TOP 5: Workations for Winter 2017/2018

Set new goals and gain momentum for 2018 at these workations!

Your Top Wintertime Workations!

Who doesn’t like staring at the snowfall while on the couch in the company of a hot chocolate on a cosy winter’s day? Exactly, most of us picture winter moments like this, and indeed – it’s hard to beat!

But what if it feels like we have 6 months of winter and 3 seasons squeezed into the second half of the year?  

Days become shorter, we tend to lose productivity and we just can’t wait for Summer to return. What if there was a solution for this?

This is the time of the year, when we can reflect on the past year’s achievements, enjoy some quality time with the family and last but not least build the foundation of the upcoming year to set us up for success.

If you are location-independent and adventurous, we would highly recommend workation retreats! There are countless variations, but don’t worry, we’ve got your back.

Here are our Top 5 workation recommendations for this winter:

Experience work fuelled by play.

Date of Camp:November 12 – December 18, 2017

A week of workshops, co-working and adventure sports may sound perfect for the sports lovers out there. Based on the Canary islands, Action Academy hosts Nomads Camp annually for the more adventurous. Their passion focusses on how adventure, action sports and business can intertwine.

  • Workation Nomads Camp
  • Nomads Camp Teide
  • Workation Kitesurfing
  • Workation travel Masca
  • Nomadscamp Workation Tenerife Terrace

Location:

The Nomads Camp takes place in Los Gigantes, on our beautiful island, Tenerife. With its endless possibilities for activities, remarkable landscapes, guaranteed sun all year long, it is without a doubt, one of our favourite places on the island. Los Gigantes has also been awarded as the sunniest place in Europe with its 340-day streak.

Working: 

As the Nomads Camp will take place at the Wolfhouse there is no question that you will be provided with all the equipment you need. 24/7 access to spacious desks, fast internet, skype room, ergonomic chairs, lounge, kitchen, air conditioning, hammocks, couch, scanner, printer, whiteboards, swimming pool, 50mps+ (UL/DL).

Sleeping:

Participants stay in double-room apartments. Every apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, separated bedroom with ocean view and a terrace, flat screen and cable TV. Each apartment is able to accommodate 2 to 4 persons, based on the size of the team, requirements and preferences. Participants are also covered with wifi all around.

Adventures: 

At the Nomads Camp the number one priority is to make you experience as many sports as you can, we are pretty sure you won’t be bored.

But we give you an idea of what’s waiting for you:

  • Hikes & Runs
  • Yoga Sessions
  • Paddleboarding
  • Surf lessons
  • Kitesurfing

Number of participants:

The organisers want to make sure they keep the work part as focused as possible, so they only have 15 spots available.

Transport:

Action Academy provides on-island transport through their vehicle partners.

Special features:

  • 3 Day Kitesurf Course
  • Climbing
  • Flyboarding Experience
  • Jetski Tours
  • Mountain Biking
  • Quad biking Tours
  • Windsurfing
  • Skydiving

Price:

Full Package: 699 €

Which includes:

  • Sport activities
  • Transport
  • Accommodation
  • Unlimited access to the coworking space

Rating:

* Great location, wifi guaranteed, like-minded people. *

Delicious Seafood. Lush Rainforests. Island Adventure.

Date of Camp:November 17 – December 15, 2017

Working remotely has numerous advantages. Flexible hours, travelling, open-mindedness, freelancing, etc. But there are people, who have taken it to a next level. The Wifi Tribe is one example. They change locations almost every 4th week to gain countless experiences from epic places all over the world.

They offer a membership for like-minded people and the option to join them at any time.

Their next locations are the lush Jamaica and Thailand.

  • Cliff jumping in montego bay jamaica
  • Appleton Rum tour
  • Wifitribe Workation Jamaica Stickywaterfalls
  • Appleton Rum tour
  • Workation bamboo rafting

Location:

Montego Bay is a pivot point in Jamaica‘s economy and the city holds most of the weight of their tourism sector.

So-called MoBay offers you an authentic Jamaican experience, with the local eateries.

Working: 

The Wifi Tribe usually rents large apartments and makes sure everything runs smoothly by preparation. Whether it’s asking the landlord or upgrading to higher bandwidth, they have got you covered.

