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Discover Our Mountain Majesty

Talk show super-star Oprah Winfrey once said that St. Lucia's two majestic volcanic plugs, the fabled twin peaks of Gros Piton and Petit Piton, located south of Soufrière and situated in a UNESCO World Heritage Site, are among the top ten things to have in your "bucket list." We couldn't agree more! Every time returning visitors see the Pitons, they often remark that it seems like they are seeing them for the first time, every sighting is mind-blowing. On a full-day excursion to the Pitons, you can hike all the way to the top, noticing everything from the orchids, the hummingbirds, the butterflies, the canopy of trees and one of the most spectacular views you will ever encounter.  

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Celebrate Saint Lucia's Chocolate Heritage

Celebrate Saint Lucia's Chocolate Heritage

August 07, 2017

August is Chocolate Heritage Month on the island of Saint Lucia, and we invite everyone to join us in this month-long celebration of our glorious chocolate culture and history. Although the island is famous for its natural beauty and bountiful hospitality, it is also globally renowned for its award-winning chocolate. Since the 1700s, Saint Lucia’s native cocoa industry has thrived, and some of the world’s finest chocolate is still grown, processed, and produced here. Chocoholics and other guests will find any cravings thoroughly satisfied this month, as chocolate-themed events abound.

Plantation tours are one of the best ways to learn about the history and the bean-to-bar production process, and there are several to choose from. Check out the Rabot Estate, Jade Mountain’s Emerald Estate Organic Chocolate and Chocolate Laboratory, Morne Coubaril Estate, or La Dauphine Estate. Island restaurants offer specialty menu items and cocktails with a focus on cocoa and chocolate, and local spas feature luxurious treatments infused with the product of the cocoa bean. Many other events and activities can be found on the island by following a map of the Chocolate Heritage Trail. Click here for a copy.