Few settings are as relaxing as a blissful Caribbean beach — until a toddler throws a tantrum because the ocean is too wet or the siblings seated next to you start squabbling over who gets the better sun lounger. Sometimes, adults just want a peaceful beach vacation free from kids. And that’s okay. Fortunately, there are plenty of Caribbean all-inclusive resorts that are made just for grown-ups. From the Dominican Republic to the Bahamas, these are the best all-inclusive Caribbean resorts for adults only where your meals, activities, and peace of mind are all taken care of.
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1. Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa — Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Of all the Caribbean islands, the Dominican Republic is the most visited. And for many visitors, Punta Cana is the first and only stop. All-inclusives are as common as palm trees here, which can make choosing the right one challenging — unless you want an adults-only getaway. Secrets Cap Cana is tucked away in a gated community on Juanillo Beach whose balmy waters are rivaled only by the resort’s lagoon-style infinity pool. Couples are treated like VIPs here, with special promos for honeymoons, anniversaries, vow renewals, and even elopements, although the girlfriend’s getaway package is pretty enticing too.
2. The Caves Hotel — Negril, Jamaica
Unlike the massive, multi-story Caribbean all-inclusive resorts many of us associate with the region, The Caves Hotel promises a boutique experience and a cliffside setting that blends right into the scenery, with a front-row view to the iconic neighboring Negril lighthouse. The hotel only has 12 cottages and suites. The rest of the property is devoted to lush gardens; enchanting grottos, one of which houses a rum bar; a romantic cavern restaurant, a saltwater pool and oceanview whirlpool, and a full-service Aveda spa. Although there’s no beach access, water sports ranging from snorkeling and kayaking to cliff-jumping are all on offer here.
3. Sonesta Ocean Point Resort — Maho Village, Sint Maarten
This adults-only resort on Sint Maarten, the Dutch half of the split Caribbean island of Saint Martin, gives classic all-inclusive vibes. It’s located right on Maho Bay a short drive from Princess Juliana International Airport, which just so happens to be one of the most thrilling airports travelers can fly into. There’s plenty to do without ever leaving the property, from the resort’s three pools and restaurants to its four bars and lounges. When you do decide to venture into Maho Village, test your luck at neighboring Casino Royale, the island’s largest gaming emporium. Then head back to Sonesta for a morning massage at the Serenity Spa.
4. Serenity at Coconut Bay — Eau Piquant, Saint Lucia
Serenity at Coconut Bay is not just an adults-only all-inclusive resort — it’s designed specifically for couples. Everything about the resort is catered toward romance, starting with luxurious suites that open to private plunge pools. Equally impressive is the promise of butler service, which allows couples to arrange exclusive pool and beach cabanas, book in-room spa treatments, enjoy patio breakfasts and candlelit dinners for two, and have bubble baths drawn before bed. You can even have your bags unpacked and pressed for you on arrival.
5. Warwick Paradise Island — Nassau, Bahamas
While the homey rooms and suites make Warwick Paradise Island feel like your very own condo in the Bahamian capital, the endless amenities are quick to remind you why all-inclusive Caribbean resorts can be better than rentals. To start, there are five restaurants, two bars, a private harbor, and a beautiful white-sand beach at your fingertips, with a long list of daytime activities and nightly entertainment on offer. Topping it all off is a 10,000-square-foot terrace that’s the perfect vantage point to admire the marina. Guests ages 16 and older are welcome at Warwick Paradise Island, so feel free to invite your adult children to get in on the fun.
6. Hotel Riu Palace Antillas — Noord, Aruba
Rubbing elbows with some of the finest luxury accommodations in Aruba, Hotel Riu Palace Antillas is located on Palm Beach, one of the most popular spots on the island to dine and drink, shop for souvenirs, and try just about any water sport under the Caribbean sun, from banana boating and parasailing to water skiing and flyboarding. While the beach can get crowded, booking a room at this resort ensures you’ll get a spot in the sand. Better yet, spring breakers are not permitted here as they are at some other Hotel Rui properties, so you can rest assured that the resort’s dancefloor, casino, and nightlife will be fun without being overrun by students.
