If you spent your summer cooped up taking the kids to camp and drowning in back-to-school buzz, treat yourself to a well-earned holiday at one of these stunning destinations. These spots have plenty of adults-only options that are popular with couples and groups of friends who enjoy a carefree environment – whether you choose to lounge by the pool at sunset, join a cultural excursion or take a diving expedition.
The whopping 798-metre high Gros Piton mountains offer great views and hikes filled with lush greenery.
With its tranquil beaches and diverse terrain, this idyllic Caribbean island provides the perfect backdrop for both adventure and relaxation.
Take a lofty, laid back ride above the rainforest canopy, rejuvenate under the cascade of a refreshing waterfall or take a stroll through the lush parks. Adrenaline seekers can sign up for Segway rides or climb the Gros Pitons mountain range. Fishing, kayaking, scuba diving, sea trekking and snorkelling are some of the many water sports on offer. The Jade Mountain Resort in the southwest is a cornucopia of organic architecture celebrating St Lucia’s stunning scenic beauty. It is a popular destination for those seeking a serene getaway.
The adult-only Jade Mountain Resort is a sanctuary for the senses. Relax by the beach, enjoy the view from the infinity pool or book a rejuvenating spa treatment.
Splash Island waterpark provides a fun escape from the summer sun.
Being part of Spain‘s Balearic islands, Menorca boasts endless beaches, sandy crescents and a tree-fringed coast. Its twinset of sea-splashed cities and Medina-like citadel were declared as a biosphere reserve by UNESCO in 1993. The place is known for its delicious tapas and fresh seafood. Browse the century-old fish market for the catch of the day. Reach the highest point of the island by driving the winding route of Monte Toro or explore the gothic and baroque architecture of the churches in the capital. The adults-only Barcelo Hamilton Hotel, located in El Castell, combines urban chic architecture with the best facilities of a holiday resort.
Bora Bora is a small island in French Polynesia northwest of Tahiti in the South Pacific. It is hard not to be mesmerised by the stunning palette of sapphire, indigo and turquoise. You can mix slow-paced sun-and-sand holidays with action-packed adventure sports like hiking, cycling and zip lining. It is surrounded by tiny islets fringed with sparkling white sand and a blue lagoon surrounded by a barrier coral reef. If you want to witness real local living, head to Vaitape Village. When done, stroll over to Bloody Mary’s for delicious eats and perhaps some celebrity spotting. Stay at the Conrad Bora Bora Nui for a luxurious experience.
Mai Kai at the Bora Bora Yacht Club offers fine French and Polynesian delicacies. Order the tuna tartare if you enjoy seafood.
Find natural and cultivated pearls at the Tahiti Pearl Market in the city.
Famous artist Alain Despert’s studio is located near Matira Beach and can be visited by booking an appointment in advance.