Valentine’s Day travel ideas — I’ve had plenty of them for years now, but no time to make those ideas a reality. My dream is to get away with my husband one day and relax at an all-inclusive resort, basking in the warm sun and enjoying the warm sand under my toes. I love traveling with my kids, but getting away alone as a couple would be oh-so romantic! In preparation of that day (however far off it may be) I’ve researched all-inclusive resorts that are for couples only, and to tell you the truth, they all look incredible!
Butler service? Check! All-inclusive food and drink? Check, check! The options at some of these resorts are truly endless and I’m afraid that if I visit I’d never want to leave! Massages pool-side, champagne breakfasts and spa treatments for couples are just some of the many activities that I could never indulge in while traveling with my kids. They also sound positively dreamy!
Have you ever visited an all-inclusive adults-only resort? What was your experience like?
Sandals Grande St. Lucian – Castries, St. Lucia 1 of 10
There are many Sandals properties, but the one in Grand Lucia is right at the top of my wish list. What makes it so amazing? The resort is located on its own peninsula with one full mile of beach (Atlantic Ocean on one side and Rodney Bay on the other), and the ambiance looks incredible! Accommodations are luxurious and you have the option of having your own butler (if you've never experienced butler service, you're in for an amazing treat) who takes care of your every request during the entire duration of your stay. As an all-inclusive, food and all drinks are part of the package.
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Secrets Maroma Beach – Cancun, Mexico 2 of 10
Maroma Beach may very well be the nicest beach in Mexico. Having been there myself, I can attest to the crystal blue waters and white sand that makes up this stunning locale. Secrets is a chain of all-inclusive adults-only resorts and their location in Maroma Beach is one of their most popular.
Experience world-class spa services and "Unlimited Luxury" which includes gourmet dining at seven on-site restaurants, full meals, unlimited drinks, complimentary mini-bar refreshments and all nighttime activities and entertainment. Another perk that really appeals to me is their offering of free WiFi and international calling. As someone who works from home and needs to be connected 24/7, this is a life, time, and money saver!
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The House – Barbados 3 of 10
What's better than a trip to Barbados' Platinum West Coast? Staying at The House and indulging in their luxurious adults-only resort! In addition to the complimentary romantic beach dining at Daphne's (yes I said beach dining), there is a complimentary champagne breakfast, tea and evening canapÃ©s. There are lots of complimentary activities available including sailing, kayaking, snorkeling, sailing, windsurfing, and waterskiing.
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Le Blanc Spa Resort – Cancun, Mexico 4 of 10
According to TripAdvisor, Le Blanc Spa Resort is the number one hotel in Cancun and has received the Five Diamond award from AAA. As an all-inclusive adults-only resort, Le Blanc is located on the beaches of Cancun that has gourmet cuisine and luxurious accommodations. Their spa is one of the resort's highlights and has 19 treatment rooms including three couples suites. A couples massage sounds pretty dreamy to me right about now!
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Royal Davui Island Resort – Lami, Fiji 5 of 10
Take me away! The Royal Davui Island Resort is located on Fiji's Beqa Lagoon -- a stunning resort in the middle of absolute paradise! A package includes a luxury villa with a private plunge pool, all meals, a warm loaf of banana bread upon arrival, complimentary WiFi, a weekly island BBQ and so much more. Snorkeling is some of the best you'll ever experience at Royal Davui thanks to the stunning underwater gardens and spectacular dive sites nearby.
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The Palms Zanzibar – South East Coast, Tanzania 6 of 10
The Palms Zanzibar is as exclusive and private as you can get. This resort has only six villas on property and was ranked as one of the world's most romantic all-inclusive resorts, by Travel + Leisure. A stunning meld of Arabian, African and European style, cuisine and culture is woven through every aspect of this resort. All meals are included as well as a selection of house wines, beer and in-house spirits. The resort is located on a private beach, giving you ultimate privacy.
Photo credit: The Palms Zanzibar
Barcelo Bavaro Beach – Punta Cana, Dominican Republic 7 of 10
The adults-only BarcelÃ³ BÃ¡varo Beach Resort in Punta Cana is located on one of the best beaches in the world. The food offered includes a wide range of various cuisines such as Italian, Mexican, Japanese, Spanish and Mediterranean. Along with the many activities such as water sports, golf, and massages by the pool and spa, each adult in your party can treat themselves to a 45 minute hydrothermal circuit once during their stay.
Photo credit: BarcelÃ³ BÃ¡varo Beach Resort
Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts – Eagle Beach, Aruba 8 of 10
Aruba is a dream in itself. There are many retreats that take place here as well and the beaches look as though they've been untouched. Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts sits on 14 acres of white sand on Eagle Beach overlooking the turquoise sea. It is also the only boutique-style resort that caters to couples and adults only.
This hotel has 11 restaurants to choose from, a variety of sports (all included) and plenty of nightlife. If you're looking to take in a show or dance the night away, this resort has the best of both worlds, right on-site!
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Iberostar Grand Rose Hall – Rose Hall, Jamaica 9 of 10
Jamaica is always irie, which makes it ideal for romantic getaways. The IBEROSTAR Grand Hotel Rose Hall is an adults-only all-inclusive that has received so many rave reviews, that it was one of the first that came to mind when I decided to create this list. You can customize your stay at this resort with personal butler service, a sheet menu, champagne, sun products, stocked mini bar and more perks.
Photo credit: IBEROSTAR Rose Hall
Royalton Cayo Santa Maria – Cayo Santa Maria, Cuba 10 of 10
Royalton Resorts "All-In Luxury" concept provides you with everything you need to enjoy your vacation (and more). Butler service is available 24 hours a day throughout the resort and there's unlimited food and premium beverages available for you to indulge in. Free access to the restaurants at Memories Paraiso Azul Beach Resort is another perk as long as you make reservations beforehand.
Photo credit: Royalton Cayo Santa Maria
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