As more travelers seek out vacations that offer a tranquil escape from every day, the best adults-only all-inclusive resorts have become go-to destinations. These properties aren’t just for honeymooners—whether planning a getaway with friends or a family trip, everyone can benefit from a peaceful atmosphere (and the joy of going wallet-free). Meals, drinks, select activities, amenities, and sometimes tips are included in the price of your stay, so you can focus on simply enjoying the experience. While the definition of “adults-only” varies, it typically means all guests must be at least age 16 or older.
While pre-paid packages tend to get a bad rep, all-inclusive properties are evolving. Many now offer private, customized experiences, design-forward guest rooms, and farm-to-fork gastronomy, while others have leaned into specific niches. Whether you’re craving a high-octane outdoor adventure in the mountains or a remote private island for your honeymoon, there’s an option for you. Below, we’ve narrowed down the best adults-only resorts around the world that offer all-inclusive options for every type of traveler. All you need to do is show up.
- Best Adults-Only All-Inclusive Resorts In The Caribbean: Secrets Cap Cana, Jade Mountain Resort, Sandals Grenada, Palm Island Resort And Spa, The Caves Hotel, Coco Bay Resort
- Best Adults-Only All-Inclusive Resorts In North America: Naviva, A Four Seasons Resort, Excellence Playa Mujeres, Twin Farms, Miraval Resort And Spa, The Green O
- Best Adults-Only All-Inclusive Resorts In Central America: Kura Boutique Hotel, Coco Plum Island Resort, Nayara Bocas del Toro, Secrets Papagayo
- Best Adults-Only All-Inclusive Resorts In Europe: TRS Ibiza Hotel, Tui Blue Adriatic Beach Hotel, Stella Island Luxury Resort And Spa
- Best Adults-Only All-Inclusive Resorts In Oceania: Namale Resort And Spa, The Havannah Vanuatu, Bedarra Island Resort, Royal Davui Island Resort
- Best Adults-Only All-Inclusive Resorts In Asia and Africa: Hurawalhi Island Resort, The Palms Zanzibar
Secrets Cap Cana, Dominican Republic
Who Will Love It: Families and friends who value a mix of relaxation and fun
All-Star Amenities: Balconies with soaking tubs, rain showers; pillow menu
What Not To Miss: Movie nights on the beach; the swim-out suites
Location: Cap Cana, Dominican Republic
In this adults-only paradise, you don’t need to choose between the pool and the ocean. Secrets Cap Cana’s expansive infinity pool extends to the sugar-sand Juanillo Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Dominican Republic. The picture-perfect shoreline is located within the gated community of Cap Cana and is flanked by towering palm trees and turquoise waters.
Depending on your mood, you can socialize at the swim-up bar, relax by your swim-out room, dine at ten on-site restaurants, or explore Cap Cana’s other draws like zip-lining, windsurfing, and a Punta Espada golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus. With fountains and natural materials integrated into the design, you’ll never feel too far from the beach. And with a mix of lively nightly entertainment and beachfront serenity, it’s bound to be a crowd-pleaser for everyone in your group.
Jade Mountain Resort, St. Lucia
Who Will Love It: Couples longing for a luxe haven with private pools and impressive vistas
All-Star Amenities: Private infinity pools; whirlpool tubs; rainfall showers with handmade glass tiles
What Not To Miss: Sunset cocktails and stargazing on the Celestial Terrace
Location: Mamin, St. Lucia
One of the Caribbean’s most iconic views can be savored at Jade Mountain Resort, an adults-only oasis perched above the 600-acre beachfront resort of Anse Chastanet. Here, St. Lucia’s UNESCO-listed volcanic cones, the Pitons, are framed by architecture that draws from nature’s dramatic shapes and colors. The property boasts 24 infinity pool “sanctuaries” (suites) that resemble platforms floating in nature. And the open-air design (there’s no fourth wall) feels exciting yet private.
While not a traditional all-inclusive, Jade Mountain Resort offers an all-inclusive dining and drinking option that you’ll likely want to splurge on. The menu by James Beard Award-winning chef Allen Susser celebrates the bold flavors of tropical locales at the Jade Mountain Club, which offers live music and entertainment most nights. Guests can also access all the restaurants, bars, and amenities at the sister resort Anse Chastanet, plus two soft sand beaches with pristine coral reefs right offshore.
