Adult Only Resorts… Luxury Holidays for Grown Ups
Are you dreaming of the ultimate holiday? Sun, sea, sand and whatever else takes your fancy and of course, rest and relaxation wouldn’t go amiss, especially in a luxury resort that is exclusively for adults. Come and take a look at the absolute gems we’ve found that are completely child free environments and some dazzling places too.
Now don’t get us wrong, we all love kids to bits but now and again a break away from the little darlings is just what you need – no constant demands and peace and quiet away from the ever-present noise that comes with having small people around (we love them really!) Besides, some of you may not even have any kids of your own yet and let’s face it; why would you want to share a pool with hordes of little ‘uns and their inflatable Sponge Bobs and Tellytubbies if you don’t have to.
If you’re starting to plan your next holiday and it’s just the two of you, here are some dreamy hotels and resorts that will suit you to a tee.
Imagine… calm, relaxing surroundings, luxurious spas, grown up dining (chicken nuggets are definitely OFF the menu!) and evening entertainment specifically for adults. Sounds bliss, doesn’t it?
Some of our travel partners have a truly outstanding choice of tempting, adult only resorts in both long and short haul destinations and a few have certainly caught our eye. In fact, we could barely decide on which ones to include in this article – it also took us much longer to write as our entire office were oo-ing and ahh-ing over them all. And yes, there was a mini stampede to get holidays booked onto the wall planner!
Anyway, enough of us, here’s where we think you should be going for the ultimate child free holiday. First up is the Blau Varadero in Cuba. This resort is for over 18s only and sits right on a beautiful, white sandy beach. There’s so much on offer in their all-inclusive package you won’t want to leave – everything you could need or want on your holiday is here, on tap, 24/7. Unlimited food and drink, spa treatments, a gym, a sauna and much more.
All this decadence and temptation aside, Varadero is a top place to be and only two hours’ drive away from the sizzling capital city of Havana if you feel like spicing things up and unleashing your spirito Latino.
From Cuba, we take you to the delights of Cancun, Mexico. Here you really are spoilt for choice in luxury hotels and resorts but not all of them are adult only zones.
Here are some you might like that only allow over 18s.
Live Aqua Beach Resort, Cancun (All-inclusive) – Thomson (5T)
Fantastic location on a beach setting but still at the heart of the action near shops, bars and restaurants. The hotel’s sleek, state of the art rooms come with plasma TVs and mini-bars. Check it out!
Hyatt Zilara Cancun, Mexico – Thomas Cook
Another 5* stunner for over 18s, featuring five gourmet restaurants to dine in and a choice of seven bars, including a swim up bar and waiter service on the beach. There’s also a host of fun activities throughout the day if you can face getting up from your sun lounger.
Sandals Resorts, Caribbean
If you’re planning a wedding, a honeymoon or simply want to celebrate bring in love, there’s no better place to jet off to than one of these stylish, luxury hotels. Choose from 16 resorts across six Caribbean islands; Jamaica, Bahamas, Saint Lucia, Grenada, Antigua and Barbados.
If you don’t want to venture as far as Cuba, Mexico or the Caribbean, there’s still some superb adults only resorts a little closer to home. Thomson range of TUI Sensimar resorts are ideal for couples looking for that perfect break away together. Choose from Portugal, Morocco, Fuerteventura, Croatia, Italy and many more.
Decisions, decisions, you’ll be spoilt for choice with this range of 4* and 5* resorts in top holiday hotspots.
Another one that jumped out at us is the Tui Sensimar Nastro Azzuro which is set in a beautiful location with views across the bays of Naples. The hotel is around 7km outside the centre of Sorrento but the hotel run a courtesy bus to the beach and the town so this shouldn’t put you off. This whole area is just so romantic and ideally placed if you fancy getting out and about and exploring some this delightfully serene pocket of Italy.
Ushuaia Beach Hotel, Ibiza
Okay, so you might be an adult but that doesn’t mean you have to be a proper grown up – one thing we don’t endorse is pipes and slippers just yet! If you like to party into the wee small hours, you might like Ibiza. For those cooler than cool party people among you, your first stop should be the Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel. This is the ultimate luxury for discerning clubbers.
Or, if the quieter side of life appeals to you more then take a look at the Tui Sensimar Portinatx – a beautiful village on Ibiza’s northernmost top and much more chilled out than some of the livelier spots on the island.
Mayor La Grotta Verde Grand Resort, Corfu
Our last recommendation takes us to Corfu in the Greek Islands. The adults only resort of Mayor La Grotta Verde is an exquisite property set in lush tropical gardens and enjoys lovely views of the surrounding sea and mountain backdrop. The hotel also has its own wellness centre.
We hope we’ve given you some inspiration on where to go on your next romantic holiday for two. These are just a few of the hotels and resorts available – there’s lots more from our travel partners but we think these ones are a good bet. Don’t forget to add your trip and tell us where you end up going. We love seeing pictures of you all sunning yourselves and you can also help some of our members make their minds up too. There’s nothing better than a personal recommendation from someone who has actually been.
Happy travels and enjoy the peace!