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What is an adults-only hotel?

Adults-only hotels, as the name suggests, do not allow anyone under the age of 16 or 18 years. There are plenty of reasons why you might want to stay at an adults-only hotel: you prefer to relax in a peaceful nature environment, you’re trying to de-stress, or you just want some guaranteed quiet. An adults-only hotel isn’t off-limits to parents with children—far from it. It can be a welcome opportunity to take a trip without the kids and spend quality time with your partner, or take a holiday that’s just for you. 

Of course, adults-only hotels shouldn’t be seen as discriminating against children and families. These accommodations are there to satisfy a need for rest and relaxation, a desire to get into a certain headspace, or a wish for togetherness with a partner, all of which may not be possible to the same extent with children in tow.

And if you really want to crank up the adult theme, check out our guide to sex hotels and holidays.

Where are the best adults-only hotels?

1. United Kingdom

Stay close to home with an adults-only holiday in the United Kingdom. Choose from an intimate glamping getaway for two, cozy bed-and-breakfasts in the countryside, or high-end hotels in your favourite UK cities. These types of adults-only trips are great for parents with children who want some time away, but don’t want to travel too far. It’s also great for those looking to plan a romantic trip without the hassle of plane travel.

An escape from cooking duties is a reward for most parents. Take a break and treat yourself to a day or two of fine dining and wine at an adults-only holiday destination. In the Cotswolds, you will discover Russell’s of Broadway. This intriguing “restaurant with rooms” is known for its award-winning cuisine that will ensure you are rewarded for your hard work with a luxurious break. Full of rustic charm with a modern twist, Russell’s of Broadway offers sumptuous suites that provide the perfect escape in the picture-postcard village of Broadway.

Adults-only holidays are a perfect way for you to spend time away not only as a couple but as 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 the city of Oxford, this hotel complements its elegant and luxurious suites with plenty of activities to offer including, spa treatments, fly fishing and archery.

For more amazing destinations, take a look at the Enchanted Faraway Tree in the Blean Woodlands of Kent which is inspired by Enid Blyton’s endearing classic. Release your inner-child during a magical weekend away. Alternatively, trade-in the city life for a luxurious hut vacation at Shepherds Hideaways in Devon. The huts come equipped with glass ceilings to watch the stars and bring you that bit closer to nature.

Adult only activities in and around Broadway include:

  • fine dining at Russell's of Broadway restaurant

  • walking in Broadway Tower Country Park

  • visiting the Gordon Russell Design Museum

  • strolling through Snowshill Manor and Gardens

  • exploring Sudeley Castle

2. Spain

Book an adults-only trip to Spain and enjoy some of the best Spanish coastline without the interruption of little ones. Relax at a spa hotel, enjoy cocktails under the setting sun, 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 next to the Mediterranean coast in Malaga. This hotel offers a delightful combination of beach-front accommodation and a tropical garden as well as other facilities such as:

  • Martini cocktail bar and a pool bar

  • A sundeck lined with comfy sunbeds

  • Beauty salon for pampering yourself

  • A restaurant right by the sea with live music

3. Greece

Greece is the ideal destination for a romantic 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, cozy restaurants and bars, gorgeous hotels and bed-and-breakfasts, and beaches made for strolling. Whether you want a peaceful home base for exploring on your own or a kitted-out resort for 24-hour relaxation, Greece has plenty of options.

One of the popular options is the Royal Blue Resort. Let’s start with the fact that this resort. located on the island of Crete, has 38 pools. With five-stars to its name, the Royal Blue is a perfect destination designed to help you completely relax by providing you with everything you need including:

  • Mountain biking

  • Yachting

  • Diving

  • Bars and restaurants

  • Spa treatments

4. Mexico

A trip to Mexico requires a bit more travel than our other top adults-only choices, 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). Traveling 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 wide selection of restaurants, 11 bars and several spa centres and you can participate in activities such as bike tours, diving and beach volleyball.

Or visit UNICO 20˚87˚ Riviera Maya and experience the mix of luxury and culture. Some of the rooms come with a private swimming pool or hot tub and the resort allows you to be sophisticated at their cigar bar, enjoy various live music acts or relax with spa treatments.