Thailand, known as the Land of Smiles, offers single travellers an inexpensive vacation filled with exotic adventures. "Thailand has embraced tourism like no other country," according to Solotravel.org. With various options for singles--including an adults-only beach resort, a tailor-made travel itinerary and a singles group holiday--Thailand tops the list as the vacation destination for singles.
Skyros Singles Holiday in Thailand
Skyros Singles Holidays brings single travellers together to travel in a group to destinations such as Thailand. Although group sizes do vary, the single travellers can decide how much they want to participate in the group activities. The exclusive five-star resort Aiyapura Resort & Spa in Koh Chang hosts the 11-night Thailand holiday by Skyros. Single travellers have option of relaxing by the beach, participating in water sports or taking a variety of classes including yoga, photography and Pilates. Singles can indulge in spa treatments for an extra charge. The travellers will share an air-conditioned twin-bed room with a private bathroom and a balcony. The resort offers buffet-style Thai cuisine, which includes breakfast and lunch. As of summer 2010, the all-inclusive rates for 11 nights start at £1,235.
9 Eastcliff Road
Shanklin, Isle of Wight PO37 6AA
Abercrombie & Kent's Thai Villages & Rivers
A worldwide travel agency specialising in adventure travel, Abercrombie & Kent offers a tailor-made itinerary for single travellers. The Thai Villages and Rivers package starts the 12-day independent journey in Bangkok, capital of Thailand, and spreads out to the Thailand countryside. The trip includes a visit to the Wat Phra That Lampang Luang (one of northern Thailand's most beautiful temples), a ride on an elephant for countryside sightseeing and a cruise on the Pai River. A private tour guide is provided for all destinations and travellers choose their own lodging, from camping to five-star hotels. Although the Thai Villages & Rivers package includes an itinerary, single travellers can further customise this trip to fit their needs and specifications for an extra cost.
Layana Resort & Spa
A resort for singles, Layana Resort & Spa offers an all-adult vacation where children ages 18 years and under are not allowed. The 50-room resort includes modern Thai-style beach bungalows with a private bathroom (including a separate bath and shower) and a balcony. The upgraded suites also feature an outdoor garden shower. The resort houses its own restaurant, Tides Restaurant, which serves traditional Thai fare as well as international dishes. The beachside bar is open daily from 10 a.m. to midnight and provides cocktails and other drinks to the hotel guests. The secluded Layana offers an extensive range of Eastern and Western spa treatment for travellers seeking a relaxing vacation. As of summer 2010, room rates start at £141 per night.
Layana Resort & Spa
272 Moo 3 Saladan, Phra-Ae Beach, Koh Lanta
Krabi, Thailand 81150
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