10 Adults-only All-inclusive Resorts Around the World

These all-inclusive resorts offer luxury for every type of adult traveler.

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Sunset at the Jade Mountain Resort in St Lucia
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Vacations are for relaxation. So it's perfectly normal to want to spend a few days by the pool in peace and quiet. There's a reason adults-only resorts are so popular — not only do guests have to be a certain age to stay there, but the resort's amenities and facilities are designed exclusively for adults. And, of course, when it comes to stress-free vacations, nothing can beat an all-inclusive package. Whether celebrating a special occasion or simply taking a few days off to unwind and recharge, here are the best all-inclusive resorts for adults only.

Best Adults-only All-inclusive Resorts

Editors' Pick: Jade Mountain, St. Lucia

Jade Mountain Resort, St. Lucia
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Why We Chose It

This award-winning resort is an adults-only heaven with five-star amenities and jaw-dropping panoramic views of the Pitons, a set of UNESCO-listed volcanic spires that appear to rise up from the sea.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: Yes
  • Room Rate: $$$

Notable Amenities

Chromotherapy whirlpool tubs in rooms, infinity pools, butler service, spa, a helicopter pad

Hotel Description

Stunning doesn't even begin to describe Jade Mountain Resort on lush St. Lucia. Everything here, from the unique architecture consisting of 24 separate “sanctuaries” (suites) connected by bridges to the special ayurvedic and holistic spa treatments, is geared toward providing a memorable experience. The 600-acre resort rises above the picture-perfect Anse Chastanet beach and offers unobstructed views with both Piti and Gros Piton mountains in the distance. 

An indulgent spa and a pool (in addition to the private suite infinity pools) make it easy for guests to relax. Enjoy a visit to the estate's “chocolate laboratory,” where more than 2,000 cocoa trees grow, explore pristine coral reefs right offshore of two pristine golden sand beaches, or grab a paddleboard and cruise along the coastline.

Nayara Bocas del Toro, Panama

Nayara Bocas del Toro, Panama Aerial

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Why We Chose It

With over-the-water villas and a secluded location, this resort is the ultimate escape for couples seeking luxury and privacy.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: None
  • Room Rate: $$$$

Notable Amenities

Overwater villas, infinity pool, on-site dining, private man-made beach

Hotel Description

Flanked by three miles of vibrant coral reefs, this Balinese-inspired private-island resort in the Bocas del Toro area is a haven for water sports, diving, and snorkeling enthusiasts. The all-inclusive property (previously known as Bocas Bali) offers adult guests seven dreamy overwater villas — some with see-through floor panels for underwater viewing and private saltwater pools. In addition, guests can access the world's first overwater beach, a 90-by-20-foot facility on stilts with powdery white sand and a beach bar.

The resort's Elephant House restaurant is housed in a century-old structure flown in from Bali that now overlooks the crystalline waters of the Caribbean and serves as the backdrop for romantic dinners heavy on local and South Asian flavors.

The Caves, Jamaica

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Why We Chose It

This one-of-a-kind boutique resort is one of Jamaica's most romantic properties, offering dramatic Caribbean views in a unique setting between lush vegetation and naturally formed volcanic caves and cliffs.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: Yes
  • Room Rate: $$$$

Notable Amenities

Spa, private dining in a cave, water sport equipment rentals

Hotel Description 

File this under the most extraordinary all-inclusive resorts in the world. Located about 10 minutes from Negril's notoriously beautiful white-sand Seven Mile Beach, The Caves welcomes travelers in a self-described "handcrafted utopia" that includes 12 cliffside cottages and a grand villa, two dining pavilions, and, yes, several caves, one of which has been transformed into a rum bar. 

The secluded resort is also home to one of the best spas in Jamaica, The Caves' Aveda Amenity Spa, with a full menu of treatments, including body wraps and scrubs, massages, and facials. Jamaican food is served at the resort’s main dining room, Bamboo Terrace, which is clad in comfortable furnishings and offers panoramic views. If you prefer al fresco dining, head to the thatched-roof gazebo that overlooks the sea.

The Palms, Zanzibar

Pool at The Palms Zanzibar
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Why We Chose It

With only seven villas, this boutique resort is the pinnacle of exclusivity. 

