Recently, it has become possible to work remotely across several different industry sectors. Work has become more flexible and less dependent on location, opening new opportunities. More and more people choose to work from a holiday location and spend the time before and after work relaxing and enjoying good food, in the mountains or by the sea. We’ll introduce some locations where mobile working and a relaxing holiday atmosphere can become sustainable workcations.
Working with a view of the Tyrolean mountain peaks
The hearts of mountain lovers beat faster here, in the Tyrolean Highlands and the mountain sports resort of Pfunds. The Summit Lodges Pfunds offer the opportunity to combine hiking or ski tours with comfortable working conditions. The bedrooms on the second floor are equipped with a desk in all of the lodges, and the large floor-to-ceiling windows frame a beautiful and inspiring view of the surrounding mountains.
The Wi-Fi also works on the terrace, so guests can enjoy the excellent weather while working outside in the comfortable lounge. Each of the two lodges – built-in Canadian log cabin style – has two separate bedrooms, two bathrooms, a cosy living area with an open fireplace, a kitchen and a private sauna. The more than 300 km hiking trail network of the Tyrolean Highland, countless mountain bike trails and several large ski areas are easily accessible from the Summit Lodges.
Working in Spanish country house elegance
The holiday home Pou de Glaç near the Catalan Golf of Roses near Siurana is also fully equipped for “working nomads”. The Stadl holiday home, a former hay barn, was transformed by the Barcelona architect Damián Ribas into a light-flooded holiday home with low energy consumption and a warm, friendly atmosphere. An ideal ambience for a relaxed stay and creative thinking. Two workstations with fast fibre-optic internet are available in the gallery, or you can work via Wi-Fi on a deck chair in the private garden.
After work, the beaches of the Bay of Roses await for swimming, windsurfing or sailing. The marsh and nature reserve in the hinterland of the coastal strip is an excellent place for hiking and watching the numerous water birds. The well-known towns of Figueras and Besalú are less than 30 minutes away by car.
Working in the pristine nature of the Harz Mountains
The Naturressort Schindelbruch, with its 2,500 m2 spa area, is actively appealing to travellers looking to combine working time with a wellness holiday. For this purpose, the green hotel in the southern Harz region has produced its image film. In addition to the rooms equipped with a desk and Wi-Fi, the hotel also offers the hybrid and paperless meeting technology “We frame”.
Our frame enables direct collaboration with not on-site participants – meetings and conferences can be held from a seminar or conference room in the hotel. Wi-Fi and spacious co-working spaces are available throughout the hotel. Energy stores can be replenished during a walk, hike or bike ride through protected Stolberg red beech and mixed mountain forests.
The Schlosshotel Blankenburg is located in the 800-year-old flower town of Blankenburg between Quedlinburg and Werningerode. There is much to discover in the region. In addition to the historical villages with their half-timbered houses, the Brocken and the eternal nature of the Harz Mountains with its countless hiking and cycling opportunities are also particularly inviting.
High-speed Wi-Fi with up to 100,000 Mbit is available free of charge throughout the hotel. All rooms are equipped with a 40-inch flat-screen, desk, chair and minibar with complimentary soft drinks. The space safe will fit a 17-inch laptop while guests are out enjoying the surrounding region. The conference rooms of the Schlosshotel Blankenburg also have Weframe technology. Location-independent, dynamic and interactive collaboration is also possible from here.
Working with a view of the heights of the Allgäu
The Hubertus Mountain Refugio Allgäu has created a separate co-working space for its guests with a large table, sofas and a drinks fridge – an area for inspiration far away from the usual workplace. Guests can retreat here to write, think, type or ‘just check their e-mails’. The office can also be booked exclusively for two hours. The Hubertus also has a conference room that can comfortably seat ten people and is used for individual work.
There are many possibilities for leisure activities in and around the Hubertus: with the modern Mountain Spring Spa, yoga courses, hiking, biking and skiing offers, workshops and coaching on the Holistic Life philosophy, no wishes remain unfulfilled.
Working surrounded by a tropical landscape
The Tongsai Bay is an eco-luxe five resort located on a private bay on the Thai island of Koh Samui. A paradisiacal place in untouched nature and a hotel that is deeply committed to sustainability while offering first-class service. The 83 suites, cottages and villas with plenty of privacy are distributed on the slopes around the bay and are ideal hideaways for relaxing and working.
The Tongsai Bay has a special offer for guests who want to get away from it while still being productive in their work-life. For a minimum stay of seven nights or more, guests receive 40% off the best available rate on our website. A complimentary round-trip airport transfer and a 20% discount at Prana Spa are also part of the offer.
Working in the green pearls in Croatia
The Dreamers Club on the Croatian island of Korçula makes an excellent workation destination. The sustainable eco-apartment hotel offers a powerful Wi-Fi connection and an exceptional working environment. Picture yourself with your laptop in a hammock, surrounded by green nature and a fantastic sea view. Or on your terrace, a workplace with plenty of privacy and a magnificent view of the sea – the possibilities are endless.
However, it takes some discipline not to be distracted too often by the beauty of the sea and take a refreshing dip – it’s only 50m away. Tapas & cocktails offered in the garden lounge can also be brought to the flat or terrace.
Maslina Resort on the coast of the picturesque Maslinica Bay on the island of Hvar recommends guests who have to work during their stay to book one of the Maslina Villas: the three private villas Liticia, Borovina and Uvala, which offer guests absolute privacy. In the 500-square-metre villa Uvala, guests have five rooms at their disposal; an adjacent studio with a separate entrance can be used as an office. It also offers a spacious living area with a fireplace and access to Maslinica Bay’s terrace.
The master suite also has a private wellness area with a sauna and gym, Jacuzzi, and a barbecue kitchen. The two four-bedroom villas, Liticia and Borovina, offer 300 square metres of space, including large terraces with sea views and a private pool.
Other Green Pearls, such as the Océano Health Spa Hotel on Tenerife, the Creativhotel Luise in Erlangen, the Landgut Stober in Brandenburg, and many others, also invite you to work remotely. Further information on their respective facilities and offers currently running can be found here.