There is a clear trend developing within the travel industry: an increasing number of people are wanting a destination where there are no children. No screaming around the pool, no tearing through the restaurant. Adults-only hotels are now more popular than ever!
Most people go on holiday for a rest. They want to relax, reconnect with themselves. An adults-only resort guarantees the peace and quiet that can’t be had at a family resort where families with kids are staying. Hence the increase in demand for adults-only destinations. Where is this new demand coming from? From young couples without children, and older couples who no longer holiday with their brood. But they aren’t the only ones: parents with (young) children looking for a week’s respite are also going adults-only.
If you’ve booked to stay in an adults-only resort, the last thing you’re going to want is crying kids on the plane. In addition to adults-only hotels, a number of airlines are now offering ‘child-free’ zones on their flights. For an additional fee, you’re guaranteed to have no children sitting in the row before and the row behind you. Scoot Airline (Singapore) and Air Asia X are the trendsetters. We anticipate many more airlines to follow suit!
8x adults only
We’ve hand picked the top 9 adults-only destinations for you here.
Shanti Som – Spain
A small-scale and personal resort in Andalucía. All rooms are decorated in line with the principles of feng shui.
Luna y Sol – Spain
Specialising in Ayurveda and renowned for the owners’ personal touch.
Kamalaya – Thailand
Paradise on earth for guests looking for some serious wellness programmes. Detox, de-stress, better sleep… the list is endless.
Landgoed Ardennen- Belgium
A gorgeous hotel with a huge garden. Perfect for midweek or weekend yoga.
Manaltheeram/Somatheeram – India
Situated on one of India’s most beautiful beaches. Highly recommended for an Ayurveda retreat.
Villa Eden – Italy
Work towards a healthier lifestyle surrounded by serenity and luxury. Tip: you can ski here in winter!
Sha Wellness Clinic – Spain
For design lovers! The pool is on the roof. A Jacuzzi in your room can be arranged for.
Parkhotel Igls – Austria
Take a stroll through the herb garden, read a book in the library, sip a drink by the open fire… so peaceful.