Adult only holidays are not always about avoiding children but simply a sanctuary away from noise and haste.
Just picture it… gazing over the edge of an infinity pool on to the horizon. No dive bombing, no noise, just you and your own little corner of the world. How does a mojito at sunset sound? Yoga at sunrise? Clinking that extra helping of wine over a candlelit dinner. Don’t feel guilty, you deserve it!
From the moment you set foot out the door till the minute you arrive home the entire time is yours. Whether you have children or not an adult only holiday is exactly what everyone needs!
Here are 5 reasons why your next holiday should be adult only…
1) Time to Read that Book
Firmly plonk you and your kindle on the sun beds you don’t have to fight for and let the day be all yours. Immerse yourself in Victoria Hislops ‘The Island’, then gaze upon the island for yourself from the romantic hotels in Agios Nikolaos. Turn the pages of Alex Garlands ‘The Beach’ with sand in between your toes. Get lost in the pages of all the books you’ve been meaning to read and furiously complete the Sudoku book you snapped up in the airport.
Domes Noruz Chania, Adult only hotel Crete
2) Guaranteed Tranquility & Absense of Stress
Listen to the peace and quiet. The beauty of adult only holidays is the hotels have adults in mind, they specialise in it. Meaning your experience is even more specific to your desires. You have the space and freedom to do what you want. Maybe spend the day rejuvenating in the spa or perched by the pool being served cocktails on trendy Balinese beds.
An adult only holiday also means you don’t need to worry about peak times and school holidays, meaning better offers and quieter resorts.
Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel, Amalfi coast
3) Dance the Night Away
After a tough day relaxing by the pool it’s time to get on your best dress and head in to town. This is the time for adults to run free and live a little. Try your luck in a casino and don’t say no to a dance in the local tavern. Indulge in superb local restaurants and don’t worry about the queue of fussy eaters. A lot of adult only hotels are blessed with sophisticated bars and music in the evenings, no kid’s animation here…
Menorca Harbour at night
4) Adult only Holiday Excursions
An adult only holiday is not just about what’s in the hotel but also what you can do whilst you’re there. For those with children, the importance of keeping them entertained and finding activities that suit them is an all too familiar concept. But on an adult only holiday you can do what you want. That could be wine tasting in the Tuscany hills or a session of Pilates before lunch. Go all out with speedy jet skis and all the crazy sports you’re too scared to let the kids do. This is the chance to explore new places off the beaten track perhaps hiking around Lakes & Mountains.
Cycling in South Tyrol
5) Delightful Dining
Dining has the opportunity to be a much more sophisticated affair. As these hotels are adult focused, cuisine is generally higher quality. Where sections of restaurants are usually separated for easy kids food this can be set aside for specialist food and local cuisine. Not only that, the service levels tend to be more exclusive. This extends to eating out too; no need to stick to restaurants with recognisable food names and space for high chairs. Dine alfresco on a small table for two whilst overlooking beautiful views, be it Venice lagoon or the Caldera of Santorini.
Adult only hotels can be your own personal hideaway within a popular resort; as you don’t need to worry about school holidays there are deals to be had. Most adult only hotels will only accept guests over the age of 16, but this can vary. You can find adult only holidays in a wide range of places. Popular destinations include Santorini, Italy, and Madeira.
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