When you plan luxury vacations with your spouse or closest friends, there are probably different factors you look into to pick the perfect resort. You'll most likely check out what the rooms are like, how close it is to the beach, how appealing the dining options are & what other guests have said about the resort. However, you may not look into whether your resort allows children.
While it might not be the first thing you look into when picking a hotel, opting for adult only resorts can make a big difference in your overall luxury travel experience. Here are some benefits of choosing this type of resort on your next Beach Bum Vacation:
Rest & relaxation
When you're traveling with a group of adults, your idea of R&R probably doesn't involve hordes of children & their families crashing through your stretch of sand. Even if you're a parent, a little break from children can be the key to refreshing & unwinding. This is where adult only resorts come in. At these hotels, staff will ensure you have the peace & quiet you need to truly enjoy your adult vacations in the Caribbean, Mexico or another tropical locale.
However, keep in mind that the age restrictions on guests typically coincide with the legal drinking age in the country you're visiting. Therefore, if you're traveling to a country where the legal drinking age is 18, you might find the bars crowded with teenagers. If this will prevent you from enjoying your vacation to the fullest, try to visit a location where the legal drinking age is 21, or ask a Beach Bum Certified Travel Concierge what your other options are.
A chance for romance
Adult only resorts cater to, well, adults, so if you're on your honeymoon or just want to rekindle an old flame, your hotel is sure to understand. After all, they cater to guests like you all the time. This means that your resort will most likely provide you with privacy, as well as many opportunities to have a romantic day or night with your sweetheart. Couples Swept Away in Negril, Jamaica, for example, allows couples to book private, candlelit dinners on the beach, where they are served three Caribbean-inspired courses topped off with the resort's private label wine. At the same time, this resort offers spa treatments for couples, as well as 18 acres of white sand where lovers can enjoy scuba diving, sailing or simply spending some time together.
Resorts that cater to both families & adults often have to dedicate a certain share of their amenities to children, whether that means offering special kids' pools or providing a few family-friendly dining options. Adult only resorts, however, can use all of their resources to provide amenities that adults will enjoy – many of which are included in your all inclusive travel package. For example, the Sandals Regency La Toc on St. Lucia has its own golf course with complimentary green fees, as well as a Caribbean-inspired spa, luxury tours of the island & it's own half-mile stretch of sand.
More opportunities to mingle
Whether you venture to adult only resorts on your honeymoon or with your best friends, you will be surrounded by other couples & singles your age. This means you'll have a better chance of meeting people who share your interests &, like you, want to explore an island paradise with fellow adults. Mingling with other guests can greatly enhance your trip &, who knows, you might even meet lifelong friends in the process.