20 Best Adults-Only All-Inclusive Resorts in the World
From cocktails to dance clubs, comfy rooms to gourmet cuisine, these adults-only all-inclusive resorts include everything you need for a vacation in one place, at one price. Let the fun begin!
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The perfect adults-only vacation
For a vacation that’s all of the fun and none of the stress, adults-only all-inclusive resorts are hard to beat. You simply choose your destination, pick a room, and the rest—from activities to food, and even tipping at many properties—is taken care of. You can leave your wallet in your room and simply dive right into vacation bliss without a worry. Depending on the destination you choose, you’ll find the ideal romantic retreat, a great girlfriends’ getaway, or a solo vacation sans kids…yours or anyone else’s. With this option, every pool will be the adults pool, and meals and entertainment options are more “grown up.” (However, if you’re looking for an all-inclusive family resort, we have plenty of ideas for those, too.)
How we chose our top adults-only all-inclusive resorts
To help you narrow down the extensive adults-only all-inclusive options—which include some of our favorite all-inclusive resorts in the U.S., the Caribbean, and Mexico—we consulted with travel experts who spend their careers finding the best vacation getaways. Then we double-checked their suggestions with user reviews and star ratings on TripAdvisor to make sure consumers agreed that these were indeed great spots with equally impressive activities, entertainment, and food. And finally, we highlighted the best in each category, to make it easy for you to find the best all-inclusive resort for your adults-only vacation.
Best adults-only resort for attentive service
Casa Velas, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
Designed to evoke a secluded Spanish hacienda, this hotel features 80 spacious suites, some with private pools and Jacuzzis, all nestled on the greens of Marina Vallarta’s 18-hole golf course. Although it’s not located right on the ocean, Casa Velas’ guests have complimentary beach access to Táu Beach Club just five minutes away (by private shuttle), complete with pool concierge service, loungers, and chairside service—as well as all-inclusive tropical cocktails and all-day sushi. Here, guests have the best of a small intimate property with all the amenities of a large resort, since they can also visit nearby Grand Velas to try out gym classes or dine at other restaurants, although TripAdvisor reviewers rave about the on-site Emiliano restaurant.
The other things reviewers can’t say enough about in their five-star reviews: the staff, who are “friendly,” “helpful,” and “incredible.” On the property, you’ll also find the ABJA Spa, which offers treatment rooms for singles and couples, a hydrotherapy area, a fitness center, and a beauty salon. And here’s one hotel amenity you don’t see every day: a handbag bar, where guests can enjoy use of a “loaner” designer handbag at no extra charge.
- Private beach-club access
- Handbag bar
- Not directly on the beach
Best adults-only resort for snorkeling
Club Med Turkoise, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
Sometimes a spot seems a little too good to be true, but then you realize it’s actually everything you oped it would be and more. Take, for instance, Club Med Turkoise, which sits on pristine Grace Bay, a bucket-list-worthy beach on a stretch of water considered to be one of the top diving and snorkeling spots in the world. It’s also home to Sharkies Bar, which offers one of the most gorgeous sunset views in all of Turks and Caicos.
What could be better? We’re so glad you asked. The whole resort is an adults-only paradise with all-day entertainment, yoga, golf, trapeze lessons, and water activities like snorkeling and sailing; you can even learn to scuba dive while you’re here. There’s also a waterside wine cellar, where you can toast your beach vacation with a glass of champagne or whatever other adult beverage you’re in the mood for.
- Located on one of the best beaches in the world
- Fantastic snorkeling and diving
- The wine cellar is an extra cost
Best adults-only resort for rain forest adventures
Tierra Magnifica, Nosara, Costa Rica
This 24-room, adults-only luxury all-inclusive is tucked away in a lush jungle at this popular island destination known for unspoiled nature, consistent surf, and a laid-back vibe. The boutique resort offers panoramic views of the ocean with the added melody of howler monkeys in the distance, an on-site waterfall, a nature trail, and meditation decks. You can also take guided nature tours into the rain forest to spot colorful birds and endemic wildlife; or for more unique views of the jungle, try zip lining through the treetops or kayaking along the Rio Nosara and Rio Montana.
