Komandoo Maldives Island Resort
At first it seems like the sort of thing you would associate with the category of a movie rating, and not the hospitality industry.
Adult only holidays is definitely a thing. Popular worldwide, the concept, though a novelty in India, is becoming quite the rage.
The segment is not associated with licensed yet racy ‘good times’ for grown-ups unhampered by children in the background. Usually “Adults only” resorts and hotels might have different characteristics, but they all agree on one thing and that is kids below the age of 18 are not allowed.
Canny industry operators have showcased its appeal to the wealthier traveller on the lookout for some quality downtime, and to sub-sets of aspiring tourists, like women’s-only groups, sports fans or alternative therapy seekers.
The facilities, as well as all the small details and comforts, are designed considering the needs of this audience in depth. Some adults only hotels are livelier while others are more tranquil, relaxing and romantic. They offer an upscale and sophisticated vacation experience and take care of every last detail, guaranteeing that guests enjoy a blissfully relaxing holiday.
If you are looking for the answer to your quest of finding a child free environment some of these hotels/resorts may appeal to you
- Komandoo Maldives Island Resort, Maldives.
- Secrets Wild Orchid Montego Bay, Jamaica.
- Sandals LaSource Grenada Resort & Spa, Grenada.
- Excellence Playa Mujeres, Cancun.
- Royal Davui Island Resort, Fiji.
- Excellence Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
- Galley Bay Resort & Spa, Antigua.
- Iberostar Grand Hotel Paraiso, Playa Del Carmen.
Hotel Senses Quinta Avenida, Playa del Carmen, Mexico
Closer home The Park Hotel Goa Baga River which caters exclusively to couples and the honeymooners is a boutique hotel, with its ‘adults only’ tag.
Although hoteliers are of the opinion that considering the fact that Indian families hardly travel without kids and such restrictions are generally looked down upon, The Park has taken a ‘bold move’. But nonetheless with having almost 60% occupancy, the hotel has been a trendsetter of sorts.
According to TripAdvisor, there is only one other hotel in the country with entry restrictions Ananda – In the Himalayas, in Rishikesh. But Ananda is not an ‘adults-only’ place, it simply doesn’t allow children below 14 in order to maintain its tranquility.
Ananda in the Himalayas
Globally, however, the line between family and adults-only hotels is getting sharper. While package tours catering to family groups with a long checklist of things to do and see on vacations continue to be popular, the hospitality industry is discovering the benefits of nurturing a child-free, or more accurately, ‘adult-only’ clientele.
Secret Wild Orchid Montego Bay
But having said all of this do you think the “adult-only” tag will be considered discriminatory? I would like to hear your thoughts on this in the comments below.