Take some time for you and plan the holy grail of vacations—a parents-only getaway! We scoured the country and beyond to find you the best adults-only resorts where you won’t have to worry about packing sunscreen, floaties and snacks for the kid crew. With amazing amenities like spa treatments and swim-up bars, you’ll return home rejuvenated. Find your destination below!

photo: Iberostar Grand Paraiso

Iberostar Grand Paraíso - Playa Paraiso, Mexico

The adults-only Iberostar Grand Paraíso is part of the brand’s Grand Collection, pairing the comfort and luxury of a premier Playa del Carmen hotel with all-inclusive service. The hotel offers a wide range of personalized services, including concierge and butler service as well as 24-hour room service, and unbeatable entertainment options, such as wine tastings and dance lessons. Guests can also enjoy three pools, including a saltwater pool with an aqua-bar, a heated indoor pool with a sliding roof and a pool with a panoramic view. The Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraíso features its own a state-of-the-art spa, exclusive to guests staying at the adults-only resort, offering various treatments and massages, Jacuzzis, solarium, sauna, Turkish and Roman baths, thalassotherapy pools and more to provide guests with a feeling of paradise within paradise.


photo: Club Med

Club Med Turkoise - Turks and Caicos

The newly-redesigned Club Med Turkoise resort in the Turks & Caicos Islands features new renovations and enhancements including 80 all-new Deluxe-level room with balconies; a redesigned pool and reception area; a new main bar; renovated dining space with a new wine cellar; and a new wellness area. Club Med Turkoise is located on Grace Bay Beach, and there are a variety of water and land activities to keep guests busy—or relaxed—during their stay. 


photo: Hotel Wailea

Hotel Wailea - Hawaii

Hotel Wailea offers travelers an ultra-private elegance infused with relaxed island luxury. This intimate adults-only escape has 72 oversized suites and a pool overlooking three Hawaiian islands with residential-style cabanas and an apothecary-style pool bar. Personalized guest programming is tailored to couples and centered on unique island experiences that embody adventure, romance and laid-back luxury. Hotel Wailea’s continually-evolving culinary program boasts a unique take on seasonal dining with Hawaiian staples and Maui-grown ingredients, including many from the hotel’s own organic garden.


photo: Calabash Cove Resort

Calabash Cove Resort and Spa - St. Lucia

Tucked away on a gently-sloping, tropical beachfront, Calabash Cove is one of only a few five-star luxury boutique hotels on St. Lucia. Accommodations include Balinese-style Waters Edge Cottages, all with private pools, as well as a number of magnificent Manor House Suites with dramatic ocean and sunset views. Guests will enjoy five-star luxury service including couples massages at Ti Spa, swims in the infinity-edge pool and individually-tailored excursions organized by the leisure concierge. 


photo: Sunset the the Palms

Sunset the the Palms - Negril, Jamaica

Sunset at the Palms offers a full-sensory experience for adults who are seeking rest and relaxation. The exotic tropical resort touches the senses with its natural beauty, garden setting, superior food, private beach and guest services. This chic and intimate hideaway is perfect for discerning guests seeking the most blissful beach experience in Jamaica. A stay here includes air-conditioned accommodations in 85 treehouse-style guest rooms with private balconies; private beach access and a variety of non-motorized sports; tennis courts, a fitness center and swimming pool; all meals and beverages; and Club MoBay VIP arrival service at Sangster Airport in Montego Bay, for fast-tracking through immigration and customs. 


photo: Auberge du Soleil

Auberge du Soleil - Napa Valley, CA

Inspired by the relaxed sophistication of the South of France and infused with California soul, Auberge du Soleil features wine country’s most luxurious accommodations, spectacular valley views, a 13-time Michelin Star award-winning restaurant and the exclusive Auberge du Soleil Spa. The picturesque Spa courtyard is anchored by mature olive trees and a centerpiece of three stone basin fountains perfectly aligned with Mount Veeder in the distance. Spa treatments are reserved for resort guests and include Meritage, a private couples spa treatment that combines body exfoliation, bath, massage, scalp and foot treatment along with a fruit and wine pairing.


photo: Yasawa Island Resort

Yasawa Island Resort & Spa - Fiji

Yasawa Island Resort & Spa is a one-island, all-inclusive tropical paradise geared toward the ultimate in luxury. From the warm Fijian serenaders upon arrival with fresh coconut and floral leis to distinctive contemporary Fijian-style bungalows fashioned with palm-thatched roofs, plantation shutters, an expansive sun deck, a private beach hut on the edge of the sands and personal hammock, the resort rejuvenates the senses and stirs the soul. Couples pre-select where they wish to dine each night from a torch-lit dinner for two on a remote patch of sand to a romantic dinner under a Century-old Dilo tree and a starlit sky. For the ultimate in relaxation, the full-service BaraviSpa offers ocean-view massages and is well known for its Baravi Rhythm, four-handed synchronized massage where therapists perform this couples favorite in tandem with the waves of the ocean.


