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7 Adults-Only Resorts That Will Make Your Grown-Up Life Better

The best all-inclusive escapes that should be on your wish list

An expansive pool, empty pool chairs sit invitingly around the pool's edge and lush palm trees frame the property just after dusk at a tropical resort

Looking to get away without the kids in tow? Or without being around anybody else’s kids for that matter? We’ve got you covered. Brian Joseph, business development manager of AMResorts, shared the best hot spots for child-free R&R.

For adventurous spirits: Secrets Papagayo Costa Rica, Costa Rica

Your camera will fill up quickly with images of this tropical paradise boasting a black volcanic sand beach and a backdrop of lush mountains. Luxe bungalow suites—each with a private terrace or patio—offer the perfect retreat after thrill-seeking excursions like whitewater rafting, ATV tours in the outback and zip lining over the rainforest. Rum tastings, beach walks, cooking classes (and more) are also available.

A man and woman in light summer clothes play a game of pool on the outdoor deck at Secrets Papagayo resort in Costa Rica 

Don’t miss: Book the Arenal Volcano and rainforest day tour, during which you’ll spot wildlife, relax in the hot springs and enjoy lunch in the small town of La Fortuna.

For luxury lovers: Secrets Cap Cana, Dominican Republic

With in-suite rain showers, eight à la carte gourmet restaurants and 24-hour concierge services, a world of pampered bliss awaits at Secrets Cap Cana, located on a palm-tree-studded white sand beach overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Luxury leisure pursuits run the gamut from horseback riding at Los Establos Equestrian Park and deep-sea fishing in the Cap Cana Marina to a day on the greens at a golf course designed by Jack Nicklaus.

A poolside tiki bar is seen near a quiet pool at the Secrets Cap Cana resort in the Dominican Republic 

Don’t miss: The Newlywed and Anniversary Package comes with a bottle of sparkling wine, romantic breakfast in bed, 15 per cent off all spa treatments and more.

For the tech savvy: Breathless Montego Bay, Jamaica

In-room tablets and free Wi-Fi keep guests connected at Breathless Montego Bay, where state-of-the-art technology includes a 3-D selfie machine and 3-D printer. If breaks from the beach or Patois lessons are needed, virtual reality fans can escape to a simulated 3-D world by strapping on the Oculus Rift headset. Stay on resort for the theme parties and swim-up bar or enjoy free access to Secrets Wild Orchid and Secrets St. James next door.

The bright and clean interior of a hotel room in the Breathless Montego Bay resort in Jamaica 

Don’t miss: With the only rooftop pool and bar in Jamaica, guests can sip sundowners while taking in sweeping 360-degree views of Montego Bay and the mountains.

For social butterflies: Breathless Riviera Cancun, Mexico

The revelry doesn’t stop at this beachfront escape complete with nine bars, around-the-clock themed parties and communal dining at restaurants. Whether you want to mix and mingle, relax or be a night owl, there are three atmospheric residences to pick from based on your vacation personality. Soak in the giant Jacuzzi for 35 people, chat with guests around one of the resort’s fire pits, or unwind and rejuvenate at the world-class spa.

A large pool with purple circular pods and white square pods where several people lie socializing at the Breathless Riviera resort in Cancun, Mexico 

Don’t miss: Getting away for your birthday? For an additional fee, take advantage of a special celebratory package that includes bottle service at the nightclub, a multi-course group dinner and a complimentary 25-minute massage.

For nature enthusiasts: Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya, Mexico

The natural beauty of this idyllic hideaway leaves guests with unforgettable memories of snorkelling with green sea turtles, bike tours to Yal-ku Lagoon and scuba diving in the world’s second largest barrier reef. An all-suite property set on one of Mexico’s top 10 beaches, Secrets Akumal is also located close to the popular Mayan sites of Tulum and Coba, and offers plenty of day and night activities to keep visitors busy, on and off the resort.

A woman dives under water, swimming down to a large sea turtle at the beaches near Secrets Akumal Riviera Maya in Mexico 

Don’t miss: A day trip to Isla Mujeres that includes snorkelling in the cerulean waters, an excursion to the quaint town and gourmet lunch on board a luxury catamaran.

For wine lovers: Secrets The Vine Cancun, Mexico

Staying true to its name, this property is a wine connoisseur’s dream and pays tribute to all things vino, from its design featuring a wine wall to sommelier-led tastings. Set on a postcard-perfect white sand beach along the turquoise Caribbean Sea, it features a bevy of luxury amenities—including Italian porcelain floors in rooms and 24-hour room service—and is conveniently located close to nightlife and shopping in Cancun.

Dozens of wine bottles are seen stacked in a dim cellar 

Don’t miss: A day of pampering at the 12,580-square-foot Secrets Spa by Pevonia, which offers special treatments using products made from wine and grapes.

For wellness seekers: Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita Riviera Maya, Mexico

Ocean-view rooms, organic and gluten-free menu options, a thalassotherapy (saltwater) spa—Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita is all about the holistic vacation experience. One of the Leading Hotels of the World, the property spoils its guests with Bvlgari bath amenities, meditation and yoga sessions, and a complimentary sail on a 48-foot private catamaran.

Jets swirl in a large pool on a beautiful sunny day at the Zoetry Paraiso de la Bonita in Riviera Maya, Mexico 

Don’t miss: The complimentary Temazcal ceremony (traditional Mayan sweat lodge) to really immerse yourself in the local culture.

Researching your next vacation destination? Let a CAA Travel Consultant help you plan your trip, whether it’s an all-inclusive retreat or European escape. Call 1-855-660-2294 or book online.