Singles holidays for over 30’s

Now it would be very easy for us to just give you a list of the best singles holidays for over 30’s but how would you know they really are the best for your age group?

There’s no doubt solo travel is on the up – the number of single travellers from the UK has increased by 25% over the last five years, according to a report by Euromonitor International. And with a massive 83% of you in your 30’s interested in pursuing a holiday abroad rather than the UK, there’s no better time to travel with like-minded people.

To help you pick your ideal holiday, we’ve gathered some recent reviews from our returning solo travellers in their 30’s so that you can see what they said about their holiday experience, meaning you can be sure you’re picking the BEST holiday for your needs.

So let’s delve into the world of solo travel in your 30’s:

Top 3 reasons to travel solo

Now let’s be clear – you don’t need to justify why you would want to join a singles holiday. The main reason I have travelled solo in the past is simply just to meet more people. The more people you meet from different backgrounds, cultures and from different age groups, the more enriching your travelling becomes.

solo travellers make a toast at table outsideBut according to Mintel’s Solo Holidays – UK report (October 2018), these are the most popular reasons why people tend to go it alone…

    1. “To have more freedom to do what I want to do.”
    2. “I would like to have more time for myself.”
    3. “I didn’t have anyone to go with.”

Why solo doesn’t mean single

OK, before we get deeper here, we need to make sure we are both on the same page. Are you ready?

Just because you travel solo does not necessarily mean you are single (and therefore looking to mingle…). Nope, not at all.

In fact, these ‘singles holidays‘ we talk about are actually set up so people like you can travel solo but not alone – joining other like-minded travellers.

Some may be on their own, some could be with a friend or even partner but you’ll all share the same goal. To travel and share new incredible experiences.

But wait! On the other hand, what Mintel’s report found was that amazingly 1 in 3 people who travelled solo in 2018 were actually in a relationship.

So there you go, solo really doesn’t mean single.

Top solo holidays recommended by travellers in their 30’s

So let’s get stuck into it. Here are our best singles holidays for over 30’s, reviewed by people like you for you.

Surf and yoga holiday in Tamraght, Morocco

Located in the laid-back surfing village of Tamraght, near Agadir on Morocco’s Atlantic coast, is this friendly surf camp run by local surfer Abdellah and his team.

There are plenty of opportunities to meet new people outside the surf and yoga lessons. You’ll enjoy daily group meals on the roof terrace, while you admire the amazing coastal views. Plus, the instructors even organise a weekly night out to show you around the town and the best places to hang out after a day in the waves.

First-time solo traveller Holly, aged 32, said:

“I had a fantastic and memorable time in Morocco – all thanks to Abdellah and his wonderful team. Everything was organised bespoke to me – everyone just went above and beyond each day to ensure I had the best holiday ever. Do go with the yoga too – Danai is fantastic!”

surfers eating Moroccan breakfast on holiday

Fuelling up at breakfast for a day in the waves

Find out more about this surf and yoga holiday in Morocco.

Read more: Why Holly couldn’t get enough of her surf and yoga holiday in Morocco

Fitness and wellbeing holiday in Zahora, Spain

If you like being active but want more action, let trainer Casper put you through your paces in the town of Zahora on Spain’s Costa de la Luz. This training ground is a world away from your average gym – believe us.

Nestled at the foot of a nature park and near to the white beaches and stunning cliffs, this amazing location gives you the opportunity to make the most of your outdoor gym during HIIT sessions, team games and even horse riding. Not forgetting the sea or swimming pool to cool off in.

Giacomo, aged 31, said:

“Great holiday, very well organised, perfect to challenge yourself and to try to go beyond your limits. Would definitely recommend.”

group fitness training on sandy beach in sun

Warning: this is much better than your normal workouts

Click here to discover more about this fitness and wellbeing holiday in Spain.

Learn French in Nice

Located in the vibrant Liberation-Borriglione quartier of Nice, is this award-winning French language school. The area is known for its beautiful provincial style buildings, set among the lively village-like atmosphere and eclectic mix of people.

But don’t be deceived by the term ‘language school’. This language holiday is far from any school environment you may know. Meet students from all over the world during your lessons, then relax in the private outdoor terrace area, complete with reclining deck chairs.

And let’s not forget the fact that in Nice you are never too far away from the beach. After your French lessons, grab your beach bag and head to the sandy city beach – take a dip in the Med or work on your tan.

Amy, aged 35 and travelling solo, said:

“Great course, exactly as described. Really good teachers and friendly staff at the school. I really enjoyed the experience and it’s something I would definitely do again!”

language students sitting outside on deck chairs chatting

Practising the lingo with new friends

See how you can learn French in Nice.

Related: Discover yoga holidays for solo travellers in their 30’s

Fitness and yoga retreat near Alicante, Spain

Are you craving for a chance to pause for just a moment while you relax, unwind and recharge?

Join trainer Demi at her wellbeing retreat, nestled amongst the hills and trees in the Jalon Valley, just a short drive from nearby beaches.

Demi has created the perfect haven for you to get away for that all-important ‘me time’. With yoga by the pool or on the beach and daily hikes or bike rides around the local area, you’ll really be making the most of the retreat’s natural surroundings too.

Lisa, aged 34, said:

“Everything about this holiday was truly amazing. Demi is lovely & creates amazing food in a villa that is beyond words. Without doubt I would go again & cannot recommend this retreat enough.”

fitness group do yoga pose on hike in spain

Quick pause for a warrior pose on the hike (as you do!)

Find out more about this fitness and yoga retreat in Spain.

Learn German in Berlin

Name a city cooler than Berlin. Go on. I bet you can’t. And just when you thought things couldn’t get any hipper, this language school is situated in Friedrichstrasse – one of the trendiest parts of Berlin and home to many bars, cafes, restaurants and street art.

Being such a culturally diverse city, you’re sure to experience more than just new language skills from your time here. Immerse yourself in the bar scene, chat to the locals but make sure you aren’t late for class the next morning ;-)

Solo traveller and keen linguist, Peter, aged 36, said:

“My second week of language learning with GoLearnTo, and it was just as friendly, encouraging and useful as the first – would not hesitate to recommend to others, and I can’t wait to come back again!”

couple standing in front of street art in Berlin

Discover Berlin’s street art & many quirky neighbourhoods

Discover how you can learn German in Berlin here.

Related: 5 things you should try next time you travel solo

Now, we’d like to hear from you. Why are you looking to travel solo? What was your top holiday travelling alone?

And if you’re feeling inspired, check out our complete singles holidays collection here.

Why not get in touch so one of the team to find the best singles holiday to suit you? We’d love to hear from you :-)