Top adults only resorts in the tropics
Whether you’re planning a getaway with friends or a romantic retreat for two, you can enjoy less distraction and more relaxation when you choose to vacation at an adults only resort. To help you get started on planning your next tropical escape without the kids, we compiled a list of some of our favourite adults only resorts in the tropics.
Vacationers that want to spend time exploring their tropical destination will love Pineapple Beach Club in beautiful Antigua. This adults only resort is nestled on a stretch of white-sand beach and is the perfect home base for those who want to discover all that Antigua has to offer. Take a short scenic walk to Devil’s Bridge, a natural landmark on the island that overlooks the coast for the ultimate Instagram shot. Or head out to sea with an assortment of resort-offered water sports like snorkelling, paddle boarding, sailing lessons and catamaran cruises to enjoy. After a busy day at the resort, unwind at the Mongoose Bar by the main pool serving up cold drinks and nightly entertainment.
Travellers looking for a sophisticated adults only getaway should look no further than Sonesta Ocean Point Resort in St. Maarten. This luxurious property is situated on a cliff overlooking the beautiful Maho Beach. Spend your days laying out on sun loungers at the Edge Pool Beach, a private man-made beach perched on a cliff overlooking the coast. In the evening, you can test your luck at the nearby Casino Royale, catch a Vegas-style show at the casino’s theatre or grab a drink at the rooftop bar while admiring a breathtaking sunset. Plus, enjoy access to all the facilities at nearby Sonesta Maho Beach Resort and Maho Village.
Friends travelling together to the tropics for a fun-filled getaway can take advantage of the exciting entertainment options offered at Riu Palace Baja California in Los Cabos, Mexico. This beautiful resort is nestled on a pristine stretch of golden-sand beach with sweeping views towards Los Cabos’ famous arc. Groups of friends looking to take their tropical reunion up a notch could take advantage of the resort’s Social Package by RIU that provides custom t-shirts, mugs and hats for everyone in your party, a group dinner at one of the resort’s specialty restaurants, a private beach party with DJ and an open bar and much more! A group coordinator will take care of all the details, so you can celebrate in style. Keep the party going at one of the resort’s weekly-themed RIU Pool Parties before returning to your spacious and well-appointed accommodations with exclusive RIU-topia amenities like in-room liquor dispensers.
Looking to be pampered in paradise? Platinum Yucatan Princess All Suites Resort and Spa in Riviera Maya, Mexico is a haven for adults seeking the ultimate in rest and relaxation. Situated a short drive from Playa del Carmen, the resort offers an on-site spa with a wide range of wellness and beauty treatments. When guests aren’t indulging in a couple’s massage or body wrap, they can relax in their spacious, well-appointed suites featuring 24-hour room service for those days when you just can’t seem to leave your room.
If gourmet cuisine and unique dining experiences are at the top of your wish list, you’ll love Hideaway at Royalton Negril in Jamaica. This adults only oasis in the Royalton Negril Resort and Spa complex offers a range of dining options for all tastes and occasions. Sample authentic Caribbean cuisine at Calypso, indulge in scrumptious pasta at Grazie Italian Trattoria or treat yourself to a steak dinner at Hunter Steakhouse. For a special treat, head to C/X Culinary Experience ($) for a gastronomical journey at Royalton Negril’s private chef’s table or treat your special someone to a romantic dinner on the beach. You can even enjoy breakfast in bed or dinner on your balcony with 24-hour room service!
Kids at heart will have a blast at Riu Republica, a sophisticated adults only resort situated on the famous shores of Punta Cana, home to the sole adults only water park in the Caribbean! Spend your days zooming down one of four water slides, including a four-lane slide. More poolside fun awaits with eight sparkling pools, where you can cool off from the hot Caribbean sun with your favourite cocktail from the swim-up bar. The resort also offers a variety of non-motorized water sports like windsurfing, kayaking and snorkelling – for guests who want to explore the deep blue. After working up an appetite, you can choose from a range of cuisine options with unlimited reservation-free dining at the resort’s restaurants.