Children are the treasure of life. They make you feel proud and you love them more than words can describe. They also cry, get into fights, make bad grades, and ask a million questions. Of course this doesn’t make you love them any less, but you might be in need of a kid free vacation. How can you tell for sure? If you fall under one or more of the following five categories, you don’t just need a vacation, you deserve one.
#5 Identity Loss
You know who you are… or do you? Someone called you by your first name and it took you a second to respond because you are used to being called simply “Mom” or “Dad.” Your significant other probably also lost their name somewhere along the way.
#4 Your Diet Consists Of…
You were a picky eater as a child but finally grew out of it. Karma, however, is unforgiving and you now have the world’s pickiest eater to cater to. Your dinner often consists of pizza, spaghetti, PB&J, and you’re eating way too much fast food.
#3 “Party” Means a Cake with a Cartoon Character on It…
In your early-twenties you could hang with the best of them. You went out night after night but could always recharge and keep going. You would describe this ability as almost “superhuman.” Now the only superhumans you are familiar with are the ones little Tommy wants his party decorated with.
#2 The Disney World Predicament
Sure you loved going to Disney, LegoLand, and Chucky Cheese as a kid. You even loved the first time you got to experience it with your child because their eyes lit up like never before. However, the only vacations you’ve taken in years have revolved around your kid. It’s time to take a vacation that doesn’t mean carrying a diaper bag and taking turns riding roller coasters.
#1 The Definitely-Not-Having-a-Kid Sort
You don’t have a kid, and may never want one. You certainly don’t want to deal with other people’s kids while trying to enjoy your vacation. Imagine that infinity pool by the ocean with no kids to splash you… It is just you, the sun, and an adult beverage from the swim-up bar.
If you fall into one of these categories, dial up your mother-in-law and ask her to babysit your little angel. (After all, there has to be some perk to being related to that woman, right?) Or if you’re in category #1, simply tell your boss you’ve been diagnosed by the internet as needing an adults only vacation that will result in increased production upon return.
We know you’re too busy with work, wiping snotty noses, fundraising for that club Sally just had to be in, and trying to cover up your ever-graying hair, so we’ve put together this list of the “Top Ten Adults Only All-Inclusive Resorts.” Now, all you have to do is pick one and go!
Here’s a run-down of the list:
· Platinum Yucatan Princess All Suites – All Adults/All-Inclusive Resort:
This brand new all-inclusive resort, exclusively for humans of the adult persuasion, is set on a breathtaking beach in Cancun, Mexico, just 10 minutes from Playa del Carmen.
· Jewel Paradise Cove Beach Resort and Spa – All-Inclusive:
A 4-star all-inclusive resort located in Runaway Bay on the famed North Coast of Jamaica, with FREE glass-bottom boat rides & unlimited golf at Runaway Bay. Talk about an adults-only paradise.
· Live Aqua Cancun – All-Adults/All-Inclusive Resort:
A luxury beachfront resort, set along white sand beaches, within walking distance to great shopping and some of the best restaurants in Cancun. But you won’t have to leave the resort unless you want to, because everything’s included!
· Secrets Puerto Los Cabos – All-Inclusive:
A 24/7 premium all-inclusive resort, complete with a world-class spa by Pevonia, sprawled over 12,000 square feet, as well as three miles of pristine beachfront and convenience to sport fishing, golf and so much more.
· Hideaway at Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort and Spa All-Adults – All-Inclusive:
A brand new, 5-star all-inclusive resort in Cancun, Mexico, opening January 3rd, 2015. Not only can you enjoy the resort’s luxurious amenities and world-class dining, but you’ll also be able to be one of the VERY first to do so.
· THE ROYAL in Playa del Carmen Resort and Spa by Real – All Adults:
This AAA 5-Diamond rated adults only resort features a FREE honeymoon package and full concierge service. Travel now through December 19th, 2014, and take advantage of unlimited green fees on 3+ night stays.
· Grand Lido Negril – Adults-Only, All-Inclusive:
This one’s best for the bold. Set on over 22 acres of lush tropical gardens, and spanning 1,000 feet on one of the Caribbean’s most famous beaches, this Jamaican resort features a clothing-optional concept in some areas.
· Sandos Caracol Select Club All Adults – All-Inclusive:
An upscale resort for adults only, which features an oceanfront location like no other, with white sand beaches and exotic jungles, just 15 minutes from beautiful downtown Playa del Carmen.
· CHIC Punta Cana by Royalton – All Inclusive – Adult Only:
Opening this December 15th, the 5-star CHIC Punta Cana will offer decadent dining options, a luxurious spa, and a number of bars and lounges, including an oxygen bar and a swim-up bar with live entertainment.
· Oasis Sens – Adults Only/All-Inclusive Resort:
A relaxed all-inclusive resort for patrons 21 years and up. This resort features stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and Nichupte Lagoon, less than 15 minutes from downtown Cancun.
Instead of making excuses not to go, imagine the turquoise water surrounded by beautiful beaches with no sandcastles, the free gourmet meals that will leave your mouth watering, and the 24-hour clubs to brush up on those old dance moves you used to be so proud of but haven’t been able to do because, “Dad, you’re embarrassing me.”