Whether you want a romantic vacation with your significant other or it's your first trip away from your kids, sometimes a grown-up retreat is on the agenda. While of course kids are wonderful, there's no denying that a resort with children playing in the pool and having tons of fun will be perhaps a bit louder than an adults-only all-inclusive.

The Bahamas is the perfect spot when you're looking for an all-inclusive resort. But while doing your research on the best place to stay, it's a good idea to be aware of the good and bad reviews. To help sift out the best of the best, we're presenting our readers with 12 adult-only all-inclusive resorts in the Bahamas that are worth every penny, along with five that aren't worth considering.

Updated by Lauren Feather, February 23, 2022: The Bahamas has always been a popular vacation hotspot for travelers all around the world, and there's no evidence that its popularity will ever go away. With perfect white sands, warm clear ocean, and paradisiac islands dotted with lush palms, the nation is the pinnacle of perfection - and its the lavish all-inclusive adults-only resorts that make this dreamy haven all the more serene and alluring. Is there anything better than retreating to an exotic tropical heaven with everything included, where you need not worry about a single thing, nor open your wallet for any drink or meal? If the answer is "no," then these following resorts - which we've just added even more of - should be the ones to check out when scoping out that five-star Bahamian getaway (and we've even thrown in a few to avoid for good measure).

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17 Worth It: Rosewood Baha Mar Has Wonderful Staff And Top Notch Reviews

People consider the Rosewood Baha Mar resort to be the perfect place to go when you're looking for a Bahamas resort. So many Trip Advisor reviews talk about how wonderful the staff is.

A traveler also shared on Trip Advisor that when they and their partner were sitting on the beach, they were always well-tended to by the staff.

16 Worth It: Breezes Resort & Spa Bahamas Is Relaxing (And You'll Want To Try The Jerk Chicken)

When you pick out an all-inclusive resort that is adult-only, you definitely want the vibe to be relaxing. You'll get that at this resort, and reviewers have shared on Trip Advisor that the jerk chicken is worth trying, too.

There's plenty of room to chill by the pool. And if you love beautiful water, you'll get a lot of that here.

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15 Not Worth It: Club Med Columbus Isle Doesn't Have Great Service

According to this review of Club Med Columbus Isle, it might be one to skip as the service might not be awesome. A former guest shared on Trip Advisor, "Some of the staff were blunt and also quite rude/untalkative to the point where we felt UNCOMFORTABLE to go ask for a drink."

14 Worth It: Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach Resort Is Sophisticated

Although this all-inclusive in the Bahamas does have families stay there, it seems better suited to couples, so it should definitely be on your list.

The vibe of this resort is sophisticated and there are a lot of nice places for you and your partner to sit, enjoy the gorgeous views, and relax.

13 Worth It: Island Seas Resort Gives Couples Privacy

At the Island Seas Resort, you stay in a condo which would give you and your partner some privacy.

This makes this resort the ultimate all-inclusive in the Bahamas for couples as you'll feel like you have a hideaway and that you aren't on top of all of the other people who are also staying there.

12 Not Worth It: The Toilet Didn't Work At Sandals Royal Bahamian

According to a review on Expedia, a couple stayed at this Bahamas adults-only all-inclusive resort and their toilet literally wasn't working. They wrote, "3 people to see the first incident. 4 again for seeing a clogged toilet."

It sounds like that would really put a damper on your beach vacation, even without whatever the first incident was.

11 Worth It: Sandals Emerald Bay Has A Spa And Seven Restaurants

What if you want a nice spa day during your beach vacation? And what if you get bored eating in the same place the whole time?

If you want some variety with your meals and to feel like you're being pampered, then Sandals Emerald Bay is definitely worth it. There's Cafe de Paris, the Jerk Shack, Bombay Club, and more.

10 Worth It: Hideways At Palm Bay Is Adorable And Natural

This all-inclusive resort in the Bahamas is pretty and natural. It can be so lovely to feel like you and your partner can really get a chance to chat and reconnect, and this seems like a great bet. Everything from the fun bar to the rustic little cottages is adorable.

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9 Worth It: Pelican Bay at Lucaya Will Appeal To Foodies As There Are At Least 30 Places To Eat

Couples who are looking for the experience of an awesome all-inclusive resort in the Bahamas will want to check out Pelican Bay at Lucaya.

If they are foodies, even better, as this place actually has 30 restaurants. Sure, families can come here. But couples will love dining at a fancy and kid-free place with a view.