Tierra Magnifica’s open-air setup also blends beautifully with the natural environment. Rooms, showers, and balconies open to face the jungle and the sea, providing tropical immersion at every step. And the rooms themselves mix nature’s elements with indulgences like luxurious bedding, oversized teak furnishings, bath amenities from local artisans, air conditioning, and Wi-Fi. Other perks: Complimentary made-to-order breakfast, afternoon appetizers, personal laundry, and unlimited access to the Gilded Iguana Surf Club, just a 10-minute drive away, for swimming, surfing, and stand-up paddleboarding.
- Boutique size
- Rain forest access
Best adults-only resort in the Northeast
The Lodge at Woodloch, Hawley, Pennsylvania
You might be surprised to discover that there’s a luxe, adults-only all-inclusive resort less than two hours from Philadelphia and New York City. The stunning setting for this award-winning destination spa may be easy to reach, but the 500 pristine wooded acres (which are home to a 15-acre private lake) in under-the-radar northwest Pennsylvania feels a world away from city life. And the plus-size rooms, gourmet dining options, and wide range of activities seal the deal.
The Lodge embraces a philosophy of personal awakening, and it offers more than 35 daily classes touching on everything from the expected (yoga and hiking) to the more meditative (watercolor painting and cooking) to the downright adrenaline-pumping (fire making and hatchet throwing). Seasonal features include summer lake activities such as kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and fishing, as well as chef-led garden dinners, with an option for sommelier wine pairings for a slight extra charge. After your activities of choice, make sure to head to the spa, indoor pool, and hot tubs for some well-deserved relaxation.
- Easy to reach
- Wide range of spa and wellness activities
- Alcohol costs extra
Best adults-only resort with tropical gardens
Galley Bay Resort & Spa, Five Islands Village, Antigua
At this sprawling 40-acre property, which is surrounded by lush tropical gardens, everything from the decor to the spa treatments incorporates natural elements. And let’s talk about those spa treatments for a minute—they sound good enough to eat. There’s a “Tropical Fruit Wrap” with papaya and pineapple that has anti-aging properties, a body scrub of lemongrass and ginger to boost blood flow, and a “Coconut Cocoon” for couples with soothing coconut milk, coconut oil, and grated coconut. As for the accommodations, you can choose from beachfront rooms and suites with soaking tubs and ocean views, or if you can, splurge on the Gauguin Cottages, where you’ll have access to private plunge pools and indoor and outdoor living spaces.
Spend your days at this dreamy Caribbean destination trying out the water sports included in your rate—snorkeling, kayaking, and catamaran sailing, to name a few—then catch the sunset at the oceanfront TeePee Bar. Cool off in the lagoon or the grotto pool, take a nature walk through a bird sanctuary, or while away a few hours at the resort’s Indulge Spa.
- Gorgeous greenery all around
- Water sports included
- Only one pool
Best adults-only wellness resort
Meliá Punta Cana Beach Resort, Dominican Republic
Set on the warm, breezy Bávaro Beach framed by golden sand, tall palm trees, and turquoise-blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, this adults-only all-inclusive resort is a perfect escape from everyday life. Guests of Meliá Punta Cana Beach can indulge in extensive culinary offerings across seven outlets, with everything from Asian, Greek, Spanish, and Tex-Mex offerings, as well as plenty of vegan and vegetarian options. You can also dine under the stars with a romantic dinner on the beach.
Plus, in addition to expected snorkeling and water sports, the resort recently launched the Wellbeing 360 Experience, a collection of resort wellness activities and rituals. The extensive program offers guests daily programming guided by experts, with activities such as yoga, meditation, culinary classes, bike tours, botanical-garden workshops, and fire-ritual ceremonies. Take things to the next level by staying at the Level Wellness Suites by Stay Well, which includes one spa treatment per day at Yhi Spa. The expansive spa features 10 suites with private outdoor showers and three couples’ suites with private Jacuzzis, saunas, steam rooms, and more.
