Adults-only Luxury Travel in Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific
Australia, New Zealand and the islands of the South Pacific offer some of the most family friendly travel experiences .. but equally we understand that sometimes you just want to escape to somewhere without the squeals of splash-happy kids; From tropical islands to outback hideaways, coastal resorts to mountain retreats, we have put together a collection of some of our favourite adults-only luxury vacations and child-free holiday destinations:
Minimum age: 18 years
In a tranquil bay on Malolo Island in the Fijian Mamanucas, Likuliku adults-only luxury island resort offers a combination of indulgent overwater bungalows and beachside bures. Built in traditional Fijian style with the co-operation of local landowners, each spacious and air-conditioned Likuliku guest room is also appointed with life’s modern luxuries. Overwater bures have their own desk and a glass floor in the lounge area through which to watch tropical fish darting in the turquoise waters below. Deluxe beachside bures also have an outdoor deck with a private plunge pool. Guests also have access to the resort’s private island – a 15 minute boat ride away, ‘Honeymoon Island’ is the perfect escape for a picnic for two.
qualia, Australia’s Great Barrier Reef
Minimum age: 16 years
On a secluded headland of Hamilton island, surrounded by the wonders of the Whitsunday’s and the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef, qualia is one of Australia’s most celebrated adults-only luxury lodges. Epitomising contemporary Australian coastal sophistication, individual guest pavilions enjoy sweeping Coral Sea views and the spacious Winward Pavilions also have their own infinity edge plunge pools. Enjoy pampering spa treatments, picnicking on private beaches or the brand new Heart Island reef experience (exclusive to guests of Hamilton Island).
El Questro, The Kimberley – Western Australia
Minimum age: 15 years
Cantilevered over a clifftop overlooking the Chamberlain Gorge in, El Questro is a relaxed yet refined oasis in the rugged Australian outback providing luxury accommodation for a maximum of just 18 indulged adults. A collection of extraordinary and exclusive outback experiences encourage guests to explore the property on foot or by four wheel drive, on horseback or by helicopter. Swim in secluded waterholes and picnic by picturesque waterfalls, sip champagne in outback thermal springs or toast the sunset on a secluded sandstone escarpment
Split Apple Retreat, New Zealand’s South Island
Minimum age: 12 years
On the edge of New Zealand’s Abel Tasman National Park, Split Apple Retreat is a serene and sophisticated wellness retreat. One of New Zealand’s most exclusive luxury lodges, catering to a maximum of six guests, the property offers panoramic views over the Tasman Sea and access to a range of nature-based adventures: hiking, cycling, swimming and kayaking. Enjoy massages, meditation and individually tailored menus designed to nourish the body and feed the soul
The Boatshed, Waiheke Island New Zealand
Minimum age: 12 years
Only moments from Auckland, Waiheke is world’s away from the city. White sandy beaches and world-class wineries welcome visitors looking to unwind. The Boatshed offers boutique accommodation in an intimate small luxury hotel reminiscent of a New Zealand beachside ‘bach’. Heavenly spa treatments and divinely romantic dining options await at the Boatshed, whilst Waiheke also invites guests to enjoy long lunches, art gallery strolls and coastal walks.
Alternatively, a collection of private island escapes in the South Pacific , private helicopter tours in New Zealand and exclusive-use resorts in Australia allow you to holidays with exactly who you please.
Contact the Southern Crossings Travel Design team for more adults-only adventures and luxury lodges.