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The 16 Best Adults-Only All-Inclusives on the Beach

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If your idea of a great vacation looks like lounging on a beach (or by the pool), sipping drinks and indulging in all the meals you want without spending a dime—and you don’t want noisy kids interrupting your quiet relaxation—then you need to book an adults-only all-inclusive resort. 

Set on some of the best beaches in the Caribbean, from Cancún to Jamaica, these hotels are perfect for a romantic couples’ getaway or a fun friends’ trip. 

Breathless Montego Bay Adults-Only All-Inclusive, Montego Bay, Jamaica

Aerial view of Breathless Montego Bay Adults-Only All-Inclusive, Montego Bay, Jamaica

Breathless Montego Bay is an all-suites hotel, which means you’re guaranteed luxury accommodations with a private balcony or terrace with hot tub, marble bathrooms with double vanities, plenty of space, and gorgeous tropical garden or ocean views.

All suites include Unlimited Luxury amenities such as:

  • Unlimited dining
  • Unlimited drinks
  • 24-hour room service
  • Pool & beach wait service
  • WiFi
  • Watersports
  • Live cultural performances
  • DJ pool parties

Don’t miss sunset at Breathless Montego Bay’s incredible rooftop pool and bar which features 360-degree views of the mountains and bay.

Le Blanc Spa Resort All-Inclusive Adults-Only, Cancún, Mexico

Beach chairs next to the ocean at Le Blanc Spa Resort All-Inclusive Adults-Only, Cancún, Mexico

The five-diamond Le Blanc Spa Resort is the perfect all-inclusive hotel for honeymoons or couples’ getaways. Guests are pampered with butler service, fine dining, top-shelf drinks, BVLGARI toiletries, 24-hour room service, complimentary hydrotherapy, and more.

For even more luxury, book a Wellness Suite, which includes in-room amenities like an air purifier, a sunrise simulator wake-up alarm, and a shower infuser that reduces chlorine and delivers softer hair and skin. Guests will also have access to a dedicated wellness concierge and a spa credit to use at the incredible Blanc Spa. 

Temptation Cancún Resort All-Inclusive Adults-Only, Cancún, Mexico

Exterior of Temptation Cancún Resort All-Inclusive Adults-Only, Cancún, Mexico

Looking for a couples’ vacation that will spice up your relationship? Let’s just say that Temptation Cancún has a strict adults-only (21+) rule for a reason. The resort caters to “free-spirited travelers,” hosting sexy themed parties at night, topless-optional areas, and more. Continue the party with all-inclusive drinks at six different bars, the late-night snack bar, or one of seven globally-themed restaurants. 

Of course, if you want to relax, there’s also a designated “quiet pool” for some down time, along with an indulgent spa. 

Warwick Paradise Island All-Inclusive Adults-Only, Nassau, Bahamas

Aerial view of Warwick Paradise Island All-Inclusive Adults-Only, Nassau, Bahamas
Warwick Hotels and Resorts

Warwick Paradise Island is the best all-inclusive, adults-only resort you’ll find in The Bahamas. Sip a sunset cocktail on your private balcony, party all night at a dance show, or simply enjoy the breathtaking beach on Paradise Island. 

Guests will be spoiled for choice with the dining options at Warwick Paradise Island, which include five restaurants: Verandah, Abbicco, Tings on a Stick, Chickcharine’s Pizzeria & Grille, Edgewater Grill. For a casual waterside drink or nightcap, there are also two bars: Hog Bar and Rum Cay Lobby Bar. 

Riu Palace Antillas All-Inclusive Adult-Only, Palm Beach, Aruba

Aerial view of Riu Palace Antillas All-Inclusive Adult-Only, Palm Beach, Aruba
RIU

If you plan to plant yourself by the pool on vacation, you can’t go wrong with the Riu Palace Antillas, which has one of the biggest pools in Aruba (complete with a swim-up bar). Bonus: since the resort is adults-only, you won’t have to share the pool with rowdy kids.

You’re guaranteed a good room at this resort, since all rooms have balconies (but go for one with a sea view if you can). The Riu has a prime location on Palm Beach, so you’ll be near shopping, dining, and nightlife in case you want to explore off-property.

Secrets St. James Montego Bay Luxury Adults-Only All-Inclusive, Montego Bay, Jamaica

Aerial view of Secrets St. James Montego Bay Luxury Adults-Only All-Inclusive, Montego Bay, Jamaica

For a luxurious Jamaican getaway, you can’t go wrong with Secrets St. James Montego Bay. This all-suite, AAA Four Diamond Resort offers a premium all-inclusive experience. All 350 suites feature a private balcony or terrace, an in-room mini-bar that’s refreshed daily, soaking tub, and at least 559 square feet of space.

