Luxtripper Travel Editor
Discover sumptuous plant-based dishes at these incredible resorts across the world!
Where better to begin than Bali? This small island in Indonesia is known worldwide for its incredible vegan restaurants and vegan-friendly cuisine, and Fivelements embraces this plant-based lifestyle. Located south-west of Ubud, this beautiful eco-resort is committed to sustainability and wellness, fusing healing journeys with its natural surroundings. Offering exclusively plant-based food, the resort's award-winning Sakti Dining Room serves a delicious range of plant-based dishes using the finest organic ingredients sourced by local farmers; think vibrant, tropical and fresh flavours. As well as this, you'll also have the opportunity to heal or detox with plant-based cuisine, focusing on both nutrient-rich raw and cooked foods.
Who wouldn't want to go to the Maldives? Atmosphere Kanifushi in the Lhaviyani Atoll is your own tropical paradise with white-sand beaches, crystalline lagoons and overwater villas. With a sanctuary-style spa, incredible watersports and cultural excursions, the resort is perfect for feeling rejuvenated, immersing yourself in the picturesque natural landscape and experiencing the rich Maldivian culture. Whilst not 100% vegan, the resort's pure vegetarian restaurant, Just Veg, offers a wide selection of scrumptious vegan dishes, such as the spice-infused Maldivian Locavore Curry and Mango Sticky Rice dessert; expect tantalising cuisines, contemporary dishes and unique flavours. Atmosphere Kanifushi also hosted their first Vegetarian Festival this year - a unique event that we'd definitely love to see in 2020!
Thai cuisine has made its way across the globe for good reason, but where better to have the real thing than in Thailand itself? At the Kamalaya Koh Samui, a wellness resort on the beautiful island of Koh Samui, guests can embark on a dedicated vegan detox retreat that focuses on enriching the body and encouraging healthy living. Offering dishes such as an enzyme-rich Thai vegetable curry and roasted pumpkin dumplings, you can feel the benefits of these nutrient-dense foods whilst savouring the delicious natural flavours. Whilst not a 100% vegan resort, plant-based dishes feature prominently in the Soma Restaurant and Amrita Cafe, where you can enjoy raw food preparations and fresh juices.
If you're looking for flavoursome vegan food, India is the place to go. With approximately 35% of the Indian population vegetarian, many common dishes are completely plant-based, such as the iconic red lentil dhal and Chana masala. Located near the golden sands of Om Beach in Goa is CGH Earth Swaswara, a wellness resort where you can experience a variety of programmes and retreats focusing on the body and mind. Although the resort is not 100% vegan, the restaurant is meat-free and limits the use of dairy and eggs, preferring to use food grown in harmony with nature; you'll be able to enjoy the fresh flavours of seasonal tropical fruits and vegetables grown on the organic farm at Swaswara. If you want to learn how to cook healthy South Indian cuisine yourself, you can enjoy interactive cooking experiences with the kitchen chefs where you'll use healthy alternatives to refined flour and sugar.
When thinking of Italy, you can't not dream of its food - who doesn't love pizza, pasta and ice cream? Although most Italian food may seem inaccessible if you're following a plant-based diet, this doesn't have to be the case. At Vegan Hotel La Vimea, a 100% vegan hotel, you can enjoy sumptuous culinary treats that will make your mouth water. Offering both raw and cooked vegan food, the hotel ensures that all its food is sourced locally and prepared to preserve their nutrients. Using only natural and organic ingredients, you can begin the day with a replenishing nature breakfast before enjoying delightful Italian flavours with a five-course gourmet dinner.
Do you want to get away from it all (and enjoy delicious food at the same time)? The Farm at San Benito is a holistic medical wellness resort in the Philippines serving predominantly vegan cuisine. With luxurious villas, revitalising spa facilities and fitness activities, this is the place to focus on your body and mind. The resort's Alive! Vegan Restaurant is one of Asia's first vegan restaurants, serving sumptuous plant-based feasts and refreshing raw food dishes. In lush, tropical surroundings, you can enjoy a variety of nutrient-dense organic vegan cuisine that's high in fiber and rich in antioxidants. If you're looking to embark on a carefully-curated wellness journey, the Raw Food Culinary Retreat fuses a plant-based wholefood diet with yoga, allowing guests to enrich their bodies and minds.
Peru is one of the world's most spectacular nations; its sublime mountains, ancient cultural sites and sweeping coastlines are simply breathtaking. Nestled in-amongst this wilderness between Machu Picchu and the Incan capital of Cusco is Willka T'ika, a vegetarian boutique hotel with an emphasis on group wellness retreats and natural cultivation. With the only 100% hormone and chemical-free gourmet vegetarian hotel kitchen in Peru's Sacred Valley, guests can savour a wide variety of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free dishes that greatly reflect the rich Andean flavours. Using high-protein Andean grains and legumes and freshly harvested vegetables grown on-site, your body will feel truly nourished and replenished during your stay.
California has a rising vegan scene; its sunny weather and Mediterranean climate makes this beautiful state ideal for growing a wide variety of fresh and organic produce. On the rugged Mendocino Coast is The Stanford Inn by the Sea, a boutique hotel panelled in cosy pine and redwood and surrounded by Californian gardens. A 100% plant-based hotel, the resort's Ravens Restaurant offers an extraordinary plant-based menu using healthy and sustainable ingredients. From much-loved ravioli dishes to spiced Thai curries, all palates will be satisfied as guests enjoy a wide variety of delicious vegan food. As well as this, the resort also has a strong focus on healthy living and runs several nutrition and fitness programmes that will help kick start your health goals.
Whatever your dietary requirements, we will ensure that you are catered for at all stages of your holiday, whether you're looking for delicious vegan options or dairy and gluten free alternatives. If you're feeling inspired to jet off to some of these incredible vegan-friendly resorts this 2020, make sure to contact one of our Luxury Travel Specialists today who can start tailor-making your next exotic holiday...