Who Will Love It: Groups who value variety and 5-star service
All-Star Amenities: PADI-certified scuba diving and equipment; tennis courts; Hobie cats, paddleboards, kayaks
What Not To Miss: Booking a top-tier suite with butler service
Location: St. George’s, Grenada
Steps away from the powdery white sands and calm waters of Pink Gin Beach, Sandals Grenada offers a luxe hideaway for adventures on land and at sea. Whether you want to scuba dive, play tennis, go windsurfing, or sip cocktails at the swim-up bar, there’s something for everyone. And with 10 restaurants, including a steakhouse and sushi bar, there’s a good chance you’ll never get bored dining at the resort.
The 257-room property has 22 room categories, and many of the top-tier options, such as the SkyPool and Bi-level suites, come with private plunge pools, fully-stocked bars with premium liquors, and butler service. Whether you need help organizing a tour of the Spice Isle’s stunning waterfalls or arranging in-room dining, the team is happy to help. Extras like gratuities and roundtrip airport transfers are included in the price, so you can kick back worry-free as soon as you arrive.
Palm Island Resort And Spa, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Who Will Love It: Small groups and families desiring a peaceful Caribbean island getaway
All-Star Amenities: Private terraces with daybeds and loungers; fitness center with premium equipment; nightly live music with dinner
What Not To Miss: A sunset sail or snorkeling trip on the resort’s Pink Lady yacht
Location: Palm Island, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
The story of Palm Island Resort dates back to 1966 when an American couple leased the island from Vincent and the Grenadines government for $1 a year. As part of the deal, they promised to build a hotel to create more jobs for locals. Since then, the 135-acre private island has changed hands and undergone extensive renovations, but the ethos of constantly improving (and giving back) has remained.
Today, the adults-only resort is home to 41 luxurious rooms, suites, and multi-bedroom villas—leaving plenty of space to enjoy nature. Among the highlights are five white sand beaches, a lush interior with hiking trails, and some of the Caribbean ocean’s best snorkeling and dive sites. Even getting here is part of the fun—once you touch down at Union Island Airport (UNI), a quick golf cart ride and 10-minute speed boat adventure brings you to the island. Chic and unpretentious, the property leans into its timeless allure with silent movie nights, weekly staff cricket matches, and crab races that raise money for charity. Swim with turtles, take a cooking class with chef Baka, and wind down with tunes from the local reggae band.
The Caves Hotel, Negril, Jamaica
Who Will Love It: Travelers craving a boutique resort with local flavor
All-Star Amenities: Outdoor showers; turndown service; saltwater swimming pool; mini bars with local drinks and snacks
What Not To Miss: A private candlelit dinner in a cave; jerk barbecue nights
Location: Negril, Jamaica
The Caves Hotel is part of the Island Outpost collection, a network of luxe villas and boutique hotels in Jamaica founded by renowned record producer Chris Blackwell. While Blackwell is best known for propelling artists like Bob Marley and U2 to international stardom, his latest passion project is introducing travelers to authentic Jamaican hospitality. As the last hotel on Negril’s winding West End Road, The Caves Hotel immerses guests into nature with 12 cliffside cottages featuring panoramic Caribbean Sea views and bohemian chic interiors. While there’s no sandy beach, stairways carved into the cliff offer access to the water and a series of caves, and Negril’s Seven Mile Beach is just a 15-minute drive away.
One of the caves houses an atmospheric dining room, where guests can indulge in a five-course tasting menu, while another is home to the Blackwell Rum Bar. The all-inclusive room rates include meals, but make no mistake—these aren’t your typical all-inclusive buffets. Instead, the chefs will personalize dishes and expertly prepare regional specialties like saltfish, ackee, callaloo, curried conch, and lobster. Twice-weekly jerk barbecues are held at the clifftop restaurant, The Sands, while cooking classes are available for those interested in taking their culinary experience one step further.
