Finding a resort or a hotel that does really good vegan food can be challenging. To help you in your search and inspire you to travel with confidence and a healthy appetite, knowing that breakfast will consist of more than just avocado on toast, and that your three course meal won’t end with a boring fruit salad, in celebration of world vegan day we’ve shared our favourite vegan friendly retreats and resorts around the world.
Vegan Friendly Retreats & Resorts in Croatia
Experience luxury with a Mediterranean flair on the Adriatic coast. Amazing interior and architectural design, breathtaking panoramic views and a wellness world in black and white make the Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Iadera the best spa hotel in Croatia.
Located by the sea at Punta Skala, just 15 minutes drive from Zadar’s exquisitely well-preserved old town centre, on Croatia’s beautiful Dalmatian coast. Punta Skala commands sweeping views of the sea and islands, and the Velebit mountains.
There’s a large infinity pool and a private pebble beach. The Aquapura Spa is enormous, with indoor pools, sauna and steam rooms, relax areas, spa rituals and beauty treatments. It’s divided into two zones – the more exclusive ‘Black Zone’ includes a massage room for couples (complete with king-size waterbed), and its own separate naturist area. The chef is happy to prepare the most delicious vegan, lactose-free or gluten-free meals for you, served with lots of love and creativity, from breakfast to dinner. Read reviews.
The hotel Balatura is located far from the overcrowded tourist centres on the Adriatic coast, in the quiet, preserved valley of Vinodol, 6 km from the Adriatic Sea, surrounded by karst mountains and magnificent woods.
In accordance with the nature and culture-oriented philosophy of this small family hotel, each of the rooms is furnished under the banner of a native plant characteristic of the Mediterranean region, such as Lemon, Olive, or Rosemary. There are a total of 6 rooms to choose from, each painted after its name, individually arranged and uniquely furnished.
Hotel Balatura offers great vegetarian and vegan food, made with ingredients from the valley. Everything is biological, sustainable, fresh and delicious. The chef de cuisine is Nataša Batistić is the culinary heart of our hotel. You can also attend one of the numerous music workshops or yoga retreats. Read reviews.
Are you looking for an inspiring seaside yoga and hiking holiday in Croatia under the Mediterranean sun? Do you want to go somewhere where you can roll out your yoga mat by the sea in the morning, explore secluded beautiful beaches and unspoiled island’s nature in the afternoon, and cleanse your body with organic food and detox juices? Then this nourishing seaside yoga holiday in Croatia is perfect for you!.
Experience the joys of a seaside yoga practice combined with meditation and breathing exercises, hiking through the amazing unspoiled nature of the island.
You will be enjoying 3 meals per day. Each meal consists of a healthy, seasonal, organic vegetarian/vegan/raw food along with freshly prepared healthy, homemade raw snack delights, detox juices and evening herbal tea.
The experienced Chef who’s love and knowledge of healthy foods is exceptional, and he always loves to share it with the participants, will concentrates on nutritional, healthy value of the locally grown fresh mediterranean food and will be spoiling you with delicious, nutritious meals, with a Mediterranean touch. Info and booking.
Vegan Friendly Retreats & Resorts in Romania
Join us for a week of learning how to create variety in your kitchen through plant-based seasonal, wholesome, healthy cooking, principles of Integrative Nutrition, and clean eating. We will jointly create dishes that can be enjoyed by all and learn how to combine ingredients to create a plate of goodness, a plate that you can be grateful for, that is good for you and it’s not just another meal. No diets, no fads, nothing fancy, nothing fake. Simply home cooking that is plant-based, fresh & healthy.
We’ll start each day with sunrise yoga session, breakfast & cooking demonstrations and presentations that on how to form good habits and how to create a healthy home menu for yourself and the whole family.
Plant Based Cooking Course outline:
Gluten-Free Vegan Baking
Raw Vegan Desserts
Nut Milks, Vegan Cheese & Snacks
Your stay includes accommodation in our boutique rooms, nourishing vegan meals, access to the wood-fired hot tub and sauna. You will also have free time to take walks in nature, read or enjoy a massage from our resident massage therapist. Info and booking.
