Whether you’re planning a romantic trip for two, a girlie weekend away, or flying solo for some much needed seclusion, adults-only hotels are all about privacy in a picture-perfect setting. Leave the little ones behind for some loved-up luxury and moments of ‘me time’ at these heavenly hideaways, which boast the added amenity of being child-free. Simply take your pick from the age-restricted properties below and get ready for uninterrupted relaxation.
The dusky pink hues of this wonderfully secluded former military fortress’ walls perfectly set the scene for a romantic escape, from strolls over the drawbridge at dusk to a candle-lit dinner in the palm-filled terrace overlooking the Bay of Palma. Fall asleep to the sound of the sea in the Sentinels Suite at Cap Rocat, complete with a private infinity pool cut into the cliff. The golden light-flooded rooms are furnished with soft colors and natural fabrics, for a serene start and enchanting end to the day, spent relaxing in the naturally lit underground hammam or enjoying the private rock cliff beach with direct access to the sea, jetty and salt water pool or onboard the hotel’s private yacht.
Wake to the sounds of the rainforest at Hotel Three Sixty, a cluster of light and airy luxury villas set high above the misty canopy with mesmerising views. Throw open your floor-to-ceiling terrace doors to let the natural light and wildlife calls in, and step straight out onto your terrace to take in the mist-shrouded hills to one side, and endless seas to the other. Outdoor adventures await at every turn, from the surrounding scenic nature trails to horseback tours, surfing sessions, and waterfall picnics. Return to the hotel’s 360 Bar and KuaKua Restaurant, where 60-mile views mean dinner and drinks are served in a truly swoon-worthy setting.
Housed within a crisp white, classically Cycladic building, Bohème boasts just 20 incredibly chic suites set a stone’s throw from the iconic Mykonian windmills. The laid-back ‘boho’ style of the interiors incorporates statement retro lighting, funky 50s-style Acapulco chairs and large, round standing fans that are a reflection the island’s famous windmills. Guests are welcomed into a world of understated luxury with a glass of fragrant lemonade, homemade from fruit grown in the hotel’s walled herb garden and citrus grove. Laze the day away on beanbag armchairs and colourful scatter cushions beside the hilltop pool, or seek shade beneath the bamboo gazebos with an island cocktail in hand.
A former fish hatchery turned boutique hotel, La Peschiera is an exclusive slice of paradise on Puglia’s soul-stirring shores. Natural stone walls, thatched canopies and crisp, white interiors give this thalassic refuge a cool, calm look. But the oceanic backdrop takes the starring role – gaze at the Adriatic from your terrace, dip your toes in the water at the hotel’s private beach, or swim in one of the seven pools which seem to melt into the waves beyond. When it’s time to eat, La Peschiera’s Saleblu restaurant serves fresh seafood on a lantern-lit terrace right beside the water. And if you’d like to make your Apulian plate all the more authentic, you can catch your own octopus along the rocky shore and cook alongside the hotel’s chef.
As its name suggests, Mi Amor speaks the language of love. Nestled on a small rocky outcrop where the sea kisses the Tulum shoreline, couples seeking a more intimate escape can enjoy plenty of privacy in the clifftop cabanas – a soul-stirring setting for a sundowner or two. Breaking waves and reflection pools set the stage for Mediterranean-meets-Mexican cuisine at the hotel’s waterfront restaurant, while private tables for two can be arranged on the rocks if you’re planning to surprise a special someone. Spend a sensual afternoon in the spa with a deeply cleansing cacao wrap, or a luxurious bath filled with orange blossoms and vanilla, before taking a midnight swim beneath the stars in the infinity pool, complete with waterfall feature.
A converted 17th century mansion in sleepy Santanyí, one of Mallorca’s least-discovered areas, Can Ferrereta reimagines rustic minimalism for the modern Mediterranean traveller. Exposed beams and stone walls are a nod to its rural roots, while sleek four-poster beds are juxtaposed with furnishings in calming shades. Time seems to move slowly here – saunter down to the sun loungers lining the landscaped pool, salute the sun in a morning yoga class, and surrender yourself to total bliss during a salt-and-seaweed wrap in the Sa Calma spa. Should you find the strength to tear yourself away from this countrified oasis, the town’s twice-weekly markets are brimming with island specialities, and the nearby salt-flats of Es Trenc are an all-white wonderland dotted with pink lagoons and lunar slopes.
A luxury escape at this tranquil hideaway is filled with romantic moments, from wandering the tropical gardens with waterside love nests made for two, to enjoying a couples massage beside the lagoon. The serenely styled set of Junior Suites and Prestige Junior Suites at Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel are light and airy, with rattan furniture, exotic wallpaper, and dreamy four-poster beds. Be sure to reserve a table at one of the four sleek restaurants, before seeking out a secluded spot to stargaze the night away. There’s even a resident astronomer to guide guests in weekly star-spotting sessions each Monday evening on The Peninsula, where you can sink into beanbags with a cocktail in hand, surrounded by glowing lanterns.
Named after the ethereal white rock formations on the resort’s privately owned waterfront nature preserve, White Coast Pool Suites is an adults-only boutique hotel with individual infinity pools overlooking the Aegean Sea. The recently-opened hotel champions cubist, minimalist design where whitewashed walls melt into moonlike surroundings. Every single suite at this remote retreat comes with its own pool, overlooking ruggedly idyllic scenery. Sip on freshly squeezed fruit smoothies which are delivered straight to your sun lounger, before heading out to explore the other-worldly beaches and quaint fishing villages on your doorstep.
Tucked into the tree-tops among towering pines, the green o is a sophisticated woodland hideaway, set in the remote town of Greenough, Montana. This Big Sky Country retreat within the 37,000-acre Paws Up Ranch promises back-to-nature accommodation with all the creature comforts of a luxury hotel – think crackling fireplaces, rooftop decks, and ultra-modern eco kitchens. Each of the four modern ‘Haus’ designs brings the outside in, from the nature-inspired Tree Haus which floats 15 feet above the ground, to the Light Haus which allows the sun, moon and stars to filter through its glass-encased lounge. When you’re not soaking up the solitude from your hot tub, it’s time to saddle up for adventure around the ranch – whether it’s horseback cattle driving, cross-country skiing, or a guided canoe trip down the Clearwater River, the options for re-connecting with the outdoors are endless here.