Remote workers who are determined to have the most impressive background on Zoom calls have a tempting new option in Aruba.
The Caribbean island's Boardwalk Boutique Hotel has set up outdoor workstations right on the beach and next to the pool.
Shaded by a palapa or tropical greenery, each station is equipped with Wi-Fi as well as a weathered wooden desk and brightly colored chair. We'd describe the look as Gilligan's Island chic.
Hotel guests may use the open-air desks for free on a first-come, first-served basis.
The seaside property is a solid option for digital nomads looking to get in on the extended-stay trend. Situated among lush gardens, the Boardwalk's airy, stand-alone casitas have kitchens and private patios—amenities that are all the more enticing when you're going to be sticking around for a while.
The hotel is offering discounted rates for stays of 21 days or more; visit BoardwalkAruba.com for more info.
With Aruba's One Happy Workation program, international visitors who can do their jobs remotely are allowed to stay on the island for up to 90 days without having to get a visa or other form of documentation beyond the requirements for weeklong visits. At the moment, those include negative Covid-19 test results and health insurance. See our island-by-island rundown of Caribbean travel rules for details.
Meanwhile, those not ready to leave home amid the ongoing pandemic can always improve their Zoom game with an eye-catching, travel-themed virtual background.