photo: Triple Creek Ranch

Triple Creek Ranch - Darby, MT

Triple Creek Ranch is a year-round, adult-only retreat on over 600 acres tucked away in the Bitterroot Range of the Rocky Mountains. The luxury guest ranch resort offers a wide variety of Western adventures along with gourmet food and wine experiences. The log cabins are cozy, many even have their own private hot tubs under the stars along with steam showers and fireplaces. Signature experiences include vintners weekends, fly fishing, cattle drives and cowboy schools, as well as snowshoeing, skiing, snow biking, snowga and more in the winter. 


photo: Hilton La Romana

Hilton La Romana - Dominican Republic

Opening in June 2019, Hilton La Romana is an all-inclusive, adults-only resort that will offer beautiful views that guests can take advantage of from their spacious guest rooms, each featuring a furnished balcony or terrace. Guests can enjoy a full-service spa, 11 restaurants, eight bars, a casino, a disco and more at this world-class resort. For those who enjoy a day on the green, Hilton La Romana is also conveniently located near four championship golf courses. The resort’s picture-perfect location and a wide variety of leisure offerings make it the ideal option for an adults-only getaway.


photo: Mi Amor

Mi Amor - Tulum, Mexico

A contemporary, award-winning designer hotel featuring 18 rooms perched on a rock cliff overlooking the famed Tulum coast, the adults-only Mi Amor offers a mix of oceanfront and garden/pool-facing rooms, a spa, swimming pool and nearby beach. Australia’s award-winning Chef Paul Bentley heads up the modern bistro restaurant with his distinct style of exciting flavors and playful textures. Be part of ancient Mayan ceremonies, witness sea turtle nesting and explore the aquatic life on a scuba dive during your next vacation.


photo: Lake Austin Spa Resort

Lake Austin Spa Resort - Austin, TX

This luxe retreat is a mere 30 minutes away from downtown Austin, but it’s miles away from the real world. It's an all-inclusive resort for adults, and you can customize your visit with the resort’s “experience” guides, like the culinary arts or health and well-being. Or, you can show up and opt to experience a little bit of everything—each day is jam-packed with all kinds of activities: hiking, wine cruises, boating, live music and more. The accommodations range from luxury lake views to hot tub cottages, so there's a style for everyone. 


photo: Monastero Santa Rosa

Monastero Santa Rosa - Amalfi Coast, Italy

This 17th-century monastery-turned-20-room boutique resort on the Amalfi Coast is the perfect oasis for a romantic getaway. The resort boasts meticulously-maintained terraced organic gardens (providing much of the produce and herbs for the Michelin-starred on-site restaurant), the convent’s original chapel, a dramatic infinity-edged pool with panoramic views and a state-of-the-art spa housed within the original 17th-century vaulted-ceilinged walls of the restored convent. The resort offers a special romance package for couples, including an 80-minute Candle Massage Treatment for two, a romantic candle-lit five-course dinner overlooking the sea, as well as a bottle of chilled Prosecco.


photo: Ventana Big Sur

Ventana Big Sur - CA

Ventana Big Sur, an Alila Resort, is an iconic resort ensconced in the heart of the California Central Coast’s rugged landscape, perched at the edge of the continent overlooking the majestic Pacific coastline. Set among 160 sprawling acres of rolling meadows and towering redwoods, Ventana’s 59 spacious guest rooms, suites and villas each feature a private balcony or patio with mountain or ocean views. Luxury soaking tubs and cozy fireplaces offer a sacred space for inspiration and introspection, while accessories such as walking sticks, binoculars and lanterns encourage guests to discover the great outdoors. You can also choose to immerse yourself in nature at one of the resort's glampsites while also taking advantage of the properties' resort amenities. Two pools, a fitness room, a spa and upscale ocean-view dining at The Sur House are all available on-site for resort guests. 

photo: Iberostar Cancun Star Prestige

Iberostar Cancun Star Prestige - Mexico

Located just steps from the water and only 15 minutes away from the Cancun International Airport, the recently-opened Iberostar Cancún Star Prestige presents premium, all-inclusive service to provide an unforgettable experience. All guests at Iberostar Cancún Star Prestige will benefit from a range of offerings, from staying in rooms with the best views, upgraded amenities and having access to reserved areas, such as a private beach club with an open bar, to enjoying exclusive services, including private check-in and the possibility of late check-out. The adults-only hotel features 156 unique rooms along 13-stories, all with ocean views and whirlpools.


