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One Happy Workation

Aruba - Your new office in paradise!

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 30 days for UK nationals 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. This page 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

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Hotel room accommodations

The Ritz Carlton, Aruba

The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba

Escape routine at the edge of the Caribbean Sea

One Happy Workation Package at The Ritz-Carlton, Aruba

Trankilo Lounge Chairs

Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort, Spa & Casino

Hyatt Regency Aruba - Escape to Happiness

Escape to Happiness with Hyatt Regency Aruba Resort, Spa & Casino.

Aerial shot of the pool area at Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort and Casino.

Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino

Hilton Escape to Happiness

Take a One Happy Workation at Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino, where modern elegance blends with the spirit of Aruba.

Courtyard by Marriott Aruba Resort

Courtyard by Marriott Aruba Resort

WORK, PLAY and STAY with Marriott Courtyard

One Happy Workation! Save more so you can play more during your extended getaway.

Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino aerial shot

Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

Discover a captivating tropical paradise

One Happy Workation Package at Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino

Holiday Inn Resort Aruba

Holiday Inn Resort Aruba

One Happy Workation at Holiday Inn Resort Aruba

Lower your stress level by working remotely from paradise at Holiday Inn Resort Aruba with this special package designed just for you.

Hyatt Place Aruba Airport

Escape to your happy place, the Hyatt Place!

Your Office View Is About to Get Better!

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Hotels with kitchens

Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino in Aruba

Renaissance Aruba Resort & Casino

Renaissance's One Happy Workation

Inspired by the emerging ‘workation’ trend, RenAruba is now offering the “One Happy Workation” package.

Entrance of Divi Dutch Village Beach Resort in Aruba

Divi Dutch Village Beach Resort

Divi Dutch Village Beach Resort

Travelers looking for an extended “workcation” stay, can take advantage of our special rates.

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Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort

Divi Aruba Phoenix Beach Resort

Want to travel to Aruba but can’t get time off from work? No problem! Grab your laptop and work from the comfort of one of Divi’s Aruba resorts. 

golfer throwing a swing on the golf court at Divi Links Aruba

Divi Village Golf & Beach Resort

Grab your laptop and work from the comfort of one

Want to travel to Aruba but can’t get time off from work? No problem! Grab your laptop and work from the comfort of one of Divi’s Aruba resorts.

Aerial Shot of Lounge and Pool Area at Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort in Aruba

Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort & Casino

One Happy Workation - Amsterdam Manor Beach Resort

Work AND Fun? Yes, please!

Pool with jacuzzi at resort.

Eagle Aruba Resort & Casino

For business or extended relaxing getaway

Well-equipped to handle all of your travel needs, whether you are traveling for business or looking for an extended relaxing getaway.

Reopening Boardwalk Boutique Hotel

Casitas on a lush coco plantation

Work remote in casitas spread out on the dreamy grounds of a lush coco plantation.

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Villas, condos & more

Aruba Happy Rentals

Stay longer in Paradise!

A private villa or condo is the perfect way to escape the crowds and stay & work in our “One Happy Island”.

Ford Property Aruba

A Workation in Aruba—the Perks of Paradise!

If you are currently working from home, there’s no better time to take advantage of a workation

Aruba Ocean Villas

Aruba Ocean Villas

One Happy Workation at Aruba Ocean Villas

Hidden gem off the beaten path in Aruba.

Aruba Sunset Beach Studios

Aruba Sunset Beach Studios

One Happy Workation - Aruba Sunset Beach Studios

Upgrade Your Office & Book A 'workation' In Aruba 🏖

Guest enjoying the view from her room at Blue Residences Aruba.

Blue Residences and Azure Beach Residences

Work from your dream destination offer

For those who are interested in taking an even longer vacation or work with a view.

Aurum Collection at Gold Coast

Aurum: A Tropical Workation for Digital Nomads

PROMO: AuA Workation 297 (AW 297)

Casa Safari and Casa Oasis

Casa Safari and Casa Oasis

One Happy Workation - Casa Safari and Casa Oasis

Enjoy our beautiful and clean 2-bedroom townhouse for vacation and for working from home.

Complex Rentals One Happy Workation

Comfort Rentals Aruba

Escape to your condo or townhouse in paradise

Escape to your condo or townhouse in paradise with Comfort!

Couple relaxing and sunbathing around the pool while waitress brings over cocktails.

Tierra del Sol Resort & Golf

Tierra del Sol's Spacious Villas

Panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea, spacious villa rentals, your own private pool & complete tranquility.

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Frequently asked questions

Who is eligible to participate in the One Happy Workation programme?
All UK residents 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 30 days. If you’ve decided to extend your stay while here, you can, as long as you do not exceed the 30 days.
How long will the One Happy Workation programme 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 30 days is permissible for UK residents with a valid passport, you will not need any governmental documentation.
Can I bring my pet on a workation?
In most cases you can travel with your cat or dog, however, specific entry requirements apply. For more information, please contact
What if I want to stay longer than 1 month?
As of now, the programme is only valid for a maximum stay of one month. This may be extended in the future. For more information visit our immigration requirements page.
Do I get any added benefits with this programme?
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 centres, 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 holiday?
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 Traveller 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
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.

