The Best Adults-Only All-Inclusive Caribbean Resorts (2024)

Whenever the weather starts to get a tad bit nippy for my taste, my mind naturally wanders back to our time living in—and traveling around—the Caribbean.

Memories of the beckoning beaches, sumptuous sun, and effortless warmth of our friends and other locals make me want to jump on a plane bound for Belize, the DR, Jamaica, or any one of a dozen other fantastic destinations.

And, if Lori and I were bound for the Caribbean and looking for the ultimate in carefree accommodation in 2024, this guide to the best adults-only all-inclusive Caribbean resorts would surely be our short list!

luxury suite overlooking ocean
Credit: Sandals Grenada

Lori and I are excited to introduce you to some of the most jaw-droopingly spectacular grown-ups-only stays on Planet Earth—each offering swanky digs, mouthwatering cuisine, and tons of fun activities to keep you entertained for as long as you want.

From secluded private beaches to award-winning spas, these top-rated resorts have pretty much everything you could want out of a stay in paradise.

Our Personal Favorites

Sandals Grenada for its lavishly appointed Butler Suites & SkyPool Suites, loads of amenities, and super romantic vibe; and Serenity at Coconut Bay for its gigantic plunge pool “sanctuaries”, chic-boutique atmosphere, and waterpark just for grown-ups!

Whether you’re looking for the ultimate romantic getaway, super-relaxing tropical island escape, or simply one of the best all-inclusive resorts for your honeymoon, you’re sure to find your happy place in our carefully-crafted guide.

Looking for FAMILY-FRIENDLY Stays in the Caribbean? Check out our complete guide to the VERY BEST Caribbean all-inclusive family resorts!

Sandals Grenada

St. George’s, Grenada

couple relaxing on beach with butler
Credit: Sandals Grenada

If you’re looking for the ultimate adults-only resort experience in the Caribbean, Sandals Grenada in stunning St. George’s is everything you could want in the Spice Isle for a perfect couples escape in paradise!

This truly exceptional 5-star resort offers a variety of luxurious lodging options across four romantic “villages”, including personalized Butler Suites, suites with indoor soaking tubs, luxury villas with private plunge pools, and even spectacular SkyPool Suites.

Psst…Planning your honeymoon? Check out Sandals’ FREE Honeymoon Package!

A stay at Sandals Grenada also comes complete with their signature all-inclusive experience, which includes—just about everything!

10 world-class restaurants and six vibrant bars (offering unlimited premium liquor). A seemingly never-ending list of activities like scuba and snorkeling, water sports rentals, live entertainment, and more.

Plus fabulous perks to make your stay worry-free such as airport transfers, arrival and departure lounge, tips included, and even a free wedding for stays of three nights or more. And much more.

Hands down, one of the very best Caribbean resorts for the ultimate honeymoon or bucket list couples vacation.

Hot Tip If you’re looking for a couples getaway that’s a quick hop-skip-and-a-jump from the airport, you can’t beat the location of Sandals Grenada – five-minutes by car from Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND)!

Serenity at Coconut Bay

Vieux Fort, St. Lucia

Serenity at Coconut Bay pool
Credit: Serenity at Coconut Bay, St. Lucia

Outstanding Serenity at Coconut Bay in spectacular St. Lucia is next up in our guide to this year’s best Caribbean resorts for adults.

This stunning top-rated 5-star all-suite resort is exceptional in every way, from the impeccable personal butler service to the utterly fantastic 1,200 to 1,900 square foot indoor/outdoor guest suite “sanctuaries” complete with private plunge pool (and waterfall!).

Enjoy the height of tranquility, pampering, and comfort in this all-inclusive boutique luxury resort PLUS all of the wonderful amenities of sister property, Coconut Bay Beach Resort, including eight fantastic restaurants, seven bars and lounges, five fabulous swimming pools, outdoor waterpark, waterfront spa, and no less than one mile of stunning beach.

Hot Tip As you might imagine, this top stay can fill up fast. Book well in advance for the best room selection and availability in this bucket list stay.

Hermitage Bay

St. Mary’s, Antigua & Barbuda

poolside bed overlooking azure sea
Credit: Hermitage Bay, Antigua & Barbuda

Next up on our list, Hermitage Bay in St. Mary’s wows guests with, well…practically everything.

This award-winning, independently-owned, eco-luxury resort and wellness retreat offers the perfect getaway for couples looking to truly get away from it all in style.

Located on Antigua’s spectacular west coast, Hermitage Bay offers a multitude of opportunities for outdoor exploration, prime relaxation, and deep rejuvenation.

Wander barefoot among 16 acres of tropical gardens or along the picture-perfect quarter-mile-long beach. Head offshore to discover the amazing nearby reef and all its colorful underwater inhabitants.

Lose yourself in the many wellness-focused services and amenities also available at Hermitage Bay, from restorative meditation, yoga, and pilates sessions to nourishing treatments at the Garden Spa.

And dine on authentic Antiguan cuisine made from locally grown and organic ingredients. Their Executive Chef can even prepare a custom meal plan factoring in special dietary needs, vegan and vegetarian preferences, and personal fitness goals.