8 Not Worth It: Hotel Riu Palace Paradise Island Has A Super Tiny And Crowded Beach

An unhappy traveler posted on Trip Advisor that this all-inclusive adults-only resort had a dirty pool with lemons and bandaids in it (ugh).

If that wasn't off-putting enough, they also shared that the beach was so crowded because it was pretty tiny: "Large groups from cruises also used the Rui beach for the day, which caused everyone to be packed like sardines on the beach."

7 Worth It: Meliá Nassau Beach Will Even Do Your Laundry For You

A reviewer noted on TripAdvisor that this was "good value" and wrote, "my wife and I stayed in a ocean view premium room which was recently remodeled and was quite nice."

Couples looking for a nice hotel and some extra luxury (like the fact that the staff will do laundry for you) would be happy here. There is even a Starbucks.

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6 Worth It: Comfort Suites Paradise Island Will Make You Feel Like You're On Your Honeymoon

Whether you're engaged, married, or in a committed relationship, Comfort Suites Paradise Island in Nassau will make you feel like it's your honeymoon. It seems so romantic, right?

The pool is gorgeous and elegant and seems much more grown-up than other pools. You can't exactly imagine using noodles or toys here. It's the perfect place for you and your loved one.

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5 Not Worth It: Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas Doesn't Have Enough Beach

When you stay at an all-inclusive in the Bahamas, your non-negotiable would be a huge and beautiful beach, right? This is even more important for a couples getaway where you want to spend time with your special someone.

It seems like Warwick Paradise Island Bahamas doesn't have a big beach at all. On Trip Advisor, a traveler wrote, "Their 'beach' is a bit of sand next to a lagoon with about 20 beach chairs."

4 Worth It: Small Hope Bay Lodge Has A Rustic Feel

Small Hope Bay Lodge may be available for families to book, but couples will be much happier here as it has a super rustic feel.

While kids might want fancier, more modern digs, you and your partner can vacation here and really unplug from your busy and packed lives. You'll get beautiful sunsets and lots of opportunities to walk on the beach hand in hand.

3 Not Worth It: Fowl Cay Resort Is Seriously Pricey

Is $20,000 a lot of money for four people to go on vacation? It definitely seems like it... and as someone shared on Trip Advisor, that's what it cost for them to stay at Fowl Cay Resort in the Bahamas.

They wrote that the villa they stayed in was "a beautiful house with lots of outdoor space and incredible views. However, our room in the house had a horrible mold smell." Yikes.

2 Worth It: Kamalame Cay Boasts The Only Overwater Spa In The Bahamas

Situated on Andros Island, Kamalame Cay offers that perfect, dreamy private island vacation that people assume is only reserved for the rich and famous. The all-inclusive resort is set on its very own private island in the Andros Island archipelago, and boasts a stunning untouched environment comprised of pristine white sands, turquoise clear sea, and a colorful barrier reef right off the beach.

Here, guests enjoy serene indulgence in luxury beachfront villas, suites, and rooms all that boast beautiful architecture that effortlessly blends with the natural surroundings, affording a five-star castaway experience with all the creature comforts. And the food leaves little to be desired too; resort guests can indulge fine dining in the restaurant featuring local cuisine.

Once lazing like a king on one's own private island away from the world gets a little too boring, then adventurous guests can get their fix of fun too; there are kayaking excursions, hiking trails, and even scuba diving lessons available. And at the end of it all, when it's all too much, tired guests can unwind and soothe their souls in the country's one and only overwater spa for a truly delectable wellness trip unlike any other in the Bahamas.

1 Worth It: Dolphin Cove Offers A Peaceful Luxury Bahamian Holiday For Food Fanatics

Should a food-based, peaceful Bahamas vacation be on the cards, then Dolphin Cove in Grand Lucayan offers exactly that. The "laid-back luxury" property is more of a casual condo hotel that offers all-inclusive options to those who desire, yet is still enticingly paradisal with great amenities and top-tier service. What's more, they specialize in offering a food centric retreat amidst a serene setting, making it a great option for foodies especially. Located in Freeport, the resort's relaxing environment is perfect for solos and couples seeking to kick back and enjoy a classic Bahamas retreat in privacy.

There's enough to keep everyone happy, including some of the finest cuisine prepared by the establishment's award-winning Bahamian chefs. The staff also offer memorable tours and excursions, such as swimming with Sandy Cay's stingrays, and visiting Dove Cay's swimming pigs. There are also fantastic freshwater cave tours, guided remote snorkeling adventures away from the crowds, and trips to the famed Tiger Beach with its population of mighty tiger sharks.

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