Adults only stays in Queensland

Want a getaway without the kids? These adults-only resorts in Queensland are made for a grown ups' holiday.

Picture yourself laying by the pool, cocktail in one hand and a good book in the other. No one is screaming “Mum, watch this!” and you aren’t having to duck for cover after every belly flop. Or maybe you haven’t had a romantic getaway with your partner in a while and think it’s time to reconnect.

It might sound too good to be true, but adults only accommodation is currently all the rage and offers the ultimate grown-up’s weekend getaway. From rainforest retreats in the North to beach resorts in the south, we bring you Queensland’s best adults only resorts, for any budget.

An adults only resort in Port Douglas

Opening its doors in 2007, Shantara is one of Port Douglas’ premiere adults only resorts. These luxury apartments provide guests with a sense of seclusion, even though they are walking distance to the town’s must-see sights, such as Marina Mirage, Sugar Wharf and Anzac Museum.

Whether you prefer a studio room or an apartment, we suggest you take a room by the pool deck, so you have the luxury of accessing the two lagoon-style pools without leaving the comforts of your apartment. If lounging by the pool or on the nearby beach isn’t your cup of tea, you can burn some calories in the gymnasium or pamper yourself at the day spa.

Tired from your travels? the spa even offers a special Jet Lag Recovery Treatment to rejuvenate your mind and body for a well-relaxed North Queensland getaway.

Shantara Resort Port Douglas - Adults Only Retreat

Top rated
Port Douglas
9.2 Excellent (2509 reviews)

A Tarzan and Jane getaway in the rainforest


Now that the kids aren’t with you, it’s time for you to enjoy the treehouse. Pethers Rainforest Retreat is the ultimate treehouse adventure set amidst five hectares of private rainforest.

High up in the trees, amongst the birds, you can enjoy every ounce of privacy with your favourite person. Every treehouse is fitted with a private spa for two, fireplace and dining area with five-metre-high glass windows so you can take in the spectacular surroundings.

Even though you’re far away from the hustle and bustle of city life, you can still have a full schedule of fun; from visiting local wineries to completing the Tambourine Rainforest Skywalk (probably skip this if you’re scared of heights!).

Pethers Rainforest Retreat

Top rated
Mount Tamborine
9.6 Excellent (477 reviews)

A tranquil adults only resort on the Sunshine Coast

Nestled in the subtropical rainforest of the Sunshine Coast, Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat offers tranquillity and luxury that can help you relax and reconnect with your partner. Six contemporarily crafted pavilions offer spectacular rainforest views, whilst also bringing touches of home with fresh flowers, chocolates and soft bathrobes and slippers.

Waking up to the birdsong of the rainforest, the romance of breakfast in bed is alive and well at this resort with a gourmet hamper supplied on arrival and freshly baked croissants delivered each morning. Just because you are surrounded by pristine rainforest doesn’t mean you’re away from the locals. You will find art galleries and wineries minutes from the property. While there is no on-site restaurant, the retreat can arrange transfers to some of the best local eateries on the coast.

Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat

Top rated
9.8 Excellent (306 reviews)

A Northern Queensland escape for two


Just because you want a kid-free getaway doesn’t mean you may not want to be away from people your age. Located metres from Four Mile Beach, Peninsula Boutique Hotel Port Douglas gives you that hotel feel without the family crowd.

You will be able to relax and enjoy the perfect Northern Queensland weather in style by the resort’s multi-tiered outdoor pool or in the Magna-heated jacuzzi spa, in which the natural minerals can aid in the reduction of stress, anxiety, aches & pains.

No weekend getaway is complete without a gourmet meal. The hotel’s oceanfront café-restaurant, Hi Tide, offers you seasonal menus full of fresh tropical produce from the sea.

Port Douglas Peninsula Boutique Hotel - Adults Only Haven

Top rated
Port Douglas
9.6 Excellent (582 reviews)

An adults only resort in the countryside


If you prefer a country escape, Spicers Peak Lodge offers a luxury getaway over 1,100 metres above sea level. Located near the town of Maryvale, you and your partner can enjoy the farm life and the beauties of a World Heritage Listed national park.

An all-inclusive lodge, you will be able to indulge in gourmet food, drinks and treats whenever you like. To burn off all the yummy treats you will be devouring, the on-site recreational activities include an infinity pool and outdoor tennis court.

