Contrary to popular belief, travelling alone can actually be incredibly relaxing, especially when it comes to spa holidays for solo travellers.
Sure, some people travel to socialise but there’s nothing like taking some time out for yourself to rest, relax and rejuvenate with a wellness vacation.
While your neighbourhood spa may be doing a great job, it’s doesn’t quite beat the idea of hopping on a plane and spoiling yourself in an exotic paradise far away from the stresses and worries of home.
Here are some superb spa holidays for solo travellers to get you started.
5 Top Spa Holidays For Solo Travellers
1. Gaia Retreat and Spa, Byron Bay
Over a decade has passed since Olivia Newton-John stumble on the land that is now home to this amazing Australian spa.
This luxurious spa hosts three Komala Villas with saltwater infinity pools and spectacular views of the surrounding hills.
Unlike some wellness retreats which are adamant in turning their guests into hardcore yoga students, Gaia’s philosophy is about taking care of their guests. If you want to wake up early every morning to do yoga, that’s fine. But there’s nothing wrong with just lounging around all day and indulging in a remedial massage when the mood strikes.
2. Absolute Sanctuary, Koh Samui, Thailand
Spa holidays are designed for comfort and relaxation but if you can also improve your health then why not kill two birds with one stone at Absolute Sanctuary?
This is a comfortable health boot camp of sorts as guests are put under an intense programme which involves regular yoga, green juices, raw foods and regular colonic treatments.
It’s not all hardcore though as the retreat also serves up world-class Thai massages and beauty treatments in the Spa and central pool.
Lose weight while receiving massages as you drink in the gorgeous hillside setting of this Moroccan-influenced retreat.
3. YogaRosa Ibiza, Spain
Situated in the middle of a pine forest in Ibiza, YogaRosa is an escape from the daily grind of the working life. The name comes from the owner, Rosa Klein who began practicing yoga after an accident which left her bedridden for a year.
YogaRosa’s mission is to bring you to harmony.
So, expect plenty of yoga, fruit platters and nutritious meals made from locally grown ingredients to lift your energy. This is also a great place to socialise in a relaxed setting if you fancy joining one of the communal dining tables or simply getting spoiled with cuddles from one of the YogaRosa dogs.
4. Longevity Wellness Resort Monchique, Portugal
The Longevity Wellness Resort in Monchique earns bragging rights as the winner of ‘Most Life Changing Spa’ award at the Tatler Spa Awards 2013.
This luxurious spa is solo traveller friendly and opens its doors to any guest looking to get pampered, rejuvenate and detox. The resort also offers a wide range of health programmes focused on weight loss, general wellness and stress reduction.
Whether you want to mingle with other solo guests, take in the relaxing ambience of the resort or take charge of your health, this Portuguese resort has it all.
5. Lake Austin Spa Resort, Austin, Texas, USA
Located on 19 mega lakeside acres, this spa and resort is perfect for solo female travellers.
The destination spa and resort offers something for everyone as there are activities for both indoor and outdoor people. Go kayaking on the lake in the morning, take up a cooking class for lunch and spend your afternoon getting spoiled silly with any one of the hundreds of spa treatments on offer.
There are “friendship tables” for travellers wishing to dine with other people or for those seeking time alone. There is also the option of renting a Luxury Garden Room, which comes with a private garden, a king bed as well as an open view to the resort’s gardens.
Does the idea of a spa holiday for your next solo trip appeal to you? Have you ever been on a single spa getaway? If so, we’d love to hear from you! Please share your experience in the comments below.