Aruba is inviting remote workers to bring their dog and work from their island “paradise.”
“If you’re working from home, why not try working from paradise instead,” the website states.
The program, One Happy Workation, is through Aruba Tourism Authority and encourages U.S. nationals to “work, play and stay” up to three months. They also get special rates, free WiFi, breakfast, all-inclusive food and beverage options and more, according to the website.
“We recognize the desire to travel safely and have noticed a rising trend of visitors in Aruba extending their stays, so we knew the appetite for longer trips was growing,” Sanju Luidens, the CMO of the Aruba Tourism Authority, told Travel + Leisure. “With many Americans working remotely, we curated the best workation experiences and deals to make it easier to not only work from paradise, but also experience living like a local. With Aruba’s perfect location under the hurricane belt, our ‘One happy island’ comes with peace of mind that sunny, warm weather is practically guaranteed.”
Those who want to participate just need a remote job and a valid passport.
“As a visitor in Aruba, you are not allowed to render services to and receive income from an Aruban company or individual, as this requires a work or business permit,” the website states. “In addition, you may not perform work that include any activities that are illegal in Aruba.”
The number of Caribbean islands offering remote-work visas has expanded. This includes Barbados, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, Curacao, the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, according to Travel Weekly.
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