For a few days of pure romance or a more peaceful holiday, more and more people are looking for hotels for adults… with no kids around. Especially in the Algarve, but also in Madeira and Lisbon, there is a multiplicity of hotels that adopt the adult only concept without any complexes, setting the minimum age of their guests at 16 or, in some cases, at 13. No feelings of guilt, focus on the advantages. Have you ever imagined what you can do away from the turmoil of the children's universe? Sip a cocktail while reading a book by the pool or have a nap wherever and whenever you feel like it, in silence and without unwanted splashes… Convinced? Then accept the All About Portugal challenge and take a look at what these hotels for adults have to offer.
A few minutes from the centre of Funchal, in the Lido area, the Allegro is one of the most famous hotels for adults in Madeira, bringing together all the conditions for an absolutely unforgettable holiday as a couple. Discover the island's natural wonders and fall in love with the local cuisine. But whatever you do during the day, do not miss the sunset at Rooftop Bar 360. Delight in the blue of the Atlantic as you sip a colourful cocktail in an atmosphere of romance.
Aqua Pedra dos Bicos
If you are looking for a getaway for two in a quiet place but remarkably close to everything, the Aqua Pedra dos Bicos Design Beach Hotel is the perfect choice, bringing together the best of both worlds. With direct access to theBicos Beach, a paradisical view of the sea and the Falésia pine forest and, of course, not for children, the hotel, with its modern design and sophisticated decoration, is an oasis of tranquillity, just 500 metres from the nightlife of Albufeira.
Bela Vista Hotel & Spa
It is one of the oldest hotels in the Algarve, on top of the cliff of Rocha Beach. It hosted kings, presidents and even spies during World War II. Renovated and assuming itself as an adult only accommodation, the glamorous Bela Vista is today an irresistible invitation to luxury and romance. Among the proposed experiences, do not miss out on pampering at L’Occitane Spa, a boat trip to the Benagil caves, a gourmet dinner or an oyster picking with the chef.
With its lush gardens, waterfalls, bridges, lakes, and a huge swimming pool surrounded by inviting sun loungers, Falésia Hotel offers a dreamlike setting to enjoy the sun and silence. Like almost all adult hotels, it has a spa service, an elegant restaurant, a cocktail bar, and another with live shows. And do not forget that you are 5 minutes away from the golden sand of the Falésia Beach. "Dolce far niente" yes, but with style!
Holidays do not have to be synonymous with the beach. Lisbon is beautiful and is always a great option, especially for those travelling without children. The Memmo Alfama Hotel is one of the still few adult-only accommodations in the capital. And to replenish the energy of sightseeing around the city, there is nothing like a room with breath-taking views of the Alfama houses and the Tagus River. At The Terrace you will find a nice spot for a drink. On Fridays there is live music.
Tui Blue Falésia
On top of the cliff next to the beach that lends it its name, we find the Tui Blue Falésia, one of the most modern and exclusive hotels for adults in the Algarve. The sun invites romance and, with no children around, it is up to you to make this the best holiday ever. To occupy your time, the difficult thing will be choosing: beach or pool, playing tennis, practising yoga or relaxing at the spa, dining at the hotel or discovering the local gastronomy in the restaurants in Albufeira?
Tui Blue Madeira Gardens
For an exclusive and sophisticated holiday, choose Tui Blue Madeira Gardens, a boutique hotel with excellent service and attention to the smallest details. The Panorama Rooftop Lounge Bar combines the flavours of snacks and cocktails with a breath-taking 360º view over the city of Funchal and the Atlantic. Delight in the swimming pool and jacuzzi, have fun in the games room and go up to the terrace for a game of chess on a giant board.
Vila Galé Collection Praia
Privacy and tranquillity are the watchwords at one of the smallest hotels for adults on this list. With only 40 rooms and framed by beautiful gardens, Vila Galé Praia Collection offers an environment of refinement and absolute comfort, ideal for a couple's getaway. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool and two tennis courts, a spa with a mega hydromassage pool and a gourmet restaurant with irresistible suggestions.
Villas D. Dinis – Charming Residence
Charming village in one of the most spectacular areas of the Algarve: Ponta da Piedade, with its charming caves and small beaches of breath-taking beauty, at the gates of Lagos. There are a total of 30 accommodation units, including villas, rooms, and suites, all surrounded by small tropical gardens and some with private terraces and swimming pool. With closed doors to children, Villas D. Dinis is the ideal place for a romantic getaway or a couple's holiday.
WC Beautique Hotel
Without openly assuming itself as an adult only, the WC Beautique Hotel offers such a dose of refinement and sophistication that makes it unsuitable for children. The invitation is explicit: “Get rid of prejudices, drop your robe…”, the website reads in a provocative tone. The hotel, on the bustling Avenida Almirante Reis, in Lisbon, promises to wash your soul and, at every step, sharpens your senses. An adventure to live together.