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Date: 23/08/2012

Top 5 resorts for singles in Europe

With activities planned around families and couples and with hefty supplements for single occupancy, being single can feel like a sin. Luckily there are plenty of companies and resorts that specialise in offering a sublime holiday experience for the single traveller. Here are five of the best in Europe.

Kusadasi - Turkey

With crystal clear turquoise waters, tropical temperatures and pristine beaches, the Aegean resort of Kusadasi is perfect for people holidaying without a partner. Whether you want to laze by the pool, take a walk along the shore, or visit one of the many famous historic sites in the region, there is something to suit your needs. With all-inclusive packages, there is always the chance to meet new people over dinner whether you are travelling alone or with a friend.

Lake Como - Italy

With its peaceful setting surrounded on one side by the mountains and on the other by the beautiful waters of the lake, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to stunning scenery. This destination includes the option of boarding the luxurious Bernina Express or visiting the breathtaking botanical gardens at the nearby Villa Taranto at Pallanzo.

Istrian Coast - Croatia

The outstanding natural beauty of Croatia and its unspoilt tranquil waters have made it one of the fastest growing tourist destinations. The Istrian Coast offers lush green countryside nestled alongside the serene waters of the peninsula, as well as historic market towns just inland.

Santa Ponsa - Mallorca

Offering the best of both worlds – aquamarine ocean bordered by hilltop olive groves – Santa Ponsa provides a perfect holiday destination for singles looking to escape from the rat race. Just a short distance from the town of Palma, which boasts exhibitions from renowned artists such as Picasso and Salvador Dali, there are plenty of excursions to enjoy.

Calella - Spain

The coastal resort of Calella offers a seaside backdrop to the historic city of Barcelona. With the unique cliff-top monastery of Montserrat, the beautiful architecture and the popular tapas bars, the region is a great choice for those hoping to do more than soak up some sun.

Wherever you opt to go, it's important to make sure you are well prepared, sorting out your single policy travel insurance before you leave and taking precautions if you are travelling alone. There are plenty of resorts that provide top notch facilities for singles on holidays, whether you are heading for a bit of sun, sea and sand or a tour of the local sights and sounds.