Our Guide to the Best Singles Holidays and Destinations

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SINGLES HOLIDAYS

THE BEST SINGLES' HOLIDAYS

Have you ever wondered which are the best holidays for single travellers? Whether it's sunny resorts, adventure holidays or city breaks you're seeking, exploring the world on your own is an experience of a lifetime. We've cherry-picked the best singles holidays for you to choose from, with everything from pamper breaks and party islands to short haul stops and island-hops.

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GO ISLAND HOPPING

Explore the Aegean and Ionian Seas 

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If you’re the adventurous type, why not spend your summer holidays exploring an idyllic island or a secret cove in a deserted beach? Island-hopping is the perfect way for single travelers to meet new people and explore a few lesser-known destinations in one holiday. Sprinkled across the Aegean and Ionian seas are a cluster of gorgeous Greek Islands, with popular travel spots including Santorini, Mykonos and Corfu. The quaint island of Antiparos is a good place to start if you want to experience authentic Greece, dotted with blooming Bougainvilleas, upscale restaurants, chic bars and beautiful beaches. Sinfos is also worth a visit for its beauty, while party animals might want to stop off at Ios, Hersonissos and Corfu. We've highlighted some of the best beach holidays for single travellers in Greece, below

  • Zakynthos for idyllic beaches
  • Andros for adventure trails
  • Rhodes for nightlife
  • Lefkada for watersports
  • Mykonos for LGBT travellers

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SET SAIL FOR THE NEW HORIZON

Indulge in a Mediterranean or a Caribbean cruise

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One of the best ways to tick off singles holidays abroad is on an all-inclusive luxury cruise. Without the hassle of worrying about itinerary, planning, food and boarding, you can concentrate on having fun. Further, you may get to meet other single travellers and form lasting bonds, which can last beyond the cruise. Whether you drop your anchor in the alluring Aegean or crystal-clear Caribbean, you’ll be surrounded by breathtaking views of the glistening sea and exotic islands filled with culture, cuisine and beautiful sights. There are plenty of sailing excursions to choose from, lucky for you we're setting sail with some of the best...

  • Mediterranean cruise from locations such as Rome, Barcelona, Venice and Dubrovni
  • Caribbean cruise including places like St. Thomas, St. Maarten, Nassau, Grand Cayman, Jamaica, Honduras, St Kitts and Barbados
  • Canaries cruise including destinations such as La Gomera, La Palma, El Heirro, Tenerife, Gran Canaria, Lanzarote and Fuerteventura.

 

TAKE A SHORT-HAUL CITY BREAK FOR THE LONG WEEKEND

Discover a new European city

City of Rome seen from the Colosseum during sunset

City breaks are a great option for solo travellers. European cities such as Paris, Rome, Florence, Amsterdam, Venice and Madrid have a wealth of things to see and do including educational tours and activities. If you’re pressed for time but want to explore a new city nonetheless, our top European day-trip destinations provides all the shortcuts to save both time and money. See Paris from the top of the Eiffel Tower, enjoy a canal ride in Amsterdam and wander Brussels' Grote Markt, all in a single trip. Some of the top holidays for solo travellers it comes to short-haul city breaks, include

 

DRIVE DOWN THE COUNTRYSIDE

Drive down the Amalfi coast or Iberian Peninsula

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Whether you fancy hiring a car and taking on the open road or catching an organised coach tour, driving holidays are a great way to explore new destinations. Cruise through the European countryside on various coach tours, stopping to grab a quick bite in a local restaurant or to explore a nearby village. Fly to Italy and explore the Amalfi coast or the Iberian Peninsula, while further afield, classic American road trips in California and Nevada give you the chance to explore exciting cities like Las Vegas, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

 

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PAMPER YOURSELF ON A SPA VACATION

Relax and rejuvenate in a spa 

Arrecife city seen through the bathroom window from the bath tub filled with bathing foam and rose petals on top of it
 

Give your time crunches and power lunches a miss, and check yourself into a relaxing spa for some well-earned R&R. There's a spa treatment to suit everyone, from the healing Ayurvedic treatments in Goa and the hot-spring therapies in Budapest to the latest thalassotherapy treatments (using seawater, seaweed and mud) in Portugal, Crete or France. Check out some of our top spa destinations in Europe:

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GO ON AN ADVENTURE TRAIL

Be one with nature

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Hiking, mountain climbing, skiing and cycling are some of the many ways to explore nature and enjoy singlehood. Adventure travels make for some of the best holidays for single people, as they come with a host of benefits. They help to prevent a range of health problems associated with sedentary lifestyle, increase brain function and encourage you to overcome challenges in life. There are a range of adventure sports to choose from. From skiing and mountaineering in the Alps to pulse-quickening water sports in the Caribbean or the Balearics, we’ve got you covered. Here are our top choices for adventure holidays, which can also double up as the best singles’ holidays:

  • The Canary Islands including Tenerife, Lanzarote and Gran Canaria for water sports
  • Sierra Nevada in Spain and St. Mortiz and Lussane in Switzerland for mountain sports
  • The Caribbean including Cuba for nature trails, hiking, camping and so on

 

GET TO KNOW A NEW CULTURE

Discover the world and its people

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The curiosity to know more about exotic cultures and people is at the heart of any journey we undertake. Whether it is admiring the layered history of Hagia Sophia mosque in Turkey or soaking up the colourful sights and sounds of Souk Semmarine in Marrakesh or learning about colonial history in a crumbling old fort in Goa, cultural holidays should definitely be high on the list of any holidays for a solo traveller. Here’s a list of places steeped in fascinating history and culture:

  • Marrakesh and Dubai for old souks, mosques and palaces
  • Goa for colonial forts and churches
  • Turkey and Greece for antiquities of the Greeks and Ottomans

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PARTY LIKE THERE IS NO TOMORROW

When the sun goes down, let your hair down

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Wouldn’t it be fun if life were to be an endless stream of parties? Whether you are a stag or a hen, clubbing holidays are a great way to let your hair down, catch up on the latest tunes, sample new cocktails and, of course, meet new people. Some of the best islands and beach resorts are also the home of some of the top nightclubs in the world. From open-air clubs to boat parties, these places have them all. Here’s our list of top clubbing resorts in the world:

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EAT YOUR HEART OUT

Taste the world

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A holiday is never complete without sampling the local food and wine. For single travellers foodie holidays are a great way to pick up a new cooking skill, taste a vintage wine and enjoy the wonders of street food. Tingle your taste buds at some of the top food festivals in the world or try out exotic flavours from places such as Thailand, Goa and Jamaica with some of the best curries in the world. For the sheer taste and aroma of their cuisine, here’s our list of best foodie holidays for single people:

  • Goa for the best pork dishes
  • Thailand for red, yellow and green curries
  • Italy for the best pasta and red wine
  • Portugal and Spain for the freshest seafood

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Take time out for things that matter

Pursue a hobby

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A holiday can also present the happy chance to hone a skill or pursue a long-standing interest. Are you an avid bird watcher fascinated by the yellow-crested cockatoo or an obsessed art collector in search of muted oil paintings and crumbling sculptures? Special interest holidays might be the perfect answer for you. They include everything from bird watching to museum hopping to walking tours. Here’s is list of places along with the activities they are famous for:

  • Papua New Guinea for bird watching
  • Paris and Rome for museums and art galleries
  • The Caribbean and the Balearics for photography
  • Cuba for salsa dancing

 

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