Thanks to over 5,000 miles of coastline and vast opportunities for sailing and cruising, Spain has topped the list of destinations to visit alone this spring, according to – a travel dating website and app

UK members (14.7%) named Spain as the country they were most likely to visit alone this spring. Following Spain’s lead was Greece, where 12% of UK travellers named it their top solo destination partly because of the promise of stunning beaches and traditional Greek cuisine. Continuing the short-haul travel theme, Italy secured the third spot (9.8%) for its designer shopping, delicious cuisine and the ability to fly from the UK in just a few hours. Meanwhile the Netherlands was the fourth most popular destination (7%) due to sightseeing opportunities and busy calendar of events and concerts.

Elsewhere the Dominican Republic was named the most popular long-haul destination this spring due to its beaches and sightseeing opportunities. Staycations in the UK took the joint sixth position alongside Cyprus (6%). Spring is often a popular time for UK travellers to plan breaks close to home owing to the long Easter weekend and two bank holidays in May.

Additionally, Mexico secured the 8th place (5.8%) for its sightseeing, foodie and beach credentials. Closer to home, France (3%) was named the ninth most popular destination for sightseeing and short breaks and Malta secured the 10th place (2%) for cruising and its beaches.