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Chocolate Heritage Month

Let Her Inspire You

Chocolate Heritage Month

Saint Lucia’s chocolate heritage runs deep. Her history is inextricably linked to the seeds of the cacao tree. And during the month of August, many of our island’s cocoa farms and resorts offer specialized packages, deals, tours and experiences to attract chocolate lovers. Indulge in chocolate paradise in the final days of summer as we celebrate Chocolate Heritage Month.

Saint Lucia’s Chocolate History

Saint Lucia’s lush tropical rainforest and warm climate make it the perfect place for cacao trees to thrive. Beginning in the 1700s, Saint Lucia exported its cacao beans to Europe where it went on to produce some of the finest chocolate in the world. It’s not until recently that the island has maintained a portion of the harvest to give you a truly unique experience.

What Happens During Chocolate Heritage Month?

Immerse yourself in everything chocolate! From plantation tours to chocolate-based spa treatments, you will enjoy it all.

Chocolate Heritage Tours & Experiences

Take a plantation tour to learn about the history and tradition of Saint Lucian cocoa production. Choose from a variety of experiences at Morne Coubaril Estate, La Dauphine Estate, and The Fond Doux Holiday Plantation. Get a crash course on the chocolate-making process by visiting a cocoa fermentation house. Or, participate in the traditional “cocoa- rina” dance to polish the cocoa beans. Afterward, take a behind-the-scenes look at a bean-to-bar single estate boutique chocolate maker at Jade Mountain’s Emerald Estate Organic Chocolate and Chocolate Laboratory.

Chocolate Spa Treatments

We all know that chocolate is delightful to eat but did you know that it’s good for your skin as well? Chocolate has restorative properties that firms and rehydrates your skin. Relish the various spa treatments featuring chocolate such as facials, massages, body scrubs and more. Many Saint Lucian resorts offer chocolate-based spa packages in August.

Total. Chocolate. Indulgence.

Chocolate tours and spa treatments can work up an appetite. Don’t forget to make time to feast on savory and sweet culinary creations made with, you guessed it, chocolate. Need a drink? Try the traditional cocoa tea or sample the inventive “choc-tails.”

Treat yourself to this one-of-a-kind experience by planning your next visit to Saint Lucia. See you for Chocolate Heritage Month.