The Island Collective

A new way to get away for nomadic entrepreneurs and professionals who never (want to) stop working or traveling to sun-drenched, Caribbean destinations.

Get your 7-day dosage of island inspiration!

Island-Life Balance

The Island Collective is an initiative by Gaby Lieuw, the creator of Sand and Stilettos (a travel concierge service that puts together tailor-made trips for those traveling to Curaçao). She has found people often associate travel with a disruption to your rhythm of work while in reality, uncovering a new destination actually helps shape your thoughts, propelling you to approach concepts from different angles and heightens your productivity. So why not take it one step further by experiencing this process together with other like-minded individuals including a resource with local insights on topics ranging from the island’s investment climate to that weekend’s beach festival!

Click images below to enlarge

Coworking in the Caribbean

Spend 7 days living and working alongside a small group of fellow international entrepreneurs, carrying out and partaking in sessions, bouncing ideas off of one another in diverse settings across Curaçao. Of course there will be plenty of time set aside to get to know the island and for opportunities to socialize and exchange knowledge with it’s own entrepreneurs. Contrary to what you may have heard we actually do work hard in the Caribbean :) we just do so in sunny conditions and 30°C/86°F weather (yes, even in the winter) – so come join us! There are direct flights to Willemstad, Curaçao from cities in Europe, the United States, Canada, Central and South America (flight costs are not included in the 7-day package price).

Your Home in the Tropics

Young entrepreneurs themselves, the owners of Curaçao’s brand new Mondi Lodge are opening their doors to serve as base camp for both (net)working and social sessions, accommodating all participants in their own environmentally-friendly palapa, each tastefully furnished with all the must-have amenities. Whether on your balcony catching up on emails after a rustic breakfast or sitting down to a poolside feedback round with locally residing business-minds after a snorkel trip, the Lodge will feel like home in no time.

Click images below to enlarge

Island: Curaçao, Dutch Caribbean

Number of spaces for international participants: 4
Price per participant: TO BE ANNOUNCED

What is included:

  • Your very own palapa at Mondi Lodge for 7 days – fully equipped with modern amenities, kitchenette and a quiet, private workspace on your balcony.
  • Breakfast every morning.
  • Communal coworking spaces (poolside and non-poolside ;)).
  • Non-alcoholic beverages (coffee, tea, bottled water and juice) restocked daily.
  • Airport pick up and drop off.
  • Transportation to all beaches, activities, social gatherings, grocery runs and meals outside of the Lodge done in group context. (Note: eventual entrance/activity fees, cost of groceries and meals outside are not included in this price.)
  • All sessions and network opportunities with locally residing entrepreneurs.


There are only 4 palapas at Mondi Lodge waiting to be filled with international participants, which will be done on a first come, first served basis – so sign up today!