We get it people love their children and don’t mind other people’s little darlings, either. But if it’s serious R&R you’re after, a pool full of screaming kids and the thumping bass of an endless pool party isn’t going to help your cause. If you’re looking for an opportunity to truly — and we mean truly — wind down, look no further than these adult only all inclusive resorts that place a heavy emphasis on relaxation.
Each of the following picks has its own distinct atmosphere and vibe — from the secluded and luxurious, to the indulgently hedonistic: think easy-breezy sun and sand spots, tranquil forest getaways, foodie-approved gourmet havens, and more. But the one thing they do all have in common? Their efforts to create an oasis of calm where everyone can fully embrace the joys of adulthood. No crying babies interrupting your hangover, no asking for the kids’ menu, no teens running feral. Just pure unadulterated relaxation. Heaven.
So whether you’re taking a baecation, or you just want to avoid other people’s sprogs where humanly possible, here are some of the best adult only all inclusive resorts to try out for size.
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- All inclusive resorts in the United States
- All inclusive adults only resorts in Mexico
- The best Caribbean resorts for couples
All inclusive resorts in the United States
The range of options here is outstanding, but if you are looking for the best all inclusive resorts in the US, we’ve got you covered with the following suggestions. From a ranch in Montana, a vast resort in Florida, to a French-inspired retreat in Napa Valley, these are the cream of the crop.
1. Triple Creek Ranch, Montana, US
Located on 10,000 acres of wilderness in southwest Montana, Triple Creek Ranch has everything you need to feel as if you’ve been whisked off to another world: oversized bedrooms with wood-burning fireplaces; plush robes and slippers; and cozy lounging areas where you can curl up with a book. It’s like having your own private lodge that boasts all the comforts of home.
The owners have gone to some pretty extreme lengths to ensure that guests have an array of winding down options to choose from — From fly fishing (with complimentary fly-casting clinics, equipment included) to skiing, swimming, meditation, yoga, candle-making, winter dog sledding and more. That’s something to keep you occupied every day of your stay.
It doesn’t hurt either that Triple Creek’s kitchens are run by Chef Jacob Leatherman, who’s been cooking up gourmet dining experiences at the lodge for over 15 years. But perhaps best of all is their enviable wine cellar, this luxury resort’s crown jewel. The expansive list features tons of Big Sky Country’s finest vintages — mostly from at-home wineries — meaning wine buffs will never run out of options for activities built around sipping.
2. The Point Resort, New York, US
If your idea of New York equals bright lights, big city, then this adults-only haven will tip all that on its head. Hidden away in a six-million-acre park, this resort is a paradise of shimmering lakes, soaring mountains, and sweet pine-scented air.
Guests here can choose between woodside cabins or waterfront boathouses, all of which have wall-to-wall views of the very best nature has to offer. There’s black-tie-suggested dining on Wednesdays and Saturdays, and plenty of activities to choose from — think kayaking, tennis and fishing for sporty types, plus seaplane tours and island picnics for that once-in-a-lifetime treat. After a day spent on the water, head back and unwind: cocktails on the flagstone terrace, a moonlit stroll to the bonfire area — or perhaps reclining on a plush sofa by the piano is all you can muster.
3. Bungalows Key Largo, Florida, US
If all-inclusive conjures up images of stale buffets and a round of sunlounger stand-off with the other guests, here’s one to change your mind. Bungalows Key Largo is all-inclusive done right: a luxury resort that’s small enough to feel like a home-from-home, with spacious bungalows and suites scattered around the lush 12-acre grounds.
The resort has two pools and they run yoga exercise classes — if you feel like being active. On the water, there’s snorkeling and paddleboarding, kayaking, island-hopping and tiki boats, which you can book an excursion. And when it comes to eating out, all of the Bungalows’ restaurants present locally sourced dishes: choose between Fish Tales (that’s casual dining overlooking the ocean), Sea Señor (freshly caught and cooked seafood with a Mexican lean), or Bogie and Bacall’s (fine dining and costs $300 extra for two people).
4. Auberge du Soleil, California, US
Although this is the only one of our adult only resorts in the United States that’s not all-inclusive, Auberge du Soleil is worth a mention. Unlike wine and cheese, kids and tipple-tasting just don’t mix — and the owners of Auberge du Soleil think so too. This luxury boutique hotel is nestled slap-bank in California’s Napa Valley, an hour’s drive from San Francisco. The hotel is surrounded by vineyards, so if you want to feel like you’re in one of those wine adverts where the sun always shines, here’s your chance.
