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Island Adventure Luxury Vegan Retreats Announces New Retreat for May 2020

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The Indulgent Vegan Retreat!

Are you ready to have the vegan experience of a lifetime?

A vacation where you’ll never, ever have to think about what to eat, or wonder if you’ll be able to maintain your lifestyle while abroad?

Would you like to get away from it all and escape to a vegan paradise?

Introducing…the Island Adventure Luxury Vegan Retreat in Aruba!

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Why our vegan retreat is different:

Retreats are often associated with rejuvenation and relaxation. This retreat is way more than just a chance to relax and unwind in a vegan paradise. Our Aruba retreat is all about experiencing luxury and indulgence. A vegan vacation experience in premium accommodations on one of the most pristine and award-winning beaches in the world.  And the food—oh my! Aruba’s vegan scene is one of the most impressive in the Caribbean, with world-class chefs curating gourmet vegan dishes that will thrill the taste buds of those already living a vegan lifestyle, as well as those just starting to dip their toes into plant-based cuisine.

We’ve created the perfect vacation itinerary that combines wellness experiences with exciting excursions, restaurant food tours with exclusive local dining experiences, and a balance of relaxation and free time to enjoy the island lifestyle.

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What’s Included

  • 5-night stay at Manchebo Beach Resort, located on Eagle Beach, TripAdvisor’s #1 beach in the Caribbean.
  • ALL meals
  • Daily yoga in a gorgeous beach pavillion, exclusive luxury sailing adventure, private group Land Rover safari adventure tour through the National Park to explore caves and more! SUP Yoga taught by instructors from Island Yoga (owned and operated by Yoga Girl, Rachel Brathen)
  • All transportation, including to and from the airport, and to every activity and meal experience
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Enjoy a half-day sailing excursion on the Monforte, Aruba's only luxury sailing trip.
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Enjoy daily yoga classes at your host resort, Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa, on their beautiful gazebo on award-winning Eagle Beach

A Land Rover safari in Arikok National Park

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Lots of love to be shared at the Aruba Donkey Sanctuary
Exploring caves in Arikok National Park

Your Vacation Itinerary

Tuesday, May 12

  • Arrival and transfer from Queen Beatrix International Airport to Manchebo Resort
  • Welcome Dinner at Manchebo Resort

Wednesday, May 13

  • Breakfast at Manchebo Resort (You choose your breakfast each morning from a full vegan menu including dishes like vegan breakfast platter, tofu scramble, tempeh bacon, and coconut french toast!)
  • Luxury sailing, snorkeling, kayaking, and lunch and drinks on the Monteforte
  • Three-course dinner at Elements, a beautiful beachside restaurant located at the eco-friendly Bucuti & Tara Resort, the first Carbon Neutral hotel in North America

Thursday, May 14

  • Breakfast at Manchebo Resort
  • Day at your leisure, including lunch option at the 100% vegan cafe One Happy Bowl
  • All aboard the Kukoo Kunuku Party Bus for a restaurant-hopping tour to 3 vegan friendly restaurants to enjoy special plates of their decadent vegan dishes.

Friday, May 15

  • Breakfast at Manchebo Resort
  • Land Rover Safari with De Palm Tours, with stops at the Aruba Donkey Sanctuary, highlights of Arikok National Park, and a tour through the streets of the historic town of San Nicolas—the birthplace of Aruba’s famous Carnival—to see some of the amazing street art and murals created by more than a dozen international street and graffiti artists.  Lunch will be served on the tour.
  • Exclusive Local Dinner Experience: Dinner at Tina’s home on her garden oasis patio with tropical plants, live music and privately catered local vegan cuisine.

