Every now and then it’s good to have some time away from the children, to relax and recharge and indulge in luxurious spa treatments, cultural activities, upmarket shopping or fine dining. If you are planning a brief escape from the family this autumn, here’s a look at what you could do on holidays without kids. CLC World Resorts & Hotels offer the ideal backdrop for more sophisticated, adults only holiday – let’s take a look at the kind of things on offer.
Luxurious Spa Treatments
Spa treatments offer your mind, body and soul a chance for deep relaxation. Enjoy a soothing massage, an indulgent facial, an exfoliating scrub or treatments using natural aromatherapy oils. For sheer escapism, head to the Aegean coast for authentic Turkish bath treatments and specialised massage therapies.
Holidays without kids provide the perfect opportunity to catch up on some culture, whether it’s taking in Turkey’s extraordinary Greek and Roman archaeological sites, the Costa del Sol’s stunning UNESCO World Heritage sites of Ronda or the Alhambra Palace in Granada, or Mozart’s birthplace in Salzburg, Austria.
Closer to home, adults only holidays are also the ideal opportunity to catch up on art galleries, exhibitions and museums, as well as the castles and monuments of Scotland, or the lovely country houses and gardens of Cornwall.
How about a bit of retail therapy? The Costa del Sol has several stylish shopping centres and plenty of high-end designer stores. Enjoy Salzburg’s charming historic pedestrian street Getreidegasse, or while away a Turkish afternoon choosing a handwoven rug over copious cups of mint tea. Cornwall’s cathedral city Truro and its coastal towns of Fowey and Padstow all have interesting indie boutiques to explore at leisure.
If you yearn to get out in the sunshine and stretch your legs but your little ones are less enthusiastic, holidays without kids are the perfect time to do it. Why not explore three of Scotland’s most spectacular walking areas, Sma Glen, Glen Quaich and Glen Lyon? Or for winter sun, head to Tenerife to climb Mount Teide, the world’s third highest volcano and Spain’s highest point, soaring 3,718 metres above sea level.
When you’re staying at a luxury resort, you can expect fine dining, and several CLC restaurants have been awarded Trip Advisor Certificates of Excellence. From herb-crusted tuna on the Costa del Sol to char-grilled lamb in Scotland or paté-topped steak in Tenerife, your taste buds will treasure sophisticated dining and fine wines.
Believe it or not, you could even get a holiday without kids for free! By simply attending a 90-minute presentation at a CLC World Travel Centre, you could be eligible for a week’s worth of CLC World free holiday accommodation at a choice of their luxury resorts and hotels around the world. So, think about it – isn’t it time to treat yourself?