The 9 Best Singles Destinations and Resorts in the Caribbean

Samana Peninsula, view of Playa (beach) Rincon, DR
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The Rundown

Best Overall: Temptation Cancun Resort, Mexico – See Rates at TripAdvisor

"When you’re not sleeping off the night before, you can swim, sunbathe, and try your hand at a host of different water sports."

Runner-Up, Best Overall: Los Cactus, Cuba – See Rates at TripAdvisor

"The resort makes the most of its enviable beachfront setting with sociable activities designed to encourage mingling."

Best for Party Animals: Barceló Bávaro Beach, Dominican Republic – See Rates at TripAdvisor

"Guests have access to all the facilities at nearby Barceló Bávaro Palace, including a casino and nightclub."

Best for Sporty Singles: Club Med Turkoise, Turks and Caicos – See Rates at TripAdvisor

"Grace Bay’s nightlife may not be as raucous as that of Cancun or Punta Cana, but there is no shortage of bars in which to mingle."

Best for Adult Fun: Hedonism II Resort, Jamaica – See Rates at TripAdvisor

"Clothing is optional on the Prude side, but on the Nude side, it's banned."

Best for Wellness Retreats: BodyHoliday, St. Lucia – See Rates at TripAdvisor

"Sporting activities include group fitness classes and personal training, as well as golf, tennis, sailing, scuba diving, and more."

Best for Adventure Seekers: Belizean Dreams Resort, Belize – See Rates at TripAdvisor

"Book the Mayan Jungle & Beach package for included adventure tours like Mayan ruin visits, horseback riding, and hiking trips."

Best for Beachfront Relaxation: Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, Grand Cayman – See Rates at TripAdvisor

"Expect tropical gardens, beautiful indoor/outdoor public spaces, and stunning sea views from your private balcony."

Best for Bachelor and Bachelorette Trips: Breathless Montego Bay Resort & Spa, Jamaica – See Rates at TripAdvisor

"Listen to the DJ at Freestyle swim-up bar or enjoy incredible 360-degree sea and mountain panoramas at Altitude Rooftop Bar."

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Best Overall: Temptation Cancun Resort, Mexico

Temptation Cancun Resort

  Temptation Cancun Resort

Cancun’s reputation for no-holds-barred nightlife and spring break fiestas is world renowned and much of that action is centered around the bars and clubs of the Punta Cancun party zone. But while it’s a haven for singles who want to party until the small hours (and beyond), Cancun also stands out for its postcard-perfect beaches and idyllic weather. When you’re not sleeping off the night before, you can work on your tan, swim in the sea, and try your hand at a host of different water sports. 

The adults-only, all-inclusive Temptation Cancun Resort is one of the area’s best destinations for open-minded singles. Expect topless-optional beaches and pool areas, as well as adult-centric activities hosted by a team of Playmakers. These include pool parties and competitions in addition to a range of complimentary non-motorized water sports. In the evening, resident DJs and international musicians entertain the crowds while domestic and imported alcohol is included around the clock. Don’t miss the seductive themed parties at Bash nightclub.

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Runner-Up, Best Overall: Los Cactus, Cuba

Be Live Adults Only Los Cactus

Be Live Adults Only Los Cactus

Located on the dreamy Hicacos Peninsula in northern Cuba, Varadero is the largest resort in the Caribbean and has one of the shortest flight times from the United States. Its 12-mile stretch of white sand is renowned as one of the best beaches in the region. Nearby, a host of all-inclusive resorts and hotels provide a wealth of recreation and nightlife options. A relatively affordable option is Be Live Adults Only Los Cactus, also known just as Los Cactus.

The resort makes the most of its enviable beachfront setting with sociable activities designed to encourage mingling. There's also tennis, snorkeling, and sailing. After a fun-filled morning, spend the afternoon in a hammock by the pool or grab a cocktail at one of the resort bars. Dining options range from a la carte Cuban cuisine at El Mojito to international fare at Buffet Jimmy's. For the ultimate singles trip, travel during Singles Week. Traditionally held in the fall, it includes full-day sightseeing excursions, themed parties, and group dinners. 

03 of 09

Best for Party Animals: Barceló Bávaro Beach, Dominican Republic

Barceló Bávaro Beach

Barceló Bávaro Beach

A reasonably priced destination famous for its all-inclusive resorts and vibrant nightlife, Punta Cana has become a top choice for party-loving singles. In between festivities, miles of golden beaches beckon sun worshippers, while an abundance of superior golf courses and expeditions to Hoyo Azul cenote cater to the adventurous. There are many party-centric resorts to choose from, but one with favorable reviews across the board is the adults-only, all-inclusive Barceló Bávaro Beach.

Here, you can get to know your fellow guests at the sociable swimming pool and hot tub area, play games of tennis and golf, or try a full range of motorized and non-motorized water sports. You’ll also have access to all the facilities at nearby Barceló Bávaro Palace, which includes a casino and nightclub. If you can, make sure to travel during Singles Week, when eligible bachelors and bachelorettes from all over the world descend on Barceló Bávaro for mixers, excursions, dinners, and themed parties.

04 of 09

Best for Sporty Singles: Club Med Turkoise, Turks and Caicos

Club Med Turkoise

Club Med Turkoise

For singles who like to do more than bask on the beach, Providenciales’ Grace Bay is the place to be. Renowned as a water sports hub, its crystalline waters are perfect for everything from snorkeling and scuba diving to parasailing and wakeboarding. A short drive across the island to Long Bay Beach will reveal world-famous kiteboarding, too. When the day draws to a close, Grace Bay’s nightlife may not be as raucous as that of Cancun or Punta Cana, but there are plenty of lively bars in which to mingle. 

