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Holidays Are For Everyone: Our Favourite Destinations For Single Travellers

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Here at Holiday Hypermarket we believe holidays are for everyone. That’s why we sell all kinds of holidays for all kinds of people. And we’re not on about tall people, short people, or people sporting a beard. We mean beach lovers, adrenaline junkies, lovebirds, and everyone in between. Over the next couple of month we’ll be using our holiday expertise to write a series of blogs to help you choose your perfect hotel or holiday destination, and this is the fifth blog in the series, focussing on single travellers. Enjoy!

Searching for a holiday online can be challenging, but if you are travelling alone and need a single room this task takes on a whole new level of difficulty. Don’t worry though – here at Holiday Hypermarket we’ve picked out the very best resorts to suit single travellers. If you are a single who likes to mingle why not book an excursion, where you’ll get to spend time with other people from your hotel and there will be lots to talk about. We’ve also listed a few hotels for each destination that have low or no single occupancy supplement.

We would always advise where possible to book out of high season to help keep the cost of your holiday down. However, if you are limited to travelling in peak times then adult-only hotels are a good choice.

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Costa del Sol

Over the years the Costa del Sol has been a playground to the rich and famous and in fact it still is today. Offering year-round sunshine, 161 kilometres of coastline, pretty marinas and endless bars, it really is an appealing resort for the single traveller.

Things to do

For the culture vulture there are a wide range of attractions including the Picasso Museum and Alcazabar Fortress. Of course if you just fancy relaxing, head down to one of this Costa’s fabulous beaches. Fancy a round of golf? You will never be far from a golf course on the Costa del Sol.

Where to Stay

Hotel Riu Belplaya is situated in the bustling resort of Torremolinos. The hotel offers an All Inclusive option and has an enviable spot right opposite the beach. After spending the day around the pool why not enjoy a relaxing spa treatment, you never know who you might end up chatting with. The hotel offers a wide range of entertainment and it even has its own bowling green.

Hotel Riu Monica is a Half Board hotel nestled in the resort of Nerja and is only a flip flop’s stride from the beach. The hotel features a gym for all you fitness fanatics or if you’re a sun worshipper you can spend your day lazing around the pool.

Hotel H10 Andaluzia Plaza also offers Half Board and is located in the swanky resort of Puerto Banus. This is an adults-only hotel and oozes sophistication from the moment you step inside the lobby.

Tunisia

Tunisia

Tunisia is a great taster to discover what North Africa has to offer. With endless golden beaches, you can easily be fooled into thinking you are on a beach in the Caribbean, but without the price tag.  If you love shopping then get ready to grab a bargain at one of the many souks.

Things to Do

You can spend your day relaxing on the beautiful beach or how about trying some adrenaline pumping water sports? For all you shopaholics a trip to the medina is a must. Take a wander around the cobbled streets, not forgetting to barter for your favourite goods.

Where to Stay

Clubhotel Riu Marco Polo is located in the pretty resort of Yasmine Hammamet. It offers an All Inclusive board basis and boasts one of the largest pools in North Africa, complete with a swim-up bar for all those All Inclusive cocktails. With an array of food on offer in the buffet restaurant and a further two speciality restaurants, your taste buds will certainly be tantalized.

The Marhaba Palace is another All Inclusive hotel located in the resort of Port El Kantaoui, with an enviable location on the beachfront. When it comes to meal times you can choose from either the buffet restaurant, beach barbecue or the à la carte restaurant, which serves a good range of local and international dishes.

The newly-refurbished Royal Kenz is also located in Port El Kantaoui. This hotel features a spa and Thalasso centre and two outdoor pools.

Crete

Greece – Crete

It was way back in the 1980s when the film Shirley Valentine put the spotlight on Greece followed more recently by Mamma Mia. Whether you like to chill with a book whilst gazing out across the stunning Aegean Sea or exploring ancient Greek ruins, Crete certainly has a resort to suit you.

Things to Do

Crete is the largest of the Greek Islands and boasts 650 miles of coastline, great for all you beach lovers. After a wander around Crete’s historical sites, which date back over 4000 years, why not relax with a cool beer in one of the many traditional tavernas along the waterfront.

Boat trips to neighbouring islands are always popular excursions especially to the breath-taking island of Santorini.

Where to Stay

The Metropol Beach hotel is located in Georgioupolis, a pretty little village on the northwest coast of Crete. Surrounded by beautiful gardens, it is situated only 250 metres from the beach and with a choice of two restaurants this property is sure to make your holiday memorable. This hotel often features zero supplements for the single traveller.

The Mirabello Hotel and Village offers Half Board and is in the picturesque resort of Aghios Nikolaos. You can spend your day on one of the hotels two private beaches or just chill around one of the hotel pools. If you like to be active on holiday then you won’t be disappointed as this hotel has a long list of activities.

The Minos Palace is a stylish adult-only hotel located close to Aghios Nikolaos with spectacular sea views.

Turkey

Turkey

If you like to get out and about on holiday then Turkey is a good choice. There’s plenty to see and do and it’s great value for money. If you enjoy eating out then you will be spoilt for choice with many restaurants cooking up tasty dishes and delicacies to try. Turkey also caters for all tastes, whether you’re staying in a peaceful village or a resort packed with bars and restaurants.

Things to Do

Even two weeks will not be enough time to fit in all that Turkey has to offer. If you’re a thrill seeker you can embark on a jeep safari adventure and there are water sports galore on the beach. If history is more your thing, take a visit to one of Turkey’s many archaeological sites. To relax and unwind you can simply enjoy a good old soak in the Turkish baths.

Where to Stay

If you love nature then the Hotel Calbis is a perfect choice. This hotel is located in Dalyan’s conservation area and is only a short bus ride from the famous turtle beach, Iztuzu Sandbar. This hotel is a family-owned and run property offering excellent service. Spend your days chilling around one of the two pools or lazing around in a hammock.

The Hotel Cypriot is situated on the border of Hisaronu and Ovacik and there’s no better place to chill with a cocktail whilst overlooking the olive groves and surrounding countryside.

Hotel Serpina is very close to all of the resort’s amenities and is the perfect choice if you like to be in the midst of the action.

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Cyprus

Cyprus is a great place to hire a car as they drive on the same side of the road as us in the UK, making it easy to get around all those archaeological sites and discover secluded beaches and hidden coves.  Whether you plan to get away from it all or are looking for a busy resort, Cyprus will certainly tick all the boxes.

Things to Do

Escape up into the Troodos Mountains and discover no less than nine UNESCO listed churches, or take a wander around old-world traditional Cypriot villages. For all you history buffs a must-do is a visit to The Tomb of the Kings in Paphos, which are spectacular underground tombs dating back to the 4th century BC. After a morning of sightseeing, why not head down to one of Cyprus’s Blue Flag beaches?

Where to Stay

Hotel Crown Resorts Horizon is located in the Coral Bay area of Paphos and offers a tasty All Inclusive board basis. You can be at the shops and restaurants within a few minutes and the beach is about five minute leisurely walk away. A large swimming pool with a swim-up bar awaits you and if you don’t want to venture too far, the hotel hosts an array of entertainment.

Hotel Avanti is right in the heart of the action. This hotel has a large curved swimming pool with swim up bar and also features a gym.

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