Singles holidays in November

Lanzarote is great for solo travellers in NovemberBodyHoliday for singles in November

By Cathy Winston, Editor

November is a great month for a singles holiday It can be a dismal time in the UK and you can usually find tempting deals on winter sun. It’s also a great time to visit South East Asia and the Caribbean.

Here’s my pick of the best destinations if you’re travelling solo in November. For details of prices and booking conditions, click on the links below.

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Winter sun for solo travellers

Winter sun is the holy grail once British summer time has ended. You’ll find lovely weather in Malta, where you can find hotels with no single supplement. The weather is warm in the Canary Islands too (23ºC and seven hours of daily sunshine) – try this deal in Fuerteventura.

Over-50s can catch some winter sun on a Spirit of Discovery cruise calling at the Canary Islands and Morocco. They depart from Southampton, so there’s no need to fly.

If you don’t mind a long-haul flight, November is one of the best months to visit Mauritius with its white sand beaches. I recommend Mercury Holidays which has a tempting range of beachfront hotels with no single supplements.

Another Indian Ocean destination, Sri Lanka, combines beaches with ancient sites, tea plantations and fascinating wildlife. Cox & Kings has a two-week two for singles only, Splendours of Sri Lanka, with highlights including Kandy, Galle, the ancient city of Anuradhapura, a scenic rail journey through tea country, Dambulla Caves and a chance to spot leopards and sloths in Wilpattu National Park. It concludes with three days on the beach at Wadduwa.

Warm days and cooler nights in India make November an ideal time to explore the Golden Triangle. This amazing group tour for single travellers takes in the Taj Mahal and tigers in Ranthambore National Park.

Or head down under to find summer once more – plus some singles-only escorted tours in Australia.

Caribbean in November

Although it’s officially the end of the rainy season in the Caribbean – with accompanying low season prices – you’ll find plenty of sun.

At BodyHoliday in St Lucia your all-inclusive break includes everything from drinks to watersports, daily spa treatments and yoga, so there’s far more than simply sunbathing. The resort’s dedicated single rooms have king-size beds and no single supplements, perfect for a Caribbean singles holiday.

Singles specialist Friendship Travel has a solos-only trip to Jamaica. Or try a Caribbean cruise. Fred Olsen has an itinerary heading across the Atlantic to several islands plus staterooms for solo passengers.

Activity holidays

For unique wildlife, there’s nowhere better than Madagascar – and everything from lemurs to baobabs are at the heart of these small group tours in Madagascar.

Or try a walking holiday with a group of other solo travellers. The weather is lovely in the volcanic landscapes of Fuerteventura.

In Arizona, temperatures will be in the 20s. If you love horses, saddle up and enjoy a ranch holiday.

At Skyros on the Isle of Wight, these personal development holidays focus on mind and soul as well as body, all with a friendly house-party atmosphere, while Cortijo Romero in Spain has a variety of courses including the chance to plant trees on an eco-friendly retreat.

Short haul breaks for singles

Not all of November’s best holidays include a long-haul flight. Kirker Holidays has a choice of music and other cultural tours while Martin Randall Travel has a cultural tour of Sicily for foodies.

You can experience the Northern Lights in Norway on a five-day group tour that also includes bathing in geothermal pools and exploring volcanic landscapes.

Amazing Halong Bay in the north of Vietnam

Far East holidays in November

November sees the beginning of peak season in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, as the dry weather begins but without the scorching temperatures of spring. InsideAsia Tours has a great range of expert-led group tours with same-sex room share options.

For example, this sensational 15-night tour features Hanoi, Hoi An and Halong Bay, Siem Reap and the temples of Angkor plus Luang Prabang.

Cast your eyes further east to Japan. Autumn is one of the best times to visit for mild temperatures and beautiful foliage, plus no single supplement on selected small group trips from Wendy Wu Tours. This tour A Week in Japan is a perfect introduction to the country.

Discover another side to Hong Kong  on a group walking tour across some of the smaller islands and the unspoiled hill country.

For a rather more relaxed Asian escape, the Healthy Holiday Company has a spa break in Bali that’s ideal for solo travellers.

The Americas

There’s adventure to be found across the whole American continent this month. These small group tours are for solo travellers only and include a chance to explore the country’s west coast, from the cities to Yosemite.

Or venture south of the border to Central America. The rainy season is coming to an end so it’s an ideal time to explore the continent’s less-visited destinations.

The Panama and Costa Rica Experience tour from Cox & Kings is exclusively for singles, with a chance to explore Costa Rica’s Pacific and Caribbean coasts and diverse wildlife.

Last updated: 19 May 2022

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