The thought of travelling alone can be daunting for many people. However, more and more people are choosing to go away on their own and it is becoming increasingly popular, especially for wellness travellers. Whatever the reason for a health and wellbeing holiday, going solo can give really enhance the experience and allows you to focus all of your attention on you.
Whether you’re looking for a calming spa holiday or mindfulness retreat where you can just focus solely on yourself or an group fitness retreat, we’ve put together some of the reasons why a wellness holiday is perfect for solo travellers.
Meet like-minded people
Many holidays give travellers the opportunity to connect with like-minded people, whether it’s a group retreat or a hotel or resort who are used to welcoming solo travellers. The vast majority of hotels have group fitness schedules so it would be likely that you would interact with others should you wish, and some have even gone the extra mile with the option of a communal dining table. When travelling alone, you may be more open to your surroundings and by doing so can embrace the retreat and the destination to its full potential. By allowing total openness to the experience, community, teachers, therapists and fellow travellers you will get so much more out of your time at the retreat and out of the programme.
Invest in your own personal development
Travelling alone will really allow you to spend all of your time focussing on yourself and taking time out from the rest of the world. By stepping out of your comfort zone and going it alone, you will be testing your own boundaries, pushing yourself and growing as a result. It is when we are alone that we learn the most about ourselves. Allowing yourself to be exposed to new opportunities will only enhance your experience on a deeper level and allow you to learn new things about yourself. The choices you make are solely yours and you can choose to send more time exploring new activities or perhaps taking a lecture in a subject that is of interest to you without having to be confined to the thoughts and feelings of anyone else.
Seek the knowledge of world class professionals
A very special benefit for all travellers is the advice and knowledge you will learn from the experience doctors, masters and therapists. By venturing solo you will form a closer connection with these experts and be able to spend more valuable time on your own personal development. Depending on the retreat and programme you are on, you will learn so much that can be integrated into your day to life when you return home.