This August, chocolate lovers be treated to a month of deals, spa treatments and food all in the name of chocolate. For our Chocolate Heritage Month, travelers can sample yummy “choc-tails,” get a chocolate infused massage, explore centuries old cocoa plantations and try our specialty tasting menus. Whatever the choice, visitors to Saint Lucia this summer can sink their teeth into Saint Lucia’s rich history of cocoa production and join us in our celebration of all things chocolate.

To join in our celebration, hotels and resorts island-wide are also offering decadent deals for couples and families with savings of up to 65 % off standard rates.

Saint Lucia’s chocolate legacy dates back to the thriving cocoa industry of the 1700’s and the island continues to produce some of the world’s most sought after chocolate. Hotels and resorts celebrate this rich heritage with inventive chocolate services and amenities, as well as agritourism experiences for guests. Many of Saint Lucia’s top restaurants incorporate native cocoa into menu items for both sweet and savory dishes while resort spas create chocolate-infused spa treatments that are both indulgent and good for the body.

For a deeper look into the island’s chocolate heritage, plantation tours at Morne Coubaril Estate and La Dauphine Estate showcase the tradition of Saint Lucian cocoa production. The Fond Doux Holiday Plantation tour leads guests through the cocoa fermentation house where visitors can participate in the traditional “cocoa- rina” dance to polish the cocoa beans while Jade Mountain’s Emerald Estate Organic Chocolate and Chocolate Laboratory offers guests a behind-the-scenes look at a bean-to-bar, single estate boutique chocolate maker. The Tree to Bar Experience at Hotel Chocolat guides visitors through the many stages of chocolate production, from seedling nursery, fermenting room and sun-drying station to grinding, mixing and tasting.

For more information about Chocolate Heritage Month and special hotel deals, visit: http://www.stlucia.org/events/chocolate-heritage-month/

Chocolate Heritage Month promotions offered by island hotels and resorts include:

Anse Chastanet

“Dan Dous”

Ø  Anse Chastanet’s Dan Dous (“Sweet Tooth” in creole patois) package includes: Airport Transfers, Breakfast and Dinner and a chocolate welcome culinary amenity and cocktail, a chocolate infused 1 hour spa treatment per person, a chocolate sensory tasting of the resort's own organically grown and locally made chocolates and a visit to the resort's organic farm Emerald in the Soufriere hills.

Ø  The Dan Dous package is based on a minimum 4 night stay and includes airport transfers as well as breakfast and dinner. The package is available in categories standard, superior and beachside deluxe and can be combined with the free night promotions this summer.

Ø  Travel July 15 - Oct 15, 2017: A 4-night stay on basis of the Dan Dous Package, including 4th night free starts at US 2398 per couple in Standard accommodation. A 7 night stay inclusive of 2 free nights (7 for 5) on basis of the Dan Dous Package starts at US 3730 per couple in Standard accommodation.

Ø  Travel Nov 1 - Dec 19, 2017: A 5-night stay on basis of the Dan Dous Package, including 5th night free starts at US 3448 per couple in Standard accommodation.

             Ø  Restrictions may apply. To book, call 1-800-223-1108 or email ansechastanet@ansechastanet.com

 

Calabash Cove

“Chocolate Escapade for Two”

Ø  5 nights’ accommodation in a Sunset Ocean View Jr Suite.

Ø  Full Breakfast daily.

Ø  One (1) Romantic candlelit dinner beachside or private gazebo followed by a Special Romantic turndown service with flowers, champagne & chocolate treat.

Ø  The Bean to Bar excursion per couple to include: a Catamaran trip to Soufriere, a tour of a historic cocoa estate, where you follow every stage of preparing cocoa into a bar of chocolate.  Enjoy a three-course lunch infused with cocoa treats. After lunch collect your personally made chocolate bar, then it’s on to the Mud Bath where you slather yourself in a mineral-rich potion allowing your body to relax and rejuvenate. Finally, return to the catamaran to join the Piton Sunset cruise, where you will be spellbound as the sun vanishes between the glowing Pitons.

Ø  VAT & Service Charges included.

             Ø  For travel up to December 20th 2017: $2,399 per couple

 

Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa

Chocolate lovers enjoy Sizzling Summer Savings up to 65% on premium all-inclusive rates starting at $165 per person

Guests can experience;

Ø  Delicious treats from White Chocolate Bread at breakfast to Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesecake and no-wait Chocolate Lava Cake for dessert at a choice of nine restaurants.

Ø  Late-night Chocolate Buffet is a scrumptious feast of Bon Bons, truffles, and chocolate covered strawberries ready for nibbling, and

Ø  Chocotinis for sweet sipping, while the signature Dirty Banana, served at Coconut Bay's seven bars, is decadently garnished in chocolate syrup.

Ø  Oceanfront spa treatment including a Chocolate Scrub made with locally grown Saint Lucian cocoa.

Valid for bookings through June 30, 2017 and travel July 1, 2017 through August 31, 2017. Guests staying seven nights or longer also receive a coupon book with $500.00 in resort credits redeemable for exclusive savings on spa treatments, boutique purchases, island tours and more.

Visit cbayresort.com or call toll-free from North America at 877-252-0304 for more information.

 

East Winds Inn

Enjoy savings of 35% off on stays of 7 nights or more.

Ø  Rates starting at $475 per night inclusive of tax & service in Superior Garden Cottage Rooms.

