10 of The Best Adult Only Resorts For A Romantic Getaway

Everyone can use a break from the kids now and then, even if you don't have any kids. Check out these 10 adult only resorts before you plan your next romantic getaway.

1. Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa Dickenson Bay
With its beautiful white sand beach and famous coral reefs, Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa Dickenson Bay is a prime destination for couples seeking the ultimate romantic getaway. Adults-only accommodations range from a unique Rondoval (circular shaped room) to a penthouse with spectacular views. Situated along the northwestern coast of the Caribbean island of Antigua, this Sandals location is perfect for a wedding, honeymoon, or vacation for two.

Sandals Grande Antigua’s oceanfront Mediterranean Village suites’ décor includes Italian tile, luxury bedding, walk-in rain showers, private plunge pools and outdoor gardens. The Caribbean Grove section of the resort has tropical themed rooms set within a palm grove; select suites have patios and a view of the ocean. The Red Lane Spa will pamper with massages and soothing botanicals at an additional cost.

Guests can enjoy recreational activities such as swimming, surfing, or sailing along the wide stretch of unspoiled beach. At night, couples can dance to live bands, sing Karaoke, see a show, or just relax near the piano bar--all activities conveniently located within the resort.

The pristine blue-green waters of Dickenson Bay provide superb diving opportunities for various skill levels. Beginning divers train by completing the resort’s one-day certification course and are ready for the next day’s excursion. Sandals Grande Antigua also provides state-of-the-art equipment. Divers can observe stingrays, sea turtles, nurse sharks, and anemones, or explore the Jettias, a 1917 steamer shipwreck. Snorkeling is another option, revealing underwater panoramas of colorful marine fish and coral formations.

For a magical evening, couples can reserve a candlelight dinner on their terrace or have a special table set up on the beach. A personal waiter will serve the meal; champagne and a long stemmed rose complete the elegant setting. Reservations are limited for this private dining arrangement.

Sandals Grande Antigua offers exceptional all-inclusive vacation packages: everything is just steps away—beautiful beaches, oceanfront activities, and stellar accommodations to create the romantic trip of a lifetime.

2. Bucuti Beach Resort Aruba and Tara Beach Suites and Spa
The arid, sunny climate, gorgeous beach, and secluded accommodations draw couples to Bucuti Beach Resort Aruba and Tara Beach Suites and Spa. This acclaimed destination is located in the Caribbean island of Aruba, north of Coro, Venezuela. Bucuti and Tara Beach Resorts offer couples a romantic, intimate stay, and hospitality by a welcoming, attentive staff.

Hacienda-style architecture houses 104 rooms, suites, and penthouses for adults only. Guests will enjoy the pillow-topped mattress, luxury linens, and balcony/terrace. Each room is decorated in modern walnut furniture, with a cream and earth tone color palette. Tara Beach rooftop penthouse suites have a private balcony, granite countertops, full kitchen, and view of the beach. Breakfast buffet is included in the rates.

Activities focus on the natural beauty and tranquility of Eagle Beach, known for its turquoise waters, white sands, and divi divi trees. Recreation includes swimming, snorkeling, windsurfing, and sailing. Walking along the shore, guests may even observe sea turtles. A lovely infinity pool is on the premises, as well as a spa tub. Spa services such as aromatherapy, skin treatments, and wraps are available at Intermezzo.

Dining options include Bucuti’s Restaurant--an open air, oceanfront establishment, noted for its fresh ingredients. Purchasing a voucher through the Dine Around program allows guests to choose from a variety of participating restaurants throughout Aruba.

For a romantic evening, couples can embark on a sunset sailing cruise to witness the Aruban sky fill with vivid golds and reds. Along the pool area, lounge chairs for two present a comfortable place to relax to ocean breezes and live music. Couples can also experience the ultimate in romantic pampering: a side-by-side massage on the beach. Spa experts will help sooth muscles in tranquil island surroundings.

Aruba’s Bucuti and Tara Beach Resorts provide luxury accommodations while being sensitive to the environment—leaders in the hotel industry green movement. Packages are available for honeymoons, weddings, or a couple’s retreat—the blissful, pristine setting will ensure an unforgettable vacation.

3. BlueBay Villas Doradas Puerto Plata
The BlueBay Villas Doradas, located within the city of Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic, is a popular destination for couples seeking an economical vacation in a lovely tropical climate. The all-inclusive resort reserves adults-only accommodations with many activities a short distance away.

Recently renovated, the BlueBay Villas Doradas offers 245 rooms and suites, each with one king or two queen beds, air-conditioning, shower, cable television, and mini bar. Interiors are clean, modern, and comfortable. Villa Suites have a Jacuzzi for special pampering.

