Best holidays for introverts

Best holidays for introverts

When you’re an introvert, getaways can be a chore – and that’s not what we’re here for. You just want to find somewhere you can kick off your sandals and relax away from it all, but without dropping off the face of the earth. It’s not like you hate people – you just want a little space, right?   

You don’t have to disappear to Timbuktu to sort a holiday that’s right up your (quiet) street. Here are some of the best escapist-style holidays that make room for a bit of me-time…  

Surprised? Don’t be – Mexico’s not all about tequila, pounding music and Spring Break parties. Break away from Cancun to the blissed-out Riviera Maya and you’ll soon rock up on soft beaches backed by jungle scenes. This slice of Caribbean coast also boasts an army of ancient Mayan ruins. Take in the stories of their old civilisations with a stroll around these used-to-be palaces. You’ve also got one of the biggest coral reefs in the world, so stick your head underwater and snorkel your way to people-free peace. 

Varna, Bulgaria 

Shhh, keep this one to yourselves. Pick an up-and-coming destination and you’ll beat the tourist crowds to the punch. Varna in Bulgaria is on its way up in the world and joining our must-visit list, with vast beaches and historical towns. Plus, with over 4,000 square metres to lose yourself in, from beaches, forests, thermal springs and even a desert, Varna’s got all the space you could ask for. Make your move before it hits the mainstream. 

Halkidiki, Greece 

Being an introvert doesn’t mean you’ve got to miss out on the most popular destinations – you just have to be a bit savvy about where you park your sun lounger. Fancy Greece but hate the crowds? You and Halkidiki’s trident-shaped coastline will get on fine. Go for pocket-sized Gerakini or remote Ouranoupolis’ baby bays – they’ve both got the balance between peace and quiet with enough tavernas and shops to keep you going. Introvert doesn’t mean hermit, after all. 

Calodyne, Mauritius 

If there’s another group of people who tend to steer clear of crowds, it’s the honeymooners. So, take a leaf out of their book and sink into the soft sands of Mauritius. Calodyne is on the north coast and has personal space on point. It’s all untamed coastline, ultra-quiet bays and low-key hotels, with a dinky village nestled in the middle. No nightclubs here – this place takes a walk on the au-natural wild side. 


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Author: Lily Owen and Natalie Howells

Last updated: 28/12/2023