Sometimes all you really need is a picture-perfect beach, hours of sunshine, a good book and some relaxation time to rejuvenate. Here's our top pick of the best beaches for solo travelers from around the globe.
The Caribbean has to be the top destination for some beach love. You're guaranteed a picture perfect beach in the Caribbean. Relax on white sands at Seven Mile Beach in Jamaica, Eagle Beach in Aruba, or near the crystal waters of Punta Cana in Dominican Republic.
Best time to go – All year round.
Can you really get better beaches than the natural atolls of the Maldives? Just pick any of the stunning islands for that picture perfect beach or visit our favourite: Cocoa Island.
Best time to go – December to February.
Railay Bay in Krabi is our fave with a turquoise blue lagoon or visit Maya Bay – the location for the film The Beach (on a day trip only). Koh Samui is great for socialising or visit Hua Hin or Koh Kood, home to Thailand’s most luxurious hideaways where you can escape the flocking crowds.
Best time to go – December to April.
Close to the Mayan ruins, Tulum beach is perfect for combining beach with ancient history. Choose Cancun or Playa del Carmen for perfect relaxation, Cozumel for Mexican huts or Cabo San Lucas for watersports.
Cancun is extremely busy during the American spring break in March and April.
Best time to go -November and April. May to October is the hottest if you don’t mind travelling during the rainy season (rain only lasts a couple of hours before it clears).
Whitehaven Beach is a secluded island in the Whitsundays that is easily reachable by boat. Relax on Magnetic Island, in the Great Barrier Reef or the more famous Bondi Beach.
Best time to go – November to March (Seasons are opposite to the UK).
According to the National Geographic, you don't have to go any further than Europe to see one of the best beaches. Tossa de Mar is on the Mediterranean coast in northeastern Spain. With a charming town and beach, this area of Catalonia draws in the tourists. Watch a video of Tossa de Mar.
Best time to go – May to September.
Where is your best place for beaches?