The Cayman Islands are known for being some of the most pristine islands in the Caribbean. White powder beaches, spectacular shopping and world-class seafood, are just a few things that lure more than two million tourists annually. However, thanks to this years pandemic tourism in the islands has come to an abrupt halt. Coronavirus induced border closures have led to border closures and general unease of travel all over the globe. To combat the failing tourism sect, the Cayman Islands have implemented a remote worker program that allows travellers to stay for up to two years.
Work From the Beach With Cayman Island’s New Remote Worker Program
The Global Citizen Concierge Program aims to provide remote workers with a new office environment surrounded by beautiful beaches and year-round good weather.
Just imagine starting your day with a sunrise stroll along Seven Mile Beach or taking a dip with a margarita on your lunch break. Or how about capping the workday at any one of the island’s gastronomic gems? Grand Cayman’s remote worker program gives you that opportunity and more.
The income requirements are steep, however. In order to qualify, applicants will need to provide proof of a minimal annual salary of $100,000. Alternatively, couples must prove a minimum of $150,000 and those with a child at least $180,000. Additionally, applicants must supply a letter certifying that their employer is outside the Cayman Islands along with a notarized bank letter and proof of health insurance. The application fee will set candidates back around $1,450 once it’s all said and done.
Once you’re in though, you’re set for two years of sunny days, tropical drinks and that sweet, sweet island life. Take your pick from Grand Cayman, Cayman Brac or Little Cayman. Each island has its own unique vibe and atmosphere from Grand Cayman’s sophisticated atmosphere to Cayman Brac’s laid back attitude. The islands are also home to a whole host of snorkel and diving opportunities. One of the most popular attractions on Grand Cayman is the stingrays. Stingray City, as it’s called, is home to approximately fifty stingrays coming in at about 150lbs and 5 feet each.
The Cayman Islands have been notoriously successful in their approach to combat the virus. To date, the tri-island nation has just 236 cases and has suffered one death.