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Adults-only hotels in Spain for a sunny stress-free holiday

By , 22 June 2018

Book an adults-only hotel in Spain for a few weeks of absolute relaxation sans screaming children. No being splashed by off-target dive bombs, no annoying kids club interrupting your zen, just you, the sun, sea and silence.

Spain is renowned for its world-class resorts, tantalising cuisine and colourful culture, making it a sought-after destination for a weekend city break or a fortnight in the sun. Whether your itinerary encompasses sun-soaked coastlines or captivating towns, add a spot of assured relaxation into the mix by staying at one of these adults-only hotels in Spain.


A boutique adults-only hotel in Benidorm with a sunset terrace

★★★★★ Villa Venecia Hotel – Adults Only, Benidorm

Situated between Poniente and Levante, Benidorm’s two main beaches, Villa Venecia Hotel makes for an indulgent stay at the heart of this coastal resort. Rooms come with views of the sparkling blue sea, many with hydromassage showers in the bathroom. For a special occasion, opt for the Jacuzzi Yatch Club Sea View and you’ll be able to unwind in your own hot tub at the end of the day.

If you’re after a week of relaxation, the hotel’s luxurious spa caters for those in need of total indulgence. Pamper yourself at the hotel’s luxurious spa with an extensive range of body peels, facials and body wraps at the spa, or opt for a therapeutic massage, sauna session, foot bath or Turkish bath with chromotherapy. Wander down to the lively promenade, then return to the hotel for a session in the Jacuzzi and a captivating ocean view.

The sunset terrace features panoramas of the Mediterranean – watching the sky turn vivid shades of reds, oranges and pinks sets the scene for a romantic evening. For maximum indulgence, book the private night experience to nibble on a heavenly blend of strawberries and chocolate complemented by Moët & Chandon while enjoying the glass-fronted hot tub.

Highlights:

  • Convenient central Benidorm setting
  • Private night spa experience with champagne
  • Gold and caviar wraps available
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An adults-only oasis of calm in Spain within easy reach of Palma, Majorca

★★★★ Barceló Illetas Albatros – Adults Only, Majorca

Located in the resort of Illetas, just 5 miles from Palma, Barceló Illetas Albatros – Adults Only offers a secluded escape from Majorca’s hedonistic capital city. Relaxation is taken to the next level at the U-Wellness centre, with first-class spa facilities including a hammam, Finnish sauna, hydromassage bath and heated thermal circuit.

Manicures, pedicures, wraps, scrubs, facials and massages are available in treatment rooms overlooking the sparkling Mediterranean Sea. An hour-long Ayurvedic massage with natural oils has a purifying effect. Sprawl out on a Bali bed – lined with gauzy curtains for privacy – at the outdoor swimming pool afterwards, or head to the secluded cove nearby.

Refuel with squid prepared Andalusian style under the atmospheric lighting at the Blue Restaurant & Lounge. A cocktail beneath the stars on the Sky Terrace is the ideal way to complete an evening.

Highlights:

  • Hot tubs for the ultimate in-room relaxation
  • Seafront hotel with private access to cove
  • Full-service spa with extensive treatment list for complete wellness
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A tranquil adults-only boutique hotel within a lively Spanish resort

★★★★★ The Red Level Gran Melia Palacio de Isora, Tenerife

Red Level is an adults-only hotel set within Gran Melia Palacio de Isora resort. Situated on lively Tenerife, this upscale accommodation is framed by the Atlantic Ocean and the towering Mount Teide volcano.

The 2000-square-metre Spa by Clarins & Wellness at this exclusive boutique hotel boasts extensive facilities, including a herbal steam room with chromotherapy, thermal shock showers, essence showers, hydromassage amenities, a bi-thermal foot bath and hydrotherapy pools. Select a facial, massage or body treatment in one of five eco-spa outdoor booths, where tailored therapies for men and mums-to-be are also available.

Certain rooms have a hydromassage bathtub for two on the terrace, accompanied by views of the imposing Los Gigantes cliffs and La Gomera island. For the most luxurious option, book a loft-style villa with a private pool and garden – as well as a personalised butler service.

Highlights:

  • 2000-square-metre spa with extensive services
  • Treatments use luxurious Clarins products
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An adults-only hotel in a tranquil corner of Ibiza

★★★★ Barcelo Portinatx – Adults Only, Ibiza

Located just 20 metres from Portinatx beach’s sublime white-sand cove, this hotel is made for a quiet getaway. It’s set in one of Ibiza’s calmest corners, with a restful atmosphere cultivated in its outdoor areas – including around the two spacious swimming pools.

Wake up to the gentle sound of the waves in your sea-front room, then spend a lazy morning reclining in the hot tub on your own terrace looking out to the Mediterranean.

For some light exercise, take advantage of the hotel’s enviable location by heading out on a leisurely walk to nearby Punta Moscarter Lighthouse. When you return, visit the outdoor wellness centre and take your pick from a stress-melting massage or revitalising sensation shower. In the evening, toast the day with a cocktail at the chic El Faro pool bar.

