This winter, the song we can’t get out of our heads is the Beach Boys ode to Kokomo. We’ve taken the track to another level as inspiration for a list of Caribbean all-inclusive adults-only resorts. While Kokomo might croon of a fictional location, the other destinations in the lyrics are an easy escape when you want to go to get away from it all… for a Caribbean vacation.
Beach Boys Bucket List: All-Inclusive Adults-Only Resorts and Hotels from Aruba to Kokomo
Aruba All-Inclusive Adults-Only Resort
Go way down to Aruba to the shores of Palm Beach and a stay at the all-inclusive Riu Palace Antillas. Thanks to the ready-to-pour liquor rack in all the guest rooms and round the clock service, the vibe here will suit party-animals looking to have a raucously good time. With a location within walking distance to the entertainment district and plenty of cocktails and moonlit nights at the onsite casino and the PACHA nightclub, you’ll be living the dream alongside heaps of other fun-loving folks. At the center of it all during the day is the massive pool with integrated tables and chairs from which to sip those piña colada care of the swim-up bar.
- Meals at four a la carte restaurants including Italian, Steak & seafood grill, Mexican and daytime snacks.
- Alcohol, including mid-range spirits, beer, wine.
- Free WiFi
Jamaica All-Inclusive Adults-Only Resort
Throw your cares away and fall into step to the rhythm of a steel drum band at the Couples Tower Isle in sunny Jamaica. A stunning white sand beachfront, isolated from other resorts, inches up against this all-inclusive adults-only resort where a private meal on the beach as the sun sets isn’t just the stuff of romantic songs.
The Couples Tower Isle is literally where you should go to get away from it all — that is, if by ‘it all’ you mean your clothes. The cheeky rule at the pool, beach and swim-up bar on the private adjoining island (accessible only by boat) states that clothing is strictly forbidden.
- Airport transfers
- Golf green fees
- Catamaran cruises and glass-bottom boat rides
- Snorkeling and scuba diving
- Horseback riding
- Top-shelf liquors, beer, wine, and rum punch.
- Meals at six restaurants including Caribbean, Asian fusion, all- vegetarian and the requisite buffet
Bermuda All-Inclusive Adults-Only Resort
Bask in the warm Bermuda glow with a week or two straight of spending the golden hour at the Cambridge Beaches Resort. Guests love this resort so much, one lucky couple holds the record of return visits at 100.
The historic property on a 30-acre peninsula not only boasts a cornucopia of return visitors, but also water views from every room, private terraces, four private beaches, an infinity pool, yoga classes, and croquet. Some rooms add the extra special private plunge pool to the already long list of amenities but pair it with the best sunset views on the island thanks to the property’s western location and you’ve got an unforgettable evening on your hands.
- Member access to Bermuda’s best golf courses
- Free ferry shuttle to and from Hamilton
- Traditional afternoon tea with sandwiches and scones
- Three restaurants serving healthy fare of locally sourced products including seafood
Bahamas All-Inclusive Adults-Only Resort
Bodies in the sand — but for an extra dose of romance, why not make it pink sands? The dramatically-colored Bahamas are the perfect way to combat the dreary monotone of winter. The adults-only Warwick Paradise Island resort strives to provide the perfect Caribbean holiday, whether lounging poolside or dipping your toes into the sea.
The resort is an easy walk to several famous Bahamian beaches but if you can’t take the heat during the stroll, there are also free shuttles every half hour along with a packed picnic lunch provided. You’ll enjoy a sunny breakfast on the verandah every morning as well as three more restaurants that serve everything from rustic steak and seafood, pizza, and international cuisine.
- Bikes and escorted bike tours
- Bocce ball
- Poker tournaments
- Dance shows and live entertainment
Key Largo All-Inclusive Adults-Only Hotel
Surrounded by lush tropical foliage and the sparkling azure sea of the Florida Keys, Key Largo’s Azul Del Mar is the boutique hotel of your Kokomo dreams. The Art Deco villa is made up of just six suites, ensuring an intimate and peaceful environment for you to recharge. The adults-only hotel sparkles with the daily pink and orange sunset that the Keys are known for but is best enjoyed from their private white sand beach. The experience here is one of tranquility and reconnect with your natural surrounds through cruises to a wild bird sanctuary, snorkeling at the John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park or kayaking excursions straight off the hotel dock.
- Private Beach
- Aveda toiletries
Montego Bay All-Inclusive Adults-Only Resort
Take to the sea to perfect your chemistry with a stay at the ultra-romantic Hyatt Zilara Rose Hall in Montego Bay, Jamaica. This all-inclusive adults-only Jamaican resort features modern, tropical decor and plenty of views of the famous Montego Bay in a carefree atmosphere soundtracked to the gentle sounds of a steel drum band.
A spacious pool with a multi-tiered terrace, swim up bar and many adjoining bars mean you’re never kept waiting for your next tropical cocktail. The Hyatt complex, which encompasses a neighboring family-friendly resort, means you have access to 11 restaurants inclusive of fine French cuisine, a Jamaican jerk chicken shack on the beach and plenty of freshly caught seafood all around.
- Free shuttle service to and from the airport.
- Free WiFi
- Unlimited food and drink
- 24-hour room service
... but wait, there is more!
We’ve included the remaining two locations in Kokomo to finish off the lyrics, despite not bearing the exclusive “adults-only” badge.
All-Inclusive Resort in Haiti
While Haiti might not be the first place you would consider for an all-inclusive beach resort vacation, let us change your mind: the mystical island that shares its land with the neighboring Dominican Republic is full of alluring mystery and storied history. Located on a lush 135-acre nature reserve with a mile long white sand beach is the Royal Decameron Indigo Beach Resort. The views of the rooms are mind-boggling beautiful from the sea views to the mountain tops opposite. While the property might not be child-free, is there anything sexier than a secluded tropical enclave?
- Unlimited food, snacks, and booze
- Catamaran trip
In Martinique, you’ll be timing the sway of your hips as you walk to the gentle rocking of the coconut trees as turquoise waters glisten. Your warm Martinique welcome will be courtesy of the friendly staff at Le Cap Est Lagoon Resort.
This posh property has endless views that spurn that legendary tropical high from your private terrace or porch that leads into the tastefully decorated suites. Of the two onsite restaurants, one specializes in fresh fish, grilled meat, and crayfish straight out of the tank and the other is headed by a Michelin-starred chef skilled in playing up your taste buds with flavors.
- Private plunge pools (in some rooms)
- Free breakfast buffet
- Spa and hammam
- Free WiFi
Feature image courtesy of Couples Resort Jamaica