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A luxury resort in the Maldives has a 'workation' package that comes with a desk on a secluded sand bank as well as a personal assistant

INSIDER logoINSIDER 9/11/2020 shoeller@businessinsider.com (Sophie-Claire Hoeller)
a blue umbrella on the beach: Your calls won't get much more private than this. The Nautilus Maldives © The Nautilus Maldives Your calls won't get much more private than this. The Nautilus Maldives
  • The Nautilus Maldives reopened on September 1 with a slew of new health and safety protocols.
  • The resort just launched a "Workation Package" that allows travelers to work remotely at the luxurious resort for up to 21 days.
  • The package comes with a full computer setup, as well as daily yoga classes and a personal assistant.
  • While nonessential travel is no longer discouraged, the CDC warns that "travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19."
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If getting a visa to move to Barbados for a year is a little too permanent for you, a shorter work-stay at a luxury resort might be the perfect middle ground.

The Nautilus Maldives reopened on September 1 with a slew of new health and safety protocols, from frequent temperature checks on staff to keeping rooms empty for 48 hours between guests. The resort also launched a "Workation Package" that allows travelers to work remotely from the Baa Atoll UNESCO biosphere reserve the hotel calls home.

The Nautilus sits in the Baa Atoll, a UNESCO biosphere reserve in the Maldives. The Nautilus Maldives © The Nautilus Maldives The Nautilus sits in the Baa Atoll, a UNESCO biosphere reserve in the Maldives. The Nautilus Maldives

Located on a private island with 26 villas, your video meetings should go off undisturbed. And if you're really concerned about interruptions, the package includes a "workation sandbank experience," in which you can spend a few hours working on a secluded sandbank, in the shade of a canopy and with portable high-speed Wi-Fi, according to a press release from the resort.

You'll also get a dedicated personal assistant, a comfortable working chair and ocean-view desk, a high-speed internet connection, as well as a full work setup including a phone, fax machine, scanner, wireless printer, portable projector and screen, per the press release.

According to the same press release, free Wi-Fi is available all over the island if you want to switch up your office for the day and really make your colleagues jealous.

a group of lawn chairs sitting next to a pool of water: There's Wi-Fi all over the island. The Nautilus Maldives © The Nautilus Maldives There's Wi-Fi all over the island. The Nautilus Maldives

As part of the package, the press release says the resort is also including office stationery, snacks, daily private yoga classes — you can even take a private aerial yoga session, if you like — and other activities, like a sunset dolphin cruise aboard a luxury yacht.


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None of this comes cheap, however: A seven-night stay for two will cost $23,250, a two-week stay will set guests back $37,850, and three weeks will add up to $52,000, according to the press release.

The Maldives reopened to all tourists on July 15, provided that they can present a negative COVID-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before their departure.

Upon landing, Nautilus guests will be greeted by a personal assistant who will handle customs, immigration, and baggage claim while they wait in a private lounge to minimize contact with others, before boarding a private seaplane to the hotel.

According to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center, the Maldives has seen 8,990 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and 31 related deaths at the time of writing.

While nonessential travel is no longer discouraged, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that "travel increases your chance of getting and spreading COVID-19."

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