This summer’s 6 best single holidays in the sun

These singles holidays in the sun combine everything you need from a solo trip this summer: sunshine, sand & no single supplements. You stay near a beach or coast, and can enjoy travelling solo without any extra costs… plus you can meet other single travellers out to learn something new. So if you still haven’t booked your summer holiday, or have a few extra days to spare away from work, see if any of these sunny singles holidays can inspire you.

Catch the waves in Bordeaux

girl surfing in Bordeaux

While you wouldn’t typically consider France for a singles surfing holiday, this one in Bordeaux may change your mind. All of your meals, accommodation, and airport transfers are covered in the price, so you can enjoy an all-inclusive holiday with the added perk of daily surfing lessons. Plus, you get to sleep under the stars… almost. You’ll stay in a tipi on the sand that comes with British sockets and comfy beds. Each night, you can gather with fellow solo travellers and surfers around a fire or at any of the planned entertainment led by your host, Andy, and his team.

 

Hang loose in Portugal

underwater near peniche view

If you’re still not fancying France for your surf course, you can also take a look at our popular surf holiday package in Peniche, Portugal. They’ll kit you out in surf equipment for your daily surf lessons, and you can sleep in a dorm room with other single travellers for additional mingling. Over the course of eight days, you’ll get 10 surf lessons, your accommodation, and transfers to and from the airport. You’ll have ample free time to explore the coast and the area — with Lisbon just 1.5 hours away — or you can simply spend your days lounging on the beach.

 

Indulge in all things Mediterranean in Greece

luxury villa overlooking coast in Marathon

This luxury cookery course in Marathon, Greece, strives to balance time spent in the sun time making authentic Greek and Mediterranean dishes. You’ll can bask in the sun’s rays beside your villa’s swimming pool or on the beach, which is steps away from the balcony. On top of having all meals and wine included along with your accommodation and no single supplements, your local hosts take you on tours of the local farmer’s market, yoghurt and ice cream factory, and traditional wood-burn bakery for a well-rounded cooking holiday in Greece that doesn’t forego any time in the lovely island weather.

 

Capture the beach on canvas in the Greek Islands

woman painting on Greek beach

For another Greek option, head to the island of Kalymnos for a relaxed painting holiday that includes plenty of sunny sessions and beach time. Your British host moved to the island and now shares her love of painting, art, and quiet Greek island life with visitors by taking them to the best local spots, so you’ll capture plenty of memories on canvas. Breakfast is included each day, as well as two group dinners, daily painting lessons, airport transfers, and your stay in a seaside hotel room with an ensuite bathroom.

 

Say ‘ciao’ to the coast in Sorrento

language students on beach in Sorrento

For a less traditional take on a sunny summer holiday, head to coastal Sorrento for seven days of beginner Italian courses. You’ll spend your morning immersed in Italian and then have the afternoon completely free to spend exploring or sunbathing along the lovely Amalfi Coast. The Italian language school plans several cultural events that you can join, or you can simply spend time solo… just one of the benefits of joining a holiday without supplements — doing what you want, when you want. You’ll also stay with a local host family, so you’ll leave Italian with a much better grasp on the romantic language.

 

Choose how you want to unwind under the rays in Costa Blanca

Costa Blanca lighthouse on coast

Finally, for the ultimate rest and relaxation summer break, enhance (or start!) your yoga practice in stunning Costa Blanca, Spain. This yoga retreat includes an optional detox, so resetting your body and mind can be done easily. With two yoga sessions per day, plus all meals, accommodation, and airport transfers included, this yoga holiday covers everything. A range of optional activities like meditation, walking, and aquaerobics enhance your stay, as does the air conditioning in each room and two pools within the lush gardens of the retreat.