DE-STRESS WITH AN ADULTS-ONLY BREAK IN 2021
There’s no doubt that this past year has been tough for everyone but for families in particular, the juggling act of home-schooling and keeping children occupied has become a talent in itself. That’s why LOTUS has rounded up a collection of the best adults-only breaks from an all-suite luxury break in Dominican Republic, to relaxing at one of the best yoga retreats in Riviera Nayarit.
Enjoy the picture-perfect Caribbean beaches with HolidayPirates
With its picturesque beaches, warm seas and all-inclusive resorts, Varadero is one of Cuba’s finest beach destinations. The 12-mile-long peninsula has everything that couples need to enjoy a well-deserved escape away from their daily routines… and kids. From taking a morning dip in the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean to sipping a cocktail in the evening at one of the local restaurants, Varadero offers the complete tropical island experience with a touch of luxury. With vibrant Havana located only two hours’ drive to the west, there are also plenty of cultural options to explore.
HolidayPirates has a seven-night all-inclusive stay at the adults-only Royalton Hicacos Resort & Spa in Varadero, priced from £713 per person, including return flights from Manchester. Full details of the deal can be seen here. The trip is ATOL protected.
Charter your own boat and celebrate with champagne in Corfu
A chic adults only hotel, Domes Miramare, Corfu is the ideal place for a relaxing and romantic break – it was once the summer playground of the Onassis family, hosting royals and celebs in its Sixties heyday. Domes Miramare is set on a private beach with century-old olive trees dotted around the pool and gardens. Guests can enjoy that unmistakable sound of a child-free resort: silence. A private champagne-service boat ferries guests up and down the Corfu coast, but if guests want to charter their own, then they can park it right outside one of the waterfront suites. The evenings can be spent at the trio of restaurants that serve Corfiot specialties, kumquat cocktails and the catch of the day.
Sovereign (sovereign.com) offer a seven-night B&B stay at the Domes Miramare, Corfu, from £1,406 per person. The offer includes return flights from London Gatwick, complimentary private transfers, complimentary airport lounge access, and a welcome gift on arrival. Based on 3 June departures.
Stay at the stylish Bella Luce in Guernsey with its own gin distillery
Sitting in a quaint village among tranquil green lanes, Bella Luce is just a stone’s throw from the island’s southern coast and the romantic spots around Moulin Huet and Petit Port. It is a 12th century manor house that epitomises understated luxury and classic elegance.
Enjoy a gin experience in the Bella Luce Small Batch Distillery, the home of Wheadon’s Gin and the only commercial distillery in a hotel in the British Isles. They offer guests a range of experiences from tasting sessions through to “distill while you dine” evenings.
Double rooms priced from £130 for two guests with breakfast https://bellalucehotel.com/
Explore the best of Iceland with Exodus Edits
Exodus Edits offers easy to book short-burst adventures for time-poor professionals. This compact collection of meticulously curated adventure-grabbing small-group itineraries are aimed at busy professionals in their 30s and 40s. Designed to bypass those endless hours researching the perfect getaway, Exodus Edits is for those who crave the adventures, but who now lack the time to put together their own experiential trips.
The Five-day Aurora & Adventure in Iceland box-ticker includes hiking over glaciers kitted out with all the gear, walking through carved ice tunnels and whizzing across volcanic landscapes on an all-terrain vehicle. Not just confined to daytime adventures, there’s even a soothing hot creek soak for a skyward marvel at the Northern Lights.
Prices start from £1,599 per person. The price includes all breakfasts, and meals as specified in the itinerary, all activities and transport and a tour leader throughout. Based on April departures.
Get a taste of the Mediterranean lifestyle with Citalia
Located on the Green Island of Ischia, Botania Resort & Spa, offers absolute calm at this exclusive, adults-only resort. Wonderfully authentic, guests will be staying in Mediterranean-style white-washed villas and have access to the outdoor swimming pool that’s fed by a natural spring to ensure a warm dip. Post dip, it is recommended that guests take a little time for themselves by practicing yoga. In the splendid natural setting of the Botania Relais & Spa's park, guests can indulge in weekly sessions of Hatha Yoga, surrounded by the beauty and the scent of the tropical flowers, and ancient olive trees. Evenings can be spent at the resort’s Greek amphitheatre which showcases complimentary musical performances.
