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The 11 Best Adults-Only All-Inclusive Resorts in the U.S.

Leave your kids and your worries at home when staying at these places.

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According to a 2022 survey conducted by OnePoll, 75 percent of travelers believe the best way to travel is to book an all-inclusive trip, 77 percent believe that an all-inclusive vacation is the least stressful way to travel, and 44 percent say all-inclusive packages are the number one feature they look for when planning a getaway. Is that really any surprise? When you don't need to worry about how to budget for dinners and activities, it's a lot easier to just kick back and enjoy the experience. And if you're looking for an especially romantic or relaxing stay, you'll want to seek out specifically adults-only all-inclusive resorts.

While there may be fewer all-inclusive resorts in the U.S. than, say, Mexico or the Caribbean, there are still a lot of incredible properties here worth scoping out.

Whether you're looking to reignite the spark with your S.O. on a secluded beach, decompress solo at a rustic cowboy ranch, or pamper yourself on a girls' spa getaway, read on for 11 standout adults-only, all-inclusive resorts that are just a quick flight away.

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Best Adults-Only All-Inclusive Resorts in the U.S.

1. Bungalows Key Largo – Key Largo, Florida

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Set right in the heart of the Florida Keys, this 21+ tropical paradise consists of 135 private waterfront or garden bungalows—all of which come with patios, soaking tubs, and outdoor showers. The best part? All your meals at Bungalows Key Largo, plus top-shelf beverage options, are included in your stay.

"The Bungalows is the only true all-inclusive resort in the U.S. that caters exclusively to adults. It offers luxury bungalows with private outdoor tubs, a private beach, watersports, and gourmet dining options," Michelle Osborn, owner and travel consultant at Outta Here Travels, tells Best Life. "For those looking for a Caribbean-style all-inclusive without needing a passport, Bungalows Key Largo is the best choice."

Enjoy a complimentary cocktail or small bites while lounging by the pool, before soaking in the jacuzzi, or after a tension-relieving massage at the full-service, on-site spa. If you're looking for a more active getaway, take advantage of the full gym with state-of-the-art equipment (think: Pelotons) or morning yoga classes, and then try paddleboarding and kayaking in the afternoon.

It would be easy to spend a whole week at Bungalows Key largo without ever leaving the property, but when you do get the itch to explore, the resort offers bicycles as well as in-town transportation.

2. The Lodge at Woodloch – Hawley, Pennsylvania

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If it's a spa getaway you're after, look no further than this adults-only Poconos oasis. The Lodge at Woodloch's spa features 27 treatment rooms, saunas, whirlpools, fireplace lounges, a hair and nail salon, and spacious locker rooms. Your stay not only includes three gourmet meals a day but also countless workshops and activities, ranging from creative arts experiences to group fitness classes and cooking demonstrations. Did we mention the incredible amenities—like Hydromassage WaterWalls, steam rooms, saunas, and a state-of-the-art 3,000-square-foot CardioWeight Studio?

While treatments aren't included in your stay, you can upgrade to packages that include daily spa credits—and a personal concierge will even help you design the perfect program for your needs.

To maximize your experience at The Lodge, consider putting your phone away (or better yet, turning it off) and partaking in some of the complimentary yoga and meditation classes taught by the certified experts on staff. Or, breathe in the fresh mountain air and soak up the breathtaking scenery while hiking or kayaking. From cooking classes to tennis, there are countless activities included in your rate—and they rotate with the seasons.

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3. Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa – Austin, Texas

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Health-conscious travelers flock to this world-renowned, all-inclusive wellness retreat nestled in Arizona's Catalina Mountains. The team of fitness, outdoor, and culinary experts at Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa offers a plethora of transformative activities, from nutrition coaching to beekeeping courses and Pilates classes. Take a tour of the on-site farm, learn how to grow your own microgreens, challenge yourself while paddleboarding on Lake Travis, or even give equine horse therapy a try.

All packages include three healthy meals a day, unlimited snacks and smoothies, access to many wellness classes and activities, and even airport transfers. The striking desert vistas in the background only enhance the experience—as do the many deep relaxation techniques offered at the Life in Balance Spa.

Not feeling the desert vibes? Fortunately, there are also two other adults-only, all-inclusive Miraval resorts in the U.S.—one in the Berkshires of Massachusetts and another in Austin, Texas.

4. Henderson Park Inn – Destin, Florida

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In need of some serious R&R? What draws many travelers to this adults-only resort is that it's set on a mile-long stretch of pristine, quiet beach—and with just 37 rooms, it boasts an ultra-intimate atmosphere perfect for honeymoons, anniversary celebrations, and other romantic getaways. But the incredible oceanfront location isn't all there is to love about Henderson Park Inn—it's also known for having particularly accommodating staff, mind-blowing food, and charming decor.

