For majority of singles over 40, vacationing is something that they don’t give much thought about since the idea of going on a vacation alone may be too weird for them. However, going on vacations for singles over 40 is actually an excellent idea since you will get to experience different things you’ve never experienced before on vacations you took with a partner.
Vacations for singles over 40 are now also becoming trendy, much like vacations for single women, vacations for single men, and vacations for gays. Undoubtedly, the appeal of vacations for singles over 40 is the customized itinerary specifically targeting your age bracket and the general interest of singles over 40. Likewise, your companions will all be singles your age so you won’t feel like the odd one out unlike when you go on vacations for couples.
Popular Vacation Destinations for Singles over 40
Below are some of the most popular vacations for singles over 40.
Multi-Country Europe Vacations for singles over 40
An excellent example of multi-country Europe vacations for singles over 40 are those with stops in Paris, Amsterdam, Venice, and Lucerne. Here, singles over 40 can travel from Holland to Switzerland or France and then off to romantic Italy or the other way around. Enjoy two nights in Amsterdam, bask in the traditional villages of Holland, and travel by train to the City of Lights where you can immerse yourself in all things art and haute cuisine with the single over 40 you’re eyeing earlier.
You can see the French countryside by train, stay a day or two in Lucerne, and cap off the last night of the Europe tour in Venice, ‘The City of Canals’, hailed as the one of the most romantic cities in the world.
Bali, Indonesia Vacations for Singles over 40
Looking to escape the freezing winter and chase the sunshine? There’s no better way than to head off to Bali, Indonesia with singles over 40 like you. Go island hopping, snorkeling, or perhaps surfing for the first time. You can also immerse yourself in ancient temples, exotic cuisine, spiritual art, mystical caves and religions, elephants, and cap your nights off with the famed full moon beach parties.
For utter relaxation where you can ‘Love’ as in Elizabeth Gilbert’s ‘Eat, Pray, Love’, you can spend your days in Ubud and schedule ahead of time, some time with the real ‘Wayan’. You’ll never know—you may end up with your own Julia Roberts or Javier Bardem.
Cruise Vacations for Singles over 40
While Caribbean cruises are one of the most popular vacations for singles over 40, you also have the option of going in cruises farther away from home such as European cruises with stops in Spain, Portugal, and the Canary Islands. Malaga, Spain is a lively coastal city, the second largest Spain port, Costa del Sol’s capital, and Pablo Picasso’s homeland. Here you can explore 800 years of history, miles of awe-inspiring beaches, and sunny weather.
Funchal (Madeira), in Portugal is known for its perfect weather all year round, picturesque beaches, volcanic peaks, botanical gardens, and hidden valleys. Here in Madeira, the famous Madeira wine and lace are still made in the old tradition. Tenerife, one the other hand, the largest of all islands in the Canary Islands archipelago, boasts of mile-long beaches, valleys, mountains, and a national park that boasts of an enormous crater.
In Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, also part of the Canary Islands, you’ll find a melting pot of diverse cultures including Spanish, Latin American, African, and Northern European among others. It is also the most populated of all the Canary Islands so you are guaranteed a host of things to do while on vacation. Gran Canaria boasts of different landscapes and climates, with majestic beaches, tropical forests, and snow-capped mountains.
Last but not the least; make sure to visit Lanzarote, one of the more famous destinations in the Canary Islands. Lanzarote prides itself with its year-round sunny weather, over 300 volcanoes, various beaches, and its commitment to preserving their environment, heritage, and culture. Because of this, the World Tourism Organization has awarded Lanzarote a “universal model of sustainable development”.
Glorious Hawaii Vacations for Singles over 40
Experience what the natives call the Spirit of Aloha when you go on Hawaiian vacations for singles over 40. Unarguably, one the most famous tours is the Grand Circle Island Tour which takes you all around Oahu. This is great for first timers in Hawaii or for those seeking more adventures in Oahu even if they’ve been there before.
Coast along the southeast coastline of Oahu, past the famous Sandy Beach and Halona Blowhole, look out towards the Makapuu cliffs and onto the Rabbit Island, and proceed to the Waimanalo’s Homestead lands, and bask in the laidback atmosphere in Kailua. From here, take a trip to Pali Highway and make a pit stop at the Pali lookout, the site of King Kamehameha’s historical last battle and to take in unparalleled views of the coast.
You can also continue on to the hippie towns of Waimea and Haleiwa, where the main attractions during winter season are 30-foot waves. You can also visit other surf spots such as Banzai Pipeline, Ehukai, and Sunset Beach among others, as well as drop by Laie and Kahuka.
With all these wonderful vacations for singles over 40, your days of luxuriating under the sun or roughing it up alone will be over. Vacations for singles over 40 are more than destinations, because you’ll never know, you might actually meet ‘the one’ in one your trips.