Best Adults-Only Luxury Holiday Hot Spots

Looking for a luxury getaway that goes the extra mile when it comes to luxury and indulgence? If you want an adults-only location but feel overwhelmed with choices, then this guide is for you. Read on for a glimpse into the resorts that really stand out. 

Secrets St. Martin Resort and Spa

Secrets St Martin is set on a secluded bay looking out at the picturesque island of Anguilla. Whether you’re looking for a romantic break or an exhilarating adrenaline-fuelled experience this indulgent resort ticks all the boxes. With their signature “Unlimited-Luxury” style dining, activities, experiences, and personal concierge services are all included. The resort is a beautiful blend of authentic Saint Martin culture and an opulent haven, giving guests the experience of the amazing local culture and activities in truly luxurious comfort. With a variety of tastefully styled rooms and suites, guests will be spoilt for choice with beautiful views and indulgent amenities throughout. 

The largest infinity pool in the western Caribbean makes this the perfect poolside holiday, but for guests wanting more thrills there are plenty of energetic activities on offer, including their high-tech gym, watersports and jogging trails in the tropical gardens. The resort also benefits from a luxury spa, where their signature Secrets facial is a secret that’s better shared. 

The resort offers reservation-free dining and guests have six restaurants to choose from with lots of authentic local flavours to sample, as well as unlimited room service for guests who want to relax in their rooms after a long day. The five bars and lounges means guests will never go thirsty either. However you spend your holiday, the possibilities are endless at this luxury resort. 

Stolen Time by Rendezvous, St. Lucia

Located on the serene northwest coast of St. Lucia, Stolen Time by Rendezvous is a wellness resort that boasts a beachfront setting, offering a gateway to the island’s untouched beauty.  

Their vibrant accommodations are tastefully decorated with traditional Caribbean art and plush bedding and linens, with a range of room types on offer. The beachfront rooms and suites are among the best on the island, with sprawling living spaces, freestanding bathtubs, and direct access to the white, powdery sandy beach.  

Guests will never be bored with the ample activities and experiences available on land and sea. A hike to Edmund Rainforest can’t be missed, where you can cool off with a refreshing swim under breathtaking waterfalls. 

For guests seeking something a little more serene, you can enjoy spa treatments, an enriching activities schedule, and regular guest workshops designed to help you relax and reconnect. 

The nights are never dull either, with live music, steel drum bands, and cultural shows, offering a taste of traditional St. Lucian culture. 

The resort’s dining experience boasts three gourmet restaurants –  The Trysting Place offers elegant fine dining; The Terrace is an open-air restaurant with stunning views; and The Malabar Beach Club is a beachside restaurant serving delicious Caribbean fusion cuisine. No request is too big or small at Stolen Time, and guests can dine at any time of the day or night. 

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Rixos Premium Gocek, Turkey

Located in the picturesque Gocek Bay, Rixos Premium Gocek is an adults-only all-inclusive with a selection of spacious villas and suites that benefit from luxurious amenities and mesmerising views of the sparkling Aegean Sea. Nestled between two marinas, the resort sits in the heart of a nature reserve and offers the best Turkish hospitality and luxury of an ultra-all-inclusive resort. 

For guests looking to get in touch with nature, their garden suites lead to the botanical forest around them.  The Wellness suites, which have the best sea views, personal sauna and direct access to the resort’s swimming pool. 

With four restaurants and four bars, guests will be spoiled for choice. Whether you want to show up barefoot or get your glam on, there is an experience for everyone. Umi Teppanyaki is a favourite of guests seeking a show-stopping cultural experience, as chefs prepare food in front of you.

Guests can enjoy an activity schedule packed with energetic outlets, such as yoga, CrossFit, and treks in the surrounding nature reserve. Exclusive experiences such as sailing and diving are also available under specialist instructors on site.

If those activities sound too energetic for your liking, the Rixos Anjana spa offers a range of Oriental spa treatments carried out by the most experienced therapists. The spa’s signature Turkish bath foam massage with vitamin-infused soaps leaves guests feeling rejuvenated and energised. 

