Workcation or Digital Detox?

by | Jan 19, 2022

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Whatever your 2022 luxury vacation style, The Turks & Caicos Islands deliver…

The working world has changed – we’re home office aficionados and 98% of us want to work remotely at least some of the time for the rest of our careers.*

This shift in working habits has opened up a world of new possibilities.  If we don’t need to be in the office, we can work from anywhere, even from vacation.   According to :Backslash_Future of Travel Report, 57% of people plan to travel out of town while working remotely when COVID-19 restrictions lift.    


Welcome to the ‘Workcation’ – a vacation that allows you to work remotely in a gorgeous setting, while enjoying moments of leisure, fun and relaxation.  Airbnb revealed that nearly a quarter of users booked stays of 28 days or more between January and March 2020, a 14% increase from 2019.  These extended stays reflect the growing trend for combining work and leisure time away from home.

On the flipside, the merging of work and home life has also left many people craving clearer boundaries, genuine downtime and a break from technology.   The ‘Digital Detox’ vacation is in demand for those seeking the luxury of being offline.

While it might seem like these are two opposing sides of the coin, the Turks & Caicos Islands offer a blended solution for guests with different preferences.   Even within couples and family groups, there may be those who need to work and others who want to slow down and switch off.  In the Caribbean, these two vacation styles can coexist in perfect harmony.



At most resorts and Wellness & Yoga Retreats on the Turks & Caicos Islands there are quiet areas, ideal for peaceful working.

Beach Enclave North Shore has super-fast WiFi and a ‘Runway to Villa’ service for those arriving by private jet.  Hiring a spacious villa at the resort provides the privacy needed to catch up on work whenever necessary, in blissfully tranquil surroundings.

Like many of the island’s luxury resorts, COMO Shambhala Parrot Cay has a 24-hour personalised butler service to respond to guests’ every need and help them to get the most out of the leisure time they have available. The resort offers a kids’ activity programme, “Play by COMO”, and guests have access to PressReader where they can access more than 7,000 top publications from around the globe.

Working in such idyllic surroundings can help to reduce stress.  Glancing up from your laptop to a view of sparkling Caribbean waters instantly calms the mind.   Staying at a Wellness Retreat also means access to on-site mindfulness and stress programmes, such as those found at Amanyara which are designed to release tension and promote clarity of thought.

Digital Detox Vacations

In the :Backslash_Future of Travel Report, 47% of people indicated wellness and mental health as a top motivator for traveling in 2021.   The Turks & Caicos Islands boast some of the world’s leading Wellness and Yoga Retreats where you can switch off and surrender to relaxation, wellbeing and mindfulness.

One such location is Coral Pavilion, a stylish beach front private villa located on the most envious stretch of Grace Bay Beach – TripAdvisor’s Travellers’ Choice 2021 Best of the Best.  Coral Pavilion offer guests an exclusive, personalised detox program designed to achieve optimal health and wellbeing

Our four carefully curated Wellness Retreats offer daily yoga and pilates classes as well as holistic spa therapies, massage, tailored nutrition plans, meditation and much more.   They each take a highly personalised approach with every guest.    Not only will you switch off on vacation, you’ll fly home rejuvenated and ready to get back to regular routines feeling refreshed and centred.


Blended vacations

The Turks & Caicos Islands cater to every luxury vacation style.   No matter what your priority is, the white sand beaches, crystal clear Caribbean sea and incredible fine dining will work their magic as you work, rest, rejuvenate or play. 


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