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What comes to mind when you think about Florida? For me, it’s images of skyscrapers surrounded by a perfect semi-circle of sandy white beaches, crystal clear water, and a bright blue sky. The Sunshine State is as picturesque as any Caribbean island without leaving the country.
The best way to stay in Florida in style is to stay at an adults-only resort. Remember, it’s always summertime in Florida, so expect any resort to have outdoor pools, ocean views, and tropical drinks.
In this way, there are Florida beach resorts designed for every kind of traveler. Not to worry, city lovers, we’ve included a hotel here in an urban setting, too. I love being able to walk places from my hotel, so ultra-secluded hotels are never my go-to.
Some of the best resorts in Florida for adults are all-inclusive, creating an easy getaway. Enjoy on-site amenities and private beaches, rivaling even the swankiest spots in hot spots like Cancun or the Riviera Maya.
For travelers with relaxation in mind, there are hotels with full-service spas, private balconies, ocean views, and swim-up bars. For the adventurer, there are spots packed with activities such as scuba diving, deep-sea fishing, and water sports.
With all the choices from Palm Beach to Key West, it can seem a little overwhelming. But whether you are looking to drop off your kids for a weekend, fly in for a bachelorette party, or just looking for a quick getaway with friends, these resorts will fit the bill.
- Best Adult Only Resorts in Florida
- 1. Bungalows Key Largo
- 2. The Standard Miami – Miami Beach
- 3. Casa Morada, Islamorada
- 4. Little Palm Island Resort and Spa
- 5. JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort
- 6. H2O Suites
- Why choose an adults-only resort in Florida?
- How much does it cost to stay at a resort in Florida?
- What amenities are available at these resorts?
|Resort Name||Location||Rating (out of 5)||Price|
|Bungalows Key Largo||Key Largo||4.2||$$$|
|The Standard Spa, Miami Beach||Miami Beach||4.5||$$|
|Casa Morada, Islamorada||Islamorada||4.5||$$|
|Little Palm Island Resort and Spa||Little Torch Key||4.6||$$$$|
|JW Marriott Marco Island||Marco Island||4.6||$$$|
|The Breakers Palm Beach||Palm Beach||4.8||$$$$|
Best Adult Only Resorts in Florida
1. Bungalows Key Largo
Address: 99010 Overseas Highway, Key Largo, FL 33037
Bungalows Key Largo is a gorgeous all-inclusive resort right on the beachfront in Key Largo. This island oasis is surrounded by 1,000 feet of shoreline and sits snugly inside a botanical garden. The bungalows sit along a small private beach where the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico await.
As an all-inclusive resort, everything in the Bungalows is handled at one price. That means accommodations, all meals including small bites, dining at five different restaurants, and poolside dining. The resort also has a zen pool, jacuzzi, a private beach, and water sports equipment such as kayaks and paddle boards on site.
Things to Do Near Bungalows Key Largo:
- John Pennekamp State Park
- Three-hour mangroves and manatees tour
- Audio self-driving tour of Key West
- Private and secluded
- Full-service spa
- Nightly events
- 50 miles from the closest airport
- Pretty isolated (pro/con?)
- You may have to pay an early check-in fee
2. The Standard Miami – Miami Beach
Address: 40 Island Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Not far from South Beach is The Standard Miami at Miami Beach, an adults-only spa-focused accommodation on Belle Isle. However, The Standard markets itself as less of a “hotel” and more of an adults-only spa with guest rooms, which makes it the perfect mini-getaway for those who might be in town for a short time but want to be pampered to perfection during that time.
The spa offers a full range of offerings, including access to a Turkish Hamam. Next to the resort spa, the rooms are more simplistic, with a bend towards holistic wellness.
Some amenities include overstocked mini bars with organic treats, a waterfall hot tub, flatscreen TVs, and Bluetooth speakers. Guests must be at least 21 to check into the room but can stay in the hotel if they are at least 18 years old.
Things to do near The Standard:
- Check out Belle Isle Park
- Tour the Art Deco Historic District
- Visit the Frost Science Museum
- Chill out on Miami Beach
- Top-of-the-line spa experience
- The resort offers four restaurants
- Pets are allowed at no additional cost
- Excellent fitness center
- Boutique-sized hotel with just 100 rooms
- Rooms can be noisy
- Small compared to other resorts in Florida
See Related: Best Houseboats for Rent in Florida
3. Casa Morada, Islamorada
Address: 136 Madeira Road, Islamorada, FL 33036
Casa Morada is another one of the resorts in Florida located in the stunning Keys. With only sixteen suites to its name, Casa Morada is a small and intimate oasis in Islamorada.
Islamorada is a village of six islands located 90 minutes south of Miami. It is known as the Sportfishing Capital of the World and hosts the largest fishing fleet per square mile in the world.
This Key resort is a charming little hotel that is perfect for couples trying to escape from the real world for a little while. Since it’s so secluded, there isn’t much you can do within walking distance of the property. Even so, there is room service, a private beach area, a swimming pool, yoga classes, and even activities like snorkeling and cycling.
