If you’re looking for a classic sun, sea, sand solo holiday with a bustling atmosphere and wonderful vistas, the Spanish island of Mallorca may just be what you need.
Strewn with postcard-worthy beaches swashed by turquoise shores, it’s easy to see why Mallorca is the most popular of the four Balearic Islands.
The mountainous landscape attracts hordes of cyclists and walkers too, while its capital city and historical heart Palma offers markets, churches and an array of up-and-coming restaurants, cafes and bars.
Since separating from the southern section of the island, North Cyprus has managed to keep its beauty and heritage intact. Its empty beaches, sleepy villages and archaeological ruins make it a perfect place for escaping the crowds!
Explore the picturesque harbour town of Kyrenia, discover the world’s only divided capital and ramble across the rugged mountains, forests and coastline.
A must-visit for every wildlife enthusiast, Kenya is an exciting and adventurous destination for your next solo holiday.
Even if you’re not into wildlife, the colourful age-old traditions, vibrant culture and palm-fringed beaches extend Kenya’s appeal to just about anyone.
Look out for the ‘Big Five’ on a safari game drive around the Masai Mara, unwind under a swaying palm tree in sun-kissed Mombassa and soak up a burning African sunset from a hot air balloon over the Mara plains. Kenya really does offer a perfect cocktail of adventure and relaxation.
Known as the ‘Emerald Island’ of the Mediterranean, Corfu is characterised by rugged mountains, lush scenery and scenic walking trails.
While the beaches here offer plenty in the way of lively resorts, packed with restaurants, shops and bars, the island is still large enough to escape the crowds if you wish.
Buckle up your boots on a solo walking holiday and explore the untamed beauty of Corfu for yourself. Medieval villages, undulating hills, ageless olive groves and sandy coves lie waiting to be discovered!
Although once seen as a risky travel destination for solo travellers, the political scene inside Cuba has shifted. This means small businesses across the country are opening and expanding, making it a great time to visit those tiny back street restaurants and artisan shops!
Couple this with a low crime rate, beautiful beaches and heaps of culture and history to cram in, and you have a safe and endlessly beautiful destination for your next solo holiday.
China has all the ingredients for an action-packed solo adventure: blinking cities straight from a sci-fi movie, layer upon layer of temple-studded mountains, ancient Chinese antiquities and one of the Seven Wonders of the World – the Great Wall of China.
Take the high speed train, float through water towns and throw yourself into the fun and flurry of some of the world’s biggest and busiest cities. A visit to China is certain to satisfy your appetite for the new, mysterious and unknown.
A solo holiday is a great opportunity to go somewhere you’d never normally think of – and Armenia is just that.
Nestled in-between Turkey, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Iran, this beautiful country is rich with cultural heritage, intriguing monuments and traditions dating back thousands of years.
The landscape is simply stunning too; snow-capped mountains and vast lakes are foregrounded by ancient ruins and skeletal monasteries, where Armenia’s elaborate historical tapestry lies waiting to be discovered.
Channel Julia Roberts in Eat Pray Love and take a solo trip to Bali, where brilliant beaches, mesmerising temples and lush paddy fields await.
Ubud is a must-visit. This cultural, artistic and holistic heart of Bali has soared in popularity over recent years, mainly due to its star role in the hit book and film, Eat Pray Love.
Not far from here you’ll also find the beautiful Tegalalang rice terraces – a stunning terraced hillside made up of lush rice paddies and greenery.
With some of the finest beaches and coastlines in Europe, Portugal is a popular holiday spot for seekers of sun, sea and sand.
But, with medieval castles, cobblestone villages and captivating cities, your Portugal experience can be much more than a fly-and-flop escape.
It’s also one of the hottest golfing spots in Europe, making it a great place to visit on a singles golfing break.
Blessed with over 1,800km of glorious coastline, Croatia is a beach-lover’s paradise.
It’s also a county that pulses with life, from the vibrant capital of Zagreb to the perfectly preserved buildings of history-soaked Dubrovnik.
Then there’s the scenery: spectacular gorges, dense forests and rugged mountains. Whether you’re looking for an adventure holiday, sun-soaked beach escape or cultural city break, this diverse country has a region to suit every solo traveller’s passions and interests.
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