When it comes to suitable and affordable solo beach vacations the tide is starting to turn as the demand for such holidays in increasing rapidly. More and more companies have realised this potential and are starting to offer more beach holidays aimed at the solo traveller.
Nowadays, if you are looking for a beach vacation as a singleton there is a bewildering array of resorts to choose from.
Just because you are solo does not mean that you cannot enjoy the beach like couples or families. Do not worry that you will be alone all the time! Beach holidays are actually the best opportunity to meet someone or even find a soul mate. Joining like-minded single people in beach resorts can be a fantastic way to bond with new friends.
When choosing your holiday resort, you still need to be careful though as some companies price their holidays per person based on two people sharing the room. This means that when the solo traveller books they may be hit with charge by the tour operator.
It therefore pays to double check when you are looking for a beach holiday on your next solo trip that it doesn’t come with a single supplement.
The best option is to book your solo beach vacation via a tour operator that specialises in single travel. Just remember to shop around and compare prices first. Just because there’s no single supplement charge does not always means you’re getting a cheaper holiday.
Nevertheless, there are several companies that organise holidays exclusively for singles with great prices that suit everyone’s pockets. Among them are:
With 15 years experience, this company provides carefree travel to the most exotic destinations in the world including many beach resorts. (solosholidays.co.uk)
An American company who specialises in adults only, all inclusive vacations for singles (singles-getaways.com).
Solos Holidays provide an unrivalled selection of sun destinations. They organise trips for singles-only groups which are accompanied by a tour leader who arranges things such as dining together in the evening (solosholidays.co.uk).
If you are not a group lover and you are not keen on getting to know other people there are still plenty of activities to keep you busy during your beach holiday vacation. Many resorts market themselves as solo-friendly and guarantee you a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere.
Among them are:
Maui at Wailea in Hawaii, USA
This place is perfect for luxury-loving singles with its elegant indoor spaces and luxuriant gardens.
Runaway Bay in Jamaica
This resort has everything that single travellers need: acres for golfing, fantastic flower gardens, swimming pools and the perfect turquoise sea for diving. If you like to relax you can use the hammocks and breathe in the fresh Jamaican breeze.
The Mistral in Crete, Greece.
A small friendly, family run hotel on the less busy western side of Crete – and only for singles!
Despite the growing popularity, there are still not enough beach resorts that are designated only for single travellers. Most of the resorts prefer to go the “adult only” route. A good example is Club Med, which attracts a higher percentage of singles than any other resort (clubmed.us). Also, by their very nature, many spa resorts attract solo travellers – BodyHoliday Le Sport in St Lucia is right on the beach and offers a “singles” month in September.
Before you choose your holiday destination read some reviews on sites such as TripAdvisor.com where you can find some personal reviews that could help you to decide on your next solo beach vacation and whether a particular resort will meet your needs.