How often do you see chocoholics, party animals, spa lovers, foodies, and history buffs all agree on what to do on vacation? You’ll see it this August in Saint Lucia when the island’s fun-filled celebration of Chocolate Heritage Month takes place. Not many visitors know that Saint Lucia has produced cocoa for more than 450 years. To this day, the island produces some of the world’s most coveted chocolate. If that’s not a reason to celebrate for a month, what is?!
A Chocolatey Extravaganza
When chocoholics picture heaven, we’re pretty sure it looks something like Saint Lucia in August. As part of Chocolate Heritage Month, Saint Lucia invites visitors to feed their sweet tooth with creative “choc-tails,” tours of cocoa plantations, chocolate-infused spa treatments, and specialized chocolate-tasting menus.
If you’re a true chocolate fanatic, you’ll definitely want the behind-the-scenes look that a cocoa plantation tour can offer. For example, the Fond Doux Holiday Plantation tour escorts you into the cocoa fermentation house where you can join in the famous “cocoa-rina” dance that polishes the cocoa beans. You might want to bring brown dancing shoes!
The only thing better than being surrounded by chocolate 24/7 is celebrating the experience with a stay at Coconut Bay. Every Friday evening, our guests can partake in a late-night adults-only Chocolate Extravaganza Buffet put together by our acclaimed chefs (fellow chocoholics, of course). Our Chocolate Extravaganza is one of Executive Chef P’s personal favorites, so you can count on sampling some of the best chocolate desserts on earth. In addition to our weekly chocolate buffet, guests of the resort will enjoy a range of chocolate pastries, desserts and cocktails daily in our restaurants and bars. Once you’ve had your fill, slip into a sweet chocolate coma with soothing spa treatments, like the Chocolate Scrub, at our world-famous Sanctuary Spa.
You’d be hard-pressed to find a place that envelops its visitors in chocolatey glory for a whole delectable month. August in Saint Lucia is an experience you need to taste to believe, so hurry before you have to wait another year for the pleasure! We still have limited availability in specific room categories so book now for your chocolate-infused vacation.