Resorts are great. They offer you the chance to get away and let someone else take care of you. Where else can you go where people will wait on you hand and foot, where you can go from spa to links, and then out to dinner, all without leaving a small island or lakefront property?
But a lot of resorts are family-friendly, and that means there are going to be a bunch of kids running around. For those travelers and couples looking to escape everything, including the kids, this list provides you with 20 resorts that are 100% kid-free.
Located all around the world, from Europe to Asia, they range from the very small and intimate to the large and expansive. Many of them offer fine dining and a number of activities for guests to enjoy, all without kids and children bothering you.
Kids are fine, if you have them. But if you do not want to share your vacation experience with other people's kids, then take a look at the 20 resorts on this list and start planning your visit to the top resorts in the world that offer an all-inclusive experience that is for adults only.
20 The Caves, Jamaica
One of Jamaica's finest resorts is The Caves, which is a luxury resort offering 12 private cottages with coastal views. And for those of you out there looking for a unique travel experience, you will be pleased to know that each of these cottages is special. And for a family (sans children) experience, the private villa with three beds and four baths will be perfect. And dining at The Caves is just as unique as the rest of the experience, with gazebos, caves, and seaside dining options. As a means of relaxation, take advantage of the spa, Jacuzzi, hot tubs, or saltwater swimming pool.
19 Excellence Playa Mujeres, Cancun
Cancun is known for resorts of all shapes and sizes, but the Excellence Playa Mujeres is something different, for sure. With all-inclusive 24-hour service, you are going to be waited on at your beck and call. The resort serves full meals, has 11 bars, and a variety of dining and snack options. There are two miles of pristine beach for you to enjoy, and the resort is located near the famous night life of Cancun and the airport. A stay at the resort includes access to land and sea activities. And all of this without worrying about kids or teens.
18 Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso, Playa Del Carmen
Located between the jungle and the Caribbean Ocean, Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso, Playa Del Carmen offers guests luxury-appointed villas and suites that are absolutely to die for. 24-hour room service means you can dine whenever you want or you could just stop by one of the five bars for a nightcap. For entertainment, take advantage of the pools, wave pool, or lazy river all on sight, or hit the fitness center or links to burn off some energy and get back to a state of calm. The live shows and dance classes are available to those looking for a little more uppity entertainment.
17 Komandoo Maldives Island Resort
Komandoo Maldives Island Resort is the only resort located on Komondoo Island, and you will be sure to want to take advantage of the luxury villas with access to the beach and Jacuzzi. The dining options at Komandoo Maldives Island Resort include the Falhu Restaurant, which is a buffet-style open air restaurant on the beach, or The Aqua Restaurant, which offers a la carte dining. And here, you are sure to find plenty of ocean-based activities, such as scuba and snorkeling or water sports. There is a well-appointed day spa, guided excursions, and night life to share with other adults.
16 Canaves Oia Hotel, Santorini, Greece
If you have ever wanted to explore Greece without having to worry about kids, then take a look at the Canaves Oia Hotel in Santorini. This one-of-a-kind resort offers luxury suites with private verandas, al fresco dining options, and views of the Caldera and Aegean Seas. How can you get any better than that? How about offering and infinity pool bar and restaurant, wine tastings on the terrace, and extensive in room dining options. All of this comes together for a world-class treatment that is only available at a place like the Canaves Oia Hotel, Greece's premier no-kids-allowed resort.
15 Auberge Du Soleil, California
Welcome to California Wine Country! With 50 suites and guest rooms, many of which have private patios, you are sure to be able to get your relax on at Auberge Du Soleil. With a Michelin Star restaurant featuring local cuisine and more than 15,000 (you read that right) bottles of wine, the gastronomic possibilities are nearly endless. The resort supports the local community with seasonal events such as wine and food tastings and musical shows. For those looking to relax, check out the award-winning spa and the outdoor sculpture garden, perfect for getting back to nature. Auberge Du Soleil lets you experience the best that wine country has to offer, all without the hassle of kids ruining everything.
