With limited mobility for over a year now, Filipinos have found that remote work can, well, work. Taking a page out of the digital nomad’s diary, the working staycation or “workcation” was born.
While business-related travel with leisure in between is still quite far from reach, workcations let people get a much-needed change in scenery while still staying at peak productivity.
Workcations are fast becoming a staple of the new normal, and as more places open up to domestic travellers, Agoda shares some properties that make remote working a pleasant escape.
Start the work week right in Boracay
Nothing beats a quiet morning stroll or some yoga to help get in the right mindset for a productive week ahead. Walk along Boracay’s beautiful white sand beaches while staying at the Aloha Boracay Hotel which offers guests everything they need to face the daily grind—from a relaxing morning ritual to speedy wi-fi connection in every room.
Enjoy the cooling Cebu breeze
Cebu is one of the business hubs of the South, so it’s not surprising that it is the top two destination from June 15 to July 15, 2021, according to Agoda booking data.
People looking to go on workcations in the area have a ton of wonderful accommodations with work-friendly amenities to choose from, such as Crimson Resort and Spa. Only 15 minutes away from the airport and equipped with plenty of parking space for those driving, the resort features spacious guestrooms and suites to choose from, each beautifully decorated with contemporary Filipino furnishings.
There is a generous list of facilities and services which include 24-hour room service. Set up a portable workstation at the restaurant’s beachfront deck which provides an exquisite view and refreshing breeze that’s sure to motivate everyone to tick everything off their to-do list.
Rejuvenate with a stunning cityscape view
Even within the NCR Plus bubble, there are ways to enjoy a well-deserved workcation. Staycation-approved Joy Nostalg Hotel & Spa offers a respite within the metro itself. Fully equipped with a kitchen, washer, and dryer, all units also come with an in-shower steamer—a unique feature that makes it ideal for extended working getaways.
Joy Nostalg Hotel &Spa boasts of tasteful interiors that can help you concentrate on the tasks at hand and unwind after a long day of getting things done—whether at their beautifully constructed indoor pool or in the comfort of the in-room hot tub. The property also offers a Press Reader application with 7,000 magazines and newspapers to choose from, keeping guests up to speed with the latest news.
Chill at a home away from home
The Hilton Manila offers impeccable service and all the essential amenities to invigorate workcation guests after a hard day’s work. The property’s accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience for all its guests, with some room options set to feel more like an apartment rather than a hotel room. If that was not reason enough, guests can enjoy the whirlpool bathtub and pool restaurant whenever they need a quick break.
Peace of mind while in CDO
Taking important video calls or hosting professional webinars from home can be a real struggle with everyone within a few feet away at all times. By staying at a professionally-interiored suite at Seda Centrio, guests can enjoy high-speed internet, and be away from the distractions of home. With the Agoda HygienePlus badge, guests can also rest assured that the hygiene and sanitation policies adhere to COVID-19 health and safety standards.