Even though many of our clients are families and couples, we know that travelling independently can be a richly rewarding way to see the world, too. After all, it’s just you and the landscapes – that’s it. Here are our top nine places to travel solo…
Recharge your batteries in Saint Lucia
With its lush jungle swathes and secluded pristine beaches, Saint Lucia is a tropical paradise perfect for rejuvenating the soul. BodyHoliday is a great health and wellbeing resort which puts refreshing your body and mind first with a smorgasbord of activities and spa treatments, leaving you to enjoy ‘me, myself and I’ time. Plus, a selection of single-only rooms means there’s no troublesome single supplement to pay – making it ideal for single travellers.
Explore Cambodia’s wilderness
With temples, wild jungle, buzzing local life and tropical island getaways, there’s plenty to see in Cambodia. It’s a place where, as a lone traveller, you can really immerse yourself in this Southeast Asian gem, taking in the Khmer empire’s legacy at the Angkor temple complex or wandering the leafy contours of the Cardamom Mountains. You could say there there’s so much to see here that you would be too busy to notice the lack of company!
Go on a dhow safari in Mozambique
Mozambique is one of Africa’s rising stars for a beach getaway. But those roaming alone with an intrepid soul should make for the cultural melting pot of Ibo Island in the Quirimbas archipelago. Ibo Island Lodge offers the perfect way for solo travellers to explore this beguiling land with a berth on a dhow safari, which gives you the chance to soak up Ibo’s colonial history and hop around the unspoilt islands surrounding it, as well as enjoying the on-deck camaraderie with the crew.
Speak easy in Singapore
Such is its cosmopolitan nature, Singapore is welcoming to people from all corners of the globe. With its history as a former British colonial outpost, English is widely spoken, meaning it’s a brilliant destination for those travelling alone. The lack of a language barrier gives you confidence in the fact you can easily get around without any issues and it means you can chat to locals for a closer glimpse of Singaporean life.
Immerse yourself in Sri Lanka
Like Cambodia, Sri Lanka has plenty for the intrepid solo traveller to see, from the majestic Golden Triangle to the magical hilly scenes of the Tea Country. In the latter, you can get mystical views from the carriages of the iconic Kandy to Ella train, which cuts through the heart of it. And if you really want to tick the ‘solo travel done right’ box, you can get a photo of yourself hanging out one of the carriages’ open doorways.
Go cruising in The Islands of Tahiti
The Islands of Tahiti are often thought of as the ultimate honeymoon destination. But while the overwater bungalows and white-sand beaches are filled with romance, the Aranui ship offers a unique way for those travelling alone to explore the Polynesian islands. Half-freighter, half-cruise ship, the Aranui cruises around Tahiti’s groups of islands, giving lone adventurers a tropical taste of a few of them while sharing the ship’s deck with like-minded people.
Get your motor running in New Zealand
Is there anything more liberating than just hopping into a car, turning the ignition and driving the open road? New Zealand is one of the world’s greatest places for a road trip, with the North and South islands offering everything from gigantic glaciers to fascinating Maori culture. The big plus of hiring a car and hitting the tarmac is a solo traveller is stopping off wherever you like and chatting to plenty of inspiring locals.
Find yourself in Bali
The friendly people of Indonesia make Bali such an attractive destination for solo travellers. You can savour the ambience Ubud, chilling in cafés full of chatter and hear laughter erupting from tables at restaurants. There’s plenty of natural wonder to discover as well, from hiking volcanoes and cycling through paddies. With the charming locals, Bali is a place you can really absorb while learning about yourself at the same time.
Admire the Middle Eastern charm of Oman
Despite the hostile view that many hold of the Middle East, Oman is consistently voted as one of the friendliest places in the world. It’s also deemed one of the safest, making it a brilliant option for those visiting on their own. There’s plenty to do there, from enjoying the waterside serenity of Muscat, dune bashing on a 4×4 in the Musandam Peninsula or simply basking on the sun-dappled shores of the Arabian Gulf.