Ever wished you could spend a day at the pool without a single “mom” being shouted from yards away? Or are you tired of your romantic dinners being interrupted by a crash in the other room followed by the inevitable finger pointing game?
An adults-only, all-inclusive resort might be just the vacation you need. And maybe you’ve heard of it before, but aren’t sure what to expect or where to even find one.
But when it comes to resorts, the adults-only designation is only meant to signify that a resort doesn’t allow children under a certain age. This age limit may be 16, 18 or even 21 years, so it’s wise to check before booking if you plan on traveling with an older teen or young adult.
Adults-only designation is only meant to signify that a resort doesn’t allow children under a certain age.
Age verification: You and your party will typically be asked for passport information during the resort’s check-in process, so don’t plan on skirting the rules. Adults-only resorts have been known to turn away guests that don’t meet their minimum age requirement.
Singles: While you may think that an adults-only resort would be filled with swinging singles, most guests usually arrive already paired off into couples. So if meeting someone new is part of your vacation agenda, make sure to ask your travel agent if the resort you’re interested in is popular with singles or if they know of a resort hosting a singles week.
Who is there? If it’s not singles, then who is taking advantage of the kid-free environment?
Honeymooners or a couples seeking a truly romantic atmosphere
Girlfriends that want to leave any mommy guilt at home and be fully pampered
Those who don’t have kids and prefer to vacation where there won’t be any kids
4 ADULT ONLY ALL-INCLUSIVE RESORTS
Because these resorts aren’t spending money, resources and staffing on planning kids activities or running children and teen clubs, they can create environments that cater strictly to the needs of adults.
For example, the dining and decor may be more sophisticated than other all-inclusives, and there might even be clothing-optional or topless beaches on site.
Following are a few very special all-inclusive where you can really get away from it all — including children.
SUN PALACE CANCUN — MEXICO
Stocked mini bar in each room
EXCELLENCE – PUNTA CANA — DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
EXCELLENCE BOASTS TWO LARGE SWIMMING POOLS, ITS OWN BEACH, FULLY STOCKED MINI BARS IN EACH ROOM, FREE WI-FI AND EXCELLENT RESTAURANTS
At this all-suites hotel, you can choose from a large list of activities, including but not limited to:
KARISMA EL DORADO — MEXICO
READY TO ENJOY SOME OF THE BEST BEACHES IN THE RIVIERA MAYA IN ELEGANT, CLASSICAL STYLE?
Perhaps a butler, beachfront villa or swim-up pool suite to maximize your romance?
In addition, the following are a few of the other excellent excursions and activities you can enjoy:
Pop up fish market on Thursdays
Stand Up paddleboarding
Yoga on the beach
Learn to salsa and more!
SANDALS — BARBADOS
Find a room next to the swim up lagoon or with ocean views, both with feel luxurious, calming and a world away from your busy life. It boasts eleven dining options from the Bombay Club to the Merry Monkey English Pub, covering all your palates, along with a large list of included excursions and activities, such as:
Unlimited scuba diving