While room rates don't include dinner, they do include breakfast, lunch, happy hour cocktails, unlimited snacks, and nonalcoholic beverages. Spend your days cruising around on the complimentary bikes, or lounging under an umbrella by the ocean. Or, if you're looking for more activities, you can hop on over to the resort's sister property, The Henderson, to take advantage of the spa, fitness center, swimming pools, and other amenities. Cap things off with a VIP private dinner for two right on the beach, followed by drinks by the fire pit lounge or stargazing through one of the on-site telescopes.

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5. Lake Austin Spa Resort – Austin, Texas

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This secluded lakefront resort, which is just a short drive from downtown Austin, features just 40 rooms—so you know you'll get plenty of personalized attention from the staff. All-inclusive packages cover not only three meals a day, but also unlimited nonalcoholic beverages, access to wellness facilities like saunas and steam rooms, and a wealth of activities and special events—like art and culinary experiences. Some packages at Lake Austin Spa Resort even include credits you can use toward facials, massages, and other spa treatments.

As a bonus, no matter what you're interested in, you can cater your package to suit your needs, Nadia Podrabinek, travel expert and founder of Why This Place, tells Best Life.

"I would recommend Lake Austin Spa Resort because it offers a luxurious adults-only all-inclusive experience in the heart of Texas," Podrabinek says. "With top-notch amenities, excellent service and fantastic food, this resort is the perfect destination for couples or singles looking for a relaxing getaway. The spa treatments are some of the best in the country and provide guests with an opportunity to truly unwind and restore their bodies while taking advantage of all that Lake Austin Spa Resort offers."

Whether you get a lake or garden view room, you're bound to enjoy the Nespresso machine, plush robe and slippers, soaking tub, and fresh-cut flowers. And you won't have to worry about any screaming rugrats disturbing the peace—only guests who are 16 and older are permitted here.

6. Castle Hot Springs – Morristown, Arizona

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A vacation can provide an excellent opportunity to reconnect with nature, and really immerse yourself in all the magic it has to offer. And that's precisely what this adults-only luxury resort, which is located right in the beautiful Sonoran Desert, promises.

All guest suites at Castle Hot Springs feature private outdoor stone tubs filled with water from the natural hot springs nearby. So go ahead and take a soak after a long, eventful day—the local hot springs are chock full of minerals known for their restorative benefits like soothing sore and aching muscles, enhancing skin, and improving mobility. Even the brand new wellness treatment menu leverages the healing properties of this mineral-rich water.

In addition to elaborate 5-course daily tasting menus, a wide range of daily activities are included in your stay. Channel your own inner Indiana Jones on a guided horseback ride, hike, and scenic ATV razor or desert e-bike tour along the historic mining roads surrounding the property. Or scale a 400-foot-peak through the Via Ferrata cable climbing course, and take in the jaw-dropping views from the top. When you need to refuel, Castle Hot Springs serves up Michelin-level dishes made with produce sourced from the on-site farm.

Oenophiles who are seeking an elevated experience can join the property's lead sommelier for a wine tasting class, or incorporate curated wine pairings with each evening's culinary offering, for an extra charge of $95.

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7. Little Palm Island Resort and Spa – Little Torch Key, Florida

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Live out your island castaway fantasies at Little Palm Island Resort and Spa, an exotic adults-only slice of paradise that's located on the secluded coastline of Little Torch Key (which, it's worth noting, is only accessible by seaplane or private boat). There are no TVs, no ringing cell phones, and no kids here—just four miles of pristine white sand, swaying palm trees, and shimmering waters.

Kick things off with a refreshing tiki cocktail at the resort's on-shore reception and lounge, the Shore Station, before making the short and scenic journey to your accommodations. There, you can take cover under a French Polyponesain-inspired thatched bungalow, soothe your body and soul at the world-class SpaTerre, and savor crave-worthy meals with a view.

Keep in mind that there are no TVs at this property—and you'll also be asked to stash your phones and tablets away. The point is to disconnect from distracting technologies and reconnect with your loved ones—or the natural wonders surrounding you. Plenty of activities are included in your stay—like fishing, snorkeling, and kayaking.

Planning on staying for more than two nights? You might want to splurge on the Culinary Paradise package, which includes daily breakfasts, three-course lunches, and four-course dinners for two, along with a spa credit and a welcome bottle of champagne.

