Don’t feel guilty – when not in the mood for family fun, hit up one of these four fabulous adults only vacations.
Sometimes a vacation is just what the doctor ordered – and if it’s rest and relaxation you yearn for, maybe it’s best to be around like-minded folk. Read: no kids allowed! Wine country is always an option, but we were thinking somewhere more tropical. Yes, when it’s just not enough to have glorious hotel pools or be one of the best fitness hotels, head south to live it up a little. Here are four of the top spots for a sun-soaked weekend of unwinding, the very best in adults only vacations.
Indulge in the perks of an exclusive, adults-only boutique hotel that feels like your personal beach house. Located on the west coast of Barbados, The House is an intimate, 34-suite hotel boasting 24-7 butlers awaiting your every need. Featuring minimalist design and supremely luxurious touches, The House has stunning ocean views that set the stage for a vacation of pure relaxation and romance. Book the splurge-worthy Romance Getaway Package, which kicks off with champagne and strawberries in your room. Next, enjoy a Royal Bajan Ritual couples spa treatment, followed by a beachside dinner for two. A free room upgrade and late checkout only sweeten the deal.
Enjoy sweeping oceanfront views and a prime Ocean Drive zip code location at Stanton South Beach. Expect a laid back, 1960’s-style South Beach vibe here—a welcome balance to the electricity of other parts of the trendy beach. After you hit the swanky shopping and dining district, relax with a treatment at the on-site spa, or chill on your balcony and watch the sunset. Bonus: the rooms here were recently renovated, and feature large flat screen televisions and electronic guest panels. Light up your Miami nights by booking the over-the-top Millionaire’s Miami package-for-two. With three nights of accommodations, the deal includes plenty of unforgettable wow-factors including a private seaplane rental that will jet you to lunch in the Florida Keys, a bottle of Veuve Clicquot, and jet-ski rentals. For your fancy five-course Millionaire’s Dinner with wine pairings at Red, The Steakhouse, you’ll drive up in an included luxury car: your pick of a Lamborghini or Ferrari.
Aruba Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, Aruba (pictured above)
If in need of a more boutique hotel experience—sans kids—check into Aruba Marriott Resort’s 18-and-over Tradewinds Club. Located on the tropical Palm Beach paradise, it’s an exclusive, private hotel-within-a-hotel of 49 rooms perched on the top floor. Among other upscale amenities, enjoy complimentary gourmet food and beverage offerings, H2Oasis pool, reserved beach seating, personal concierge, and exclusive lounge access. Breeze into summer fun with the Seaside & Sundown Package, where you’ll stay in an adults-only Tradewinds Club Ocean View room and pre-game with champagne before hitting the pool. Enjoy a private pool cabana at H2Oasis before a sunset catamaran sail from De Palm Tours. End the splashy day with a three-course dinner at the resort’s Simply Fish restaurant.
San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, Puerto Rico
Bask in four-diamond luxury at San Juan Marriott Resort & Stellaris Casino, situated in the trendy Condado neighborhood. The prime location makes it easy to explore the city any time of day, as it’s just steps away from upscale restaurants, bars, boutiques and adventurous attractions. During the day, hit the swim-up pool bar and waterslide, or surf at Condado Beach. Want to dance the night away? The hotel’s Red Coral Lounge features live salsa music. Check some San Juan staples off your bucket list with the Forts and Rum Package. Get a taste of vibrant local culture with the inclusive, exploratory city tour (think ancient fortresses) and enjoy fine rum with a visit to the Bacardi Distillery. The package also includes deluxe accommodations and breakfast for two at La Vista Latin Grill.