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Best Solo Travel Destinations With Anantara

Solo travel offers a unique opportunity for self-discovery, adventure, and the chance to immerse oneself fully in new cultures and experiences. Whether you’re seeking serene beaches, bustling cities, or cultural havens, Anantara’s luxurious properties provide the perfect base for solo travellers. Here are some of our top destinations ideal for solo travel, each offering a unique blend of adventure, relaxation, and cultural immersion.

Chiang Mai, Thailand

Many tuk-tuks parked on the side of the street in Chiang Mai.

Chiang Mai is a haven for solo travellers seeking a blend of culture, adventure, and tranquillity. Nestled in the mountainous region of Northern Thailand, it’s known for its ancient temples, vibrant night markets, and lush landscapes.

Why It's Great for Solo Travel:

  • Cultural Immersion: Explore ancient temples like Wat Phra Singh and Wat Chedi Luang.
  • Adventure: Trek through Doi Inthanon National Park or take a cooking class to learn traditional Thai recipes.
  • Relaxation: Enjoy the serenity of the city’s many spas and wellness centres.

Stay at Anantara Chiang Mai Resort:

Located on the banks of the Mae Ping River, Anantara Chiang Mai Resort offers a tranquil escape with luxurious amenities, including a riverside pool, award-winning spa, and gourmet dining options. Its central location makes it easy to explore the city.

Budapest, Hungary

A street surrounded by buildings in Budapest.

Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is a city of stunning architecture, historic thermal baths, and vibrant nightlife. It's perfect for solo travellers who enjoy a mix of history, relaxation, and modern city life.

Why It's Great for Solo Travel:

  • Historic Sites: Visit the Buda Castle, Fisherman’s Bastion, and the Parliament Building.
  • Thermal Baths: Relax in one of the city’s famous thermal baths like Széchenyi or Gellért.
  • Culinary Adventures: Savour Hungarian cuisine at local markets and cafés.

Stay at Anantara New York Palace Budapest Hotel:

This luxurious hotel is a landmark of the city’s Belle Époque era. Enjoy opulent rooms, the historic New York Café, and easy access to the city’s top attractions.

Nice, France

An aerial view of a beach in Nice.

Nice, located on the French Riviera, offers a charming blend of old-world elegance and Mediterranean allure. It’s an ideal destination for solo travellers who appreciate art, culture, and stunning seaside views.

Why It's Great for Solo Travel:

  • Cultural Exploration: Stroll through the Promenade des Anglais, visit the Marc Chagall National Museum, and explore the old town (Vieux Nice).
  • Relaxation: Bask in the sun on the pebbled beaches or enjoy a coffee at a sidewalk café.
  • Gastronomy: Delight in the local cuisine with fresh seafood and Provençal dishes.

Stay at Anantara Plaza Nice Hotel:

Anantara Plaza Nice Hotel offers a prime location overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Enjoy luxurious accommodations, a rooftop restaurant with panoramic views, and proximity to Nice’s main attractions.

Hoi An, Vietnam

A large crowd gathered along the embankment by the river, with a few boats docked nearby.

Hoi An is a charming ancient town known for its well-preserved architecture, lantern-lit streets, and rich cultural heritage. It’s a wonderful destination for solo travellers seeking a peaceful and culturally enriching experience.

Why It's Great for Solo Travel:

  • Historic Town: Wander through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed old town with its blend of different architectural styles.
  • Local Markets: Shop for handmade crafts and local delicacies at the bustling markets.
  • Beaches and Countryside: Enjoy the nearby beaches or take a bicycle ride through the scenic countryside.

Stay at Anantara Hoi An Resort:

Located along the Thu Bon River and a stone’s throw away from the historic quarter of Hoi An, Anantara Hoi An Resort offers elegant colonial-style accommodation, a relaxing pool, and a range of cultural activities and excursions.

Guiyang, China

An aerial view of a villa at Anantara Guiyang Resort and surrounding garden at twilight.

Guiyang, the capital of Guizhou Province, is a city that combines modernity with rich cultural heritage. It’s an excellent destination for solo travellers who are looking to explore less-travelled paths and immerse themselves in authentic Chinese culture.

Why It's Great for Solo Travel:

  • Cultural Sites: Visit the Jiaxiu Tower, Qianling Park, and Hongfu Temple.
  • Natural Beauty: Explore the Huangguoshu Waterfall, one of the largest waterfalls in China.
  • Local Flavours: Savour the spicy and flavourful Guizhou cuisine at local eateries.

Stay at Anantara Guiyang Resort:

Set amid lush hills and greenery, Anantara Guiyang Resort offers a peaceful retreat with luxurious accommodations, a spa, and fine dining. It’s an ideal base for exploring the city and surrounding natural wonders.

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Anantara Chiang Mai Resort

Northern Thailand's Chiang Mai is a mecca of Buddhist temples, ancient Lanna ruins, colourful hill tribes and traditional artisans' villages. And with Anantara Chiang Mai Resort's central riverfront location, get out and explore all the old capital has to offer. Sample the best street food and slow-brewed coffee as recommended by our insider gurus. Delve into local culture with Muay Thai boxing, healing spa therapies and cooking class adventures at the resort. Revel in river serenity and signature Anantara luxuries.

Anantara New York Palace Budapest Hotel

Located in the heart of the historical downtown, Anantara New York Palace Budapest Hotel is a vision of cultured sophistication. Wander the banks of the Danube, lined with magnificent castles and churches, then return to the opulence of New York Café, named “the most beautiful café in the world” for its Belle Époque design of gold chandeliers and marble arches.


Live the high life in the most exclusive part of Nice, in a Belle Epoque landmark overlooking the Jardin Albert I and Baie des Anges beyond.

Anantara Hoi An Resort

Unwind in an elegant riverfront retreat on the central coast of Vietnam. Located a short walk from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of historic Hoi An, colonial style infused with local cultural elements inspires graceful resort surrounds. Bike along winding streets to the beautiful An Bang Beach. Learn traditional customs including cooking, painting and lantern-making. Cruise the river at sunset, taking in scenes of local fishermen casting their nets.

Anantara Guiyang Resort

Situated in Guizhou’s Forest City, only 15 minutes from the airport, Anantara Guiyang Resort opens the doors to nature’s beauty and thousands of years of dynastic splendour. Luxuriate in elegant havens boasting Oriental charm and sweeping karst mountain views. Visit breathtaking caves and waterfalls and colourful ethnic minority villages. Hide away in our heavenly spa, with a diverse range of treatments inspired by a local love of tea.