8. Triple Creek Ranch – Darby, Montana

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Hidden among the towering pines of Montana's Bitterroot Valley you'll find this intimate luxury ranch resort—a popular choice among couples, thanks to its cozy cabins, uber-romantic scenery, award-winning wine cellar, and the many rejuvenating activities included in your stay. All meals, snacks, and alcoholic drinks are included in the rates, and a disc golf course, mountaintop tennis court, and fitness center round out the diverse amenities at Triple Creek Ranch.

Start your day with a guided meditation practice or mindful forest walk, kick things up a notch with a mountain biking or snowshoeing excursion, and then wind down with a picnic lunch and scenic float on the Bitterroot River. For an additional fee, you can also add on a relaxing couples massage by the warm glow of your cabin's wood-burning fireplace.

Meals are served in the rooftop lounge or dining room–but can also be delivered right to your private cabin for no additional charge. And as if the 600 fine wine and champagne options weren't impressive enough, you can also take part in special vintner dinners and tastings to sample premier vintages and learn more about winemaking from the pros.

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9. Twin Farms – Barnard, Vermont

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Set in a circa-1795 farmhouse that once belonged to a Nobel Prize-winning writer, this posh all-inclusive hotel isn't just steeped in history. It also happens to be Vermont's only luxury, five-star property. With cozy countryside vibes and a pinch of classic New England charm, it's an ideal spot for some good old fashioned pampering. And that's just what you'll get here, thanks to lavish amenities like feather beds, soaking tubs, and fireplaces.

Twin Farms is surrounded by 300 acres of tranquil birch forests, so there's no shortage of land to explore—and all meals, alcoholic beverages, and activities are included in the rate, as are the evening bonfires complete with s'mores. Speaking of activities, the resort features on-site tennis courts, a spa and fitness center, and bicycles for exploring the local area. To boot, Twin Farms boasts its own private ski trails, so you dodge the crowds (and the waiting lines) when you want to hit the slopes—as well as an on-site pond for canoeing and swimming.

But what really sets Twin Farms apart is the service. Staff is willing and eager to fulfill any request you may have—whether that means organizing a special proposal, making dietary accommodations for your meals, or making sure your room is stocked with your favorite local beer or wine.

"Twin Farms is a bespoke experience from start to finish. You'll spend your days exploring the idyllic countryside, enjoying the culinary talents of the on-site chef (including farm-to-table dinners!), indulging in the spa and relaxing in the impeccably designed rooms," Samantha Hamilton, creator and writer behind the travel blog New England Wanderlust, says. "They'll pack you up a picnic for a day of hiking, teach you how to make pasta, or send you down a tranquil lake in a canoe. They've thought of it all, and it's truly one of the most magical and restorative getaways you can take."

Pro tip: Consider requesting a stay in the 19th-century Log Cabin for an extra special experience.

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10. Hilton Head Health – Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

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If you're looking for a getaway that will also bolster your physical health, you can head to South Carolina for a revitalizing spa experience.

"Hilton Head Health is a wellness getaway in an island setting, where guests have personalized experiences designed to rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit," Lynn Seldon, travel journalist behind Seldon Ink, tells Best Life. "Located on the South Carolina island, Hilton Head Health offers a number of all-inclusive wellness experiences designed to cater to specific guest needs from 'workations' to self-care retreats."

You can opt for different all-inclusive experiences, including the ReNew program, which starts with a one-on-one meeting with a licensed therapist, who then helps you develop your own goals and address "all potential barriers, from stress to diet."

But there's more than meets the eye at Hilton Head Health, ensuring that you leave refreshed and revitalized.

"Hilton Head Health guests participate in cooking classes, spa treatments, yoga, meditation, and a number of experiences in nature including daily beach walks, seasonal stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking, beach yoga, bike rides, and more," Seldon says.

11. The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island – St. Simons Island, Georgia

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Rounding out the list of all-inclusive resorts is another East Coast destination: The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island.

"Situated on a private barrier island in Georgia, The Lodge on Little St. Simons Island offers a secluded and eco-friendly retreat for adults," Adeel Khan, product manager for flight and hotel search engine, says. "With only 16 guest accommodations, this resort provides a serene and exclusive atmosphere."

If you spring for the all-inclusive package, get read for "gourmet meals, outdoor activities like kayaking and birdwatching, and access to miles of pristine beaches," Khan adds.

The Lodge offers peace "away from the crowds" and small children—at certain times of year. According to the resort's FAQ page, children of all ages are welcome between Memorial Day and Labor Day, however, it's recommended that they're over the age of three. At all other times, children over the age of six are permitted.

Rebecca Strong
Rebecca Strong is a Boston-based freelance health/wellness, lifestyle, and travel writer. Read more
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