Sorry, kid: These 9 Luxe Resorts Are for Grown-Ups Only
Because sometimes you don’t feel like the pool with cannonballing tweens.
BY SANDRA RAMANI ON JULY 30, 2019
With family and multi-generational travel on the rise. many hotels and resorts are catering to that clientele with things like larger suites, casual dining and kid-friendly facilities and activities, Which great—unless you’re an adult Who’d rather not spend your vacation looking for a quiet spot on the beach or in the restaurant. At these nine hotels with minimum age requirements, couples or groups of friends will find things like vintage champagne salons, underground spas, romance and adventure and rainforest villas— all made for a grown-up getaway.
Goodstone Inn & Restaurant
For some serene downtime and excellent food and wine, head an hour outside of Washington. DC. to Middleburg, in the heart of Virginia’s “wine and hunt” country. There, on 265-acres of rolling hills and farmland, sits the Goodstone Inn, a romantic 18-rooms, six-residence hideaway that welcomes guests 14 years-old and over. While there’s plenty to enjoy in the area, from hiking and winery visits to air balloon rides, probably just want to relax in a hammock, in the gardens, or around a fireplace at the come meal times, which are highlights of a Goodstone stay. Using ingredients sourced from the on-site farm, orchards, apiary, and chicken coops, the chefs create award-winning fare for the French-inspired fine dining restaurant and the unveiled bístro—all Of Which Can be paired With something from extensive Wine cellar.
Tucked away in rainforests the Dulce coast, on Costa Rica’s southwestern Osa península, Playa Cativo Lodge is only accessibly by boat, and only welcomes guests aged 12 up. Built in harmony with the natural surroundings, the beachfront eco-luxe lodge has just 18 guest rooms and casitas, all crafted using reclaimed hardwoods and colorful tiles, and all featuring an open-walled design that frames 180-degree views from the ocean to the rainforest. If you can tear yourself away from your sanctuary, head out on an excursion planned by the Adventure Center Concierge, such as a dolphin and whale-spotting trip; a kayak tour through the mangroves; a hike to a waterfall; or a Off-Grid Alternative Energy Tour, on which you’ll learn about the Lodge’s sustainability and dean energy programs, Both the main restaurant and the sunset bar draw from ingredients grown in on-site organic farm, while the Lotus Spa uses herbs and techniques inspired by folk healing traditions.