Sober Vacations, Getaways & Retreats
Important! SoberTravelers.org is
not a travel agent and has no affiliation with any of the providers
or organizers that follow, other than complimentary listings. All
inquiries regarding travel opportunities found on this page should
be directed to the respective providers.
We are always interested in expanding the SoberTravelers
links. If you have suggestions, contact
Vacations, Getaways, and Retreats
Step Music Fest is a camp out for all 12-step fellowships.
Held in the Florida Keys. "It's a mini Woodstock, minus
the drugs and alcohol, but add meetings and fellowship!" Produced
by No Matter What Productions, a not for profit, 501 c 3 charity.
Step Travel. "14
years of group travel with people in the recovery community have
provided amazing experiences,
breath taking scenery and wonderful adventures. All this, plus
a forum of terrific speakers who help us with discovering our own
AA member in Bhutan available to help with your next journey to that Himalayan Kingdom.
Aerie Inn of Vermont. Where eagles soar and sober camels stay. The location of The Aerie Inn means that your options for exploring Southwestern Vermont are endless. The front steps of the Aerie Inn offers convenient and exciting choices for plenty of fun on the water at Emerald Lake, or in the Green Mountains. Explore the history of East Dorset, home of the Vermont Summer Festival, and discover the birth place of Bill W., attend an AA or Al-anon meeting at the Wilson House, or sit on the front porch of the Aerie and rest, reflect and rejuvenate your soul as Bill and Lois Wilson did when they would come home to East Dorset for a visit. Their favorite place to stay was Erdmans Eyrie, the Eyrie Motel — now known as the Aerie Inn of Vermont.
Attitude of Gratitude Sober Cruises (Florida). Twice a year, April and October departures. For info, call 1-772-801-3391.
Black Mountain Center (Cazadero, California). "We are a beautiful and affordable rural retreat center north of San Francisco for spiritual seekers and workshops of all kinds. We welcome 12-step groups . Can accommodate groups of 12 ro 125. Facility is 100 percent nonsmoking, Wifi available."
Camping Trip. Bangor, Pennsylvania. Clean and
Sober camping trips since 1986.
Hamaca, Valladolid, Yucatan, Mexico. "Since
there are twelve steps leading up to the main entrance of the
Casa Hamaca, any member of any twelve-step program is welcome
to visit us in a safe, secure atmosphere. Anyone recovering from
surgery, illness, divorce, trauma, separation, grief or abuse
is also welcome to spend time with us in a caring, nurturing
environment. There are regularly scheduled twelve-step meetings
within a few blocks of Casa Hamaca. Structured programs, directly
related to recovery, can be offered for groups which do not have
their own programming. Volunteer activities are also available
separately or as part of a recovery program. Of course, any mix
of these activities is also possible depending upon requirements.
We can accommodate individuals or small groups up to approximately
38 people (the maximum number depending mostly on male/female
ratio) as part of a retreat group. There are 8 rooms that sleep
at least 3 people each (2 in beds and 1 in a hammock) as well
as two larger rooms with hammock hooks for an additional 14 people.
Charter bus service is available to and from either the Merida
or the Cancun airport as is scheduled bus transportation. Car
and van rentals are available in either airport. Although we
are a bed and breakfast, other meals can be provided as needed
with advance notice."
Dominican Republic. Have a pleasant stay in the Puerto Plata. Clean, pleasant, comfortable room for you to relax in during your stay. Very close to the town, beach, wonderful golf course (Playa Dorada Golf Course) and shopping. (All within a mile.) Your host has been living in Dominican Republic for more than 12 years and has been in the program 34 years. You would be picked up at the airport and guided to places of interest at your leisure. Please call 809.320.1087 for more info or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Reservation necessary.
Dutch St Maarten. One bedroom, one bath new condo units available
as weekly rentals in Dutch St. Maarten for the December through May season... details
Cottage Bed and Breakfast, Victoria, BC, Canada. "We
welcome all varieties of 12 steppers. Daily 7 a.m. AA meeting
is just a short stroll away and return to the best Austrian Apple
Strudel and hot breakfast. Central to Victoria's downtown and
gorgeous scenery, we provide a safe place with lots of hot coffee
and conversation, tips on all 12 step meetings, what to
see and how to avoid the tourist traps.
In This Life has served the recovery community since 1988. Trips are planned for every budget and cover every corner of the world. Annual trips include a Sober Safari, the AA European International Convention in Greece, conferences at sea and much more. For information and to get on our mailing list, go to www.travelsober.com
MyTravelGroups.com. "You don't have to be
from California to travel with California Sober Travels, you just
have to be interested in living the sober lifestyle and traveling
with like-minded people. Our groups vary in size, from small to large,
but you are guaranteed to meet some fun loving people. We have scheduled
meetings and guest speakers on all of our trips, and our group leaders
are AA members. We can also assist other groups or individuals in
organizing and handling the set up of group travel activities.
We have traveled over 100+ countries, are Destination Specialists
in many, and can provide the expertise in Sober Travel." Also
check out the
Ocean Front Condo's for rent. 10% discount
to AA members.
