When it comes to planning a solo trip abroad, it can be difficult to know where to start. Is it safe to take part in an adventure holiday on your own, or should you stick to something safe and tourist-friendly?
Below, we’ve put together four of the best destinations for the solo traveller to give you some inspiration for your next getaway:
The island of Mauritius brings together influences from Africa, India, Asia and Europe thanks to its position as a global trading route. For a diverse and culturally-rich solo holiday destination, Mauritius boasts of delicious cuisine, tourist attractions and local wildlife. With both budget and luxurious hotels, you can decide whether you want to relax in style or save your money for further travelling. Holidays in Mauritius are not only popular because of the white, sandy beaches, but the ancient fortresses, waterfalls and water sports that are available throughout the year.
Offering the chance to see the Big Five – that’s the elephant, black rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard – Kenya is the key destination for safaris and wildlife. It’s easy to find a group of solo travellers to connect with, or you can arrange a tour guide of your own to give you a chance to get into the wilderness without joining a tourist trail. With lots of variety in terms of accommodation – whether that’s splashing out on a luxurious five-star hotel or spending a night in local’s homes – Kenya is what you make of it, and you can be as adventurous or as conservative as you want to be.
For an authentic European getaway, Ireland always delivers. Famous for welcoming travellers with open arms, Ireland is the ideal destination for those who want a relaxed solo break. Spend time in a traditional Irish pub, mix with the locals, enjoy a Celtic music session and explore the Irish Trails on the West Coast – key scenic destinations including Ring of Kerry, The Burren and Dingle Peninsula. Authentic Irish food, golf, literature and angling are also on offer, while cycling and equestrian classes can round off your trip and help you learn a new skill that you can take with you when you return home.
New York City, USA
The City That Never Sleeps is perhaps the most famous city of all – and it’s the perfect excuse for a solo getaway. Whether you spend your time exploring the streets of Manhattan or take time out to enjoy the Brooklyn flea market, you’re sure to find something that appeals to you. With gourmet food outlets popping up on every street corner, there’s no need to endure an awkward solo dining experience – and you can shop until your heart’s content without annoying your friends and family!
Travelling solo offers the freedom to explore everything your destination has to offer– so book your next getaway today and see the world through a new pair of eyes. Remember to pack smart, keep your family in the loop as to where you are, and always stay safe.