Citalia (Citalia.com) offer a seven-night B&B stay at Botania Resort & Spa from £1,049 per person. The offer includes return flights from London Gatwick, complimentary private transfers, and complimentary hydrofoil transfers. Based on 15 May departures.
Relax at one of the best yoga retreats in the world, Riviera Nayarit
Located in the hippie-chic beach town of Sayulita in Riviera Nayarit, Haramara Retreat Sayulita, meaning mother of the sea, was named one of the 10 best yoga retreats in the world by the Yoga Journal. This adults-only sanctuary offers travellers year-round yoga and meditation workshops on a natural stone platform overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Guests can participate in private or group sessions in yoga pavilions with 360-degree views, positioned to get the most out of the panoramic lush mountain views and soothing ocean breezes. The excellent vegetarian menu is prepared with fresh local ingredients designed to nourish and reenergize the body and soul.
Prices from USD 135 per person per night in a double cabin.
Soak up the scenery at an all-suite luxury break in Dominican Republic
The five-star, adults-only TRS Cap Cana Hotel sits on an exclusive seafront area of Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic. The all-suite hotel offers water-front views, either over the marina or out to sea, with many rooms offering direct access to a semi-private pool, ideal for cooling off from the Dominican sun before retreating back to terrace for a siesta in the Caribbean -style hammock. State-of-the-art facilities and luxury services include two serene pools with waiter service, an extensive gym and Zentropia Palladium Spa and Wellness, as well as a personal butler and 24-hour room service.
The TRS Hotels brand’s renowned Helios beach club offers a fresh and stylish dining experience inspired by the famous beach clubs of Ibiza with live music, acoustic session and chilled DJ sets every day.
Palladium Hotel Group offers a seven-night stay at TRS Cap Cana Hotel in June 2021 from £1,939 for two guests sharing a Junior Suite.
Unwind exploring the ‘English Riviera’ on a full-day private vintage car tour
Indulge in a fabulous scenic tour of the south coast of England and uncover treasures that are right on your doorstep. Jump into an open-top vintage Beauford Tourer with a loved one and hit the road from sunny Torquay or Newton Abbot with an expert local guide, handpicked by ToursByLocals, who will be your personal driver during the trip. The vintage car tour can be completely tailored; take a trip to Kents Cavern - one of Europe's top Stone Age caves, savour a delicious Devon cream tea at Cockington Village, swim in the sea at award-winning beaches that you would not believe are in the UK, or simply bask in the glorious sunshine and hear tales of local life. To finish, wave goodbye to your friendly guide and enjoy a romantic fine dining experience for two at The Grand Hotel, Torquay, fit with shimmering ocean views. The hotel has welcomed countless famous guests throughout its history, from Agatha Christie to the Rolling Stones.
ToursByLocals enriches the travel experience with 4,800 expert local guides leading tours in 190 countries. The vintage car sightseeing tour with fine dining experience full-day tour is priced at £1,038 for two guests. Give the gift of travel to a loved one and ensure that memories last a lifetime; ToursByLocals also offer an eGift Card for future trips, with no expiration date.
Escape to an Menorcan farmhouse
Home to numerous hidden coastal paths and a spectacular scenery, the Balearic island of Menorca is a perfect spot for a romantic getaway. Thanks to its multiple routes, such as the renowned Cami de Cavalls, an ancient route which circles the entire island, Menorca offers a range of activities for couples who wish to stay active during their escape.
Located in a natural environment amongst the abundance of olive trees and grapevines, Agroturismo Llucasaldent Gran Menorca uniquely blends Menorcan tradition with the style of the modern world. This adults-only exclusive farmhouse is an ideal getaway for couples seeking a stylish escape in a luxury setting. For those who wish to explore the romantic landscapes of Menorca, the property offers free bike rentals.
Bidroom (bidroom.com) offers a three-night stay at the adults-only Agroturismo Llucasaldent Gran Menorca from £616 per couple (saving up to £69 in comparison to other booking platforms). Based on 14 September 2021 check-in. Book with Bidroom to get a complimentary continental breakfast and additional travel extras, such as discounts on car rentals and flight disruption protection. The property offers also a free cancellation policy up until two weeks before arrival.