May 17, 2024 | Peter Kinney

All-Inclusive Resorts for Seniors


All-Inclusive Resorts That Cater to Mature Adults

One of the first things people like to do after retiring is go on a relaxing vacation to celebrate their new found freedom.

But so many resorts today are overrun by small families and young adults, often creating a loud and obnoxious environment—and let’s be honest, that’s the last place anyone over 60 wants to be.

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18 Best Resorts for Adults

We’ve compiled a list of the best all-inclusive resorts that cater to the mature crowd (most are adult-only) as well as some key factors you should consider when choosing your next vacation spot.

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Accessibility

When choosing a resort, look for one with easy access to amenities like restaurants, pools, private hot tubs, and private beaches.

If needed, consider looking for wheelchair accessible options (rooms, ramps, elevators, etc.), including wheelchair rentals.

Disability chair at swimming poolPatryk Kosmider, Shutterstock

Health and Wellness Programs

Most resorts have fitness centers that are worth taking advantage of. Look for resorts that offer fitness classes, spa treatments, or wellness programs designed for mature adults to keep them active and healthy during their vacation.

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Special Services

As mentioned, accessibility is of utmost importance. In addition to wheelchairs, look for resorts that provide medical facilities and transportation for people with additional needs.

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Entertainment

You’ll want to make sure you’re going somewhere that suits your entertainment needs as well. Check for resorts that include entertainment geared toward your age and ability level—such as, live music, dancing, and cultural events.

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Dining Options

It’s always best to make sure the resort you choose offers a variety of dining options, especially one that will cater to different dietary needs—such as diabetic, low-sodium, and low-fat.

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Safety

Safety is another top priority when traveling—especially for the older population. Look for resorts with 24-hour security, emergency response systems, and medical staff on-site.

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18 All-Inclusive Resorts for Mature Adults

Alas, here are the top 18 all-inclusive resorts that cater specifically to the mature crowd, so you can celebrate your retirement in a tropical destination with peace and quiet.

Most of these resorts are adult only—meaning instead if playgrounds and game rooms, every area of the resort is designed with adults in mind.

Happy senior man and woman old retired couple walking and holding handsDarren Baker, Shutterstock

Sandals Royal Bahamian Spa Resort & Offshore Island

Nassau, Bahamas

This all-inclusive resort is an adult-only paradise that offers a memorable and luxurious experience for the older population.

With beachfront suites, fine gourmet dining, access to a private offshore island, swim-up suites with butler services, and various other exclusive VIP features—it’s the perfect destination for adults who want luxury treatment with accessibility in mind.

Paradise Lagoon aerial viewWangkun Jia, Shutterstock

Excellence Riviera Cancun

Cancun, Mexico

This is another luxury resort that caters to the aging population, especially those with limited mobility.

With various accessible amenities and 24-hour services, this adults-only resort boasts six pools, tropical gardens, numerous dining options, spa treatments, and more.

ResortExcellence Riviera Cancun

Riu Palace Riviera Maya

Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

This resort is located on a lovely white-sand beach in Playa del Carmen and offers you the best 24-hour all-Inclusive service.

It’s not adult-only, but it does have adult-only swimming pools and spas, and offers engaging activities catered to retirees, such as snorkeling, kayaking, and nightly entertainment.

(They also have strict policies for “spring breakers.”)

Recliners by the side of a pool at a resortRestonImages, Shutterstock

Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & Spa

St. John’s, Antigua and Barbuda

Voted the “World’s Most Romantic Resort” year after year, this adults-only resort is located on Antigua’s most famous beach—Dickenson Bay.

With older adults in mind, this stunning resort offers luxurious beachfront suites, multiple (and accessible) pools, a unique culinary experience, and an isolated offshore island.

View of the Sandals Grande Antigua Resort & SpaEQRoy, Shutterstock

The BodyHoliday

Saint Lucia

This adults-only, all-inclusive resort is a wellness retreat for your body, mind and spirit. It offers activities like yoga, Pilates, and Thai Chi, a full-service spa, and healthy dining options.

In fact, their award-winning Wellness Center is said to “exceed that of any resort in the world,” featuring the only Ayurvedic temple in the Caribbean.

