Want to hear about a place where the word ‘vegan’ is familiar and you won’t feel like the odd one out? Want to discover a beachside resort where you feel a million miles away from it all, even though you’re under 4 hours travel from Bangkok? Welcome to Evason Hua Hin.
There is a sense of space here, walk around the resort and you feel it from the long shaded corridors between breezy open buildings to the vast gardens which are well established and beautiful. There’s no escaping the fact that you’re in paradise here with plants and palm trees, lily ponds and sunshine at every turn. The pool is huge; a free-form expanse of water surrounded by decking and ample places to laze in the shade. The view looks out to sea, there is a road in between but this doesn’t detract from the vast blue and the ability to sit back and relax.
You can play tennis, rent bikes, do yoga or go on one of the various excursions offered. The excursions have been checked out for their ethical credentials too so no need to worry that your enjoyment will be at the cost of others. Evason’s commitment to more sustainable tourism runs throughout the resort in line with the ethos of the company.
Our ‘pool villa’ was a spacious, light and luxurious place to rest and soak it all in, with a generously sized private pool, sun loungers, outdoor sunken bath and comfy shaded seating area. There was a proper coffee making machine, tea making facilities, unlimited water and the chance to personalise extra amenities. Want a yoga mat, more slippers, robes or towels? Just ask.
But it’s the way that Evason Hua Hin embraces the vegan lifestyle that really impressed us; open the menu for dinner and you’ll see a whole vegan section on offer, go to breakfast in the morning to find a whole area dedicated to vegan food. A vegan offering is not just a special dietary requirement that can be accommodated here, it’s a celebration of an alternative option, offered to all and enjoyed by many vegan and non-vegan guests alike.
Not only that, but they are home to Blue Lotus Hua Hin which is the #1 plant base learing centre (formerly Matthew Kenney Culinary Academy), where both professionals and non-professionals can come and learn the magic behind creating raw, plant-based cuisine. Here you can read about our Blue Lotus Vegan Cooking School experience at Blue Lotus. Sign up to learn things that will blow your mind, change your perception of eating and make your taste buds dance with excitement?
Evason Hua Hin may well be one the best luxury resorts for the vegan traveller out there