Most asked questions
You have questions, we have answers!
What does it cost to join AWOL?
Nothing! The only thing we ask is that you book with Castaways Travel to be a part of all the AWOL only events. Because of the relationship that Castaways shares with Hedonism, and specifically the Hedonism Resorts, they can offer you prices on your stay at Hedo at least 10% lower than you will find anywhere.
Why is AWOL different?
Our group has one agenda... "to have fun". We are a non-judgmental all-inclusive group. We do not hold preference over couples or singles. We don’t segregate out our members based on lifestyle/race/origin, whatever. If you come with a good attitude, want to have fun, and be social with some great people - you will fit in just fine.
Meet, Greet, and Prizes: We hold a meet and greet Sunday evening to make announcements, introduce ourselves, say hello to our new AWOL members and welcome back our repeat AWOLer's. This is the time to bring us your school supplies and new pairs of athletic shoes and/or dress shoes for children. The shoes are NEW for 2024. As always, we will buy your drinks!!! Wear your "NAUGHTY" and/or "Inappropriate" t-shirts during the Meet and Greet.
School Supplies: Don’t forget, it has been an AWOL tradition to give back to the employees at Hedonism. Every year we gather school supplies for the children of those who make our “home” so awesome. If you want to participate, that is great, just bring what you wish to donate and give it to the hosts during out meet and greet Sunday. We will make sure that it all goes to those who need it. They do truly appreciate it.
New for 2024: As the weight of school supplies can add up, we had a great suggestion from one of our AWOL members, Pat. He suggested we bring a pair of shoes instead of, or in addition to, school supplies. I spoke with the Hedo Group Sales department and they said that the children are always in need of a good pair of athletic shoes or school dress shoes. They do wear uniforms but they can wear any color shoes.
Nude Booze Cruise: This is an AWOL exclusive cruise. Only those who have booked with AWOl are on this cruise. This is not the catamaran, it is a floating tiki bar. Swim through caves, 3 hour cruise, and real food for those that get the munchies or need to soak up all the alcohol that is included.
Cast off from the dock by water sports and cast off your clothes!! Come swim through the caves (naked is best, but bathing suits allowed). There is an entertainment crew on the cruise, open bar, and real food. This can be mild or wild….it is what you make it. Last year involved some kinky/fun/comical entertainment. Remember to sign up and pay the hosts during the meet and greet on Sunday. 2024 Rates to be determined closer to our trip. The cruise is from 1pm-4pm. You won't want to miss it!!! This is an AWOL exclusive cruise and the day of the cruise will be announced around January 2024.
AWOL Pool Party 2024: AWOL hosts a pool party one day during the week. 2024 will have the same DJ/Entertainment person that we hired for our 2023 pool party. We will have fun pool games. Prizes awarded. Don't forget our fun "ping pong ball" game.
Group Dinner: Thursday at 6pm we have our traditional AWOL group dinner. This is the only night we ask everyone to wear a certain color outfit. For 2024 we are doing green. Take the opportunity to actually get a pic or two of your friends clothed, if you are comfortable with it. Don’t forget we will have exciting door prizes. You get to decide how dressy or sexy you want to be.
Group Hosts: We are here to help in any way we can. Don't be afraid to come to us with any issues you have, we will do our best to get them resolved as quickly as possible!
I have never been to Hedo, what do I pack?
The weather is usually very warm to hot, so do not bring too many clothes. Shorts, T-shirts, skirts, blouses, and some sexy clothes for the evening will do fine. Don’t forget the theme nights. Suggested items you may want to consider click here! AWOL- Packing List
Do I have to get naked @ the resort?
No, of course not. Your AWOL vacation at Hedo II is all about what you want to do. That is why there is a clothing-optional side. If you have never been to a clothing optional resort before, we understand the apprehension about just dropping all your clothes. We were all there at one point.
Ok, so I’ll get naked. How do I go about doing that?
We think the best answer to this is just to take a deep breath, drop'em, and climb into the pool. Seriously, once you realize that no one is staring, unless you are the lone person standing in the nude pool area fully clothed, it gets a lot easier.
Can you tell me more about the Hedonism II resort?
The Hedonism II resort is located in beautiful Negril, Jamaica! Check out Hedo II: All you need to know
But don't forget if you want to be a part of the AWOL group you have to book your stay through Castaways Rate Request Form or if you are confident and want to lock in you booking with Castaways use the Place Deposit Form