Caribbean adults-only holidays and hotels
Our independent guide to the best adults-only hotels and adults-only holidays in the Caribbean.
With year-round sunshine the Caribbean makes an ideal holiday for adults as the various island offers something for everyone.
Antigua Adults Only Holidays
Antigua is one of the 2 major islands that make up the Caribbean nation of Antigua and Barbuda. Ringed with coral reefs, the island is known for its many sandy beaches. Set along English Harbour, restored Nelson’s Dockyard, which Admiral Horatio Nelson made his base in the 1780s, includes a marina and the Dockyard Museum. With zip-lines tours, island safaris and breath taking mountain lookout points, Antigua boasts thrills for the most intrepid traveller. Beach bums will be just as happy: this lively island has 365 gorgeous beaches. Trails lead up to Shirley Heights, a former military lookout with panoramic views. Show me Adult Only Holidays in Antigua.
Aruba, a tiny Dutch Caribbean island off the coast of Venezuela, has dry, sunny weather, blond beaches and gentle surf. Constant trade winds bring cool breezes and cause the divi-divi trees to slope south-westerly. European influence shows in architecture that features Dutch gables painted in tropical pastels. It’s also evident in language, with English, Dutch and Spanish spoken alongside the local tongue, Papiamento. Show me Aruba Adults-only Holidays.
Not technically a Caribbean resort as the Bahamas is a coral-based archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean but most travel websites include this gem of an island in their Caribbean section. Its 700-plus islands and cays range from uninhabited to packed with tourist resorts. The northernmost, Grand Bahama, and Paradise Island, home too many large-scale hotels, are among the best known. Scuba diving and snorkelling sites include the massive Andros Barrier Reef, Thunderball Grotto (used in James Bond films) and the black-coral gardens off Bimini. For younger couples there are thrilling water parks and for the slightly older tourist there is world-class golf and classic white sandy beaches are all a given on this exotic island chain. Designer retailers draw in the shoppers to Nassau, while island-hopping, sailing and deserted beaches make for uninterrupted holiday bliss. Show me Adults-only Holidays in the Bahamas.
Barbados is an eastern Caribbean island and an independent British Commonwealth nation. Bridgetown, the capital, is a cruise-ship port with colonial buildings and Nidhe Israel, a synagogue founded in 1654. Around the island are beaches, botanical gardens, the Harrison’s Cave formation, and 17th-century plantation houses like St. Nicholas Abbey. Local traditions include afternoon tea and cricket, the national sport. Lively calypso beats, stunning natural wonders and some of the world’s best beaches make Barbados a favourite Caribbean island for adults looking for a taste of paradise. Show me Adults-only Holidays in Barbados.
Cuba is the largest and perhaps most intriguing of the Caribbean islands, Cuba is a unique place, perfect for the intrepid adventurer, where time-stood-still heritage has been captured for all to see.
Cuba is a Caribbean island nation under communist rule. It has sugar-white beaches and is dotted with tobacco fields, which play a part in the production of the country’s legendary cigars. The capital, Havana, is lined with pastel houses, 1950’s-era cars and Spanish-colonial architecture in the 16th-century core, Old Havana. Salsa music plays in the dance clubs and cabaret shows are performed at the famed Tropicana. Show me Adults-only Holidays in Cuba.
Dom-Republic Puerto Plata
San Felipe de Puerto Plata is the capital of the Puerto Plata province on the Dominican Republic’s Atlantic north coast. The city is best known for its beaches. Playa Dorada’s lengthy beachfront is backed by resorts and an 18-hole golf course. The city’s old colonial-era center is dominated by the 16th-century Fortaleza San Felipe, a Spanish fortress that now houses historical and military artefacts. Show me every Puerto Plata Adults-only Holidays.
Dom-Republic Punta Cana
Punta Cana, the easternmost tip of the Dominican Republic, abuts the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. It’s a region known for its 32km stretch of beaches and clear waters. The Bávaro area and Punta Cana combine to form what’s known as La Costa del Coco, or the Coconut Coast, an area of lavish, all-inclusive resorts. It’s popular for zip-lining, windsurfing, kayaking and sailing. Show me Dominican Republic Punta Cana Adults-only Holidays.
Grenada is a Caribbean country comprising a main island, also called Grenada, and smaller surrounding islands. Dubbed the “Spice Isle,” the hilly main island is home to numerous nutmeg plantations. It’s also the site of the capital, St. George’s, whose colourful homes, Georgian buildings and early-18th-century Fort George overlook narrow Carenage Harbour. To the south is Grand Anse Beach, with resorts and bars. Show me Adults-only Holidays in Grenada.
Jamaica Adults Only Holidays
Jamaica, a Caribbean island nation, has a lush topography of mountains, rainforests and reef-lined beaches. Many of its all-inclusive resorts are clustered in Montego Bay, with its British-colonial architecture, and Negril, known for its diving and snorkelling sites. Jamaica is famed as the birthplace of reggae music, and its capital Kingston is home to the Bob Marley Museum, dedicated to the famous singer. Show me Adults only Holidays in Jamaica.
St. Lucia Adults Only Holidays
Saint Lucia is an Eastern Caribbean island nation with a pair of dramatically tapered mountains, the Pitons, on its west coast. Its coast is home to volcanic beaches, reef-diving sites, luxury resorts and fishing villages. Trails in the interior rainforest lead to waterfalls like the 15m-high Toraille, which pours over a cliff into a garden. The capital, Castries, is a popular cruise port. Show me Adults-only Holidays inn St. Lucia.
Mexico – Cancun Adults Only Holidays
Not technically a Caribbean resort but Cancun is a Mexican city on the Yucatán Peninsula bordering the Caribbean Sea, is known for its beaches, numerous resorts and night-life. It’s composed of 2 distinct areas: the more traditional down town area, El Centro, and Zona Hotelera, a long, beach front strip of high-rise hotels, nightclubs, shops and restaurants. Cancun is also a famed destination for students during universities’ spring break period. Show me Adults-only Holidays in Cancun.