Paradise Found: 7 Plant-Based Resorts on Our Bucket List

By Megan Edwards,

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In need of a little R&R? These incredible vegan resorts from around the world will inspire the travel bug and tempt your taste buds. From luxurious tropical getaways to serene alpine retreats, you’ll feel nourished and renewed after spending time at these dream destinations.

All our picks serve up delicious plant-based meals that can be made oil-free upon request, so feel free to indulge yourself as you kick back in paradise.

1. Stanford Inn by the Sea

Mendocino, California

Overlooking the rugged green coastline of central California, this vegan boutique hotel is equal parts cozy and classy. Onsite organic gardens supply the kitchen with fresh produce while gorgeous indoor pools make it easy to unwind in between gourmet meals. Enjoy private wellness classes, breathtaking bike trails, and all the comforts of a high-end hotel that still manages to feel like home. From $350/night; stanfordinn.com

2. Mother Earth Vegan Hotel

Tamarindo, Costa Rica

Relax in the lush surroundings of this tropical getaway nestled in a quiet neighborhood near Costa Rica’s pristine Tamarindo beaches. Created for conscious travelers, this chic hotel prides itself on sustainability by ensuring everything from its bed linens to its vibrant vegan meals are eco-friendly. A rooftop wellness studio offers yoga classes, Reiki, massages, sound baths, and plenty of other healing experiences to complement your poolside lounging. From $350/night; meveganhotel.com

3. Dreamers

Wilmington, North Carolina

The whimsical interior design, thoughtful amenities, and close proximity to both a bustling downtown and beautiful beach are just a few of the reasons this pet-friendly vegan hotel made our bucket list. An onsite chef is available to prepare boxed lunches, happy hour hors d'oeuvres, and gourmet four-course meals to satiate all your vacation cravings. And while there’s plenty to do around town, the clawfoot tubs, private yoga classes, and spacious rooms may tempt you to stay on the property for your entire visit. From $180/night; dreamerswelcome.com

4. Aro Ha

Glenorchy, New Zealand

Located in the stunning Southern Alps of New Zealand’s South Island, this holistic wellness retreat center offers five- to seven-night all-inclusive experiences that will replenish your mind, body, and spirit. Daily activities include yoga, hiking, massages, functional fitness classes, meditation, vegan cooking demonstrations, and sauna time. The gorgeous eco-friendly lodging and thoughtful programming are designed to transform your physical and emotional health so you leave the mountains feeling renewed. From $3,716 for a five-night retreat; aro-ha.com

5. ahead burghotel

Lenzen, Germany

Live out your fairytale dreams in this gorgeous castle-turned-hotel in the German countryside. Spend your days wandering the castle gardens, relaxing in the Finnish sauna, taking mindfulness classes, and savoring the superb plant-based cooking. Striking the perfect balance between an outdoor escape and restful sanctuary, this budget-friendly vegan hotel will help you unwind from the hustle and bustle of daily life. From $77/night; aheadhotel.de

6. Koukoumi

Mykonos, Greece

Combining the iconic architecture of the Greek islands with the luxurious amenities of a high-end spa, this vegan hotel is devoted to your complete relaxation. Wake up in a spacious bohemian suite before lounging at the pool, enjoying a massage, or exploring the quaint village surrounding this five star experience. Visually stunning vegan dishes are available all day to delight your senses and leave you feeling nourished from the inside out. From $323/night; koukoumihotel.com

7. Palmaïa

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

Perched on a stunning white sand beach and surrounded by lush jungle, this all-inclusive luxury vegan resort serves up a truly transformative experience. Spend your days lounging in a seaside cabana or partaking in the consciously curated daily wellness activities that include yoga, meditation, sound healing, cacao ceremonies, and more. The six exquisite onsite restaurants provide decadent plant-based nourishment that feed both your stomach and your spirit. The thoughtful programming, attentive staff, and exciting wildlife make this tropical getaway a 10/10 experience. From $940/night, thehouseofaia.com

Looking for More Vegan-Friendly Getaways?

To discover plant-based hotels around the globe, visit vegan-welcome.com and veggie-hotels.com, two travel sites that let you search by country, vacation type, price range, and other important criteria (such as pet-friendly accommodations). Happy travels!

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Megan Edwards

Megan Edwards is a staff writer and content producer for Forks Over Knives. She is also a certified RYT-500 yoga teacher who is passionate about cultivating holistic wellness through plant-based eating, mindful movement, and meditation. With a background in journalism and marketing, she supports both the online presence and quarterly print magazine for Forks Over Knives.
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