Best Tropical Island For Solo Female Travelers: 11 Islands to Visit
Looking for the best tropical island for solo female travelers? Want to enjoy a relaxing vacation? Or maybe you want a fun-filled adventure, whilst you soak up the hot sun.
Whatever you might be looking for here is a list of the best tropical islands for solo female travelers.
I have broken it down to make sure you enjoy the best experience as a solo female traveler. So you can find the perfect island for your special needs. All the islands below that I have selected are safe for solo female travelers.
This will help inspire you with dream destinations to travel to.
What Is The Best Caribbean Island For Singles?
If you are an American and don’t have much time for your vacation, the last thing you want to do is spend all that time on a plane. So why not enjoy some of the best places for a woman to travel alone in the Caribbean. The sun is warm and the waters are crystal clear blue.
These islands are perfect if you are looking to relax, unwind and simply enjoy a good book with a nice refreshing cocktail.
There is also plenty of good scuba diving or snorkeling if you want to enjoy some extra activities while you are on vacation.
1. Turk and Caicos
Turk and Caicos is a beautiful island, with some of the best beaches I have seen all around the world. The beaches are white and the water is a crystal clear blue. It has also been voted one of the safest islands in the Caribbean.
So if safety is one of your main concerns, then you won’t have to worry when you are traveling to Turks and Caicos. However, still, practice smart traveling habits when you are visiting the island.
Just because it is safe doesn’t mean you can be stupid. Don’t leave things unattended on the beach and don’t bring strangers back to your home.
When you go on vacation, you can leave your worries behind, but don’t forget your common sense.
There are plenty of great hotels that you can stay at while you are there, it does happen to be one of the more expensive islands in the area, but the beaches are incredible.
While you are in Turks and Caicos, be sure to stay in Grace Bay, it will blow your mind. Rated one of the top beaches in the world. The sand is sugar white and the water is turquoise blue. This is by far one of the prettiest beaches I have ever seen.
2. The American Virgin Islands
The American Virgin Islands. If you are an American and don’t have a passport you are still able to travel to the American Virgin Islands, but you will still need proof of ID to get in, like a driver’s license or ID card.
So this makes for a great island escape for anyone who doesn’t have a passport and still wants to enjoy the island life.
The American virgin islands are made up of a small group of islands including St. Thomas, St John, and St Croix, with St. Thomas being the most popular destination of them all. The American Virgin Islands are safe and great for solo female travelers, but crime has been on the rise recently.
This is mainly due to the fact that they have seen a drop in tourism after the recent hurricanes. So just keep an eye on your belongs and you will be fine. It is super easy to fly into St. Thomas and either stay there or hop on a quick ferry to one of the smaller islands.
When in St.Thomas be sure to check out Magen’s Bay, it is truly a spectacular beach.
Jamaica is a great place to travel if you are looking to party and meet other singles. Montego Bay is full of big resorts where it is easy to meet singles and other solo travelers. It is the perfect place for those travelers who do not want to have to think about where to eat every day.
Most all the resorts are all-inclusive, so it makes it easier to budget and know exactly how much money you are going to spend.
It is also perfect for anyone who wants to just lay around the pool or beach and have drinks with umbrellas in them brought to them all day.
There is also some good hiking around Jamaica if you feel like getting out and exploring around for the day.
Jamaica is also great for relaxing since it is easy just to stay in the all-inclusive resorts all day.
This is one of the most underrated islands in the Caribbean. It is absolutely stunning and totally worth a visit. The beaches are long quiet and breathtaking. It is the perfect place to come and escape life.
Out of all the islands on this list, it is by far the quietest. If you are looking to party and meet people, this island is probably not for you.
However, if you are looking to not be bothered, sit on the beach and read a book then this the best tropical island for solo female travelers who don’t want to be bothered.
It is easy to go to the beach for the day and only see a hand full of people.
Anguilla is also easy to get to by either flying into the island or flying into Saint Maarten and taking the ferry over.
The beaches here are also absolutely mind-blowing.
5. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Just a quick 3-hour flight from most places in the USA, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is gaining popularity for being one of the safest islands for solo female travelers in the Caribbean. It has charm, character, incredible diving and snorkeling, surfing, and kiteboarding.