Vegan Friendly Retreats & Resorts in Italy
Join us for our Culture, Food and Yoga Retreat in the heart of Tuscany. Nestled in this lyrical landscape, and a short distance from the medieval city of Lucca, we find a true haven for relaxation, Villa Boccella — an immaculately restored 17th century Tuscan estate.
The path to creative awakening begins each morning in the Boccellina garden with our yoga and meditation class. Wake up to the sweet scent of jasmine with views of the Pizzorne mountains on the horizon.
A love of Italy and its food and culture will make it all the more divine!. Come join us for a creative awakening!. Local, and seasonal fruits and vegetables are at the heart of our ethos, and in Tuscany we are in a food lovers paradise.
Your taste buds are in for a real treat, as our epicurean journey takes us along the DOC trail of Lucchese wines and olive oil. From rustic farm-table lunches and pasta-making at a vineyard, to dining al fresco in ancient piazzas – the delicate flavours of the region, are sure to ignite your senses. Info and booking.
Coroncina Agriturismo is much more than meets the eye: a traditional Italian villa, boutique wellness spa and vegetarian farmhouse all rolled into one. Boasting an exclusive selection of carefully decorated rooms, the hotel has a peaceful and tranquil air – perfect for a spa break in the countryside.
Life here follows the rhythm of nature, in a friendly and homely atmosphere. Guests can also enjoy meat-free fine dining. Coroncina Argiturismo offers an ever-changing menu of inventive and tasty vegetarian dishes.
Their philosophy is based upon following the natural cycles of the seasons and almost all the ingredients they use in the preparation of the dishes comes straight from their land and kitchen garden, such as vegetables, fruits and olive oil. In fact, most of what goes into the food can be seen from the kitchen window! Read reviews.
Welcome to your retreat surrounded by nature, where you will find a wide range of opportunities and no obligations. Staying at the Pennhof hotel means living in the here and now, this Green Hotel is a place of rest and recreation in the heart of South Tyrol. Here, time is still the most valuable commodity. The close relationship with nature is always apparent, from the interior of the premises to the culinary delights on offer.
Relax and feel at home while living in harmony with nature and rejuvenating. To fully experience the Pennhof hotel you need to embrace the art of slowing down, which will allow you to appreciate the simplicity of things and enjoy your stay to the fullest at an unforgettable Green Hotel.
Using organic home-grown ingredients, the chef has the skills to prepare tasty vegetarian dishes for culinary delights without meat. Guests with a gluten intolerance or celiac disease can also enjoy delicious meals during their holiday at Pennhof. By prior arrangement, tasty gluten-free options will be provided. Read reviews.
The hotel Schwarzschmied is known for its hospitality, for its range of hiking and cycling options and Spa facilities, as well as for its slow food cuisine with menus also for vegetarians, vegans and allergy sufferers.
The hotel is situated in the mountains above Merano, in the vineyards and orchards of Lana. The holistic philosophy of the Hotel Schwarzschmied Spa is based on four fundamentals: beauty, relaxation, movement and power. The new Finnish sauna offers a panoramic view of the pristine Ulten Valley.
Those interested in training at the gym or practising yoga will enjoy the beautiful view of the surrounding vineyards. The light penetrates the relaxation areas through large windows, and there is an open-hearth fireplace. Hotel Schwarzschmied offers a wide variety of delicacies for the health-conscious and the kitchen offers a daily vegan menu. Read reviews.
The Amonti & Lunaris Wellness resort has a wellness and spa area spanning more than 5,000 m². It’s part of the Belvita Leading Wellness hotels association. All the Belvita hotels offer top-quality spa- and wellness facilities in South Tyrol’s most charming locations.
The Belvita philosophy rests upon four cornerstone-concepts;
- Well-feeling: In South Tyrol, wellness is a holistic concept which encompasses the well-being of the body, mind and soul.
- Beauty: At the Belvita hotels, all the beauty treatments are administered by qualified personnel using high-quality products made from fresh, mainly local ingredients.
- Fitness: Hiking, biking, skiing, snowshoeing and more. At the Belvita Leading Wellnesshotels Südtirols, fitness has many facets.
- Vitale Cuisine: Fresh dishes from the Alpine and Mediterranean traditions are served to delight the eye as well as the palate.
