Part of the joys of remote working is getting to immerse yourself in a foreign destination and the Maldives offers just such an escape where you can also find the work-life balance.
Things to Keep in Mind
The peak season here is from November to April; while there’s plenty of sunshine, accommodation and airfare rates will be higher; the off-peak season during the rest of the year will have some rain but not for days on end, so you can still work, rest, and play while rates will be less too. Since you are likely to be staying for long, consider getting health insurance; additionally, check the time zone difference between the Maldives and the company you are reporting to especially if you don’t have flexible working hours.
Resorts & All-inclusive Plans
For optimal privacy and comfort for remote working, stay at a resort with internet access, which offers a choice of overwater or beach villas in Maldives as well. Since you will be spending almost all your time at such properties, opt for an all-inclusive plan offered by resorts like OBLU NATURE Helengeli. This way, apart from plenty of dining options and unlimited beverages, you can enjoy other complimentary perks too; return airport transfers by speedboat, spa rituals, island excursions, use of snorkelling equipment, non-motorised water sports, access to the gym, live music entertainment and more!
Visa on Arrival
Unlike some countries where obtaining a visa would be time-consuming and complex, the Maldives offers hassle-free entry; all travellers are eligible for a 30-day visa on arrival which is perfect for digital nomads planning an extended stay at a resort for remote working. You can look to extend it further once you are there and your chosen property will often help you to find out more regarding this process.
Of course, one of the highlights for digital nomads here is the chance to have some downtime after putting in a hard day’s work! Ideally, look to stay at a resort that has a thriving house reef and a dive centre so you can enjoy snorkelling to channel diving. You can also choose from an array of motorised and non-motorised water sports in Maldives ranging from jet-skiing to kayaking. For something different, you can also head out on excursions be it sunset fishing, a moonlight cruise or dolphin watching.