Saint Lucia Offers Decadent Deals for Travelers
in Celebration of Chocolate Heritage Month this August

SAINT LUCIA (May 24, 2016) – This August, Saint Lucia’s Chocolate Heritage Month offers travelers a variety of ways to satisfy a sweet tooth. From inventive “choc-tails,” chocolate infused spa treatments, cocoa planation tours and specialty tasting menus, travelers visiting Saint Lucia this summer can sink their teeth into Saint Lucia’s rich history of cocoa production. Hotels and resorts island-wide are also offering decadent deals for couples and families with savings of up to 50 percent 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 healthful.

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.

“Travelers can discover sweet treats and decadent eats when they visit Saint Lucia during Chocolate Heritage Month,” says Tracey Warner-Arnold, deputy director of tourism. “The celebration of our chocolate heritage, along with Saint Lucia’s growing reputation as a culinary destination, adds another layer of fun that visitors can taste only in Saint Lucia.”

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

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

Anse Chastanet – Soufrière

Dan Dous” (“Sweet Tooth” in Créole patois)

  • Book a four night stay starting at $2,398 per couple in standard accommodations
  • Includes a chocolate welcome treat and cocktail, a chocolate infused one hour spa treatment per person, a chocolate sensory tasting of the resort’s organically grown and locally made chocolates, a visit to the resort’s organic farm Emerald Cocoa Estate, airport transfers and breakfast and dinner daily
  • Offer is also combinable with Anse Chastanet’s fifth and seventh night free promotions
  • Minimum four night stay required; available in standard, superior and beachside deluxe room categories
  • Book now through September 30, 2016 for travel from July 15 through December 19, 2016
  • For more information or to book, call 1-800-223-1108, visit www.ansechastanet.com or email ansechastanet@ansechastanet.com

Calabash Cove Resort & Spa – Marisule, Gros Islet

  • Receive 50 percent off standard rates for the month of August; rates start at $693 per couple, per night
  • Valid on direct bookings only
  • Visit http://www.calabashcove.com/ for more resort information; call 1-800-917-2683 to make reservations

Capella Marigot Bay Resort & Marina – Marigot Bay

“Keep Calm and Eat Chocolate”

  • Book a one bedroom Bay View Suite for $580 per night
  • Includes chocolate welcome amenity, daily afternoon amenity, chocolate infused four-course dining, rum and chocolate experience at Rum Cave, nightly home-made chocolate treats and a freshly prepared chocolate drink, in-room refreshment center, and complimentary boat shuttle service
  • Valid for travel from August 1 through August 31, 2016
  • Visit www.capellahotelgroup.com/capellahotels/stlucia for resort information; call for package details

Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa – Vieux Fort

“Summer Concierge Package”

  • All-inclusive rates start at $219 per person, per night, based on double occupancy for a savings of 50 percent off standard rates
  • Includes a family welcome pack and daily themed amenity, one child (three to seventeen years old) eat and play for free, preferred à la carte dinner seating, dedicated concierge, a choice of four restaurants that offer luscious chocolate treats
  • Chocolate experiences included the late-night Chocolate Extravaganza and chocolate-inspired spa treatments at the resort’s and Kei Mer Spa
  • Supplemental charge applicable for additional children over three years old
  • Valid for travel from July 1 through August 31, 2016
  • To book call Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa toll-free from North America at 877-352-8898 or visit http://cbayresort.com/

Crystals – Soufrière

“Calling all Chocoholics”

  • Book a seven night stay for $3,000 in a one bedroom deluxe villa, a savings of 25 percent off standard rates
  • Includes a complimentary bottle of chocolate liquor with homemade double chocolate cookies and fresh fruits upon arrival, an exotic chocolate full body massage for two, a five course dinner (chocolate rum cake, coconut rum mousse and bottle of champagne included)
  • Valid for travel from August 1 through October 30, 2016
  • Visit http://www.stluciacrystals.com/ for resort information

Fond Doux Plantation & Resort – Soufrière

“Authentic Chocolate Experience”

  • Book five nights in a one bedroom cottage for $1,499 per couple, based on double occupancy, a savings of 40 percent off standard rates
  • Includes a welcome chocolate bag, chilled choc-tail upon arrival, traditional plantation breakfast with cocoa tea, chocolate historical tour, “cocoa – rina” dance classes, chocolate history gift book, decadent chocolate couples swoon massage, chocolate themed dinner under the stars and Chocó-Loco sunset cruise
  • Book by July 31, 2016 for travel from August 1 through August 31, 2016

Hotel Chocolat – Soufrière

“Total Cacao Immersion”

  • Book a five night stay for $4,152 in standard accommodations, a savings of 15 percent off standard rates
  • Includes round trip VIP airport transfers to Hewannora Airport; fresh cacao bellinis or cacao martini upon arrival, the complete Tree to Bar chocolate experience for two (including cacao harvesting, fermenting, drying, roasting and making your own batch of chocolate and truffles), full body cacao massage per person; daily meals include full breakfast with Cocoa Tea, two course lunch and three course a la carte dinner
  • Valid for travel from June 1 through December 14, 2016
  • Visit http://www.hotelchocolat.com/ for more information and package details

Jade Mountain – Soufrière

“Chocolate Alchemy”

  • Book a four night stay starting at $5,248 per couple in a Sky Jacuzzi Suite
  • Includes a chocolate welcome amenity and cocktail, “Chocolate Lovers’” breakfast in bed celebration, a chocolate infused one 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, airport transfers, and daily breakfast and dinner
  • Offer is also combinable with the resort’s free night promotions
  • Book by September 30, 2016 for travel from July 15 through December 19, 2016
  • For more information or to book, call 1-800-223-1108 or visit www.jademountain.com, email jademountain@ansechastanet.com

