The Best Places for a Luxury, Adult-Only Holiday Without the Kids

Whether you’re a proud parent or not, sometimes it’s nice to get a break from kids on holiday. Sure, they can add a huge dimension of fun and adventure to your luxury holiday, but when it comes to relaxing, even the hottest new tablet game isn’t going to keep them busy enough to ensure you can really chill out.

So you’ve sorted out the babysitter or planned to pack them off to stay with Nan; now what? It’s time to find the luxury adult-only holiday for you! If you’re looking for destinations for the dream holiday without kids, there’s a whole host to pick from. Let’s take a look at some of the very best…


Blue Diamond Riviera Maya – A Magical, Mexican Adults-Only Hotel

The Blue Diamond Riviera Maya is a five-star BlueBay hotel that offers a hugely luxurious experience, and guess what? As it’s one of our adultonly hotels, you don’t have to waste that luxury on kids! (You know they wouldn’t appreciate it anyway, right?).


Located in the stunning environs of Mexican coastal resort town Playa del Carmen, the Blue Diamond Riviera Maya is the perfect place to stay if you want luxury, a relaxing beach by the shimmering blue sea and a dash of adventure. For those wanting to take in some of the best vistas in Mexico, it’s just a short trip to the archaeological eco-park, Xcaret, one of the most-visited tourist attractions in the area. And for those wanting a romantic escape in the sun, this adults-only hotel is perfect for catching some rays, if the fancy takes you, even a swim with turtles!

There’s no denying that, with white sands below, blue sky above and incredible service, at the Blue Diamond Riviera Maya, you’ll have a quiet, no-kids holiday that you’ll remember and cherish for a lifetime (until next time, of course).


BlueBay Villas Doradas – A Romantic Getaway in the Dominican Republic

This all-inclusive, adults-only hotel resort is the perfect place for couples, whether they’re getting away from the kids or enjoying time together before making that big step. The large, quiet, beautifully decorated guest rooms offer a tranquil escape in a tropical, yet not uncomfortable, environment.


If you’re planning an adults-only holiday and prefer new experiences to sun-lounging, the BlueBay Villas Doradas offers a range of leisure activities. Learn how to make sushi and cocktails (not at the same time!), put on your dancing shoes at bachata and merengue classes and get active playing tennis and enjoying watersports like sailing, diving and canoeing.

On the other hand, if it’s a romantic getaway with few distractions and the opportunity to bask in the tropical climate you want, then look no further than the private beach on the sandy Playa Dorada, next to crystal clear waters.


Perfect Places for Luxurious, No-Kids Holidays

If you don’t mind a few kids around when you’re enjoying an adultsonly holiday without your own, there are plenty of luxurious locations to escape to that cater to your needs.



Playa del Carmen, Mexico

This incredibly popular tourist resort offers a whole host of adventurous and romantic activities to enjoy while on your adult-only holiday. From the Mayan ruins of Tulum and the magical coral reefs of Cozumel to the Mayakoba El Camaleón Golf Club and diving hotspot Xelha, there is something here for everyone. Plus, the five-star BlueBay Grand Esmeralda is perfectly placed to allow you a relaxing breather from all the adventure.




Looking for a no-kids holiday a little closer to home? Then look no further than Luxembourg. Known in much of Europe as the ‘Gibraltar of the North’, this wealthy city not only operates as an important financial and administrative centre, but it’s also an ideal place to enjoy outdoor activities like cycling, golfing and tennis. The teeming nightlife is perfect for anyone looking to enjoy an evening out, too, as Luxembourg plays host to outdoor concerts, sophisticated cafes, bustling bars and gourmet restaurants. Le Royal Luxembourg Hotel by BlueBay is your ideal base for a fun-filled and cultural adults-only holiday in Luxembourg.



Tangier, Morocco

Morocco has long been known as an exotic haven for a romantic getaway. With its rich history and warm, dry and mild climate, it’s the ideal destination if you’re looking for a sun-drenched trip with the opportunity to explore an entirely new culture, free of the worry of looking after your children. Visit the Museum of Moroccan Arts, a former palace of the Sultan, to enjoy exceptional collections of ancient pottery and crafts, all below the impressive wooden ceilings painted with Arabic motifs. Be sure to stay in the uber-luxurious, five-star Le Royal El Minzah Hotel by BlueBay or Grand Hotel Villa de France by BlueBay for a truly memorable experience complete with incredible service.


Hammamet, Tunisia

Let’s face it: when you’re used to spending your time wrangling your children and balancing home and work life, sometimes you just want to hit the beach and relax. Enter the Yasmine-Hammamet beach, one of the most exclusive in the country. Its fine sand and warm, clear waters are surrounded by luxury hotels like Le Royal Hammamet Hotel by BlueBay and beautiful jasmine gardens. Picture yourself, hand-inhand with your partner, strolling beneath the warm midday sun on this exceptional beach and you’ll wonder why you never visited before.


Whichever of these adults-only hotels or destinations you decide on, you’re guaranteed to have an enjoyable and truly memorable experience you’ll want to share with your kids and friends when you return.

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