The resort provides additional BlueBay VIP services such as flower arrangements, private beach access, early check-in, and personalized travel planning with the concierge. A friendly, enthusiastic staff, such as the hotel animation crew, oversees activities and ensures that guests have a good time.

Couples can follow a short path to the beautiful Playa Dorada Beach for a romantic stroll along the golden sand. The beach bar serves a variety of tropical drinks and is an ideal place to watch the waves. Other recreation includes water-skiing, sailing, and diving along coral reefs.

The resort teaches merengue classes—this popular African-Caribbean dance is a fun exercise for couples of all skill levels. The spa offers yoga classes, massages, facials, and free sauna. Nightlife activities include gambling at one of the local casinos; visitors can play blackjack, roulette, or the slot machines.

One of the premier golf courses, Playa Dorada, is conveniently located next to the resort. Robert Trent Jones designed the renowned 18-Hole course. Guests can enjoy a challenging game surrounded by green hills, luxuriant lawn, and views of the ocean.

Four restaurants on the BlueBay Villas Doradas property present a delicious variety of dining options from international buffet to an a la carte menu with seafood. Lounges include a swim up bar and a venue for live shows.

With its affordable accommodations, vibrant beach, and exciting recreational opportunities, BlueBay Villas Doradas--Puerto Plata is a destination that cannot be missed.

4. Catalonia Bavaro Resort Punta Cana
For couples seeking beautiful surroundings, exciting nighttime events, a stellar golf course, and outdoor recreation, Catalonia Bavaro Beach, Casino and Golf Resort has everything to offer. The all-inclusive Caribbean property, at Playas de Bávaro, Punta Cana, is located in the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic. Honeymoon and wedding packages are available at reasonable rates.

Decorated in rich colors with a tropical theme, the 711 suites are situated in low-rise, villa-style buildings within a setting of gardens and small lakes. The resort nestles against a backdrop of palm and coconut plantations and contains an enormous free-form pool bordered with palm trees. Amenities include air-conditioning, cable television, minibar, and Wi-Fi. Guests have access to a spa and health club. The resort also has an option for upgrades to privilege status.

One of the property’s biggest attractions is the breathtaking Bavaro Beach—famous for its white sand and sparkling aquamarine-blue waters. Sports include snorkeling, kayaking, and scuba diving. Swimmers may see stingrays and nurse sharks in the crystal clear depths. Couples can take a romantic sail on a catamaran—up to 1 hour a day free through the resort.

Many recreational activities are available. Golfers can enjoy their sport at the 18-hole Caribe or the 9-hole Cabeza de Toro executive course; both courses provide views of lakes and palm trees. At night, guests can see a show, dance at the discotheque, visit the casino, or join a beach party with orchestra music (held once a week). Five restaurants on the premises prepare a variety of a la carte meals; in addition, a buffet serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can savor tropical drinks from 4 bars, including one poolside location.

With the on-site convenience of day and night activities, and its prime location on dazzling oceanfront, Catalonia Bavaro Beach, Casino and Golf Resort, in Punta Cana, offers couples an exciting vacation with myriad romantic opportunities.

Aerioal Photo of Sandals Emerald Bay Resort in Exuma, Bahamas

5. Sandals Emerald Bay Resort in Exuma, Bahamas
The Sandals Emerald Bay Resort in Exuma, Bahamas, is an adults-only resort with emphasis on luxury and tranquility. Located on Great Exuma, one of the island’s 365 cays (small islands), this glamorous oasis is situated on 500 acres and is next to one of the most breathtaking beaches in the region.

All-inclusive accommodations (183 suites and villas) range from spacious rooms with king beds to villa suites with a private pool. Rooms are decorated in shades of beige, pale blue, gold, and aqua, with teak furnishings, marble vanities, and soaking tubs. Select suites offer sea views and butler service.

Guests have access to 4 swimming pools. The largest is a zero-entry pool that inclines gradually from very shallow to deep water, eliminating the need for stairs. At the pool’s center, a stone fire pit burns at night for a dramatic lighting effect. A swim-up bar serves exotic tropical drinks.

For the ultimate in relaxation, the 29,000 sq. ft. Red Lane Concept Spa (additional cost) has a fitness center, exercise classes, steam room, and plunge pools. Spa treatments include massages, body wraps, and Dermalogica skin-care products.

The white sands and vivid blue-green waters of Cove Beach entice guests to windsurf, sail, or ride the waves on a hydrobike. Couples can share a private cabana near the ocean for a romantic retreat. Scuba diving is exceptional in these pristine waters; Sandals Resort provides instruction and equipment for daily dives. Coral, schools of fish, stingrays, eels, and dolphins may be seen. The closest reef, Ocean Bight, is just 10 minutes away.