Highlights:

  • Outdoor wellness centre with massages and sensation showers
  • 20 metres from sandy Portinatx beach
  • Rooms with own hot tub available for private luxury
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An adults-only hotel in Spain where the sea meets the city

★★★★ Occidental Atenea Mar – Adults Only, Barcelona

Combining the best of Barcelona, this spacious sea-front hotel is a stone’s throw away from the charming city centre. Located just 150 metres from Nova Mar Bella beach, Occidental Atenea Mar is connected to the Catalonian capital by the nearby bus and metro stops.

After sightseeing at the grandiose Sagrada Família basilica in the city centre, soak up the awe-inspiring panorama from the spacious infinity pool, or go straight indoors to unwind with a choice of dry, wet or salt saunas. The spa specialises in restorative treatments, including massages, reflexology sessions and therapeutic body exfoliation.

Bask in the sun’s rays on the newly renovated terrace with its Balinese sun beds and hammocks. When evening comes to a close, freshen up in your room’s hydromassage shower before winding down while gazing at the twinkling city and sea views.

Highlights:

  • Three-minute walk to the golden sands of Nova Mar Bella beach
  • Spacious infinity pool with ample room to swim
  • Gym opens 24/7 to help you maintain your fitness regime
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An adults-only spa hotel in Spain within a natural park

★★★★ Occidental Jandía Royal Level – Adults Only, Fuerteventura

Based in the protected Jandía Natural Park, Fuerteventura, the Occidental Jandia offers a VIP-level service, in an exclusive adults-only hideaway within close proximity to one of the Canary Islands’ most renowned beaches.

There’s a wealth of wellness facilities at the Eastern-inspired U-Spa, with its six treatment rooms, two hydromassage rooms, jet treatment room and fitness studio. Revitalise yourself at the hotel’s hydrotherapy circuit, offering a steam bath, ice booth, bio sauna and Finnish sauna along with contrast, air-flow and essence showers.

Make a splash at each of the five outdoor swimming pools, and revel in the comfort of the Balinese beds scattered around them. When you’re not resting, there are opportunities to snorkel and scuba dive over the bountiful reefs along the nearby coastline.

Highlights:

  • Eastern-inspired U-Spa with plush treatments for luxury wellness
  • Five outdoor swimming pools, two of which are heated
  • Resort features a theatre for entertainment
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A gay-friendly adults-only hotel in the heart of Madrid

★★★★ Axel Hotel Madrid – Adults Only, Madrid

The Axel Hotel Madrid is a gay-friendly adults-only hotel located in the bohemian Barrio de las Letras neighbourhood at the centre of Spain’s capital. Choose from the selection of ornately designed rooms here, which are decked out with four-poster beds, plush velvet chairs and alcoved ceilings.

By day, the hotel’s onsite massage booth or sauna is the ideal place for a stint of relaxation. After a day of pampering, you’ll be feeling prepped for a night out in Madrid. Start at the hotel’s spectacular rooftop terrace with a pool and open-air Sky Bar. Enjoy the bustling atmosphere here before you head downstairs to the subterranean Bala Perdida cave club.

If you’re planning a night sipping sangria in Madrid’s vibrant bars, top up your energy levels with sharing plates of tapas beforehand. Try innovative light bites such as oyster with passion fruit ceviche, or opt for simple staples like Iberian ham croquettes at the hotel’s stylish onsite eatery.

Highlights:

  • Bala Perdida cave club, which remains open until the early hours
  • Rooftop terrace with pool, bar and sublime views
  • Central location for easy access to Madrid’s sights
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A beachfront adults-only spa hotel in Spain near Marbella’s Old Town

★★★★ Hotel Amare Marbella Beach, Marbella

Directly on the beach and a short stroll from the historic Old Town, Hotel Amare Marbella Beach combines cultural experiences with delectable gastronomy and sumptuous spa therapies. Soothing pastel-hued rooms benefit from plenty of natural light and make for a peaceful ambiance – some come with rainfall showers for a tropical experience.

Body exfoliation, firming treatments, hydrotherapy, pedicures and hair removal are on the menu at the spa – first, indulge in a massage at the dedicated beach spa area. Specialist relaxation zones are also available for some quiet ‘me-time’.

You’ll feel yourself sink into a state of blissful tranquility as you watch the sunset with a drink in hand from the stylish Belvue Rooftop Bar. At dinnertime, the onsite pop-up restaurant, Hayaca, showcases the best of Latin American fusion cuisine from Michelin-starred chef Mauricio Giovanini.

Highlights:

  • 5-minute walk from Marbella’s historic Old Town
  • Brilliant beachfront location
  • Full-service spa with massages, scrubs and hydrotherapy
  • Rooftop bar with 360-degree views of Marbella
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