After spending your day lounging by the pool or taking one of the self-guided bush walks, it is time to truly unwind. Guests can choose from a variety of treatments, facials and massages at the hotel’s mountaintop spa retreat. And if you are on your babymoon, Spa Anise even offers pregnancy massages.

Spicers Peak Lodge

9.8 Excellent (115 reviews)

A kid-free Noosa resort


A couple’s holiday is all about enjoying each other’s company and Alaya Verde is a perfect choice with its villa-style accommodation featuring private sanctuary bedrooms. A 15-minute drive from Noosa Main Beach, this resort is the perfect mix of country and coast.

One of the benefits of staying at this property is that it only welcoming three couples at any given time and with no suites sharing a common wall. A romantic night-in is easily organised with a glass of champagne by the fireplace or for even more romance, book the Gold suite so you can gaze up at the stars and moon in the privacy of your own outdoor bath-spa.

The homemade breakfast, made from locally grown and organic ingredients, will give you the energy you need to go out and enjoy the nearby hiking and cycling trails of Noosa National Park. And don’t forget to keep an eye out for any kangaroos hopping by!

Alaya Verde

Top rated
10.0 Excellent (98 reviews)

An adults only resort on the Whitsundays


A favourite with many, the Whitsunday coast is the ultimate romantic getaway destination. Nestled on Pioneer Bay, the At Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat 18-plus offers a luxury boutique experience with just five suites for personalised service.

The hardest decision of your trip will be whether you choose to lay on the beach, by the deepwater horizon swimming pool or relax in the top-floor jacuzzi. The serene location could even tempt you to get an in-room couple’s massage or have a romantic picnic on a private beach.

But if you’re looking for adventure, the Whitsundays are jam-packed. Unique experiences include scuba diving, snorkelling and sailing along the Great Barrier Reef. Or for the brave, crocodile spotting.

at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat - Adults Only

Airlie Beach
8.2 Very good (434 reviews)

An escape for two


If you’re looking for a holiday that isn’t in the total seclusion of a rainforest, the Pink Flamingo Resort is an ideal choice. With its bright décor and tropical gardens, the resort offers you both the privacy of your own villa, but also the chance to socialize with a pool bar and billiard room.

For the courageous types, the resort can organise mountain biking, snorkelling and horse riding. But you could always stay behind and enjoy a healing massage in your own Massage Cabana. If you’re interested in heading into town, the city centre is only a 15-minute walk away.

Pink Flamingo Resort

Port Douglas
9.6 Excellent (655 reviews)

A spot in Port Douglas that's adults only


Sometimes you just want to be where the people are. For that, there is Martinique on Macrossan. A two-minute walk to over 60 cafés and restaurants, you can spend your mornings’ people watching whilst sipping on a café latte.

All about a mix of unwinding and exploring, the resort offers a selection of contemporary one-bedroom apartments that will make you feel right at home with their modern furnished bedrooms and separate living rooms, kitchenette and shared laundry facilities.

After you’ve had a dip in the hotel’s outdoor saltwater pool, you could go and explore the Four Mile Beach, visit a local art gallery or take a day trip to the Great Barrier Reef or the Daintree Rainforest.

Martinique On Macrossan

Port Douglas
9.5 Excellent (1178 reviews)

Feel zen with this adults only resort in the Gold Coast Hinterlands


While families and rowdy teenagers over-populate Surfers Paradise, you and your partner can find tranquillity and comfort in the Gold Coast Hinterlands at Ruffles Lodge and Spa. Surrounded by gardens and forests, you can gaze upon the Gold Coast from the hotel’s infinity pool or Jacuzzi spa.

Whether you choose a private villa or a studio suite, you will enjoy a meticulously-furnished room that blends in with the surrounding landscape. Dining in will be a luxury at the retreat’s award-winning restaurant, Vue 175, where you can enjoy culinary delights made from local ingredients and sip on local wines.

For those in need of some zen, the Day Spa can re-energize your mind, body and soul. Whereas if you don’t mind crowds, Dream World and Wet’n’Wild are only a 15-minute drive away.

Ruffles Lodge & Spa

Top rated
8.5 Excellent (16 reviews)