You can work remotely in Barbados, Curacao and Montserrat.

 

In October of 2020, over a third of 7.000 travellers surveyed had already been considering booking extended stays to work from different destinations around the world.

With remote work policies coming into the mainstream, remote workers are the new tourists. Some Caribbean governments are adapting their visa policies to support extended stays for remote work, and an increasing number of workers are taking advantage of their employers’ remote work policies, enabling them to work from paradise. In October of 2020, over 7,000 travellers surveyed had already been considering booking extended stays to work from different destinations and more than half say that they would extend their business trip so they could enjoy leisure time at their destination.

Many Caribbean islands are still open to travel and hotels are offering deals to attract travellers who are looking to book extended stays. Here are 3 of the best places in the Caribbean to consider for your working holiday this year. (Before you book, make sure you’re up to date on travel restrictions for both departure and arrival countries.

 

BARBADOS

Sunny, safe and cosmopolitan Barbados is a lure to anyone whose work is flexible enough to allow them to set up office remotely. If you’re thinking about moving away from densely populated urban centres, want to escape an unforgiving climate, are interested in seeing a new culture or just want a change of scenery for your home office, Barbados gives you a lifestyle that allows for safe and healthy outdoor living on a secure tropical island.

Barbados offers you the backdrop of idyllic beaches, tropical landscape and work-life balance. And, you’ll still be earning your global salary. Barbados has a solid infrastructure in place, with a stable economy, good healthcare facilities, world class education from nursery to university level, and reliable and fast Internet connectivity. Barbados gives you a lifestyle that allows for safe and healthy outdoor living on a secure tropical island.

Barbados has all the ingredients for a truly inspiring home away from home. The country is sunny, safe, and you will always be close to a beautiful beach. Food and partying are at the centre of Bajan culture. Whether a weekend ‘lime’, a beach picnic, or a barbeque with friends, food and socializing are an undeniable aspect of living in Barbados.

If you’re interested in working remotely in Barbados, you can apply electronically and be easily facilitated. Once approved, the Barbados 12 Month Welcome Stamp visa is valid for one year, and you can also reapply after this period. Barbados offers a wide range of accommodation from budget-friendly studios to beachfront luxury condos.

To apply click here

 

CURACAO

The Dutch Caribbean paradise is the latest island to dare traveling professionals to take the plunge and shake things up. It is also a very safe and secure island, boasting some of the friendliest people in the Caribbean, and officials have been vigilant in the approach to eliminating Covid-19, with no new cases reported. Approved visitors can stay for as long as six months; however, it is possible to add another six months if desired… which is likely.

The @HOME in Curaçao program offers a simple application process and reasonable fee to anyone looking to trade stock photo Zoom backgrounds for the unparalleled colorful personality of this popular Dutch Caribbean island.

 

MONTSERRAT

This programme is still being developed, but it's expected to be availabe soon. Notwithstanding, the programme will allow persons to travel to Montserrat and work remotely from Montserrat; thereby contributing to Montserrat’s economy, while at the same time completing their targets for their companies and organizations based overseas.

The programme is expected to result in economic benefits to Montserrat, as restaurants, domestic workers, the accommodation sector, car rentals and supermarkets will be utilised by the Digital nomads who will be working from Montserrat. The programme is expected to be launched this financial year.

Further information on this programme can be obtained by viewing Dr. the Honourable Samuel Joseph’s ‘From The Minister’s Chair’ Programme at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/190108031548547/videos/2542734276018158