Eight Adults-Only Resorts Around The World
By Danielle Dorsey
While budget-friendly backpacking trips can be a confidence booster, it’s nice to treat yourself to an all-inclusive excursion ever so often.
Whether jet-setting with your significant other, or by yourself, adults-only resorts offer a peaceful experience with plenty of age-appropriate activities to keep you occupied.
Here are eight all-inclusive, adults-only resorts to add to your bucket list:
Nestled on a limestone cliff-side are The Caves, an intimate 12-cottage resort that invites guests to find their sense of adventure. Guest rooms come without TVs to encourage you to take advantage of unlimited drinks at the hidden rum bar, explore nearby reefs with complimentary snorkel gear and kayaks, and indulge in authentic Jamaican cuisine. Just down the coast is Negril’s Seven-Mile Beach.
Jade Mountain is an adults-only getaway that comes with 28 open-air suites that offer breathtaking views of the St. Lucia’s twin Pitons. Popular amongst newlyweds and freshly renewed married couples, the resort offers cooking classes and rum tastings at nearby farms, sunset cruises on the resort catamaran, an indoor infinity pool, and five-star scuba center, plus a restaurant headed by a James Beard-winning chef. A personal concierge is assigned to each room to cater to guests’ specific needs.
UNICO is the perfect choice for those who want to mingle on their all-inclusive vacation. Situated along the Mayan Riviera, the resort has 448 rooms, complete with either a swim-up pool for ground floor guests or a hot tub spa for rooftop rooms. Guests get a taste of local culture with mezcal tastings, art competitions, live music performances, and handcrafted souvenirs. Off-property adventures and some spa treatments are included in the rate.
This boutique resort is ideal for those who want a simple Caribbean getaway. Cottages are barebones with thatched roofs and stone walls, but the resort sits adjacent to a gorgeous beach and all-inclusive food offers a glimpse into local Antiguan delicacies. Non motorized water sports are also included in the rate. Guests must be 16 and older.
The Runaway holds the distinction of being a Black-owned, adults-only resort located on the secluded shores of Runaway Beach, Jamaica. Owned by New York couple Jeff Belizaire and Kalissa Marie, the community-oriented resort is the only bed and breakfast to be successfully funded on Kickstarter. The couple has since expanded into The Runaway Experience and hosts all-inclusive trips around the world, with their most recent excursion being to Morocco. 2019 trips are sold out, but you can join their mailing list to be notified of upcoming dates.
Fiji’s natural beauty and stunning coral reefs are on full display at Likuliku Lagoon Resort, home to Fiji’s only over-water bungalows. With four intimate dining areas to choose from, couples will feel like they’re on their own private getaway. The resort also has a luxury Tatadra spa where guests can pamper themselves with beauty and body treatments. Daytime activities include snorkeling, surfing, or a trip to the uninhabited Mociu Island nature reserve.
The Hurawalhi Island Resort offers a private island where adult guests are invited to frolic and play. Gorgeous guest rooms float atop the Indian Ocean and the resort is home to the world’s largest all-glass undersea restaurant. They also offer unique excursions plus a world-class spa and luxury dining options.
Overlooking the stunning Emerald Coast of Brazil is the intimate Pontas dos Ganchos Resort, which has 25 sleek bungalows complete with ocean views. There’s even an option to upgrade to a room with a hot tub or sauna. Explore the private island with helicopter tours, snorkeling classes, hiking and kayaking, or keep it lowkey at the resort’s indoor pool or private cinema. Ponta dos Ganchos occasionally makes exceptions to its 18+ rule on certain holidays.