- Wide range of included wellness programs
- Farm-to-table, organic focus at on-property restaurants
- Spa treatments are extra unless special packages or rooms are booked
Best adults-only resort in California
Alila Ventana Big Sur, California
A breathtaking resort with all-inclusive offerings in the heart of California’s rugged Central Coast may seem like an impossibility, but Alila Ventana Big Sur delivers big with both views and location, plus ultra-gourmet cuisine. Set on 160 acres of rolling meadows and redwood forests, the intimate 59-room resort overlooks the majestic Pacific coastline and provides myriad ways to enjoy the gorgeous surroundings, from bike tours to forest bathing. You’ll also be treated to amazing spa treatments, wellness-forward offerings, and privately curated experiences through the Alila Experiences program (for an extra fee).
- Unique activities, including “star bathing night hiking”
- Glamping in luxury tents available
- Not directly on the ocean
Best adults-only resort for foodies
Twin Farms, Barnard, Vermont
About 80 miles southeast of Burlington, the 300-acre Twin Farms in Barnard offers a culinary-focused getaway with 20 luxury cottages and activities that change with the seasons. Visit in the fall to take in the incredible New England foliage while canoeing on the resort’s tranquil pond or biking along leaf-covered pathways. Winter is perfect for cross-country or downhill skiing on the resort’s private groomed trails, or simply curling up fireside with a good book. Spring and summer are ideal for tennis, fishing, and swimming.
Rates at Vermont’s only five-star, all-inclusive Relais & Châteaux resort include all activities as well as three farm-to-table meals daily, and packed snacks for picnics. Chef Nathan Rich and his team dream up new menus daily, leaning on Vermont’s finest products sourced both on the property and with local and regional partners to delight palates.
- Picnics can be arranged anywhere on property
- Stand-alone cottages offer maximum privacy
- No cell service
Best adults-only resort for live entertainment
Marquis Los Cabos, San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
The contemporary design and bright accents of this modern property stand out against the rugged mountain landscape at the tip of the Baja California Sur peninsula. The adults-only all-inclusive resort sits beachfront where the desert mountains meet the Sea of Cortez, and effortlessly fuses luxury with romance and authentic Mexican flair. Entertainment is special here, too, with a different theme every night of the week—we’re talking fire performers, circus acts, Mexican dancers, and a burlesque cabaret show. All stays include suite accommodations, five dining options, a spa, and three oceanfront pools; upgrade to a private casita to have either a garden with a plunge pool or a rooftop pool and sundeck.
- Fresh pastries delivered to your room every morning
- Resort tours make it easy to explore popular spots in Mexico, including Las Cabos and the Baja peninsula
- Exciting array of nightly performances
- The oceanfront pools are a guest favorite and can be busy at times
- One restaurant has an upcharge
Best adults-only resort for a LGBTQ getaway
Sonesta Ocean Point, St. Maarten
St. Maarten calls itself the “Friendly Island,” and you’ll definitely feel that at Sonesta Ocean Point Resort. This adults-only all-inclusive is welcoming to every guest, and it bills itself as LGBTQ-friendly, too (which is not always the case in the Caribbean). In an ideal location to take in the breathtaking views over Maho Bay, the 130 all-suite, ultra-luxurious “resort within a resort” (it’s adjacent to Sonesta Maho Beach Resort, Casino & Spa, to which guests have full access to amenities) sits on the westernmost point of the island. It features three pools—including the Edge, which has a zero-entry cliffside beach—four bars, and three restaurants. Other resort amenities include 24-hour room service, a state-of-the-art fitness center, an open-air wellness area for yoga and outdoor exercise classes, and private cabanas. Amenities are complemented by personalized concierges and butler service in most suite categories.
Sonesta Ocean Point is registered with the International Gay & Lesbian Travel Association (IGLTA), the leading global resource in the LGBT tourism industry. The resort offers same-sex wedding ceremonies with a certified in-house wedding coordinator who has completed the Gay Wedding Institute Certificate Program. And it’s not just this property that’s LGBTQ-inclusive—the entire island, according to its website, recently declared itself the “Caribbean leader of LGTBQ+ travel.”
- Full access to amenities at the larger sister resort
- Limited entertainment
Best adults-only resort in Florida
Bungalows Key Largo, Florida
If a romantic, easy-to-reach getaway is what you’ve been searching for, then set your sights on Bungalows Key Largo. Located on the northernmost island (Key Largo), it’s the first and only all-inclusive resort in the Florida Keys. With only 135 private bungalows spread over 12 acres, you’ll enjoy plenty of privacy at this all-inclusive resort in Florida, especially since you’ll have an oversized veranda with an outdoor soaking tub and shower.