Sleeping:

Spacious, high-quality apartments with the necessary workstation elements. Good internet, plenty of space for work and play, a setup that will make you feel comfortable and productive. If you would like to have a look at their previous locations, check out their Instagram.

Adventures: 

Possibilities are endless as the destination offers numerous options for leisure time activities. If getting lost while exploring outstanding cultures isn’t enough, here are some additional adventures offered:

  • Cliff jumping at Rick’s Café
  • Hiking up the Dunn’s River Falls
  • Appleton Rum Tour
  • Cave Hopping
  • Bamboo Rafting

Number of participants:

There is space for 15 like-minded people who work passionately 40+ hours a week on their projects. This work culture will help you stay productive and focused.

Transport:

In Jamaica you can find numerous companies offering transportation and excursions. When you get in contact with Wifi Tribe they will ensure you get the best options.

Special features:

Discover the city of two halves. Street markets and the Caribbean’s greatest art museums can be found Downtown, whereas, Uptown holds the city’s best restaurants and skyscrapers.

Another must do in Jamaica is to follow Bob Marley’s trail and learn more about how and where he lived, his private life and what influence he has left on the music scene.

Price:

Monthly prices start from:                    
Private room:$1400
Shared room:$800

Rating:

* Great flexibility, outstanding locations. *

Lush Green Mountains, Winding Rivers, Temples Galore.

Date of Camp:November 24 – December 21, 2017

Wifi Tribe’s second winter destination is Chiang Mai, Thailand which is considered a Phenom when it comes to exotic places. There are not a lot of places that can match adventure, natural wonder and history in one city. Chaing Mai embraces a stunning culture while also so close to the mesmerizing mountains, beautiful rice fields and the lush jungle.

  • Ricefields of Thailand
  • Thailand Elephant shower
  • Thailand Workation Camp
  • Wifitribe Thailand Apartman
  • Thailand Workation Retreat Doi Ithanon

Location:

Wifi Tribe has picked the largest city in northern Thailand – Chiang Mai. Astonishing temples, tree lined avenues, excellent museums and much more ‘must-see’ places to tick off the bucket list.

Working: 

The villas Wifi Tribe rent have the capacity for hosting 15 like-minded remote workers. Bring your own work, surround yourself with creative minds and gain momentum in a foreign culture.

Sleeping:

Shared rooms are with between 2-4 people, but one must not worry, as everyone has their own separate quarter to work flawlessly. Check out their Instagram to view their previous villas.

Adventures: 

  • Exploring the old city
  • Diving into coffee culture
  • Market stroll
  • Elephant nature park
  • Doi Ithanon
  • Flight of the Gibbon

Number of participants:

Wifi Tribe has the perfect number when it comes to productivity and having an amazing time. The tribe will consist of 10-15 driven people who are ready to experience all that Thailand has to offer.

Transport:

In Thailand, you can use so-called Rót daang-s (red trucks), they operate as shared taxis and they roam the streets picking up passengers.

Another option are the túk-túk-s’, they offer that energizing wind-through-your-hair feeling and are faster in traffic.

Special features:

Discover the lush jungle.

No one should leave Chiang Mai without spending a day in the jungle. Go on an organized trekking tour through rice paddies, learn about the lifestyle of local villagers, swim under a waterfall and sing and dance around the campfire at night.

Price:

Monthly prices start from:                    
Private room:$1400
Shared room:$800

Rating:

* One of the most outstanding locations, perfect for more spiritual people. *

The professional ‘take it to the next level’ program.

Date of Camp:November 20 – December 25, 2017

The I2E course is designed to help individuals get from “great idea” to “validated prototype” to “execution and launch”. This programme is hosted in Bali and it’s highly business oriented.

  • Ubud Bali workation
  • Remote Camp Ubud Bali leisure time
  • Remote Camp Ubud
  • Workation Bali Training
  • Bali Workation Garden

Location:

The Camp is located in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia, which is home to highland rice fields, green hillsides, majestic royal palaces and ancient temples. But we also can’t forget the monkey forest, Goa Gojah elephant cave or Puri Saren Royal Palace.

Working: 

Hubud’s Coworking Space has everything when it comes to productivity.

Printer, Scanner, Meeting Rooms, Lounge, Kitchen, Fridge, Microwave, Air conditioning, Couch, Hammocks and Gourmet catered meals.


