While there are plenty of islands that are perfect for single travelers such as the party mecca of Ibiza, the many islands of Thailand, Croatia, Greece etc – there are a few that single travelers should probably avoid unless they want to faint of boredom or unless they don’t mind being surrounded by wedding couples on their honeymoon …
Rangali Island – The Maldives
The romance barometer will start sending away warning signs already before you land on the island of Ranglai, as the boat crosses unbelievably crystal clear waters.
Snorkeling in the Maldives is gorgeous, and with bungalows in the middle of the water you can literally jump out of bed and into the sea in seconds.
Hideaway Island – Vanuatu
We stumbled upon this tiny little gem when we arrived on the main island in Vanuatu without a place to stay.
The Hideaway Island Resort welcomed us to their private island, which turned out to be exactly what the name suggests – a perfect place to hide away.
With a coral reef right by the beach, you only had to step two meters out from the shore to discover some of the most beautiful fish and colorful corals beneath the surface – there is a private boat that takes you to the mainland if you ever feel the need to leave, but the restaurant on the island itself is sublime.
Mahe Island – Seychelles
If you’re single or have just had your heart broken, the Seychelles is perhaps the worst place you could possibly find yourself in.
You will be surrounded by an army of lovebirds smothering each other with kisses and romance to the point that it makes you gag.
But for all the couples in love, and especially those looking for a honeymoon destination, holidays to Seychelles is not at all a bad idea – the Mahé island is full of romantic accommodations, but few beat the luxurious tree-top villas of hotel 4 seasons Seychelles is so famous for.
Pamalican Island – The Philippines
On Pamalican, there is only one resort: Amanpulo.
The resort only has 40 traditional villas, offering the total seclusion that only couples really want.
The small island can be explored in just about two hours, but with the pristine white beach, clear water with all kinds of exotic fish and sea turtles, you’re in for some serious beauty.
If you to the island between March and October you can see the turtles laying their eggs there.
Laucala Island – Fiji
With just 25 cottages, this island is certainly not for singles or party-lovers.
Each cottage has its own private pool, dining pavilion and an outdoor hot tub, catering for couples who truly want their own privacy.
There is a common pool for everyone to share, but even there they have created little man-made islands with enough space for two.
As everything is catered especially for couples, it would be almost impossible to even try becoming someone’s third wheel – there wouldn’t be enough space for you! 😛
Which of these islands would you like to visit as a single traveler?
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