Something for the weekend: Holiday resort The Nautilus Maldives is offering people the opportunity to work remotely at one of its luxurious beach houses in Baa Aatoll.
The private workspaces, with views of the ocean, are kitted out with everything staff might need to create a fully functioning office space including a computer, desk, chair and printer, and most importantly, a high-speed internet to ensure everyone back at home gets to enjoy the panoramic view during video conference calls.
And that is not all: a personal assistant will be on hand to make sure that it is not all work and no play. As well as running errands, they can diarise daily yoga sessions and organise refreshments to ensure that the mental and physical wellbeing of their boss is truly looked after.
Remote workers who are bringing their family will not have to worry about home schooling because The Nautilis Maldives has that covered too, with an extensive and holistic education programme to keep the kids on their toes.
Sadly, it cannot be endless oceans, stunning views and beautiful beaches forever; employees who decide to take up this amazing opportunity will only be able to stay on the island for a maximum of 21 days.
However, during their time on the island, they can manage their work-life balance by exploring the countless beaches, as well as taking advantage of snorkelling, dolphin watching and spa treatments.
However, if the hefty price tag of $23,250 (£18,000) for seven nights is too high, you could always apply for the role of barefoot bookseller at neighbouring resort Soneva Fushi. The successful applicant will join the resort’s team on a six-month contract, providing visitors with unforgettable literary experiences through intellect and flair. The new book connoisseur will have the opportunity to bring new ideas to the table, as well as writing an entertaining blog that best encapsulates the enthralling experience they will have at the enchanting resort.
Sonu Shivdasani, chief executive at Soneva Fushi, said: “The barefoot bookseller has become an integral part of the Soneva Fushi guest experience, providing much, much more than reading recommendations.”
Here at Employee Benefits, we hope that those who decide against travelling to the Maldives can mirror this as much as possible through postcards and ocean sound effects on YouTube.