No Back to School Blues—Romantic Getaways for Parents

By Isabelle Jefferies

Summer break is a truly lovely thing—late breakfasts during lazy mornings that are free from the stress of packed lunches and school uniforms; no chasing the little ones to try and get them up and dressed; and the chance to actually enjoy your morning coffee rather than downing it on the way to the car.

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Having the kids around 24 hours a day for ten whole weeks over summer makes daily life a lot more exciting, and it seems so cruel that it’s already time to start thinking about new stationary and school runs. No matter how old your mini-glampers are, we totally understand that the thought of sending them back into the real world is just a little bit heartbreaking.

Thankfully, we have just what you need to avoid the back-to-school funk. How does a luxury getaway in a beautiful and tranquil spot sound?

Not that you should need convincing but, as hard-working parents, you really do deserve the chance to relax and unwind. Dare we say...it’s absolutely essential in order to leave you feeling fresh and ready for another year of early starts and hurrying the kids out the door? Have a look at some of our favorite breaks for couples below, and remember—you deserve it!

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Lets start off with this amazing property offering yurts in a secluded rural spot in Tuscany. It really is hard to top Italy in terms of romantic destinations. What’s not to love about the thought of sharing gelato after a cute day spent exploring the traditional surroundings hand-in-hand?

Sticking with the theme of Europe, a stay at this stunning luxury cabin will definitely leave you both feeling relaxed and rejuvenated ready for another school year. Nestled in the heart of Andalusia, we promise that the combination of breathtaking ocean views, private Jacuzzis, and deluxe king-size beds will be the answer to all your wildest glamping dreams.

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For parents that want to stick a little closer to home, the U.S. offers some seriously romantic glamping spots. We love this eco-friendly tree house in North Carolina. Afternoons spent on the elevated deck without a worry in the world sound pretty perfect to us!

How does a spot of sunrise yoga at this property in Oregon to get you back in the routine of those early starts sound? Delicious, gourmet meals are provided each day to give you a break from the cooking, and you can make full use of the spa service available on-site to get you nice and relaxed before heading back to reality.

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Alternatively, how about heading further afield to really feel away from it all? Australia is one of the most beautiful places to spend a glamping break, and the relaxing way of life is the perfect way to ease yourselves back into the school routine. This property is equipped with everything you will need to relax in style, from luxury Egyptian cotton linens to romantic LED lighting.

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If Western Australia is more appealing, try this site that is the perfect base for spending hours on pristine beaches before heading home to a luxury rental for a night under the stars.

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Fiji is seriously underrated as a glamping destination. This property offers the chance to be fully immersed in a luxury private haven in the heart of natural and pristine rainforest that overlooks a bay of crystal clear water with fringing coral reef. What’s not to love?

Wherever you decide to head to beat the back to school blues, remember that you're actually benefiting the kids in the long term. Stress-parents make for a stress-free school run—and we'd be over the moon to make that happen for you.

For more on back-to-school getways for parents, check out our collection on the U.S.' most romantic getaways for couples!