On One happy island, we’re in the business of happiness, so we’re offering an Aruba “Workation” from paradise. What are the benefits of working remotely from Aruba? Our One Happy Workation stays are up to three months with great deals at some of Aruba’s finest hotels, hotels with kitchens, villas, condos & more. Program amenities will include special rates, complimentary WiFi, breakfast, all-inclusive food & beverage options and more.
And when you “Workation” in Aruba, you’ll live “like a local,” with discounts and access to special local experiences. Aruba.com will give you information on One Happy Workation package deals, frequently asked questions, immigration requirements, local itineraries and tips and more. Set off on a rejuvenating adventure – log on in Aruba and work happy
Frequently asked questions
Who is eligible to participate in the One Happy Workation program?
All U.S. Nationals with a valid passport.
What is the minimum and maximum length for the One Happy Workation program?
The minimum stay is one week and the maximum is 90 days. If you’ve decided to extend your stay while here, you can, as long as you do not exceed the 90 days.
How long will the One Happy Workation program be valid?
This depends on the booking and travel period of each accommodation, please refer to the indivual offers for the program dates.
How do I get started? Are there any forms I need to fill out?
No, you’ll simply need to book one of the great package deals.
Will I be getting any official documentation from the Aruban government?
No, since the maximum of 90 days is permissible for U.S. Nationals with a valid passport, you will not need any governmental documentation. Should we change this to permissible for U.S. Nationals.
What if I want to stay longer than 3 months?
As of now, the program is only valid for a maximum stay of 3 months. This may be extended in the future. For more information visit our immigration requirements page.
Do I get any added benefits with this program?
Yes, in addition to discounted rates on accommodations, many of the packages come with some special “extras”, including discounts on experiences and local activities.
How can I access the local discounts and experiences?
If the accommodation you’re staying at is offering them in their One Happy Workation package, feel free to reach out to them and claim your local perks.
Can I work from anywhere or just at my accommodation?
The island is your office, feel free to work anywhere.
Are there dedicated work zones at the participating accommodations?
Many accommodations have business centers, but there are no specific designated zones.
What is the Wi-Fi like around the island?
Wi-Fi will be available at all participating accommodations. There are also designated free Wi-Fi zones around Aruba.
How about my mobile phone coverage, are there affordable local options?
If you want to stay connected on the go, you can purchase a SIM-card from telecommunications companies SETAR or Digicel and purchase prepaid internet for the duration of your stay.
Do I actually need to work while there? Can I just take an extended vacation?
Working is not mandatory. You can spend your extended stay as you like.
Are there rules and regulations around the type of work I can do in Aruba?
You have to be employed by a company or be self-employed in your home country. As a visitor in Aruba, you are not allowed to render services to and receive income from an Aruban company or individual, as this requires a work or business permit. In addition, you may not perform work that include any activities that are illegal in Aruba.
Will I need to pay income taxes to Aruba for my time spent in Aruba?
No, as you will not be registered as an Aruba Resident, and your income will be supplied by a company in your home country.
What is the COVID-19 situation on island? Will I be safe?
Aruba is taking rigorous measures for the safety and well-being of our visitors and locals. You will need to comply with all entry and testing requirements, requisite insurance coverage, etc. to enter Aruba. You must also adhere to all regulations on island for social distancing, mask usage, etc. For more information visit our Traveler Health Requirements Page
What are the travel requirements for Aruba?
Visitors must have a passport that is valid for the duration of the trip with a proof of return. Additionally, a completed and approved online Embarkation and Disembarkation (ED) card. For more information, visit our immigration requirements page.
What should I select as “purpose of visit” on the online ED card form?
One Happy Workation.
Is there special pricing for the mandatory Aruba Visitors Insurance for the One Happy Workation program?
No, however, the daily insurance price does get more affordable for extended stays. For more information visit https://www.arubavisitorsinsurance.com/.
What if I have non-COVID related medical emergency or need?
You will be assisted by local medical professionals. We strongly recommend purchasing general travel insurance in addition to the mandatory Aruba Visitor Insurance to cover any non-COVID related medical costs.
For visitors taking advantage of the “One Happy Workation” program, it is important to take note of the most updated Immigration Requirements and Regulations for their stay in Aruba.
Check https://www.aruba.com/us/traveler-health-requirements to learn more about passport requirements, visas (if needed), ticketing conditions, completion of the online Embarkation/Disembarkation card process, requisite insurance coverage, COVID-19 testing requirements for entry to Aruba and more. You’ll also find details on maximum length of stay periods, including information for those visitors who own property in Aruba.