Coco Bay Resort Antigua
Who Will Love It: Couples looking to unwind at a quiet oceanfront hideaway
All-Star Amenities: Private balconies with hammocks and plunge pools; kayaks; stand-up paddle boards; morning coffee delivery
What Not To Miss: A floating breakfast in the pool
Location: Valley Church, Antigua
Located in a quiet and less touristy section of Antigua’s west coast, Coco Bay Resort Antigua is an idyllic hideaway for couples looking for a restful break. A collection of 65 cozy and colorful cottages sits on a hill overlooking the turquoise waters of Ffryes Bay. And with some of the island’s most beautiful beaches in the vicinity, including Valley Church Beach and Ffryes Beach, there are endless sandy shores to explore. Catering to honeymooners and those celebrating milestones, the resort offers romantic experiences like floating meals and spa treatments. Restaurant options range from the all-inclusive Rafters Restaurant & Bar to the fine-dining Sheer Rocks Restaurant, but the staff is happy to arrange meals offsite (don’t miss the Sunday night barbecue in Shirley Heights). Those who upgrade to one of the Starfish Waterfront Pool Suites are rewarded with additional perks like priority access to the cliffside cabanas, early check-in or late checkout, and coffee delivery service in the morning—best enjoyed from your hammock.
Naviva, A Four Seasons Resort, Punta Mita, Mexico
Who Will Love It: Design-conscious travelers looking for transformational experiences
All-Star Amenities: Private plunge pools; outdoor showers; fire pits; mini bars with local snacks and beverages; a personal guide to curate just-for-you moments
What Not To Miss: An invigorating session in the House of Heat, a temazcal inspired by the region’s traditional sweat lodges; a deep-tissue massage inside one of the spa pods
Location: Punta Mita, Mexico
It’s hard not to feel like your best self at Naviva, A Four Seasons Resort, which opened in Punta Mita in December 2022. After crossing the cocoon-inspired bamboo bridge, guests enter one of Mexico’s most exclusive retreats inside a 48-acre sanctuary. With just 15 stand-alone tents designed by San Francisco- and Johannesburg-based firm Luxury Frontiers, the property integrates nature into every surprise-and-delight moment. And for the record, these aren’t your typical safari tents. They range from 1,260 to 1,700 square feet and are outfitted with luxe details like free-standing bathtubs with ocean views, local stone and wood interiors, and art and textiles by Mexican artisans.
Part of the magic here is in Naviva’s highly personalized “unscripted” approach. Every guest is assigned a guide that curates custom experiences (think a sunrise hike to the Aztatlán ruins, a yoga class with a view of migrating humpback whales, or a private dinner overlooking La Solana Beach). The stay includes flexible meals, snacks, and drinks (no request is too much), one spa treatment per guest, and signature and daily activities. Guests also have access to the acclaimed Four Seasons Punta Mita, conveniently located less than a mile away.
Excellence Playa Mujeres, Cancun, Mexico
Who Will Love It: Groups and families looking for a traditional all-inclusive with exceptional service
All-Star Amenities: Double showers; Bvlgari toiletries; an 18-hole golf course designed by Greg Norman; seven swimming pools
What Not To Miss: The swim-up suites are located off of the lazy river
Location: Cancun, Mexico
Set on a white sand beach sheltered by the island of Isla Mujeres, this resort boasts one of the best private beachfronts in Cancun. While you can easily spend the day under a palapa, ordering margaritas from the beach bar, you would be remiss in skipping Excellence Playa Mujeres’ seven pools. These range from heated pools to winding lazy rivers, totaling 55,000 square feet of pool water throughout the property.
The variety of options extends to its dining options across over 11 restaurants and bars, nightly entertainment, and activities ranging from archery to dance lessons to deep-sea fishing. Room rates include all food, beverages, tips, and most activities. Guests who book an Excellence Suite can enjoy perks like private check-in/check-out and upgraded in-room amenities, minibar, and room service menus—make it a swim-up suite for the luxury of whiling away the afternoons on your pool deck.