At the resort, there is a wide variety of dining options to choose from, including Mexican, French, Jamaican-Caribbean, and Pan-Asian cuisine. 

Live Aqua Beach Resort Punta Cana All-Inclusive Adults-Only, Punta Cana Dominican Republic

Aerial view of the pool and buildings at Live Aqua Beach Resort Punta Cana All-Inclusive Adults-Only, Punta Cana Dominican Republic

Live Aqua Beach Resort lives up to its name, with plenty of opportunities to be in the water. The spacious pool offers beautiful ocean views, and you can even book a suite with swim-up access. Or, head to the private beach club where you can swim in the calm Caribbean seas and enjoy unlimited service from the bar. 

After all that swimming, replenish at one of the seven restaurants, or visit the Feel Harmony Spa for a relaxing treatment. 

Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort Adults-Only, Cancún, Mexico

View of the beachfront area at Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort Adults-Only, Cancún, Mexico

The Hideaway at Royalton Riviera is a true all-inclusive resort. Guests will enjoy thoughtful touches and amenities like:

  • In-room aromatherapy
  • Pillow menus
  • Watersports
  • Fitness programs
  • Yoga on the beach
  • Mixology classes
  • Sunset champagne toasts
  • A custom Hideaway beach bag

Traveling during an important game? The Hideaway even offers a Sports Event Guarantee, ensuring that you can watch every major international match and North American sporting events at the resort’s sports bar.

Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay Luxury Adults-Only All-Inclusive, Montego Bay, Jamaica

Room opening up onto a balcony with a view of the ocean at Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay Luxury Adults-Only All-Inclusive, Montego Bay, Jamaica

Perched on a peninsula in Montego Bay with over a mile of white sand beach, the Secrets Wild Orchid will be a stunning backdrop for your vacation. In addition to the luxurious amenities at Secrets Wild Orchid, guests will also have unlimited access to the neighboring Secrets St. James resort. Preferred Club guests will have even more variety with access to Breathless Montego Bay Resort & Spa.

Resort amenities include:

  • Four pools
  • Introductory scuba lessons
  • Open-air theater with live events and shows
  • Watersports
  • Ping-pong
  • Basketball
  • Volleyball
  • Bocce Ball
  • Soccer
  • Tennis courts
  • Jogging trail
  • Fitness center

The Club Barbados Resort & Spa Adults-Only All-Inclusive

Aerial view of The Club Barbados Resort & Spa Adults-Only All-Inclusive
The Club Barbados Resort & Spa

WIth an ideal oceanfront location on Barbados’ West Coast, The Club Barbados is the best adults-only all-inclusive resort in the country. The resort boasts three freshwater swimming pools, two restaurants, three bars, tennis courts, a spa, salon, fitness center, and much more.

There are a wide range of activities included in the rate. Water sports include: windsurfing, waterskiing, Hobie Cat sailing, standup paddle boarding, kayaking, snorkeling, 

Or, stick to the shore with tennis, aerobics classes, nature walks, fishing, cooking classes, and rum tastings.

The resort is within easy walking distance to downtown Holetown, so you can get off the resort and experience Barbados whenever you like.

BlueBay Villas Doradas Adults-Only All-Inclusive, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Walkway surrounded by white curtains and greenery at BlueBay Villas Doradas Adults-Only All-Inclusive, Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Foodies will love the BlueBay Villas Doradas, which features four gourmet restaurants along with cooking classes so guests can learn how to recreate favorite dishes at home. The resort’s 245 spacious rooms and villas were all recently remodeled for a comfortable experience. 

The beachfront location on the fine white sand Playa Dorada is one of the BlueBay Villas Doradas’ best features.

Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort Adults-Only, Cancún, Mexico

Aerial coastal view of Secrets Playa Mujeres Golf & Spa Resort Adults-Only, Cancún, Mexico

Golfers, Secrets Playa Mujeres is the vacation spot for you. Situated within the famous 18-hole Greg Norman golf course, the resort offers free greens fees for guests. Even if golf isn’t your thing, Secrets Playa Mujeres has plenty to keep you entertained, including:

  • Two pools and four hot tubs
  • Live musical performances
  • Theme nights and beach parties
  • A state-of-the-art fitness center
  • Snorkeling
  • Tennis
  • Classes
  • Watersports

The Level at Melia Punta Cana Beach Adults-Only All-Inclusive, Punta Cana Dominican Republic

Pool surrounded by palm trees at The Level at Melia Punta Cana Beach Adults-Only All-Inclusive, Punta Cana Dominican Republic

The experience at the Level at Melia Punta Cana Beach is focused around wellness–going as far to ensure a relaxing stay by including spa treatments in the all-inclusive price (restrictions do apply).

