Hey parents and caregivers, y'all alright? Although summer break lasts just around two months compared to an entire year, can we all admit that having to keep up with our kids and teens during that time away from the classroom is draining. They're eating you out of house and home, you're spending too much money on activities to keep them entertained throughout the day, not to mention them simply calling your name 1,000 times before noon. We totally empathize with you, and understand your need to seek adult-only escapes in an effort to recharge.
Being able to get away for a few days without the kids can recharge your mind, body and soul. You can sleep all day if you want, indulge in all the food and adult beverages your stomach can handle. Not to mention, for once, someone else will be there to pamper you any time of the day. Now that sounds like an initiative we can get behind.
While back-to-school is typically reserved for students and teachers, EBONY has curated this list of adult-only escapes to help the parents get a little piece of zen for themselves. You can thank us later.
For those who love cruising, Virgin Voyages has created an epic set of adult-only sailings that provide everything you'd want and more. From multiple gourmet sit-down restaurants included in your package to shows and entertainment that only you can appreciate—this brand just gets it. Cruises stop at spots like: Nassau, Bahamas; Ibiza, Spain; Santorini, Greece and more.
Lopesan Costa Bávaro Resort, Spa & Casino
Featuring a dedicated adults-only section with exclusive access to the adults-only pool, beach, dining and reception areas, the 1,042-room accommodation offers guests 18+ an array of amenities and programming for a laid back Dominican Republic getaway. The five-star all-inclusive has seven freshwater pools—including one of the Dominican Republic’s largest bi-level infinity pools—a 16,000 square-foot water park (for kids at heart!) and a bustling downtown area called The Boulevard.
Sandals Royal Bahamian
Many consider Sandals resorts to be for couples and honeymooners, but it's also the perfect adult-only escape for best friends, solo travelers, moms and daughters, or any other adult group you can think of. From gorgeous landscaping, IG-worthy photo backdrops, private car service that includes a ride in a Rolls-Royce, decadent cuisine and a personal attendant service that will make you feel like a celeb, you deserve to lap in luxury.