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‘The New Office’

Introducing our pick of ambition-fuelling hotspots ideal for remote working, which offer opportunities in the form of incredible adventures and enriching experiences away from the office.

Working remotely for a few weeks, or months, of the year is becoming increasingly popular, with the previous year only proving the fact it can work wonders. Often finding peace and serenity on a secluded beach whilst swinging in a hammock, exploring cultured hotspots, or taking in a breath of fresh ocean air can be the root of all creativity.  

Various lockdowns across the globe have triggered a desire for more permanent remote working set-ups, jumping ship to far-flung tropical hideaways with utmost privacy. Swap the boardroom for a paradisal cabana in the jungle. Shake up your coffee breaks in between zoom calls with epic adventures. Replace your commute to client lunch for a helicopter excursion and alfresco dining atop a mountain peak.

 

‘For those no longer confined to their workplace or home office, a year or two spent working remotely could be the necessary antidote to months spent grounded.’ – Condé Nast Traveller

 

At Pelorus, we prefer to be working from the more peaceful reclines of a tropical island, soaking up sunnier climes and looking to the ocean through coconut palms, rather than the ‘normal’ office setting one imagines. 

This was the idyllic situation Pelorus Founders, Geordie and Jimmy, found themselves in earlier this year; working from the sandy swathes of Santa Teresa, Costa Rica’s surfer-chic community on the Pacific coast, for what became their ‘new office’. Running Pelorus from the luxurious confines of a jungle hideout with an ocean view fringed by coconut palms, was their reality for a month. Their time rafting, abseiling and surfing in and around meetings, alongside requests for vacation options with a good office set-up, has inspired us to share our ideas.

Pelorus welcome this new era of digital nomads, planning trips to distant corners of the globe where we can combine a suitable base for remote working, with opportunity for thrilling experiences and adventures. If you, like so many, are no longer tied to working from an office day in and day out, then our pick of dreamy private properties and superyachts could be the perfect new office for you.  

 ‘While 2020 may be considered the year of remote work, it is just the beginning as we see the trend continuing in 2021.’ – Forbes

 

Prolonged time away from ‘the office’ has normalised the idea of working remotely and we are welcoming the escalating trend of blending vacation with work commitments, happily replacing the everyday noise of office chatter and clutter, for the sound of the jungle, lapping waves or carving ice.

Work from anywhere onboard one of our yachts. Designed with space to work comfortably, an ever-changing porthole view and yachting capabilities to reach the usually inaccessible parts of our oceans, no day will be the same. We think this is the ultimate change from the repetitive nature of ‘working from home’.

Working from home has become a megatrend and with telecommunications advancing, this trend is only growing. Balance work and play in whichever extreme climate you chose to base yourself, be it polar or tropical, yacht or land. Here is our hotlist of destinations perfectly suited to working away from home.

Incredible Office Inspiration

Cayo Espanto, Belize

Work remotely from your own private bubble on an island in the heart of the Caribbean, also available for full-buyout. Promising waters full of exotic fish and in proximity to the fascinating ancient sites of Altun Ha and Lamanai, you can explore reefs, ruins and jungle via helicopter or boat from the luxurious confines of your beach villa.

View from the Office to the Pontoon, Cayo Espanto, Belize, Remote Working
View from the Office to the sea, Cayo Espanto, Belize, Remote Working

The Nautilus, Maldives

With remote working in mind, The Nautilus ensures privacy and peace when it comes to basing yourselves there for work reasons, promising guests incredible seclusion on their private island with access to a secluded sand bank and shaded canopy alongside a non-stop refreshment service. Away from your ‘new office’, enjoy the calming serenity of the island and the Baa Atoll’s tropical waters, host to a kaleidoscope of colourful fish.

Nautilus Maldives Sunset Pool Villa Remote Working New Office
Authentic boat sailing past the exterior of the Nautilus private villas

Kasiiya Papagayo, Costa Rica

The hushed haven of Kasiiya Papagayo’s secluded set-up of luxurious tented suites ensures a complete sanctuary for any guest, and the ideal ‘new office’ for those seeking adrenaline-rich jungle excursions in between zoom calls. Whilst there, we will take you on a rafting expedition towards the eastern jungles to discover Costa Rica’s ever-famous biodiversity, and whisk you to new heights on a heli-surfing adventure to catch that perfect wave.