14 Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, California
Located 1,200 feet above the Pacific Ocean on the cliffs of Big Sur, Post Ranch Inn offers more than literal freedom that you will have the sense that you are above the rest of the world as you sit back and relax in one of 39 rooms with ocean and mountain views. Looking to relax? There are no alarm clocks or TVs in the rooms, which may seem strange in today's age, but if you do not have to worry about kids, you do not need to worry about when you are going to be getting up. But fear not, there are plenty of activities on site to keep you entertained, like pools, massage, and a spa.
13 Ponta Dos Ganchos Resort, Brazil
Ponta Dos Ganchos Resort is the most exclusive resort in Brazil. Featuring 25 private bungalows with amenities exclusive to each and a number of activities and experiences, such as beach and dining, anyone is sure to enjoy their getaway here. Looking to get out on the water? Take advantage of the paddle boards or canoes. The restaurant features an exclusive one-couple dinner on an island off the coast or a couples picnic with views of the ocean. Ponta Dos Ganchos Resort is really a wonderfully-appointed resort in Brazil and has a lot to offer the couple or group that wants to get away from overcrowded family destinations.
12 Hotel Wailea, Maui, Hawaii
Situated on 15 private acres, Hotel Wailea in Hawaii offers guests 72 luxury rooms, many of which have ocean-facing porches, an onsite concierge, and hot tubs and cabanas. For entertainment, take advantage of daily yoga, canoeing, fitness, or mixology classes. With an abundance of food options and treehouse-like setting to be enjoyed at the restaurant, which features locally-sourced foods, your dining experience at Hotel Wailea will be different from your average resort. Hawaii is a nice place to visit, for sure, and when you visit a resort only for adults, the trip will be that much more memorable.
11 LikuLiku Lagoon Resort, Fiji
LikuLiku Lagoon Resort is in beautiful and relaxing Fiji. With 10 over-the-water bures that feature 360-degree panoramic views of the crystal clear water and private balconies and 35 beach front bures, half of which have private pools, you will be in the comfort of your new experience in no time. The Finiana Restaurant is specifically designed for couples dining with a private dining room available. There are also a number of bars for a cocktail at any time of the day or night. The resort has a good selection of watersport activities, as well as a spa available for guests to help with the relaxation.
10 Secrets The Vine, Cancun, Mexico
Secrets the Vine in Cancun, Mexico is surrounded by white beaches and the Caribbean Sea, making it one of the most beautifully-located resorts on this list. It is also probably the largest, with 497 rooms, all with private terraces or balconies, luxury bathrooms, and (best part) complimentary mini bars. For the culinary inclined, be sure to take advantage of the 24-hour dining options and room service, local and international cuisine, and multiple bars. Secrets the Vine features a plethora of entertainment options, from spa and fitness center to pools, wine tastings, and dance lessons. With a resort of this size, it is to be expected that there's a lot to do, and the fact that it is not a family resort makes it that much better.
9 Rendezvous, St. Lucia
With two miles of beaches and tropical gardens, you are virtually assured of your privacy at Rendezvous in Saint Lucia. The rooms are beach front or garden, depending on your particular tastes, and the dining options include both elegant and casual dining choices with a poolside bar and a champagne bar. Surely, even the most discerning traveler or couple will be able to find exactly what they are looking for at Rendezvous. There are a number of activities to participate in, all without having to worry about kids running around ruining the experience. All in all, a great place to stay and relax on Saint Lucia.
8 Hotel Esplanade Resort And Spa
Located on Lake Oder-Spree and near nature parks in Germany, Hotel Esplanade Resort and Spa offers a number of suites based on personal preference. Your stay will include a breakfast buffet, spa treatment and sauna experience, as well as access to the fitness center. With water sports or leisure sports like golf and tennis, there are plenty of ways to relax and unwind in this little piece of German paradise. There are three restaurants that serve a variety of local and international cuisine and four bars with cocktails and an H2O Juice Bar. Who knew that the Germans could offer so much to those couples looking to get away from it all but still have it all?
