Solo Traveller Holidays
As a solo traveller, in my opinion, all inclusive holidays are great. They can be excellent to head to if you are travelling alone and exploring somewhere new for the first time.
The resorts offer everything you need without having to leave, if this is your preference. Going on holiday on your own, in itself, is a big step but without a doubt will boost your self-esteem. So if on arriving at your destination you don’t have the confidence to go off resort yet, then don’t. Don’t rush it, wait until you are ready. It may be a couple of days after settling in or it may be your next holiday.
The first time I went away as a solo traveller I stayed at my all inclusive resort in Antigua the whole time. I was so proud of myself for going away alone and enjoying myself, even though I did pick a hotel suitable for honeymooners!!! I was still able to get a feel for the country and the culture by speaking to staff and through the entertainment, music and the local cuisine.
But the next time I came away I had knowledge, experience and more confidence to venture out…
All Inclusive Resorts – Benefits for solo travellers
- Most of the resorts are located on a beachfront position.
- If you are looking to relax, unwind and do very little then all inclusive holidays are perfect.
- Food and drink is included, sometimes with the exception of premium brand alcohol, fine wines or certain dishes in some restaurants.
- There is usually more than one restaurant on the resort offering you varied dining choices.
- Entertainment is varied both daytime and night time at no extra cost.
- Waiting staff are usually very friendly and keen to talk to you if you are alone.
- All inclusive holidays help you to budget as most costs are included. Additional money is only needed for tours, spa treatments, fine wine etc.
- You have the security of booking recommended tours and excursions through the hotel.
- If you want to head out for a day to explore somewhere new, tell reception the day before. They will often provide a packed lunch for you.
- Do you like to exercise while you’re away? Most resorts have a gym, at least one swimming pool and non-motorised watersports included in the all inclusive plan.
- Some resorts have a ‘sister hotel’ where you can use their facilities or dine at their restaurants for a change.
In my experience hotels that are not exclusive for ‘over 18s’ only, have a mixture of families, couples and solo travellers for business and leisure. On the occasions I have been to ‘over 18s’ only, resorts., I haven’t seen many solo travellers.
I hope the above information has helped if you are a solo traveller looking to head to Antigua or any other all inclusive holiday destination.
Suggested Further Reading
Antigua Hotels Hotels I have stayed at by myself
Things to do – Recommended activities for solo travellers
Restaurants – Restaurants I enjoyed dining solo at