Flying solo is far from a lonely experience at these Caribbean all-inclusives, where singles (and groups of them) are welcomed with open arms, jam-packed thrills, and more than enough swim-up bars to strike up a conversation. What are you waiting for?
CHIC by Royalton Resorts, Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Whether you're in the mood to relax or to mingle, the adults-only CHIC by Royalton Resorts checks both boxes. Its 323 rooms are sleek and modern, you'll have your pick from seven restaurants, and there's not one but two swim-up pool bars get the party started early. You might feel like you're in South Beach by the pool, which comes with a private area reserved for guests who’ve booked a cabana for the day (or week) and a separate glass-walled mermaid pool where you can stay dry while taking in underwater views.
Meliá Nassau Beach - All Inclusive, Bahamas
Are you a social butterfly who thrives in a sea of fresh faces? This sprawling but attractive all-inclusive resort near Nassau is massive—we’re talking 694 rooms and suites all with private balconies or patios that look towards the ocean—but it still manages to deliver a quality experience. Treat yourself to one of the recently renovated rooms on The Level, which now come with pillow menus and VIP perks like nightly turndown service, then get ready to mix and mingle. There's a busy main pool with a swim up bar, plus two less crowded satellite pools, and you've also got access to a serene stretch of powdery white beach for soaking in that glorious Bahamian sun.
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BodyHoliday, St. Lucia
When it’s time to recharge, treat yo’ self to an indulgent week of R&R at BodyHoliday. This wellness-focused all-inclusive facing St. Lucia’s crescent-shaped Cariblue Beach has endless diversions to keep your mind and body moving, from tai chi to sailing and spinning, not to mention three pools (including a hilltop infinity number), direct access to the sand, and zero supplemental fees for booking a dedicated singles room. Meals are organic and locally sourced, though our favorite perk might be the daily, and included (yes, you read that right), spa treatments. Follow up a pampering ayurvedic massage in one of the wellness center’s 33 treatment rooms with an afternoon nap in one of the hammocks strung between palm trees.
ME Cancun, Mexico
Those who come to cash in on Cancun’s high-octane energy will find everything they’re looking for at ME Cancun. This upscale all-inclusive, right in the heart of the Hotel Zone, is sleek and modern, with original art sculptures and roomy suites with their own terraces and daybeds. Of the three pools, two are adults-only—though the beach is open to all, and features fast and free WiFi—a godsend for meeting up with friends during weekend beach parties. The restaurants and bars are also lively and excellent, and a vibrant nightlife scene means there's never a need to head off-property to get your fix.
Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
You’ll hardly notice you’re on your own at this Dominican behemoth. A whopping 23 bars and nine restaurants service the revelers who hole up in its 1,775 rooms—many of whom are flying solo just like you (and any friends you’ve brought along). There’s more than enough here to occupy your your girls or guys, be it a soothing treatment at the Rock Spa, a round on the 18-hole Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, or trying your luck at the Vegas-style casino. When it’s time to tone things down, grab a chair by one of the 13 pools—one is adults-only and has its own spinning DJ—and soak in some much-needed Vitamin D between trips to the swim-up bars (of which there are four). If you’d rather keep the energy level high, follow up dinner with a night at the bi-level ORO Nightclub.
UNICO 20˚ 87˚ Riviera Maya, Mexico
Sick of the watered-down drinks and long buffet lines typical at most humdrum all-inclusives? When UNICO 20˚87˚ opened in Mexico's Riviera Maya last March, the adults-only property turned the experience on its head. Here, instead of a cookie-cutter look that could pass at any Caribbean island, everything from the design to the daily scheduled activities incorporate local culture. Local works of art are on display and available for purchase, while a calendar of events (mescal tastings, musical performances, art competitions) provides a strong sense of place. In case you're worried about the luxury factor, know that all 448 rooms here come with a swim-up pool or outdoor balcony spa tub. Did we mention off-property excursions and some spa treatments are included in the rate?
Breathless Montego Bay Resort & Spa, Jamaica
This brand-new all-suite retreat near Montego Bay Marine Park is an adults-only paradise for those hoping to socialize in serious style. Everything here is designed to bring guests together, from the hotel beach club featuring palapas, a beach bar, and fire pits to its seven restaurants and lounges and Jamaica’s only rooftop pool and bar. Check the events calendar for monthly themed festivities, like April’s “PJs and DJs” and “Flower Power Month” in June, which includes 70s-themed parties and body painting.