Don’t get us wrong: those little bundles of fun are lovable companions even at the worst of times. But parents or not, some quiet-time away from the kids is an essential indulgence. And what makes it even better is if it’s somewhere gorgeous. In honour of adult only holidays around the world, we chose our favourite escapes from Polynesia to Paris. Scroll down to discover a mix of resorts known for their serenity, beauty, and … perhaps a little naughtiness. Don’t forget to book a babysitter!
Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa in the Maldives
Here’s one for the honeymooners. Journeying to Centara Ras Fushi Resort & Spa in the Maldives puts an emphasis on peace. Sip on a cocktail in your light and airy villa, or go for a quiet stroll with your loved one along the picture-perfect white-sand beach. Make sure to try the onsite watersports too: a number of the country’s top dive sites are less than an hour’s boat ride away. To top it off, your Maldives holiday to Centara Ras Fushi offers exciting dining programmes, a spa to soothe your senses and a tropical atmosphere. You’d never believe that you’re only a twenty minute speedboat transfer from Malé Airport. And because it’s adults only, there’s no need to worry about the kids.
Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa in Oman
Make your next holiday to Oman a royal affair, because Shangri-La Al Husn Resort & Spa feels like a palace inside and out. This entry is different from the others on our list. Kids can use Al Husn’s rooms, but every restaurant is reserved for over sixteens. Though children still have access the Lazy River, the designated children’s pool, a play room and water aquatic play area in Al Bandar and Al Waha, they’re not permitted to use the private beach or Al Husn pool – making this an enchanting (mostly) adults only holiday experience. And with that, expect to enjoy features that include some of the largest and most luxurious rooms in Oman. In addition, guests can enjoy the 100-metre beach, a complimentary mini-bar, daily complimentary afternoon tea, pre-dinner cocktails, canapes service and truly royal treatment. Adults only holidays to the Middle East are few and far between, but this gorgeous resort makes up for it.
Hotel Amour in Paris
Notorious? Bohemian? Exciting? Maybe all three, but Pigalle district in Paris is anything but boring. Lined with adult-theatres, risqué shops, bohemian artistry and history, this is the city’s ‘hip quarter.’ Four minutes from Saint-Georges metro station, and just over a kilometre from the Sacre Coeur, this decadent hotspot makes for an indulgent adult only holiday in the world’s most romantic city. Though we have to warn you, Hotel Amour Paris isn’t for the light hearted. Prepare for naughty décor and erotic sculptures – though the location, food, and atmosphere are the real indulgence here. It’s enough to put any adult visitor in the mood for amour, and the reason it’s our top pick for France’s best adult only holiday getaway.
The Shore at Katathani in Phuket, Thailand
Thailand’s largest island is known for it’s tranquil corners and heart-pumping shoreline parties. Though there’s a number of child-friendly functions on offer, Phuket caters primarily to the grown-ups. And The Shore at Katathani is no exception. This beachside beauty features onsite gourmet cuisine, hand-crafted cocktails and numerous exciting activities nestled alongside the idyllic Kata Noi beach. This adults only resort treats its guests with yoga classes, sensual massages, beauty treatments and tantalising Serenity Spa treatments. Staying at The Shore at Kathatani on your adults only holiday to Thailand gives you time to appreciate the therapeutic nature in peace.
Little Polynesian Resort in Rarotonga
When most people picture Polynesia, a collection of little islands flourishing with palms, turtles and sparkling shores comes to mind. Paradise, in other words. And that’s exactly what you get at this adults only holiday. Little Polynesian Resort features all the excitement and romance a Pacific getaway promises. And as it’s a resort targeted at the over 16s, this is one of the few places you can go to experience peace in the South Pacific. It might seem a lot to travel to the opposite end of the globe for the sake of serenity, but the diminutive Rarotonga proves itself as an idyllic adults only escape. A holiday here is truly getting away from it all.
It’s innovative, it’s all-suite, it’s All Inclusive and it’s adults only. This Sandals resort on the south coast of Barbados ‘redefines’ All Inclusive luxury. Just picture travelling here with your loved one, where Sandals Royal Barbados treats you with the 15,000 square foot Red Lane® Spa, unique bar and pool designs, breathtaking Caribbean views and more. All the luxurious Sandals accommodations are here that you’d expect, including Skypool suites and Millionaire suites, all of which feature a private Tranquillity Soaking Tub™. As the newest Sandals Resort, this is an adults only experience you can’t miss on your next holiday to Barbados.
Sandals Royal Barbados is set to open its doors on 20 December 2017.