As a travel blogger who has visited dozens of all-inclusive resorts over the past decade, I’m frequently asked for recommendations on the most romantic, adult-only options for couples looking to reconnect and reignite their relationship.
After much personal experience and research, I've compiled this list of what I believe to be the 10 best all-inclusive resorts for couples. These resorts cater specifically to adults and have everything you need for a romantic, child-free vacation filled with fun, relaxation, and quality time with your significant other.
What Makes a Great Couples Resort?
When searching for the ideal resort for couples, there are a few key things I look for:
- Adults-Only: No kids allowed! Many all-inclusive now offer adults-only sections, but I prefer resorts that are 18+ throughout.
- Romance-Focused Amenities: From moonlit beaches to couples massages, the resort should prioritize romance.
- Great Food & Drinks: Quality cuisine and top-shelf drinks are a must for an indulgent couples vacation.
- Luxurious Rooms: Think champagne on ice, double rain showers, private hot tubs, and oceanview balconies.
- Entertainment & Activities: Live music, dance clubs, fitness classes, non-motorized water sports, and more. A range of stuff to do together!
- Peace & Quiet: While entertainment is great, couples also need spots to sneak away and relax in privacy.
- Beautiful Setting: Nothing sets the mood like stunning ocean views, lush greenery, and warm, sunny weather.
With these criteria in mind, here are my selections for the Top 10 adults-only all-inclusive resorts for an unforgettable romantic escape.
1. Sandals Grande Antigua - Antigua
The Caribbean is full of Sandals properties, but their resort in Antigua stands out as the most luxurious and couples-centric of them all. Get lost together wandering the resort’s two miles of pristine beaches, make reservations for candlelit dinners on the pier, and indulge side-by-side in Red Lane Spa’s soothing massages and treatments. With 11 restaurants, 7 pools, and elegantly appointed rooms and suites to come home to each night, this romantic oasis leaves nothing to be desired.
2. Excellence Playa Mujeres - Cancun, Mexico
Set along a stunning sandy beach just 25 minutes from Cancun’s airport, the adults-only Excellence Playa Mujeres is the definition of a luxury all-inclusive. Together you can kayak, snorkel, sail, and access a private island beach only for resort guests. When you’re ready for downtime, retreat to your opulent suite to soak in your own private hot tub on the rooftop terrace. Dine in any of the 10 restaurants without reservations, and enjoy top-shelf drinks from a selection of 16 bars throughout the resort.
3. Secrets Maroma Beach Riviera Cancun - Playa del Carmen, Mexico
For couples wanting romance with an active, adventurous twist in Mexico, Secrets Maroma Beach is perfect. It faces a protected natural coral reef that’s amazing for snorkeling and scuba diving. Swim-up suites with personal bars and outdoor hot tubs add to the luxury. Enjoy a couples massage in a seaside cabana, and dance the night away under the stars. The options for fun and relaxation never end.
4. Jade Mountain - St. Lucia
For next-level luxury, the incredible open-concept suites at Jade Mountain provide complete privacy and awe-inspiring views of St. Lucia's majestic Pitons mountains from your bedroom, living area, and infinity pool - all fully open to the breathtaking scenery. Exclusive and incredibly romantic, a stay in these bridge suite sanctuaries is worth the splurge. After all, you have your entire relationship to cherish the memories.
5. Hyatt Zilara Cancun - Cancun, Mexico
Located right on Cancun's widest stretch of beach, Hyatt Zilara Cancun is an adults-only all-inclusive that feels tranquil and intimate compared to many of the sprawling megahotels in this area. The resort only has 307 suites, meaning no fighting for lounge chairs at the pool or to make a dinner reservation. The spacious suites have furnished balconies and (in some) private hot tubs. Enjoy world-class dining, live entertainment, couples' activities like dance classes, and awesome ocean views everywhere.
6. Sandals Grande St. Lucian - St. Lucia
Nestled on a peninsula bordered by the majestic Rodney Bay on one side and the Caribbean Sea on the other three, Sandals Grande St. Lucian surrounds you in natural beauty. Guests rave about the friendly staff, fantastic food at upscale restaurants like Kelly's Dockside and The Pier, and chic Rondoval Suites over the water with private swim-up entry. With rock climbing, scuba diving, paddleboarding, and more on offer, boredom is never a concern.
7. Le Blanc Spa Resort - Cancun, Mexico
A peaceful haven of the main hotel zone, Le Blanc Spa Resort is one of Cancun’s top boutique adults-only all-inclusive. Lounge all day by your own swim-up suite or on the white sand beach with food and drinks delivered right to your chaise. Pamper yourselves with relaxing couples treatments at the award-winning spa. Dine under the stars on gourmet cuisine and sway to live music and shows every evening.
8. Breathless Punta Cana Resort & Spa - Dominican Republic
Located on the gorgeous white sand beaches of the Dominican Republic, Breathless Punta Cana is adults-only and offers guests an Unlimited-Luxury® experience. Indulge in reservation-free dining at 8 restaurants and sipping top-shelf spirits at 8 lively bars. Stay in stylish suites with swim-out access. Play blackjack and roulette in the casino, dance the night away at the nightclub, and take a dance class together. With its vibrant party vibe and endless fun, this resort keeps the fire burning.
9. Sandals South Coast - Jamaica
If you believe the best of the Caribbean is in Jamaica, then the secluded Sandals South Coast is for you. Set on a 2-mile long beach with a private offshore island for two, this couples-only all-inclusive has it all. Dine at 9 restaurants, stay in swim-up suites, take a mixology class together, and feel the tension melt away with a beachfront massage while holding hands. Enjoy lounging over the water at the peaceful adults-only pool. Jamaica's beautiful south coast surrounds you with romance.
10. Couples Tower Isle - Jamaica
No list of top couples resorts is complete without mentioning Couples Tower Isle in Jamaica. Since opening in 1973 as the first all-inclusive for couples only, this pioneering resort on a secluded peninsula continues delivering romance, exemplary service, and all-inclusive luxury. Enjoy 4-poster canopy beds, private seaside gazebos, tennis, glass-bottom boat rides, unlimited fine dining, drinks, and the renowned au naturel private island - perfect for reconnecting with your loved one.
Find Your Perfect Romantic Getaway
A couples-only all-inclusive resort makes for an effortless romantic getaway where you can focus exclusively on each other. No distractions, no hassles, just quality time together enjoying sun, sand, luxury, activities, relaxation, and romance.
I hope this list helps you discover the perfect destination for your next amorous escape. Let me know if you have any other questions! I'm always happy to share my experiences and expertise on the most romantic resorts in the world for fabulous couples vacations.