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: None
  • Room Rate: $$$$

Notable Amenities

Splash pool, nonmotorized water sports, spa, library

Description

This boutique waterfront resort on Zanzibar's tranquil southeastern coast offers boutique accommodations and personalized service for a memorable stay. Each of the seven villas boasts 1,500 square feet of plush furnishings along with private patios, plunge pools, and views of the Indian Ocean. A few steps from Bwejuu Beach, The Palms' guests can bike, sail, dive, snorkel, or stroll along the coral reef at low tide.

For those who'd like to learn more about Zanzibar culture, the resort's concierge can help arrange a tour of the island's landmarks or sign you up for Swahili cooking classes, palm-weaving workshops, or dhow sailing excursions.

Excellence Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

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Why We Chose It

Fronted by a picture-perfect white-sand beach, this resort offers the ultimate luxury Caribbean escape, a quick flight away from the U.S.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: None
  • Room Rate: $$$

Notable Amenities

A nightclub with a DJ, a spa, four swimming pools and hot tubs, mini golf

Description

It's hard to pick a favorite feature or amenity at this five-star Caribbean resort that offers guests so many of them. Whether it's the world-class spa where travelers can relax and recharge with body and face treatments surrounded by lush tropical gardens or the sheer variety of daily on-site activities and entertainment options, one thing is certain — if this is your first trip to Excellence Punta Cana, it certainly won't be your last. Accommodations vary from garden-view suites to sprawling oceanfront terrace suites with private pools. The resort is located on a remote stretch of sand in Punta Cana, close to a protected natural reserve, so guests of Excellence can soak up the sun in tranquility.

Stella Island Luxury Resort & Spa, Greece

Stella Island Luxury Suites and Spa
Stella Island Luxury Suites and Spa overwater bungalows.

 Stella Island Luxury Suites and Spa.

Why We Chose It

The large variety of room categories, unique architecture, and beautiful location on the island of Crete makes this resort worth traveling for.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: None
  • Room Rate: $$

Notable Amenities

Sauna, swim-up suites, dry in-pool lounge areas, spa

Hotel Description

Greece's largest island, Crete, is home to many standout resorts, but when it comes to adult-only getaways, Stella Island Luxury Resort & Spa is in a league of its own. The architect designed the property to invoke overwater resorts but did so on land. And the result is pretty stunning. Several artificially made islets lined with stand-alone villa-style guest rooms and suites are surrounded by pools, all of which are connected by wooden pathways. Guests can choose from standard pool-view rooms, swim-up rooms, and overwater bungalow suites with hot tubs. For a grander, more private stay, the island villa features a private swimming pool with a sun deck, a hot tub, and a spacious outdoor lounge. And with five dining concepts, serving international and Greek (including local Cretan) cuisine, guests are in for a stellar culinary experience.   

Hyatt Zilara Cancun, Mexico

Hyatt Zilara Cancun Mexico Pool Sunset

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Why We Chose It

Hyatt Zilara Cancun offers a tranquil adults-only experience with spacious suites in the heart of Cancun's Hotel Zone.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: None
  • Room Rate: $$$

Notable Amenities

Outdoor pool, access to a beach, 24-hour in-suite dining, live entertainment, a “sky” gym

Hotel Description

Cancun is chock-full of adults-only all-inclusive resorts, but Hyatt Zilara Cancun continues to stand out with its top-notch service, luxurious all-suites accommodations, and excellent amenities, which include pool and beach butler service and a "romance concierge" that can help couples coordinate activities. The sophisticated resort is a tranquil heaven amidst the hustle and bustle of Cancun's Hotel Zone. Book a swim-up suite and enjoy a refreshing dip in the pool first thing in the morning. Spacious balconies with waterfront views, jetted tubs, and 24-hour room service guarantee a pleasant in-room experience. The resort's sprawling grounds also host a relaxing spa with an indoor pool, beach and pool cabanas, in addition to 11 restaurants and bars that focus on authentic Mexican flavors.

Marquis Los Cabos, Mexico

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Why We Chose It

This all-inclusive adults-only resort in Los Cabos is home to five distinct dining options, a 13,000-square-foot spa, and easy access to a swimmable beach.   

