Metropol Magazine


Metropol Magazine: 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.

Women blissfully travelling solo

Metropol Magazine: 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.

Metropol Magazine: Women Blissfully Travelling Solo

August 2013

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

Bliss Sanctuary For Women, empowering women to travel solo with a tailored Bali retreat holiday just for you.

Follow your bliss your way with an experience completely tailored to you. More than a retreat for women, it’s your personal time out for rejuvenation and wellness. This Bali holiday is free of group schedules so you can choose to do as much or as little as you like. From unlimited sightseeing, unlimited massages, unlimited yoga, meditation, healers, plentiful and yummy food, shopping, personal drivers to take you anywhere you would like to go…  it’s all up to you.

Check out our Bali Packages and remember they are all completely flexible so you can change anything you would like once here.

We would love to meet you!

Bliss Media

  • Travelshoot Website

    Travelshoot Website

    An Adventurous Spirit Finds Inner Peace in Bali: Nadia Stamp openly shares her life with the world and we got …
  • Vacations and Travel Magazine

    Vacations and Travel Magazine

    Spa and Wellness: Women’s-only sanctuary in Ubud
  • Venus Magazine

    Venus Magazine

    When a stressed out and exhausted Zoë Watson needed a break from the daily grind she headed to the tropical …
  • Cosmopolitan Website

    Cosmopolitan Website

    The hardest part is finding someone to take your Instagram photos...
  • New Idea Magazine

    New Idea Magazine

    Find Your Bliss in Bali - New Idea Associate Editor Holly Richards swapped deadlines for massages at this women-only retreat.
  • Label Magazine

    Label Magazine

    Be your best with Bliss. More than a yoga retreat or healthy holiday, Bliss Sanctuary for Women sets its sights …
  • Signature Luxury Travel Magazine

    Signature Luxury Travel Magazine

    Bali’s Healing Magic. On the ‘Island of the Gods’, healing through both the physical and spiritual is a natural way …
  • Hospitality Interiors Magazine

    Hospitality Interiors Magazine

    The retreat us ideally situated in a tranquil cul-de-sac, yet with the area's famed shopping, restaurants and beautiful beaches in …
  • Black Beauty & Hair Magazine

    Black Beauty & Hair Magazine

    With spring being the season of blossoming and renewing, doesn't the idea of retreating to discover yourself sound appealing?
  • Natural Health Magazine

    Natural Health Magazine

    The Bliss Sanctuary For Women in Bali offers proper pampering for mums and daughters this Mother's Day - think deep …
  • Good Housekeeping Magazine

    Good Housekeeping Magazine

    A yoga break can restore your mind, body and soul like nothing else. However much time you have to spare, …
  • Bella Magazine

    Bella Magazine

    Prepare yourself for the most pampering holiday of your life. Blissful days - Bliss Sanctuary For Women is one special …
  • Bloc Magazine

    Bloc Magazine

    Responding to world travel trends, Bliss Sanctuary offers more than a breathtaking Bali retreat – it’s a sanctuary.
  • Modern Spa Magazine

    Modern Spa Magazine

    This Bliss Sanctuary For Women has launched a second relaxation sanctuary, in Seminyak, Bali. Founder Zoë Watson tells us whar's …
  • Ahlan! Magazine

    Ahlan! Magazine

    Working out suddenly doesn't seem such an effort when you do it in paradise.
  • Soul & Spirit Magazine

    Soul & Spirit Magazine

    The Best Female-Only Retreats. Travel unaccompanied to these sanctuaries of relaxation without feeling alone.
  • Woman & Home Magazine

    Woman & Home Magazine

    A Holiday Just For Me – I’d always dreamed of a relaxing escape and on a whim I booked a …
  • Closer Magazine

    Closer Magazine

    Josie Gibson: I get “fat fear” and weigh myself every day.
  • Woman Magazine

    Woman Magazine

    I Felt Relaxed and Refreshed. Sipping a cocktail by the pool, I felt the sun warm my skin. I was …
  • Madison Magazine

    Madison Magazine

    What Comes Next - For these women, a severe life setback was the catalyst that set them free, Sophie Miura …
Bliss in the Media
For all media enquiries please contact Cathy Jackson at Grays Public Relations +61 412 515 819 or
Bliss in the Media on FacebookBliss in the Media on InstagramBliss in the Media on PinterestBliss in the Media on TwitterBliss in the Media on Youtube

Share the Bliss