The rooms are all unique, but all feature French doors opening onto decked terraces with pool or garden views. Glass-walled bathrooms sit alongside freestanding tubs, while high ceilings give way to floor-to-ceiling windows that flood your room with natural light. Banish any jet lag during a massage at the spa before a sunset cocktail and dinner at the Michelin star-winning restaurant. Offering Californian cuisine with French flair, take your pick from fresh oysters, juicy steaks, and an array of locally sourced specialties whipped into shape by Executive Chef, Robert Curry.
All inclusive adults only resorts in Mexico
There’s also a huge selection of all inclusive resorts in Mexico but not all are adult only. Many cater to family holidays, so if you are looking for a peaceful or the best vacation spots for couples, here’s out picks, all without the soundtrack of screaming children.
5. Marquis Los Cabos, Mexico
Arguably the best adult only all inclusive resort in Mexico and hidden on a stretch of unspoiled coastline between San Jose del Cabo and Cabo San Lucas, Marquis Los Cabos is surrounded by majestic mountains and bright turquoise waters. The chic property features 26 casitas equipped with ultra-deep jetted tubs, Mexican artwork, and spacious private balconies for soaking up the rays. Oh, and they all come with sea views, so that’s unadulterated sunsets on tap (minus rowdy spring-breakers playing frisbee).
The resort has a glittering central pool, plus two infinity numbers, all surrounded by five gourmet restaurants bursting with local and international flavors to sample. Winding things down even further is easy thanks to the resort’s 13,000 square-foot spa, which includes an array of treatment options for upping the relaxation: think indulgent body wraps, soothing massages, and facials enriched with diamond extract.
6. Hotel Xcaret, Mexico
Since the best all inclusive resorts in the Riviera Maya have a reputation for boozy pool parties, it may come as a bit of a surprise to find this hidden oasis slap bang in the middle of it all. Not only is this adults-only spot seriously serene: it’s also the first hotel in the Americas to win an EarthCheck certification for its sustainability — so you can kick back and relax from an ethical standpoint as well.
A great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of hectic daily life, Hotel Xcaret is set in 30 acres of lush tropical gardens. Enjoy two outdoor swimming pools, or unwind with a spa treatment at their world-class wellness complex.
The best Caribbean resorts for couples
We’re focusing on squarely on the best all inclusive resorts in the Caribbean for couples in this section. We’re talking tailor-made romantic packages, candlelit dinners, dreamy accommodation, and even a clothing-optional property.
7. Jade Mountain Resort, St Lucia
Jade Mountain is an oasis of luxury perched upon a cliffside with spectacular sea views backed by jagged mountains. You’ll find luxurious amenities throughout, including marble bathrooms with waterfall showers with island views, a private pool in every suite and 24-hour butler service. When it comes to views, this one’s the pick of the crop: each room only has three walls, so there’s absolutely nothing standing between you and that magnificent Caribbean backdrop — save a chilled glass of local rum, that is.
A chiseled stone and glass creation with a strong sense of style, Jade Mountain is luxurious with a capital L. But what’s surprising about this resort is how many activities they have on offer for their guests, from bike tours to yoga classes and scuba diving — so you can mix your relaxation with some adventure, too.
8. Hedonism II, Negril, Jamaica
With its lazy river, white sand beach and all-day dining restaurant serving everything from grilled fish to jerk chicken, Hedonism II is the perfect destination for those who just want to relax. But, nice as this all is, it’s not the main pull. Not by far…
Hedonism by name, hedonism by nature: this clothing-optional resort is one of the best swinger’s resorts in the world. Kick back on the world-famous Seven Mile Beach, sink a fruity cocktail or two, then try out one of the adult activities: we’re talking themed parties, playrooms, and naked discos aplenty. Yes, Hedonism II has everything you need to enjoy your swimsuit-free holiday by day…and, um…your fellow guests by night. Ahem.
9. Renaissance Wind Creek Aruba Resort
Renaissance Wind Creek Aruba Resort offers a serene escape, with a giant pool and a prime beachfront location. The property’s accommodations feature LCD TVs, rain showers, spacious balconies and marble bathrooms with jetted tubs. Then there’s the chandelier-lit casino, designer shops, ocean views and this spot is shaping up to have all the trimmings of luxury getaway.
Located on one of the best Caribbean islands Aruba, in the capital city, Oranjestad, this resort offers two types of accommodation: the family-friendly Renaissance Ocean Suites and the adults-only Renaissance Marina Hotel, starting at $179. That’s a super-affordable rate if you want to get away from screaming toddlers, compared to other adults-only hotels in the area (other nearby resorts start at $350). Throw in free breakfast and a newly revamped private island that’s only accessible to guests of the hotel, and you’ve got yourself a deal.