Guaranteeing a Kid-Free Getaway
More and more hotels are putting a ban - yes, a ban -- on kids.
July 26, 2012— -- intro: Although it may seem like every hotel and resort is touting their child friendliness, their amazing kids' club or their deals for families, not every hotel is courting families this summer -- or at all.
More and more hotels are putting a ban -- yes, a ban -- on kids. And while they probably won't advertise it on thier web site's homepage, some hotels are simply saying: No kids allowed. And it's not just B&Bs. Hotels, resorts and inns of all shapes and sizes are enforcing minimum-age requirements to guarantee their guests a child-free experience.
Click through the next few pages to see 18 properties where the pool is sure to free of cannonballing kids.
quicklist: 1category: title: The BodyHoliday LeSport, St. Lucia url: text: Yoga, Pilates, tennis, scuba, tai chi, golf ... the list of possible activities at this wellness-focused resort in St. Lucia is seemingly endless. But this isn't a resort for only the fitness nut. Its goal is to help you find the vacation you need, whether that involves a ton of activity or nothing more than lazing your days away at the beach. media: 16854931
quicklist: 2category: title:Bucuti & Tara Beach Resorts, Aruba url: text: Aruba's only boutique resort that caters exclusively to adults, Bucuti is located on world-renowned Eagle Beach, far from the crowds of the high-rise hotels. It went kid-free in 2010. media: 16855091
quicklist: 3category: title: The House, Barbados url: text: The resort said it aims to be a home away from home, and by that it means a home without kids. It's considered the ultimate adult experience with complimentary champagne breakfasts, afternoon tea and evening canapés, plus a jet-lag revival massage upon arrival.media: 16855164
quicklist: 4category: title: Jade Mountain, St. Lucia url: text: If there's one thing that makes Jade Mountain stand out, it's location, location, location. It sits on the edge of the Caribbean Sea with St Lucia's magnificent Piton Mountains as the primary view. Every suite has its own infinity pool, 15-foot ceilings and a fourth wall open to the view.media: 16855399
quicklist: 5category: title: Triple Creek Ranch, Mont. url: text: Located in Montana's Bitterroot Valley (about an hour south of Missoula), Triple Creek Ranch is a Relais & Chateaux luxury resort. There's a variety of on-site and off-site activities, including massages, raft trips, a cooking school, cattle drives and horseback rides.media: 16855425
quicklist: 6category: title: THE Royal Cancun & THE Royal Playa del Carmen, Mexico url: text: THE Royal Resorts in Cancun & Playa del Carmen are adult-only all-inclusive resorts. Children under 16 years old are not permitted. These luxury gourmet, all-inclusive resorts do allow single adults as well as couples.media:16855476
quicklist: 7category: title:Galley Bay Resort & Spa, Antigua url: text: This all-inclusive, adults-only, beachfront resort is situated on 40 acres of private paradise, surrounded by a bird sanctuary and a three-quarter-mile-long stretch of beach on the sunset side of Antigua.media: 16855512
quicklist: 8category: title: Casa Velas, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico url: text: Casa Velas is a boutique hotel and member of The Leading Hotels of the World and a recipient of the AAA Four Diamond Award. Located just five minutes from Puerto Vallarta Airport and only 15 from the popular downtown area, the hotel features 80 elegant suites, some with private pools and Jacuzzis.media: 16855522
quicklist: 9category: title: Kenwood Inn & Spa, Sonoma, Calif. url: text: This 29-room resort in northern California's Sonoma Valley has a minimum age of 18. The inn is a Mediterranean-style villa with three lush courtyards - each with its own exquisite saline pool.media: 16855548
quicklist: 10category: title: Auberge du Soleil, Napa, Calif. url: text: A Relais & Châteaux property is a small, luxury inn in California Wine Country. Auberge du Soleil – "Inn of the Sun" – has a perfect pool and cabana to soak it up after a day of touring the Napa Valley. The resort also has a Michelin-starred restaurant, an intimate spa and beautiful views.media: 16855564
quicklist: 11category: title: Oaks at Ojai, Ojai, Calif. url: text: The 46-room Oaks at Ojai is an affordable fitness destination spa geared toward women. It includes accommodations, three calorie-conscious meals a day plus a choice of 15 fitness classes per day. There's also evening entertainment and seminars.media: 16855581
quicklist: 12category: title: Two Bunch Palms, Desert Hot Springs, Calif. url: text:Those in the know, know about Two Bunch Palms, which prides itself on being a "non-gimicky' spa that caters to Hollywood elite trying to escape the paparazzi. Located just outside of Palm Springs, the old-school atmosphere includes natural springs and mud baths.media: 16855600
quicklist: 13category: title: Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, Calif. url: text:Post Ranch Inn is an adults-only getaway perched on a cliff of Big Sur overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The inn has two infinity-edge pools, a spa, several hiking trails to explore the natural surroundings, and a range of complimentary activities such as yoga, meditation and stargazing through a high-powered telescope.media: 16855612
quicklist: 14category: title: Sundara Inn & Spa, Wisconsin Dells, Wis. url: text: Sundara is an adult-only oasis in the "waterpark capital of the world." It's tucked back in a 26-acre pine forest with an adjacent championship golf course. The resort is also cell phone free.media: 16855625
quicklist: 15category: title: Rendezvous, St. Lucia url: text: It bills itself as the 'The Boutique Hotel For Couples' and is located on two miles of white-sand Caribbean beach. The all-inclusive resort is designed to take the stress out of everyday life, and even offers the Rendezvous In-Room Retreat, a service that helps couples create the perfect, romantic night in the comfort of their own rooms.media: 16855642
quicklist: 16category: title: Travaasa Destinations url: text: Two properties, zero kids. There's one in Maui (Travaasa Hana) and one in and Austin (Travaasa Austin). The Texas property is a destination spa in uber-cool Austin that also offers cultural activities and culinary classes. In Hawaii, relaxation is the key at the resort on Maui's eastern tip.media: 16855653
quicklist: 17category: title: Peninsula House, Dominican Republic url: text: Amid all the mega all-inclusive resorts of the Dominican Republic lies little Peninsula House. Just six junior suites dot the Samana peninsula on the north coast. It's the perfect respite for those looking for the beauty of the DR without the crowds.media: 16855700
quicklist: 18category: title: Viceroy Riviera Maya, Riviera Maya, Mexico url: text: Recently rebranded a Viceroy, the adults-only resort has introduced over-the-top amenities such as a soap concierge, a resident shaman giving blessings upon arrival and plunge pools in every villa.media: 16855731