The Best Adults-Only All-Inclusive Resorts

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15. Secrets the Vine, Cancún, Mexico

Upon arrival to Secrets the Vine, you’re struck by the hotel’s stunning Art Deco design and floor-to-ceiling windows, offering expansive views of the Caribbean Ocean. Open, airy guest rooms feature Italian marble floors, modern teak furnishings, and glass-walled bathrooms with double sinks and rainfall showers. Beyond quality dining and spa options, there are four pools—including an infinity pool exclusively reserved for guests staying on the “Preferred Club” floors (21 through 28).

Nightly rates: $$$

Nearest airport: Cancún, 20 minutes

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Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica

Your 24-hour all-inclusive perks will feel endlessly fresh at the Iberostar, which has 11 restaurants, five bars, a nightclub, and a seemingly never-ending menu of onsite activities and excursions. But it’s the airy, spacious accommodations—with deep-soak Jacuzzi tubs and roomy balconies—that’ll make you want to stay an extra night (or three). Opt for one of the seven swim-out suites, which include a semi-private pool.

Nightly rates: $

Nearest airport: Montego Bay, 15 minutes

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Sandals Emerald Bay, Great Exuma, Bahamas

With its beachfront location and elegant Bahamian-style architecture, this pristine, peaceful resort wows from the outset. Spacious lodgings feature natural stone and wood floors and handcrafted mahogany furnishings with British Colonial accents; most are outfitted with sprawling balconies overlooking the ocean. In addition to a championship golf course and a 16,000-square-foot spa, the property is also home to the island’s largest pool, which spans half an acre and has a fire pit at its center.

Nightly rates: $

Nearest airport: Exuma, 15 minutes

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Royal Hideaway Playacar, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Set upon a pristine white sand beach on Mexico’s tropical Caribbean side—just five minutes south of Playa del Carmen—Spanish Colonial-style Royal Hideaway Playacar is beachfront grandeur at its finest. Rooms, divided among villas named after flowers, are decked out in Carrara marble, dark wood furnishings, and high-end amenities. In the daytime, activity is centered around the palm-fringed infinity pool and bi-level oceanfront deck; in the evenings, Bar Allegria comes alive with live music and cocktails al fresco.

Nightly rates: $$

Nearest airport: Cancún, 50 minutes

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11. Excellence Riviera Cancún, Puerto Morelos, Mexico

This ultra-luxe resort lives up to its name with elegant Mediterranean architecture and lavish, well-appointed lodgings. Suites boast spacious balconies and full marble bathrooms with Jacuzzis; many also offer swim-up options or private plunge pools. There’s lots to do, with six swimming pools, eight restaurants and ten bars, but the property’s crowning jewel is its Miilé Spa—a world-class wellness retreat with a sprawling hydrotherapy area.

Nightly rates: $$

Nearest airport: Cancún, 15 minutes

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10. Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun, Mexico

With elegant four-poster canopy king beds, secluded terraces, and private soaking tubs available in all 412 of its spacious suites, Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun makes it nearly impossible for you to leave your room. (Considering the resort’s 13 swimming pools, open-air theater, and seven á la carte restaurants, however, actually never leaving would be a shame.) Be sure to book a treatment at the resort’s Secrets Spa, which specializes in aromatherapy.

Nightly rates: $$$

Nearest airport: Cancún, 40 minutes

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Excellence Playa Mujeres, Mexico

Located on a two-mile stretch of white sand just north of Cancún, Excellence Playa Mujeres has something for everyone. There’s a Greg Norman-designed golf course, ten international restaurants, a spectacular spa and seemingly endless all-inclusive activities that include everything from scuba diving to Spanish dance classes. When it’s time to unwind, retire to plush accommodations in one of the enormous suites—at 807 square feet or larger, they’re some of the largest in Cancún.

Nightly rates: $$

Nearest airport: Cancún, 35 minutes

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Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

With thatched-roof suites featuring large soaking tubs, private terraces, and Caribbean ocean views, Zoëtry Agua Punta Cana gives romance-seekers plenty of reasons to never step outside their digs. Should you manage to venture outside, there’s as much or as little to do as you like—everything from wine appreciation classes to horseback riding are part of the package. Be sure to stop by the excellent Amaya restaurant for Dominican specialties—think shrimp asopao and plantain soup—done to perfection.