Spend your time exploring the property with included activities such as pedaling Huffy beach cruisers, paddleboarding and kayaking, and indulging in multicourse meals at gourmet dining spots and beachside eateries. For an additional fee, head out for a nautical happy hour aboard one of two floating tiki boats, sightsee on a sunset cruise aboard Lady B (a 56-foot catamaran), or relax in the spa. If you’re already looking to book your next vacation, consider taking one of these amazing all-inclusive cruises.
- A tropical location that’s easy to get to
- The waterfront location is perfect for boating and water sports
- All accommodations are stand-alone bungalows and have outdoor soaking tubs and showers
- Boat excursions cost extra
- Extra charge for in-room dining
Best adults-only resort for health-conscious travelers
Civana Wellness Resort & Spa, Carefree, Arizona
It’s no wonder that Civana Wellness Resort & Spa decided to open its doors in the aptly named town of Carefree (just north of Scottsdale). Here, you’ll spend your days enjoying daily complimentary wellness experiences—such as mindfulness, movement, personal growth, outdoor adventures, and creative arts—swimming in the main resort pool, playing tennis or pickleball, enjoying miles of nearby hiking and biking trails, and enjoying your luxuriously appointed room decorated in natural materials. Plus, unlimited food and beverages (excluding alcohol) to keep you fueled, and a $200 spa credit for each adult to indulge in even more R&R.
- Extensive (and included) wellness experiences
- Beautiful outdoor setting
- Not a beach resort
Best adults-only resort for authentic Mexican experiences
El Dorado Casitas Royale by Karisma, Riviera Maya, Mexico
At this romantic resort, you don’t have to splurge to get a suite, since every room here is a spacious “casita” suite with stunning views of the surrounding nature, balconies large enough to lounge on, outdoor showers, and king-size beds. You can also book suites with a private swimming pool and bar, which is pretty much heaven on earth.
Although it will be hard to leave your room, make sure you venture out, since there are 13 restaurants and 17 bars included in your stay. There are also 14 swimming pools (yes, you read that right), and activities ranging from archery to mezcal and wine tasting. And here’s a unique feature: The resort has a Temazcal, a type of Mayan sweat lodge, as well as a wide range of spa treatments using indigenous products and techniques. Having a hard time deciding between these adults-only all-inclusive resorts? Find out which vacation is right for you based on your zodiac sign.
- Temazcal for an authentic Mayan experience
- Mezcal tastings
- Better for couples than for singles or groups
Best adults-only resort for upscale amenities
The House by Elegant Hotels, Paynes Bay, Barbados
Situated on Barbados’ sparkling west coast, The House offers elegant service and amenities in a beautiful beachfront setting with stunning ocean views and just 34 boutique rooms. Through the gorgeous oversized wooden-door entrance await special touches such as 24/7 service ambassadors, champagne breakfasts, and afternoon tea. You’ll also find a range of included benefits you won’t find at many other places, including cooking classes and sailing lessons. Even a jet-lag massage is included, so you can decompress in style as soon as you arrive, as are candlelit dinners for two under the star-filled sky.
- Part of Marriott Bonvoy, so you can use points for a getaway
- Intimate setting
- In-house dining options are limited, but the resort offers free off-site transportation
Best adults-only resort on a private island
Cayo Espanto, San Pedro, Belize
You might never see a guest during your entire visit to this four-acre private island in Belize. The intimate property has just seven villas total, including Casa Ventanas, an overwater bungalow. The one-bedroom suite is at the end of a dock and surrounded entirely by crystal-blue water. You can see the sunset while lying in bed or watch the ocean’s many creatures bustling below your glass-bottom floor in the living room.
Everything at Cayo Espanto is customized to your desires, including the chef-crafted meals and water activities, like snorkeling the second-largest barrier reef in the world. You can also book fishing expeditions and bird-watching tours, or just float in the aqua waters and enjoy the sandy beach. The island’s spa feels like a private oasis and offers everything from massages to a Mayan coffee scrub and cocoa wrap. Just note that it takes a bit of work to get to a private island, and depending on what you choose (a local flight, followed by a boat ride vs. a quick, direct helicopter flight), costs will vary widely.
