Metropol – Women Travelling Solo

Posted on Aug 5, 2013

Metropol - Women Blissfully Travelling Solo

It’s official. 2013 is ‘The Year of Women Travelling Solo’ with statistics proving that this trend is flying sky high.

A summary of global surveys indicate that many women are excited at the prospect of travelling alone but were too scared to do so, denying themselves of an empowering life experience.

Businesswoman from the across the ditch, Australian Zoë Watson, well understands the pros and cons of travelling alone. After a serious car accident, Zoë took a much needed break from her demanding career and the modern day rat-race and booked (what would become) a life-changing ticket to Bali.

“Travelling alone was rewarding yet there were times when I felt a little isolated and selfconscious sightseeing and eating alone, so I’d often stay by the pool and order room service rather than venture out. I also wanted to be able to relax and let go on my holiday but having to constantly organise everything yourself – transport to where you wanted to go, who’d mind your bags for you, finding the best and safest places to visit, shop and eat – it became exhausting and often felt like a chore”.

Zoë soon realised that this was a common experience shared with many females travelling alone and so decided to do something for her ‘sisters’.

Less than a year after her trip, she was packing up her home and career in Adelaide and Sydney to return to Bali to launch Bliss Sanctuary for Women, an uniquely blissful experience where guests (women only – no kids and no men) create their own ideal break by either choosing one of the many Bliss Packages on offer or personally designing their own with the help of the Bliss-team. There are personal drivers to transport guests to and from the airport, take them shopping, to the cultural sights or to chosen cooking, surfing or yoga classes.

Less than 10 guests stay at the Sanctuary at the one time and they come from all walks of life. Some needing to recharge, reconnect, revive and restore. Others simply wanting a passport to some “me” time.

According to

  • 67 million females travelled alone or with a female companion in 2012
  • 84% of women travelling alone are between 31 – 55
  • The average adventure traveller is now a 47-year old female and is a size 12
  • Women will spend $125 billion on travel in 2013
  • Women-only travel companies have increased by 230% in the past 6 years

Find your bliss at our beautiful spa, yoga and health retreat in Asia

Bliss Sanctuary for Women – a unique sanctuary for Women in Bali combining a spa vacation, yoga retreat and wellness holiday for the body, mind and soul. Find your balance in beautiful Bali at our dedicated women’s health retreat in Asia. With no couples and no children, find time to connect with yourself. You can see all of our retreat packages here.