Saturday, May 16

  • Breakfast at Manchebo Resort
  • SUP Yoga with Island Yoga – experience yoga on the calm waters of Palm Beach
  • Lunch at the famous Eduardo’s Beach Shack, where smoothie bowls are artwork
  • Luxurious 8-course private dinner experience at The Kitchen Table by White

Sunday, May 17

  • Breakfast at Manchebo Resort
  • Transfer to Airport and Departure

Cost per person:

Deluxe Sanctuary Garden View, double occupancy  $2,780 per person  ($391/room per extra nights)

Deluxe Sanctuary Garden View, single occupancy    $3,692 per person ($363/room per extra night)

Deluxe Ocean View, double occupancy   $2,930 per person  ($455/room per extra night)

Deluxe Ocean View, single occupancy     $3,994 per person  ($424/room per extra night)

Your package includes accommodations, all meals, transportation, all scheduled activities.

Your package does not include airfare, alcoholic beverages, tipping at your discretion.  

Seize the moment, live your best life!  Book your next great adventure now by contacting Manchebo Beach Resort via email at [email protected] (reference the Vegan Aruba Retreat Sept 3-8, 2019 in your email)

Our first Island Luxury retreat was test-run by none other than some of your favorite vegan influencers! We were thrilled to spend a week with Recipe Developers Jasmine Briones and Chris Petrellese from Sweet Simple Vegan, Vegan bodybuilder Brian Turner and Activist Sammy Grimm, EcoGoddess Marina Qutab, and NYC Food & Fitness Blogger Remy Park. Their experiences and feedback helped us to build the best vegan retreat we could ever have imagined, and we can’t wait to welcome you to experience your very own version of this foodie island adventure!  Check out some of their vlogs on their experiences with us here on Aruba:

About Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa

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Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa is a treasured getaway on Aruba’s blissfully quiet Eagle Beach. With a history of over 50 years, the resort holds a special place in the hearts of many. Both longtime guests and a new generation of wellness-conscious travelers are drawn to this intimate oceanfront resort as much for its setting as its wide array of impressive amenities and its signature brand of service.

Tucked in two ocean-facing buildings rising no taller than the coconut trees that surround them, the guest rooms offer the ultimate tropical vacation experience, combining contemporary island style with modern in-room amenities. Private furnished balconies and patios beckon guests to relax over morning coffee or wind down with an evening cocktail.  Daily yoga and Pilates classes are complimentary to all guests. Manchebo is proud to be a TAG-certified hotel and warmly welcomes LGBT travelers.

Your Hosts

Meredith Marin

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Meredith Marin is a vegan activist and International Hospitality Consultant specializing in Vegan Tourism. Originally from New York City, she moved to Aruba several years ago and has since led the charge to “veganize” Aruba with great success. Her expertise has been featured numerous times in the media including Menu International Magazine, Destination Magazine, Plant Based News, Island Temptations Magazine,, and on TV at Telearuba. Through her consultancy “Vegan Hospitality & Tourism Worldwide™” she trains activists around the world to become vegan hospitality consultants. She lives by the beach with her husband and their 3 year old daughter.

Tina Bislick

Tina is an American who has been living on Aruba for 20 years.  She is a full-time, award-winning travel writer and public relations consultant.  Tina also does private catering, including vegan cuisine, and occasionally does pop-up events.  She is married to local musician Michael Bislick, and together they have four adopted dogs and are very involved in animal rescue and dog-adoption efforts on the island.

About Aruba

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Located in the southern Caribbean and outside of the hurricane belt, Aruba has earned an outstanding reputation for its perfect weather, high level of safety, and warm, welcoming people, not to mention it offers some of the best beaches in the world! Rich in culture and diversity—with more than 90 nationalities living harmoniously on the island—hospitality is a way of life for locals, most of whom speak four languages, including English.  Aruba is the Caribbean’s most revisited destination, with more than half of our visitors returning to the island again and again.

Are you ready for your next great adventure?  Email Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa at [email protected] (reference the Vegan Aruba Retreat Sept 3-8, 2019 in your email) to reserve your spot!  If you would like to communicate directly with Meredith or Tina, feel free to reach out to us with any questions you have at [email protected] or [email protected]

We are so looking forward to meeting you and welcoming you to our One Happy Island!