Work-Play-Stay: Where to Workation Around the World

Last updated February 27, 2024

“WFH” can now mean “Work From Hotel” (i.e. workation).

Instead of sitting at your desk for lunch, imagine leveling up and sitting on a balcony with a view of white sand beaches and turquoise seascapes. If this sounds amazing, then a workation might be just what you need.

A workation is a combination of business and pleasure. And it’s something that more people are contemplating as they realize that they can work from anywhere in the world.

So if you’ve been thinking about working from a remote location, why not do it from tropical Mexico, the white sands of Hawaii, the rural interior of Portugal or sunny Palm Springs?

Where to Workation Around the World

Here are five Vacayou-approved resorts where you can start living the workation dream.

1. The Great Relocate | Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort — Hawaii

If you’re looking for a change of scenery to help improve your work-life balance, a month-long stay at Andaz Maui might be just what you need. Working from hotel has never been more convenient, or more fun!

Ditch the stuffy office and work poolside instead. Take your lunch break on the beach, and enjoy a view of your favorite city during your conference call.  And make sure to delight in the little moments, such as indulging in a massage after your morning meeting or getting in laps at the pool before dinner.

Andaz Maui offers well-appointed guest rooms and suites, a state-of-the-art gym, private work areas and high-speed internet to make your stay as comfortable and productive as possible. The Great Relocate Package also includes housekeeping twice a week, airport pickup and IT concierge help for any tech issues.

2. Work From Paradise | Conrad Punta de Mita — Mexico 

With sun-kissed beaches, a mild tropical climate and sunshine almost year-round, there is no better place to workation than Conrad Punta de Mita. And this is why they offer guests the chance to stay longer and work from a Mexican paradise.

Workation benefits include premium Wi-Fi, technical support, access to a tutor for remote learning and a complimentary third week. With luxury guest rooms and suites, delicious dining options and unique experiences such as temezcal, agave spirits tasting, surfing, fishing, horseback riding, and the onsite spa, you’ll be able to relax and rejuvenate while still getting your work done in a beautiful setting.

3. Beachfront Work-Away Suites | Palmaïa, The House of AïA — Playa Del Carmen 

The fiber-optic powered workation suites at Palmaïa situated on a pristine white sand beach are perfect for the remote worker who needs to let off some steam. With lightning fast Wi-Fi, you’ll have no trouble staying online.

And when you need a break, there’s plenty to do such as going for a salt-water swim or participating in one of the many wellness activities on offer. Suites come complete with AC units to keep you cool and Nespresso coffee makers to assure you’ll be caffeinated all day long.

The spacious Atlas Club is a community oasis designed to help you focus, nurture your creativity and enjoy spontaneous conversations. All while relishing the amazing food and drink at the health café and juice bar. 

4. Long Stays Program | Quinta Camarena — Portugal

Escape to the rural Alentejo region in Portugal with a stay at Quinta Camarena. This charming boutique hotel offers a tranquil countryside experience, just a short walk from some of the region’s best surf beaches. Take a stroll to the charming town of Cercal or explore the surrounding hiking trails.

During your workation, enjoy all the comforts of home with included utilities (electricity, water, internet and heating), weekly bedding and linen changes and laundry service. Amenities include a pool, gym, yoga pavilion, gardens and co-working space.

For a taste of local cuisine, make use of the included guide to local producers. Participate in activities like yoga and Pilates classes, massage, surf lessons, wine tasting, cooking classes and more— all available upon request.

5. Work Hard, Play Harder | La Quinta Resort and Club — Palm Springs

With the Work Hard, Play Harder package, you can attend virtual meetings from the comfort of this resort. With Wi-Fi throughout the sprawling resort grounds, you can always find the perfect setting to log in and lean back. La Quinta has everything you need for a workation, but the real fun starts once you log off. 

The natural beauty of the desert is something that can always be enjoyed here, no matter what you’re doing. Whether you’re exploring the walking paths, playing a round or two of golf or just relaxing by the pool with a drink in hand, the stunning mountain backdrop is always there to appreciate. And at the end of the day, you can enjoy a game of croquet or patio dining at one of the signature restaurants. You can also simply soak up the sun and enjoy some quality time with your loved ones.

Book a Workation Retreat Today!

If you’re looking for a place to set up shop as a remote worker, look no further than these five resorts! All have been Vacayou approved and are sure to inspire you to start living your best life on a workation! 

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