Good news chocolate lovers – we’ve found your happy place. In fact, we’ve found 17 of them, from hotels set among cocoa bean groves to master classes with the world’s finest chocolatiers and chocolate museums. Travel the world for your passion and make your next holiday just a little bit sweeter.
1. Margaret River Chocolate Factory, Australia
Free entry, free tastings – do you need any more reasons to visit? If so, the signature cashew clusters, salted caramel truffles and surrounding wineries might make it even harder to resist.
2. World Chocolate Wonderland, Shanghai, China
A chocolate theme park? Oh yes – and it’s glorious. Take a wander through the sweetest world ever with buildings, cars and trees, all created from chocolate.
3. Boucan Hotel, Saint Lucia, Caribbean
Set among the heady cocoa groves of Saint Lucia’s oldest cocoa plantation, this luxe hotel offers cocoa spa treatments and chocolate tours around the estate.
4. Swiss Chocolate Train, Switzerland
Travel in first class comfort through the famous chocolate making riviera region and visit the Nestle factory. We hear it’s a sweet ride.
5. ChocoMuseo, various locations, Peru
Head straight to the source of your favourite treat. This plantation grows and makes chocolate. Learn to grind your own cocoa beans in the “make it yourself” workshop.
6. Chocolate Museum, Cologne, Germany
In Rheinau Harbour in the Old Town there lies a museum, with an amazing 4,000 sq m all dedicated to the history and culture of chocolate.