galley bay
Galley Bay in Antigua.

5 Adults-Only Resorts to Visit Right Now in the Caribbean 

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - March 9, 2024

Sometimes you just want that extra degree of serenity, of privacy, of seclusion. There is a reason, after all, that adults-only resorts are booming in popularity, particularly in the Caribbean: travelers want to know that when they arrive, they know what they’re getting. But the adults-only landscape is diverse, with a different kind of resort for just about every kind of travelers. For some, there are remote hotels perfect for the naturalist; for others, you can find boutique-style wellness hotels; others have the best of both worlds, with the relaxation you’re seeking and copious entertainment options to choose from. Here are five of our favorite adults-only retreats to check in to right now. 

all-inclusive resorts luxury

Galley Bay, Antigua This place is just breathtakingly beautiful. The intimate, 98-room Galley Bay is set on a stunning peninsula on the west coast of Antigua, with a sublime beach, a lagoon and a lush resort that teems with tropical birds and an overarching feeling of calm. The rooms are outstanding, whether you stay in the toes-in-the-sand rooms that are literally right on the beach to Galley Bay’s famous Gauguin Cottages, which come with their own private plunge pools and an extra dose of privacy. (It’s all-inclusive).

The Verandah overhead shot
One of two beaches at The Verandah Antigua, the island’s new adults-only resort.

The Verandah Antigua The buzziest adults-only all-inclusive resort in the Caribbean is the transformed Verandah, which officially relaunched late last year as an adults-only and marries the essence of tropical tranquility with an impressive slate of entertainment and activities, from the best mini-golf course in the Caribbean to an impressive new culinary program. You’ll also find some particularly lovely, classic Caribbean cottages shaded by palm trees.  

aruba rseort sustainability
The Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort on Eagle Beach.

Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, Aruba It just might be the greenest resort in the Caribbean, and this Aruba institution has turned the adults-only experience into an art form. Set on just about the most beautiful stretch of beach in Aruba (a prime perch on Eagle Beach), Bucuti is a mix of 59 rooms and 45 suites, all meticulously designed and outfitted with thoughtful touches like air purifiers and Tempur Pedic mattresses. Note: it’s not all-inclusive.

saint lucia resorts adults-only
Serenity at Coconut Bay in Saint Lucia’s rooms.

Serenity at Coconut Bay, Saint Lucia Set on the beautiful southern tip of Saint Lucia, this adults-only all-inclusive enclave has a very private collection of 36 suites, all with their own private plunge pools, all with impressive patios, waterfalls, and, most importantly, butler service. Even better? All of the amenities at the adjacent Coconut Bay resort are also available to you. 

a pool in the backyard
One of the plunge-pool rooms at Bamboo.

Bamboo Bonaire Boutique Resort This has always been oneour favorite boutique hotels in the wider Caribbean — and it’s also, happily, an adults-only. There’s just something about the design of this tiny hotel. It’s beautifully landscaped, with large rooms (including some with plunge pools), a Bali-inspired aesthetic and an impressive wellness program and spa. That’s without mentioning the on-site eatery, CHEFS, which we named this year as the fourth-best restaurant in the Caribbean. Note: it’s not all-inclusive.

Popular Posts the sexiest beaches including this resort at atlantis

The Sexiest Beaches in the Caribbean to Visit Right Now 

One is a beach with a nightclub-style pool right next door. Another is filled with beach bars — and even has its own au natural corner. Then there’s a beach that’s practically a nonstop party.  There are so many things that […]

The Best Caribbean Islands to Visit This Summer, From Antigua to St Croix

verandah antigua

We’ve been saying it for years, and we’ll keep saying it: in some ways, the Caribbean is even better in the summer months. The water is warm. It’s a bit less crowded, a little bit quieter. At night, the trade […]

American Airlines Just Expanded Its French Caribbean Flights

martinique american airlines

From the rainforests to the rum, the haute cuisine to the beaches, the French Caribbean island of Martinique is among the most diverse, fascinating places to visit in the wider region.  And now it’s easier than ever to fly to […]

Related Posts kimpton las mercedes with rooftop pool and bar

First Grand Cayman, Tulum and Roatan. Now Kimpton Is Opening in the Dominican Republic 

Locally-focused restaurants, sleek lobbies, thoughtful service and a reinvention of how hotels do happy hour. Kimpton has always been a unique hotel brand; but it wasn’t until 2016 that the company actually came to the Caribbean, with the outstanding Kimpton […]

American Airlines Is Adding More Daily Saint Lucia Flights 

point hardy

The world’s largest airline is expanding its nonstop service to the Eastern Caribbean island of Saint Lucia ahead of the summer season, Caribbean Journal has learned.  American Airlines is doubling its daily nonstop flights between Miami and Saint Lucia’s Hewanorra […]

The Best Food Tour in Belize Is a Journey Through Ambergris Caye 

belize food tour best

Tio Pil was born here when it was just a fishing village, went to work on the Panama Canal, and came back on his cargo boat. Pil, whose real name was Felipe Paz, helped to bring some of the first […]


Sign up for Caribbean Journal's free newsletter for a daily dose of beaches, hotels, rum and the best Caribbean travel information on the net.

No. Thank You