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.
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Where are the best adults-only hotels?
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.
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.
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.
Turkey is a popular destination for families, making an adults-only hotel a worthwhile consideration when planning your trip. Start in Istanbul, where you’ll have your pick of the cities best bars and restaurants, before heading to one of the coastal towns to enjoy some time in the sun with your partner, friends, or solo.
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.