Even as a freelancer with the world of cafes, libraries and city scapes as your playground, sometimes the lure of running off to a tropical island to escape deadlines just gets too loud to ignore.
If you’re free to work from anywhere, why wouldn’t you want it to be in the centre of a rainforest with unlimited organic juice for the spare change that normally wouldn’t buy you a minute of parking in Melbourne and Sydney?
Here’s the tropical coworking spaces you need to know about. When you arrive, send a postcard (and a spare ticket), please!
Massage, a restaurant and cafe, high-speed internet and all located on a small, beautifully raw and natural tropical island.
Located in the south of Thailand, this island sits off the west coast near the popular tourist town of Krabi. An ideal destination for escaping the typical office or as an exceptionally scenic, peaceful stopover between Australia and anywhere in Asia.
Billing itself as a coworking, coliving, colearning and cogiving space, Hubud is Ubud’s biggest and most reputable space for expats to set up office. Bali’s ‘wellness’ destination of choice, Ubud’s central town has organic, plant-based dining and yoga minutes away, wherever you are. High-speed Wi-Fi, a co-operative atmosphere and the opportunity to partake in workshops and programs to assist entrepreneurs are all available here.
Home to some of the best beaches in Bali, Canggu is a central meeting zone for entrepreneurs, expats and all those looking for an office away from the office. Outpost is minutes to the beach for pre-lunch, pre-Skype-meeting surf sessions. An architecturally designed coworking space, it is bright and beachhouse-inspired. There’s weekly events and workshops to encourage community engagement.
Between the divine An Bang beach and Hoi An – a UNESCO World Heritage site – is Hub Hoi An. Bright, tropical, energetic and modern, this is reason alone to visit Hoi An, if the historical city and sites aren’t alluring enough. Enjoy a communal lounge, high-speed Wi-Fi, and indoor and outdoor seating.
There’s also discount offers for local Muay Thai boxing events, as well as spas, gyms and tailors.
Aloha, indeed. Outsite is both a coliving and coworking space in Haleiwa, a chilled out, surfy town that makes the ideal place for a getaway from the buzz of the more touristy centre of Honolulu.
High-speed Wi-Fi and an open air, shaded workspace await. Did we mention Haleiwa has been voted the best surf town in America?