20 Romantic Adults-only Hotels Around the World
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While family vacations offer their own charm, adults-only resorts give you and your loved ones a chance to unwind in privacy. Many adults-only hotels around the world are set in romantic locations ranging from private farms and islands to grand historic mansions.
Amenities like candlelit dinners, in-room spa treatments, private pools, and prime farm-to-table dining add all the more to the experience, while hotels offering private clubs and mixology lessons provide a vibrant atmosphere for those in search of nightlife.
Below is a selection of 20 adults-only hotels across the globe where guests will find impeccable scenery, an array of charming amenities, and meals that are just as memorable as the accommodations themselves.
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Hotel Wailea — Maui, Hawaii
Those looking to explore a more serene side of Maui's south shore will be right at home at Hotel Wailea. Perched in the hills and stretching across 15 secluded acres, the hotel is made up of 72 luxurious one-bedroom suites that come with prime ocean views, making you feel as though you're in your own private beach house.
The property, which was voted the third best hotel in Hawaii as part of our 2020 World's Best Awards, also hosts a restaurant where you can enjoy local produce and seafood dishes.
Casa Chameleon at Mal Pais — Mal Pais, Costa Rica
Explore impeccable natural scenery at this adults-only hotel, where villas sit perched on a cliff overlooking the ocean. The hotel is located on Mal Pais on Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula, where you'll find one of the world's Blue Zones (areas where people live longer than anywhere else in the world).
Relax in a private villa complete with its own ocean-view pool, or head outside to take part in activities ranging from scuba diving and surfing to ATV tours and canopy tours through the treetops of a farm filled with more than 200 different tree species.
The Lodge at Woodloch — Hawley, Pennsylvania
Located on more than 400 woodland acres in Pennsylvania's Northeast Lake Region in the Pocono Mountains, the Lodge at Woodloch offers a charming environment throughout the seasons for guests age 16 and older. Spring carpets the area in ferns and berries, summer allows for kayaking in the resort's private lake and enjoying intimate garden dinners, fall brings a kaleidoscope of foliage, and winter blankets the forests in snow for a picturesque scene.
Meals are prepared using herbs and produce from the garden, while activities include cooking demonstrations, art classes, and a spa concierge that can build you a customized relaxation itinerary.
Post Ranch Inn — Big Sur, California
At the Post Ranch Inn, one of California's noted natural attractions sits just steps from your door. The hotel, which is located on the cliffs of Big Sur, is made up of a range of guest rooms and private homes that offer views of mountains and the Pacific Ocean.
Guest rooms come without televisions or alarm clocks to let you truly unwind, while activities include yoga, nature hikes, edible garden tours, and whale watching. The hotel's restaurant, Sierra Mar, is known for its extensive wines from the cellar and a daily menu that includes dishes like roasted venison and ribeye.
BodyHoliday — St. Lucia
This all-inclusive resort is focused on fitness and rejuvenation, offering everything from body treatments and sports classes to personal trainers and nutritionists.
The beachfront property is located on a secluded cove at the edge of the Caribbean, with tropical gardens that provide lush views for those looking for an alternative to ocean views. Rooms include a pillow menu and a tea turndown service each night, while diners can choose from five different restaurants. Typically open for those 16 and over, the resort does allow guests 12 and up during Easter, summer, and Christmas breaks.
Ponta dos Ganchos — Santa Catarina, Brazil
This couple's paradise is located on a privately-owned peninsula in Brazil, offering guests dreamy ocean views. Made up of just 25 bungalows, the hotel offers a private escape for those who are 18 and older.
The nearby island provides the ideal backdrop for two, with opportunities ranging from private candlelit dinners to vow renewals. Head to the Especial Esmeralda, the most exclusive bungalow at the resort, and you'll find a sauna with ocean views, a spa with tatamis for massages, and both a private deck and an infinity pool outdoors.
Anantara Medjumbe Island Resort — Medjumbe Island, Mozambique
Nestled on a private island on the Quirimbas Archipelago off of Mozambique's northern coast, this secluded haven offers those who stay on its grounds easy access to premier diving locations. Spend your days exploring undiscovered coral reefs that await you underneath the waters or embark on a whale-watching boat trip before enjoying a picnic on one of the surrounding remote islands.
Pure Salt Port Adriano — Majorca, Spain
Rooms like the swim-up superior room include direct access straight from the room to a private river-shaped pool, while those looking to play golf can brush up on their skills with the property's golf simulator before getting complimentary transport to one of six nearby courses.
Likuliku Lagoon Resort — Fiji
This tropical paradise is ideal for those looking for a romantic getaway, whether it's to celebrate a special occasion or to unwind.
Here, you'll find an array of bures (traditional thatched houses) that sit over the water at the edge of a reef, straight on the beachfront, or in lush gardens and coconut trees. Island hopping and diving offer plenty of excitement, while private dinners and picnics on secluded islands allow for relaxation.