The wellness theme extends all around the property. There are Social Spaces (spots for yoga, botanical garden workshops, fire circle ceremonies, etc.), Silent Spaces (places for meditation, sound baths, reflection, and reading), Culinary Spaces (healthy dining options including vegan and organic dishes), and Sensory Spaces (places for healing treatments like the Atabeira water rituals).

Be sure to book one of the Wellness Suites which include extra amenities like thermal mattresses, aromatherapy, purified air, a Vitamin C shower, and Circadian rhythm lighting). 

Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancún Resort & Spa Adults-Only All-Inclusive, Cancún, Mexico

Outdoor dining by the ocean at Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancún Resort & Spa Adults-Only All-Inclusive, Cancún, Mexico

Set on the Yucatan Peninsula, Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancún boasts one of the best beaches in all of Mexico. This luxury resort features 412 spacious suites. Upgrade to a Junior Suite Swim Out (it doesn’t cost significantly more compared to the Junior Suite Tropical View), which features a king-size bed, a separate sitting area, private two-person hot tub, private terrace, and direct swim-out access.

There are six gourmet restaurant options at the resort, and reservations are never required, so you can be spontaneous. Romantic in-suite meals or private dinners on the beach are also options.

Le Blanc Spa Resort Adults-Only All-Inclusive, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

Outdoor lounge area by the pool at sunset at Le Blanc Spa Resort Adults-Only All-Inclusive, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

Anything you can dream of to make your vacation better can be arranged at Le Blanc Spa Resort. This adults-only all-inclusive offers an extensive curated menu of hand-selected experiences to enhance your stay. Choose from amenities like:

  • Private beach cabanas
  • Luxury sunset sails
  • Outback and camel ride safaris
  • Private dinners and tastings
  • Whale watching via luxury catamaran

Rooms at Le Blanc are gorgeous, with rain showers, private balconies, welcome bottles of tequila, smart TVs, nightly turndown service (with petit fours), and a special comfort menu. 

Sun Palace Couples Only All-Inclusive, Cancún, Mexico

Outdoor lounge area by the pool and ocean at dusk at Sun Palace Couples Only All-Inclusive, Cancún, Mexico

Double whirlpool tubs, in-room liquor dispensers, plush bedding, and ocean views await in your room at Sun Palace. Outside your room, you’ll find top-shelf drinks, gourmet restaurants, a beautiful beach, an infinity pool, and watersports. Of course, it’s all-included in the price. 

The Sun Palace is a great base from which to explore Mexico, and you can take a variety of tours arranged by the resort, including:

  • Xtreme snorkeling
  • ATV Xtreme Zip Lining
  • Tulum cultural tours
  • Chichen Itza expeditions
  • Isla Mujeres luxury sailing trips
  • Fishing experiences

FAQ: How to Choose the Right All-Inclusive Resort

Can’t decide on which adults-only all-inclusive resort is right for you? Here are a few tips to help you pick the right one.

Make a List of Priorities

Sit down with your travel group and list out what resort amenities are the most important for your vacation. Consider questions like: Is gourmet food a must-have? Do you need to have top-shelf cocktails included in the price? Will making reservations for dinner be a deal-breaker? Do you want nightly entertainment or something more low-key? Are you looking for an all-inclusive resort that caters more towards groups or couples? What overall vibe are you looking for? Is privacy important? Is a swim-up bar a must-have?

Make a Budget

The appeal of all-inclusive resorts is that everything is included in the price upfront… unless you pick a property where certain extras (like motorized water sports or airport transfers) are not included in the rate. Carefully read the rate details to find out what is truly included and factor that into your budget accordingly. Be sure to watch out for the dreaded resort fee, a daily surcharge that is sometimes tacked on (and is often only disclosed in the fine print, not the advertised rate). 

What Does Adults-Only Mean?

The definition of “adults-only” varies by resort. For some properties, this means guests must be 16 or older. At other resorts, “adults-only” means 21 and up. If you’re looking for a truly adult atmosphere, you might want to exclude resorts that allow teenagers. 

Is the All-Inclusive Adults-Only Resort Also Couples Only?

If you’re a group of singles going on a trip, you definitely don’t want to book a couples-only resort by accident. Likewise, if you’re looking for privacy and romance on your honeymoon, you might not want the party atmosphere that is sometimes found at adults-only resorts that cater towards groups. Be sure to carefully check the resort’s website along with reviews to see what type of traveler the experience is designed for. 

What Type of Room Do You Want?

If you’ll be spending lots of time in your room, you might want to splurge on an all-inclusive resort that has suites, cottages, or villas so you can have some extra space. However, if you plan on spending as little time as possible in your room, you should focus your search on properties with other amenities, like a variety of restaurants, beautiful sea views, activities, and entertainment. 

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