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Solo travel seems to be more popular than ever, with an increasing number of people booking Caribbean resorts to enjoy their wide range of amenities. While many cater specifically to couples and families, there are some Caribbean resorts that are ideal for a solo getaway.
Keep in mind, “Best Caribbean Resorts for Singles” doesn’t necessarily mean unpartnered travelers hoping to meet someone while on vacation. It also refers to those who prefer traveling alone and aren’t necessarily looking to hook up. These properties are all welcoming to single guests, ensuring that you’ll have an unforgettable time even if you don’t bring a special someone to share it with. At some, you won’t even have to pay a single supplement.
One of the best boutique hotels in Mexico, Viceroy Riviera Maya is less than a 20-minute drive from downtown Playa del Carmen. It’s the perfect place for a solo traveler to destress and reconnect with nature, nestled in a rainforest setting on a pristine beach with powdery white sands edged by clear aquamarine water. It’s also offering a private boat excursion to a secluded cenote. Once used for Mayan rituals, these deep, water-filled sinkholes are incredibly enchanting and mysterious. Back at the resort, you can relax in your own rustic villa, enjoying plenty of luxuries like butler service, Italian linen bathrobes, and a private patio with a heated plunge pool. “Dine anytime, anywhere” service is provided for dining, so you can choose to dine with others or savor the delicious cuisine in peaceful seclusion.
One of the top adults-only all-inclusive resorts in the world, Sanctuary Cap Cana is located in an exclusive area of Punta Cana and offers a variety of entertainment options for guests that are ideal for all sorts of travelers, including singles. If you’d like to meet some like-minded travelers, take part in beach soccer or even join a dance class. There are often theme parties hosted as well. You’ll find numerous ways to relax, including a fabulous spa offering a wide range of blissful treatments. The beaches are spectacular for sunbathing and a vast array of water sports. There are multiple restaurants with upscale menus featuring regional and international fare along with a poolside bar and a beach bar, both offering light bites and tasty cocktails.
Club Med became one of the most popular brands among singles after launching in the 1950s. Today, there are only a handful that is truly geared toured single adults among the over 60 locations, and one of the best is Club Med Turkoise, located in one of the most beautiful places in the Caribbean, Grace Bay. The all-inclusive rates include a very long list of activities, from sailing to a flying trapeze. The infinity pool is a popular place to be for aquatic classes, water pool matches, and refreshing dips. After dark, socializing is encouraged through theme nights, dancing, shows, and more. Of course, the open bar doesn’t hurt either. Plus, Club Med frequently offers packages with no single supplement.
A great choice for singles who are looking to escape the cold of winter, Renaissance Wind Creek Aruba Resort sits on 40 acres just outside Oranjestad and provides access to Flamingo Beach. A top-rated Aruba resort, it’s the perfect place to socialize with other singles and enjoy the island’s natural wonders, including the flamingo sanctuary, where you can also mingle with the famous pink birds. In fact, this exclusive retreat is available only to the resort’s guests. The restaurants and bars are impressive, serving a wide range of food and drink while room options include units with sea views.
BodyHoliday is the perfect resort to book if you’re in need of a wellness retreat that doesn’t involve restricting calories or spending your days in silence. Of course, you can do that if you want to, but most guests come to enjoy the myriad of activities on an ever-changing schedule, including a focus on water sports like diving, wakeboarding, and windsurfing. Archery and tennis along with spin, Pilates, and yoga classes are all available too. The all-inclusive rates include one spa treatment each day of your stay, such as a massage, a body or facial wrap. There are delicious meals that can be enjoyed at five restaurants while two bars serve delicious drinks. All rooms feature balconies, some with Caribbean views.
Montego Bay in Jamaica is home to the all-inclusive Iberostar Grand Hotel Rose Hall, a paradise kind of getaway with incredible beaches, all sorts of options for water sports, and a variety of excursions from Jeep safaris to horseback riding in the sea. One of the best 5-star resorts in Jamaica, it hosts a large spa, a long list of restaurants, multiple bars, a nightclub, evening shows, beautiful pools, and more. Just outside the resort is a hot party scene that attracts plenty of singles too. Suites are very well-equipped, complete with whirlpool tubs, and you’ll have the option for butler services and swim-up suites too.