Other activities include tennis, the 18-hole championship golf course designed by Greg Norman (additional cost), and dining at one of 5 restaurants.

For couples seeking exclusive amenities and services, the Sandals Emerald Bay Resort in Exuma, Bahamas, offers luxurious pampering within the glorious tropical setting of a secluded Caribbean island.

6. Excellence Resort Punta Cana
A renowned honeymoon and wedding destination, the adults-only Excellence Resort, Punta Cana, is famous for its quality service, all-inclusive amenities, and luxurious accommodations. Guests also have additional benefits with membership to the Excellence Club. The property, located in the eastern tip of the Dominican Republic, stretches along lush palm groves and the golden sands of a Caribbean beach.

Excellence Punta Cana displays colonial-style architecture and furnishings within its 452 suites. Amenities include 24-hour room service, Internet, balcony or patio, and whirlpool. Rooms are decorated in pale gold, pink, blue, and white, with colonial archways and columns enhancing the rich setting. There are a number of choices for suite locations and views: the Junior Swim-up (pool just outside the door), Mountain View, Ocean View, or Oceanfront. For the ultimate in deluxe lodgings, the Excellence Club Imperial Suite provides a balcony Jacuzzi, dining room, living room, and spa jet-shower.

The resort offers a wide range of activities: golf, tennis, snorkeling, horseback riding, or swimming (two huge free-form pools on premises). At an additional charge, guests can take a humpback whale watching cruise, go deep-sea fishing, or ride a helicopter over tropical forests. Nighttime brings opportunities to visit the casino or enjoy a poolside theme party. Dining options are plentiful with 8 restaurants and 10 bars.

For private relaxation, couples can reserve a wellness treatment room for a pampering massage with rich botanicals. The resort’s optional Miile Spa has both indoor and outdoor facilities for Vichy shower treatments, Swedish saunas, and hydrotherapy.

Excellence Punta Cana’s acclaimed customer service and elegant accommodations ensure that couples will return soon. Excitement and romance are steps away at this captivating resort paradise.

7. Hermitage Bay Resort, St. John's
Couples who seek a romantic tropical retreat will find peace and natural beauty within the Hermitage Bay Resort, St. John's, an adults-only resort, located on the western coast of Antigua. A remote road leads to this all-inclusive Caribbean property situated along a green hillside overlooking the sea, a 30-minute ride from the island’s capital, St. John’s.

Hermitage Bay has 25 cottages—8 beachfront (close to the ocean, stunning views) and 17 hillside (sundeck and private plunge pool). Rooms are richly decorated, with warm, dark woods, cream-colored walls, and Italian white linens. Amenities include air-conditioning, Internet, flat screen television, and Wi-Fi. Age restrictions apply: children 12 and older are allowed; during July and August, ages 8 and up are accepted (at additional rates).

Wide, sandy beaches and calm blue waters of the bay are ideal for swimming, kayaking, and windsurfing. Non-motorized equipment is available through the resort for a number of recreational options. Snorkelers can explore the nearby barrier reef. For a panoramic view, guests may take a helicopter ride along the south coast or over the island of Montserrat --the tour company is 10 minutes away from the Hermitage Bay Resort.

For extra pampering, the Garden Spa offers massages (focusing on the concept of seven energy centers of the body), holistic rituals, facials, and couples treatments within a flowering tropical setting. Select spa services can be enjoyed in the couple’s own suite. Instructors lead morning yoga and Pilates classes on designated days.

Resort guests will experience fine dining in an open-air restaurant--with views of the sea and bay. Hermitage Bay serves a variety of Caribbean, European, and American cuisine. Fresh ingredients are supplemented with organic produce from the property’s own garden. Room service is also available.

Hermitage Bay Resort, St. John's, Antigua, is an excellent choice for weddings and honeymoons. Special wedding packages include floral arrangements, cake, champagne, and a wedding night candlelight dinner under the stars. The resort offers tranquility and privacy—an intimate setting for the perfect romantic vacation.

8. Punta Cana Princess All Suites Resort & Spa
Punta Cana beaches are world renowned, and one of the most beautiful, Bavaro Beach, is the setting for Punta Cana Princess All Suites Resort and Spa. This Caribbean hotel, located in the Dominican Republic, is an island retreat with wide-ranging services, activities, and views of blue, crystal-clear waters. Guests also have access to sister properties Caribe Club Princess, Tropical Princess, and Bavaro Princess for other recreation and entertainment.

