Best cheap singles holidays

By Cathy Winston, Editor

A few years ago, the big problem with travelling solo was the cost – single supplements or other hidden fees which made a singles holiday work out far more expensive than travelling as half of a couple. Thankfully times have moved on, with more and more trips and hotels with no single supplement.

But if you’re travelling on a budget, that’s not the only way to keep the costs down. Here are the best cheap holidays for singles.

Singles holiday discounts

One of the big bonuses of solo travel is the flexibility – you can often book and go when you want and where you want. So make the most of it by searching out the deals and discounts, to cut the cost of your holiday.

Many tour operators featured on this website run regular deals and last-minute offers, so it’s worth keeping an eye out. Or sign up for my monthly newsletter which has my pick of the best singles holiday deals.

If you’re a cruise fan, iglu cruise has a section for singles deals on a variety of cruise lines. On The Go Tours has some great itineraries if you’re travelling solo with no compulsory single supplement, plus regular discounts and deals of its own.

Bargain sun for singles

Sometimes only a week on the beach will do, and whether you fancy Mauritius or Malta, Mercury Holidays has a huge range of hotels with no single supplement worldwide. The Algarve is great for a short-haul week on the coast or if you fancy somewhere a bit more exotic, Sri Lanka also has all-inclusive options, spas and plenty to explore.

There are also offers if you fancy booking longer stays. If you do have time to spare, Saga Holidays has great long-stay deals too for singles over 50, such as four weeks for the price of three.

Or check out singles specialists such as Friendship Travel, which has a week in Olu Deniz for under £650 at selected times of the year, exclusively for solo travellers. The ClubSolos hotels from Solos Holidays have week-long breaks in the Greek Islands for similar budgets.

You can even find healthy holiday ideas which won’t break the bank – a short detox retreat in Andalucia for under £700, for example. Find more singles holidays in Spain.

UK breaks for solos

Cut out flight prices and a UK break is also a great option if you’re travelling on a budget, as well if you’re looking for a more active trip.

Several companies run walking breaks across Great Britain, including Ramblers Walking Holidays which has no single supplement on holidays across the country and only small supplements at Hassness Country House in the Lake District.

See my guide to the best singles holidays in the UK.

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Last updated: 17 February 2022

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