When people think of what the best job in the world is, many ideas come to mind.

There are endless options on what you can do: you can be a chocolate consultant, a beer taster, a caretaker on an island. You can interview celebrities and become friends with celebrities. Sign up to teach Prince George and Princess Charlotte math.

Whatever it is, the best job in the world is definitely something that people strive for. Next to fame and fortune, this is the American Dream – and now you have a chance to see what it would actually be like.


At Soneva Fushi, a luxury resort on the beautiful island of the Maldives, a member of a bookseller family is looking for a successful applicant to recommend beach reads to guests of the hotel.

“The pay is derisory but the fringe benefits unparalleled,” said Philip Blackwell, the man searching for someone to fill the position, in an interview with The Guardian. “The role will evolve and it is in part up to you to make the most of this unique opportunity. It’s a dream job for many people. If I was 25 again I would do it.”

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The person chosen for the job is expected to commit for a minimum of three months. During those three months, the successful applicant must write an entertaining blog that “captures the exhausting life of a desert island bookseller."

They must also be a good conversationalist and have a passion for books. They also might get the chance to encounter famous celebrities who are vacationing with their friends.

“We want someone on the ground who is creative and inspiring and can maybe get more people to share the pleasure of reading, which is what people enjoy doing on holiday,” said Blackwell.

When speaking of the target audience, Blackwell continued: “They are highly educated, enquiring people who want to relax and get away from things but also think a bit and better themselves."

The successful applicant is also expected to live near the luxurious resort, which is in itself a vacation more than a job centre. Villas at the resort range in price, though some of their more expensive ones have their own swimming pool, spa, sauna and steam room.

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