For couples looking to get away, vacations to a far-flung tropical destination may be out of the question. Instead of a distant locale, over-18 guests have several locations within the U.S. to choose from. Whether for fun or a special occasion, adult-only locations provide a more romantic and laid-back feel while giving a space away from younger visitors. Clothing is often optional and most provide all-inclusive packages that make most meals, drinks and activities free of charge.
Little Palm Island Resort and Spa
Just a few hours to the south of Miami at the heart of Little Torch Key, Little Palm Island caters to guests age 16 and older. A well-known Florida Keys destination accessible only by seaplane or boat, the resort specializes in romantic getaways and honeymooners. The resort offers guests its own private beach access, several on-site restaurants and 24-hour concierge desk to organize special outings, tours and activities. Each luxurious suite features its own king-size bed with butterfly netting, private balcony and spa-style bathroom. Designer furnishings, water views and high thread-count linens are also standard. For a special week, Little Palm offers the Romance Package. Complete with private oceanview bungalow, paid airport transfers and welcome bottle of champagne are included, as well as $200 in spa credits and one free snorkel outing.
Little Palm Island Resort and Spa 28500 Overseas Highway Mile Marker 28.5 Little Torch Key, FL 33042 800-343-8567 littlepalmisland.com
Hosting visitors of Waikiki Beach for nearly 100 years, Halekulani is the only property in the state with a AAA Five Diamond award for both accommodations and dining. Guests can choose from a selection of rooms and suites, all of which include deep soaking tubs, marble countertops, flat-screen television, complimentary high-speed Internet and MP3 docking station. Guests looking to make their vacation more romantic can choose the Romance Remembered package, which includes upgraded accommodations, welcome basket, daily buffet breakfast and complimentary admission to several nearby art galleries and other venues. Guests can engage in a variety of water and land-based sports including swimming, snorkeling and kayaking as well as golf, tennis, biking and hiking. Nearby, the Pearl Harbor Memorial, Diamond Head Beach and whale watching are available.
Halekulani 2199 Kalia Road Honolulu, HI 96815 808-923-2311 halekulani.com/
Well-equipped for an array of adult-oriented parties, Mandalay Bay caters primarily to singles and bachelor or bachelorette parties. Home to top-end rooms and suites as well as gourmet restaurants, a selection of on-site bars and a private poker room, Mandalay also welcomes live entertainment at the House of Blues and the Forty Deuce burlesque girls. Party participants or couples can choose the Ultimate Upgrade Package, which includes discounts on room upgrades, limo service to and from the airport, no-cost entry into on-site venues and preferred seating at premium hotel restaurants, all available to guests age 18 or older. All rooms include pillow-top mattresses, luxurious linens and flat-screen television with premium channels. Suites offer more space, separate living and sleeping quarters and upgraded amenities and some have whirlpool-style tubs.
Mandalay Bay 3950 Las Vegas Boulevard South Las Vegas, NV 89119 877-632-7800 mandalaybay.com/