Almost everyone loves to travel. And when planning a getaway it’s very exciting to decide where to visit. Even more important, what resort will you choose for your well deserved vacation.
Adult-Only resorts are a great place to go for an exceptional experience. They aren’t just for weddings and honeymoons. There are several reasons to choose an Adult-Only resort for your next vacation.
Most Adult-Only resorts are all -inclusive. This usually includes your room rate, meals and snacks, beverages and cocktails, non-motorized water activities (hobie cat, snorkeling, kayaks, etc), daily activities, nightly entertainment and other things depending on the resort you choose.
Sometimes when Adult-Only is mentioned, people think of Hedonism Resorts. But, most Adult-Only resorts are just that, for adults. Couples go to celebrate a wedding anniversary, newlyweds are there for an amazing honeymoon and others are there because they know Adult-Only resorts make for a magnificent vacation.
Usually Adult-Only resorts are upscale resorts. This doesn’t mean you have to wear a tuxedo to dinner or walk around in an evening gown or suit.
But, if you enjoy a variety of delicious food including gourmet prepared meals in a beautiful restaurant, to a burger and fries at the beach side lounge. Or freshly prepared frozen drinks and tasty cocktails, to rooms with lovely decoration and outstanding amenities, then an Adult-Only resort may be a good choice for you.
For example, you will normally be greeted at check-in with a glass of champagne (or if you prefer a beer or bottled water, they will bring it for you). It’s not uncommon to enter your room and find fresh flowers, a fully stocked mini bar (usually included in the all-inclusive resorts). Any other items you need or desire are just a phone call away to room service or the concierge.
Nothing against kids, we all have them and love them very much. But, if you’re going to spend your money for a nice vacation it makes sense to choose an Adult-Only resort. Usually Adult-Only means no guests under the age of 18 years old will be on the premises (some Adult-Only Resorts restrict anyone under the age of 16 years old, you can always call and check with the resort to make sure it isn’t going to be spring break central).
There will not be any babies crying in the room next to you at 3 a.m. Nor will there be screaming toddlers at the pool when all you want to do is sit on your lounge chair in peace and quiet to catch up on a novel while enjoying a pina colada.
Who doesn’t love a soothing massage at a great spa? Most Adult-Only resorts have extraordinary spas. Some may include water therapy, steam rooms, body-wraps, facials, yoga and of course a variety of massages that you can enjoy in the spa or at the beach. *Note, these items are most likely not included in the all-inclusive rate and will be charged separately.
Most of the time you will find several different types of restaurants at Adult-Only resorts.
At most of the larger resorts you will find many restaurants to choose from which may include themes such as French cuisine, Italian food, a Steak house, a Seafood and/or Lobster house, Asian fare, Mexican cuisine, American food, buffets, etc. Smaller resorts sometimes have one or two restaurants to choose from in addition to buffets. And there is always the room service menu.
So, if you don’t like one type of restaurant, you can always find another one that suits your taste buds or order in.
Relaxing, or not?
At an Adult-Only resort, you can choose to sleep in everyday or rise and shine early to catch that snorkeling excursion to a nearby island. Sitting by the beach all day long doing nothing is always a good choice when on a well deserved vacation. Or, participating in some of the activities at the resort like beach volleyball, wine/tequila tasting, tennis, snorkeling, free scuba lessons (at some resorts), bicycling and many other activities are always fun options.
Tipping goes a long way
Even though at an all-inclusive resort tipping is usually included, it’s always a good idea to have a stash of smaller bills for tipping. Of course, if you don’t tip you will still be treated extremely well. But, tipping can make the experience even more exceptional. For example, tipping the bartender. Sure, you can walk up to the bar and be greeted with a smile and walk away with your favorite cocktail. But, if you tip the bartender, next time you’re walking towards the bar you’ll probably be greeted with not only a smile, but your favorite cocktail in the bartender’s hand already waiting for you to enjoy.
Because an Adult-Only resort can sometimes be a little more expensive, they are very guest oriented. Someone is always there to help or just a phone call away to answer your question and attain to your needs. Anything from specifying you only want bottled water and orange juice in your mini bar to requesting a romantic candlelit dinner on the beach. *Tip, if the person you are asking can’t seem to help with your request, it is always acceptable to request to speak to a manager. Sometimes the employees literally don’t have the authority and a manager will usually be able to provide what is being requested.