Remote Working New Office view over Pacific from Kasiiya Papagayo Villa
Remote Working New Office Kasiiya Papagayo Tented Suite Night Time, Costa Rica

Necker Island, Caribbean

Necker Island is a tropical paradise in the stunning oasis of the British Virgin Islands. Famed for its private coves and hammocks strung between palms, it is the perfect island to unwind on. In between office hours, explore the surrounding reefs and scale the island in search of an impressive variety of wildlife; including lemurs, flamingos, scarlet ibis, iguanas, and tortoises. 

Remote Working New Office at Master Suite Necker Island, Caribbean
Remote Working New Office Hammock Turtle Beach Necker Island, Caribbean

Laucala Island, Fiji

Set amidst 1,400 hectares in the South Pacific, Laucala Island is a private refuge of dense biodiverse rainforest and expansive white sandy beach; a stunning oasis ideal for switching off and working without distractions. Comprised of 25 luxury hideaway villas and a hilltop estate for larger groups, here you will gain a unique insight into the Fijian culture and explore the land in utmost luxury and splendour.

View from the villa lounge on Laucala Island, Remote Working New Office
Watching sunset from a villa on Laucala Island, Fiji

Deplar Farm, Iceland

Deplar Farm combines modern design and authentic Icelandic architecture to create a peaceful haven amongst the wilderness. The position makes it a great base for exploration; spend your time off work hiking, snowmobiling, whale watching and lake fishing before returning back to your lodge by helicopter.

Remote Working New Office at Deplar Farm, Iceland
Remote Working New Office at Deplar Farm, Iceland

SHERAKHAN, 69.65m Yacht

Featuring an exquisitely furnished office, library and fast internet, SHERAKHAN is a fantastic choice when it comes to working remotely and her size allows you to find a quiet space away from others. The vessel also has a full time spa therapist, to unwind following a days work. SHERAKHAN is an excellent choice for adventures with the whole family, with a plethora of toys enabling guests to explore the region further.

Sherakhan Yacht Interior Office Suite
Sherakhan expedition yacht selection of toys

MAGNA GRECIA, 63.8m Yacht

MAGNA GRECIA offers extensive leisure and entertainment facilities for up to 12 guests in complete style. Although it holds a reputation for being the ultimate party and entertainment yacht, the vessel boasts a huge owners suite office and plentiful toys to entertain the family during office hours.

Magna Grecia Yacht Office Suite
Magna Grecia Yacht Toys Tenders

MISCHIEF, 30m Yacht

The custom-made motor yacht MISCHIEF, was built to echo the style of a traditional Indonesian Phinisi boat. Alongside three other cabins, the vessel features a beautiful Master stateroom with an office and private terrace for peace and privacy whilst working. Her build and design makes her the perfect yacht for island hopping through the Indonesian Archipelago. 

Mischief Yacht Office Suite Remote Working
Mischief Yacht Alfresco Dining Crew Service Sunset

Pelorus Team Working Globally

The Pelorus HQ is in London and our new US office is in Texas, but there are usually several team members working from other locations around the world. Our Travel Designer Emma has recently been based in Spain and was able to enjoy the perfect balance of work and new experiences around that.

Spain coastline sunset

“I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to work from Alicante, Spain. This made my working day very exciting and different from my usual routine, my new working routine allowed me to make the most of the country I was in and helped with my creativity.”

Emma Higgins
Travel Designer

“In the mornings I was able to head down to the sea for a refreshing dip in the ocean, reconnecting me with nature before my working day commenced. During the day I had the comfort of working from a tranquil villa, this allowed me to work in complete solitude while taking in my surroundings.

Working abroad made me appreciate how important maximising my evenings and weekends were to my productivity. Being able to head out in the evening for a gourmet meal and immersing myself in the local culture enabled me to see things from a new perspective, making me realise how important it is for my clients to do the same.”

Spain Coastline
Spain Coastline from yacht