Twin Farms, Vermont
Who Will Love It: Farm-to-table enthusiasts with an appetite for all things artisanal
All-Star Amenities: Fireplaces; original art; a Japanese-style soaking tub
What Not to Miss: Lunch in The Lift Shack, an old mountaintop lift shack converted into a unique dining destination for up to four guests
Location: Barnard, Vermont
Twin Farms has been a culinary destination for decades, but that hasn’t stopped Vermont’s only 5-star, all-inclusive Relais & Châteaux property from innovating on its offerings. In 2022, the property debuted Twiggs, the farm’s first new dining option since its opening in 1993. The experience complements the celebrated dining room in the Main House, where culinary lovers flock to sample imaginative dishes that celebrate Vermont’s bounty and delicious wine from a 15,000-bottle cellar.
Days are spent picnicking against the backdrop of the Green Mountains, while evenings begin with fireside cocktails and live music in The Barn House. With just 20 lodgings including cozy cottages outfitted with American folk art and oil paintings, only a select few can overnight at the farm. But In October, the property will debut eight treehouses, allowing even more people to experience the nature and gastronomy of the Vermont Mountains.
Miraval Resort And Spa, Arizona
Who Will Love It: Health-conscious travelers wanting to fill their days with classes and treatments
All-Star Amenities: 100+ weekly classes and activities; outdoor showers; fire pits
What Not To Miss: Equine therapy at Purple Sage Ranch
Location: Tucson, Arizona
A pioneer of the all-inclusive wellness getaway, Miraval has been perfecting the art of mind-body retreats since 1995. And their flagship Arizona property, set in the Sonoran Desert, offers a glorious backdrop for self-care. Complimentary classes and activities with experts are offered daily, so guests can sample everything from therapeutic drumming to gut health lectures to invigorating outdoor adventures. Rates also include luxurious accommodations, nourishing meals and beverages, and a $175 nightly credit for spa treatments and fee-based experiences. As a bonus, the resort bills itself as “gratuity-free,” so you can leave your cash and cares behind as you focus solely on your own personal growth. The property is (mostly) digital device-free, but you likely won’t miss your phone while meditating with a view of the Santa Catalina Mountains.
The Green O, Montana
Who Will Love It: Wild-at-heart explorers craving a sophisticated forest retreat
All-Star Amenities: Decks with outdoor hot tubs; eco-kitchens stocked with snacks; morning coffee delivery with house-made pastries; access to 50+ adventure activities
What Not to Miss: The culinary artistry of executive chef Brandon Cunningham and James Beard-nominated pastry chef Krystle Swenson at the Social Haus
Location: Greenough, Montana
The Green O isn’t your typical forest hideaway in Montana. With just 12 sleek “hauses” with floor-to-ceiling glass windows, dining that rivals Michelin-starred restaurants, and year-round outdoor activities that range from skijoring to fly-fishing, it’s a modern adventurer’s playground. Within the property, you’ll find over a hundred miles of trails and a pristine stretch of the Blackfoot River, where The Green O guests can enjoy access to more than 50 outdoor activities (ATV tours, horseback riding, archery, you name it.)
Accommodation includes meals; a $500 Stay & Play credit for fee-based activities or spa services; plus additional services like transfers to and from Missoula International Airport, just a 35-minute drive away. Settle into the two-story Tree Haus, elevated 23 feet in the air, or opt for the Green Haus, which has a skylight above the bed for stargazing. Be warned: once you curl up by the fireplace, you may never want to leave.
Kura Boutique Hotel, Costa Rica
Who Will Love It: Nature lovers that appreciate sustainable boutique hotels
All-Star Amenities: Infinity pool; cooking and meditation classes; outdoor showers
What Not To Miss: The underwater sound system in the infinity pool; yoga classes and stargazing from the rooftop Sky Lounge
Location: Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica
Located on the breathtaking South Pacific coast of Costa Rica’s unspoiled Osa Peninsula, just an hour south of Manuel Antonio National Park, Kura Boutique Hotel seamlessly blends nature with design. It makes sense, considering the property is the brainchild of a Costa Rican biologist and an architect with a penchant for “tropical minimalism.” The result is a stunning eight-villa resort perched on a jungle-covered hill overlooking Marino Ballena National Park and Uvita’s iconic Whale’s Tail sandbar—a view best appreciated from the property’s epic saltwater infinity pool.