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: None
  • Room Rate: $$$

Notable Amenities

Spa, tennis court, nightly entertainment, ocean-view suites

Hotel Description

Marquis Los Cabos is a beachfront resort at the tip of Baja California, sitting where the desert mountains meet the Sea of Cortez. The adults-only resort has five exceptional and all-inclusive dining options, a cafe, and a bar. Guests will love the included activities, like dance lessons, cooking classes, tequila tastings, and more. When simply looking to unwind, guests can take to the 13,000-square-foot Spa Marquis, or lay out by one of the three stunning on-property pools, which include the infinity-edge sunset and sunrise pools and the infinity-edge central pool with a three-story waterfall.

Hotel Mousai Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Hotel Mousai
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Why We Chose It

A modern, super sleek adults-only playground set against the stunning backdrop of Puerto Vallarta.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: None
  • Room Rate: $$$

Notable Amenities

Rooftop infinity pool and lounge, spa, cigar lounge with a rooftop bar

Hotel Description

If you are seeking sleek, contemporary design and modern amenities but also don't want to compromise on jaw-dropping ocean views and access to picture-perfect beaches, then Hotel Mousai is your spot. Puerto Vallarta's first and only AAA Five Diamond-rated resort (also one of its best all-inclusive offerings in general) has another draw: The views are the best in town. Head to the rooftop pool, and you'll never want to take your eyes off the 360-degree vistas of the Pacific Ocean and Sierra Madre Mountains behind it. The spacious rooms are furnished with modern aesthetics in mind and have standout features like private balconies and hot tubs, oversized floor mirrors, recessed lighting, and flat-screen TVs. The resort's most luxurious accommodations are several penthouses in the south and north towers, which offer floor-to-ceiling windows and spectacular views.

Triple Creek Ranch, Darby, Montana

Triple Creek Ranch Montana
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Why We Chose It

This award-winning resort and a member of Relais & Châteaux is tucked away in the Montana Rockies and offers a perfect basecamp for outdoor adventures like horseback riding, fly fishing, and mountain biking.

Key Specs

  • Free Wi-Fi: Yes
  • Resort Fee: None
  • Room Rate: $$$$

Notable Amenities

A large and exciting variety of activities included in the rate, a heated outdoor swimming pool, winter gear, tennis court

Hotel Description

If mountain retreats are your thing, Montana's Triple Creek Ranch is a must-visit. Offering transfers to and from the Missoula Airport (an hour and a half away) for a fee, this adults-only resort offers an elevated take on rustic ranches and treats guests to an adventure-filled stay set against the magnificent backdrop of the beautiful Bitterroot Mountain Range. The property has 25 private log cabins and a few additional residences with sweeping mountain views and amenities such as fireplaces, hot tubs, and patios. Guests have access to a myriad of complimentary activities like horseback riding, snowshoeing, archery, and mountain biking. Meals are served at the resort's elegant dining room that boasts vaulted ceilings, while post-dinner drinks are best enjoyed in the resort's Rooftop Lounge. 

Final Verdict

All-inclusive resorts are more popular than ever, so it's no surprise that properties specifically catering to adults have begun to pop up across the globe. However, before you pick your next vacation destination, check with the resort about what services and amenities are included in its rate, along with the minimum age requirements. In our top pick, Jade Mountain, St. Lucia, guests can choose from 24 infinity pool "sanctuaries" with the most breathtaking Caribbean views, delivering unprecedented privacy.

Know Before You Go

  • Age restrictions: There is no uniform definition or rule on what constitutes an "adults-only" resort, so check the property's age restrictions before you hit the "book" button. Some properties put the minimum age limit at 12, and some at 16 or 18.
  • All-inclusive amenities: While you can expect your room and board to be fully covered by the all-inclusive rate, check the list of complimentary amenities and activities that are also included. There's usually no charge for nonmotorized water sports or nightly entertainment, but you'll have to pay separately for spa treatments, excursions, and some dishes and top-shelf spirits.
  • Adults-only vs. couples-only: While resorts don't usually enforce couples-only restrictions, some properties specialize in catering to honeymooning couples or those celebrating a special occasion seeking a romantic getaway. Before you go, do some research on the resort and the type of travelers it attracts so you won't feel out of place if you show up alone or with a group of friends.

How We Chose These Hotels

We evaluated dozens of adults-only all-inclusive hotels around the globe before selecting the best. We considered various factors, such as the property's reputation and quality of service, design and architecture, location, accessibility, and notable amenities. We also looked at each property’s dining options, whether there is a spa on site, and the kinds of experiences available to guests.

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