Things to do near Casa Morada:
- Take a sunset catamaran cruise
- Visit the Whale Harbor sandbar for a beach day
- Enjoy a snorkeling adventure
- Complimentary breakfast, activities, and rentals (with exceptions)
- On-site massage services
- Ninety minutes from Miami International Airport
- The smallest of our best resorts in the Florida Keys
See Related: Best Islands in Florida to Visit
4. Little Palm Island Resort and Spa
Address: 28500 Overseas Highway, Little Torch Key, FL 33042
Little Palm Island Resort is America’s only private island resort. The five-star beach resort is inspired by the British Indies and designed in the old world tradition with thatched roof bungalows that look out on stunning beach views.
Located along the Florida Keys coastline, the small island resort is lined with palm trees. Crushed seashell paths lead to a white sand beach with blue waters, private cabanas, and exotic wildlife.
Amenities on the island include a crystal clear lagoon-style pool, a private pristine beach, a living area with the only TV on the property, and an on-site marina. The resort also houses a boutique, shop private or on-site dining, and the Little Palm Island Resort spa and fitness center.
Guests wanting to wander off the island can also choose from various activities. Some top picks are kayaking, backcountry flats fishing, scuba diving, snorkeling, sky diving, and wildlife tours.
Things to do near Little Palm Island:
- Cruise millionaire’s homes and the Venetian Islands from Miami
- A walking tour of Calle Ocho with coffee and cigars
- The only private island resort in the U.S.
- Beach resort offers spa services
- A handful of water activities
- Only reachable by seaplane or boat
- Completely remote
See Related: Best Resorts in the Florida Keys
5. JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort
Address: 400 S Collier Blvd, Marco Island, FL 34145
Nestled along the beach, the three swimming pools at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort have much to contend with. To be clear, the entire hotel is not adults-only.
Instead, this JW Marriot offers Paradise by Sirene, which is a 92-room section of the hotel for adults. We are still including it here, though, because it is undoubtedly one of the best resorts in Florida.
In the Paradise by Sirene section, guests can enjoy an adult-only rooftop pool, an adults-only private beach area, and a private lounge-style champagne check-in. This hotel also has a full-service spa, tennis courts, and a nearby championship golf course. You can also enjoy plenty of water sports from here as well.
Things to do near JW Marriott Marco Island:
- Kayaking tour of Naples and Marco Island
- Two-hour birding, dolphin, and shelling tour
- From Marco Island, a Dolphin sightseeing tour
- Every room has a private balcony
- Secluded adults-only section
- Full-service spa
- Ten restaurants
- Not a fully adults-only hotel
- Guests don’t love the sushi restaurant
- Food at the resort may not fit all dietary needs
See Related: Things to Do in Orlando, Florida
6. H2O Suites
Address: 1212 Simonton Street, Downtown Key West, Key West, FL 33040
It should come as no surprise that the final entry of our best Florida resorts is in the Florida Keys. At H2O Suites, the name of the game is relaxation, even at the heart of Key West. Your adventure begins, tropical drink in hand, when you arrive at this adults-only oasis.
This hotel is perfect for folks who love to keep busy on vacation since you have so much within walking distance. So you can enjoy fresh seafood within minutes of leaving the hotel.
Unlike the other hotels we’ve mentioned, this one is far from secluded. Even so, the tranquility of the saltwater pool will help you forget all your troubles.
From here, you can also enjoy activities like snorkeling, fishing, and cycling. That pool will be calling your name after a long day of exploring the city or the beaches.
Things to do near H20 Suites:
- Romantic sunset sail with live music
- Key West dinner cruise with a tropical buffet
- Ultimate sandbar adventure with kayak mangrove tour
- Hop-on and hop-off trolley tour
- Walkable to tons of restaurants and stores
- All rooms are suites
- Saltwater pool
- No restaurant
- Not all rooms are accessible via elevator
Why choose an adults-only resort in Florida?
Not only are adults-only resorts in Florida often less expensive than locations in other parts of the world, but they’re also easier to access from anywhere in the country.
How much does it cost to stay at a resort in Florida?
Resorts in Florida tend to run less expensive than similar locations in places like the Riviera Maya or the Caribbean. On average, these resorts cost about $250+ a day. Several of the resorts we’ve listed are much more expensive than that; however, they’re also luxury accommodations.
What amenities are available at these resorts?
Mainly, these resorts offer restaurants on the property, spas, and pools. Since these are resorts in Florida, many of them also offer water sports all year long because of the constant warm temperatures. That means jet skiing all year.
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Amanda is a Chicago-based queer travel, arts, and lifestyle writer who is passionate about exploring the world. Her work has been featured in Newcity Stage, The Chicago Reader, Huffington Post, and Yahoo, as well as the November 2022 book, “Chicago Like a Local” and other travel journals available on Amazon. Amanda’s favorite destinations include Costa Rica, Prague, Dublin, Hong Kong, and every Disney park she’s visited.