Best Solo Beach Vacations
Embark on a solo vacation to a serene oasis where you can unwind and be completely in the moment. As a solo traveler, take advantage of the peaceful atmosphere and immerse yourself in the idyllic surroundings.
Perhaps you’re looking to whisk away from your busy day-to-day life, or just looking to soak in the sun in a calming environment. Venturing on a solo beach trip provides you with the opportunity to explore the wonders of a new place, all while being in a tranquil setting.
Leisurely explore at your own pace, with plenty of activities that are great for women that plan to travel alone. Enjoy snorkeling with the fish, relaxing on the soft sand, taking a dip in the water, stand-up paddleboarding, and much more. Keep reading below for the best beach vacations for singles.
Aruba is one of the best solo beach vacations for those looking to escape to a remote oasis. The idyllic island is notable for their amazing white-sand, serene beaches, and their aloe production.
Take a swim in the pristine turquoise waters of the popular Eagle Beach. Situated on the edge of the island’s capital of Oranjestad, dig your toes in the soft sand, feel the warm breeze of the sea, and admire the spectacular landscape.
Alternatively, head further North to Palm Beach. This resort area is known for calm waters and a lively strip with bars and restaurants.
For a unique experience, join a tour to the Natural Pool on the island’s northeast coast. Also known as Conchi, this natural pool is formed by clusters of rock. Take a fascinating tour at the Aruba Aloe Factory Museum and Store, one of the only aloe companies worldwide that grows and harvests the Aloe plant right on site.
Maui is a spectacular haven that offers a perfect combination of remarkable beaches and outdoor adventure. The picturesque Hawaiian island is encompassed with lush vegetation, as well as shops and restaurants.
Visit the Wai’anapanapa State Park, which is well-known for their spectacular black sand beaches and astounding caves. Immerse yourself in the breathtaking natural surroundings as you hike along the trails and explore the park.
Single travelers have a wide range of options for evening entertainment. Stroll through the numerous local bars, eateries, and clubs. Stop by the Maui Brewing Co., the largest craft brewery in Hawaii.
When traveling by yourself, there are many choices of accommodations on the island, ranging from budget-friendly hostels to beachfront resorts.
Turks and Caicos
Like an image out of a postcard, the stunning islands of Turks and Caicos offer spectacularly clear beaches, soft white sand, and marine life.
The most well-known beach is the magnificent Grace Bay Beach, revered for it’s clear blue water and long stretch of white sand. This pristine beach offers three miles of coastline and is an amazing spot for solo travelers to relax on.
Plenty of resorts are located directly on the beach, many of which offer private beachfront access. Spend your days engaged in water sports, read a book on a lounge chair, or enjoy a seafood dish at one of the many restaurant options.
Try snorkeling by the magnificent Bight Reef, a popular underwater oasis of coral reefs, fish, and the occasional turtle!
Situated on the tip of the island of Palawan in the Philippines, El Nido is home to spectacular beaches, magnificent lagoons, and soaring cliffs. With essentially year-round tropical climate and sunshine, it’s a great affordable beach destination for solo travelers.
Enjoy the crystal clear waters and serene surroundings of the Las Cabanas Beach, which is also a popular spot for catching the mesmerizing sunset. Large panoramic stretches of sand and turquoise water await you at the popular Nacpan Beach.
Single travelers can book an island hopping tour, to explore the variety of diverse landscapes including caves, lagoons and beaches.
Rent a kayak and paddle through the serene waters and calm atmosphere of both the Big and Small Lagoons. Traverse through the majestic scenery of the soaring limestone cliffs. The locals are friendly, making this one of the top destinations for a solo beach vacation.
This fantastic island is home to the famous Seven Mile Beach, one of the top-rated beaches worldwide. Relax in the tranquil atmosphere, with miles of soft white sand and crystal clear water. Get a dose of sun as you take a dip in the refreshing ocean water. Lounge beachside with a good book or a tasty cold beverage!
Single travelers interested in group excursions can opt for a tour to explore the Crystal Caves, which leads you though fascinating natural formations and lush tropical vegetation.
There are plenty of resorts and hotels to choose from, many of which offer beachfront access and water sports such as snorkeling and diving.
The island provides many opportunities to swim and get up close to the fascinating marine life. Visit the spectacular wild stingrays at Stingray City, or swim alongside sea turtles at the Cayman Turtle Centre.
Situated in the Tampa Bay area, this Florida destination showcases the lovely Clearwater Beach, a barrier island with a three-mile stretch of sandy beach.
While on vacation by yourself, choose from a variety of accommodations and eateries, as the beach is lined with hotels and restaurants. Enjoy the convenience of stepping out onto the beach right from your hotel!
There’s a variety of leisure activities for solo travelers to do. Lounge on the soft sand, go for a swim in the clear water, relax with a good book, or enjoy a meal on a patio. Active activities include cycling along the promenade, stand-up paddle boarding, and parasailing.
Take a stroll along the paved beach walk. Stop by Pier 60, a lively boardwalk that’s fantastic for marveling in the views and catching the sunset.
This medieval city in Croatia is a fantastic spot for a solo beach vacation with a touch of sightseeing. While holidaying alone in Dubrovnik, the Old Town is an absolute must-see. Admire the stone architecture and walk up along the city walls for a beautiful view of the Adriatic Sea.
From the city center, take a scenic 20-minute walk east to the secluded Sveti Jakov Beach. Like many beaches in Croatia, Sveti Jakov is a pebble beach, offering a relaxed atmosphere and cool water. In addition, there’s a delightful view of the Old Town.
Alternatively, slightly west of the Old Town is Lapad, a popular neighborhood with hotels, restaurants, and beaches. Head over to Lapad Beach, a pebble beach offering crystal-clear water and a fantastic spot to catch the sunset.
If you prefer to be closer to the city center, located right outside of the Old Town is Banje Beach. After exploring the narrow pathways and navigating the staircases within Dubrovnik’s Old Town, stop by this lively beach for a dip in the refreshing water.
Check out our Solo Travel Guide to Croatia to read more about this scenic country.