The rooms, which include spacious 1,500-square-foot suites with private plunge pools, contrast the verdant surroundings with sleek black-tile floors, stone showers, and wood furniture. While it’s not a traditional all-inclusive resort, Kura offers full-board meal plans focusing on seasonal and locally sourced ingredients (guests can take a back-of-house tour to learn about the property’s environmental and social sustainability programs). Beyond the resort, the area has seven beaches, countless hiking trails, and waterfalls.
Coco Plum Island Resort, Belize
Who Will Love It: Couples and families looking for a stress-free vacation
All-Star Amenities: Kayaks; snorkel gear; stand-up paddleboards; Hobie cats; hammocks; Bluetooth speakers; walk-in showers; kitchenettes
What Not To Miss: The Belize Jungle Tour Add-On, which includes zip lining, cave tubing, and Mayan ruin excursions
Location: Coco Plum Cay, Dangriga, Belize
Coco Plum Island Resort is only eight miles off the coast of Southern Belize, but once you step foot on this locally-owned and operated paradise, you’ll feel like your a million miles away from reality. The island boasts just 18 oceanfront cabanas, so it never feels crowded, and the friendly staff welcomes you with authentic Belizean hospitality. Plus, if you’re planning a multi-generational vacation, wedding, or special event, you can rent the entire island for up to 36 guests.
Guests have the opportunity to choose their own speed and vacation style. Eager to laze in the crystal clear waters, sip cocktails, and feast on freshly caught seafood? You can easily spend a whole week doing just that. Desiring an activity-packed trip? Add the adven
ture package for exhilarating tours around the rainf
orest. Perhaps you’re celebrating an anniversary or honeymoon? The romance package will make your stay extra memorable with nightly turndownservice, a candle-lit dinner, and sparking wine and treats upon arrival. With Belize being a leader in ocean conservation, the waters surrounding the resort are home to nurse sharks, manta rays, starfish, and various species of birds, so you’ll never have to go too far to find wildlife.
Nayara Bocas del Toro, Panama
Who Will Love It: Free spirits yearning for a sustainable, off-grid adventure
All-Star Amenities: Oceanfront terraces with swim-up staircases, coral reef-safe bath and body products, private saltwater pools, 24-hour in-room dining, stand-up paddleboards; kayaks
What Not To Miss: A private boat ride to Dolphin Bay; staying in one of the treehouses
Location: Isla Frangipani, Panama
Often called the Galapagos of the Caribbean, the marine life-rich archipelago of Bocas del Toro is a utopia for ocean lovers. And for those who want to immerse themselves in the wonders of the archipelago, Nayara Bocas del Toro offers a sustainable retreat. Getting to the resort is easier than it seems—a 35-minute flight from Panama City will bring you to Bocas del Toro airport, and from there, it’s just a five-minute boat ride to Frangipani Island. Choose to stay in one of 16 overwater bungalows or a whimsical, solar-powered treehouse designed by Ibuku’s Elora Hardy.
Every inch of this property was intentionally devised to preserve the area’s impressive flora and fauna. Days are spent paddleboarding or kayaking around the mangroves or lounging on an aerial beach that sits above emerald-green waters. The property offers tours of neighboring islands—with opportunities to spot dolphins, sloths, monkeys, caimans, rare tropical birds, and bioluminescence—as well as scuba diving, surfing, sports fishing, e-biking, and ATV adventures. In the evening, pad over to the property’s fine dining restaurant in a century-old structure from Bali, where you’ll find daily changing menus fueled by local ingredients.
Secrets Papagayo, Costa Rica
Who Will Love It: Groups looking for a classic all-inclusive with endless entertainment
All-Star Amenities: 24-hour concierge service; soaking tubs; daily refreshed mini-bar; pet-friendly amenities; spa with a hydrotherapy circuit and a full-service salon
What Not To Miss: The evening performances including the fire show
Location: Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Perched on a hill overlooking the picturesque Gulf of Papagayo, Secrets Papagayo is one of few adults-only all-inclusive resorts in Costa Rica. The property differs from other resorts thanks to its “unlimited luxury” concept, which means everything from top-shelf liquors to 24-hour dining is included in the rate—and reservations are never required at any of the dining venues. And with seven restaurants, five bars, and opportunities to dine at nearby resorts and private spots around the grounds, you can try a different place each night.
