A honeymoon should be the ultimate romantic getaway. You’ve just spent months stressing out over your dream day that has come and gone and now you are ready to unwind in every way possible, and celebrate your love. Much like your wedding day, you’ve dreamt about how your honeymoon will go. Kids at your hotel might shatter those dreams.
Imagine canoodling in the pool with bae only to be interrupted by splashing from nearby kiddos. Or having your romantic dinner ruined by a screaming cherub in the restaurant. Banish these nightmares by staying at an adults-only honeymoon hotel. Adults-only hotels guarantee all the luxurious and romantic accommodations you are searching for in a honeymoon getaway with the added amenity of being kid-free, which hopefully adds to the relaxation aspect of the vacation.
Adults-only hotels are also the perfect solution for a no-kids-allowed wedding. If you are keeping the guest list to 18 and older, a good way to respond to those inevitable questions about exceptions is to blame it on the venue. Your guests will eventually thank you for forcing them to take a much deserved break from parenting duties once they see these resorts.
With no fear of children running around, these hotels do not skimp on luxury. From design to amenities to experiences, they leave little to be desired. Take a dip in a natural seawater swimming pool in the south of France, learn how to surf off the coast of Mauritius, or practice yoga in Taiwan.
Whether you have kids at home you’re running away from, haven’t started a family yet, or don’t want to, a week or two with strictly adult activity—and no bedtimes, prying eyes, or inquiring minds—can’t be beat. Host your destination wedding or your honeymoon at one of these fabulous adults-only hotels.
The Standard Spa, Miami Beach | Miami
The Standard Spa, Miami Beach doesn’t even describe itself as a hotel, but rather a spa with guest rooms, so you know relaxation is right this way. On top of the outdoor soaking tubs, as well as an indoor and outdoor hydrotherapy playground, the spa offers a number of massages, beauty treatments, and wellness services to try throughout your stay. If you are looking for a night on the town to continue your wedding celebration, South Beach is right around the corner. You’ll be happy you left the kids at home.
Kenwood Inn & Spa | Kenwood, California
If you're dreaming of an Italian destination wedding but can’t quite make it there, this Mediterranean-style villa will satisfy your Tuscan craving. Tying the knot at Kenwood Inn & Spa, couples get the countryside setting of Sonoma Valley as their wine country wedding backdrop. The lush property and the incredible views make for a perfect location that seamlessly transitions into a romantic honeymoon spot. While Kenwood isn't technically adults-only, the inn limits the guest rooms—that come with only one king bed—to only two people, and with the property's access to wine tastings, spa treatments, and endless romance, it’s best suited to adults seeking a romantic stay.
Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort | Santa Catarina, Brazil
Ponta dos Ganchos is the place to start your marriage journey even before you tie the knot. The resort boasts plenty of romantic accommodations and amenities, chief among them Yes! island. It’s the place where couples propose, get married, celebrate their honeymoon, renew their vows, and more. The intimate and secluded location makes for an idyllic setting. Away from Yes! island, the rest of the resort boasts beautiful bungalows with private infinity pools, spa bathrooms, and saunas, ensuring all your needs are just a few steps away.
Paradise Cove Boutique Hotel | Anse La Raie, Mauritius
This swoon-worthy hotel was made for two. Around Paradise Cove love nests are set up everywhere you go, and you can book couples massages on the beach and seek out the perfect spot to stargaze at night. If you and your new spouse are looking for more adventure, paddleboarding, kite-surfing lessons, and luxurious yacht cruises are available. The cozy-couple-feel extends to the on-site dining. One of the hotel’s four restaurants, named XO, exclusively offers plush side-by-side seating so you’re never too far from your partner.
Hurawalhi Island Resort | Maldives
It doesn’t get more romantic than the Maldives, and Hurawalhi Island Resort is no exception. Experience adults-only, all-inclusive luxury while floating over the Atoll’s magnificent coral reefs. Choose between pool, ocean, and beach villas, each offering their own unique and luxurious amenities. Outside of the room, adventure awaits. The spa, snorkeling, scuba diving, and more will be enough to keep you active during your stay. Be sure to check out many dining options at the resort, including the underwater restaurant.
Sandals South Coast | Whitehouse, Jamaica
Relaxation is number one on the itinerary at this expansive adults-only all-inclusive on the South Coast of Jamaica. The all-beachfront resort—set on two miles of white-sand beach—also boasts the only over-water bungalows on the island, and they do not disappoint in the romance department. Guests can organize water excursions, or just spend the day relaxing by the pool with a cocktail. If you can splurge for the over-water bungalows, it's all about the luxurious privacy—not to mention jumping into the ocean from your room, or taking an oceanside bath.
Banyan Tree Phuket Spa Sanctuary | Phuket, Thailand
Start your marriage off right with a post-wedding rejuvenation at Banyan Tree Phuket Spa Sanctuary. This wellness resort offers unlimited in-villa massages, healthy dining options, and plenty of wellness activities. Once you are feeling relaxed, guests can shake things up with water sports, golf, and outdoor activities. If you need a little help planning your romantic getaway, Banyan Tree has you covered. The adults-only boutique resort offers plenty of romance options. They can help you plan everything from a proposal, a wedding, a honeymoon, and or even an anniversary celebration.