For many of us, working from home is starting to lose its appeal. Wearing pajama bottoms is no longer a bonus and sharing a dining room table with kids trying to learn has made everyone a little claustrophobic. With the approach of colder weather, perhaps it is time for some apprenticeship / work. It’s so much better than a staycation because you can go somewhere. And since you are leaving home, why not go somewhere of spectacular beauty?
Of course, the rules are different. You will need space – enough for everyone in your family or group to disperse. Other key requirements: Fast WiFi, a scenic spot to enjoy a Zoom coffee or cocktail break, great activities for kids and adults, and access to a gym. And you’ll want a property that takes safety and cleanliness seriously. With these requirements in mind, the Acqualina Resort has developed a tremendous work and learning experience which is perfect for a week, a month or more.
The property is vast. Acqualina sits on four and a half acres of waterfront and has several oceanfront pools. You can lounge around worry-free as the chairs have been carefully distributed to avoid overcrowding. The property has one, two and three bedroom suites, with enough space for everyone. The largest suites measure over 2,000 square feet and contain full kitchens and outdoor spaces. Working and learning doesn’t seem so bad when you can take advantage of the incredible amenities at the resort at the end of the day.
In addition to a beach, adults will be delighted to spend time at the spa. Why not sign up for the “DE-STRESS journey” which includes a therapeutic deep tissue massage and a deeply relaxing scalp massage.
Enjoying nature is easy. Guests can explore the Oleta River State Park, which is just a five-minute drive away. This tidal mangrove ecosystem is enveloped by Biscayne Bay and is the perfect location for a kayaking excursion. Younger guests, ages five to twelve, have free access to activities inspired by marine biology, and teens will love the beachfront football and basketball court.
One of the best things about working from a house that isn’t your home is that you don’t have to cook or clean. (Of course, you can if you like.) Acqualina has some of the best food in town. Il Mulino offers indoor and outdoor dining as well as dinner featuring homemade pasta, Dover sole and Italian bar. Meat lovers can taste 20 oz. rib eye, a decadent veal chop or a perfectly cooked rack of lamb. The Costa Grill offers seaside dining and fresh salads, wagyu burgers, tacos, and grilled fish. Don’t worry if you are following a special diet, the establishment has developed options to help you regain or stay healthy. Menus can be tailored to meet vegan, vegetarian, paleo, keto, and gluten-free diets.
And since everyone is concerned about safety, guests can feel right at home with all of the extra steps the property takes. All public surfaces, inside and out, are constantly disinfected. Indoor meals are limited to 50% of capacity and masks must be worn in all indoor areas.