Hot Tip Guests rave about the Hillside Suites for superior views and privacy, if you don’t mind a bit of a stair workout built-in to your vacation.

Sandals Royal Plantation

Ochos Rios, Jamaica

luxury resort on beach
Credit: Sandals Royal Plantation, Jamaica

Frequently named the best Sandals resort in the Caribbean, Sandals Royal Plantation in wildly beautiful Ochos Rios is a perennial favorite among honeymooners and those looking for an unforgettable couples-focused stay.

There’s so much to love about Sandals Royal Plantation, it would be impossible to list it all here. For starters, this all-butler, all-suite, all-inclusive, oceanview resort offers casual elegance with a Jamaican vibe across 74 luxurious suites, five world-class restaurants, and two private cove beaches.

Want more to explore? Royal Plantation offers full exchange privileges to Sandals Ochi Beach Resort for an additional 16 dining options and a world of amenities.

Hot Tip #1 Planning your honeymoon? If you’re thinking of booking a Sandals resort be sure to take advantage of their FREE Honeymoon Package.

Hot Tip #2 All suites at Royal Plantation face the ocean. Rooms in the West Wing are reported to have the best views, while rooms in the East Wing offer more privacy.

Secrets Cap Cana

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

luxury resort with pool
Credit: Secrets Cap Cana, Dominican Republic

A crown jewel in the exclusive gated community of Cap Cana, Secrets Cap Cana Resort & Spa is a 5-star couples oasis overlooking the white sands and azure water of stunning Juanillo Beach.

The resort features 457 luxurious and artfully-decorated suites, gourmet dining across eight restaurants, six bars and lounges, a nightclub, two outdoor pools and a poolside bar.

Secrets Cap Cana also offers relaxing treatments in their full-service spa, daily activities and nighttime entertainment, a wide variety of excursions and experiences on offer, and the Jack Nicklaus-designed Punta Espada golf course nearby.

Hot Tip As with other popular all-inclusive resorts, make sure to reserve dinners and activities in advance once you get there.

Hammock Cove

Willikies, Antigua & Barbuda

pool suite on sea
Credit: Hammock Cove, Antigua & Barbuda

Now it’s time to head back to the wonderful island of Antigua for more 5-star luxury at Hammock Cove, one of the very best resorts in the Caribbean for honeymooners, traveling groups, and family get-togethers (ages 18+).

5-star attention to detail and spacious sea-facing villas and sea-front villas with plunge pool make for one unforgettable vacation.

Hammock Cove offers exceptional staff, two top-notch restaurants, four bars and lounges, excellent spa services, and a variety of water-based activities like snorkeling, sailing, and kayaking right from the resort.

Hot Tip Waterfront Suites offer the best views. Waterview Villas offer more seclusion. Tipping isn’t included and ATMs are not conveniently located, so you’ll want to come prepared with some extra cash.

Couples Tower Isle

Ochos Rios, Jamaica

luxurious resort room with private pool
Credit: Couples Tower Isle, Jamaica

Couples Tower Isle in Ochos Rios, Jamaica offers the ultimate playground for—you guessed it! Couples!

Sip, swim, sun, snorkel, savor, share – Couples Tower Isle offers the perfect getaway for getting close and personal with that special someone.

Bright and well-appointed rooms and suites serve as an ideal jumping-off point for a day of fun in the sun, extreme relaxation, spa pampering, underwater explorations, or sampling the mouth-watering cuisine of the resort’s six onsite dining venues.

Hot Tip The ride to/from Sangster International Airport (MBJ) takes about 90 minutes. Be sure to take advantage of the free airport shuttle.

Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana

Punta Cana, Dominican Republic

luxury room with pool adults-only all-inclusive Caribbean resorts
Credit: Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana, Dominican Republic

Superb Hyatt Zilara Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic rounds out our bucket list of the best adults-only all-inclusive Caribbean resorts.

Another wonderful 5-star gem located in the exclusive Cap Cana gated community, the Hyatt Zilara inspires guests with a balance of world-class luxury and warm Dominican vibes.

Perched on exquisite Juanillo Beach (considered one of the best beaches in the Dominican Republic), the all-inclusive resort features six restaurants, two swim-up bars, an onsite spa and spectacular Canapolis Water Park, and a variety of fun outdoor activities.

Hot Tip For the ultimate beach resort experience in Cap Cana, any one of the resort’s fabulous Swim-Up Suites is sure to please!

beach bar adults-only all-inclusive Caribbean resorts
Grand Anse Beach, Grenada | Credit: Hugh Whyte / Unsplash

Final Thoughts

Lori and I love putting together these hand-crafted guides focused on exceptional stays in one-of-a-kind destinations across the globe, and this bucket list of Caribbean adults-only all-inclusive resorts is no exception.

In many ways, the Caribbean is where it all began for the two of us.

We spent our very first travel adventure as a couple traveling around the incredible Dominican Republic. A year later, we got engaged on the amazing Puerto Rican island of Vieques.

More recently, we spent a year living in a small coastal town in Belize, island hopping and exploring more of Central America.

It’s safe to say, the Caribbean will forever hold a special place in our hearts. And we’re so excited to have the opportunity to inspire others to discover this spectacular corner of the globe!

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