CASTRIES, Saint Lucia -- This October, Saint Lucia will once again celebrate Chocolate Heritage Month, recognizing the role cacao and its beloved byproduct chocolate has played in its history. With a number of on-island experiences, the month-long festivities will delve into Saint Lucia’s cacao roots, offering travelers unbeatable island-wide hotel and resort promotions for plenty of chocolaty fun.
Visitors can indulge in the island’s rich heritage through specialized plantation tours, available at a variety of locations.
Travelers can dine on cocoa-inspired dishes dreamed up by leading island chefs and partake in exclusive chocolate spa treatments. Island visitors can follow Saint Lucia’s Chocolate Heritage Trail map on Facebook, which highlights the island’s sweet spots, including history, key sites and special offers.
“Travelers are in for a sweet surprise when they visit Saint Lucia during Chocolate Heritage Month,” says Tracey Warner-Arnold, deputy director of tourism. “Saint Lucia’s cacao culture begins with the plantation tours where visitors can actually harvest the beans and follow the process through to experience our creative cuisine, infused spa treatments and even delicious local traditions like cocoa tea.”