11 Alcohol-Free Resorts for an Alcohol-Free Vacation

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Summer is just around the corner, and perhaps you are thinking about booking a fun, relaxing vacation. But perhaps you are working on sobriety or moderation and are worried about maintaining it in a resort environment where alcohol is abundant. There are options for alcohol-free resorts and alcohol-free vacations.  

In recent years the sober curious movement has gained popularity as people strive for health and wellness. If you need additional support to meet your goals during a vacation, Ria Health offers telehealth support and coaching, making it easy to continue a recovery program while traveling.

Expedia reports that 40% of travelers are likely to plan an alcohol-free vacation (also known as “dry tripping”) in the coming year. Instead of boozy vacations complete with hangovers and “wasted” days, many are opting for healthy recreation and exploring beautiful locales. 

We hear a lot about all-inclusive packages that furnish unlimited alcohol among the other amenities, but “dry” vacation options still seem to be a well-kept secret. The good news is they are possible and we are happy to share some with you.

We’ve compiled a list of 11 all-inclusive resorts that cater to sobriety-seeking guests, some providing unlimited non-alcoholic drinks along with a full range of exciting activities.

Alcohol-Free Resorts

While it may be difficult to find completely alcohol-free resorts, many resorts offer sober vacation options. They are ideal locations that focus on recreation, relaxation, wellness, and adventure where you won’t be expected to purchase or indulge in alcoholic beverages.

1. Lapa Rios Resort, Costa Rica

Here you can enjoy an alcohol-free vacation in a breathtaking setting. Experience the beauty of nature by trekking through the rainforest and visiting wildlife parks. 

These activities are part of the all-inclusive package. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are included. In addition, you can spend time at the outdoor pool, or enjoy the wonders of snorkeling. Amenities also include a spa.

2. Hotel Xcaret Arte, Mexico

This exquisite adults-only resort boasts 15 pools, 10 restaurants, an art gallery, a gym, kayaking, snorkeling, hiking trails, and more. All of the bars accommodate a range of non-alcoholic drinks. 

    The bartenders enjoy crafting all cocktails into non-alcoholic versions, ensuring personalized attention to your preferences.

    3. El Dorado Seaside Suites, Mexico

    El Dorado is an adults-only resort located on the breathtaking beaches of Riviera Maya. This location caters to guests who prefer an alcohol-free vacation experience. Tropical non-alcoholic beverages are available at the swim-up bar. 

      The resort offers multiple dining options, including Italian and Asian restaurants. The Mayan-themed spa provides saunas and steam rooms. Other amenities include outdoor swimming pools, a fitness center, and tennis courts. An activities program and nightly entertainment are also offered.

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      4. Jeeva Beloam Beach Camp, Indonesia

      If you want to unplug, Jeeva Beach Camp, located far away from civilization may be just the place for you. The resort doesn’t offer Wi-Fi or television to encourage the isolation and cleansing you seek on a pristine white sandy beach (listed in the top 10 beaches worldwide). You can also request that alcohol be removed from your guest room.

        Guests stay in rustic beachfront villas with modern conveniences. Activities include hiking, biking, snorkeling, kayaking and fishing. 

        5. Royal Davui Island Resort, Fiji

        This small intimate adults-only resort houses a maximum of 32 guests. Beverages, including alcoholic beverages, are not covered in the all-inclusive plan so you can limit temptation more easily.

          Guests will enjoy their stunning private villas which provide a deck, plunge pool, and open-air shower. Activities include a castaway picnic, paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling, and spa services. 

          6. Viceroy Riviera Maya, Mexico

          This luxurious 5-star resort offers swimming, snorkeling, yoga, and fitness classes. You can choose an all-inclusive plan with unlimited non-alcoholic beverages. 

            Guests will stay in gorgeous private bungalows complete with pillow menus and plunge pools. Delicious meals prepared by award-winning chefs will also be part of your vacation experience.

            7. Unico Riviera Maya, Mexico

            Upon arrival at this picturesque resort, you will be greeted with the delicious Jade welcome cocktail made with cucumber, mint, ginger, lime, and water. During your stay, all signature cocktails are made with delicious fruits and locally sourced ingredients. 

              Accommodation options include spacious suites, cozy villas, or over-water bungalows. You can dine at four on-site restaurants, enjoy several pools, snorkel, or visit the Mayan ruins. 

              8. Fiyavalhu, Maldives

              The Fiyavalhu Resort, located on Mandhoo Island opened in 2020. It includes 44 private villas designed that blend in with the natural surroundings and are equipped with the latest amenities. 

                You will have the option of several restaurants and cafes, all alcohol-free. During your stay, you can enjoy an outdoor beach cinema, game rooms, snorkeling excursions, an infinity pool, and a fitness center.

                9. Plumeria, Maldives

                This beautiful boutique hotel likes to be described as a place of “affordable luxury” on the island of Thinadhoo. No alcohol is served on the premises. The rooms provide private balconies and vistas of the sea. 

                  Guests can enjoy spa treatments, a swimming pool, and many dining options. Plumeria has its own dive center offering regular scuba diving and snorkeling trips to view exotic sea life.

                  Wellness Focused Alcohol-Free Resorts

                  10. Fivelements, Bali

                  Guests will appreciate the peace and tranquility of this resort. You can engage in the traditional Balinese therapies of meditation and yoga. The emphasis on health carries through to the dining experience which includes plant-based meals. 

                    Fivelements is the perfect destination for those seeking an alcohol-free vacation. In this beautiful setting, you will find spiritual rejuvenation and physical detoxification.

                    11. Absolute Sanctuary, Thailand

                    This option stands out from other resorts as it is known for its yoga and detox programs. At Absolute Sanctuary you will experience wellness, fitness, and healthy dining. The peaceful and serene setting will enhance your ability to focus on your wellness and sobriety. 

                      For those who are trying to reduce their alcohol consumption, or quit completely, vacations can be tricky. Lounging at the pool or dining and clubbing in the evening are settings where alcohol flows freely. (Check out these helpful tips for drinking less on vacation.)

                      Fortunately, there are alternatives like the resorts mentioned above. With a wide array of fun, healthy activities in beautiful settings that offer delicious non-alcoholic options, the desire to drink may be reduced. You can also check out a few other sober vacation destination ideas that are not resort-specific.

                      If you need support to change your habits around drinking, whether it be to reduce consumption or quit entirely Ria Health can help. Ria Health is an online alcohol treatment program that provides access to medical professionals, coaching, anti-craving medications, and more—all from your smartphone and at your convenience. Learn more about how it works or get started today.

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                      Written By:
                      Lisa Keeley
                      Lisa Keeley is a freelance writer who believes in the uplifting power of words. She especially enjoys writing about health, relationships, employment, and living one’s best life. Lisa has a Master’s in Education and previously worked in vocational and educational services. Her articles can be found on Your Tango, Thrive Global, Heart to Heart, Medium, Muck Rack, and on various professional websites.
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