Celebrate St Lucia’s Cocoa Bean and Chocolate Heritage Month at Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet

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Marvel at Willy-Wonka style Chocolate Laboratory and indulge in two new chocolate-themed packages, ideal for true chocoholics

May 2016 – This August will see St. Lucia celebrate its famous Cocoa Bean and Chocolate heritage month and, as home to the island’s first and only ‘bean to bar’ organic chocolate maker within a five star resort, Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet provide the perfect location to join in the festivities.

With over 2000 cocoa trees growing on the resort’s Emerald Estate, Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet hotels invite sweet toothed guests to delight in a variety of chocolatey activities all year-round.

Guided tours around the resort’s enchanted Emerald Estate and Chocolate Laboratory to witness the complete cycle of ‘Tree to Bar’ production are available to chocoholic guests, as well chocolate infused tasting menus and chocolate and wine pairings workshops. The Willy-Wonka style Chocolate Laboratory also hosts a variety of activities at the heart of the action, from Sensory Tasting experiences to truffle-making classes.

Guests at Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet can even treat themselves to a chocolate facial or chocolate body wrap for waistline-friendly indulgence!

True chocolate enthusiasts who want to take full advantage of this delicious selection of activities on offer can book one of two indulgent packages, available as of 31st May 2016.


Anse Chastanet’s Dan Dous (“sweet tooth” in creole patois) will see guests being greeted with chocolate cocktails and treats upon arrival, a one hour chocolate spa treatment and a chocolate sensory tasting of the resort’s own organically grown and home-made chocolates and a visit to the resort’s organic farm in the Soufriere hills.

Those who seek unadulterated confectionary perfection can opt for Jade Mountain’s Chocolate Alchemy package, which boasts all the gourmet delights of the Dan Dous package, plus a Chocolate Lovers’ Breakfast in Bed and chocolate master class. Here, sweet-toothed guests will learn the basic techniques of making chocolate, tempering chocolate, concocting fudge and crafting personalised chocolate bars, all in the on-site Chocolate Laboratory.

Travel July 15 – Oct 15, 2016: A 7 night stay at Anse Chastanet inclusive of 2 free nights (7 for 5) on a half-board basis including the Dan Dous Package starts at US 3,730 (£2,576*) per couple in Standard accommodation. Restrictions may apply.

Travel July 15 – Oct 15, 2016: Guests staying for 7 nights at Jade Mountain will be able to enjoy 2 nights free, with the Chocolate Alchemy package priced from US 8,320 (£5,746*) per couple in a SKY Jacuzzi suite. Restrictions may apply.

To book, call 1-800-223-1108, email jademountain@ansechastanet.com or visit

http://www.jademountain.com/ or http://www.ansechastanet.com/.

*Prices in Pounds Sterling correct to current exchange rate




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About the Chocolate Laboratory at Jade Mountain

In close collaboration with the resort’s Consulting Chef Allen Susser, Jade Mountain’s Emerald Estate Organic Chocolate and Chocolate Laboratory are managed by the resort’s very own Chocolate Alchemists.

About Jade Mountain, St. Luciawww.jademountain.com

Jade Mountain is set high on the hills overlooking St Lucia’s Pitons World Heritage Site and comprises of 24 Infinity Pool Sanctuaries and 5 Sky Jacuzzi Suites – each of which is a carefully designed, individual work of art and architecture. Designed by architect and owner Nick Troubetzkoy, Jade Mountain is a place like no other, with grand sweeping spaces where bedroom, living area and an extravagant private infinity pool glide into one another.

About Anse Chastanet, St. Lucia

Anse Chastanet sits quietly in an idyllic spot on St Lucia’s south western coast close to the awe inspiring Piton Mountains. The resort comprises of 49 individually designed rooms, 37 of which are scattered about a lush hillside, and 12 which are nestled within a tropical garden at beach level. Local woods and other local products are in integral part of the design of the rooms. Anse Chastanet is home to St Lucia’s only Vegetarian restaurant as well as fine-dining option The Treehouse Restaurant. A number of fantastic treatments are available at The Kai Belté Spa and activities including a large variety of watersports are all on offer too.