It is the perfect place for any solo female traveler looking for a more active holiday. Saint Vincent is also great for anyone looking to do island hopping since it is made up of more than one island, 32 islands to be exact. There are so many islands if you want to hop around or pick one and stay put.
The Tobago Cays are located in Saint Vincent which is a destination all on its own. You can swing with turtles and visit the island made famous by Pirates of the Caribbean.
Come and enjoy some coconuts on the beach while you add some delicious local rum to it, in your local bungalow on the beach.
The most easterly island in the Caribbean is Barbados, it is also just outside the hurricane belt, so it is luckily enough to miss all the hurricanes that plague the Caribbean. It is also home to some amazing surf, for the Caribbean and they claim to be the home where rum was invented, so you know their beachside cocktails have to be good ☺️
There are beautiful beaches and plenty of beachside restaurants to enjoy. Be sure to do a sunset catamaran tour while you are there and rent a car and drive up to the North Point.
It is also home to some green monkeys that you can check out at their local monkey and wildlife reserve.
Other Safe Islands For Female Travelers
If you have already spent some time in the Caribbean and you are looking for more tropical islands for solo female travelers, I have you covered.
Here are some other islands that are still tropical and fun. Either filled with loads of fun activities you can do, or great islands to do nothing at all.
Bali is a magical island that has special healing powers. It can mend a broken heart and help you find inspiration that you never know you needed. Not only can you enjoy a lovely relaxing vacation on the beach, but there are loads of waterfalls to explore, volcanos to hike, and plenty of good waves to surf.
There is something for everyone on the island of the gods.
It is also full of fellow single travelers, both female and male so you are likely to meet like-minded people.
However, if you truly want to escape it is full of plenty of good retreats catered to whatever you might be looking for.
Tahiti is full of black sand beaches and volcanos to hike and explore. Located in the South Pacific in the French Polynesian Islands.
Tahiti is the perfect escape, for anyone looking for a tropical island getaway.
It is relaxing, but there is still plenty to do while you are there. Enjoy some typical French Polynesian dance ceremonies and local fish cuisine.
Tahiti is one of the best tropical islands around and should be added to everyone’s bucket list. It has some amazing sunsets and the people there are super friendly.
Be sure not to miss out on this tropical island paradise.
The magical islands of Hawaii, it is just a short flight from the United States and although it is a part of the United States, you will feel like you are miles away from the USA when you are there.
With so many different islands within Hawaii, you are sure to find the right island for you. So much to see and do while you are there, it would be worthwhile to do a little island hoping as well, because every island is so different.
You can surf, you can hike, swim, snorkel or if you really want to, you can do nothing at all.
It is probably one of the safest islands on this list as well, and you also won’t have to worry about any language barriers.
Hawaii is well known for its surf, so it also makes a perfect location to meet a surfer.
10. The Azores
Located off the coast of Portugal, the Azores islands are a little less known than some of the other islands in the area, but it is hard to understand why.
The Azores are stunning and breathtaking. Did I happen to mention they are in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean?
They are perfect for the more outdoor type traveler, so if you are just wanting to camp out on the beach this isn’t the place for you.
However, if you are wanting to hike and explore and be more active than the Azores have you covered.
Full of lots of fun outdoor activities.
This is not the most tropical island around, because it is not full of coconut, but it is hard to not put Santorini on this list. In the summer Santorini is the perfect island destination for solo female travelers.
It is full of so much to see and do, great food and of course an awesome place to be as well if you want to do nothing at all.
Greece is the perfect place to travel as a solo female traveler, especially if you enjoy good food.
The food is amazing and men as great to look at, and you don’t have to worry about them being overly aggressive like in other places.
If you haven’t already been, Santorini should be on your list.
Where is the best place for a woman to travel alone?
If you are a solo female traveler and want to take an epic vacation, but have no one to join you don’t worry you are not alone. There are thousands of solo female travelers heading out to join a relaxing or exciting vacation alone all the time.
On this post, I focused mainly on island travel, because who doesn’t want to sit on the beach all day long when you are on vacation.
However, if you are wanting to explore more of the city life, be sure to check out my post on solo female travel in Europe where I explore all the best places in Europe to travel to.
Also, if you are planning a solo trip to Asia, either way, I hope you enjoyed the best tropical island for solo female travelers
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