5 Essentials for a Luxurious Solo Adventure

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Planning a solo getaway? It’s easier than you might imagine! Read on for five essentials when planning the ultimate luxurious solo adventure. 

Thinking about a solo getaway? Sure, roughing it has its charms, but let’s talk luxury—why not spoil yourself rotten when you’re flying solo? Forget basic and go for broke.

It’s time to plan an epic trip that screams “treat yourself” at every turn. Let’s get into the nitty-gritty of what it takes to ratchet up your travel game from just wandering around to basking in absolute luxury. Here are the must-haves to pull off the ultimate luxurious solo adventure.

5 Essentials for a Luxurious Solo Adventure

Strike out on your own and embrace the blend of freedom and opulence. Here are five essentials to ensure your solo adventure is steeped in luxury and tailored just for you.

1. Chic Stays: Where You Lay Your Head Matters

The hotel you pick isn’t just a place to sleep; it’s the epicenter of your luxe solo journey. Think less about a bed and more about an entire vibe—your private retreat after a day of adventures.

The personal touches—a pillow menu, turndown service with chocolates, maybe even a butler—transform your stay into something extraordinary. Choose that chic hotel or villa where they know your name and preferred drink before you arrive. Here, in this space curated just for you, every sunrise promises another day in paradise—solo style.

A hotel room like this one at Ritz-Carlton Mandapa in Ubud, Bali, should be your sanctuary. Photo by Susan Lanier-Graham

2. Spa Days and Self-Care Days

When was the last time you truly treated yourself? Imagine hanging out in a tranquil oasis, wrapped in a robe fluffier than clouds, ready to be pampered head-to-toe. We’re talking diamond facials, massages that melt away worry, and beauty treatments about indulging yourself.

Relaxation room at Ritz-Carlton, Dallas spa. Photo by Don Riddle Images courtesy The Ritz-Carlton

But self-care days aren’t all about the spa. If the spa isn’t your style, you can do some retail therapy and clothes shopping while visiting a new destination. Or, you could check out handcrafted ruby rings from your phone that you could wear during this or your next incredible vacation.

3. Feasting Solo: A Taste of the Good Life

Dining solo on a luxe trip is like being the star of your own gourmet show. It’s all about savoring the moment with a front-row seat to some culinary wizardry. Picture this: you’re at a table with the best view in the house, ordering whatever you fancy without debating taste preferences.

Champagne or other sparkling wines pair well with seafood. Photo by Zufar Kamilov via iStock by Getty Images

Here’s where courses come out as edible masterpieces—the kind that makes you want to snap a pic for Instagram before diving in, all in a judgment-free zone. This isn’t just eating; it’s an event where every flavor tells part of your travel story and leaves you hungry for more.

4. Exclusive Excursions: Own Your Journey

Heading out solo means you’re free to mix things up—think less cookie-cutter group tours and more private jaunts that fit you like a glove. Ever fancied having a street art tour with a guide or a wine tasting where it’s all your palate? That’s what exclusive excursions are all about.

Here, in these one-of-a-kind experiences, you’re calling the shots, soaking in each moment at your leisure and curating a vacation that conforms to your style and tastes alone. It’s not just about seeing the sights; it’s about connecting with them on a level as unique as your journey.

While traveling solo, indulge in experiences just for you, like a wine tasting or guided food tour. Photo by M Production via iStock by Getty Images

5. Travel Tailored To You: Getting Around In Style

Getting around becomes part of the fun when it’s just you and the open road. Forget about navigating public transit maps; you’re looking at private rides that turn every transfer into a joy ride. Picture gliding through streets in a town car or cruising on a private yacht.

Hiring a driver lets you get from place A to B in style, making the journey part of the experience. Photo by RossHelen via iStock by Getty Images

This is travel tailored to your pace and preference for the finer things. It’s comfortable, stylish, and totally on your schedule. Even getting from A to B feels like part of the vacation when every detail is this smooth. So, think about upgrading when you touch down.

Embarking on Your Luxurious Solo Adventure

Ready to turn that daydream into a deluxe reality? You’ve got the know-how, so it’s time to make some moves. Book that suite, reserve your table for one, and get ready for the kind of solo trip that’ll make your friends green with envy. Dive into luxury head-first—because you deserve an adventure as fabulously unique as you are. Go on, treat yourself!

We invite you to examine Wander With Wonder for more of our favorite solo travel adventures and plenty of ideas for a luxury getaway.