The term "adult-only resort" might conjure unsettling images of leering men in mustaches and nervous women in revealing bikinis, but dismissing the idea outright is a mistake. If you're a parent who needs some respite from the incessant whine of children, a couple looking to reconnect in peace, or a honeymooner hoping to avoid considering the future, kid-free resorts feel like an oasis. We pulled together our favorite destinations that offer luxurious treatment and surroundings in a child-free environment.
The Caves, Jamaica
This secluded, 10-acre paradise perched above limestone cliffs comprises 12 one- and two-bedroom cottages and a villa. Unlike what you'll find at giant beachside complexes, each room is unique, and all of them are suitably furnished in island-appropriate luxury. On-site, there's dining, a bar, and an Aveda spa with a full suite of services. There's also a jacuzzi, a sauna, and a saltwater pool, but also incredible snorkeling, scuba, horseback riding, or just white-sand surf-watching. Guests must be 16 or older. [From $750 a night; islandoutpost.com]