Sensitive to the needs and concerns of their guests and realise how hard it is for people with special dietary needs. The kitchen staff will prepare special and delicious vegan food. Read reviews.
Located just across the river from the Vatican, Raphaël offers guests boutique luxury accommodation in the bustling heart of the city. The lavish rooms combine modern comforts with classic architecture, with deep mahogany furnishings, statement artwork and chic en-suites.
However, the real piece de résistance at Raphaël is the terrace restaurant. Offering unmatched views of St. Peter’s Basilica, the beautiful terrace is the best place to sample the hotel’s organic vegan and vegetarian menu, which is inspired by traditional local ingredients and a passion for animal welfare and the environment. Read reviews.
Vegan Friendly Retreats & Resorts in Germany
The district of Friedrichshain in Berlin is known for its creative atmosphere, bohemian flair and modern edge – the perfect setting for the chic Almodóvar Hotel.
Based on the principles of sustainability and respect for the environment, the hotel features natural materials in its clean and minimalist guest rooms, in addition to energy-saving technology and naturally-certified cosmetics. Rooms even come equipped with a yoga mat, so guests can clear their mind in the bustling city.
Additionally, guests will find only vegetarian and vegan dishes made from organic produce in the clean and inviting Bistro Bardot. Read our review.
Vegan Friendly Retreats & Resorts in Greece
Mani Sonnenlink is the first Eco-Certified Hotel in Greece. Pure relaxation for body, mind and soul is what you will find here, in the pristine sun-kissed Mani region of the Greek Peloponnese peninsula.
A multifunctional Vital Energy Feng Shui Resort offering apartments, bungalows, seminar and meditation rooms. A delightful conference room offers a year-round venue for Wellbeing seminars and training. In summer and winter there are frequent musical surprises. The beating heart of the centre is the small open-air amphitheatre, which hosts concerts and artists from all over Europe as part of “Mani Sonnenlink Summer Music Festival”.
Mani Sonnenlink invites guests to bask in the Greek sun all year round, to relax and enjoy the stunning scenery of the Peloponnese. With 100% organic and vegetarian dishes made from local produce, partly from their own organic garden and of course with the Mani organic olive products as guest stars, Mani Sonnenlink provides a culinary experience with every meal served. Read reviews.
Vegan Friendly Retreats & Resorts in Germany
The Biohotel Pausnhof is the first biohotel in Germany and is located directly at the Bavarian Forest National Park. The Biohotel stands for 100% organic and relies on regionally typical material. This applies to the rooms furnished with high-quality natural materials, the farm’s own farm and the fine organic kitchen.
The Biohotel is ideal for a healthy rest and new inspiration. Guests can recharge their batteries in the spa – in the newly designed sauna area with Finnish sauna, circulation-saving bio-sauna and herbal steam bath, in the 36-degree brine pool, in the natural pool or with soothing massage and cosmetics.
The kitchen team create delicious food from farmyard and bio-certified, preferential regional ingredients. It is their great passion and pleasure to produce simple, subtle, delicious food from pure nature, which makes every four-course evening dinner into a culinary sensation. For their vegan guests we offer plant based alternatives for all meals. Read reviews.
Vegan Friendly Retreats & Resorts in the Philippines
When a quick escape simply isn’t enough, head to The Farm at San Benito for a holistic mind-body-soul reboot. This is the destination when you want to achieve optimal physical health, emotional well-being, and spiritual growth.
Their Five-Pillar, science-based journey of Diagnose, Cleanse, Nourish, Repair, and Sustain aims to restore the soundness and harmony of the mind, body and spirit. It comes in comprehensively-designed programs by our integrative medical doctors, spa therapists, nutritionists, living food experts, fitness and life coach and yoga teachers.
The Farm’s farm-to-table philosophy, Alive! adjusts its menu to what is bountiful and in-season during each harvest. Luscious vegan meals offer delicious counterpoints to the holistic retreats. Read reviews.
Vegan Friendly Retreats & Resorts in the UK
Join us for one of our Bank Holiday Yoga, Wellness and Meditation Retreats in Norfolk. Held at our stunning barn venue set in private grounds, with opportunities for wild lake swimming, exploring the Norfolk countryside, and experiencing all that Spring and Summer have to offer!
