Famed for its delicious chocolate, it should be no surprise that Grenada has a whole festival dedicated to the sweet treat. From the 12th to the 20th May the country celebrates the organic and ethically produced chocolate and cocoa that so many of us love. Over the course of the week all kinds of different events are held which help you develop your appreciation for cocoa more, if that were even possible! From guided tours of chocolate estates to morning yoga followed by an indulgent chocolate breakfast, there is something for ever discerning chocolate lover at the Grenada Chocolate Festival.
Whether a chocolate lover or just someone with a passion for Caribbean culture and history, the Grenada Chocolate Festival is the perfect opportunity to combine the two in an idyllic location. Can you possibly think of a better way to spend a day than soaking up the sun, enjoying the pristine beaches of Grenada, and nibbling on some delicious organic chocolate? If you can’t then a trip to Grenada during the chocolate festival ought to be the latest addition to your travel bucket list.
Now got a taste for chocolate? Why not add some chocolate tasting to your next Sandals holiday? Whether in Grenada or elsewhere in the Caribbean, we have plenty of Island Routes tours that let you sample the delicious chocolate that the island produces, and even learn a bit about the production process!
Why not try:
Grenada Spice Island Explorer, Grenada – On this full day tour of Grenada you’ll have the chance to visit the renowned Diamond Chocolate Factory and Cocoa Estate where you’ll learn about the production of organic chocolate beans that are a vital part of Grenada’s superb chocolate making. As well as visiting the estate you’ll also get to enjoy many other sights of Grenada, a great way to experience all that this incredible island has to offer.
Chocolate Decadence, Saint Lucia – Sail to Soufriere by Catamaran to experience a hands-on demonstration of chocolate making at Hotel Chocolat. This scrumptious tour allows you to become a chocolatier, making your very own bar of chocolate using estate grown cocoa. The Le Boucan restaurant offers a truly unique and gourmet lunch before taking a dip in the therapeutic mud baths. Cap off the day with a swimming and snorkeling stop at the base of the Pitons before enjoying the sunset views on the return journey.
Nassau Chocolate Making Experience, Bahamas – Discover the delicious world of chocolate at Graycliff Chocolatier. On this tour you'll gain insight into the history of chocolate and how the cocoa bean made its home in the Bahamas. You'll also get the chance to learn about the chocolate production process and create your very own edible masterpiece, as no chocolate tour would be complete without the chance to sample the delicious treats!