But we are not talking gap-year style backpacking staying in youth hostels, we are talking stylish, luxury, inspiring holidays. So here is a selection of amazing holidays that will make you want to pick up your bags and go discover!

St Lucia

Fancy a holiday to the Caribbean? BodyHoliday resort in St Lucia is a wellness beach resort based on relaxation, therapeutic cares, exercise and nutrition. It offers the perfect mix between a retreat and a beach holiday. The month of September is dedicated to solo travellers, offering the best elements of health, well-being and fun with other like-minded solo travellers.


If you fancy a retreat but a bit closer to home, Yogafit retreat isn’t your typical retreat, it offers over 200 classes during the week, including fun fitness classes, dozens of different yoga classes and lots of different workshops. If you love to stay active and meet new people this is a great option.


If somewhere like Bali is on your bucket list but travelling this far and somewhere new is a bit daunting, join a group tour. Intrepid travel organises fantastic group tours and 50% of the travellers on their tours are solo travellers. You can choose to have your own room or agree to share with another traveler. Intrepid offer tours across the globe including Everest Treks and Morocco, both popular tours for solo travellers.

Virgin Voyage cruise

Cruising is not just for retired couples and families, cruising can actually be very cool. Virgin Voyages offers very unconventional cruising, it is adult only and the ship has a boutique hotel vibe to it. There is a huge focus on wellness and food. From bar crawls to adult games, and cruise karaoke you’ll have plenty of laughs and fun. The ships stop at quirkier ports than mainstream cruise lines and even stay late or overnight in some of the ports so you can party the night away on land.

The Insider and Sea View cabins are priced attractively for people traveling alone and there are regular promotions on single occupancy of other cabins.

Norwegian Cruise Line

NCL have created suites exclusively for solo travellers. Guests of these single suites get access to an exclusive lounge where solo travellers can mingle. There are also singles meetups throughout the voyage and plenty of fun-filled onboard activities. NCL sail around the Caribbean, the Mediterranean and many other destinations.

These are just 2 examples of cruise lines that are great for solo travellers but many others offer perks and activities for single travellers, so cruising should definitely be on your radar.


This one might be quite niche, but Disney isn’t just for families and children. There is plenty to do at Disney for adults, particularly solo travellers.

Travelling to Disney World Resorts in Florida can be an amazing experience travelling solo. It is safe, easy to navigate and you get to go on all the rides you want and to eat only the food you like. A park like Epcot is perfect for strolling through the different countries and trying out different foods and drinks from around the world. Another perk of travelling solo to Disney (and many other theme parks) is that you get to skip all the lines by using the single rider line!


Japan is on many of our bucket lists and it is the perfect destination for a solo traveler. Inside Japan offers a fantastic self-guided tour for solo travellers, taking them to Tokyo, Kyoto and Osaka. It is the perfect blend between a solo holiday and a group tour as the tour combines solo discoveries with opportunities to meet other travellers and also interact with locals.

Cooking holiday

Going on holiday solo is a great opportunity to learn a new skills, whether it is artistic or more active, as this can be something you really want to do and doesn’t have be negotiated with anyone else.

Not In The Guide Books organises wonderful cooking holidays, in Greece for example, where you can immerse yourself in Greek island life on a 7 night Greek cookery holiday in Paros. A local host will take you to local markets and teach you how to cook all sorts of Greek recipes. A lot of people on these trips are solo travellers so it is a great chance to meet new people.

They offer similar courses in France and Italy, as well as language holidays, painting holidays and much more.

These are just a few amazing trips you can take solo. As you can see there is so much more than what you may expect. So start dreaming big and get these trips ticked off your bucket list!