From chocolate-inspired interiors to decadent chocolate fondue massages, discover the world’s best getaways for those who prefer the gluttonous things in life.
1 Jade Mountain, St. Lucia
If you’re a chocolate addict, you’ll love a visit to the five-star Jade Mountain in St. Lucia. Rising majestically above the 600 acre beach front resort of Anse Chastanet, Jade Mountain Resort offers a cornucopia of organic architecture celebrating St.Lucia’s stunning scenic beauty.
The island itself has a cocoa history dating back to the 1700’s – and there are over 2000 cocoa trees on the resort’s estates alone. This picturesque resort even boasts its own hand-crafted Emerald Estate Chocolate.
What’s more, indulge with a visit to Jade Mountain’s chocolate laboratory, to not only taste but participate in the making of the chocolate. Guests can choose from a variety of chocolate infused activities like chocolate sensory tastings, educational estate trips and truffle making classes – plus plenty of chocolate-infused dishes and cocktails of course. Find out more here.
2 Adelphi Hotel, Australia
Back in 2013, Adelphi Hotel in Melbourne reinvented itself as a special dessert-themed hotel. Ideal for anyone with a sweet tooth, the 34-room hotel boasts carpets patterned to look like cakes and furniture resembling sweets – all decorated in chic style.
At the hotel’s restaurant Om Nom, desserts are the main attraction – the venue aims to ‘amaze each and every guest with our extraordinary menu.’ Decadent treats include the Omnom Chocnut Bomb – think peanut butter parfait, peanut butter powder, chocolate coated rice bubbles and dehydrated chocolate mousse. Find out more here.
3 The Hotel Hershey, USA
The world-class Hotel Hershey is brimming with excellent services and fantastic amenities that have established the property as one of America’s landmark hotels – which include The Spa At The Hotel Hershey.
No ordinary spa experience, a visit here features a variety of chocolate services. Indulge in everything from a Whipped Cocoa Bath and Chocolate Fondue Wrap to Cocoa Massage, and plenty more mouth-watering treatments. Find out more here.
4 Hotel Café Royal, London
Positioned in central London by Piccadilly Circus, Hotel Café Royal is known for its exceptional rooms, delectable breakfasts, tranquil pool and rooftop views. Famous faces have flocked to its historic walls – but it’s the desserts on offer that really give this hotel its renowned reputation.
Sarah Barber, Head Pastry Chef, is a master chocolatier and conjures edible magic through her variety of chocolate-clad dishes. Visit at the right time and you can even try one of her regular masterclasses too. Find out more here.
Words by Sophie Ritchie