Working from the Caribbean: Insider Recommendations

May 29, 2015

There is no better place to work from than paradise. With your laptop in tow, enjoy the feel of warm breeze, the sound of the crashing waves, and the warmth of the sun, all while keeping your business affairs in order. Whether you are headed to Puerto Rico for business or you are simply looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle, the luxury vacation rentals at Bahia Beach are the perfect place to set up shop. Follow these important insights and tips for working in the Caribbean:

Check the Internet Speed

You have probably become accustom to lightning speed Internet connections, and you appreciate how well they value your time. While all of the luxury vacation rentals at Bahia Beach Resort have high-speed Internet, other rentals in the area may not. You will certainly want to check with the property in advance to make sure you aren’t waiting for webpages to load. Puerto Rico uses both national (AT&T, MSN, Sprynet, America On-Line) and local (Datacom Caribe, Inc., Caribbean Internet Services and PRTC) providers, so you should arrange for provider that will make your working time in Puerto Rico much less frustrating. Rest assured.

As for your cell phone, Puerto Rico supports the major carriers found in the contiguous United States, so you don’t need to worry about not having service.

Consider a Car Rental

Car rentals and business trips seem to go hand in hand. After all, you want to be able to get around the island on your own accord, and a rental car is the perfect way to do so. At Bahia Beach’s luxury vacation rentals, the Concierge team can help you arrange a stylish, deluxe car for your stay. However, there are a few car rental tips you might want to keep in mind:

  • Not all credit cards that offer car rental coverage will protect you in Puerto Rico. Make sure to check with your card company in advance to see if they extend coverage to the island, and be prepared to purchase liability insurance if they do not.
  • The numeric system in Puerto Rico is not consistent, which can be a little confusing when you are driving. The distances are shown in kilometers, yet the speed limits are still displayed in miles. And when you stop to get gas, prices are for a liter of gas, not a gallon.
  • In Puerto Rico, the rules of the road are a lot less rigid, which can be a little alarming at first. Be prepared for some aggressive drivers.

Bring Your Sunscreen

The weather in the Caribbean is pretty spectacular all year long. At our luxury vacation rentals, you can usually plan on it being around 80 degrees and sunny. Additionally, with four swimming pools and carryout services, you may never want to leave the resort. So you may want to bring along your sunscreen, whether you are coming in January or July, because nothing compares to replying to emails or reviewing reports under the gorgeous Puerto Rican sky.