[dropcap size=small]W[/dropcap]e understand if you want to experiment with plant-based diets after watching the documentary  The Game Changers on Netflix. Who can discount the eating habits of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Lewis Hamilton – buff and high performing as they are – that lead to higher energy levels?

Adopting a new diet, however, is another matter, and this is where Alamayah comes in. Aside from offering guests all the chic amenities associated with barefoot luxury, the new resort will ease them into a new lifestyle. Tucked away in the beachside village of Kerewe, south-west of Sumba, Indonesia, its undisturbed landscape of waterfalls and sparkling mangroves is the embodiment of Zen. The farm-to-table menu, crafted from locally-sourced vegetables and fruits, offers vegetarian options delicious enough to take your mind off a hearty steak. Think carrots, slow-cooked to coax out their natural sweetness, paired with sesame brittle and a drizzle of spicy harissa oil. Or banana peel, smoked to resemble crispy bacon, with lashings of garlic oil. For drinks, the bar turns to
medicinal roots for inspiration – sip on cocktails made from ancient flower and herbal remedies that will leave you feeling blissfully intoxicated.

Alamayah is open for bookings from April 2020.

Travel News: Jan 2020

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