The term "adult-only resort" might conjure unsettling images of leering men in mustaches and nervous women in revealing bikinis, but dismissing the idea outright is a mistake. If you're a parent who needs some respite from the incessant whine of children, a couple looking to reconnect in peace, or a honeymooner hoping to avoid considering the future, kid-free resorts feel like an oasis. We pulled together our favorite destinations that offer luxurious treatment and surroundings in a child-free environment.
La Casa Que Canta, Zihuatanejo, Mexico
Don't let the obnoxious website deter you (call 888-523-5050 instead), La Casa Que Canta is a top-shelf luxury resort located a mere 6 miles from the airport. Architecturally, it's a stunning tiered, mushroom-like modern structure, and all 25 of its fully tricked-out suites have ocean views and private terraces – 11 even have private pools. Besides access to gorgeous infinity and saltwater pools, there's a full-service Clarins spa, a private beach, and a full suite of all-inclusive amenities, from a minibar to meals. Guests must be 18 or older. [From $343 a night; lacasaquecanta.com]
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