the meteorological monster can throw at them at home.
Hotels taking part include both Marriott properties on the island, the Hilton Aruba, Ritz-Carlton, Holiday Inn and the Hyatt Regency. All properties in the Workation programme will offer free Wi-Fi. Many hotels have business centres, while there are also numerous free designated Wi-Fi spots around the island, giving visitors a vast choice of work stations.
To stay connected on the go, visitors can also buy prepaid SIM cards from local telecommunications companies, SETAR or Digicel and also buy prepaid internet connection for their stay.
All visitors to Aruba are required to complete an online Embarkation and Disembarkation form and have a Covid-19 test before or on arrival. Additionally, they must also take out compulsory Aruba Visitors Insurance to cover medical and other costs in the event that they contract coronavirus while on the island. This costs US$10 per day for the first seven days; US$7 per day for the following seven days; and US$3 per day thereafter.
For further details of the Workation programme and to book with participating accommodation providers visit https://www.aruba.com/uk/one-happy-workation