Ladera Resort – Soufrière

“Chocolate Heritage”

  • Book five nights in the Heritage Suite and receive 30 percent off standard rates; a five night stay is $4,578, including tax
  • Includes chocolate covered fruit at check-in, one free chocolate mousse dessert per person with purchase of a three course meal at Dasheene and one chocolate body scrub per person, per stay
  • Book by July 31, 2016 for travel from August 1 through September 6, 2016

Mango Beach Inn – Marigot Bay

“Celebrate Chocolate Heritage Month”

  • Receive 25 percent off standard rates; prices start at $120 per couple, per night
  • Includes a two course dinner at Rainforest Hideaway and a chocolate dessert made with Saint Lucian cocoa beans
  • Valid for travel from September 1 through September 30, 2016
  • Visit www.mangobeachmarigot.com for more information and package details

Marigot Beach Club – Marigot Bay

“Caramel Kiss Package”

  • Book a stay for $130 per night, a savings of 50 percent off standard rates
  • Includes a spa treatment for two (caramel sugar scrub, chocolate facial and caramel kiss pedicure), breakfast for two and all taxes
  • Valid for travel from August 1 through August 31, 2016
  • Visit http://www.marigotbeachclub.com/ for more information and package details

Royal St. Lucia – Rodney Bay

“Steamy Chocolate Affair”

  • Receive up to 47 percent off standard rates when booking three night stays or longer
  • Rates start at $353 per couple, per night, inclusive of taxes
  • Includes daily breakfast and chocolate treats, a thirty minute steam bath followed by a cocoa scrub and warm chocolate oil massage (per person, per stay)
  • Book now through June 30, 2016 for travel from August 1 through August 31, 2016
  • Visit http://rexresorts.com/st-lucia/royal/ for more information and package details

SeaGrape Apartments – Rodney Bay

  • Receive a 5 percent discount on all packages for the month of August; rates start at $100 per night in a one bedroom apartment; $135 per night in a two bedroom apartment
  •  Includes box of chocolates for every stay over 10 days
  • Offer available from August 1 through August 30, 2016
  • Visit http://www.seagrapeapartments.com/index.html for more information and package details

St. James’s Club Morgan Bay – Choc Bay, Gros Islet @StJamesClubSLU

  • Receive 50 percent off standard rates in a one bedroom Garden Spa Suite; rates start at $505 per room, per night
  • Includes a welcome chocolate platter, daily spa treatment for two (chocolate body scrub, chocolate manicure and pedicure, and full body chocolate massage)
  • Five night minimum stay is required
  • Offer available from August 1 through August 31, 2016
  • Visit http://www.morganbayresort.com/choc for more information and package details

Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort – Soufrière

“Linger Longer Five Taste of Cocoa”

  • Receive a fifth night free with complimentary daily breakfast for two, and one chocolate mint massage per booking
  • Average nightly rates start at $340 per night, excluding tax and service
  • Book now for travel through December 18, 2016
  • Visit http://www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/en/sugarbeach for more information and package details

The Landings St. Lucia – Pigeon Point, Gros Islet

  • Book a five night stay or longer and receive 50 percent off on all room categories
  • Includes a Chocolate & Spice package for two with a local spice exfoliation, chocolate body mask, and chocolate lotion rub, and nightly chocolate turndown amenity
  • When applicable, two children stay and play for free
  • Book by May 30, 2016 for travel from May 1 through December 16, 2016
  • For more information about The Landings St. Lucia's Chocolate Heritage offerings and to book the package, call 866 252-0689 or visit www.landingsstlucia.com

Villa Beach Cottages and La Dauphine Estate – Soufrière

“Chocolate Adventure Package”

  • Book five nights or more and receive 25 percent off standard rates on all room categories and vehicle rental
  • Standard rates start at $185 per night, based on double occupancy
  • Includes accommodations at the La Dauphine Estate and Villa Beach Cottages, complimentary cocoa plantation tour with the estate manager and free chocolate samples
  • Book now through November 30, 2016 for travel from August 1 through December 12, 2016
  • Visit www.villabeachcottages.com for more information and package details

Villa Capri – Cap Estate

  • Stay at Villa Capri in four to nine bedrooms for five nights and receive a chocolate themed dinner on arrival night as well as a chocolate themed gift basket upon arrival
  • Book four bedrooms with up to eight guests for $650 per night
  • Book five bedrooms with up to ten guests for $750 per night
  • Book six bedrooms with up to twelve guests for $850 per night
  • Book seven bedrooms with up to fourteen guests for $950 per night
  • Book eight bedrooms with up to sixteen guests for $1,050 per night
  • Book nine bedrooms with up to 20 guests $1,200 per night
  • Book by September 15, 2016 for travel from August 1 through December 15, 2016
  • Visit http://www.capristlucia.com/ for more information and package details

Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort - Trouya

“Sweet Indulgent”

  • All-inclusive rates in a Premium Ocean View Room start at $587 per night, based on double occupancy
  • Includes a chocolate "wow” plate, eighty-minute chocolate spa wrap and body scrub, a special three-course dining experience and turn-down gift
  • Book by July 15, 2016 for travel from August 1 through August 28, 2016
  • A minimum four night stay is required
  • Visit http://www.windjammer-landing.com for more information and package details

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