Valentine’s Day, as we know it, originates from an ancient Roman festival called Lupercalia. The pagan celebration was meant to increase fertility and drive out evil spirits. The Pope made it a Christian holiday sometime in the 5th century by tying it to St. Valentine. In honor of St. Valentine, we’ve rounded up a list of luxury, vegan resorts you can visit with your valentine.
The Farm, San Benito, Philippines
The Farm at San Benito is a holistic wellness sanctuary just 90 minutes from Manila. Spa treatments, yoga and award-winning raw and vegan cuisine round out the experience. The villas offer luxury amenities in a lush, tropical landscape.
The Stanford Inn Eco-Resort, Mendocino, California
The Stanford Inn Eco-Resort overlooks the inn’s farm and Mendocino Bay. The gorgeous B&B offers guests organic breakfasts, massage, canoe and bike rentals, yoga, tai chi, art workshops and more. The Ravens restaurant serves up award-winning, plant-based, organic cuisine.
Apoyo Lodge, Laguna de Apoyo, Nicaragua
This boutique property is the only 100 percent vegan hotel in Nicaragua. At the Apoyo Lodge, guests are treated to a variety of health and wellness programs including massage, spa treatments, yoga and fitness. Rates include breakfast and a morning yoga class.
Waterfall Villas Wellness Retreat, Costa Rica
Waterfall Villas Wellness Retreat in Domenical, Cosa Rica offers guests a number of packages and retreats. The resort is on a private biological reserve. Guests can take a number of tours including hiking, ziplining, whitewater rafting and kayaking. The kitchen serves vegan, vegetarian and raw vegan meals daily and can accommodate most food allergies and intolerances.
Fivelements, Bali, Indonesia
Fivelements Bali combines innovative wellness with traditional Balinese healing culture. Choose from a menu of varied healing rituals, beauty and spa rituals, meditation, yoga, expressive arts and drumming. The resort serves raw, vegan cuisine meant to send guests on a “gastronomical journey”. Ingredients are seasonal and locally sourced, supporting local farmers. This resort pampers and heals mind, body and soul.
Laguna Lodge, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala
Laguna Lodge sits within a nature reserve on the shore of Lake Atitlan, ringed by volcanoes in the Mayan highlands. There are a number of walking trails throughout the reserve offering a rich abundance of flora and fauna. The local area is rich in culture and activities. Guests can hike up a volcano, kayak, zipline, visit ancient ruins and shop for local crafts. Massage, beauty treatments, yoga and meditation are available through the onsite spa. The highly-rated restaurant blends organic ingredients from the resort garden or local farms into vegetarian “haute cuisine”.
Willka T’ika, Peru
Willka T’ika is a luxury hotel and retreat center in Peru’s Sacred Valley. World-class presenters lead retreats throughout the year. Guests take advantage of programs that include yoga, guided excursions to Incan sites, Andean rituals and organic, vegetarian meals. Spa treatments include massage, facials and outdoor floral solar baths.
Farmhouse Albaspina, Vicenza, Italy
Farmhouse Albaspina is an 18th century farmhouse located just outside the town of Vicenza. This B&B offers four guestrooms with ensuite bath, air-conditioning and views of the fields.The property uses biodegradeable cleaning products and energy comes from solar panels. There is no wi-fi here. An extensive home-made breakfast is included in your stay. Guests are encouraged to dine at the farm for dinner to taste the array of organic, vegan soups, pastas and Italian specialties.
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