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Where to go for a grown-up getaway

Where to go for a grown-up getaway

After the chaotic back-to-school rush of shopping for new uniforms, prepping packed lunches and attempting to get back into the early bed time, early morning routine, it’s finally time for the brand new academic year! Not to mention the long six-weeks prior to this of planning none stop entertainment to avoid the dreaded ‘I’m bored!’ moans. Are we right in saying a break is very much needed?

That’s where we come in. How does a relaxing retreat for two filled with candlelit dinners, luxe spas and that longed for peace and quiet sound? If you’re fortunate enough to have brilliant support and childcare options from the grandparents, we’ve got a number of grown-up getaways where you and your other half can jet off and enjoy those ‘just the two of us’ moments. Starting with our top ten TUI Sensimar hotels that are reserved exclusively for adults. Say hello to sun, sea and being child free.

TUI Sensimar Atlantica Imperial Resort & Spa, Rhodes

TUI Sensimar Atlantica Imperial Resort & Spa, Greece

Not quite sure what a TUI Sensimar is? Don’t worry the Atlantica Imperial Resort and Spa in Rhodes sets a great example for what you can expect. Starting with its incredible setting – not only is it pulled up right by the Mediterranean Sea, it also has a Blue-Flag beach on its doorstep. What’s more, you’ll have almost zero chance of any disturbances from children as the hotel is completely child-free, while the Kolymbia resort itself remains relatively unknown. It doesn’t stop there either, everything about this place (or any Sensimar resort for that matter!) is tailored to adults. Look forward to wine tasting, a la carte dining and one seriously plush spa.

TUI Sensimar Atlantica Belvedere Kos Resort and Spa, Kos

TUI Sensimar Atlantica Belvedere Kos Resort & Spa, Greece 

The TUI Sensimar Atlantica Belvedere Kos Resort is perched on the coastline of Helona Beach over on the islands sleepy southeast side. Yes, you heard that right – Kos is more than just a party town, it’s also home to some luxurious low-key resorts. Speaking of luxury, you can expect nothing less at this five-star hotel. From its infinity-pool overlooking the Aegean Sea to its high-end spa which comes with a Turkish hammam, luxury Kos holidays know exactly how to wow guests. Fancy being one of them? We’ll help you get there…

TUI Sensimar Pioneer Beach Hotel, Paphos

TUI Sensimar Pioneer Beach Hotel, Cyprus

At the TUI Sensimar Pioneer Beach Hotel, it’s all about the number two. Whether that’s a candle-lit seafront dinner for two or a therapeutic massage for two – it’s the place all parents should head if they’re looking to rekindle their romance. This relaxed resort is yet another with a beach just a flip flop’s throw away however this time it’s a combo of sand and rock. If you’d rather take the plunge in the pool than the sea then that’s no problem. There’s a palm-lined pool with plenty of sun loungers for you to stretch out on too! Plus, it comes accompanied by a bar meaning you’ll always be just a few tip toes away from a Pina Colada. With no little ones to keep an eye on, it’s your perfect chance to try out the cocktail menu.

TUI Sensimar Palazzo del Mare, Kos

TUI Sensimar Palazzo Del Mare, Greece

TUI Sensimar resorts go to extreme lengths when it comes to their swimming pools and the TUI Sensimar Palazzo del Mare is a prime example. Home to an outstanding pool scene you’ll find its deluxe water duo meandering around the prettiest of gardens. Not only that, if you opt for a swim-up room you’ll have a route into the heart of the action directly from your bedroom! Rather soak up the sun and work on that tan while you’re free from the kids pestering you to get in the water every five minutes? No problem, there’s a super spacious terrace with thatched parasols where you can do exactly that.

TUI Sensimar Zante Maris, Zante

TUI Sensimar Zante Maris Hotel, Greece

From face paints and sand pits to water fights and homemade renditions of Art Attack, it’s not always easy to feel glamorous as a parent however adult-only resorts like the TUI Sensimar Zante Maris Hotel can easily change that. This luxury Zante holiday has luxury interior that is enough to make anyone feel like an A-lister. Expect beachfront Bali beds, a futuristic pool and an a la carte restaurant for under-the-stars dining. With its well-being platform including the likes of yoga and aerobics, chances are you’ll return home feeling just as fantastic too.

TUI Sensimar Carolina Hotel, Kvarner Bay

TUI Sensimar Carolina Hotel, Kvarner Bay

Perched on the shores of the tree-smothered island of Rab, the TUI Sensimar Carolina Hotel is an exclusive hideaway in Croatia’s best kept secret − Kvarner Bay. For an escape from the daily grind where you can spend day in day out doing nothing but relaxing with your other half then this is the place to go. If the spas beauty treatments aren’t enough to melt away any stresses, the infinity pool should do the trick. It looks out across Kvarner Bay, serving up views like no other. And with the hotel being tucked away within the greenery of juniper, pine and cypress, you can expect total tranquility – something that’s hard to come by when the little ones are in tow!

TUI Sensimar Insula Alba Resort & Spa, Crete

TUI Sensimar Insula Alba Resort and Spa, Greece

Contemporary style is one of the key elements of every TUI Sensimar resort and the Insula Alba Resort & Spa certainly excels at it. Its designer décor and dominating white theme goes hand in hand with its name ‘Inusla Alba’ which actually translates into the words ‘White Island’. From its lagoon-sized pool to its rooftop bar, everything here is super stylish. The same goes for its rooms where sea views come as standard, as do balconies or a terrace. If an adults-only escape is a rare occurrence for you, you could go all out and opt for something even more lavish – how does your own private pool or swim-up suite sound?

TUI Sensimar El Dorado Seaside Suites and Spa, Cancun  

TUI Sensimar El Dorado Seaside Suites and Spa, Mexico

Having previously been recognised by the global magazine Forbes as one of the most romantic hotels in the world, you can expect the best of the best at the TUI Sensimar El Dorado Seaside Suites and Spa. A holiday here without the kids will make you fall in love all over again, not just with each other but with everything this five-star spot has to offer. To give you an idea, you’ll be welcomed with glasses of fizz, have the option of your own in-room whirlpool bath and be spoiled rotten by the poolside waiter service. They’ll bring you food, ice creams, cocktails, you name it, all directly to your sunbed.

TUI Sensimar Blue Lagoon Palace, Halkidiki

TUI Sensimar Blue Lagoon Palace, Greece

Finding time to squeeze in some exercise into our hectic lifestyles can be difficult, unless of course you consider the school run as your daily workout. What parents really need are activities that focus totally on them, which is where the TUI Sensimar Blue Lagoon Palace comes in. This place has a huge focus on well-being from its daytime activities including the likes of aqua aerobics and relaxing stretching sessions to its rejuvenating spa treatments. With a treat-yourself holiday here, you’ll be returning home feeling totally revitalised. Plus, with those recharged batteries you’ll have tons of energy to catch up on playtime the with the kids!

TUI Sensimar Makadi Gardens, Hurghada

TUI Sensimar Makadi Gardens, Egypt

If you and your other half are serious foodies, the TUI Sensimar Makadi Gardens will tick all of your boxes. Incredible dining scenes come as a given at any TUI Sensimar resort, however this one in particular is all about fine dining and one things for sure, you’ll never be short on choice! Instead of sticking to the standard buffet for the fussy eaters in the family, this time you can experiment. There’s seven different a la carte restaurants to choose from, serving all kinds of cuisine and of course those local specialities. Once you’re finished indulging, there’s a luxe lobby bar with an impressive cocktail list to help cleanse the pallet. If you happen to have one too many, don’t worry you’re on an adults-only getaway after all!

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