Ø  For families booking a second room for children, we can offer a 50% discount for the additional room.

Valid on all new booking in all room categories when you travel between July 1 - August 31, 2017.

 

Hotel Chocolat

Book your stay before 31st October 2017 and receive the below offer. Valid for both Lodges and Luxe Lodges, for travel up to and including 31st November 2017.

Ø  Enjoy 4 nights for the price of 3

Ø  Enjoy 5 nights for the price of 4

Ø  Enjoy 7 nights for the price of 5

Offer also includes:

·         Hotel Chocolat’s Signature Tree to Bar Experience

·         2 course lunch for 2 at Boucan Restaurant

 

Jade Mountain 

“Chocolate Alchemy”

Ø  Chocoholics can get a taste of Jade Mountain and its estate grown chocolate with the resort’s Chocolate Alchemy package and also, take advantage of Jade Mountain’s free night promotions.

Ø  Chocolate Alchemy includes airport transfers and breakfast and dinner daily. A chocolate welcome amenity and cocktail, Chocolate Lovers' Breakfast in Bed celebration, a chocolate infused 1 hour spa treatment per person, a learning excursion to the resort's Emerald Cocoa Estate, a Chocolate Sensory tasting followed by an interactive class in Jade Mountain's chocolate laboratory to learn basic techniques of making chocolate, tempering chocolate, creating your own fudge and making a personalized chocolate bar.

Ø  Travel July 15 - Oct 15, 2017

Ø  A 4-night stay on basis of the Chocolate Alchemy package, including a 4th night free starts at US 5248 per couple in a SKY Jacuzzi suite. Guests staying for 7 nights will be able to enjoy 2 nights free, with the Chocolate Alchemy package priced from US 8320 per couple in a SKY Jacuzzi suite.

Ø  Travel Apr 16 - May 31 & Nov 1- Dec 19, 2017

Ø  A 5-night stay on basis of the Chocolate Alchemy package, including a 5th night free starts at US 7288 per couple in a SKY Jacuzzi suite.

             Ø  Restrictions may apply. To book, call 1-800-223-1108 or email jademountain@ansechastanet.com

 

Fond Doux Plantation & Resort

“Authentic Chocolate Experience” - US$1599

Save 40% on a five-night stay at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort!

Package Includes:

Ø  Buffet breakfast daily

Ø  Cocoa Fond Doux “Choc-tail” upon arrival

Ø  Round trip airport transfers

Ø  Welcome Chocolate bag

Ø  Chocolate historical tour

Ø  Chocolate history gift book

Ø  Chocolate couples swoon massage

Ø  Chocoholic’s romantic dinner under the stars

Ø  Chocó-Loco-romantic sunset cruise

o    Personal video CD of couple (Cocoa Rina dance)

 

Marigot Beach Club & Dive Resort

Book a 3-day 2-night package for two for US $300.00

Package includes:

Ø  Ferrero Rocher chocolates and some fresh red strawberries upon arrival.

Ø  Chocolate themed buffet with many chocolate delicacies.

Ø  A full A- La- Carte Menu is available with Optional white, dark chocolate sauces.

Ø  Luxurious Chocolate Spa Experience

 

Rendezvous

"All You Need Is Love & Chocolate"

Book this offer by July 11 and receive 40% off the all-inclusive rate for a stay between July 1 and September 30, 2017

Package includes a complimentary room upgrade and 'Cocoa Experience,' which boasts a full body massage with the resort's signature chocolate mint massage oil and a chocolate body wrap.

To book call 1.800.544.2883 and mention package name. (Subject to availability; 5-night minimum stay required).

 

Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

“Caribbean Chocolate Escape”

Book a Luxury Villa or higher room category and get 25% off published rates.

Ø  Complimentary daily breakfast for two adults

Ø  One complimentary, 50-minute chocolate mint massage

Ø  Available for bookings from now until December 22, 2017

Email sb.reservations@viceroyhotelsandresorts.com or telephone +1 758 456 8000 for more information and bookings.

 

Ti Kaye Resort & Spa

“Carefree Summer Package”

Book a 4-night Ocean View Room for two adults for just US$899 pp

Guests can experience:

Ø  Kai Koko Spa Chocolate Treatment - US$145 pp (including taxes)

Ø  A 90-minute treatment which includes: An in-house made coco nib body scrub followed by a coco body wrap and a head and foot massage

Ø  Ti Kave chocolate wine tasting – US$78 pp (including taxes)

Ø  A 90 minute 5 glass wine tasting (and starting with a glass of sparkling wine) paired with 5 in house made chocolate desserts.

Ø  Chocolate Martini’s available at Happy Hour in our Kai Manje bar during the whole month of August!

 

The Landings Resort & Spa by Elegant Hotels

Hotels Inclusions:

Ø  Kids (0-11 years old) eat and drink FREE (sodas) in the Summer season, when staying in the same room with an adult(s).

Ø  3 hours free evening babysitting services once a stay.

Ø  Complimentary Kid’s Club Activities.

Ø  Weekly picnic treasure hunt Adventure at Pigeon Island National Park.

Ø  Parents Child Free SPA Credit of US$50 per adult per stay (Up to 2 adults).

Ø  Romantic Date Night USD$100 F&B Credit, once per suite per stay.

 

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For more information about the island of Saint Lucia, call 1-800-456-3984, or 1-888 4STLUCIA or visit http://stlucia.org/.