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Three Winter Caribbean Trip Ideas for Alcohol Free Travel


Cup of coffee and a book sitting on a counter top

The weather is getting colder, and my clients are eager to get that winter getaway on the calendar so they have something to look forward to - a getaway that’s warm, fun, and sober friendly. Here’s what they are currently booking, so you can get inspired too!


Sustainability is a term you’ll commonly hear in the travel industry. While there are four pillars of sustainability, environmental sustainability remains a front runner.


The Adults Only Bucuti and Tara Beach Resort in Aruba has the Caribbean market cornered in the realm of sustainability. While this luxury boutique has been voted the best resort for romance, their penchant for wellness and sustainability has put them in a league all their own. They also know that the key to a romantic getaway is to eliminate noise pollution and the excessive consumption of alcohol.


You won’t find large groups on the property as they are forbidden. And they have switched out their Happy Hour for a Healthy Hour, focusing on smoothies, designer coffees, and zero-free spirits (mocktails as some call them). May we suggest the Rosemary Blueberry Smash?


Beach at the Bucuti and Tara Beach Resort


Next we take a trip to Jamaica. The S Hotel in Montego Bay is an Adults Only All Inclusive (AI) luxury boutique with a little - or a lot- of Jamaican flare. This Rastafarian inspired property is located minutes away from the Sangster International Airport and is easily accessible to many of the island’s attractions.


Since the abstinence of alcohol sharpens our senses, the Jamaican fare at this resort is welcome. Oftentimes when visiting an all inclusive property, one misses out on the culture of the island particularly the cuisine. AI can also derail one’s senses with the overflowing free alcoholic beverages. But the S Hotel has plenty of beverage selections for those of us who abstain from alcohol: Sunset Cooler please.


The S Hotel, Jamaica

Our final stop is off the beaten path. Seclusion is the perfect scenario for sober travel, and the Grenadines at Petit St. Vincent Resort is billed as one of the Caribbean’s best kept secrets. Only accessible via water, most guests fly into Barbados and are whisked away by PSV’s private yacht to their paradise. All inclusive packages on this island are considered full board because they exclude alcohol; however, they still include non-motorized water sports, food, and yoga. Early morning yoga sessions overlooking Conch Bay are the perfect start to the day. Who has time for mindless drinking?


Traveling is about new and innovative journeys; it’s about exploration and immersion into a new culture. Those who struggle with alcohol and addiction often lose the magic of vacation and are instead immersed into a fog of alcohol and drugs. But for those who are lucky enough to embrace sobriety, the joys of travel are endless.

A room at the Grenadines at Petit St. Vincent Resort

Where would you travel to in the Caribbean for an alcohol free experience? Let me know and I can show you what an unforgettable vacation will look like for you!



Chrissy Gates

by Chrissy Gates, Sober Group Travel Advisor - Where is Chrissy Today? LLC affiliated with 1000 Mile Travel CST# 1018299-10




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