If you’re looking for the perfect vacation experience, adults-only all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean are hard to beat.
Because when you find such an oasis, magic seems to happen.
While we all love our families, having “time out” for adults, without the kids, can make everything better. Vacationing in an adults-only atmosphere creates peace, serenity and naturally promotes romance.
It just might be the ultimate luxury.
You don’t have to ask for anything because everything is already there, with the comfort of never having to take out your wallet, and never having to search for quiet.
The best adults-only, all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean have taken the concept to the next level, with a range of properties and experiences, from ultra-laid-back hideaways to more uptempo varieties.
But at the end of the day, it’s all about the most important amenity : time alone with you and your loved one.
Here are Caribbean Journal’s favorite adults-only all-inclusive stays for your next getaway.
Galley Bay Antigua remains one of the Caribbean’s best-kept secrets when it comes to all-inclusive resorts, with a range of high-level properties that don’t feel like your traditional large-scale all-inclusives. That’s definitely the case at this legendary resort, set on a remarkable stretch of white sand beach and offering a portal to the Caribbean, the way it once was.
Warwick Paradise Island One of the region’s new, sleek properties, this waterfront Paradise Island is an energetic, crisply designed all-inclusive in the heart of one of the region’s great playgrounds. All of the amenities of Paradise Island, from casinos to golf, are right around the corner — that is, if you ever want to leave. The food is a standout, too.
Excellence Playa Mujeres Excellence has turned the adults-only all-inclusive into a bit of a science, having grown the company’s footprint across several of the Caribbean’s all-inclusive hubs, including Mexico and the Dominican Republic. But we’re particularly fond of this Mexican Caribbean property, which scores top marks in particular for its food and beverage (particularly its wine offering).
It doesn’t even look like other adults-only all-inclusive resorts. But that’s just the beginning.
UNICO 20.87 Hotel Riviera Maya This relative newcomer in the Mexican Caribbean is a modern hotel for the 21st century traveler, with an impressive array of inclusive food options and a commendable focus on cultivating memorable experiences in the area. But it’s the food that’s the story, with a passion for local sourcing and creative plating. That’s without mentioning the wellness offering, with everything from yoga sessions to spinning to personal training classes.
Serenity at Coconut Bay, Saint Lucia Forget everything you know about all-inclusive resorts. Saint Lucia’s newest oasis is this, a boutique all-inclusive with just 36 suites, all of which boast their own private plunge pools. That’s along with personal butler service, 24-hour “gourmet” room service and even gluten-free dining options.
VH Atmosphere, Dominican Republic It takes a lot to compete in the Dominican Republic, but the new VH Atmosphere adults-only all-inclusive in Puerto Plata delivers the goods. The design is beautiful, thanks to the creative genius of designer Sarah Garcia, the food is excellent and it’s also right next to one of the Caribbean’s top golf courses, the Robert Trent Jones-designed.Playa Dorada Golf Course.
The Caves, Jamaica It’s always been one of the coolest places to stay in Jamaica, and that’s still very much the case at this Negril institution. This boutique property simply oozes Jamaican cool, from the authentic Jerk barbecues to the delightful Blackwell Rum Bar.
Pineapple Beach Club, Antigua It’s authentic, it’s adults-only and it’s set on one of the most inviting stretches of sand in all of Antigua. This is the Pineapple Beach Club, which specializes in effortless, laid-back Caribbean vacations. The grounds are beautiful (all 30 acres of them), and here it’s all about enjoying the beach, in classic Caribbean style.
Cocobay, Antigua Home to some of the most spectacular views, not just in Antigua, but the whole Caribbean, this terrific little adults-only all-inclusive is perched on a cliff side overlooking the spectacular Valley Church beach. The rooms are spread across a mix of colorfully-hued cottages, with an emphasis on a throwback, barefoot-chic Caribbean experience. Our suggestion? Go for one of the pool cottages. Just make sure you buy a one-way ticket.
Sanctuary Cap Cana, Dominican Republic This isn’t Punta Cana. It’s something very different, a luxe, chic oasis that feels worlds removed from the Caribbean’s all-inclusive capital. And Sanctuary Cap Cana is the perfect way to experience it, with 184 large guest rooms and an intoxicating location on uncrowded white-sand beach.
Credit Caribbean Journal for this article.