Looking to take a relaxing, romantic vacation in the Caribbean? While that’s definitely possible with children, avoiding kids splashing in the pool, tantrums on the beach, and, well, the things kids generally do can up the romance factor ten-fold. We’ve been to the Caribbean too many times to count, and have hit up some of the region’s most famous adults-only resorts. Our investigators have compared them all to see how they stack up — from the guest rooms, to pools, beaches, and dining. Take a look at the 20 best adults-only resorts in the Caribbean and start planning your warm-weather escape.
There's a reason that Jade Mountain Resort is one of the most popular resorts on Oyster.com year after year (and even after multiple visits, we can't wait to get back). This gorgeous property overlooking the Pitons features only 29 suites, each with an open wall that looks out over the sea. Rooms here are designed for romance, with canopy beds, and whirlpool tubs, and most have private infinity pools. Jade Mountain offers half-board and more cost-effective all-inclusive plans — the latter include all drinks and meals. Four-course room service and private dining is also available.
Le Sivory Punta Cana resort offers a premium collection of amenities, most geared toward travelers looking to relax. It also happens to be one of the most peaceful resorts in the Punta Cana region. There's a small beach with lounge chairs and lots of shade from palm trees, a lovely outdoor pool with bar service, and a tennis court. The real draw is the dining, though, with four restaurants ranging from Mediterranean buffet fare to fine-dining international food served a la carte. All-inclusive rates cover food and drinks, including room service, plus a range of activities such as yoga and nightly entertainment.
With a quiet location in Trelawny Parish, a short distance from airport in Montego Bay, Jamaica, this adults-only all-inclusive is ideal for travelers wanting to focus more on relaxation than on partying. Excellence Oyster Bay Rooms are a highlight, with spacious, contemporary decor livened up with splashes of bright color. Junior Suite Oceanfront rooms are particularly romantic, with oversized whirlpool tubs and views right out over the ocean, while Junior Suite with Private Pool units offer their own 120-square-foot (11-square-meter) swimming pools. Facilities include a lovely spa with a hydrotherapy circuit and an impressive spa menu, a huge fitness center, and a range of restaurants offering everything from a la carte seafood to buffet dining. The generous all-inclusive rates here cover top-shelf liquor, 24-hour room service, stocked minibars, and free non-motorized watersports. Guests staying in club-level rooms, Beach Villas, and select suites also get access to the Excellence Club, with its own exclusive restaurant and a private pool and beach club.
This all-inclusive adults-only property offers great rooms and a generous all-inclusive plan that includes top-shelf liquor and lobster. Stand-out room types include the Junior Swim-Up Suite, which features swim-up access to a semi-private pool, and the Terrace Suite with Plunge Pool with a huge private rooftop terrace equipped with its own plunge pool. Many visitors opt to stay here after weighing the pros and cons between Excellence El Carmen vs. Excellence Punta Cana. Note that El Carmen offers a more modern style and attracts a slightly younger crowd, with more extensive menus and more pools than its sister property.
This intimate, romantic resort has only 12 private cottages carved into a cliffside overlooking the sea. Year after year, it's one of the most popular all-inclusive hotels in Jamaica, and with good reason. The Caves' all-inclusive plan includes high-quality food made from locally sourced, seasonal ingredients; even five-course candlelight dinners are part of the rates. Other perks include free snorkeling and kayaking trips and there's a small on-site spa where guests can get massages and other treatments for an additional fee.
Ladera Resort St. Lucia is a quiet, adults-only property offering rustic, natural suites with plunge pools, some with waterfall features or swings. Even the entry-level Gros Piton and Rainbow Suite categories are spacious and come with lovely rainforest views. Although the resort is not on the beach, this beautiful property offers plenty of perks, including a tiny spa, a gym, and a lovely pool that looks out over the Pitons. There's a shuttle to Sugar Beach for those who want to hit the sand. Ladera also offers a library area with books and board games, wedding planning services, and even a small boutique selling sundries and swimwear. All rooms include airport transfers and all-inclusive rates are available.
The all-suite Iberostar Grand Rose Hall is the fanciest of three Iberostar properties clustered together in Montego Bay, and Rose Hall guests get access to facilities at all three. Highlights include an elegant spa with a hydrotherapy relaxation room, a quiet beach, a huge infinity pool, and plush rooms with large marble bathrooms. The all-inclusive rates cover all meals, including at specialty restaurants, top shelf liquor, non-motorized watersports, and a free round of golf at the nearby Cinnamon Hill Golf Course.
This intimate, boutique all-inclusive resort offers quiet, romantic rooms alongside a dramatic coastal setting. You see, Cocobay Resort sits atop a rocky bluff overlooking Valley Church Bay. Views are fantastic throughout the property, particularly from rooms in the Premium Waterfront Suite category, which look right out over the sea. For a small resort, Cocobay packs in a lot of amenities, with three beaches, four infinity pools, and a spa, plus two restaurants and all-inclusive rates that cover wine and cocktails.
Popular with wedding groups and couples, Sanctuary Cap Cana adults-only all-inclusive resort features an excellent spa, multiple pools, and a range of room types. However, the wide, white-sand beach may be its best selling point. The resort went through extensive renovations in 2018, completely refurbishing the huge spa and fitness center and adding an additional 140 rooms. New rooms fall into the Premium, Luxury, and Premium Luxury Junior Suite categories, which feature predominantly white decor with pops of turquoise. Even so, we still think some of the best rooms are from the older collection, such as the Castle Island Suite (with three indoor plunge pools) and the Honeymoon Suite with its own private outdoor plunge pool. Dining here gets solid marks as well, with all-inclusive packages that cover food in a variety of reservation-free restaurants serving everything from Chinese fare to steak.
