Adults-only getaways - We kid you not!
For some, going on holiday with young children is the best way to spend the summer. However, there are a number of people who prefer the company of other adults, who have maybe had enough of children for the year and want to use their holiday to sit back and relax and don’t want to see a troop of pirate clad kids running around the pool while they sip a cocktail. For these people, there are plenty of hotels around with quiet spaces available to spend that hard earned holiday.
Some areas are known for attracting families, but this shouldn’t be a deterrent – leading travel company Thomson has some peaceful and stylish hotels tailored specifically for adults, even during the summer holidays.
The Garbi Hotel in Ibiza is a lively and fun hotel situated in the Playa D’en Bossa area of the white isle. Although close enough to the beach and some of the best nightlife, it is far enough away to attract a more refined Ibiza crowd. The modern hotel is the perfect choice for glam young couples wanting time to chill out and also the option to hit the clubs is they like. Thomson offers a seven night holidays in Ibiza from £630* per person, staying at the Garbi Hotel on a half board basis, with flights from East Midlands on the 28th August 2009.
In mainland Spain, the Costa Blanca is the destination of choice for many British families each year, but recently hotels have started to see the benefits of keeping families and adults at a reasonable distance. The Flamingo Oasis this summer introduced an adults-only section – the Club Room, with a rooftop terrace and pool offering waiter service, plus a Clubhouse Lounge. Although the main hotel is very much family friendly, this small oasis of calm is a great way to escape it all. Thomson offers a seven night holidays in Costa Blanca from £451 per person
Greece and Cyprus are known for beautiful weather, stunning beaches and fascinating history, all of which attracts couples, groups and families alike. Where some holiday areas such as Faliraki and Ayia Napa are known for attracting party goers, others are known for being very much family resorts, but as with other regions in Europe, there are a number of hotels that are much more suited to adults.
The Athena Royal Beach Hotel in Paphos, Cyprus offers the chance to completely relax in beautiful surroundings, with great food. Situated on white sandy beaches, the hotel has all the amenities for customers wishing to stay active or pamper in the Thalassotherapy spa, plus just a short walk away are a selection of bars and restaurants. A weeks holiday in Cyprus at the Athena Royal Beach starts from £655* per person, based on a B&B basis and departing on the 26th July 2009.
In Greece, Thassos is one of the small quiet islands but full of character and charm. It is also home to the trendy Alexandra Golden Boutique hotel, a new addition to the Thomson Premier Collection. Some rooms have private pools, for complete privacy, but even at the two main pools it is a guarantee that there will be no children to ruin the quiet. Seven night holidays in Greece at the Alexandra Golden Boutique Hotel in Thassos, Greece start from £649* per person based on two adults sharing on a B&B basis in July 2009.
For holiday makers looking for something a bit different, The Calypso cruise ship is reserved exclusively for adults. Part of the Thomson Cruises fleet, this small and comfortable ship can reach ports that many of the large ships can’t even get close to. Sailing from Thessaloniki, the Crimean Discovery itinerary takes in Nessebar in Bulgaria, Sevestapol in the Ukraine, Constanta in Romania, Istanbul in Turkey and Mirini in Limnos before heading back to Thessaloniki. Prices start from £749* per person on a full-board basis departing on the 17th August.
For more information on these or any other adult-only holidays visit www.thomson.co.uk or talk to your local Thomson travel agent.