A little work, a little play, and a lot of luxury to help keep you sane during these trying times.
Workcations are becoming one of the hottest travel trends in 2020, with social distancing guidelines allowing for many employees to work from anywhere in the world, so long as there's a reliable Wi-Fi connection. Instead of taking precious vacation days, people can continue their conference calls, emails, and presentations by the pool, beach, slopes, or virtually anywhere else in the world, and once the day is done, they are ready to explore a new city, indulge in waterfront dining, or take a sunset hike.
While we're encouraged to try to separate work and home life as much as possible these days, getting a change of scenery and having a host of luxurious amenities at your fingertips as soon as you power down your laptop could be a great option for those who don't feel like they can take time off but need a break. Plus, it may help people be more active, actually take a lunch break, and get much-needed time away from screens instead of going from teleconferencing to television.
Kerzner International COO and incoming CEO Philippe Zuber says travelers are seeking more stability, staying at one resort for the entirety of their visit instead of traveling to multiple destinations at a time. Luxury resort One&Only Reethi Rah reports they started receiving inquiries for reservations with arrivals in the same week, and the trend of incredibly short lead reservation time has continued to trend over the past month. The resort has also seen an increase in length of reservations, most ranging from 10- to 28-night stays. With these trends likely still on the up-and-up, we rounded up some of the most luxurious workcation and extended stay offerings from several of VERANDA's favorite destinations, from the Maldives to Mexico.