Adults-only Club Med Turkoise is a great base for Grace Bay adventures, with an exciting daytime and evening entertainment program and a good mix of singles and couples. Want to get out on the water? Join a snorkeling trip or sailing lesson, or explore one of the world’s best wall-diving sites. If you’d rather stay on dry land, yoga, fitness, tennis, and flying trapeze lessons await. The resort is all-inclusive, with all meals and drinks covered at its two restaurants and three bars.

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05 of 09

Best for Adult Fun: Hedonism II Resort, Jamaica

Hedonism II

Hedonism II

Negril has its fair share of buzzing nightlife spots, including Rick’s Café and The Jungle. Revelers often stay at the infamous Hedonism II Resort, a singles- and couples-friendly all-inclusive option for those 18 and over. It's divided into two sides: Prude, where clothing is optional, and Nude, where full nudity is mandatory. Both sides have their own pools, swim-up bars, and beaches. 

You can go scuba diving or sailing, play beach volleyball, or join in on public displays of affection when invited. Daily games and beach activities give way to sexy nightly shows, with themed parties like the popular fetish leather and lingerie party on Wednesdays. If you meet someone while you’re there, celebrate with an expert-led tantric massage lesson at Kama Sutra Palace or pay a visit to the Romping Shop playroom. The resort also offers four restaurants, two grills, and premium liquors at five different bars.

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Best for Wellness Retreats: BodyHoliday, St. Lucia

BodyHoliday, St. Lucia

BodyHoliday, St. Lucia

Singles vacations don’t have to be debauched affairs. Rather, take the opportunity to practice some self-love at BodyHoliday spa resort in St. Lucia. Located steps from the beach in idyllic Cap Estate, this adults-only, all-inclusive retreat offers an extensive array of spa treatments, holistic therapies, and wellness activities at its Moorish-style Wellness Center. Pavitra, a temple for authentic Ayurvedic treatments, is a highlight. Sporting activities include group fitness classes and personal training, as well as golf, tennis, sailing, scuba diving, and more. 

The best time to travel is during September Solos month, when your personalized schedule of wellness activities and spa treatments is augmented by sociable group events exclusively for singles. These range from cocktail parties and themed dinners to sunset cruises and sports workshops led by professional athletes. Cuisine at BodyHoliday offers the perfect balance between healthy and indulgent. Head to TAO for East-West fusion dishes, or to Cariblue for international buffet spreads. Singles who book Standard Garden View rooms do not have to pay for supplements.

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Best for Adventure Seekers: Belizean Dreams Resort, Belize

Belizean Dreams Resort

Belizean Dreams Resort

Located on Belize’s remote central coast, the quiet beach town of Hopkins is a rewarding off-the-beaten-track destination for singles with a taste for adventure. Here, you can get authentic insight into local Garifuna culture, or go fishing, snorkeling, and scuba diving on the world’s second-largest coral reef system. Inland adventures range from zip-lining and hiking in Mayflower Bocawina National Park to jaguar spotting in Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary. For solo travelers, Belizean Dreams Resort is a safe and friendly base of operations. 

It offers three all-inclusive packages for single travelers. All of them include accommodation, meals and snacks, water sports, and round-trip transfers from the Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport. Book the Mayan Jungle & Beach package and you’ll also be entitled to adventure tours that range from Mayan ruin visits to jungle horseback riding and hiking trips. The Inland & Island package, on the other hand, divides your vacation between Belizean Dreams Resort and the offshore Coco Plum Island Resort. Whichever package you choose, you can get scuba certified at the resort’s on-site dive center. 

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Best for Beachfront Relaxation: Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, Grand Cayman

Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa

Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa

If Insta-worthy beaches and a laidback vibe are top priorities for your Caribbean vacation, you’ll love Grand Cayman’s Seven Mile Beach. Often rated amongst the top beaches in the Caribbean, its pristine stretch of coral sand is lapped by gin-clear waters safe for swimming and snorkeling. Waterfront bars like Calico Jack’s are great for listening to live music and meeting fellow travelers over a cocktail or rum punch, yet they offer a more casual approach to nightlife than the intense party zones of Mexico and the Dominican Republic. 

Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa is located directly on Seven Mile Beach and stands out for its exceptional staff. Expect tropical gardens, beautiful indoor/outdoor public spaces, and stunning sea views from your private balcony. Activities range from kayaking and sailing to beach yoga and Boxfit classes. Or, you could curl up with a good book on a clamshell day bed at the beach, then sip cocktails by the sea-view swimming pool. 

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09 of 09

Best for Bachelor and Bachelorette Trips: Breathless Montego Bay Resort & Spa, Jamaica

Breathless Montego Bay Resort & Spa

Breathless Montego Bay Resort & Spa

Bachelors and bachelorettes planning a send-off to remember will do well at Breathless Montego Bay Resort & Spa, an adults-only tropical oasis located near the Montego Bay cruise port. Last Fling Before the Ring and Last Call party packages include a reserved spot on the beach, a late night in-room party, and a group photo shoot (with a spa day for the girls and cigar rolling for the guys). All guests benefit from all-inclusive access to six restaurants and unlimited entertainment. 

Bond over group water sports, take in a live show, or celebrate the end of single life at one of the resort’s famed themed parties. Listen to the DJ at Freestyle swim-up bar or enjoy incredible 360-degree sea and mountain panoramas at Altitude Rooftop Bar. Your rate includes unlimited top-shelf spirits and curated cocktails. All 150 suites are equipped with a tablet for controlling surround sound and ordering 24-hour room service. Stay on the xhale club level for VIP treatment including a personal butler. 

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