photo: Sonesta Ocean Point Resort

Sonesta Ocean Point Resort - St. Maarten

The five-star Sonesta Ocean Point Resort embraces a uniquely-designed contemporary Caribbean style within a luxury, adults-only, limitless all-inclusive vacation experience. The spectacular 130 all-suite “resort within a resort” features three pools, four bars, the modern Mediterranean Azul restaurant, 24-hour room service, wellness treatments and exemplary service from personalized concierge. Having made its highly-anticipated reopening on Dec. 15 of last year, the Ocean Point is now welcoming guests with fresh new amenities (like Casa Blue, a new tapas restaurant), an updated and refreshing new look and the same immense sense of hospitality that St. Maarten is known for. Plus, with its close proximity to Maho Village, the island's shopping and nightlife promenade, guests of the Ocean Point truly have access to everything they need and more. 


photo: Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa

Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa - Muscat, Oman

The adults-only Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa stands majestically on a clifftop overlooking the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Oman. The resort hosts 180 rooms and suites with luxurious amenities including butler service, daily afternoon tea, pre-dinner cocktails, pre-loaded iPods with personalized music selection and complimentary mini bar. The resort has four restaurants that offer delicious Arabic and international dishes and two lounges that serve premium evening cocktails. The resort has a private and secluded 100-meter beach and an infinity pool that is reserved for guests.


photo: Barceló Bávaro Beach

Barceló Bávaro Beach - Dominican Republic

The resort features more than 580 chic Caribbean-style rooms, three restaurants, two bars and a large swimming pool. Guests also enjoy full access to the extensive services and amenities of the entire Barceló Bávaro Grand Resort, including up to an additional eight restaurants, 24-hour casino, indulging treatments at the U-Spa, The Lakes Barceló Golf Course, a convention center and a theatre. For those seeking a more elevated experience, Premium Level accommodations offer the best views, unlimited access to specialty restaurants, 24-hour room service, private check-in and personalized concierge service.


photo: Hilton Playa del Carmen

Hilton Playa del Carmen - Quintana Roo, Mexico

Escape the stress of everyday life and retreat to palm-lined beaches overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Hilton Playa Del Carmen holds over 500 all-suite accommodations, including beachfront and swim-up suites. This all-inclusive, adults-only resort offers endless food and beverage options with 10 restaurants and bars, and a relaxing, luxurious spa. Playa del Carmen’s famed Fifth Avenue is just a few steps away from the resort, allowing guests to take advantage of the area’s best shopping, dining, entertainment and more.


photo: Sparrows Lodge

Sparrows Lodge - Palms Springs, CA

Built by actor Don Castle back in the 1950s, Sparrows Lodge was built as a place for Hollywood’s elite to slip away to the desert for the weekend. Today, the lodge serves the same purpose, but you don’t have to be a movie star to enjoy this rustic, adult-only resort in Palm Springs. The hotel combines community with privacy as guests have the option to enjoy a home-cooked meal from the garden served family-style, hang out at the bar nearby the communal fire pit, or hide away in their own private patios or the secluded cabin room. Book a couples massage to fully immerse yourself in relaxation. 


photo: Iberostar Grand Rose Hall

Iberostar Grand Rose Hall - Montego Bay, Jamaica

Tucked away between sea and mountain, the palatial, colonial-style Iberostar Grand Rose Hall is located near sunny Montego Bay, Jamaica. Embodying service, elegance and luxury, the resort offers a beachfront paradise overlooking the Caribbean Sea, boasting gorgeous suites, exquisite culinary offerings throughout 11 restaurants and various recreational and sporting activities. Guests can experience beauty, relaxation and physical and spiritual rejuvenation with an unparalleled offering of in-house or beachfront treatments and massages. 


photo: Sandals Royal Barbados Resort

Sandals Royal Barbados Resort - St. Lawrence Gap, Barbados

This all-new, all-suite resort in the St. Lawrence Gap area of Barbados features a number of Sandals' firsts, including the first rooftop pool and bar, the first four-lane bowling alley, the first guys-only barbershop and two new restaurant concepts—American Tavern and Chi Asian. This all-suite resort also features Sandals signature accommodations including the Skypool Suites, Swim-up Suites and Millionaire Suites, international cuisine and a 15,000-sq.-ft. spa. 


photo: Hotel El Ganzo

Hotel El Ganzo - San José del Cabo, Mexico

Hotel El Ganzo is an arts-inspired adult-only boutique hotel in San José del Cabo. What makes it different is its approach to the arts with a musicians-in-residence program including a full underground recording studio, a strong sustainability program that includes branded water canteens for guests to use during their stay, an organic garden, an art school for the community and more. This sustainable boutique hotel features one of Los Cabos most instagramable pools. 


—Kate Loweth



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Featured photo: Yasawa Island Resort