The seemingly endless options extend to entertainment, with day and night festivities including theme nights, performances, rum tastings, beach volleyball, and more. With the Guanacaste region being a convenient base for excursions to nearby surf spots, zip-lining courses, and waterfalls, there’s good reason to consult with the concierge about off-property adventures too. The property has 202 rooms and suites with furnished terraces or balconies, and those who upgrade to one of the Preferred Club suites are granted additional perks like premium ocean views and upgraded mini-bars. If you’re planning a destination wedding in Costa Rica, there are several packages—and a beautiful black sand beach—to suit celebrations big and small.
TRS Ibiza Hotel, Spain
Who Will Love It: Sophisticates seeking elevated dining and poolside vibes
All-Star Amenities: Rooftop infinity pool; spa with hydrotherapy circuit; butler service; blackout curtains; pillow menu
What Not To Miss: Sipping a margarita while enjoying tunes from the DJ the main pool
Location: Sant Antoni de Portmany, Ibiza
The first adults-only all-inclusive hotel in Ibiza has arrived with a splash. Matching the White Island’s reputation for epic pool parties and a dash of hedonism, the property boasts three atmospheric pools including Gravity, a lively rooftop infinity pool overlooking the bay of San Antonio’s stellar sunsets. Sip on drinks crafted by mixologists as you vibe out to live music or unwind in your suite with a swim-up pool and jacuzzi. The curated atmosphere also applies to the property’s eateries, which include the Gaucho steak house, Mediterranean-inspired Helios, and Capricho show-cooking restaurant.
Guests that upgrade to the Signature Level can enjoy extra perks like the option to dine out at top-rated restaurants in Ibiza, VIP tickets to events, and free access to the hydrotherapy circuit at the Zentropia Spa. An exclusive pool and sun lounger area is also reserved for top-tier rooms, ensuring you have the best seat in the house for afternoons under the Spanish sun.
Tui Blue Adriatic Beach, Croatia
Who Will Love It: Couples seeking a laid-back getaway with coastal vistas
All-Star Amenities: Group fitness classes; live music; spa with sauna; rain showers
What Not To Miss: Weekly barbecues and wine tastings
Location: Zivogosce, Croatia
Located on the Makarska Riviera between Split and Dubrovnik, Tui Blue Adriatic Beach sits on Southern Dalmatia’s most scenic stretches of coastline. The crystalline blue waters are among the cleanest in Europe, and the pine woodlands below the Biokovo Mountains serve as a glorious backdrop. It’s no wonder the region was a hub for artistic inspiration during Ancient Roman times.
The property features 271 contemporary rooms and suites—some with balconies, sea views, and swim-up pool access. Two restaurants and three bars serve a variety of dishes, with an emphasis on seasonal produce and fresh seafood. You can use the Tui app to view the daily programming of events (including live music and wine tastings). But the undisputed main attractions are the photogenic surroundings, so you’ll want to book excursions to the many towns that dot the coast, as well as Croatia’s stunning natural wonders like the Krka Waterfalls.
Who Will Love It: Mediterranean enthusiasts craving a holistic approach to wellness
All-Star Amenities: Swim-up suites; private outdoor jacuzzis; in-room exercise cables; sports center with tennis, beach-volley, football, mini golf; Elemis spa
What Not To Miss: The Cretan Night at Vegera restaurant on Saturdays
Location: Aposelemis, Crete, Greece
The Greek island of Crete might be one of the last places you would expect to find an all-inclusive resort with overwater bungalows. But at this uniquely designed property, you can wake up and dive into the pool (or a slew of wellness activities) for the ultimate restorative vacation. Stella Island Luxury Resort & Spa features 225 rooms, villas, bungalows, and a lagoon-style pool that stretches around the entire resort, making it easy to find a private spot to float.
Those who want to pamper themselves can head to the spa with skin-nourishing treatments by Elemis, as well as a sauna, hammam, jacuzzi, and indoor heated pool. Meanwhile, a fitness center offers daily pilates, yoga, and TRX classes, as well as personal training for those that want a customized program. The wellness offerings extend to the dining, which centers around fresh and local Mediterranean cuisine—not to mention some delicious Greek wines. With nature-inspired architecture that reflects the organic beauty of the Aegean island, the resort feels like its own oasis. And with all-inclusive plans, there’s little reason to stray far from the pool.
