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If you’re craving a vacation where you can sleep in or lounge around a sparkling pool in a peaceful, quiet setting, a world-class adults-only resort is the obvious choice. But where? While there are countless options around the world, these properties are especially ideal, whether you prefer to stay closer to home, jet off thousands of miles away to an exotic beach paradise, or enjoy something in between.
The Maldives is a dreamy destination with its islands spread out like pearls in a brilliant turquoise sea. Komandoo Maldives is ideal for an all-inclusive honeymoon or romantic couples’ retreat. It’s an adults-only property on a private island with accommodation in Beach Villas, Jacuzzi Beach Villas, and Jacuzzi Water Villas, all of which feature a wide range of amenities like Nespresso machines and flat-screen TVs. The highlight is the private patios that come with daybeds, Jacuzzis, and direct access to the water or the white, powdery sand beach. There’s also a pampering spa on-site offering couples massages and other treatments, a beachfront infinity pool with loungers, and food and drink service.
Located on the Dutch side of St. Maarten, Sonesta Ocean Point Resort is a five-star all-inclusive property that offers direct access to beautiful Maho Beach. The property offers three gorgeous pools for lounging with a stunning view of Maho Bay and an infinity-edge pool surrounded by a man-made beach. The main restaurant, Azul, sits at a cliff’s edge, providing an outstanding dining experience with a menu of Mediterranean cuisine and a view of the water. Plus, there are five additional restaurants and bars, a casino, a nightclub, a fitness center, and a full-service spa. The spacious rooms come with private furnished terraces or balconies and swim-up suite options that offer direct access to a narrow pool. All have stocked minibars and bathrooms with deep soaking tubs, among many other luxurious features.
Located on a beautiful beach in Cancun, Le Blanc Spa Resort is one of Cancun’s best and most luxurious properties, offering the opportunity to enjoy the ultimate retreat complete with butler services and top-shelf drinks. All rooms come with jaw-dropping ocean or lagoon views and two-person whirlpool tubs. The spa is a highlight, with a steam room, warm and cold plunge pools, and a Jacuzzi. Massages, facials, body scrubs, wraps, and specialty treatments, like the fish spa experiences with garra rufa fish and diamond facials, are available too. Plus, there are multiple beautiful pools with swim-up bars and a wide range of outstanding restaurants, including a steakhouse and venues for Mexican cuisine.
Being one of the top wine country resorts in the world, Auberge du Soleil is popular among honeymooners and those looking to enjoy the best of Northern California wine country. Every aspect of your stay is sure to be unforgettable, but the Michelin-star restaurant is a definite highlight, with dining enjoyed in front of an enchanting view over the vineyard-covered hills. The Mediterranean-inspired dishes feature the area’s highest quality local ingredients, complemented by perfect wine pairings for the prix fixe menus. Enjoy rejuvenating water rituals at the spa, soaking in the springs, and accommodation in Mediterranean-style villas with wood-burning fireplaces and private verandas with spectacular views.
The fairytale-like Caves resort in Jamaica has long been one of the world’s most popular couples’ resorts, providing a haven for adults in Negril. It sits on a cliffside, atop the sea caves it was named for, just minutes from Seven Mile Beach. Guests enjoy activities like kayaking, snorkeling, and other water sports, decadent treatments at the spa, including a trademark Jamaican brown sugar body scrub, and even romantic dinners in a cave. Accommodation is in private cottages with magnificent views and luxurious amenities like stocked minibars and outdoor showers.
Internationally renowned for its opulence, Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort offers a wide range of services designed for relaxation and renewal. Located on the outskirts of downtown Cabo San Lucas on a two-and-a-half-mile stretch of beach with food and drink service, it’s one of the most romantic resorts in the world. There are two beautiful outdoor pools, one that overlooks the ocean. Guests enjoy exclusive access to the adjacent Quivira Golf Club with its Jack Nicklaus Signature Design course that boasts panoramic views of the Pacific from every hole. The five on-site restaurants include traditional Baja fare, and you’ll have the option of a romantic candlelit beachside dinner for two. The rooms include modern amenities like flat-screen TVs with premium cable channels, fully stocked minibars, and powerful A/C. Suites come with large furnished balconies, butler service, and complimentary use of beach cabanas.
