Mitzpe Alummot

  • Hotel B&B
    ( 1 review )

P.O.B. 41, Kibbutz Alummot, Kibbutz Alummot, Israel

Vegan spa in northern Israel with a view of the Sea of Galilee. Offering full board and programs; vegan raw meals included in the price. Wellness treatments available including massages, ayurvedic, reflexology, colonics, and others. Free Wi-Fi, Kosher certification. No children allowed.

1 Review

First Review by Brok O. Lee

Wonderful Vegan Spa - Edit

I enjoyed my one-week stay here very much, and warmly recommend it. I am planning a return visit.

I stayed in one of the "suites" including a bedroom, living room, tiny kitchen, shower, and amazing view of the Kinneret (but I heard that not all the suites have the view). There are also less-expensive rooms available with no view and a shared living room. Considering that your stay includes all meals, lectures, yoga sessions, raw food demos, arts and crafts, and much more, it is well worth the price, similar to what you'd pay at an ordinary bed and breakfast which of course would not include all these extras.

Your stay here is considered a "program" for learning and detoxification. There are singles, couples, and small groups of friends who come here from all over the country (and some from abroad) for the health benefits of raw food. I met quite a few who were repeat visitors. As a vegan I had no problem adjusting to the raw food offered, but meat eaters did go through varying levels of adjustment. Some people come here to do a juice fast detox for one or two weeks. But most are curious meat eaters. If you're an educated vegan, you might find some of the lectures unnecessary.

The food is organic and very fresh. You sit at long tables "kibbutz style". There is a lovely salad bar with dressings they make themselves and the largest selection of sprouts I've ever seen. They serve different gourmet raw vegan dishes every day. My favorites were the "gefilte fish"; almond cheese; homemade granola and almond milk; nut pate; raw lasagna (made with strips of zucchini, tomatoes, and nut cheese); and "falafel" balls. I heard they sometimes serve sushi and "spaghetti" made of zucchini, but not the week I was there. A word of warning, by the way. One of the days, I think Wednesday, is a juice fast day. You can have as much fruit and vegetable and wheat grass juice as you want. If you really don't want to participate, there are a few people who don't, but in my opinion it really is a great experience and worth trying. To break the fast they serve the only cooked item of the week, vegetable soup.

There is also a treatment center that offers about 20 different kinds of massages and therapies at a very good price. It's a good idea to book these before you arrive because they get booked up very quickly.

You have to book your stay for 3 nights (starting Thursday), 4 nights (starting Sunday), or 7 nights (starting Sunday) and you cannot bring food in. Pool available.

Pros: Great vegan raw food, Beautiful location, All welcome - singles too

Cons: Rigid about booking options

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