Five stays around the World to celebrate World Vegan Month this November
Celebrate World Vegan Month throughout the whole month of November by opting for a vegan friendly stay. Research from Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travelers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, found that more than six in 10 travelers (61%) say they pick a destination for its great food or drink.* There’s no denying the significance of culinary travel, with more than a third (34%) of global travelers - rising to 40% of millennials - planning to take a dedicated food tourism trip sometime in the future.*
According to the research, a tenth of global travelers worrying about dietary requirements not being met, whereas almost half (49%) of global travelers are still looking to be more adventurous with the type of cuisine they eat while traveling, rising to 60% of millennials.*
Booking.com has delved into its more than 29 million listings, including over 5.6 million listings of homes, apartments and other unique places to stay in, in over 141,000 destinations around the world to compiled a roundup of the best destinations for vegan cuisine, along with the best places to stay.
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Chiang Mai is nestled in the mountains of northern Thailand where much of the city still features ancient artifacts. It is Thai tradition to use little or no meat when cooking so this has resulted in the city being filled with delicious vegan restaurants.
Where to stay: Green Tiger Vegetarian House offers not only vegetarian cuisine but a variety of excellent vegan dishes too, in its in-house restaurant. The guesthouse is also close to local landmarks including Wat Lokmolee and the Chang Puak Market.
Situated on the south coast of Bali, Canggu is an up and coming resort area filled with healthy food and vegan restaurants. Canggu is also a surfer’s paradise and is renowned for great waves – perfect for surfers from all around the world.
Where to stay: The Bed by the Sea is a six minute walk from the beach and is close to the vibrant streets of Canggu, which are filled to the brim with vegan eateries. Away from the hustle and bustle, guests can relax by the pool and garden at the property for a relaxing break which comes complete with vegan dishes at breakfast.
La Laguna, Nicaragua
Nicaragua is a great place for foodies, boosting delicious traditional dishes of homegrown ingredients - great for vegans with the choice of exotic fresh fruit and local dishes including Gallo Pinto (rice and beans) and Buñuelos (dough balls with syrup). La Laguna is a nature reserve in Nicaragua and, with no motor boats allowed in the lake, it makes for a most idyllic vacation setting. La Laguna is a peaceful getaway location for those looking for a relaxing break.
Where to stay: Apoyo Lodge is situated right by the lake and featured direct access to the lagoon and wellness activities. As well as daily yoga classes the lodge also has a completely plant based and gluten free restaurant.
Italy’s capital, Rome, is a hub for tasty food, beautiful artwork and stunning architecture and also is a host to some amazing vegan restaurants and street food thanks to the top chefs and local produce. Take a trip to the Colosseum, Pantheon or stroll along the famous food markets, including Campagna Amica del Circo Massimo, to sample local delicacies.
Where to stay: For a luxurious stay in Rome, why not try Hotel Raphael - Relais & Châteaux? As well as enjoying a five star stay, panoramic views of Rome and famous landmarks on its doorstep, the hotel also offers vegan friendly meal options.
Australia’s largest city, Sydney is filled with famous landmarks, coastal trails and some of the best national parks in the world. Sydney is also well known for its award winning restaurants and bars, perfect for the foodie traveler.
Where to stay: Hailed as Australia’s first vegan hotel, Ovolo Woolloomooloo offers a completely plant based restaurant in the hotel, Alibi, which is run by Matthew Kenney – a top restaurateur and vegan chef. As well as a vegan restaurant guests can enjoy the pool, gym, concierge service and free minibar.
Research commissioned by Booking.com and independently conducted among a sample of adults who have taken a trip in the last 12 months/plan to take a trip in the next 12 months. In total 56,727 respondents were surveyed (2000+ from Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Germany, Spain, France, Hong Kong, Indonesia, India, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Malaysia, Netherlands, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, United Kingdom, and the US, and 1000+ each from Denmark, Croatia, Sweden, and New Zealand). Respondents completed an online survey in October 2017.