10 of the Best Adult Only Hotels
Family holidays are brilliant fun, but if you’ve not got the kids in tow, or are a couple looking for a romantic break, then our top 10 adult-only hotels will fit the bill perfectly.
Swap splash-tastic pools for tranquil spas, fine dining, cocktail lounges and swim-up bars. With adult only hotels in Mexico and the Dominican Republic surging in popularity you can always grab a cracking deal if you know where and when to book. We've rounded up some top resorts where luxury touches come as standard, but without that hefty price tag. And then we've got a few hotels for those special couples holidays and luxury breaks - where infinity pools, honeymoon suites and world-famous spas come as standard. So if you're lucky enough to be leaving your little darlings with grandma and grandpa this year, check out our top ten adult only hotels for couples holidays that offer rest, relaxation and romance.
1. MYSTIQUE HOTEL
Santorini, Greece: For those looking for picture-perfect views, pretty clifftop towns and incredible food, Greece holidays offer it all. Add to this the plethora of incredible hotels and resorts on every island and you are quite literally spoilt for choice. Perched on Oia’s famous cliffs with breathtaking views overlooking the volcano and caldera, Mystique has romance written all over it. Santorini is most famous for its sunsets and you’ll have a front row seat when you choose to stay at Mystique. Guests will love the gorgeous, airy rooms designed to reflect the beautiful natural surroundings, the infinity pool that seems to drop off the cliff’s edge and the 150-year-old secret wine cave where you can dine long after dark. This relaxing retreat is perfect for couples looking for romance and relaxation, so whisk your loved one away to this secret gem today.
Once you've experienced the beauty of Santorini, we've got plenty more Mediterranean hot spots for you to meander.
2. VILA GALE PRAIA
Albufeira, Portugal: This gorgeous 4* boutique hotel in the Praia da Gale area of Albufeira has luxuriously furnished suites, intimate surroundings and personalised service to ensure that guests experience ultimate rest and relaxation. When you’re not lounging by the swimming pool, pampering in the health spa or indulging in the hotel’s fine dining facilities, there’s a quiet stretch of beach just minutes away that’s perfect for strolling down. The Algarve is renowned for its sweeping sands and sophisticated towns, so if you can drag yourself away from the hotel take time to explore Vilamoura’s glitzy marina and Albufeira’s enchanting old town.
Want to woo your loved one with a romantic city or beach break? Our top 10 romantic getaways in Europe are sure to satisfy!
3. THE ISLAND HOTEL
Gouves, Crete: The sophisticated side of Crete has been attracting travellers looking for great-value luxury and boutique hotels for a while now and it also boasts a few celebrity visitors, too. Stay ahead of the crowds and jet away to this gorgeous island. With a colour scheme of whites and creams alongside polished wooden floors, you’ll feel like you’re staying in a sophisticated show home. You can swim with a sea view, work up a sweat in the gym - or why not team up for a game of doubles on the tennis courts? Indulge in an alfresco dinner at the traditionally Greek Tavern restaurant where a five course feast is on the menu - with all your daytime activity, you’ve certainly earned it! Wherever you decide to stay, our gorgeous Greece holidays are sure to make your getaway special!
4. OCEAN MAYA ROYALE, MEXICO
Playa del Carmen, Mexico: Located on the seafront of Riviera Maya, the Ocean Maya Royale is perfect for couples looking for a romantic getaway. The hotel offers exclusive rooms that boast spectacular sea views and a fantastic range of themed restaurant and bars, serving up delicious dishes. Prepare to be pampered at the Despacio Spa Centre where you can indulge in a variety of beauty treatments for ultimate relaxation. Once you’ve spent the afternoon soaking on sun-kissed sands, head into lively Playa del Carmen for an evening of entertainment!
5. SECRETS ST JAMES
Montego Bay, Jamaica: If you’ve got the luxury of a child-free holiday, do it in real style at a Secrets resort. Renowned for being one of the most romantic and relaxing escapes around, St James at Montego Bay makes no secret of what it has to offer. Prepare to be pampered in a world-class spa, indulge in nine amazing gourmet restaurants, sing along to live entertainment and stay occupied with activities including tennis, yoga and snorkelling. Whether you choose to sink your toes into the nearby white sand beach or hole up in your sumtuous suite during your Jamaica holidays, heaven really is a place on earth at Secrets!
6. BLUEBAY VILLAS DORADAS
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic: You’ll have absolutely nothing to be blue about at the Bluebay Villas Doradas, our adult only, all-inclusive holidays in Dominican Republic! Bag a bed on the soft sands of the Playa Dorada and give windsurfing a go, or just chill around one of the three pools before heading to a cool cocktail making class. The hotel also runs classes in the Dominican’s famous merengue style of dancing, so after dining in one of the three a la carte restaurants, you can hit the nearby clubs of Puerto Plata with your dance moves locked down!
7. SERVATUR CASABLANCA HOTEL
Puerto Rico, Gran Canaria: This funky, modern hotel boasts a smart grown-up style and a brilliant setting on the resort’s volcanic hillside overlooking the sea. When you’re not enjoying the pool, sun terrace or spa, head into town to hit the shopping centres and stores (you’ve got over 100 to choose from!). You're sure to pick up something new to wear for when you’re dancing the night away in the bars and clubs later. Or choose to indulge in dinner and drinks at the hotel's poolside bar. Check out our 4 star hotels in Gran Canaria for more stylish stays.
8. FERGUS BARRACUDA
Magaluf, Majorca: If it’s a party holiday you’re after, you can’t go wrong with the nightlife capital of the Balearics – and the FERGUS Barracuda hotel is probably the most party-hard in the resort! The décor here is young and funky and you can even book special Fun4U themed rooms if standard accommodation just isn’t your style. Best of all you’ve got Magaluf nightclub giant BCM throwing pool parties and offering cheaper tickets to the BCM square and club sessions, which are right next door within easy staggering distance – even in heels! So if you want to make your Majorca holidays ones to remember, you know where to stay! Whether you're looking for all inclusive cheap holidays in Majorca or more sophisticated stays in all inclusive luxury resorts on the island, this Balearic stunner wins us over with its beaches, bars and bags of fun!
9. BODRUM BAY RESORT
Bodrum, Turkey: Prepare for beachfront bliss at the Bodrum Bay Resort, with no boisterous kids to spoil the peaceful bay location! There are so many brilliant sea views from this hotel that you won’t know where to look first. Feast your eyes on spectacular sights from the glittering pool, pretty roof terrace, stylish suites and lively bar, or for the best seats in the house, bag yourself one of the front row sun loungers overlooking the bay. The luxurious spa will keep you occupied when you're not soaking up the sun, with a traditional Turkish bath, sauna, massage and fitness room. Take a look at our Turkey holidays today and treat yourself to a trip you'll remember.
10. LANCASTER HOTEL
Playa de Palma, Majorca: Looking for a beach break on a budget with not a single bucket and spade in sight? The adults only Smartline Lancaster on Majorca’s Playa de Palma stretch of sands is a gorgeous, good value choice. This high-end hotel is just steps from S’Arenal Beach, but when you're not sizzling on the sands you’ve got a decent sized swimming pool and a mini golf course to keep you entertained. You’re also just 10km from the island’s capital, Palma City, if you fancy soaking up a spot of culture in the Spanish sunshine. For those who facny jetting away to Majorca's top beaches but have a bit more to splurge in the sun, why not try these luxury hotels in Majorca for the perfect adult getaway.