Part of a large hotel complex, all-inclusive Punta Cana Princess contains 263 split-level luxury suites and 7 honeymoon suites with in-room safe, balcony, cable TV, and air-conditioning. Three-story villa-style building exteriors are painted deep red and gold; interior colors and fabrics are in soft white, earth tones, and orange, reflecting a tropical theme. Honeymoon accommodations are decorated with white curtains and linens, each suite with a Jacuzzi and minibar; honeymoon suite stays include one complimentary massage and one breakfast in the room.

Punta Cana Princess features 3 bars (one swim-up bar), a fitness room, mini spa (Jacuzzi and sauna), and 5 restaurants. Metamorphosis Spa (additional cost) will pamper guests with its massages, beauty treatments, and hydrotherapy. Guests can relax and rejuvenate with a Hydrojet bath or Vichy shower.

Activities during the day include non-motorized sports, motorized sports (additional fee), tennis, and swimming in the free-form freshwater pool. The beach is perfect for walking, with white, powdery sand forming a soft, smooth pathway. The nearby ocean coral reef creates calm, shallow waters—providing a great opportunity to snorkel among tropical fish. For golfing enthusiasts, two courses are in the area, White Sands and Punta Blanca. At night, guests can dance at the disco or go to the theater at one of the sister hotels. The resort provides free shuttle service to the Princess Tower Casino.

The adults-only Punta Cana Princess is the place for couples and singles to unwind, have fun, and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of a lush Caribbean sanctuary.

9. Breezes Bahamas Resort in Nassau
Breezes Resort, in Nassau, New Providence Island, is a popular, affordable destination for travelers who want to experience famous Cable Beach—a panorama of turquoise water and fine white sand that spans four miles. Breezes Bahamas offers an all-inclusive vacation where guests can experience local culture and entertainment in a relaxed tropical setting.

The property has 391 rooms and suites (ocean or garden views) decorated in floral fabrics, each room with air-conditioning, CD player, in-room safe, and satellite television. Focusing on couples and singles, Breezes does not allow children under the age of 14. Other amenities include three geometric-shaped pools, a Jacuzzi, and fully equipped health club. Meals are served at several locations in the resort: an Italian eatery, a tropical garden restaurant, and a buffet in the main dining room. The Pool Grill also prepares snacks throughout the day.

For those on business, conference rooms are available. The ballroom can hold up to 500 people for a work event or wedding celebration. Complimentary wedding services include cake, champagne, and flowers. Other special additions to the ceremony are available for a fee.

Guests will enjoy many recreational sports: water-skiing, kayaking, windsurfing, sailing, and scuba diving. The resort has a 30 ft. rock-climbing wall for those who would like to practice their skills. For an additional fee, golfers can play the 18 hole Cable Beach Golf Course. Other activities are available such as reggae dance classes, body painting contests, and bouncy boxing. Evening brings more excitement with live bands, theme parties, and dancing at the nightclub.

For a special outing outside Breezes Bahamas, couples can take a glass bottom boat tour to view colorful fish, coral reefs, and shipwrecks--all from an air-conditioned vantage point. Tour-goers can enjoy the scenery from the viewing deck or use the boat as a launching point for snorkeling crystal-clear Nassau waters. Boats depart from Nassau Harbor.

A Caribbean escape for adults, Breezes Bahamas Resort, in Nassau, is reasonably priced and presents a gorgeous Cable Beach location.

10. Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro Punta Cana
Surrounded by palms, the Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro, Punta Cana, is an all-inclusive 274-room property located on spectacular Playa Bavaro Beach, in the Dominican Republic. This adults-only getaway has many activities for excitement--day or night. The resort is part of the Iberostar complex, so guests may also visit the other hotels on the premises for dining and recreation.

Double-rooms provide a luxurious, expansive space with amenities such as LCD screen TV, cable, marble bath, and minibar. Soft earth tone and cream colors, marble surfaces, dark woods, and elegant furnishings add to the relaxing atmosphere. Two rooms are specially designed for wheelchair use.

The Iberostar Grand Bavaro Hotel has both casual and gourmet dining options. Guests can choose from six dining areas serving a la carte and buffet style meals. Settings range from elegant restaurants (including Italian and Japanese cuisine) to the convenient outdoor snack bar for lunch.

Recreational activities include tennis, golf (18 hole course designed by P. B. Dye), yoga, and swimming in one of the free-form pools. For an additional charge, guests can enjoy scuba diving and snorkeling; the resort also gives lessons. At night, guests can dance at the disco, see a live show, or visit the casino.

Couples on their honeymoon or renewing vows can purchase a special resort package that includes champagne, breakfast in bed the next morning, and a Caribbean massage in the spa. With opulent amenities and a magnificent white sand beach, Iberostar Grand Hotel Bavaro, Punta Cana, is a wonderful location to celebrate a special occasion.