Qualia — Whitsundays, Australia
Made for guests ages 16 and up, Qualia sits at the northernmost tip of Hamilton Island to offer a private retreat surrounded by Australia's Great Barrier Reef. The hotel has 60 pavilions that overlook the water and sit surrounded with lush vegetation, offering mesmerizing views of the Whitsundays Islands.
Spend your days here taking part in private beach excursions with snorkeling and picnic lunches, cruises to Whitehaven Beach and Whitsunday Islands, or rounds of golf at the Hamilton Island Golf Club.
Glenmere Mansion — Hudson Valley, New York
Once home to royals, aristocrats, and noted artists, this grand mansion in the lower Hudson Valley serves as a luxury hotel today with a total of 15 guest rooms. The 150-acre estate is dotted with meadows and formal gardens that guests can admire through private terraces that line most of the rooms.
No two rooms here are the same, though guests will find that many of the accommodations offer spectacular views of the surrounding hills and lake. The mansion is in close proximity to a variety of quaint towns, farmer's markets, and apple and pumpkin picking farms, while the grounds themselves include an outdoor pool, tennis courts, bocce courts, croquet courts, and a spa with a marble bath house.
The House — St. James, Barbados
Stays at this beachfront hotel in St. James come with plenty of complimentary amenities guests can enjoy. These include a champagne breakfast each morning at the hotel's beachfront deck, traditional afternoon tea complete with pastries and finger sandwiches, a jet lag massage upon arrival, and more.
Visitors will also have a 24-hour ambassador on hand to help with whatever they may need during their stay, whether it's booking water activities like snorkeling or bespoke activities like flower arrangement workshops with professional florists.
Twin Farms — Barnard, Vermont
At Twin Farms, you'll have 300 acres of forests, meadows, and ponds all to yourself, with every season bringing in a new array of outdoor activities to enjoy. Springtime brings the opportunity to go hiking, while guests can go swimming and canoeing in Copper Pond in the summer.
Foliage carpets the area in the fall, while ice skating and skiing arrive in the winter. Dining is an affair here, with daily offerings based on the freshest ingredients of the day. Make sure to try the lemon soufflé pancakes stuffed with fresh Vermont strawberries, and enjoy your meals everywhere from the comfort of your room to the top of a ski run thanks to the property's accommodating staff.
Olive Boutique Hotel — San Juan, Puerto Rico
A member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, the Olive Boutique Hotel is located in San Juan, with touches like all-glass showers and private indoor terraces adorned in Spanish tiles and restored woods in rooms that make for a memorable stay. A posh rooftop provides incredible views and cocktails.
Triple Creek Ranch — Darby, Montana
Triple Creek Ranch sits in the Bitterroot Mountain Range in the Montana Rockies, with lush forestation that surrounds you throughout. Luxury ranch accommodations range from private log cabins to ranch homes, with all-inclusive activities like horseback riding, tennis, hiking, and skiing to enjoy.
Komandoo Maldives Island Resort — Maldives
Located in the Lhaviyani Atoll, the Komandoo Maldives Resort offers a romantic paradise with its overwater and beach villas, and amenities that include candlelit beach dinners and flower-adorned hot tubs.
The hotel has sandbanks on each side of its property, so guests will feel as though they have a private beach where they can enjoy the surrounding clear waters all to themselves. As part of the hotel's all-inclusive package, guests can also dine at the 5.8 Undersea Restaurant, located some 19 feet under the water, at the hotel's sister resort of Hurawalhi.
Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel — Ibiza, Spain
If you're looking to enjoy Ibiza's clubbing scene without having to stray too far from your hotel, this is the place for you. The Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel provides a club where guests can hear top DJs perform and a separate tower that offers two outdoor pools with expansive sun beds and a poolside cocktail bar.
Some suites come with fun features like a mix table and sound equipment, while various restaurants offer Mediterranean cuisine, Japanese dishes, and steak selections.
Auberge du Soleil — Napa Valley, California
Whether staying in one of the property's 50 suites or rooms, visitors will be able to gaze at views of Auburge du Soleil's 33-acre olive grove from their private terraces. Dining is still a renowned event here, with dishes paired with local wines to offer an unforgettable meal.
Bucuti and Tara Beach Resort — Eagle Beach, Aruba
The Bucuti and Tara Beach Resort is located in Aruba's Eagle Beach, famous for its powdery white sands and nesting sea turtles. Views of the beach can be enjoyed from one of the many accommodations here, including bungalow suites and penthouses that come with a daybed and reserved access to private cabanas on the beach itself.
Couples can also book sunset or moonlit dinners, while regular activities include outdoor movies played underneath the stars and dips in the hotel's saltwater infinity pool.