Set right on a narrow strip of beach, Cobblers Cove is an intimate, quiet resort offering beautiful, bright suites, a chic pool area, and great dining. It's important to note that Cobblers Cove is family-friendly through part of the year, but operates an adults-only period from January through March. If you want a kid-free escape, head to Cobblers Cove then. The big draw for many guests of this property is that it houses Camelot, a celebrated fine-dining restaurant offering a menu of seafood, meat dishes, and local specialties; note that there is a dress code. All-inclusive packages are available.
Situated on Eagle Beach in the Low-Rise Hotel district, this 14-acre property offers a quiet, romantic getaway for adults keener on lounging than partying. Rooms are sleek and contemporary, with dark-wood furnishings and pops of color, but the real draw here is the beautiful beach, which is kept in impeccable condition thanks to daily cleanings. Bucuti & Tara also offers a spa, non-motorized water sport rentals, and great dining options, from five-course dinners at Carte Blanche to beachfront dining at Elements. However, note that this property is not an all-inclusive, and only breakfast is included in room rates.
Spread out over 27 acres on the southwestern tip of Grenada, this adults-only (and, more specifically, couples-only) resort offers plenty of on-site activities and amenities, all designed with romance in mind. Highlights include five pools,10 dining outlets (with plenty of a la carte options) and a wide variety of nightly entertainment options; they even offer a weekly chocolate buffet. As a bonus, free round-trip airport transfers are covered by the all-inclusive rate.
This Montego Bay adults-only resort offers spacious, romantic rooms and suites with comfortable beds and terraces or balconies across a range of categories and price points. All of the rooms measure at least 493 square feet (46 square meters) and offer views out over the resort or the sea. The Oceanview King units are on upper floors and have balconies with sea views while Ocean Front units are right on the ground floor but have similar views. As the names suggest, Swim-Up Room/Swim-up Suite categories offer direct access to a swim-up pool from their patios, while units in the Butler Suite category start at 1,145 square feet (106 square meters) and offer personalized butler services. The all-inclusive rates here cover meals and alcohol across a variety of dining outlets, but there aren't many organized activities, especially compared to more family-focused resorts in the area. However, there is a small manmade beach with a volleyball net, a small open-air spa, and a sleek fitness center with a solid array of modern machines.
On a lovely stretch of white-sand beach, Breathless Punta Cana is a huge all-inclusive with 750 suites and a high-energy, swinging ambience. You'll find plenty of activities, including slots and games at the Breathless Punta Cana Casino as well. The all-inclusive rates here cover most of the property features, including dining at buffet and a la carte restaurants and 24-hour room service. Guests staying in Xhale Club rooms get extra perks such as access to VIP restaurants and a dedicated section at the beach. Those who opt for the Unlimited Luxury option receive extras like reservation-free dining at a la carte restaurants.
This high-end all-inclusive offers luxurious rooms with four-poster beds, some with swim-out pool access or whirlpool hot tubs. The generous Secrets Wild Orchid all-inclusive rate covers food and drink across 10 restaurants that operate on a first-come, first-served basis. There's an impressive array of cuisine on offer, including Mexican, Italian, French, and Jamaican fare. Non-motorized water sports and plenty of other activities — including dance classes — are also covered by the rate.
A short drive from downtown Montego Bay, Sandals Royal Caribbean Resort and Private Island is geared toward couples looking for an intimate place to stay with all of the perks typically found at larger all-inclusive resorts. The vibes here are romantic, with lovely rooms (some with swim-up access) as well as overwater bungalows. You'll also find seven pools and a wide variety of activities, from nightly shows to free non-motorized watersports. The all-inclusive rates here are generous, and cover premium alcohol as well as restaurants offering everything from Thai cuisine to French fine dining.
This quiet, 53-acre boutique property features Caribbean-inspired rooms that look over a lovely stretch of white-sand beach. There are four restaurants, all of which are covered by the all-inclusive rates, along with a variety of activities including cocktail parties and barbecue nights with steel drum performances, and non-motorized water sports are included in the all-inclusive rates.
Situated in a quiet area a good 45-minute drive from the airport, Excellence Punta Cana offers an upscale, all-inclusive experience with plenty of on-site activities. The two pools are a highlight (one runs nearly the entire length of the property), as is the two-story spa, complete with a hydrotherapy circuit. The all-inclusive package is particularly generous and covers top-shelf liquor along with access to all sorts of restaurants, from a French bistro to a lobster spot.
Set on a private stretch of beach that’s devoid of kids, the adults-only wing of this four-resort Palladium complex offers a wide range of room types equipped with canopy beds, jetted tubs, and minibars (included in the all-inclusive rate). TRS Turquesa features include five bars with premium liquor, a buffet restaurant, and two additional a la carte restaurants (including a lovely French spot), and guests get access to all of the facilities and restaurants found at the sister resorts on the same complex. Another major highlight? A gourmet multi-course dinner and cabaret show per person at the on-site Chic Cabaret is included with every stay.
This adults-only property on Paradise Island, just outside of Nassau and a quick walk from Atlantis, offers bright, sleek rooms, many with balconies and sea views. However, it's the features that really stand out here, with a white-sand beach with free snorkeling gear, a 24-hour gym, a lovely spa with seaside massages, and a huge lagoon pool flanked by lounge chairs. The all-inclusive package covers drinks, meals, snacks, activities, and even tips, with a variety of dining options, from an all-day buffet to a steak-and-seafood restaurant, Edgewater Grill.