Enjoy twice daily yoga, with a dynamic focus in the mornings and a restorative focus in the evenings, delicious home cooked vegetarian brunch, lunch and dinner, meditative practices, holistic treatments, guided walks and more.
Holkham beach is nearby for those who would like a beach day in our free time! Leave feeling a lighter, brighter and a more energised you. This retreat is suitable for anyone who’d like a weekend away with wellness, healthy food and yoga.
We believe that our retreats should be nurturing in every way. So our Vitality Chefs will create tasty, healthy, vegetarian meals for you from local, seasonal produce. All of our food is gently detoxing and we cater to various dietary preferences. Our guests are always impressed by our creative, flavoursome dishes — that’s because the food is just as important to us as the yoga. Info and booking.
Ensconced by 2 acres of natural woodlands and gardens and overlooking the town of Pitlochry, Saorsa 1875 is a unique hotel dedicated to showcasing ethical luxury.
Designed for vegans, vegetarians and the plant-curious, Saorsa 1875 balances the building’s Victorian gothic origins with modern amenities to offer a unique experience. More than a synthesis of tastes, the hotel offers the perfect antidote to the frantic pace of modern living.
The 19th-century baronial house has 11 bedrooms individually styled with a calming combination of luxurious linens, bohemian styling and antique furnishings.
Downstairs, the lounge and restaurant is a cosy all-day spot for relaxing by the fire. Our menu is completely plant-based and showcases local, seasonal and foraged produce – all washed down with craft beers, a unique wine list and cocktails inspired by the region. Info and booking.
Bleujennow is the first vegan B&B in West Cornwall! Small and delightful, we offer two bedrooms, one with a double bed and sea view, and the other with a king-size bed, or two singles.
Expect delicious breakfasts, home baked bread; fairtrade coffee and tea, as well as a range of herb and spice teas. Gourmet picnics and evening meals are available too As well as being vegan, we are as green as possible. We have solar panels, low energy lights, reuse and recycle every day, and buy local or Fairtrade where possible. We encourage you to travel here by train or coach, and have equipment here to borrow to help you travel light. Read reviews.
Vegan Friendly Retreats & Resorts in France
A 5 day retreat at award winning Yobaba Lounge to re-establish a rich, soulful connection to your yoga and meditation practice. Located in a picturesque medieval village in the southern French Pyrenees, the house feels like a temple, the rooms are large and stylish.
The gourmet vegan food has been described as sensational, outrageous, alchemical, the best ever, and more. It is often raw, always free from dairy, meats, gluten, and sugar. Facilitator Gertrud shares her practice of Embodied Meditation, which is the yoga of breath, mindfulness and movement.
The retreat is intended for all those in need of rejuvenation, rest and relaxation, and those who are seeking a more mystical connection to their existing yoga and meditation practice. Info and booking.
Join us in the beautiful French Alps for an alpine yoga and hiking holiday adventure. After touring around the French Alps, we love hiking in this area.
If you are a lover of the mountains and enjoy being in the great outdoors this is the hiking yoga holiday for you. An exciting week of adventure activities during the day beginning with yoga and then a choice of hiking, white water rafting, paragliding or wild swimming.
The hiking yoga experience is unrivalled here. After touring around the French Alps, we love hiking in this area. With so many routes to choose from and breathtaking views, you won’t want to go home!
Step out of the chalet and the mountain trails are yours for the picking. If you’ve not visited the French Alps in the summer time, you’re in for a treat. As the winter snow melts away in the spring, the mountains take on their summer mantle of bright green grass and colourful alpine flowers. The views are equally as spectacular in the summer as they are in the winter.
Your meals will all be freshly prepared by our in house chef Will, who is Cordon Bleu trained and is highly-talented. He has taken on the challenge to create wheat, dairy, sugar, gluten free food to a Cordon Vert standard and has succeeded. Be prepared to be thoroughly spoilt with your 3 course evening meal, beautifully presented and delicious. Info and booking.
Vegan Friendly Retreats & Resorts in Spain
Join us year round at our Surya retreat, on the sun-blessed island of Fuerteventura, with epic sand dunes rolling down into the turquoise ocean, breathtaking white-sand beaches and dramatic volcanic sunsets. More than just a holiday, we are here to support you in your wellbeing journey, making you feel at ease from the moment you arrive.