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Paradisus La Perla, Playa Del Carmen

Paradisus La Perla is a beautiful resort for adults and couples seeking the ultimate escape from everyday life, set in one of the best locations in Riviera Maya. The contemporary resort has something to offer all guests, from energetic activities to rejuvenation at the 8,509 sq. ft YHI Spa.

Accommodations at the resort are stylish and minimalist with ample amenities to ensure guests feel pampered. Junior suites offer picturesque views of the resort’s lush gardens, whilst the Master suite boasts the best sea views and benefits from its own private swimming pool. 

If guests can peel themselves away from their luxurious abodes, a world of culinary delights awaits at the resort’s 14 restaurants and 13 bars. The dining options range from Latin-fusion to traditional Mexican fare and Asian-fusion delicacies. The selection of bars ensures you’ll be served up an original Mexican margarita—because what’s a holiday without a tropical cocktail, right?

The choices don’t stop at the food and beverage offerings. Guests can participate in a wide range of enriching and authentic cultural activities including tequila tasting, Latin-inspired dance classes, and cocktail-making classes, to name a few. The resort also offers atmospheric evening entertainment with live music, Mexican culture shows, and spectacular theatre shows that truly rival the West End. 

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Domes Aulus Elounda All-Inclusive Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton, Crete

Domes Aulus Elounda All-Inclusive Resort, Curio Collection by Hilton, a luxurious resort in the heart of Elounda, Crete, offers a unique blend of history, culture, and 5-star hospitality. The ‘Slow Living’ philosophy extends to the resort’s all-inclusive offerings, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the local traditions and experiences. 

The accommodations are a haven of comfort and luxury where guests have the choice of sleeping in their own Nest, a design-led and stylish room with luxury touches, including pillow menus, welcome goodies and a shared infinity pool. The Cool Living suites offer plenty of space to relax and indulge in upgraded services, such as Domes’ exclusive check-in experience, a complimentary mini-bar (on arrival day) and the guarantee of the best views in the resort. 

Mealtimes are the resort’s highlight, with locally sourced and sustainable produce featured on all of the show-stopping menus. Guests have the choice between 3 restaurants where they can sample the best in local Greek cuisine and share with loved ones through their Meze serving style. Handcrafted cocktails are served at the resort’s cool Blu Bar.  

Daily activities are on offer to really enhance the relaxing guest experience, including daily sunrise yoga sessions, signature olive oil tasting, and cooking classes. Unwind with spa treatments inspired by ancient Greek traditions before a cosy cinema night under the stars, or dancing the night away.

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Sandals Ochi, Ocho Rios

Experience the epitome of adults-only luxury at Sandals Ochi, Ocho Rios. This renowned all-inclusive brand brings guests an award-winning oceanfront boutique resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. You’ll find a perfect blend of laid-back Jamaican culture and the bespoke, ultra-intuitive ethos of the Sandals brand. With its lavish accommodations and standard butler service, the resort’s commitment to luxury is evident, and no request is too big or small. 

The spacious but modest resort offers no guestrooms, instead they offer 74 ocean-view suites, all including luxury linens, amenity kits, plush robes and a fully stocked mini-bar with beer and wine. 

Indulge at one of the five spectacular restaurants that cater to all palates, from the taste of home in their authentic British pub to Italian favourites and local cuisine, made with the finest ingredients. Guests can also choose to dine in one of the other 16 restaurants at nearby Sandals Resort, ensuring a diverse and satisfying dining experience. 

Golf enthusiasts can utilise nearby Upton Estate Golf & Country Club facilities, and guests looking for a little ocean adventure have every water sport imaginable included. Relax in a glass bottom boat, or explore the crystal clear waters and the mesmerising reef. You can also take part in PADI-certified scuba diving lessons through one of the most comprehensive diving programs in the world, and the best part is, it’s all included in your stay. As nighttime rolls around, guests will be enchanted by the fully-immersive evening shows, which are as varied and enriching as the rest of the resort.

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