Jade Mountain in St. Lucia Opens a Chocolate Lab

Hold everything! Beach, cocktails, sunshine, the Caribbean and chocolate? Jade Mountain in St. Lucia opens up a new chocolate lab for its guests.


Photography courtesy of Jade Mountain Resort.

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.


Photography courtesy of Jade Mountain Resort.

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.

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