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The best adults-only holidays and hotels

Looking for the ultimate holiday where you can unwind and relax - but with no kids around? An adults-only holiday or hotel is exactly what you're looking for. This type of trip is ideal for couples who don't have kids or for those who do but want some time to relax or reconnect with their partner.

And when it comes to finding your destination, you'll be spoiled for choice, as adults-only accommodation can be found all over the world. From the beaches of Greece to the resorts of the Caribbean, there are so many fantastic adults-only holiday deals to choose from.

An adults-only holiday is so much more than a romantic getaway for two, as each adults-only hotel has their own unique offering in terms of activities and local attractions. Discover the best destinations for an adults-only holiday below.

What is an adults-only holiday or hotel?

Adults-only holidays or hotels, as the name suggests, are ones that have a minimum age limit, usually not allowing anyone under the age of 16 or 18.

There are plenty of reasons why you might want to book an adults-only hotel or holiday: you'd like to relax and destress in a peaceful environment, for one, or you're simply looking forward to some guaranteed quiet. Just know that an adults-only hotel isn’t off-limits to people with children - far from it. Instead, it can be a welcome opportunity to take a trip without the kids and spend some quality time with your partner - or even on your own

But if it's not only peace and quiet you're after, rest assured that many adults-only hotels and resorts offer a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities as well as entertainment, including themed nights. These events are the perfect way to meet fellow guests and let your hair down.

What are the best adults-only holiday destinations?

1. United Kingdom

Stay close to home with an adults-only holiday in the United Kingdom. Choose from an intimate glamping getaway for two, cosy bed-and-breakfasts in the countryside or high-end hotels in your favourite UK cities. These types of adults-only trips are great for peope with children who want some time away, but don’t want to deal with the hassle of plane travel.

For most parents, an escape from cooking duties feels like the ultimate reward. Treat yourselves to a day or two of fine dining and wine at an adults-only holiday destination. One such place is Russell’s of Broadway. This intriguing 'restaurant with rooms' is known for its award-winning cuisine and luxury. Full of rustic charm with a modern twist, this hotel offers sumptuous suites that provide a perfect escape in the charming Cotswolds village of Broadway.

Adults-only holidays also happen to be a great way to spend time with a group of friends. The Crazy Bear Stadhampton in Oxfordshire is a unique and spectacular hotel that offers a captivating experience for all adults. Only a short drive from Oxford, this hotel complements its elegant and luxurious suites with plenty of activities such as spa treatments, fly fishing and archery.

For more amazing adults-only destinations in the UK, take a look at the Enchanted Faraway Tree in the Blean Woodlands of Kent, which is inspired by Enid Blyton’s endearing classic. Alternatively, swap busy city life for a luxurious hut vacation at StarBed Hideaways in Devon. The huts come equipped with glass ceilings to watch the stars and bring you a little closer to nature.

2. Spain

Book an adults-only trip to Spain and enjoy some of the best Spanish coastline without any interruptions from your little ones. Relax at a spa hotel, enjoy cocktails under the setting sun or and lay out on the beach with just the sound of the waves to lull you into a well-deserved siesta.

Unwind at the El Oceano Beach Hotel, conveniently located not too far from Malaga. This hotel offers a delightful combination of beachfront accommodation and a tropical garden, as well as other facilities including:

  • Martini cocktail bar and pool bar

  • A sundeck lined with comfy sunbeds

  • A beauty salon for some extra pampering

  • A restaurant right by the sea with live music

3. Greece

Greece is the ideal destination for a romantic, adults-only holiday. Take some time away from the kids and indulge in a trip for you and your partner to relax together and reconnect. Greece is full of beautiful views, cosy restaurants and bars, stunning hotels and bed-and-breakfasts and beaches made for strolling. Whether you want a peaceful home base for getting out and exploring on your own or a kitted-out resort that has everything you need for 24-hour relaxation, Greece has plenty of options when it comes to adults-only accommodation.

The Royal Blue Resort, located on the gorgeous island of Crete, is a popular option. Let’s start with the fact that this resort has 38 pools. While the hotel offers family rooms, many areas and pools are adults-only, which means that you can find tranquil spots just about everywhere. And, with five-stars to its name, the Royal Blue Resort will provide everything you need to fully unwind while also making the most of your surroundings. You can expect all the bells and whistles, including yachting, diving, spa treatments and excellent food and drink options.

4. Mexico

A trip to Mexico requires a bit more travel than some of our other adults-only destinations, but that’s all the more reason to make it a holiday that’s just for you. With its warm sandy beaches, incredible cuisine, beautiful ancient ruins and exciting nightlife, Mexico is the perfect place to indulge (without breaking the bank). Travelling without kids gives you the flexibility you need to make the most of this multi-faceted destination.

For an all-inclusive trip that will provide you with an unforgettable adults-only holiday, check out the Excellence Playa Mujeres located north of Cancun. This resort comes with a wide selection of restaurants, 11 bars and several spas; you'll also be able to participate in activities such as bike tours, diving and beach volleyball.

Alternatively, visit UNICO 20˚87˚ Riviera Maya and experience a tantalising mix of luxury and culture. Some rooms come with a private swimming pool or hot tub, while all guests can take a trip to the cigar bar, enjoy various live music acts or relax with indulgent spa treatments.