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.
Secrets The VineCheck PricesSecrets The Vine is adults-only, so there won’t be any large family groups to scramble across on your way to the bar. Its hotel zone location means nearby shopping and nightclubbing, if that’s your thing….or enjoy a solo trip to Chichén Itzá, the Mayan ruins, or Isla Mujeres and see the protection and reproduction of the turtle population…all in your own time of course. Back at base, enjoy the luxurious Adults-Only suites, or the relaxing Spa. Their international cuisine is outstanding, and you’ll find this solo break might require a return visit.
Temptation CancunCheck PricesTemptation Cancun, also adults-only, but a bit more raucous than Secrets The Vine….The recently-remodeled Temptation attracts a young-ish crowd (mostly late-twenties to late-forties, with the occasional younger or older), and features three pools (‘fun’, ‘sports’, and ‘quiet’) all of which allow topless sunbathing (but not full-on nudity!). Very fun, party atmosphere, lots of activities, and a sexy vibe. Temptation Cancun is also on our list of “best all inclusives for topless sunbathing“.
Breathless Cabo San LucasCheck PricesBreathless Cabo San Lucas (Los Cabos, Mexico) – Because Breathless Cabo San Lucas is a smaller resort, it doesn’t have the usual theatre with a stage, nor the Las Vegas-style evening shows that many larger resorts do, BUT Breathless is known for their rockin’ parties, wild events, and sexy theme nights (such as Toga Party night, Lingerie & Black Light party, or Gatsby Night), along with DJs and dance entertainment, and offers an ever-changing schedule of fun activities…. be sure to check the calendar before your trip so you can pack accordingly! Oh, and YES you can sunbathe topless at one of their two heated pools.
Le Blanc Spa Resort Los CabosThe epitome of a luxurious wellness vacation, the Le Blanc Spa Resort in Los Cabos is for those seeking a quiet retreat and plenty of pampering! The zen vibe at Check PricesLe Blanc Spa Resort will inspire you to be more mindful of your self-care.
Hotel Mousai Puerto VallartaCheck PricesHotel Mousai is pure contemporary design and inventive functionality which invites you into a stylish space beyond your imagination. Luxurious? Oh yes. The sole triple AAA Five Diamond-rated resort in Puerto Vallarta will grant your every wish, and a visit there as a solo traveller is the ultimate in self-indulgence. The very best choice saved until last!
Hilton Vallarta RivieraLocated only 9 miles from Puerto Vallarta Airport (you’ll be on the beach muy rapidamente), the new Check PricesHilton Vallarta Riviera is all you’d expect from the Hilton brand – superior accommodations, service, and amenities. Another plus? It’s less than 3-miles away from the Historic Downtown District where you can walk along cobblestone streets on the iconic Malecon boardwalk.
Live Aqua Beach Resort Punta CanaLive Aqua Beach Resort in Punta Cana is a new (opened in 2021) chic 5-star, adults-only resort, located on the shores of Uvero Alto, which is on the north end of Punta Cana. If you love resorts with a relaxing vibe, a great beach, and amazing pools – this is one you should consider. Live Aqua Punta Cana also features a wellness oasis and sensory experience with Zen gardens, relaxation zones, fountains and waterfalls.
Breathless Punta CanaChic, hip, and ultra-contemporary, the expansive Check PricesBreathless Punta Cana, is the epitome of modern luxury and excitement, with a really loooong white-sand beach that’s perfect for getting in your 10,000 steps! The beauty of a large resort is that you can more easily retreat when you want, or find larger groups to socialize with when you want.
Turks & Caicos
Club Med TurkoiseLooking for some singles fun under the sun? Then Check PricesClub Med Turkoise is waiting for you. Young, adult-only guests play hard at this All Inclusive resort, where activities include a sailing school, a fitness school, and even flying trapeze and circus skills! Ideal for both couples and singles, this resort combines fun with a sun-kissed Caribbean paradise.
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