Not A Glum Lot Sober Cruises and Tours for AA and Al-Anon family members. All packages feature AA and Al-Anon speakers, meetings, fellowship, and fun. Website or Facebook
Step at a Time. " ... a clean and sober environment for
members and friends of 12-step recovery groups to participate in
outdoor and social events in the spirit of conservation, preservation,
Pieter Carst Travel offers personal and friendly care to visitors to South Africa. "I am based in Cape Town, provide owner operated professional tour and travel arrangements, and am now delighted to help sober travelers enjoy sunny South Africa as part of my own desire to recover and share journeys of discovery." For information, email email@example.com or telephone + 27 21 794 73 56.
Point Resort and Dive Center. Book an entire resort!
Special rates are available for groups of 16 to 20. Diving,
snorkeling, 40,000-gallon pool, on-site meetings ... homemade
breads and desserts done daily. For information, contact Gay
Morse at firstname.lastname@example.org.
She Recovers — "Yoga and Recovery on the Beach." Akumal, Mexico.
Celebrations. "Life can be celebrated in the most memorable,
tasteful and outrageously fun way without any alcohol or mind altering
drugs. A sober vacation is one you will remember for the rest of
your life. There is a great feeling of comfort while vacationing
knowing there are others close by in recovery who also want to
live a 'happy, joyous and free' life wherever they are in the world."
Sober Vacation Share Available. Woodstock,
NY. 2 Rooms available in non-smoking sober house.(3BR total). Enjoy
your own room in beautiful serene home located moments from the center
of the village. Artist's restored 100 yr.old red farmhouse in tranquil
setting ... details
Vacations International. Since 1988.
Sobriety Sports Tours. "At
Sobriety Sports Tours, we offer unique packages for those looking
to combine travel, major sporting events, recovery-based meetings
and fellowship into the experience of a lifetime. We take care of
the travel arrangements, the hotel accommodations, the tickets, the
tee times. We bring recovery-minded people together. We create a
program-inspired atmosphere, and that includes speakers and discussions
of our own. We provide the same kinds of services that one would
expect on a sober cruise. We also encourage those interested to attend
local meetings with us, when possible. You bring the experience,
strength and hope." Visit the website at https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Community/Sobriety-Sports-Tours-143978438984135/.
South Africa ... Pieter Carst Travel offers personal and friendly care to visitors to South Africa. "I am based in Cape Town, provide owner operated professional tour and travel arrangements, and am now delighted to help sober travelers enjoy sunny South Africa as part of my own desire to recover and share journeys of discovery." For information, email email@example.com or telephone + 27 21 794 73 56.
Still Waters is a private retreat center located in Voluntown, Connecticut, providing rustic accommodations for group leaders who want to organize their own events at a beautiful healing location. Nestled among 100 acres of pine forest and situated on a private 10-acre pond, Still Waters offers spacious and comfortable lodging, including two fully furnished cottages, one with a full kitchen (sleeps up to 9), multiroom guest house (sleeps 10), and a 1200-square foot Art & Yoga Studio for workshops and classes. Guests may use the kayaks, grills, hike nature trails, and enjoy all that the area has to offer. Still Waters is smoke-free, alcohol-free and media free.
Beach Trudgers. Sober backpacking in Southern
California. Second weekend of every month.
TravelSober.com. "TravelSober.com brings you the best in 12-Step recovery travel. We have over 20 years experience in the sober travel industry to ensure that your experience is second to none. Whether you're looking for a sober safari in Africa or a cruise round the Caribbean you'll find it at travelsober.com. With speaker meetings and regular fellowship meetings everyday while you're away you'll feel at home anywhere."
Tropix Hotel (Dominican Republic) " ... has been a friend of the sober community for over 25 years. In 1987, the North Coast English speaking group of Alcoholics Anonymous began meeting here. The meeting moved to Cabarete (just 10 minutes down the road) in 2005, but Tropix continues to be a welcome home for sober alcoholics visiting the North Coast of the Dominican Republic. A small hotel tucked away in a beautiful garden setting, it is a perfect spot for groups. With 10 rooms surrounding the pool area, it's just the right size for an small retreat. For as little as $250/night, a group can have a charming hotel all to themselves. Maximum capacity (1 person per single bed and 2 people per double/queens) is 35 persons. Staff will work with you to provide for all of your catering, transportation and tour needs. For more information, please visit our website www.tropixhotel.com or feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or (809) 571-2291. We look forward to the chance to serve you."
Sober Campers. "The Vagabonds are an AA and Al-Anon family
oriented camping group that gets together, the 2nd weekend of every
month at a campground somewhere in southern California."
White Sands Beach Club, Sint Maarten. Located on the mile long beach of Simpson Bay, explore the island by car, boat trips, walking tours — or just relax on the beach. All seaside suites have air conditioning, TV, radio, and daily maid service. Kitchenettes equiped with hot plate, coffee maker, toaster, pots, pans and all necessary cutlery.
of Recovery Retreats. 2007-2008 retreat locations:
Nassau, Bahamas; Neyyar Dam, Kerala, South India; Val Morin,
Quebec, Canada; Catskills, New York; Grass Valley, California.
The retreats offer " ... Morning and Evening Meditation
sessions; Yoga Asana Classes with Pranayama and Relaxation; Ayurveda
Workshops, Consultations and Body Treatments; Open/non-specific
12-Step Meetings; and Tools of Recovery Workshop — Introduction
to Positive Thinking and Meditation. ... "