Sleeping:

The program is not residential but I2E makes sure to have recommendations for all budgets. Furthermore, there is also an option of coliving in Hubud’s Hut.

Adventures: 

Don’t get too caught up with work, go and discover the beautiful island of Bali.

From sacred and religious sites to incredible churches, from waterfalls to historic sites, multi-day and extended tours and much more. There is no wonder why Bali took the  #1 Travellers Choice award.

Number of participants:

Get inspired by a group of fellow entrepreneurs of 12-20 people. 

Transport:

I2E can arrange an airport pick up with a private driver for participants.

Special features:

The magic of beautiful Bali will be the background to a focused week of collaboration and learning as you take your idea into execution, with a trained business coach and successful entrepreneur.  Delicious + organic meals included.

Pitch perfect: You’ll be given the chance to raise your communication / presentation skills.

Courage to execute: Learn to validate opportunities, prototype rapidly and execute confidently.

Price:

$999  for the 6 day program. This includes a 1 month membership to Hubud’s coworking space (value $295 USD).

Rating:

* Coworking and coliving, breakthrough programme and exotic location. *

Work in the “Zen Paradise”

Dates of Camp:November 28 – December 28, 2017

Some say that Chiang Mai is where the digital nomad movement initially started.

Commuting on scooters and tuk-tuks, the windy roads of Doi Inthanon mountain, delicious street food, road tripping to the zen paradise of Pai, marveling at how majestic the elephants are at the sanctuary. These could all easily be reasons why Thailand is one of the most popular digital nomad areas.

  • Chiang Mai Thailand Workation Camp
  • Sticky falls Thailand
  • Workation Thailand Chiang Mai Temple
  • Discover Thailand
  • Workation Thailand Apartment

Location:

The Remote Experience picked the district of Nimman for their workation camp in Thailand. The location’s main advantage that it’s far from the turistic Old City, and it’s close to restaurants, bars cafes and clubs nearby.

Working: 

The Remote Experience is 100% sure of one thing; ,,no one should sacrifice their career to take a trip of a lifetime.”

All the participants receive a full-time membership to the co-working office. Whether it’s late nights or early mornings, participants are able to access WiFi at a high speed, including live streaming and video calls.

Sleeping:

Accommodation is in fully-furnished apartments or villas. It comes with WiFi and all the necessities to make you feel at home away from home. Sharing an apartment with others should also not be a problem as you’ll always have your own private bedroom.

Adventures: 

The Remote Experience formally hosts at least two events for the group. Throughout the month you can find yourself at adventure-filled excursions, intellectually charged creative meet-ups, social hours with the coworking office, or unique gastronomic experiences. Experiences can include camping trips, jungle trekking, volcano hiking, white water rafting and city hopping.

Transport:

With this all-inclusive program the organizer will book your flight for you.


Special features:

The Remote Experience hires a local ambassador to be the go-to resource for all things local. Many of us most definitely would not mind a local professional, when it comes to diving into a whole new culture.

Catamaran trips, island hopping, pottery making, meetups, etc.

In addition to the local excursions, The Remote Experience also hosts a minimum of 1 team building event, mastermind sessions, digital nomad meetups, workshops and more.

Price:

The total price is 2000 $ USD.

This includes:

  • Hand-picked private, fully-furnished bedrooms in apartments
  • Local ambassador
  • All expense paid introductory dinner with all participants
  • 1 day sponsored unique excursion
  • Pop-up networking, skill-sharing and social events in town
  • Transfer from airport to the apartment
  • Assistance with event and trip coordination
  • Assistance with booking travel and medical insurance

Rating:

* Well organized and epic location to gain momentum.*

In order to help you with your decision, we’ve added a rating to every workation.

Each workation contains the possibility of a trip of a lifetime, exploring the unknown, taking untrodden tracks and being open-minded.

Whether you go for a short-term workation to gain momentum for the next year or choose to travel long-term, you will definitely have an unforgettable experience!

Interested? Stay tuned for more!

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About the Author:

I'm still not a digital nomad but I absolutely love the spirit of the movement. Until I'll become a nomad by myself I write about the topic and welcome nomads and wannabes to our Coworking Space in Tenerife, the island I'm calling home since 1998.