7. Sandals Grenada — Saint George’s, Grenada
Located in the hilly Grenadian capital, which is surrounded by a volcanic crater, this adults-only Sandals resort is a dream vacation for water lovers. Not only do guests have exclusive access to the island’s Pink Gin Beach, but they can also take advantage of the resort’s PADI-certified scuba center, snorkel gear, Hobie Cats, paddleboards, and kayaks, all of which come with professional instructors for beginners. If that’s not enough, this resort has some of the coolest hotel pools you’ll ever see, including “pools in the sky and living rooms in the swimming pools, private plunge pools, cascading waterfalls, and meandering river pools.”
8. Cocobay Resort — Valley Church, Antigua
Location is everything at the Cocobay Resort on Antigua’s west coast. About 45 minutes from the airport and 25 minutes from the Antiguan capital, Satin John’s, the resort is far enough away from the island’s hubs to feel remote yet close enough to be convenient. Immediately surrounding the resort are no fewer than six spectacular beaches, and the fun-packed Jolly Harbor complex is just a few minutes away for golfers, tennis players, boaters, shoppers, casino-goers, and bar-hoppers. Back at the resort, guests stay in beautiful hillside cottages that put the island’s natural splendor on full display.
9. Club Med Turkoise — Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
A pioneering all-inclusive brand, Club Med knows what it takes to create a resort that keeps guests coming back. Turkoise is no exception, starting with its gorgeous location in Grace Bay next to a turquoise lagoon. Scuba divers are among the travelers who’d be wise to snap up a room here as the Turks and Caicos is known for coral walls and sunken wrecks that the resort is happy to help divers explore. But the excitement doesn’t stop there. Energetic travelers can participate in a long list of beachy activities here — including a heart-pumping flying trapeze.
10. Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall — Montego Bay, Jamaica
Montego Bay is one of the most popular destinations in Jamaica, and Jamaica is one of the most popular Caribbean islands, so it makes sense that this Hyatt property has become one of the top choices for travelers seeking Caribbean all-inclusive resorts. As an adults-only all-inclusive resort, being couples-friendly is a priority for Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall, from joint treatments at the zen spa to candlelit dinners, poolside cabanas, and date-night-style activities like cooking classes. But it’s not all secluded pools with swim-up bars here. You can also map out a pretty adventurous vacation, whether that means booking an inner-tubing day trip on the White River, signing up for a cardio boot camp back at the resort, or sticking around for an evening acrobatics show.
11. Renaissance Wind Creek Aruba Resort — Oranjestad, Aruba
The coolest thing about the Renaissance Wind Creek Aruba Resort is probably the fact that it lays claim to a private, flamingo-filled island. That means guests have access to some seriously stunning beaches that’re open exclusively to them — in fact, Renaissance Island’s beaches are the only private beaches in Aruba. The resort itself is broken up into two accommodation blocks: the adults-only Renaissance Marina Hotel, which caters to the casino- and club-loving crowd, and Renaissance Ocean Suites, whose one-bedroom suites are calm, sophisticated, and conducive to a more peaceful retreat. Whichever you choose, rest assured that all guests of the Wind Creek resort are welcome to hop on a water taxi and boat out to Renaissance Island — free of charge.
12. Cocos Hotel Antigua — St. John’s, Antigua
As Caribbean all-inclusive resorts go, Cocos Hotel Antigua is pretty cozy with just 35 oceanview cottages. One major benefit of being relatively small is that there’s room for every cottage to have its own balcony, complete with hammocks and Adirondack chairs for lounging, plus a spa-quality outdoor shower. Some of the more expensive rooms also come with private pools. The rest of the hotel is described as “barefoot luxury” — that is, luxurious but not lavish. There are no overly indulgent buffets or crystal-studded swimming pools, but you will get organic and innovative Caribbean cuisine, wholesome activities ranging from snorkeling to steel pan classes, and a perfect setting for a romantic getaway. Cocos Hotel Antigua is not just adults-only but also couples-only, meaning solo travelers might be better off at one of the other all-inclusive Caribbean resorts on this list.
13. Breezes Resort & Spa Bahamas — Nassau, Bahamas
Breezes Bahamas is one of the Caribbean’s adults-only all-inclusive resorts that qualifies anyone ages 14 and up as an adult. That makes it perfect for families with older kids, not just couples — especially with an open-air game room to fuel some friendly sibling rivalry off the volleyball, pickleball, and tennis courts. When it’s time to go back to the room, you’ll be amazed at how close the powder-white sands of Cable Beach are from your bed. The beachfront resort is also a full-serive spa where you can get sea salt or sugar body scrups, hot stone massages, anti-aging facials, and many more treatments.