Antigua and Barbuda Featured In World’s Best Islands for Remote Working 2021

Caribbean view from Shirley Heights, Antigua and Barbuda.
Global travel site Big 7 Travel has released the official list of the best cities (and islands!) to work from remotely in 2021 and Antigua and Barbuda made the list at 24.

As the global shift to remote working shows no sign of switching back, workers across the world are leaving behind the traditional office setup to WFH permanently – and for many, that means relocating! In the US, at least, 20% of the current workforce are freelance workers and that number has been predicted to grow to 40% by the mid-2020s. So, where will people want to answer emails from?
Rankings took into account core data of affordability and internet access (gathered from Nomad List) alongside other variables, including countries offering specific Digital Nomad visas, and where to find the coolest co-working spaces and expat friendly communities.

24. Antigua and Barbuda
Last fall, the dual-island nation of Antigua and Barbuda announced that they are now welcoming remote workers under their brand new Nomad Digital Residence Program which is just a fancy way of saying ‘digital nomad visa.’ Thanks to this, as long as you can meet their income requirements and prove that you are self-employed, you can live it up in the Caribbean for two years. Spend your days working from white sand beaches and spend your evenings sampling the local rum varieties; then, on the weekends hit up a hiking trail or a cooking class. The world, or, two islands at least, are yours. Curious about how the digital nomad visa works? 

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  1. No mention of the monopoly on household internet that APUA/Inet have. Whilst working from home all day yesterday, my Inet fibre connection was getting only 1.2Mbps off island. Was obviously not congestion, but their peering or traffic shaping, as using a company VPN based off island allowed near full speed internet access to the same sites.
    If someone comes here to work, they need fixed line internet, as whilst Flow and Digicel are fast, 250GB data caps just wont cut it for a lot of people.
    We pay a huge premium to get Inet fibre, and they don’t even have the common decency to have good peering arrangements with the rest of the world. $670 CXD a month (24 month contract) for 100 down, 50 up. Barbados with its competition on home internet has 400 down, 200 up for the same price, or the same package as in Antigua for $140 XCD (105 Bajan dollars).

  2. No running water, daily power outages, poor internet service are just to add to the bad roads and the dirtiest city in the Caribbean.
    Another pop up fly by night ALP website with fake rankings with no criteria of how countries are placed.

    This is a list ANR not a ranking. Rankings are based on points given on specific metrics and this play play site has none. Its just a woman with a laptop picking out countries on a map.

    • I second you 100%. Beautiful island on a ‘natural’ basis but the infrastructure is a disgrace, not even close to first world. It’s a very confusing place to be…… People here love to work in offices, drive a nice car and wear a nice suit only to drive on the worlds worst roads to drive back to the worlds worst built house to have no running water….. Mad I tell you. Never seen a country whose residents prioritise their car over the house……….

  3. Absolute disgrace to read this. I am in the hosting business and it’s embarrassing when individuals indicate intent to work and what they need . We pay for a service so we can provide to our clients , and it’s stressful but the Gov are putting articles of this sort . It’s like they didn’t send the memo as the same can be said about the road signs here . The engineers didn’t consult with the police traffic department . A bunch of papi !

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