Calling all chocolate lovers (and lovers of Caribbean island, and luxe hotels). One of St. Lucia’s hottest and most well-known resorts, Jade Mountain, is adding something a little extra to their hotel roster. Now you can not only chill out on the beach (frosty rum punch in one hand, a great beach read in the other), take in St. Lucia’s impressive views, and swim in the warm waters … you can also learn how to make your own chocolate in the hotel’s new chocolate lab. After three years of creating hand-crafted Emerald Estate Chocolate, Jade Mountain guests can now take part in the chocolate-making action, visit the trees that produce the cocoa, see how the chocolate is refined and of course, take part in a delectable chocolate tastings through different chocolate programs.
Or, if a full fledged vacation all about sun, sand and chocolate is more up your ally, sign up for the resort’s special chocolate themed-package, Chocolate Alchemy at Jade Mountain. The package includes a chocolate welcome amenity and cocktail, a chocolate-themed breakfast in bed celebration, a chocolate infused one hour spa treatment per person, an excursion to the resort’s Emerald Cocoa Estate where you get to visit the cocoa trees, a chocolate tasting plus a 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.
Seriously. It may be the one time we’re not concerned about of chocolate/calorie intake and being in a bikini.