Recovery Vacation at
John's Recovery Guest House - Our Mission
After living on St. Thomas U.S. Virgin Islands for many years,
John Fitzgerald found it became overcrowded with people, pollution
and drugs. In 1987 John moved to the Dominican Republic, where he
rapidly became very concerned that there were no English Speaking
AA meetings - so he and his Sponsor Mike started one, the ‘North
Coast English Speaking Group’. This experience and being here
now for over 20 years has given him a great insight to the Dominican
‘'John's Recovery Guest House’ was rented, at first
a very small two bedroom house. John started a small swimming pool
business, this was necessary so he could survive in this lovely
country, with these lovely people.
Before he knew it, to stay sober himself, he was helping out other
drunks, drunk and sober. It didn't matter to him. Of course the
idea was to get the drunk ones sober with the help of the sober
ones. This was not only helpful to him staying sober, but also very,
very rewarding on his 'Path to Recovery'.
Once started, ‘John's Recovery Guest House’ was bought
and a few rooms added. Year by year John met many people while in
recovery, many returned to visit and wanted to stay again at John's
Recovery Guest House. As he got older and now has a son (Johan),
the idea to offer vacation rentals for those traveling while in
recovery was born. Now that it is a reality, he looks forward to
sharing his little piece of paradise with you.
One of the most important things John learned during this adventure
is to make his guests feel relaxed, safe and comfortable. He tries
very hard to get you relaxed as soon as you get here. He will meet
you at the airport and bring you directly to the guest house. Come
join the ‘serenity in paradise’. We want your stay with
us to be unforgettable, and hopefully, just the first of many.
John, Johan and our wonderful Dominican staff