Travel has long been considered a group activity. However, travel trends are changing. In recent years, more people have embraced solo travel in order to satisfy their desire for alone time. Solo travel often involves individuals searching for an enlightened approach to their everyday existence, and the focus can be on relaxation, wellness, adventure, stress management or even romance. Solo travelers report that traveling alone can enhance one’s sense of self-awareness and inner tranquility. Here are popular destinations for solo travelers.
The Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club, Waikiki,Hawaii
With 278 days of sunshine, Hawaii is a year-round go-to-getaway for travelers seeking much needed alone time to decompress. For the quintessential Hawaii experience, travel to the iconic Waikiki Beach and book the retro inspired Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club. There, solo travelers can soak in Hawaii’s sunshine poolside at the customized Wish You Were Here pool, enjoy live music by the pool and participate in a curated collection of experiences like a Silent Disco and Salsa Night.
Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort, Willemstad, Curaçao
Tucked into the coast of Curaçao, Curaçao Marriott Beach Resort reopened after undergoing a $40 million renovation in 2019 redesigning the entire property. The hotel is ideal for the solo traveler looking to escape and discover a space to work, rest and think while indulging in all the island has to offer. Each room is designed with luxury amenities, spa-like bathrooms and a Caribbean designed aesthetic. The hotel offers many packages for travelers and are constantly updating depending on their needs.
Malliouhana, Auberge Resorts Collection – Meads Bay, Anguilla
Anguilla’s glamorous hideaway overlooking the sugar-white sands of Meads Bay and Turtle cove awaits solo travelers with 63 chic spacious rooms and suites, over-the-top indulgences at The Spa at Malliouhana, immersive Auberge Adventures that allow guests to discover hidden Anguilla. A vibrant culinary scene invites solo guests to enjoy the island’s most inventive and authentic fare with toes-in-the-sand dining at Leon’s, fresh takes on Caribbean-inspired classics at signature open-air restaurant Celeste, and Mediterranean-infused island fare with the island’s best sunset views at Bar Soleil. When they’re not lounging in the spectacular infinity pool or soaking up the sun on Meads Bay, solo travelers can enjoy immersive activities such as Poolside Pilates, moonlight paddleboarding, Sunrise Yoga, kayaking, snorkeling, biking and much more.
Ojai Valley Inn, Ojai, Calfornia
The historic Ojai Valley Inn is located in the heart of Southern California’s Shangri-La and offers a relaxing and rejuvenating wellness getaway option for solo travelers looking to unplug and reconnect with themselves and the natural world. Following an extensive renovation of its world-class Spa Ojai and luxury Spa Penthouse Suites, the Ojai Valley Inn has recently reopened, just in time for Spring Break getaways. Guests can bask in the beautiful Ojai weather by lounging poolside at the stunning Indigo Pool, hiking in the nearby Topa Topa Mountains or dining al fresco at the Inn’s signature restaurant, Olivella. Those seeking a relaxing and rejuvenating experience in SoCal’s Shangri-La can now also book a private Kuyam experience or traditional spa treatment in the brand new 30,000 square-foot spa facility featuring new Serenity Lounge, renovated locker rooms, plunge pools and more.
Big Cedar Lodge – Ridgedale, Missouri
In spring this wilderness resort comes alive with unexpected outdoor adventures, lush greenery, wildflower blooms and star-bright nights. This off-the-beaten-path getaway in Missouri’s Ozark Mountains is a fresh and fun destination whether you’re traveling alone or running with a pack. Big Cedar is a “choose your own adventure” destination with countless activities both on property and nearby places to explore such as Dogwood Canyon Nature Park. Solo travelers can take a swing on the golf course, venture through the waters fishing, horseback ride through the mountains, or even perfect their shot at the shooting academy. For those seeking a truly secluded stay, Big Cedar even offers private cabins tucked away in the timber of the lakeside. Each unique interior creates a cozy atmosphere, complete with a wood-burning fireplace and luxury tub. Well-equipped kitchens and expansive decks, complete with a gas grill, provide a perfect way to grill out while staying in the personal log cabin.