Adults only resorts are the perfect accommodations for those looking to get intimate in a more serene, tranquil setting than larger, family-friendly resorts can sometimes offer.
With a range of dramatic landscapes from unspoiled beaches to cliffs and rainforests , the Caribbean offers some of the best adults only hotels and resorts in the world.
To help narrow down your bucket list of adults only vacations, Caribbean Journal broke down the hottest, best adults only hotels in the region.
Here are our favorites to visit in 2023, from sought-after sanctuaries in Antigua to wellness hotels in the Mexican Caribbean, some all-inclusive resorts and others smaller boutique EP hotels.. Where are your favorite adults only hotels and resorts? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your top picks.
Hammock Cove, a jewel in the Elite Island Resorts portfolio, consists of 42 cottage-style villas, all with private plunge pools. Other notable features of the villas include massive bathrooms, expansive decks with wet bars and swinging chairs and beautiful sea views. It’s one of the ultimate all-inclusive resorts in the Caribbean, and a true bucket-list retreat.
The Fred, named after King Frederik V of Denmark and also the namesake for the town of Frederiksted where the property is located, is a beachfront, boutique resort and spa that includes a restaurant and a gift shop. It’s the only beachfront resort that’s also located in town and the first new hotel to open on St. Croix since 1986.The Fred is made up of six renovated and preserved historic structures, each with its own unique personality and story. For example, Totten House is named after early civil rights leader Ashley Totten and it is the signature structure on the property. It was originally constructed in 1790.
Bamboo Bonaire Boutique Resort
Bamboo Bonaire is an intimate boutique resort that offers luxurious cottages in a tropical, romantic setting with a personal touch. The hotel’s private cottages are decorated in Indonesian style. All cottages feature a private porch surrounded by a tropical garden. It offers Deluxe, Deluxe Plus, Superior Cottages and Honeymoon Suite categories. The best room here is the Honeymoon Suite, which comes with a fully equipped kitchen, a private garden with a salt water Jacuzzi, an outdoor shower, a barbecue grill and a luxurious bathroom.
Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, Aruba
This romantic adults-only Aruba resort has 45 suites and 59 guest room and is known primarily for its location on an impressive spot of Eagle Beach, Aruba’s most stunning stretch of sand. 104 rooms and suites at this celebrated resort include personal concierge service, breakfast and WiFi. Most notably, though, is the resort’s passionate, overarching commitment to sustainability, something that flows across the resort.
Sandals newest all-inclusive resort in Curaçao has been garnering a lot of buzz since opening in June.There are 24 room categories at this resort. The best room is the Awa Seaside Butler Bungalow with Private Pool. The property features unlimited dining at eight restaurants; three new food trucks; breakfast, lunch, dinner and anytime snacks; unlimited premium liquors; 13 bars, including a swim-up bar; a stocked bar in every room and unlimited Robert Mondavi Twin Oaks wines.
The adults-only Le Blanc Spa Resort Los Cabos features more than 260 rooms. The resort’s rooms and suites include private terraces with ocean views. The restaurants and bars also feature ocean views.
Rooms and suites equipped with living spaces, a king or two standard double beds, large bathrooms with luxurious bathtubs and rain shower heads, though we are rather fond of the resort’s Royale suites, either the Junior or, if you’re splurging, the Royale Governor Suite Oceanfront. It’s the flagship of the Le Blanc brand, one that is committed to wellness and adults-only relaxation.
Aruba Ocean Villas is the only hotel in Aruba with overwater villas and authentic beach bungalows. Guests need to be at least 21 years old here, making it the ideal spot for engagements, honeymoon, anniversaries or other romantic escapes. This is a small boutique hotel with a focus on quality over quantity. It is locally owned and designed by Osyth.
La Casa de la Playa, Riviera Maya
This new boutique resort in the Riviera Maya by architect David Quintana opened in December 2021 with 63 ocean front suites, wine and dining experiences by celebrity chefs, private transportation in luxury car and admission and exclusive activities in Grupo Xcaret parks.La Casa de la Playa is a boutique hotel divided into 3 buildings: Natural, Fiesta and Wellness. All have been designed to captivate guests with their nature views. The rooms are decorated with works of art and craftwork handmade by Mexican talent.
