Calling all fellow chocoholics, we’ve rounded up the best chocolate holidays in the world. From cocoa estates to chocolate-themed hotels, there’s plenty of options to satisfy your sweet tooth. Disclaimer: This blog includes mouth-watering content and may leave you drooling.
This guide is intended for inspiration. You should check the latest government advice for visits to individual destinations before attempting to travel, and be aware of any local guidelines or restrictions when booking a holiday.
Renowned for its beautiful beaches and majestic mountains, St Lucia is one of the leading destinations for a chocolate holiday. (As if we needed yet another reason to head to the Caribbean). Chocolate is a huge part of St Lucia’s legacy; the lush tropical rainforest and warm climate allow cacao trees to thrive. For a special treat, visit during Chocolate Heritage Month. Get a crash course on chocolate making or join the iconic “cocoa-rina” dance to polish the cocoa beans. True chocolate lovers will adore Rabot Hotel by Hotel Chocolat. Here, you can stroll through St Lucia’s oldest cocoa estate or relax with a cocoa-based spa treatment.
Treat the family with a trip to Cadbury World. This fun-filled attraction delves into the history behind the famous trademark and unmistakable Cadbury taste. There’s so much to see and do here. Jump on board the magical ‘Cadabra’ ride, guaranteed to entertain the kids. Join Freddo and friends on an exciting 4D cinema experience, complete with motion seats. Where else can you play in virtual chocolate rain? Best of all, you can make your own Cadbury magic and indulge in sweet treats.
It's impossible to visit Switzerland without mentioning chocolate. Home to some of the world's finest chocolate, the country boasts big names like Lindt, Milka and Toblerone. It's safe to say the Swiss know a thing or two about chocolate! Ride the famous chocolate train that runs from Montreux to Broc, home to the legendary Maison Cailler chocolate factory. The views will not disappoint. Plus, the train pauses at the medieval cheesemaking town of Gruyeres on the way. Cheese followed by an indulgent chocolate tasting at one of Switzerland's oldest chocolate brands. Need we say more?
Why not start your day the Spanish way with chocolate and churros? A popular sweet, the long thin sticks of fried dough are dunked into a cup of thick hot chocolate. This iconic combination is perfect for those in need of a chocolate fix. Make sure to stop at the famous Chocolatería San Ginés, Madrid’s oldest chocolateria. The café is open all day, 365 days a year, so you can satisfy your cravings whenever you want. Tempted? Check out our sweet Madrid city breaks here.
Never mind the Big Apple, chase a sugar rush in New York City. With chocolate-themed walking tours, bakeries on every corner and an endless river of hot chocolate, it’s never been easier to cure those chocolate cravings. Tantalise your tastebuds with a trip to Max Brenner, a chocolate bar like no other. For a unique experience, order the chocolate syringe – a decadent treat filled with melted chocolate ganache. If you're more of a savoury fan, there's no shortage of deep-dish pizzas and salty pretzels in the city. Book a decadent deal here.
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