Join the single in-crowd, who love to suit themselves, especially on vacation – here’s an incentive with a selection of the best All Inclusive resorts for singletons.
“Travel not to find yourself, but to find out who you have been all along” – Unknown
Solo travel – once thought of as lonesome travel – is becoming more and more popular, and the travel industry is taking note. To be single and to travel alone is not the rare social situation it once was. After all, we all work hard for our holiday buck – why not spend it precisely to suit ourselves? A limited amount of time and money should be spent exactly as we wish, without the restraint of forced compromise or consideration for travel partners.
Traveling solo can be eye-opening and life changing too. Devise a plan and arrange your own itinerary, go where the wind takes you! Choose from a sunshine-filled wealth of superb all-inclusive resorts, with activities to suit just you, and you alone. You’ll have the choice to make new friends there, or get lost in a book, relaxing in your own time. Get up when you want, eat when you want, and order what you want. Choose that bottle of wine you love, eat more than one delicious dessert – no-one will comment! Interacting with strangers can be fun, but only if you wish, and discovering that the freedom granted by traveling alone is actually a brilliant confidence booster, is an eye-opener.
Are there are disadvantages to going it alone? Perhaps you’re the sort of less-intrepid traveller who likes someone else to make the decisions? Or you’re newly-divorced and find yourself a little bit lost in a sea of single folk? Then choose an all-inclusive resort, where all you have to do is turn up. Your time is still your own, but decisions are simplified and you can be as social – or not – as you like.
Using common sense
In particular, female solo travelers often worry about personal safety, but all-inclusive resorts are safe and secure places to stay – after all it’s not as though you are trekking across unknown territory alone… nonetheless common sense should be deployed. If you find yourself in conversation with someone you’ve just met, be purposefully vague about your room number or guesthouse, and always keep a close eye on your drink. Speaking of alcohol, don’t overdo it, especially tempting when it’s included in the price.