I’m all about finding experiential activities on vacation, and here’s one area where I think most people will agree: hotel experiences for chocolate lovers!
A UK chocolatier called Hotel Chocolat actually grows its own cocoa on a Caribbean plantation.
Rabot Estate Cocoa Plantation in St. Lucia is a 140-acre working plantation that lets guests take part in the actual cocoa harvest, and offers chocolate-themed dining and spa menus.
The Chocolate Boutique Hotel in Dorset, England offers two-and-a-half hour chocolate-making workshops. Not only do they serve chocolate fondue during the class, but guests get to take home around 30 to 50 truffles.
The Etruscan Chocohotel in Perugia, Italy, is less about the hands-on experience and more about consuming the chocolate itself—we’re talking chocolate-themed meals and a store that’s entirely dedicated to chocolate-related items and gadgets.
Of course, here in the U.S. there’s one place we all associate with the sweet treat: Hershey, Pennsylvania.
The Chocolate Spa at Hotel Hershey has everything from a a chocolate mixology course, to chocolate-pairings lessons and, everyone’s favorite, hands-on classes at the chocolate lab.
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