Temptation Cancun Resort is a party-oriented, adults-only resort in Cancun for singles 21 and over only who are looking for lots of fun and perhaps to meet and mingle with others. Activities led by staff were designed to introduce single guests to each other, like the booze cruise to Isla Mujeres. A wide range of water sports are available and both the beach and pool area are topless-friendly. Nighttime entertainment includes everything from themed parties and cabaret shows to a pajama and lingerie casino.
Royalton White Sands Montego Bay tends to attract quite a few solo travelers so you won’t feel out of place here and you can take advantage of a wide range of activities too. The stylish resort is jam-packed with features without feeling cramped. There’s an infinity pool, a hot tub, a beach, and even a small “private island” with loungers and palm trees that’s surprisingly quiet. If you’re looking for relaxation, the Royal Spa provides a range of treatments, including an extensive menu of massage options. Live entertainment is hosted in the evening and there are multiple dining venues serving everything from local to international fare. Room service is available 24/7 too.
Belizean Dreams Resort offers three packages for solo/single travelers that all include round-trip transfers from Belize International Airport, all meals, snacks, water sports, and accommodation. It’s nestled in a lush tropical setting with an unspoiled white sandy shore. There’s a beachfront pool, opportunities for paddleboarding and kayaking, and a variety of off-site excursions can be arranged, such as reef snorkeling, scuba diving, and zip-lining. Afterward, soothe sore muscles at the spa. Dining is an impressive mix of Caribbean and Meso-American flavors made using fresh, local ingredients and enjoyed at the beachfront. Accommodation is in elegantly-styled rooms with lavish amenities, all of which include four-poster beds and balconies. Some boast sea views.
Located on an 85-acre tropical paradise, Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa caters to singles, couples, and families alike, complete with an adults-only wing to ensure your tranquility. It’s not a party destination, but it’s close enough to Rodney Bay if that’s what you’re looking for. It plays host to the only animal sanctuary on the island and has a kitesurfing center along with a gym where yoga and Pilates classes are on offer. Of course, you could spend your days on the beautiful sands sipping a refreshing beverage while enjoying a variety of water sports like snorkeling, kayaking, or paddleboarding in between. Afterward, there’s a full-service spa where you can enjoy treatments like a restoration wrap in a private oceanfront cabana. A long list of dining options is included too, from buffet eateries to a la carte menus with something for every palate. In the evening, take the mic for a little karaoke and enjoy live entertainment twice each week with a steel drum band kicking off a parade of fire dancers, stilt walkers, and limbo dancers.
Set along a magnificent stretch of Bavaro Beach with shady palapas, Secrets Royal Beach is an adults-only all-inclusive that attracts a mixed crowd with the usual romance-seeking couples but there are usually plenty of singles here too. It’s easy to make friends here if you want to, or simply enjoy a good time on your own, with everything from water sports and horseback riding to dance classes and a casino. There are themed parties at the main pool and the beach while dining and drinking can be enjoyed at five restaurants and a half-dozen bars. There’s a serene spa to kick the relaxation factor up a notch while rooms and suites are available in a wide range of options, all of which include balconies. There are units that offer ocean views, swim-up pool access, and terraces with whirlpool tubs too.
Grand Cayman is ideal for a solo trip with lots of friendly people to meet. The staff at Grand Cayman Marriott alone go out of their way to ensure you have a good time so you’ll never really have to be alone here. The resort sits on Seven Mile Beach and you’ll have a myriad of activities to enjoy on land and in the water, including typical water sports like swimming, snorkeling, paddle boarding, sailing, and jet skiing. There’s a gorgeous outdoor pool, a spa for enjoying everything from massages and reiki treatments to facials, and multiple eateries. Rooms include options with sea views