Find the real secret to romantic getaways that every devoted parent deserves

Last updated 8th May 2024

There’s nothing like a romantic getaway without the kids to remind you, you’re not just a parent, and possibly make you a better parent in the long run too.


Make time for romantic getaways

It’s easy to forget that time when it was just the two of you, but every grown up relationship needs a little nurturing occasionally. And while we’re not suggesting that anything in the world compares to family holidays with your children, making a little space for you and your partner is healthy. In fact, it’s more than healthy, it’s positively essential.


Make time for yourself

So for the next few hundred words we aren’t going to mention kids’ clubs or crèches, family pools, early mealtimes, children’s menus or kid-friendly restaurants.

We’re just going to talk about you and two irresistible adult-only hotels we recently discovered in Rhodes. A very fitting location for a romantic getaway since, according to legend, it’s named after the nymph, Rhode, who was so loved by Helios the Sun God he gifted her the most beautiful of all Greek islands. More of the romance of Rhodes later, for now, slip into a just-the-two-of-us moment with H Hotels Collection.


Sunset over Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa

Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa: a romantic getaway that fulfils all desires

A relatively new addition to H Hotels Collection, Mayia isn’t simply designed for adults, it’s created on the principle of wish fulfilment. Practically anything your heart desires is possible and delivered with such grace and warmth, that the resort’s testimonials are like hymns of praise for the unobtrusively attentive, yet endlessly thoughtful staff.


Choose the perfect setting for your romantic escape

Choose space to suit you and you alone

A dream resort for escapists, Mayia spreads across 15-acres on the tranquil south coast of Rhodes and gives you so much choice when it comes to rooms and suites, you may have to make a romantic getaway here a regular thing.

There are swim-up rooms and suites with private pools, sea views or garden views, secluded balconies or terraces, and even Deluxe Bungalows. Naturally, Rhode’s remarkable, pure light plays a major part in the design, offset by elegant, sea-washed blues and greens, and the type of crisp, clean whites you can only enjoy when kids aren’t around.


Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa © Yannis Kontos

Indulge in some well deserved me time

With only yourself to think about, you have to think about spending some time in Mayia Spa where you can treat yourself to thoroughly reviving solo treatments or try one of the range of exceptional couples’ treatments. Although, you’re equally welcome to simply enjoy a Turkish Bath, soothe in the sauna or swim in the heated, indoor pool.


Beach, Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa

Enjoy the freedom of all inclusive

Carefree is exactly how you should feel on a romantic getaway, which is why Mayia is all inclusive, so all you have to consider is what to do next or how good it feels to do nothing, for a change.

If you thought your days of leisurely breakfasts, lazy lunches and long dinners were in the past, no fewer than seven restaurants invite you to relive those child-free days and nights. Cocktail hour and lingering over night caps is actively encouraged at all four resort bars. And without early bedtimes (or early mornings) to worry about, you can hit Mayia’s nightclub like a grown up too.

Take a closer look at Mayia Exclusive Resort & Spa for romantic getaways


Boutique 5 Hotel & Spa, Rhodes

Boutique 5 Hotel & Spa: for parents who thought their boutique hotel days were over

Award-winning Boutique 5 really is the treat that every devoted parent deserves from time to time.

Set on pretty Kiotari Beach in southern Rhodes it couldn’t be more Mediterranean from its classic colonnades and shaded terraces to the sea view restaurant, cloud-soft sun beds and glorious light.


Suite, Boutique 5 Hotel & Spa

Create a world of your own with complete privacy

As privacy is paramount on romantic getaways, all rooms and suites are designed to cocoon you in your own world, so even the views seem to be just for you. Private terraces and balconies are where you can remind yourself of what it’s like to take time over breakfast. Or for the ultimate in indulgence, choose a suite with a private pool, overlooking the Aegean.


Bliss Spa, indoor pool

Awaken all your senses at Bliss Spa

The ‘5’ in Boutique 5, refers to the senses and nowhere wakens them more completely than Bliss Spa which is designed to give you exactly what you want, whether that’s pampering treatments, revitalising wellness therapies or the luxury of escapism in the tranquil, soothing Hammam.


Terrace, Boutique 5 Hotel & Spa

Choose the style of romantic getaway that suits you

Of course, freedom to create exactly the style of getaway that suits you both is what you really want, and at Boutique 5 you can choose either bed and breakfast or full-board.

When was the last time you really enjoyed a pool bar? Rediscover its joys at Sketch where cocktails are served in that delightfully grown up way that doesn’t involve a shred of guilt because you don’t have to be on child-watch.

Taking as long as you like is also the mood at Impressions which serves leisurely breakfasts, long lunches, and dinner under starlit skies with sea views on the side.

Although if you really want to raise the romantic bar, a private dinner at Boutique 5 can be arranged or you can ask the concierge to organise a picnic for two, and your wish will be granted, to perfection.

Take a closer look at Boutique 5 Hotel & Spa for romantic getaways


Rhodes is made for romantic getaways

Why Rhodes is made for romantic getaways

There’s always going to be some debate about which is the most romantic of all Greek islands, but for us, it’s the richness of experience on Rhodes that gives it the edge.

Not just a ‘honeymoon island’, it’s home to one of the most flawlessly preserved medieval cities in Europe, which also happens to be a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

To glimpse authentic island life, go exploring round some of the island’s charming mountain villages. Or if you’re taken with classic Rhodes, climb up to the Lindos Acropolis which towers over lovely Lindos Village on the south coast. Visit during summer and you can see why Butterfly Valley deserves its name, although this fairy tale nature reserve is a delight at any time with its sweet little streams, shady nooks and pretty pathways.

Playful couples will appreciate the line up of water sports on Kiotari Beach, but if that sounds like a little too much effort, an Aegean sail is one of the most romantic things to do in Rhodes, and the concierges at either Mayia or Boutique 5 will be only too happy to help make that happen for you.

Now find out more about H Hotels Collection in Rhodes for both romantic getaways and unforgettable family holidays