Is an Adults-Only All-Inclusive Your Next Solo or Friends’ Trip?
We’ve got the scoop on why this kind of all-inclusive resort is a grown-up choice for your next well-deserved vacation. By Lisa Grabelle | May 11, 2021
Dreaming of a grown-up getaway to escape the pressures of your daily life? Make it a reality by rewarding yourself at an adults-only all-inclusive resort.
Whether you’re fun loving and flying solo, or connecting with your partner or friends, we’ll help you see how invigorating an all-inclusive adults-only trip will be. Whether on the white sand beach in Cancun or at the waterfalls of Jamaica, making your next vacation memory can be easy with helpful tips on:
- Location, location, location: Choosing the right adults-only all-inclusive resort for the right vibe
- Feeling rejuvenated: Learning ways to escape the chaos of your normal life with a luxurious, beachfront vacation
- Engaging culturally: Infusing local ideas into your trip with friends or couples
Swim, Play, Relax
What should you expect from an adults-only all-inclusive resort? Easy: The luxury of an adult paradise.
What is an Adults-Only All-Inclusive Resort?
The simple answer: No kids allowed at the all-inclusive. The better answer: an adult paradise. The only playgrounds you’ll find are the kid-free kind: pulsing discos, peaceful pools, Zen-like spas, fine dining and chic bars across culturally rich destinations such as Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica.
Adults-only all-inclusive resorts cater to social groups and couples. Couples-only resorts focus on providing a romantic destination that attracts honeymooners, who are often less interested in meeting new people.
Adults-only resorts will have a wider range of guests, whether you’re traveling solo or going on holiday with a group of friends. You can meet other solo travelers, couples, singles or groups.
Why and How Would I Choose an All-Inclusive Vacation?
Your choice starts with your vacation lifestyle and travel companions. The draw of an all-inclusive is that it takes care of all the details–lodging, activities, meals, entertainment, drinks and more. Bottom line? You agree on what you want to spend, and particularly in a group, you only have to split the bill once.
With those details out of the way, it’s a breeze to focus on what you and your friends want to do. Choose the vibe: soak up the sun in a beachfront resort, enjoy snorkeling among the coral reef or save your energy for the nightly entertainment.
But where should you go? From Jamaica to Mexico to the Caribbean, pick your adults-only, all-inclusive location based on how you want to reward yourself during this well-deserved time off. Do you want a swim-up cocktail bar in Cancun? Will you golf by day near the Caribbean Sea and take in live entertainment at night? Is it time for the ultimate luxury of a private beach with ocean views or butler service?
Retreat and Reconnect
Where or When?
Retreat and Reconnect
Do you want to relax in a luxurious beachfront location with your loved one or seek adventure by snorkeling in the deep blue sea with friends? At an adults-only, all-inclusive resort, you'll have time to spend with your friends or partners -- or make new connections.
Decide how much you want to reward yourself during this well-deserved time off. Do you want a swim-up cocktail bar in Cancun? Will you golf by day near the Caribbean Sea and take in live entertainment at night? Is it time for the ultimate luxury of a private beach with ocean views or butler service in Jamaica?
As your imagination starts to become reality, your next step will be a look at the all-inclusive resort’s site to find more detail. Maybe you opt for an adults-only, eco-chic, tropical paradise over a room with a private pool or ocean views.
Make Friends While You Travel (or Stay Solo)
You and your friends may have arrived together, but you don’t have to play that way. These trips are great for groups and other couples with mixed interests. They cater to both early risers and stargazers, water-sport lovers and poolside loungers, so you don't have to be glued to your travel mates the whole time.
It’s easy to meet new people in the laid-back ambiance at a child-free resort. Your pickup game of beach soccer will lead to beers around the firepit. You can swap stories with new acquaintances hanging at a swanky bar or toast your long-awaited getaway with your best friends.
“Everyone can grab food whenever they want, from wherever they want. It creates a more laid-back vibe. When there’s no stress about where to go for your next meal, you can truly just relax.” –Taylor Lynn, Hilton Team Member, Global Brand Marketing
You select your entertainment, too. Your choices range from comedians to theatrical performances, trivia nights or shows about the local culture. Get lucky gambling at a casino table with strangers or get crazy dancing in one of the resort’s nightclubs.
Solo travelers and parents may cherish their alone time. We know you earned it. Your vacation memories might be of solitary hours spent away from the pressures of work or normal life. It’s also a novelty to have a myriad of things to do that someone else has planned.
If you’re looking for romance, an all-inclusive resort’s menu for deeper connections is unlimited. Think candlelit dinner for two by the beach, cocktails in your private plunge pool, a day trip to a sustainable vineyard or a couples massage. Whether on your honeymoon, celebrating an anniversary or just beginning your relationship journey, get ready to ignite your passion.
Space to Recharge or Reconnect
Relax and escape the chaos in luxury. We’re talking about floating with friends along the lazy river while balancing margaritas. Think about reading a book nestled in a hammock on the beach. Unwind at a world-class spa by being pampered with a decadent facial. Exhale your stress by practicing Vinyasa yoga.
Here’s an idea: hide away for a morning. No alarm, no early spin class. Don’t even think about checking your email. Sleep in, order breakfast and savor your suite. You’ll find top-rated adults-only resorts will spoil you with elegant designer décor, sumptuous bedding or a swim-out pool. Your walk-in shower will be stocked with premium soaps and decadent lotions.
Make the most of your all-inclusive experience by taking advantage of personalized 24/7 room service, luxury dining options or a fully stocked mini bar, if it suits you. When afternoon rolls around, you can step out, tension-free.
Turn Your Vacation into a Transformation
Take a risk and try something new. You choose your highlights–not your boss, not your kids and not even your travel companions. All-inclusive resorts make it easy to get your heart racing while also crossing off a bucket-list item.
Mix it Up
Mix it Up
Blend spirits with your mates at a mixology lesson. Sip the results of your “hard work.”
Feed Your Inner Foodie
The best all-inclusive resorts serve up a wide variety of gourmet cuisine in stunning restaurants. Seek out a resort that specializes in chef-driven, authentic regional fare. You’ll find loads of options including à la carte, buffet and snack bars, too.
Cheers! Salud! Şerefe! Santé! Alcoholic beverages are synonymous with certain grown-up trips. Many resorts highlight talented mixologists who concoct handcrafted cocktails featuring local liquors or the top-shelf spirits you love.
- In Mexico? Ask the bartender for a mezcal recommendation (or a tasting).
- Your Jamaican vacation isn’t complete without jerk chicken or callaloo, but it might not taste the same without a frosty local beer or an ice-cold soda.
- If you’re visiting the Dominican Republic and you haven’t taken a selfie with a cocktail in a coconut, have you even been to the Caribbean?
You can ask your bartender to surprise you with a “locals-only” specialty drink. Note that some resorts charge extra for premium labels.
Make your All-Inclusive Memory
It’s the perfect mix of a world-class, adults-only resort and the ease of exploring a faraway country. You’ll return home recharged and eager to return to work or to your kids, but you’ll secretly be planning your next trip.Start Planning
Lisa Grabelle has been traveling all her life…and loving it! She lives in New Jersey.
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