Do you like chocolate? Then you should visit our Chocolate Laboratory! There are over 2000 cocoa trees on the resort estates, including the organic farm Emerald’s in the Soufriere Hills. Since 2010, our resorts have hand-crafted Emerald Estate Chocolate for the enjoyment of our guests. And with the opening of the chocolate laboratory, guests are now able to not only taste but participate in the making of the chocolate.
Our resort guests can now choose from a variety of chocolate infused activities like chocolate sensory tastings, educational estate trips and truffle making classes on a year round basis. Chocolate lovers will be further enticed by chocolate inspired dishes, cocktails and body treatments in the resort restaurants, bars and spa.
Cocoa history on Saint Lucia dates back to the early 1700’s. There are many plantations on the island that have been harvesting and producing cocoa for many years supplying the local market and culture as well as becoming a part of the international commodity of Cocoa. In celebration, the month of August has been declared the “Month of Chocolate”.
In close collaboration with the resorts’ Consulting Chef Allen Susser, Jade Mountain’s Emerald Estate Organic Chocolate and Chocolate Laboratory are managed by the resorts’ very own Chocolate Alchemist.
Dan Dous - A celebration of Chocolate at Anse Chastanet
Anse Chastanet’s Dan Dous (“Sweet Tooth” in creole patois) packages includes: Airport Transfers, Breakfast and Dinner and a chocolate welcome culinary amenity and cocktail, a chocolate infused 1 hour spa treatment per person, a chocolate sensory tasting of the resort's own organically grown and locally made chocolates and a visit to the resort's organic farm Emerald in the Soufriere hills.
The Dan Dous package is based on a minimum 4 night stay and includes airport transfers as well as breakfast and dinner. The package is available in categories standard, superior and beachside deluxe and can be combined with the free night promotions this summer.