Whatever you call it —bleisure, bizcation, short-term digital nomading or workcation — the trend of working remotely while relocating with your laptop to somewhere inspiring is catching on. As the world gradually eases travel restrictions, a growing number of countries is starting to offer digital nomad visas to those looking to exchange the office grind for a more scenic WFA (work from anywhere) set-up.
To meet the demand from visitors ready to decamp to a sunny or otherwise exciting workplace, hotels and resorts in the Avani (www.avanihotels.com) portfolio are offering all-inclusive workcation packages that focus on seamless internet connectivity, streamlined workspace and productivity-boosting meals.
Couples who want to enjoy the recently reopened island nation of Sri Lanka while getting some work done can do so with Avani Kalutara Resort’s USD 218-a-night digital nomad offer that promises additional savings on longer stays (www.avanihotels.com/en/kalutara/offers/home-away-from-home). Those booking a 14-night stay pay only for 10 nights, while 30-night sojourns include ten complimentary nights. The package is designed for couples who will be spoilt with daily breakfast and dinners, return airport transfers, one dining experience by the beach, overlooking the Indian Ocean, and two 60-minute couples spa treatments.
In the perennially sunny UAE, Avani Palm View Dubai Hotel & Suites’ long-stay offer starts from USD 76 per night for a ten-night stay with breakfast. Not only do you save 30% on accommodation at the new hotel, but the property’s location near the iconic Palm Jumeirah means you’ll have easy access to Dubai’s beachfront and downtown leisure sites (www.avanihotels.com/en/palm-dubai/offers/stay-longer).
If you need to be close to nature to feel inspired, holing up at Avani Victoria Falls Resort in Zambia, within earshot of the majestic Victoria Falls, is just the ticket. The property’s offer for the flylancer (www.avanihotels.com/en/victoria-falls/offers/workcation-special) comes with boardroom access, airport transfers, weekly massages, outdoor relaxation and gourmet meals. The workcation-in-green-paradise deal offers generous 40% savings on Avani suites, starting from USD 158 per night.
Or escape for a few weeks of unlimited vitamin D to Avani Ao Nang Cliff Krabi Resort in Thailand (www.avanihotels.com/en/ao-nang-krabi/offers/avani-staycation). Here for USD 88 a night, you will get a swanky room, daily breakfast and resort credit — USD 39 a day with all room bookings and USD 98 when staying in a two-bedroom pool villa — to be spent on meals or spa treatments after a productive day in your stunning home office.
If you like your workcation with a dose of culture, consider the package offered by FCC Angkor by Avani in Cambodia, located a hop and a skip from UNESCO’s World Heritage Site. Starting from USD 110 per night, your six-night or more extended stay comes with 20% savings on accommodation plus daily breakfast, complimentary minibar (excluding alcohol) and a late check-out (www.avanihotels.com/en/angkor-siem-reap/offers/fcc-angkor-stay-longer-special).
All workcation packages at Avani hotels come with complimentary high-speed internet access, free-flow in-room coffee and tea and office supplies upon request.