A Relaxing Vacation Is Waiting For You
Leaving your kids behind while you enjoy a vacation in the sunshine can make you feel guilty, but it shouldn’t. You’re important, and you can’t be the great parent you are without taking a break from the little terrors every now and then. But what’s the point in doing so only to end up in a resort full of other people’s noisy children?
Enter: adult-only resorts. There are even specific resort chains that offer adult-only bookings. Paradisus by Melia offers guests 18+ The Reserve, which "goes beyond anything you've ever known to offer exceptional experiences overlooking the Caribbean Sea." Or, there are options such as Desire Riviera Maya, which is the only couples-only resort in Cancun, so you can relax with your significant other in luxury.
In this article, we’ll let you know about seven great adult-only all-inclusive resorts.
1. The Reserve, Paradisus by Melia
The Reserve is an 18+ premium service for guests staying at the Paradisus in Cancún. While the rest of the resort is family-friendly, this specific facility if strictly for adults. Enjoy private areas within the hotel, personalized services and unforgettable experiences.
You can also book their Destination Inclusive in advance to soak up some local culture. This activity includes a Mayan ritual and a yoga class outside of the hotel. It's an unforgettable experience you won't want to miss.
2. Desire Rivera Maya
If you're looking for a couples-only destination, this Desire resort is the place to be in Mexico. It boasts all-inclusive amenities, a beach bar, luxury rooms and countless options for entertainment.
Guests can choose rooms with garden or ocean views, swim-up pools, a jacuzzi, soft lighting and "Kamasutra inspired details." It's a perfect destination for honeymoons or anniversary getaways.
3. Hilton Playa del Carmen
Our neighbors to the south, Mexico, are experts at providing high-quality vacation experiences that you’ll struggle to find anywhere else. And nowhere does it better than Hilton Playa del Carmen. Located on the beach in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo, this resort promises year-round sunshine and warm evenings.
At Hilton Playa del Carmen, you’ll find seven restaurants, seven bars, two outdoor pools and a wellness spa alongside dozens of weekly activities like ping-pong, salsa dance classes and aerobics. This resort doesn’t do anything by halves, offering only the highest quality accommodation - some of which come with a hot tub, ocean views and world-class butler service.
The all-inclusive perks here include unlimited dining, endless drinks, 24/7 room service and high-speed Wi-Fi that’s perfect for sending pictures back home.
Hilton Playa del Carmen offers adults of all ages a fantastic range of unique experiences that loud children won’t disrupt. What’s not to love?
4. Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall
In Montego Bay, Jamaica you’ll find one of the most romantic resorts in the world - Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall. It’s the perfect adult vacation for you and your loved one. Included in the price of vacation packages are private balconies, unlimited alcoholic and soft drinks, live entertainment, access to an infinity pool, use of a state-of-the-art fitness center and free internet access throughout your stay.
Here, you can leave your troubles behind and relax in the Caribbean sun. Temperatures in Montego Bay rarely fall below 74 degrees Fahrenheit and regularly reach 85 degrees Fahrenheit and above.
There are a variety of diverse rooms available to book at Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall. Some have large windows overlooking the bay, while others have direct access to the swimming pool. They all have luxury, comfort and style in common, however.
5. Lake Austin Spa Resort
Whoever said you’ve got to leave the United States to get a proper vacation had never been to Lake Austin Spa Resort. As the name suggests, this all-inclusive adults-only getaway is perched on the edge of Lake Austin in Texas and expertly combines luxury, wellness and fun.
From the second you arrive, it’s easy to see why this getaway was awarded the number three spot of destination spa resorts in the US by Condé Nast Traveler. With only 40 rooms available, you’re guaranteed intimate service and a chance to meet other childless couples and escaped parents. Comfy beds, locally-sourced meals, yoga spaces, cocktail classes, guest speakers and a lakeside beach area are all available here.
The menu at Lake Austin Spa Resort includes delicious breakfast items like pancakes, lunch options including salmon and dinner dishes including cauliflower steak, ribs and risotto. Plenty of gluten-free and vegan options make this an ideal spot for those with specific dietary requirements too.
Lake Austin Spa Resort offers a chance to relax alongside other adults and make a new friend or two.
6. Mayia Exclusive Resort Spa
If you fancy leaving the Americas and heading further afield, you’d be hard-pressed to find a location as interesting or as beautiful as Mayia Exclusive Resort Spa in Rhodes, Greece. Solo travelers and couples alike will love everything on offer here.
At this all-inclusive experience, guests can enjoy access to a library, 24-hour reception service, Wi-Fi, an indoor swimming pool, cooking lessons, a nightclub and a tennis court. You’ll also find a spa with a steam room, sauna and indoor whirlpool, alongside a fitness studio and hairdressing salon to ensure you’re looking and feeling your best.
There are lots of eating and drinking opportunities at Mayia Exclusive Resort Spa, including a restaurant serving authentic Greek dishes, an Italian eatery, a patisserie, a pool bar and a spot serving fine wines and champagnes. The best part? There are no kids here spoiling the atmosphere or dictating your plans.
7. Alila Ventana Big Sur
Nestled within the spectacular landscape of Big Sur, this all-inclusive adult-only resort is perfect for those wanting to visit California. In fact, this mountain range is so beautiful that it’s a wallpaper option on Apple MacBooks - meaning that millions of people around the world look at it every day and wish they were there. But you could make this dream come true.
Alila Ventana Big Sur promises lots of adult fun, including spa activities, an on-site restaurant serving tasty treats and a pool. It’s pet-friendly too. There’s only one rule at Alila Ventana Big Sur: no kids.
This resort is the ideal location for those who want an escape from the stresses of everyday life, offering a calming environment of like-minded adults enjoying peace and quiet in the Californian heat.