A Beach Vacation is in Your Future
Everybody loves family-friendly resorts, but if you’re looking for something more intimate in tranquil surroundings with sun, sea and sand on your doorstep, then an adults-only resort is the way to go. Take the stress out of your vacation with an all-inclusive hotel, where everything from the food and drink to your own personal butler is on offer. Stretching from the emerald mountains of St. Lucia to the crashing waves of Jamaica, luxurious adults-only all-inclusive resorts can be found occupying their own little slice of paradise on the many islands of the Caribbean. Here are the best all-inclusive adults-only Caribbean resorts for your upcoming holiday of a lifetime.
1. Secrets Cap Cana, Dominican Republic
Escape from the world in the beautiful, private gated community at Secrets Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic, one of the best all-inclusive Caribbean resorts. Stretch out behind the golden sand and blue waters of Juanillo Beach, the hotel’s just under 500 Caribbean-themed rooms come with private terraces, pool access and sweeping ocean vistas. Onsite are eight different restaurants and six bars, plus two expansive outdoor pools, a spa, a nightclub and a variety of activities to fill your day.
Choose from water sports, live music, dance lessons and movie nights on the beach or visit the championship golf course for a round. Their all-inclusive offer gives you access to unlimited food, drink and entertainment in this paradise location on the island’s stunning south coast.
2. Palm Island Resort & Spa, St. Vincent & the Grenadines
Staying on a private island is simply the ultimate in exclusivity, privacy and relaxation. Palm Island Resort in St. Vincent is one of the best adults-only resorts in the Caribbean, if not the world, just a short boat ride from Union Island. With just 41 suites and villas, you’ll always feel as though you have the island to yourself. Five impossibly white sandy beaches, lush hiking trails and an endless blue ocean for snorkeling and diving are just the beginning.
Amenities range from an outdoor pool with a waterfall to tennis courts and an open-air spa, plus a restaurant serving fresh, farm-to-table food completes the island experience. By the end of your stay, you’ll be friends with Chef Babka, have attended multiple rum tastings and enjoyed a private sailing experience on their boat, the Pink Lady.
3. Hermitage Bay, Antigua & Barbuda
Set in a hidden cove overlooking its own stretch of beach and surrounded by more than 16 acres of tropical gardens, Hermitage Bay maintains its reputation as the best all-inclusive adults-only resort in Antigua. In all the airy, spacious suites, you can open the wooden doors to admire uninterrupted sea views from your personal terrace.
The in-house restaurant serves a menu of Caribbean, American and European favorites, which changes daily and uses locally grown ingredients such as fresh seafood, while the Garden Spa awaits massages, yoga or meditation overlooking the ocean, which is included in your all-inclusive rate. The resort experiences stand out at Hermitage Bay, such as cooking classes, scuba diving lessons, golf, tennis, fishing and local farm tours. Antigua has 365 beaches - one for every day of the year, and at Hermitage, you can take your pick by sailing privately to any one of them.
4. Jade Mountain, St. Lucia
Jade Mountain is famous the world over for its views of the emerald green Pitons, 360 views of the ocean and first-class hospitality. Within the 24 ‘sanctuaries’ are spacious infinity pools, open-air living spaces and rainfall showers. This all-inclusive resort offers daily breakfasts, dinners, escorted tours and a sunset celebration experience. On top of this, you’ll have full use of the onsite amenities, which include a boutique spa and gym, an outdoor infinity pool and the Jade Mountain Club, where you can sip cocktails under the stars.
The resort’s sister property, which it overlooks, has two sandy beaches, restaurants, bars, shops, an art gallery and water sports facilities which you’ll also be free to use, just a short shuttle ride away. Chocolate lovers will also be right at home amidst the 200 types of cacao trees on the estate and in their chocolate laboratory, where you can make your own bar, have an infused massage or have a themed breakfast in bed.
5. Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort & Private Island, Jamaica
Montego Bay, Jamaica, has a plethora of hotels and resorts to choose from, so if you only pick one, Sandals Royal Caribbean should be it. You’ll be hard-pressed to find over-water bungalows which allow you to jump out of bed and straight into the crystal clear waters, as luxurious as these anywhere else in Jamaica. Perfect for honeymooners or those looking for a unique adults-only resort experience, the property combines both its on-land hotel and private island resort, both of which you’ll be able to explore during your stay. Expect a swim-up pool bar, a traditional British pub, manicured gardens and even a certified scuba diving instructor - and all are included.
Over-water villas come with infinity pools, glass floors and personal butlers, while the suites on land offer private soaking tubs, terraces and luxury BMW airport transfers. There are a total of nine restaurants, ranging from French to Thai cuisine, five pools, a full-service spa, local excursions and a watersports center, so it’s safe to say you won’t run out of things to do.