Sometimes you just need a getaway without the children in tow. Welcome to the world of adult-only resorts. Forget the dated décor, questionable cuisine and loud crowds of resorts past. They’ve upped their game in recent years to compete with a growing trend in smaller boutiques and now offer secluded waterfront paradises sans the screams of dive-bombing kids. Here’s our pick of the best all-inclusive resorts for adult only.
Komandoo Resort, Maldives
While the Maldives is known for its staggeringly expensive resorts, the Komandoo is surprisingly affordable. Plus, it’s one of the only resorts that caters solely to adults. What’s the catch, I hear you ask? Well, nothing really, other than having to take an extra 40-minute seaplane flight over outrageously beautiful turquoise waters and powdery white islets. Take your pick from one of the beachside villas or over-the-water bungalows and spend your days sipping on poolside cocktails, gorging on fresh sushi and listening to the sounds of live bands on the beach. Hard life, right?
Jade Mountain Resort, St. Lucia
Looking for a little romantic getaway? Look no further. The Jade Mountain Resort in St. Lucia has got you covered. It’s hard to tear yourself away from the suites which come equipped with whirlpool tubs and private infinity pools that look directly over the towering peaks of Piti and Gros Piton. If you can, you could be dining at the award-winning restaurant, which creates innovative dishes using local organic ingredients, sitting back to listen to live bands with a cocktail in hand or taking to the spa for one of their luxurious treatments.
Royal Davui Island Resort, Fiji
Slip away to the paradisiacal Fijian islands to spend some adult-only time at the Royal Davui Island Resort. Pick from their collection of unique villas and suites, most of which overlook the glittering sea. While you’ll find the usual crowd of luxurious amenities – outdoor pools flanked by shady sun loungers, beachfront bars and coconut oil-laden spa – there’s so much more. Those who are feeling active can hop on sea kayaks or don snorkeling gear to dive below the water’s surface. Plus, you can kick off the day with a private champagne breakfast on a deserted sandbar.
Galley Bay Resort & Spa, Antigua
Nothing screams the Caribbean like the Galley Bay Resort & Spa, a classic which serves as one of the world’s best adult-only resorts. Its 40-acre plot of land is home to dozens of waterfront villas and suites overlooking a powdery white beach lapped by the turquoise waters. Without the screams of children running amok, you can get down to the serious business of rest and relaxation. You can be as lazy or active as you wish. Catch up on some reading in a shady corner of the beach, dine either a la carte or at casual barbecue, hop aboard the catamaran to cruise along the coast or simply work on that tan.
LaSource Grenada Resort & Spa, Grenada
Even if the resort chain Sandals isn’t your thing, it’s hard not to be impressed with their luxury couples-only resort in Grenada. Those with deep pockets can opt for one of the top suites that come with a personal butler and a private terrace complete with an outdoor tub. Expect sweeping swimming pools hugged by sun loungers and landscaped grounds, a pamper-inducing spa with a long list of treatments and several top restaurants. At night, you can curl up by the one of the fire pits and take in the starry night or head to one of the cabana-style bars to sip on a mai tai with no crying kids in sight.