Nightly rates: $$

Nearest airport: Punta Cana, 45 minutes

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El Dorado Seaside, Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Located on Kantenah Bay in Riviera Maya, this adults-only oasis blends breezy beach vibes with a striking, modern architectural design. All suites come with either an infinity pool balcony or a swim-up terrace, meaning you can essentially swim off your own terrace into the resort’s sprawling, ocean-facing pool. If that weren’t luxurious enough, there are also ten different restaurants to choose from and a whopping nine bars—including four swim-up pool bars and one bar dedicated entirely to (yes!) margaritas.

Nightly rates: $$$

Nearest airport: Cancún, 1 hour

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Rendezvous, St. Lucia

With its intimate vibe and peaceful location on a pristine, white sand beach, this couples-only hideaway is geared toward—surprise, surprise—romance. All rooms are ultra-luxe, boasting bright Caribbean accents and ocean views, but we recommend booking a beachfront cottage, which is semi-detached for added seclusion and easy access right out onto Malabar Beach. Besides its three restaurants and champagne bar, the hotel’s crowning jewel is its newly-refurbished spa, aptly named The Spa in the Water Garden (the coconut milk wrap is especially soothing).

Nightly rates: $$

Nearest airport: Castries, 2 minutes

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BodyHoliday at LeSport, St. Lucia

The perfect combination of location (set upon the island’s secluded northwestern shore) and luxury, the BodyHoliday has long been a favorite of honeymooners. There’s an award-winning spa (with 47 treatment rooms), three swimming pools, and a handful of excellent beachfront restaurants. But it’s the elegant lodgings—with luxe offerings like private balconies and pillow menus—that have couples tempted to extend their stay.

Nightly rates: $$

Nearest airport: Castries, 5 minutes

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Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort & Spa, Grenada

Perched on the southernmost tip of Grenada on the serene Pink Gin Beach, Sandals LaSource is the brand’s first resort to have ten different restaurants to choose from, offering up international cuisines that range from American steakhouses to French cafes. Dining aside, there are three freshwater swimming pools, two lazy river pools, and a lavish, Caribbean-inspired spa. Splurge on a Skypool Suite, which comes with butler service and a private, solar-heated infinity pool that overlooks the Caribbean Sea.

Nightly rates: $$

Nearest airport: Grenada, 5 minutes

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Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Resort & Spa, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

Though it’s just a ten-minute drive from the Cabo nightlife, Pueblo Bonito Pacifica feels worlds away thanks to its tranquil location on a secluded beach. Guest rooms have a modern, beachy aesthetic with traditional Mexican accents like mosaic floors and local art. Beyond five-star dining and its award-winning Armonia spa, this resort stands out for its seemingly limitless list of diversions—anything from couples’ beach yoga to tequila tastings.

Nightly rates: $$

Nearest airport: Cabo, 25 minutes

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Le Blanc Spa Resort, Cancún, Mexico

Located on the beachfront at the northern end of the Zona Hotelera—tucked away, yet within walking distance of many restaurants and bars—Le Blanc is easily the most coveted address in Cancún. Travelers who prefer a sleek, modern feel on their getaways will be at home here: suites are marble-clad, ultramodern and minimalist, outfitted with Jacuzzis and ocean-facing private terraces. Resort highlights include a spa, three swimming pools (with two swim-up bars), and a handful of chic restaurants.

Nightly rates: $$

Nearest airport: Cancún, 25 minutes

Zoëtry Paraiso De La Bonita Riviera Maya

Zoëtry Paraiso De La Bonita Riviera Maya, Puerto Morelos, Mexico

Set on a blissfully quiet private beach on Mexico’s Riviera Maya, Zoëtry is the ultimate adults-only romantic hideaway. Open, airy suites feature large private terraces, hand-picked artwork, and ocean-facing plunge pools—giving guests little reason to venture outside. Added bonus: guests receive a welcome bottle of tequila upon arrival, and a complimentary bottle of champagne each night of their stay.

Nightly rates: $$$

Nearest airport: Cancún, 20 minutes



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