- If you book with friends, you can have the entire property to yourselves
- Hard to get to
- Limited entertainment
- Add-on costs for off-island activities like fishing and scuba diving
Best adults-only mountain resort
Triple Creek Ranch, Darby, Montana
Tucked away in the heart of the Rocky Mountains in Western Montana on 28,000 acres, this resort offers a variety of accommodations, including private cabins with wood-burning fireplaces and private hot tubs (perfect for stargazing), cottages, suites, and larger ranch-style homes. Of course, you won’t have to pay extra for meals, house beverages (including an extensive curated wine-by-the-glass list), or on-ranch activities, which are plentiful. Days can be spent horseback riding, fly-fishing, sapphire panning, skiing, and hiking. If you’re a snow bunny, these top-notch ski resorts should also be on your must-visit list.
- The perfect luxury-meets-rustic experience
- A variety of accommodations to choose from
- No evening entertainment
Best adults-only resort for overwater bungalows
Palafitos Overwater Bungalows, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
You don’t have to jet off to Bora Bora to experience some of the world’s best overwater bungalows. In fact, the accommodations at Palafitos Overwater Bungalows in Playa del Carmen are just as stunning as the ones in the South Pacific. This romantic resort—which has a perfect five-star rating on TripAdvisor for its butler service and postcard-worthy surroundings—is a well-worth-it splurge for couples. All accommodations come complete with private infinity plunge pools, expansive balconies, glass-bottom flooring (so you can see the sea without leaving your luxe bungalow), and direct ocean access. We’d also be remiss not to mention the overwater restaurant (which also has a glass floor) and the overwater spa.
- Stunning overwater bungalow accommodations complete with private pools and glass-bottom floors
- Private butler service
Best adults-only resort for spa treatments
BodyHoliday, Castries, St. Lucia
The luxe BodyHoliday St. Lucia has long been known as one of the top all-inclusive wellness resorts in the Caribbean. And it’s truly all-inclusive—even a spa treatment is included in the room rate every day, with options ranging from a full-body massage to a Lucian Lime and Ginger Scrub to seawater Thalassotherapy. Meals include healthy options in the Wellness Cafe, as well as indulgent choices at the full-service restaurants. And yes, you can have a cocktail here—there’s even a Wine Salon. Outdoors, the beach and the sparkling Caribbean Sea beckon, as do activities such as yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi, water sports, and golf and tennis. There are also guided wellness programs for an additional fee.
- Included spa treatments every day
- Extensive wellness and exercise options
- Need to make reservations in advance for top dining spots Tao and Windows
Best adults-only resort for a wild time
Hedonism II, Negril, Jamaica
Are you looking for a destination that’s a little more wild than mild? Then Hedonism II—an all-inclusive, clothing-optional (and, yes, adults-only) resort in Negril, Jamaica—may be just what you’re looking for. While there’s no pressure here to bare it all, it is a let-it-all-hang-out type of place, with bars and parties for every kink and interest, plus a focus on getting, well, sexy, all in a non-judgmental environment. It’s definitely not the place to be shy!
It also has all the regular hallmarks of all-inclusives, including multiple restaurants (clothing required) and bars to choose from, plus pools to lounge around and beach water sports. Plus, Jamaica’s Seven Mile Beach, one of the best beaches in the world, is just a 10-minute drive from the resort.
- Truly all-inclusive—even scuba for certified divers and tips are included
- Niche offerings
- If nudity makes you uncomfortable, stay away!
Best adults-only resort for romance
Rendezvous Resort, Castries, St. Lucia
Set on a two-mile stretch of Malabar Beach on a secluded bay, this boutique property caters to couples looking for romance. The all-inclusive Rendezvous Resort offers 100 rooms and suites, two restaurants, three freshwater swimming pools, and a multitude of land and water activities, including scuba diving and nightly entertainment. But where it really excels is in creating “stolen time” moments for couples. Sip champagne on the beach, dine with your toes in the sand, watch romantic movies like Titanic outside, indulge in a couples massage, or do some wine tasting—all just for you and your boo.
- Myriad activities just for two
- Multiple inclusions from scuba to unlimited tennis
- Not a good option for singles or friends