Keyonna Beach Resort is a beachfront property in Antigua for couples only. Beachfront Sanctuary Pool Cottages enjoy the best of locations providing more than 1,200 feet of space. A private plunge pool, a private garden, a private outdoor shower, and steps away from what may as well be your own private beach are all top features of this category. Set a mere steps from the water’s edge, the 600-square-foot Sunset Beachfront Room is centrally located in the main building with the easiest and most direct access to the beach.Select one of a collection of eight Sunset Beachfront Rooms at either a beach level or upper level. The room comes with a private entrance and balcony.
StolenTime by Rendezvous, Saint Lucia
StolenTime by Rendezvous is an all-inclusive luxury resort for adults on the island of Saint Lucia Breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner daily, with three restaurant options to choose from, are included. Beverages include premium brand alcohol and wine by the bottle at dinner. There is a daily “Bubbly Hour” in the champagne bar. Also included are land sports, yoga, archery, pilates, water aerobics and volleyball. There is also unlimited tennis with the on-site tennis professional. That is along with exclusive access to The Spa at The Water Garden—with a range of restorative treatments. There is also a fully equipped fitness center, a Manager’s Cocktail Party weekly, nightly entertainment from live music to steel drum bands, and cultural shows.
The Caves, Negril, Jamaica At The Caves in Jamaica, there are 12 custom-designed, cliffside cottages located atop sea caves. Eleven handcrafted wood and stone thatched-roof cottages, plus a 4-bedroom fully self-contained luxury villa, are interwoven between 10 acres of vegetation and naturally formed caves. The Caves sits along the limestone cliffs of the West End of Negril, right next to the famous Negril Lighthouse in Jamaica.
Rising above the 600 acre beachfront resort of Anse Chastanet, Jade Mountain Resort on St. Lucia’s south-western Caribbean coastline is made up of 24 infinity pool sanctuaries. With the fourth wall of every room entirely absent, Jade Mountain offers close-up views of the island’s famous Piton mountains.An additional panoramic quality is provided by sanctuaries on particular elevations and those located on corners. In addition to the 24 infinity pool sanctuaries, there are five Sky Whirlpool suites that feature a large bath tub for two, but do not have a private pool.A wide range of spa services can be enjoyed in the privacy of the Jade Mountain sanctuaries or at Kai en Ciel, Jade Mountain’s boutique spa and fitness studio.
Serenity at Coconut Bay, Saint Lucia
Serenity at Coconut Bay offers 36 Plunge Pool Suites just minutes from Hewanorra International Airport. Serenity is specifically designed for couples looking for the perfect romantic getaway in the Caribbean. Luxuries include private and spacious indoor and outdoor living areas, mahogany king beds, fine dining, craft cocktails, butler service, 24-hour room service and personalized top-shelf bar.
Cayo Espanto is an island off the coast of Belize in the Caribbean Sea. It is one of the roughly 450 islands of the Belize Barrier Reef. Administratively it is part of the Belize District and is a private property. All of Cayo Espanto’s seven premium villas are seafront and on the beach with private pools. It is located three miles off the coast of San Pedro, Belize. The seven beach villas are situated so that you may not see another guest for the duration of your stay.
The Escape at Nonsuch Bay Resort, Antigua
Escape at Nonsuch Bay Resort in Antigua is a modern adults-only, all-inclusive getaway perfect for couples. It consists of 40 luxury ocean front plunge pool suites designed with comfort, romance and island living in mind. Each suite is designed with a king sized bed, along with an en-suite bathroom with a separate shower and double vanity basins. The suites also feature an elegant wet bar coffee center, along with a seating area perfectly aligned to the views, an outdoor soaking tub and relaxing day beds overlooking the private pool. The Escape features its own Fine Dining Restaurant and Bar, Pool and other public facilities and a selection of unique dining options, romantic extras and wellness experiences.
All inclusive meals are provided exclusively at the Drift Restaurant located at Escape. Additional dining options are available over at the Sea Grape Beach Bar and Panini Grill and the independently owned Rokuni Restaurant, part of the Sheer Rocks portfolio.