Anyone who’s ever been on holiday with kids knows that it’s not always the most relaxing of experiences. So, for a truly restful break with guaranteed poolside peace and quiet, an adults-only hotel is the way to go. Here’s a selection of the best child-free places to stay around the Balearic Islands.
Hotel Can Simoneta
Perched atop cliffs and surrounded by beautifully manicured gardens, the five-star Hotel Can Simoneta boasts hands-down one of the best settings on Mallorca. And while the grounds are extensive, this boutique-size hotel has just has 28 rooms, spread between three superbly restored historic stone buildings. The blissfully kid-free environment also features two swimming pools, one with fabulous sea-view panoramas. Dining too is outstanding, and the restaurant’s alfresco terrace makes for the perfect place to enjoy a bite accompanied by some swoon-worthy sunsets.
Ca Na Xica
Surrounded by sun-soaked fields, ancient olive trees and pine forests in the centre of the island, Ca Na Xica boasts one of Ibiza’s more bucolic and secluded settings. Minimalist Balearic chic meets rustic charming in this adults-only boutique retreat, which offers such luxury features as a gorgeous chlorine-free swimming pool, an inside-outside spa and even a small artificial beach. Nature lovers will particularly love the 14 premium suites, whitewashed cubes that imitate a small Ibiza town, with open terraces with daybeds to take full advantage of the gorgeous surroundings and perhaps some stargazing with your loved one.
Hotel Astoria Playa
Voted Mallorca’s number one adults-only hotel by TripAdvisor users, Hotel Astoria Playa is certainly an outstanding place to get away from the little ones. There are two fabulous swimming pools and several jacuzzis for couples to luxuriate in, while whirlpool tubs for two can also be enjoyed from the privacy of top-level suites. Pick from several packages to add the likes of sparkling wines, chocolates, and even ‘sensual sets’ for a little extra romantic zhoosh during your stay.
Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel
Described as a “five-star theme park for adults” the Ushuaia Ibiza Beach Hotel fuses high-octane clubbing with luxury-level accommodation and facilities like no other. For those who can afford the hefty price tag, it provides the ultimate high-end Ibiza party experience, without even having to leave the hotel – in some cases without even leaving the room, with some terraces offering direct access to The Ushuaïa Club. World-class DJs, super-swish suites, and an ultra-exclusive VIP experience – which includes DJ masterclasses and luxury yachts at your disposal – all add up to one seriously sexy package.
Pleta de Mar
Opened in 2017, the seriously upscale Pleta de Mar is one of Mallorca’s most recent adults-only additions, and without doubt one of the most chic. Guests can soak in one of two infinity pools nestled amongst olive trees and scented pine woodland overlooking Mallorca‘s eastern coast. The 30 luxury suites are scattered throughout the grounds with high-end amenities such as B&O stereos and L’Occitane toiletries – you can really blow the budget on a top-end suite featuring sea-view hot tubs for two.
Set overlooking Menorca’s gorgeous sweeping bay of Cala Galdana, this swish and colourful adults-only hotel certainly features some wonderful views. Artiem Audax also boasts one of the most impressive spas on Menorca, if not the Balearics, together with a fabulous rooftop infinity pool that really takes full advantage of the vistas. Super eco-friendly policies and practices also make this one of the greenest hotels on the island.
This small, kid-free boutique hotel makes for the perfect romantic retreat on the island of Formentera. The five apartments all have full self-catering facilities and furnished terraces, and are decorated in a modern but attractively rustic style. Breakfast is served on a shady terrace, in the stunning garden, next to the wooden-decked pool area. White-cushioned sun loungers and Bali beds around the pool are surrounded by colourful foliage and cacti, and throughout the garden, there are discreet seating areas tucked away to enjoy a drink from the pool bar. The beauty in this place is its simplistic charm and the feeling of seclusion, but if you can tear yourself away, Es Pujols beach is a mere ten-minute stroll.
PortBlue La Quinta Menorca Hotel & Spa
This high-end, child-free hotel oozes luxury with colonial-style architecture and an impressive collection of modern artworks. One of only a handful of five-star hotels on the island of Menorca, this boutique property features a particularly deluxe spa with indoor pool, various steam baths and showers, and massage treatments with all-natural products. A sunny, semi-circular swimming pool provides a particularly peaceful spot to unwind, or alternatively the pretty beaches of Cala en Bosc and Son Xoriguer are an easy stroll away.