Our seven night yoga and Pilates retreats running every week from Saturday to Saturday are designed to help reduce stress, improve fitness and vitality and most importantly take time for you.
Stretch and strengthen your body and mind and bring yourself back into balance with a unique blend of yoga, pilates and meditation. Enjoy mouthwatering vegetarian meals, holistic massages and stunning sunsets over the volcanoes. Info and booking.
Life is a Journey; trust every step of the way. As we journey through life we all come across our own challenges along the way. We have so many decisions to make in life it can leave us feeling a little burnt out.
We can feel the pressure of society, as we try to fit in to a mould or a way of life where, deep down, we know we don’t belong. We can question our own self worth and struggle to know our purpose, feeling lost in the vastness of life.
We can feel disconnected from who we are, trying to find happiness from something external (a relationship, a holiday, alcohol, a new car, the next new thing).
Some of us have felt such pain and despair (of body, mind and soul) that we doubt we will ever heal and feel ourselves again. Whatever your story our job remains the same; to nurture, empower and support you on your path to reaching your full potential.
Our timetable will be perfectly balanced between exciting activities and personal time to relax, dip in the pool and catch up on ‘me time’. You are invited to try everything, however, extra personal time and long lies are also supported.
Your home for the week is a beautiful villa nestled amongst a fragrant pine forest in the beautiful North of Ibiza, a peaceful and tranquil sanctuary.
This organic and nurturing home has gardens to explore, meditative spaces to switch off, Bali style huts to relax and a beautiful pool to dip in and refresh.
Together we will discover an island of turquoise waters, hidden coves, pine tree forests, the magical Es Vedra filled with magnetic power and explore Ibiza’s best kept secrets. We will take you exploring on the beautiful island of Ibiza. Think magical picnic sunset on the beach, beautiful nature walks and a spectacular sunrise special yoga on the beach. Info and booking.
Vegan Friendly Retreats & Resorts in Portugal
Vale de Moses is a family run yoga retreat in the heart of the Portuguese mountains. Spend a week or more practicing yoga, receiving massage and acupuncture treatments, walking in forests, swimming in natural river pools and eating delicious nutritious food.
Stay in one of the beautifully restored stone cottages, Soulpads or in a Tipi. Our retreat home is perfect for those in need of a break, rest and relaxation. We are surrounded by nature and forests, peace and tranquility – the perfect ingredients to restore your body and mind.
The combination of good food and sleep, clean mountain air and water, therapeutic massage and acupuncture, hill walking and river swimming, all create a highly restorative context in which to begin, or to deepen, your yoga practice.
Inspired by Ayurveda, our daily menus at Vale de Moses are always colourful, easy to digest and soul satisfying. Enjoy three tasty and nutritious meals every day, cooked from fresh local ingredients, low in salt and rich in home grown herbs and salads. You will not go hungry on this retreat, you will be nourished and fed! We are well versed in catering for vegans and for those with special dietary requirements. Info and booking.
Escape everyday life and treat yourself to an indulgent 5 day retreat at a boutique hotel with maximum pampering and minimum stress. This is the perfect spa getaway experience just for you with your partner or a friend guaranteed to rejuvenate, relax and de-stress.
Boost your energy levels and establish new healthy habits with our selection of spa treatments and restaurant menu.
This Relax & Revive 5 day retreat includes 5 nights in a room with a beautiful sea or garden view, a welcome smoothie or juice on the hotel’s panoramic terrace with stunning views of the sparkling ocean and endless sky, super-food breakfasts with dairy free alternatives, fresh fruit, vegetable juices and smoothies.
A two course lunch is included on two days of this relaxing break, to be taken on days of your choice as well as one evening four course dinner with vegetarian, vegan and raw food options.
As part of the retreat you can enjoy four organic treatments in the hotel’s Neal’s Yard Remedies of Covent Garden London Spa the first overseas spa of its kind.
This includes Indian Head Massage, Body Harmony Treatment, Relaxing Back Massage and a Facial. Morning yoga sessions are included every other day and you will also enjoy unlimited access to the wellness pool, sauna and steam room.
So relax and completely unwind with us, it will make a world of difference to your health and wellbeing and see you returning home completely renewed. Info and booking.
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