Mykonos among top 12 islands for solo travellers
Traveling solo is cause for celebration, just make sure you choose a setting that attracts fellow singles. Islands.com picks the best 12 islands that guarantee you’ll mingle, not sit alone at dinner in a sea of cooing honeymooners. Among the 12 best islands we find a Greek island and more specifically an island of the Aegean sea.
1. Jost Van Dyke, British Virgin Islands
Even shy types make friends on Jost.
2. Ko Phi Phi, Thailand
Start with a scuba day trip — it’s a sport where singles get paired because it’s frowned upon to dive alone. If you’re still unattached come happy hour, order that Chang beer from the bar’s corner seat. Or try one of the on-the-beach establishments where groups gather atop rugs, not around tables, making it easier to join in.
If you’d rather bond over beats than beaches, try Iceland. This tiny outpost has music festivals year-round.
4. Bali, Indonesia
The temples, the spiritual practices, the balmy setting — it adds up to a certain undeniable magic. You’ll meet 20-somethings there to party, sure, but also sensitive types drawn to Bali’s energy and tropical beauty.
Consider your intentions: If you want no-strings-attached mingling, Jamaica is the place for you.
6. Key West, Florida
It doesn’t take much for this town to raise a glass. Whether it’s Fantasy Fest in October, Hemingway Days in July or just Tuesday, Duval Street is always full of the laughter of those ready to share good spirits.
7. Mykonos, Greece
The party scene here isn’t as techno-intense as Ibiza, but it’s still a nonstop party. By day, sip rosé and nibble calamari while mingling at the seaside bar, then make plans for a hot spot to reconvene at come nightfall.
8. Nassau, Bahamas
It’s the Vegas of the Caribbean: white-sand beaches with casinos, megaresorts, pool parties and nightclubs.
9. Oahu, Hawaii
It’s Hawaii’s most developed island, but it’s not lacking out-of-the-way beaches and inspiring natural settings. Go to meet surfers, yogis and other free-spirited types.
10. South Island, New Zealand
They say that sharing a high-adrenaline situation bonds any two people. Find out in Queenstown, where popular pastimes include skydiving, bungee-jumping, skiing, luge and jet-boating.
11. St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
You’ll meet laid-back types at most Cruz Bay beach bars and smoothie joints.
12. St. Maarten – Caribbean
On the French side, there’s a language barrier if you don’t parles francais — but the beaches are convivial, especially those with bars near the water.