7 Lanka Princess Hotel, Sri Lanka
Lanka Princess Hotel specializes in Ayurveda care (preservation of health through natural treatments and source-based treatments of ailments), which is something that is not going to be found just anywhere in the world of family-free resorts. The accommodations include a range of rooms at varying price points, which means that you can go all the way up to their superior comfort rooms, and meals are included with the room package. There are non-motorized water sports to enjoy, as well as traditional southeast Asian yoga, meditation, and Tai Chi to go with the Ayurveda treatments that the resort is so well-known for.
6 The Brando, Tetiaroa, French Polynesia
Ah, Tahiti, home to The Brando, a luxury resort located on one of many islands that surround a three-mile lagoon. The 35 private villas with private pools and white sand beaches provide the best that French Polynesia has to offer. There is a Polynesian restaurant, a French restaurant, and several bars for dining and unwinding. The spa and wellness center give guests an ideal opportunity to relax or they can take in some culture at the library and cultural center. If you have considered visiting Tahiti, The Brando should be at the top of your list of places to stay, especially if you are looking for a place where there are only other adults.
5 Sandals Royal Plantation, Jamaica
The Sandals Royal Plantation in Jamaica is a private all-butler resort, making it probably the most upscale resort on this list. There are 74 ocean view suites to choose from, five restaurants with intimate settings and everything from French cuisine to pub grub, and two bars serving premium spirits and cocktails. The Sandals Royal Plantation offers guests boutique shopping to go with the golf and tennis or scuba diving. What more could you hope for in an all-inclusive kid-free resort? The Royal Plantation really does offer it all in one neat little package that is only available to those couples and adult families that want it all.
4 Cayo Espanto, Belize
On a private island, the Cayo Espanto in Belize has seven beach villas that are either beach front or over the water, or you and your adult friends and family can rent the entire island. The island chefs will prepare a daily menu based on the tastes of the guests. With fly fishing, chartered snorkel trips, and bird watching, it is possible to get back to nature in Belize on this private island. The setting and size of this resort are both very unique but very much sought after when it comes to escaping from the rest of the world.
3 Sanctuary Cap Cana, Dominican Republic
A five-star private retreat on 30,000 acres, the Sanctuary Cap Cana has 184 rooms, five restaurants, and a number of bars to choose from to make your stay complete. Each of the rooms is done up in one of three styles, and the restaurants are all al a carte, allowing guests to personalize their experience a little more than a traditional hotel or restaurant. There is nightly entertainment to take advantage of (live music, shopping, fishing, and boating activities), all with the intention of making your stay as pleasurable as possible. Sanctuary Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic is an ideal place for those couples looking for an all-inclusive (but still private) experience.
2 Jade Mountain Resort, St. Lucia
The Jade Mountain Resort has a focus on the surrounding landscape and draws that into the architecture and private resort setting. With 24 "sanctuary" rooms, each with an infinity pool, five Jacuzzi suites, and privacy walls between the outdoor parts of the suites, your privacy and serenity are virtually guaranteed. For a great dining experience, be sure to visit the Jade Mountain Club, a restaurant wrapped around an infinity pool with a James Beard award-winning chef and live entertainment. The guided hikes will help you explore the island while staying grounded in luxury. Yes, Jade Mountain has a lot to offer those seeking serenity and relaxation.
1 Galley Bay Resort, Antigua
The Galley Bay Resort in Antigua sits on 40 acres of tropical gardens and on a secluded bay. Featuring 98 boutique rooms as beachfront, deluxe beachfront, or private cottage, you are going to have a hard time deciding what kind of accommodation you want. There are bars and lounges, a deluxe restaurant, and a coffee bar to help you enjoy your stay through an outstanding culinary experience. The live entertainment and sports activities really bring things together at Galley Bay, which will only enhance your experience. And all of this can be had without the need to worry about kids.
We all want to be able to take vacations with our families, but not everyone wants to take a vacation with everyone else's family. So, the resorts on this list have presented you with some opportunities to get away from kids and children, while still enjoying an all-inclusive resort experience.