Plan a Stress-Free Romantic Escape at These All-Inclusive ResortsBy Justine Harrington
Busy, packed-itinerary trips with your partner that have you constantly on the move — making reservations, getting tickets and booking tours — can at times be a rewarding way to travel. But trips like that can also be just plain exhausting, so much so that you both may end up feeling like you need a vacation after your “vacation.”
Instead, if you’d prefer utter relaxation, look to an all-inclusive getaway. An all-inclusive resort can be the perfect way to reconnect, explore and keep the spark alive (the sand, sea and free-flowing drinks have a way of doing that). An added bonus, of course, is that you’ll be spending that time together in tropical paradise.
The five resorts on this list offer sun-kissed beaches, oceanside luxury and, most importantly, a stress-free experience away from home.
As always, check for travel restrictions and closures before planning your trip.
Find Respite in Riviera Nayarit
Located on Mexico’s Pacific coast — that wild, rugged region known for its gigantic waves and stunning slices of sand — Delta Hotels Riviera Nayarit, An All-Inclusive Resort boasts the kind of swoonworthy scenery that stays with you long after you’ve returned home.
Hemmed in by tropical hills and lush vegetation, the resort is within easy reach of the jungle, the Sierra Madre Mountains and local beaches. Vacationing couples have their pick of nature-inspired treatments (including a couples massage) at Tzicuri Spa, yoga and wellness offerings, and a wide variety of restaurants that artfully blend local and international flavors.
Island Vibes Await in Barbados
Seductive Caribbean vibes await you at Crystal Cove by Elegant Hotels, a beachside all-inclusive resort that spans Barbados’ spectacular west coast, with its warm aquamarine waters and snow-white sands.
This resort will appeal to romantics seeking island R&R: Candlelit dinners, wine on your private balcony and rejuvenating spa treatments are all on the menu. Alternatively, if you’re craving adventure, the resort also offers complimentary water sports and off-site excursions (submarine tour and rum tasting, anyone?).
Seek an Adults-Only Escape
It’s adults-only at The House by Elegant Hotels in Barbados, where the rooms are spacious and luxuriously appointed, the amenities are well-curated and the lack of little ones makes for an unbeatably romantic ambience.
Enjoy side-by-side spa treatments, yoga classes and water sports with your beloved along with fun freebies like a Champagne breakfast, welcome drinks and jet lag revival massages. Not to mention, this tranquil Barbados resort is set behind one of the best beaches on the island’s west coast.
Embrace Peace and Privacy on Sandy Shores
If you’re in the mood for romance, you can’t go wrong with Treasure Beach by Elegant Hotels. Like The House, Barbados-based Treasure Beach has a strict no-kids-allowed policy, so you can be totally undisturbed as you wake up to the peaceful sound of waves and watch the sun slip below the horizon in the evenings.
This intimate 35-suite boutique resort has a postcard-perfect location on the powdery sands of Paynes Bay Beach and gorgeously redesigned rooms, to boot. Aside from romantic walks on the beach, you and your sweetheart can take advantage of a plethora of activities, from a food-styling course with a celebrity chef to complimentary water sports and a classic movie under the stars.
Escape to a Costa Rican Retreat
At The Westin Reserva Conchal, an All-Inclusive Golf Resort & Spa, utter relaxation in nature is the name of the game. This all-inclusive Costa Rican retreat is situated directly between biodiverse jungle and the alluring beaches of Playa Conchal — it’s a verdant paradise with colors so vivid they appear hand painted.
A cushy spa treatment for two is in order, as is a refreshing dip in the expansive lagoon-style swimming pool. The resort is also known for its 18-hole golf course with breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape, perfect for couples who want to get a round in during their stay. When you’re surrounded by natural beauty of this magnitude, letting go of life’s everyday stresses comes naturally.