Immigration requirements

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.
Click here 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.

Itineraries to “live like a local” while you’re in Aruba

Local Family Fun

Headshot of blogger Jane Vermaas in Aruba

Jane Vermaas

​Revel in family time as you venture out and discover that Aruba has something captivating for every generation.

The Philip's Animal Garden in Aruba is for young and old.

Interact with animals at Philip's garden

Aerial shot of Casibari Rock Formations.

​Climb boulders at Casibari rocks

Family having a visit at the donkey sanctuary in Aruba

​Pet & feed donkeys at their sanctuary

Mural Art in San Nicolas. Artistic painting of two face on a wall in Aruba.

Explore artistic murals in San Nicolas

San Nicolas now boosts a brand new Museum of Industry (opened September 2016) and a soon to open Community Museum in the newly restored Nicolaas Store in Aruba.

Observe Aruba's history in San Nicolas


Become a True Culture Buff

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Vicky Arens

Whenever I travel I want to be immersed in the local culture, follow my journey and discover what makes Aruba unique.

Shot of Royal Plaza Mall located in Oranjestad

Revel in our colonial architecture


Discover our Archaeological Museum


​Stroll to Cosecha and find local art

Come enjoy a light meal here at The Old Fisherman Restaurant in Aruba.

Have a local lunch


A Romantic Day Off

Picture of itinerary author Glendeline Maduro

Glendeline Maduro

Fall deeper in love as you uncover Aruba's treasures alongside your better half.

California Lighthouse was named after steamship
California, which wrecked nearby on September 23, 1981 in Aruba.

​Rent a bike and go to the lighthouse


Enjoy a healthy lunch at Garden Fresh

Terrafuse art gallery

Create your glass jewellery at Terrafuse

Image of the dining area of Passions on the Beach

Dine & unwind at Passions on the Beach


Eat & Drink Like a Local

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Jennifer Richardson

As we say in Papiamento, "Barika jen, curason contento," a full belly makes for a happy heart.

Entrance of restaurant at night.

​Savor some Dutch pancakes


Eat lunch with the locals at Zeerovers

Energy boosting shakes ready to be  enjoyed by happy customers

Grab a smoothie at Mauchi

People standing in front of Saco di Felipe store in Aruba.

Enjoy the local favourite Saco di Felipe


Weekends are for Exploration

Picture of blog author Ulrich Hermans

Ulrich Hermans

​Get your adrenaline pumping as you immerse yourself in thrill-seeking activities.

​Hike or bike in the National Park

Aerial shot of Dos Playa.

Watch the waves crash at Dos Playa


Visit the Quadirikiri cave


Ride the waves at Armando's kite shack

Charlie's Bar & Restaurant was founded on September 18, 1941. Over the years old and new items where carefully collected and now adorn the walls and ceilings of the restaurant

Grab a cold one at Charlie's bar


How the Locals Unwind

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Jennifer Richardson

Get ready to unplug, unwind, and recharge as you relish in Aruba's soothing waters and calming atmosphere.

Food presentation at Eduardo's Beach Shack located at Playa Linda Beach Resort.

Savor an Açai bowl at Eduardo's shack


​Stretch to your heart's desire at yoga


​Grab a healthy bite at Garden Fresh

2021 Images of eforea spa at Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort.

Trigger your senses at Eforea Spa

Two People kayaking.

​Kayak as the sun sets at Arashi beach


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Local tips & guides

A typical Aruban dish called

Authentic Aruba Recipes

Authentic Aruba Recipes

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Guide to the art & culture of San Nicolas

Guide to the art & culture of San Nicolas

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Learn Papiamento with a local!

Learn some Papiamento phrases right from an Aruba local. They’ll come in handy on your Workation in Aruba!

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Learn how to say “Take It Easy” with Omaira.

Learn how to say “Take It Easy” with Omaira.

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Learn how to say “Hug” with Bruce.

Learn how to say “Hug” with Bruce.

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Learn how to say “Cold Beer” with Frank.

Learn how to say “Cold Beer” with Frank.

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Learn how to say “I Love You” with Lilian.

Learn how to say “I Love You” with Lilian.

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Learn how to say “Good Morning” with Queeny.

Learn how to say “Good Morning” with Queeny.


Liability release

The role that the Aruba Tourism Authority (the “A.T.A.”) plays in the ‘One Happy Workation’ program (the “Program”) is strictly that of an intermediary between visitors and the hotels/resorts that are involved with the Program. All products under the Program are put together and offered by participating hotels/resorts and not the A.T.A. and/or Aruba. The A.T.A. website contains links to websites of participating hotels/resorts but these links are provided merely for your convenience. On these linked third-party websites i.e. information on, amongst others, the different products offered by the hotels/resorts as part of the Program can be found. By clicking a link I accept that neither the A.T.A. nor Aruba assumes responsibility and/or liability for information, communication, and/or products, whether or not related with the Program, available on such websites. Additionally I accept that in the unlikely event of a dispute exclusively Aruban law shall apply and that in such event only the Aruban Courts shall have jurisdiction.

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