10 luxury resorts for solo travellers
Travelling is a way to take a break, step out of your daily life, and discover yourself again. In recent years, solo travel has taken off with individuals looking for destinations where they can unwind and embrace the serenity that only solitude can bring. With these individuals in mind, Luxury Lifestyle Magazine travel writer Ina Yulo has chosen the best luxury resorts around the world that are perfect for those who are seeking a refuge to find their inner peace.
1 – Aristi Mountain Resort & Villas, Greece
Nestled in a world-class national park in north-western Greece, the Aristi Mountain Resort and Villas is an off-the-beaten path hideaway that gives visitors the chance to connect with nature. Surrounded by wildlife, enclaves, and the free flowing Voidomatis River, Aristi Mountain Resort and Villas provides a recluse for all types of visitors. Whether you find solace in hiking picturesque trails, climbing the 2,500 metre Gamila summit, or floating in a heated pool, this Greek sanctuary is yours to explore.
Address: Aristi Village, 440 16 Zagorochoria, Epirus, Greece
2 – OZO Chaweng Samui, Thailand
An organisation that focusses on personalised experiences, the OZO philosophy is perfectly-tailored to independent travellers who want a holiday on their own terms. Whether you’re keen to take part in the famous nightlife scene or are up for a visit to the Namuang Waterfall, the island of Koh Samui in the Southern Gulf of Thailand has what you need. Located near Chaweng beach, the OZO Chaweng Samui makes for an ideal base for hopping around nearby islands or meeting locals and visitors at the beachside bars at the Koh Samui Fisherman’s Village.
Address: Chaweng Beach Tambon Bo Put, Amphoe Ko Samui, Chang Wat Surat Thani 84320, Thailand
3 – OBLU Select Sangeli, Maldives
Though normally perceived as a honeymoon destination, the Maldives is a beautiful oasis that welcomes solo travellers seeking a luxury getaway. With 137 villas and suites, the OBLU Select at Sangeli allows guests to sit back and relax with the all-inclusive Serenity Plan which includes accommodation, food and beverages, plus a range of complimentary activities like a sunset fishing cruise or snorkelling excursion. Additionally, the in-house ELENA Spa and its team of certified professionals are ready and waiting to guide guests on a holistic, relaxing journey.
Address: Sangeli Island, North Male´Atoll, The Maldives
4 – Four Seasons, The Nam Hai, Hoi An, Vietnam
Flying solo gives you the chance to self-indulge, and where better to do so than at the Four Seasons in Hoi An? Located on its own private beach, the hotel’s one-bedroom villas with panoramic views of the ocean give solo visitors the chance to unwind in private. Whether you’re exploring the three UNESCO World Heritage Sites nearby, experiencing a blissful bathing ceremony at the resort spa, or tasting the flavours of Vietnam through a cooking course at the Nam Hai Cooking Academy, you need not be in a group to feel at home at the Four Seasons Hoi An.
Address: Block Ha My Dong B, Điện Bàn, Vietnam
5 – A-ROSA, Kitzbühel, Austria
Whether you’re after a hiking, skiing, gastronomic, or wellness retreat, A-ROSA Kitzbühel is for you. The resort lies amidst the majestic Tirolean mountains, which are also home to the famous Streif ski resort and a 9-hole golf course. For a truly bespoke experience, ski specialist Flexiski, an A-ROSA Kitzbühel partner, can create an entire luxury break package that suits your schedule and caters to your every whim. From flights, to accommodations, and even activities, Flexiski will take the stress out of planning your solo trip and give you more time to enjoy yourself.
Address: Ried Kaps 7, 6370 Kitzbühel, Austria
6 – The Farm at San Benito, Philippines
Deep in the Philippine jungle lies The Farm at San Benito, an eco-luxury wellness resort that invites guests to disconnect and unwind. The Farm specialises in holistic wellness and detox treatments that include plant-based, nutrient-rich vegan cuisine, stress management sessions, and daily yoga and meditation classes. Their team of licensed medical professionals, spa therapists, and nutritional experts ensure that each individual is given a personalised treatment programme that targets their specific lifestyle and health challenges.
Address: 119 Barangay Tipakan 4217, Lipa City, Batangas, Philippines
7 – Le Refuge de Solaise, Val-d’Isère, France
If you’re looking for an opportunity to let your hair down and bid your troubles au revoir, there is no better place than Val d’Isère. With 300 kilometres of pistes and a legendary après-ski scene, it’s the ideal location for solo travellers who are looking to meet new people over some drinks and music. With live bands and elegant bars in the town centre, there is an abundance of options for a fun night out. After a night on the town, the newly opened Le Refuge de Solaise is the perfect spot to take a break from the parties and the pistes. Panoramic views over the valley, a library, fireplace, and spa make this luxury hotel perfect for ski enthusiasts who value an intimate retreat after a day out on the slopes.
Address: Chemin de la Vanoise, Téléphérique Solaise, 73150 Val-d’Isère, France
8 – Rawla Narlai, Rajasthan, India
Escape the bustling crowds and find your way to Rawla Narlai, the 17th-century royal hunting lodge hidden in the Aravalli Hills of Rajasthan. The stately abode celebrates a mix of old and new, with antique furniture decorating their Heritage Rooms and contemporary pieces taking the spotlight in their modern quarters. With a wide range of activities on offer, guests will never feel alone as they relax by the pool, take a walk to the nearby village, or join a leopard sighting safari.
Address: Village Narlai, Rajasthan, India
9 – Sweetfield Manor, Bridgetown, Barbados
With its friendly locals and idyllic surroundings, Barbados makes for an excellent solo break. Small enough to be explored on foot, Barbados offers a number of activities such as horse riding and paddle board yoga that guests can do on their own or with a group. Tucked away on a secluded part of the island is Sweetfield Manor. An exquisite boutique hotel with just a handful of rooms, Sweetfield Manor’s guests are treated like family and welcomed into the close-knit community. Their four-course gourmet breakfasts and bi-weekly yoga classes are guaranteed to keep visitors happy and rejuvenated.
Address: Brittons Ridge, Upper Garrison UNESCO Historic Area, Bridgetown, Barbados
10 – Cosmoledo Eco Camp, Seychelles
The newest offering from the renowned Blue Safari Seychelles is a haven for solo travellers who care about sustainable hospitality. The Cosmoledo Eco Camp sits on Wizard Island, one of the most remote areas in the Seychelles. Restored shipping containers were transformed into luxury sustainable eco pods with fully-retractable front walls that allow guests to gaze out onto the Indian Ocean. With healthy Seychellois Creole cuisine, guided fly-fishing tours and coastal trails at your doorstep, the Cosmoledo Eco Camp is any eco-friendly traveller’s dream getaway.
Address: Cosmoledo Eco Camp, Wizard Island, Seychelles