Taking an adult-only vacation is an undisguised blessing. For parents, a kid-free holiday allows the two of you to be together, with time to be sweethearts again and get reacquainted with one another. A tropical climate provides many opportunities for a splendid adult getaway. Consider an all-inclusive vacation, a Costa Rica adult vacation, or head for the popular white-sand beaches of the Caribbean. From the famed diving regions of Cancun and Cozumel, to laid-back Jamaica, to kick-up-your-heels Punta Cana, there are many destinations to choose from when you plan the adult vacation you've dreamt about. Beach bumming, horseback riding, swimming, snorkeling, and bicycling are among the many available activities for the adult traveler in the Caribbean. Fly to your destination or take a Caribbean cruise and go island hopping. Adult travel is a great way to get to know one another — even if you've been together for a long, long time. Let Hotwire help you plan a very special adult vacation, one you will never forget.
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The Dominican Republic is a tropical island paradise and a fantastic adult vacation destination. Hundreds of miles of coastline, sparkling beaches, and hospitable people make it a perfect getaway for adult singles. Diverse influences throughout the island's history have produced a colorful and lively local culture. You'll never want for things to do. From water sports to arts to eco-tourism, there's something for everyone. Baseball fans will want to go to a game during the Dominican's well-known winter professional baseball season.
Divers can explore shipwrecks and underwater caves off the coast of the charming fishing village of Boca Chica. Or stay above water and go deep-sea fishing for blue marlin. Stay at an all-inclusive resort in Playa Bavaro or Punta Cana, lounge on the beach and sip cool drinks all day long then dance all night. The east coast also features an impressive variety of world-class golf courses, including a championship course designed by P. B. Dye and three courses designed by Jack Nicklaus. Ocean World, in the city of Puerto Plata, is a popular attraction.
Visitors to the capital city of Santo Domingo can tour the palace Alcazar de Colon — a 16th-century mansion built by the son of Christopher Columbus — and enjoy museums, shopping, and nightlife. The national music of the Dominican is the merengue and people dance to its joyful rhythms nightly. With delicious cuisine, coffee, cigars, and rum, you'll live the good life in the Dominican.
Cancun is the perfect adult vacation playground. Being a major tourism destination means there's much to do and see. This Mexican Caribbean city offers something of interest to every type of traveler. Take a quiet, early morning stroll on the beach. Enjoy year-round deep-sea fishing, snorkeling, and scuba diving in waters with an average temperature of 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Golfers can hit the links at a number of beautiful and challenging courses.
Partiers can barhop on land. Stay in an all-inclusive resort, five-star hotel or rent a rustic bungalow right on the beach. No matter where you choose to stay, you'll be close to some of Mexico's most glorious beaches, archaeological sites, and nature reserves. Go horseback riding through the mangroves at Rancho Loma Bonita. Visit the impressive Mayan ruins at Tulum. Tour the caves of the nearby 988-acre ecological park, Aktun Chen, and learn about the Maya's relationship with the caves. The smaller eco-adventure park, Tres Rios, offers outdoor recreation and the option of a package entrance fee that includes featured activities and meals. Return to Cancun's spirited nightlife and dance until dawn.
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Take an adult Caribbean vacation — take a Caribbean cruise! You'll find many options to choose from when booking your cruise, including which region to sail and ports of call to visit, and time spent at sea versus time in port. The day-stops on your itinerary are an important part of your Caribbean cruise and there are attractions for those seeking rest or activity. The islands of the Caribbean offer a broad array of recreational activities and you'll find unlimited opportunities to dive, snorkel, swim, and explore. Whether your adult cruise sails the eastern, southern, or western Caribbean, you'll enjoy an abundance of sun, sea, and relaxation.
A Western Caribbean cruise will take you to Jamaica, the Cayman Islands, and the Yucatan Peninsula. Cozumel is one of the top scuba diving destinations in the world. From Cozumel and other ports of call in the Mexican Caribbean, you can take an excursion to visit ancient Mayan ruins. An Eastern Caribbean cruise includes the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico and offers white-sand beaches, swimming, snorkeling, and golfing. Want even more warm sunshine? Take a Southern Caribbean cruise where you'll have more time on shore at ports such as St. Lucia, which boasts the world's only drive-in volcano. In Barbados, you can tour sugar plantations and visit the Mount Gay Rum Distillery. Go windsurfing and try the unique and thrilling sport of land-sailing on the windy plains of Aruba.
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