We suggest heating things up this winter with a visit to a sexy, sandy, and secluded (say that five times fast) adults-only hotel. Whether you need a spot for the long Valentine’s Day — er, we mean Presidents’ Day — weekend, or a remote locale for a romantic rendezvous this spring, one of these eight is sure to get you in the mood.
— Jane Reynolds, Oyster.com
Guests will feel truly pampered at this adults-only, 29-room luxury hotel. Tucked into the hillside of a 14-acre nature reserve, Gaia feels appropriately exclusive and private, and has the attentive, personalized service to match. Rooms are spacious and airy; the great views are never-ending; and the freebies abound: breakfast, Wi-Fi, a mini spa treatment (to name a few). Keep your eyes peeled for iguanas, sloths, and the like.
This all-inclusive beachfront resort on a remote peninsula is one of the more luxurious adult-only options in Montego Bay, and has a laundry list of property features, including seven restaurants, seven bars, an expansive spa, nearly half a mile of beach, and tons of activities: a theater, dive center, shopping plaza, casino, and game room. Secrets St. James shares most of its amenities with its sister property next door, but rates here are often a bit cheaper.
“Secluded” and “Miami” may seem like an oxymoron, but The Standard — isolated on Belle Island, over a bridge and a little more than a mile from South Beach — is truly blissfully remote. Though the hip, adults-only property has small, somewhat dingy rooms, it creates a low-key holistic haven by way of vintage furniture, outdoor bathtubs, a 24-hour pool, yoga retreats, and a world-famous spa.
This village-sized, adults-only property is a popular pick, thanks to the stretch of pristine beach just off the back of the hotel, the nightly live entertainment, and the huge variety of water and land activities offered (including trapeze sessions and scuba diving). Though it has a definite party scene, it can nonetheless feel secluded — largely due to its location on a private beach and the fact that the resort is reached by passing through a gated entry and then wandering down a long driveway.
Often one of the most affordable options on our list, The Royal Suites Punta Mita by Palladium is located about an hour northwest of Puerto Vallarta, in a quiet, serene spot. These suites occupy a lush swatch of manicured jungle overlooking a private beach a few miles inside the point at Punta Mita. This adults-only hideaway offers a memorable vacation spot — except that it is also part of a bigger, busy, all-inclusive resort. The 100 Royal Suites section has its own buildings, lobby, outdoor pool with grass palapas for shade, and beach, but everything else is shared with the Palladium and its…