Namale Resort And Spa, Fiji
Who Will Love It: Active travelers looking for world-class dive spots and top-tier amenities
All-Star Amenities: Bowling alley; fitness center with a basketball court; spa with hydrotherapy circuit
What Not To Miss: Partaking in a kava ceremony
Location: Savusavu, Fiji
Namale Resort & Spa, owned by motivational speaker, coach, and author Tony Robbins, has long been considered one of the top all-inclusive resorts in Fiji. Situated on the northern coast of Vanua Levu, Fiji’s second-largest island, the property offers a secluded respite for travelers keen to explore vibrant coral reefs, waterfalls, traditional Fijian villages, and rainforests. The resort is home to Dive Namale, a 5-star PADI-certified facility, and neighbors the Namena Marine Reserve, making it a top choice for scuba divers.
Local culture is woven into the experience, from the 19 bures (traditional Fijian thatched-roof villas) to programming that invites guests to unwind with kava (a traditional beverage that enhances relaxation), watch performances, and dig into farm-to-table feasts. A 100,000-square-foot spa equipped with aromatherapy pools makes it even easier to ease into island time—as do the outdoor hot tubs and panoramic decks (including one that overlooks an ocean blow hole).
The Havannah, Vanuatu
Who Will Love It: Wildlife and history lovers looking for an off-the-beaten-path getaway
All-Star Amenities: Private decks with plunge pools; walk-in showers; Hobie cats, stand-up paddleboards, kayaks, tennis courts; evening entertainment
What Not To Miss: Visiting the turtle sanctuary
Location: Port Vila, Vanuatu
The Havannah is a family-owned boutique resort in Vanuatu, where you’ll find unspoiled waters teeming with marine life, WWII shipwrecks, and the world’s only underwater post office. The resort benefits from its scenic location on a white sand peninsula with calm shores sheltered by reefs and mangroves. Dolphins, turtles, migratory whales, and manatees can frequently be spotted in the protected waters in front of the resort. And with Havannah Harbour being a U.S. military base in the 1940s and the nearby islands boasting UNESCO-listed archaeological sites, the area is also a treasure trove for history lovers.
While there’s plenty to see and do, it can be hard to tear yourself away from the well-appointed villas, which overlook the sparkling waters. Guests can look forward to elevated dining experiences inspired by the diverse cultures, including French, Ni-Vanuatu, and Vietnamese, that have shaped the island’s gastronomy. Sunset cruises and watersports like kayaking and snorkeling are included in the rate, and the team will happily arrange dives at 17 dive sites within 15 minutes from the resort.
Bedarra Island Resort, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Who Will Love It: Couples and families looking for the ultimate Great Barrier Reef vacation
All-Star Amenities: Mini-bar and snacks restocked daily; Aveda bath and body products; private sundecks with plunge pools; gourmet picnic hampers for beachside lunches
What Not To Miss: A scenic helicopter ride to the island
Location: Bedarra Island, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Australia
With just 12 villas nestled in the rainforest of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Bedarra Island Resort offers an exclusive front-row seat to one of the seven wonders of the natural world. Here, privacy is the greatest amenity—especially while savoring chef-prepared beach picnics on deserted islands, nature walks, and panoramic ocean views. Each villa offers its own perks—from The Point’s private plunge pool overlooking Hernandia Bay to The Beach House’s shoreside location for the ultimate dose of barefoot luxury.
When you’re ready for adventure, activities ranging from scuba diving to scenic helicopter rides over the Great Barrier Reef allow you to appreciate Tropical North Queensland’s biodiversity from different perspectives. The once-in-a-lifetime experience can be made even more special with exquisite private dining experiences rivaled only by the beauty of the natural surroundings. To ensure nature remains protected, the property embraces a range of eco-friendly initiatives like limiting the number of guests to a maximum of 24, using granite-filtered natural spring water, and relying mainly on solar power.
