The Best Bluetooth Speakers for Solo Travelers

When you find that perfect secluded spot, all that’s missing is your favorite tunes.


October 14, 2021
When your resort suite comes with a private plunge pool, you’ll definitely want your portable speaker. Shutterstock

Music is a great way to distract and entertain yourself when you’re traveling alone. Sometimes, it’s not convenient or the most enjoyable to have your earphones plugged into your ears when you want to have your own dance party. In those cases, here are the best bluetooth speakers for solo travelers.

TREBLAB FX100 Waterproof Rugged Bluetooth Speaker

Your New Favorite Travel Accessory

For those moments when you’re enjoying unprecedented privacy and seclusion, why wouldn’t you want TREBLAB

Traveling alone, you’ll almost always need to rely on yourself for all your wants and needs. In the case of music, it’s important to make sure you bring along a speaker that won’t be deterred by the elements. Find a speaker that’s waterproof, or at least water-resistant, and one that’s durable enough to handle tumbles ahead of your next trip.

OontZ Angle 3 Bluetooth Portable Speaker

Don’t Let the Good Times End

Some devices last a few hours and then the music dies. Find one that will play for as long as you’re catching rays. OontZ

Range is always important on bluetooth speakers. The last thing you want to interrupt your dance party is if you simply move away from your speaker.

JBL CLIP 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker

Bring Your Gear Anywhere

From the golf course to your hotel room’s shower, always have your playlist with you. JBL

Portability is an important factor for any travel item. That goes for speakers, too. When out and about, it’s nice to have a portable speaker that can latch onto a backpack strap for access to high-quality sound while allowing you to keep your wits about you.

Bugani M90 Portable Bluetooth Speaker with 30W Stereo Sound and Deep Bass

Time to Make Some New Friends

If you bring this one with you on a solo adventure, the neighbors will most likely want in on the vibes. Bugani

Some speakers are notorious for having terrible bass. That eliminates half the enjoyable experience of music. Make sure you find a speaker that eliminates this concern.

Sony SRS-XB33 EXTRA BASS Wireless Portable Speaker

When Work Inevitably Calls

We can’t avoid every interruption, so sometimes we just need to push a button and join the meeting. Sony

When traveling solo, you can’t go wrong with having a speaker that can double as a speaker phone. This lets you get more done with your free hands while being able to maintain a relatively easy conversation.


Dan Seitz is a contributing writer to Islands, an award-winning brand founded in 1980 that speaks to international travelers who have an affinity for the Caribbean and beyond. The website showcases destinations, resorts, cruises, and recommendations by the Islands’ staff. Dan is a seasoned, versatile, and tech-savvy freelancer journalist with a knack for gadgets like tablets, laptops, and anything designed to make traveling easier. When not writing, he’s visiting the places that make New England and the Northeast U.S. such beloved destinations.


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