Cocobay Resort blends in beautifully with its stunning Caribbean surroundings on Coco Beach. It offers a tranquil boutique stay with a secluded, romantic atmosphere ideal for disconnecting from the “real” world, complete with incredible sea and sunset views. Accommodation is provided in adorable bungalows with gingerbread trim, some of which have luxurious private plunge pools or claw-foot tubs. All have private balconies with hammocks and Adirondack chairs, open-air showers, comfy beds with mosquito netting, and minibars. There are beautiful infinity pools to lounge around, a white sandy beach, and an excellent open-air sea-view restaurant that sits atop a bluff.
One of the world’s most luxurious and sought-after ocean view resorts and one of the best on the Big Sur Coast, Post Ranch Inn sits along the cliffs overlooking the Pacific on California’s Central Coast. Guests can enjoy daily yoga sessions, nature hikes, swimming in the clifftop pools, and incredible stargazing after dark. The on-site exclusive restaurant Sierra Mar is one of the best restaurants in the region and provides an amazing ocean view. There’s a pampering spa, while rooms are in stand-alone cottages and treehouses with mountain or ocean views, indoor spa tubs, wood-burning fireplaces, radiant floor heating, and organic bedding.
Excellence Playa Mujeres is one of Mexico’s best adults-only resorts, located on a two-mile stretch of pristine white sand in the Mexican Caribbean. There are many things to do for those looking to be active most of the time, although you’ll have plenty of opportunities to relax, too. Snorkeling gear, windsurfing boards, paddleboards, and kayaks are all included for some fun in the crystal-clear turquoise water, and there are seven swimming pools to lounge around in or by. When it comes to dining and drinking, you’ll have your choice of 11 premium stocked bars and ten gourmet restaurants. The spacious suites come with outdoor living space and private Jacuzzis, while some include private plunge pools or swim-up access.
Enjoy a quiet atmosphere just steps from the brilliant blue of the Aegean at Thalassa Beach Resort, one of Europe’s best beach hotels. It was designed to provide a romantic getaway for couples, complete with stylish rooms with floor-to-ceiling windows and balconies with breathtaking sea views. All have minifridges, kettles, free coffee and tea, a flat-screen TV with a DVD player, and free Wi-Fi. The Superior Suites have separate living and bedroom spaces with open-air Jacuzzis. You’ll find cushioned loungers and umbrellas on the beach, while the pool has a swim-up bar and whirlpool. The property also includes an excellent spa, a fitness room, and three restaurants, including an a la carte eatery serving exceptional Greek fare.
An ultra-luxurious adults-only hotel a top singles resort, Pure Salt Port Adriano sits on a clifftop overlooking the glamourous Port Adriano yacht marina on the southwest coast of Mallorca Island, just a short distance from popular Palma. The views are breathtaking from many vantage points, including from the lush gardens, the gorgeous infinity pool, and the lap pool with semi-submerged loungers. There’s a spa with a sauna, an indoor heated pool, relaxation booths for couples, and an excellent menu of pampering treatments. Complimentary yoga sessions are hosted five times each week, and there’s a gym where you can workout with a sea view. All rooms and suites open up to terraces or balconies with a panoramic vista of the sea, with standard amenities including large flat-screen TVs, very well-stocked minibars, and Nespresso machines.
If mountains and horseback riding align with what you had in mind, consider the adults-only Triple Creek Ranch. This intimate wilderness resort in the Bitterroot Mountains of Montana is nestled among the pines on Trapper Peak. Accommodation is provided in just a dozen unique private cabins that include a wood-burning fireplace and access to a hot tub, ideal for soaking under the stars. Numerous activities can be enjoyed every season, from horseback riding, hiking, and golfing to snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. Delicious gourmet meals made with fresh, local ingredients are included in the rates too.