Royal Davui Island Resort, Fiji
Who Will Love It: Active travelers who want to immerse themselves in Fijian culture and nature
All-Star Amenities: Private sundecks with heated plunge pools; eco-friendly Pure Fiji toiletries; open-air showers; Hobie cats, kayaks, paddle boards, and snorkel gear
What Not To Miss: A private beach picnic on Sand Cay, a small island located 20 minutes from the resort
Location: Davui Island, Fiji
From the moment you step off the boat and meet the exuberant singing staff, you can immediately feel the warm Fijian hospitality that makes this private island escape so welcoming. With just 16 villas and bungalows, Royal Davui Island Resort caters to those looking for a remote getaway with plenty of activities (and colorful reefs) to keep you mesmerized.
An impressive number of activities are included in the rate, from kava ceremonies to local village visits. With a gorgeous house reef accessible from the beach, guests can snorkel right off the shore or arrange a boat to visit the even more impressive outer reef. The proximity to Pacific Harbour—Fiji’s soft adventure capital—means more excursions await such as hiking Beqa Island’s peak or surfing Frigate Passage.
Hurawalhi Island Resort, the Maldives
Who Will Love It: Couples and families dreaming of bucket list moments
All-Star Amenities: Private infinity pools, outdoor bathtubs, rain showers, sundecks with lagoon access, eco-friendly toiletries from Healing Earth; canoes and windsurfs
What Not To Miss: Dinner at the world’s largest all-glass undersea restaurant
Location: Lhaviyani Atoll, Maldives
The Maldives is brimming with romantic all-inclusive resorts but are only a handful of properties that are strictly adults only. Hurawalhi Island Resort ticks all the boxes—gorgeous overwater bungalows, turquoise blue waters, no children, and plenty of opportunities to marvel at impressive marine life while reveling in a serene atmosphere.
The legendary Lhaviyani Atoll comprises 54 islands (of which four are inhabited) and is famous for its world-class diving and snorkeling sites. But you don’t have to don a mask to partake—just book a table at the resort’s 5.8 Undersea Restaurant, the world’s largest all-glass under-the-sea restaurant.
New York-based architect Yuji Yamazaki, the mastermind behind some of the Maldives’ most famous resorts, designed the villas, which include lagoon and beach options (many guests split their time between both). Wildlife lovers will appreciate opportunities to snorkel with the resort’s marine biologist and the sunset dolphin cruise, where it’s not uncommon to see hundreds of dolphins swimming alongside the boat.
The Palms Zanzibar, Tanzania
Who Will Love It: Honeymooners seeking a secluded post-safari beach retreat
All-Star Amenities: Plunge pools; private beach cabanas
What Not To Miss: The fresh seafood, especially the locally caught lobster
Location: Zanzibar, Tanzania
With just seven villas set against one of the most pristine Indian Ocean beaches in Africa, The Palms Zanzibar was made for intimate escapes. This idyllic resort is a perfect place to check in after a thrilling safari in the Serengeti, especially if you’re looking for a restful way to cap off your adventure. Specializing in honeymoon and wedding experiences, the team will happily arrange special moments such as sailings on traditional dhow boats, lantern-lit private dinners, or saying “I do” in a barefoot ceremony.
The room rate includes meals and drinks, with a menu focusing on Zanzibari cuisine’s mélange of Arabic, Indian, Persian, Asian, and Swahili flavors. For more action, head to the sister properties next door, where you’ll find the only PADI five-star Gold Palm and RAID diving-certified dive center in Zanzibar.
About Julia Eskins, Your Adults-Only All-Inclusive Resorts Guide
I have been writing and editing travel and lifestyle content for over a decade, with a focus on luxury hotels, innovative sustainability initiatives, and immersive cultural and wellness experiences. Along the way, I have explored over 50 countries, lived in five (Canada, Portugal, Finland, Germany and Mexico), and stayed at hundreds of hotels, including several adults-only, all-inclusive resorts. No matter where I go, I’ll always track down the best cup of coffee, sunset viewpoint, and local vegetarian restaurants. In addition to Forbes Vetted, my travel guides, reviews, and feature stories have also appeared in Condé Nast Traveler, National Geographic, Travel + Leisure, Vogue, Bloomberg Pursuits, Lonely Planet, Time, The Globe and Mail, Afar, Elle Canada, BBC Travel, Architectural Digest, and more.