Tropical trips that incorporate cacao plantations and chocolate factories with lodges and villas.

February 01, 2009

Grenada

Stay at Laluna’s luxe beachfront villas. Visit Grenada Chocolate Company’s solar-electric-powered factory, which produces organic bars from locally grown beans (grenadachocolate.com).

Belize

At Cotton Tree Lodge, guests harvest cacao pods, make their own chocolate and learn about fair-trade issues from members of the Toledo Cacao Grower’s Association

St. Lucia

Book a rustic cottage at Fond Doux Estate’s cacao plantation in Sofrière. Tour Rabot Estate, where U.K.–based Hotel Chocolat grows beans for its Purist line (hotelchocolat.com).

Plus:

Best Small Eco-Lodges in Latin America

Best Small Eco-Lodges in Latin America

 Milk-Chocolate Desserts

Milk-Chocolate Desserts