Post-pandemic, co-working hubs are springing up across the world as digital nomads mix business with travel, motivated by a flurry of favorable visa schemes. In the Caribbean, these spaces reflect the very different personalities of the islands, ranging from laid-back and low-key to slick, full service affairs. We highlight five of our favorites below… 

Barbados in the Caribbean

Nhome, Barbados

There are two branches of these ingenious workspaces, both of which allow you to work and stay on one of the Caribbean’s most beguiling islands. Book into fully-serviced accommodation at either Sugarcane Club in the north or Worthing Court in the south (from $2,500 per month) and you’ll have access to both for work purposes between the civilized hours of 7.30am and 6.30pm, as well as use of the pool and restaurant, free drip coffee and cheap printing (from $20 per day). Non-residents can also use the facilities for the same fee.

Le Cosy, Fort-de-France, Martinique

It’s coworking with a chic slant at this airy space in the island capital which was established well before the pandemic. A cheery yellow and gray color scheme makes this one stand out from other shared workspaces, as does the clientele’s penchant for communal lunches (which, Le Cosy underlines, are definitely not compulsory). There’s the option to book rooms for meetings and events too. High-speed internet, free hot drinks, use of the projector and video-conferencing system come as standard and monthly membership costs from $600.

View across Kingston, Jamaica

CoWork JA, Kingston, Jamaica

One of our favorites, this one mixes vibrant murals, bright furnishings and excellent food with good internet and the option for a dedicated office. The result is a relaxed place that feels like a neighborhood cafe rather than a sterile workspace. Set in a great location between the Bob Marley Museum and the US Embassy, it’s surrounded by restaurants and cafés and a quick hop from the leafy suburban neighborhood of Hope Pastures. Hourly access costs from $5.50, with more formal packages available from $130 per month.

CanaWork, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

If you like your work days bookended by cocktails on palm-fringed beaches, the lively resort of Punta Cana is a good choice. Home of many of the island’s hotels, this town also comes with all the amenities you need, from shopping malls to cinemas and high-end restaurants – as well as this relaxed shared workspace. Here, interiors are a soothing blend of beiges and grays, hot drinks are free and membership packages start at just $90 a month (for 20 hours per week of access, including one hours’ use of the conference facilities). 

Base Co-Work, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Base is in Santurce, a hip, creative neighborhood in the island capital San Juan – and its big sell is the expansive roof terrace which comes with 360 degree views over the buzz and out to sea. Its sunloungers and light wood tables make the perfect place for break-out meetings or after-work drinks. The shared workspace, meanwhile, comes with terrazzo floors, trestle tables and a warehouse vibe. Open 24 hours a day, Base has all the amenities you’d expect included in the $250 hot desk monthly membership fee, from high-speed internet and printing to housekeeping (there’s also a day pass option).

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