No doubt your idea of a holiday is peace and quiet … Oh and eating a lot of food. So we can only imagine the disappointment when you check in and notice screaming kids running around unsupervised or a little boy spraying you from the pool following an attempted cannonball.
But it doesn’t need to be that way.
Adult only resorts exist and they offer the perfect opportunity to leave the kicking and screaming behind.
Adult only resorts aren’t a new concept. With options all around both Australia and the world, it’s obvious there is a strong demand for kid free holidays. In the country, there are plenty of adult only hotels to pick from, ranging from the outback to both our nation’s seaboards. As you can imagine, with relaxation the number one priority, spa retreats are the most popular option.
However, kid free escapes aren’t limited to parents leaving behind their kids. Trips fuelled by alcohol are also sought-after, and that requires an off-limit sign for little ones.
So if you’re looking for a getaway, here are our top 5 resorts that should be on your radar.
- 187 Merrijig
Situated north-east of Melbourne, 187 Merrijig sits on a 100-acre property, looking over the Delatite River Valley.
The resort offers two private suites, with access to heated, outdoor pools. The picturesque landscape is perfect for a romantic getaway. And the room even comes with Netflix, so there’ll be plenty of opportunities to get nice and cosy.
- Kudos Villas
Located just outside of Ballarat in Victoria, Kudos Villas provides the perfect luxury spa escape. The self-contained accomodation is limited so privacy won't be an issue all while relaxing among the wildlife. Each villa offers a different theme, reflective of the incredible scenery. If you're after a couples retreat, there's a three bedder that includes plenty of outdoor space.
3. Otway Escapes Luxury Spa Cottage
Otway Escapes Luxury Spa Cottage is the complete package: spa room, fitness facilities and a sauna. Cottages have all the crucial necessities that will help nail your relaxing retreat. With panoramic views overlooking the Great Otway National Park, it's the ideal romantic getaway.
4. Qualia Great Barrier Reef
If you're after a beach escape rather than a country getaway, the Qualia resort needs to be on your list. Located on Hamilton Island, the stunning hotel rooms overlook the idyllic waters of The Whitsundays. With warm weather all-year-round, there's never a bad time to head up north.
5. Shantara Resort
Another location residing in tropical North Queensland, The Shantara Resort Port Douglas provides the opportunity to soak in the sun while sitting just a stones-throw away from iconic attractions such as the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest. With several swimming venues located throughout the hotel, you won't need to worry about overcrowding.