"We have a no children under 12 policy, which allows for a more tranquil, adult-focused resort,” resident manager Colin Owen Healy told the travel news website.
The Akyra Chura Samui is a 61-suite resort under the aegis of AHMS group, which also owns the Aleenta boutique resorts in Phuket and Hua Hin. There is no word on whether the Aleenta properties will follow suit on the ban on children.
In Asia, the trend of adults-only travel is catching on, including hotels that are imposing bans on children in designated areas. Club Med for instance, recently unveiled a series of renovations to its Malaysian property, Cherating Beach Resort, creating a ‘Zen Space’ with a quiet pool that is reserved for only adults.