Saint Lucia’s Anse Chastanet Celebrates The Island’s Chocolate Culture

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In celebration of Chocolate Culture Heritage month in St. Lucia, Anse Chastanet – one of the Caribbean’s leading resorts – is offering two exceptional travel deals. The luxury resort, which offers breathtaking views of St. Lucia’s twin-peak Pitons mountains, has unveiled “Dan Dous – A Celebration of Chocolate at Anse Chastanet.”

Available in standard, superior and beachside deluxe categories, guests who “Dan Dous” their reservation will receive a chocolate welcome culinary amenity and cocktail, a chocolate infused one-hour spa treatment, a chocolate sensory tasting of the resort’s own organically grown, locally made chocolates and a visit to the resort’s organic farm Emerald Estate in the Soufrière hills.

The special “Dan Dous” package includes complimentary airport transfers, daily breakfast and dinner, offering guests superior luxury at exceptional value at one of the top-ranked hotels in the world. It can be added to Anse Chastanet’s already attractive fourth and seventh night free promotion for a combined price starting at US $1,163 per person for four nights in standard accommodations. Guests must book before August 31, 2014, for travel anytime between August 5 and October 31, 2014.

For the ultimate immersion in all things chocolate, travelers can visit Anse Chastanet during its annual Discover Chocolate Festival, which runs from October 10 to 14, 2014.

Anse Chastanet has revitalized cocoa production on its 30-acre estate and now produces healthy yields of the cocoa bean to produce premium quality boutique chocolate products from the Emerald Estate.

“To the delight of our guests, a variety of decadent chocolate desserts and bars are available as well as some special experiences such us an invigorating cup of local cocoa tea and learning the secrets of chocolate production and its uses in our bakeries and kitchens,” said resort owner and executive director Karolin Troubetzkoy.

As guests learn the basic techniques of making chocolate, tempering chocolate, creating fudge, and making a personalized chocolate bar, “they take an awakening journey through the flavor palate of cocoa and the taste of an Emerald Estate Organic Chocolate bar,” said Troubetzkoy.

For chocolate lovers, the best part of a stay at Anse Chastanet may be the opportunity to leave with a sweet souvenir of the experience. “Guests can take home what they make… classes are hands-on, so guests are forewarned to be prepared to be covered with chocolate!”

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