Why Not Set Up Shop in a Caribbean Paradise,
Like Beaches Turks and Caicos --
Or Anywhere with a Good Wi-Fi Connection?
In a world of ever-increasing connectivity, where more businesses are shifting to a work-from-home model, we have been increasingly tantalized by the idea of blending business and pleasure. That means, we are looking at traveling more frequently to places where we can have some fun while staying connected to our work.
Colleen and I both have the ability to work remotely, so we don't necessarily have to be tied to our place in Denver (which we love, by the way, and makes for a great work environment).
Because of this, we thought it might be a cool idea to go to destinations we have always wanted to visit, while combining it into a working vacation. This is a way to hack our lives to squeeze more leisure time onto our calendars.
We figure as long as we have some strong Wi-Fi and a little space to work in comfort, we can be productive any place.
So, we asked ourselves an obvious question: Why not escape the harsh winter cold and snow and go somewhere nice and sunny to work? Heck, it doesn't even have to be during winters. We could do this any time to be able to experience any of a number of our favorite destinations more often.
But we have been thinking about this scenario precisely because it is winter, and we prefer warm weather. We love to snorkel, swim, hike, bike, run on the beach and do all the good things that come with sun-splashed days -- like sipping beers while digging into barbecues on balmy moonlit nights outside with new friends.
We essentially had no time away in 2020, missing out on any planned trips during the pandemic, so we are definitely itching to get as much time away as possible in the new year and coming years. I know you are, too!
So, we will be looking for fun and safe ways to use our vacation weeks -- and even extend our travels by working from the road.
For us, a Caribbean resort getaway is the perfect option, and many of them are open for business again with new health and safety protocols designed to make your time in these tropical paradises as delightful as ever.
One of the top Caribbean all-inclusive resorts that is open for business and offering some pretty cool vacation options is Beaches Turks and Caicos. This one caught our eye because of the wide array of included activities and amenities, as well as the resort's gorgeous facility and access to pristine beaches and cays.
Turks and Caicos, a tropical archipelago situated in the Atlantic Ocean about 575 miles south of Miami and about 70 miles north of the Dominican Republic is a British Overseas Territory that features nine inhabited islands among its stunning 100 islands and cays. It's the absolute picture of Caribbean paradise. It checks all the boxes for our ideal winter getaway destination.
You know that we seek out plenty of fun ways to play outside and jump right into our natural surroundings, and Beaches Turks and Caicos fits the bill with its range of included activities.
Resort stays include easy access to sandy beaches and epic snorkeling. It sits on 12 miles of idyllic Caribbean beachfront.
You can enjoy PADI certified scuba diving among some of the world's most vibrant reefs and interesting shipwrecks. Beaches offers a complete dive program to assist everyone from beginners to avid divers.
The Beaches Turks and Caicos activities program also features kayaking, windsurfing, snorkeling, hydrobikes, paddleboarding and more watersports. On land, you can keep moving with tennis, basketball, beach volleyball, soccer, shuffleboard, and other games. Of course, the resort also offers a fitness center.
It's a great Caribbean vacation spot for families with kids, who will also find plenty to enjoy, in addition to all of these sports and activities. Pirates Island Waterpark at Beaches Turks and Caicos is included, and it's filled with huge waterslides, pools, a swim-up bar, lazy river and surfing simulator.
Also, the on-property Kids Camp features supervised programs for your kids, from tots to teenagers. Beaches also offers Caribbean honeymoon packages if you have been dreaming of a blissful getaway after your wedding.
The all-inclusive nature of the resort is also attractive, with all dining, wine, cocktails, entertainment and activities included in a price that starts at just over $300 per person per day. I checked flights for late January from cities like Denver, Minneapolis and Dallas, and roundtrip airfare comes in around $400 to $500. Flights from Miami are just $300.
The location in Providenciales serves as a nice base to explore some of the highlights of the islands. You can visit some of the best beaches and cays in the world, such as Grace Bay, Little Water Cay (to see the protected population of rock iguanas) and Governor's Beach on Grand Turk. You'll also have the chance to go on fantastic snorkeling outings (Bight Reef and Smith's Reef) or boating and fishing trips.
Horseback riding, hiking and museum visits also are among the top activities on Turks and Caicos.
What about you? Have you considered a regular winter getaway? I know that we could use a little sunshine and good times these days. We are planning on booking something soon and making a trip like this part of our regular travels.
See you out there on the sand and under the sunshine! I'll be the one smiling and holding a cold bottle of Turk's Head amber ale.
Thanks for reading,