Adventure time: 5 European islands for an action-packed solo holiday

In the air, on the water or even under the sea, explore all around these beautiful islands on an action-packed trip. Choose from parasailing, kayaking, diving and more activities suggested by other solo travellers. See which islands are highly recommended for adventurous types and start planning your own itinerary.

Cyprus. Enjoy the water sports and nightlife without feeling alone Jennie

1. Cyprus

Enjoy the water sports and nightlife without feeling alone

M Manoli
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Fantastic weather, beaches, food is second to none and the nightlife is lively! Great place for a holiday. I did a lot of water sports. I travelled alone because it's stress free and I get to meet new people wherever I go. Cyprus is a safe, friendly place. Fantastic weather, beaches, food is second to none and the nightlife is lively! 

Tenerife, Spain. See marine life while snorkelling or kayaking; stargaze from Mount Teide Denise

2. Tenerife, Spain

See marine life while snorkelling or kayaking; stargaze from Mount Teide

I Isabel
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I walked a lot to the red mountain, beaches and cliffs. Went to do kayaking to see dolphins and turtles (it was awesome) and had a private tour with a guide who spent 2 days with me showing me El Teide and other places around. I saw Mount Teide. The sunset there, you can see all the stars and the Milky Way. 

R Rebecca
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I went snorkelling and whale watching which were really fun... and informative as it was conservation based. This was near Los Cristianos. Whale watching was the best part of the trip. It was very fun and renewed my interest in biology and conservation. 

Malta. Swim in crystal clear blue waters – day or night

3. Malta

Swim in crystal clear blue waters – day or night

F Francis
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The weather was perfect as my trip was a scuba diving one. I did three dives a day including night dives. I also swam every morning and evening, the seawater was warm and refreshing and above all very clear for snorkelling too. Perfect holiday destination particularly if you love water sports in my opinion. 

J Justine
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I loved it. It is so hot in Malta, couldn't have gone to a better place. The Blue Lagoon is to die for especially if you like travelling and experiencing a lot of water sports and natural beauty. I [went to] Gozo, Comino for the Blue Lagoon, Valletta... and Mellieha Bay. 

Rhodes, Greece. Try parasailing over the ocean for a bird's eye view

4. Rhodes, Greece

Try parasailing over the ocean for a bird's eye view

N Nicola
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I took a short trip to Lindos via taxi (€25) each way, well worth it. I did parasailing. It was my first time and it was amazing. It was offered through the water sports services on the beach at the hotel. The guys were great. It was €50 for one or €75 for two. I would recommend the short trip to Lindos. Views were amazing and to see some Greek culture. 

Lanzarote, Spain. Scuba dive and discover the underwater museum

5. Lanzarote, Spain

Scuba dive and discover the underwater museum

M Magnus
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A day tour to sights at the north was interesting and scenic... Went scuba diving to the underwater museum. I saw Mirador del Mar – views are great, Cueva De Los Verdes – interesting volcanic made caves, Jameos del Agua – Tuesday nights for dinner, but otherwise see the pretty lagoon. 

C Craig
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Went to see the volcanoes and did some scuba diving. Looking to take up scuba diving back home. First time doing a solo holiday. 

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