6 fun holiday destinations for singles

6 November 2015
Our Canstar database shows Aussie singles are looking for travel insurance in order to visit certain countries. Here are the most fun things you can look forward to when you’re planning your solo trip.

1. USA

16% of visitors to our site are singles wanting travel insurance to visit the USA.

After some quick online surveying, here are the top 5 reasons we’ve found for why singles enjoy travelling to the USA:

  1. Friendly, helpful people
  2. The Empire State Building and other NYC landmarks
  3. The Grand Canyon
  4. The Caribbean
  5. The golden beaches of Hawaii

2. UK

The next most-popular destination of singles looking for travel insurance on our site is the UK. Whether it’s a working holiday or just for fun, five great places to visit while you’re there include:

  1. Ancient castles where the legends of Camelot were born
  2. Universities of Cambridge and Oxford
  3. Westminster Abbey, Big Ben, red buses
  4. Soho, London
  5. The Lake District

3. Thailand

Plenty of singles love visiting Thailand, too! Five great things to do during your visit to Thailand are:

  1. You’ve never really tasted “Thai food” until you’ve eaten food made by Thai people in Thailand, both on the street and in a restaurant
  2. Postcard-perfect blue-and-white beaches and warm weather year-round
  3. Almost anyone will try to speak English with you if your Thai is not great
  4. Trekking in the jungle or mountains and meeting hill tribes
  5. Bangkok never sleeps, so if you need a pharmacy or a midnight snack, you’ll find one

Bonus: Everything is soooo cheap. Your money goes a long way in Thailand.

4. Bali

Volcanic ash clouds notwithstanding, Bali is equal-third most popular on our site by singles wanting travel insurance. (Maybe because they’ve all seen/read Eat, Pray, Love?)

Here are our top 5 reasons for enjoying a trip to Bali:

  1. Beaches, volcanoes, rice paddies, cruises – it’s got the lot
  2. There’s a lot of choice when it comes to accommodation and budget, from very basic options through to 5-star hotel resorts
  3. You can dress for the beach every day and not feel out of place (unless you visit a temple – then you absolutely must be appropriately dressed in long pants or a long skirt, and a shirt that has sleeves)
  4. Food is cheap, and Bintang beer is as cheap as bottled water (not an invitation to skip the water)
  5. You can learn how to barter in the marketplace

5. New Zealand

What’s not to like about the Land of the Long White Cloud? Some great reasons to enjoy a New Zealand holiday are:

  1. Extremely friendly people and a fascinating Maori culture makes it easy to get around on your own
  2. Epic landscapes, wild views: for fans, take a tour of scenery from The Lord of the Rings (Mount Doom is a real volcano), The Hobbit tour (the green door!), or even Avatar (blue people not included)
  3. Glacier trekking like Milford Sound
  4. Extreme sports including bungee jumping, white water rafting, cave diving, skydiving
  5. Sharing a beach with penguins and seals

Bonus – unlike in Australia, there are no poisonous snakes or spiders waiting to kill you in New Zealand.

6. Australia

We also like travelling at home and plenty of visitors to our site are looking for domestic travel insurance to cover their adventures within Australia. Now, most of you already live here, so we know you know that this giant sunburnt country of ours has a lot to offer, from beaches to rainforests to wild bushland.

However, if you’d like some more ideas, here are our top 7 attractions – one for each of our states and territories:

  1. Snorkelling at the Great Barrier Reef (one of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World), or the Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast, QLD
  2. Walking up Uluru (Ayers Rock) and bush trekking in Kakadu National Park, NT
  3. Dandenong Ranges National Park, VIC
  4. Wine tours in the Barossa Valley, SA
  5. Sydney Harbour Bridge, Blue Mountains, and Hunter Valley Region, NSW
  6. The Pinnacles, Wave Rock, West Cape Howe National Park, and the Valley of the Giants, WA
  7. Tasmanian Wilderness (World Heritage site), Port Arthur, TAS

Then there’s all of our amazing native animals, many of which you can pat at the zoo. And the best part is you’re travelling in your own backyard, so you don’t need a passport, visa, or a global roaming phone SIM.


Image source: iStock | AsianDream

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