Working from home could be about to get a whole lot more glamorous thanks to Barbados!

That's because the Caribbean island has launched a new visa specifically for remote workers - meaning you could go and do your job while making the most of its beaches.

The new '12-month Barbados Welcome Stamp' is valid for stays up until a year, and the best part is that you can choose to come alone or bring your family.

Basically, if you've always dreamed of living on a Caribbean island but you don't want to pack in your job, this could be the ideal solution.

After all, you'd have ample opportunity to explore the dreamy hotspot whether you're after fun things to do with the kids or want to try some of the best adventures to be had on the island. 

Blissful beach

Oh, and then of course there are those utterly incredible beaches Barbados is renowned for, with white sands, turquoise waters and breathtaking scenery.

You can already apply for the visa on the Welcome Stamp website. Fees cost $2,000 (approx £1,542) for an individual application, or $3,000 (approx £2,313) for a family application.

You'll need to sort accommodation (and, if your children are coming, schools) but there are local concierge services on hand to help you with recommendations and insider tips.

Paynes Beach in Barbados

Feeling tempted? You can find out more about the visa on the Visit Barbados website, as well as heaps of tips on the best things to explore while you're on the island.

At the time of writing, the Foreign Office doesn't advise against travel to Barbados, but there are some entry requirements for entering the island - you can find out more in the FCDO Barbados travel advice.

Barbados isn't the only island to be offering a new long-term stay for visitors.

For example, Bermuda has launched a similar scheme for remote workers and students who want to come and live on the island for 12 months.