By: Kaitlin Meilert
Nothing says summer vacation like refreshing getaways to tropical locales or relaxing weekends away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Luckily, stress-free vegan vacations are now a reality. So take your pick, pack your bags, and get ready to relax!
Holistic Holiday At Sea – Caribbean
This 10-night vegan cruise through the Caribbean leaves travelers refreshed, rejuvenated, tanned, and well-fed! A celebration of plant-based living, Holistic Holiday At Sea offers guests cruelty-free cuisine and vegan activities, including yoga, cooking classes, and lectures from prominent members of the plant-based community. Guests also get time to explore the islands, whether on their own or on specialty vegan excursions hosted by the cruise. The vegan cruise only sets sail once every March, so book your trip fast!
Park Lane Guest House – Austin, TX
Nestled in the beating heart of Austin, this veg-friendly, SoCo-based oasis gives guests access to all the food, nature and nightlife the city has to offer. Your choice between elegantly appointed private cottages will make you feel right at home. Park Lane ensures that guests start their day off right with a vegetarian or vegan breakfast featuring menu items like Fresh Ginger Lemon and Rosemary Buckwheat Waffles and Austin’s staple breakfast tacos. Austin itself is rich with vegan cuisine waiting to be explored! In between meals, relax with an onsite massage, take a dip in the mosaic glass tiled pool, check out local music, and explore the city’s outdoor hotspots, including Zilker Park, Lady Bird Lake, and Barton Springs Pool.
The Farm at San Benito – Batangas, Philippines
Vacationers looking for a restorative getaway will find peace and calm in this holistic resort’s lush gardens and jeweled waters. Their holistic science-based interactive therapies are designed to heal, de-stress, rejuvenate, and create a whole new you. When it comes time to eat The Farm specializes in providing guests a fully vegan experience at the resort’s award-winning plant-based restaurant, called Alive!.
The Stanford Inn by the Sea – Mendocino, CA
Known for its gourmet plant-based restaurant The Ravens, this oceanside retreat is the perfect getaway for vegan foodies! Guests can also learn how to make their own organic, sustainable, gourmet vegan meals at home through the eco-resort’s cooking and gardening classes. When you are not busy indulging in vegan noms, explore Mendocino’s coast and redwood forests by bike or canoe, treat yourself to a massage, or reconnect with yourself through meditation and yoga. And don’t worry about a pet sitter – The Stanford Inn welcomes all pets!
Laguna Lodge – Lake Atitlán, Guatemala
Tucked away in a lush nature reserve on the shore of Lake Atitlán, the Laguna Lodge offers sweeping views of the lake and volcanoes and plenty of activities to keep guests young at heart. From kayaking and scuba diving to paragliding and zip-lining, you can expect adventure around every corner! Guests can also explore local nature, history, arts, and culture. After a day of activity, enjoy a massage at the onsite spa before making your way to Zotz for dinner. The resort’s lakefront eco-cuisine restaurant features a fully vegetarian and vegan menu with ingredients sourced from onsite gardens and the surrounding mountains. End your day at the Lava Bar overlooking a star studded night.
Life’n One – Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Infused with organic chic style and Bali-inspired gardens, this hidden urban oasis in Dubai’s Jumeriah Beach community is all about balance, healthy living, and positive vibes! Life’n One is a well-being center that encourages guests to reconnect with their physical and spiritual selves through meditation, holistic treatments and therapies, and fitness classes ranging from yoga to barre. The center’s shining star is an onsite cafe with an expansive vegan menu featuring a chickpea omelette, zucchini pasta, snickers pie, and other mouth-watering foods. While guests can’t stay overnight, it’s nice to know you have somewhere to go come meal time or to find a little peace.