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The Westin Golf Resort & Spa

Playa Conchal, Costa Rica

This all-inclusive Golf Resort and Spa is an eco-friendly retreat set between the exotic forests and unspoiled beaches of Costa Rica’s North Pacific Riviera.

Though it is not adults-only, it does offer plenty of separate adult and child programs and services that cater to each individually.

This resort is popular among retired golf enthusiasts.

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Sandals Grenada Resort & Spa

St. George's, Grenada

This all-inclusive, adults-only resort is a stunning oasis for the mature crowd, offering beachfront suites, private pools in the sky, over 10 world-class dining options, and various accessible and inclusive activities.

This exotic hideaway is just what every retiree needs.

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Riu Palace Pacifico

Riviera Nayarit-Vallarta, Mexico

Located on the beachfront in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico, this adults-only resort offers excellent 24-hour, all-inclusive service.

Their numerous dining options cater to many dietary needs, their rooms are easily accessible, and they boast various activities catered to all needs and abilities.

Riu All Inclusive Hotel Guanacaste ResortJoshua ten Brink, Shutterstock

Club Med Bali

Bali, Indonesia

While this resort is all-inclusive, it is not adults-only. However, it does have numerous activities, dining options, and specialized rooms that cater to the aging population.

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El Dorado Royale

Riviera Maya, Mexico

This luxurious adults-only beachfront resort is situated in a prime location in Mexico. It offers accessible rooms, and numerous wheelchair accessible programs and amenities throughout the entire resort.

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Club Med Phuket

Phuket, Thailand

This all-inclusive resort is just like the last one of the same name. It is not adults-only, but it does offer an array of activities that are right in tune with the older crowds.

Situated on a stunning beach, this resort offers multiple dining options, a golf course, and various wellness activities.

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The Farm at San Benito

Batangas, Philippines

This holistic health and wellness sanctuary focuses on optimum well-being and is the perfect haven for adults—but it does welcome children, too.

The resort is all-inclusive and offers different programs for adults and children, meaning you won’t have them running underfoot while enjoying your spa treatment.

The Farm resortAnton Diaz, Flickr

Sandals Barbados

Barbados

This all-inclusive, adults-only resort boasts beachfront suites, gourmet dining, access to multiple pools, and a private offshore island.

They also have a world-class spa, and various ability-specific activities such as tennis, fitness classes, and wellness activities.

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Amanpulo

Palawan, Philippines

This all-inclusive resort is located on a stunning private island with white beaches and pristine reefs. It is not adults-only, but it does offer numerous programs specific to the older crowd.

Overall, the resort is accessible and boasts numerous dining options, activities, and relaxing spa treatments.

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The Datai Langkawi

Langkawi, Kedah, Malaysia

This 5-star, luxury resort is located in the heart of the rainforest, with nature, sustainability, wellness and fine dining at its core.

While it does welcome children, it is all-inclusive and boasts adult-only pools and programs that cater to the older crowds—including private verandas, jungle walks, water activities and spa treatments.

View from the Swimming Pool at the Datai HotelWren Field Productions, Shutterstock

Sandals Royal Caribbean

Montego Bay, Jamaica

This adults-only resort can be considered one of the best all-inclusive resorts for the aging population—especially those with limited mobility.

This resort features accessible rooms, wheelchair ramps, and even a beach wheelchair. It also boasts wheelchair-accessible pools and accessible pathways on all beaches.

Sunset view of the private luxurious cottages on the oceanDebbie Ann Powell, Shutterstock

Grand Palladium Jamaica Resort and Spa

Montego Bag, Jamaica

This all-inclusive, 5-star hotel in Montego Bay offers a secluded location with pristine beaches and international cuisine.

While children are welcome, the resort does offer adults-only pools and programs, and numerous accessible areas for those needing wheelchairs or other transportation.

Grand Palladium JamaicaGewel Maker, Flickr

Iberostar Grand Bavaro

Bavaro, Punta Cana

This exclusive adults-only beachfront resort features 20 on-site restaurants, 14 on-site bars, 3 pools, a full-service spa, and so much more.

This resort also boasts various accessible amenities, and programs that cater to the mature crowd.

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