If a beach getaway with unlimited indulgent meals and exquisite cocktails sounds like your idea of a vacation, then we've got some great options for you. These all-inclusive resorts are among the best in the Caribbean and Mexico — and they sit right on the beach. What's more? They're adults only, so you can enjoy some R&R without getting interrupted by squealing kids. So whether you're seeking a romantic getaway with your honey, a solo reset or a girl's trip, read on for the best adults-only all-inclusive resorts on the beach.
Editor's Note: Some resorts may have closed/reduced amenities and travel restrictions due to the pandemic. Check with the hotel directly before booking.
1. Excellence Oyster Bay, Jamaica
Looking for sun, blue seas, perfectly white sand and a just-lively-enough adults-only atmosphere on your own secluded Jamaican peninsula? Excellence Oyster Bay might be perfect for you. Here, you’ll find spacious rooms and suites, all with terraces that feature private hot tubs or pools, and almost all with a view of the sea. The dining options are numerous, classy and varied, including an extensive breakfast and lunch buffet, plus Italian, Spanish and Asian a la carte options for dinner. The resort has one of the nicest spas in the area, which includes a relaxing hydrotherapy circuit, and the white-sand beach stretches the length of the resort. The vibe here is luxurious without being pretentious, and evening shows draw large crowds of resort guests. The private peninsula setting makes you feels worlds away from the rest of Jamaica, or anywhere else, which is what resort life is all about. Looking for something even more exclusive? Check out their beach villas, which are new as of 2019.
2. Sandals LaSource Grenada
This 225-room luxury all-inclusive, couples-only resort is set over a sprawling 17-acre property on the southwestern tip of Grenada. It’s definitely geared for romance rather than partiers, with romantic touches such as fire pits, gazebos and swinging chairs on a pier looking out over the water. All of those features add up to make the property distinctly Sandals. Some rooms have private pools, soaking tubs, and butler service, and the sophisticated, modern decor is a major draw here. The white-sand beach is lovely, if a bit small for the size of the property.
3. Le Sivory Punta Cana by PortBlue Boutique, Dominican Republic
Le Sivory Punta Cana is a great adults-only with a quiet, luxurious vibe. It also has a secluded beachfront location that’s hard to beat. There are only 55 rooms here, all with terraces or patios and many with private pools, ocean views, and hot tubs. Dining proves to be incredibly popular with previous guests, and we loved it when we visited in 2018. You can expect a range of dining options, from gourmet fare to casual open-air dining with beach views. The beach here stays blissfully uncrowded and peaceful. You won’t find any wild party nights, and amenities include a beautiful pool, spa, and fitness facilities. The peace and quiet — in a region not always known for it — makes Le Sivory Punta Cana a stand out.
4. Excellence Playa Mujeres, Mexico
Excellence resorts are so nice we named them twice (in this list, at least). Here, the Excellence outpost sits to the north of Cancun, in the posh Playa Mujeres resort community. Modern, luxurious rooms are huge and have big whirlpool tubs; while certain categories have swim-up access or private plunge pools. Features are almost too numerous to count, and include seven pools, 10 restaurants, 11 bars and a high-end spa. The secluded location is part of the appeal for many, but keep in mind that you’re not coming here to party like a rock star. Instead, the vibe is a blend of just-lively-enough and tranquil, and the beach is pretty as a picture.