10 Perfect Parent Escapes

Because absence makes the heart grow fonder, right?

By Maryann Jones Thompson

From babies who can’t sleep to teens who can’t wake up, kids can be challenging.  So it makes sense that parents might need a vacation from being parents.

The best part about parent escapes? There’s no itinerary needed. Just pick a great destination and the rest of the trip falls into place. After a stay at one of the picks below from ROAM contributors, and you’ll come home a better parent. We promise.

Havaiki Pearl, Fakarava, French Polynesia

Just an hour’s flight from Tahiti, a beachfront bungalow awaits, with friendly service, French meals, crazy diving, and friendly sharks. It is relaxing – I swear!




Nick’s Cove, Marshall, California

Across from Point Reyes in the rolling green hills of West Marin, Nick’s Cove’s cottages sit on Tomales Bay, serving local seafood and serious serenity.





Hotel Caruso, Ravello, Italy  

Pretend you are Italian royalty in this romantic, former palace set atop a cliff overlooking the Amalfi Coast.







W Austin, Texas

Hang your hat and hit the streets for Texas’ best live music, BBQ, gospel and bars.





Mira Moon, Hong Kong

Bask in the energy only Hong Kong can deliver during a stay at the Mira Moon, Wanchai’s home for mixing old- and new-world traditions from both the East and the West.  







Red Mountain Resort, St. George, Utah

Go alone. Go with your partner. Go with your friends. This destination in the red rocks near Zion National Park provides yogic, meditative, massaged peace and/or heart-pumping activities, depending on your preference.





Conrad Maldives, Rangali Island

Forget the overwater bungalows, the Rangali now has an underwater bungalow! But the plain old beach bungalows are beyond amazing for a super special couples trip.




The Surfrider, Malibu, California 

Pretend you’re a local and settle in for some sets at First Point and some sunsets from the boho-style roof deck at this rejuvenated PCH mainstay.





Hotel Monteleone, New Orleans

You can’t go wrong in New Orleans, and you can’t go wrong at the classic Hotel Monteleone. Trip around the Garden District, love some jazz, eat yourself silly and wrap up the night at the famous Carousel Bar.






Le Domaine de L’Orangeraie, La Digue, Seychelles

Okay, you can certainly bring your kids here. But wouldn’t it be even cooler to just while away your days, lazing beside the Indian Ocean? Maybe break it up with a bike ride or a glass of champagne? Yes, yes it would.





Compiled by Maryann Jones Thompson  – June 2019

ROAM Founder & Editor   


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