During August Saint Lucia is celebrating its chocolate legacy in honour of the island’s rich history of cocoa production. The month long celebration will satisfy even the sweetest of tooth’s, as 'sun downers' will be swapped for ‘Choc-tails’ and massages for chocolate-infused spa treatments.
The French introduced cacao trees to Saint Lucia in the 1700’s, knowing that they would flourish in the island's rich volcanic, rainforest-shaded soil. An explosion in demand brought about a thriving industry for Saint Lucia cocoa, which still produces some of the world’s most sought-after chocolate to date.
Hotels and resorts are welcoming chocoholics to embrace Saint Lucia’s rich heritage by making all things chocolate for the next four weeks. An array of inventive chocolate services and hands-on experiences are on offer for all visitors. Many of Saint Lucia’s top restaurants and resort spa’s use native cocoa to create inspired sweet and savoury dishes and spa treatments that are both indulgent and healthy. We love the chocolate spa wrap at Windjammer Landing, and highly recommend the chocolate facial and caramel kiss pedicure from Capella Marigot Bay.
The entire island will be involved with cocoa delights ranging from cocoa plantation tours, specialty tasting menus and chocolate inspired spa treatments. The bean to bar experience is a must at Boucan by Hotel Chocolat, where you can learn the process that changes the bean into chocolate and even create your own.
Did you know…
Dark chocolate has a number of wellness benefits attributed to it, from a healthier heart to sharper focus and lower anxiety. It also boosts blood circulation to the fine capillaries, enabling skin to draw oxygen and nutrients that protect skin against dehydration, making cocoa an ideal spa infusion, as well as a perfect treat. So there’s no reason to feel guilty after indulging yourself.
If you want to book a last minute trip to chocolate wonderland, then Caribtours can organise your every need.