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5 top travel destinations for chocolate lovers

Here is your ultimate guide to exploring the world through the lens of a true chocoholic. We’ll uncover the most delectable destinations from the cocoa farms of the Caribbean to the artisan chocolatiers in the heart of Europe. Take a journey where every destination tells a story rich in history, culture and of course, chocolate!

Find your next chocolate adventure

swiss chocolate display

 

Switzerland

Switzerland is renowned for its high-quality chocolate, and the Bernese Oberland region is no exception. Since the 19th century, innovative chocolatiers like Daniel Peter and Rodolphe Lindt have revolutionised the chocolate-making process, making it one of the top places to sample some of the finest Swiss creations. Treat yourself to breath-taking mountain scenery while visiting boutique local chocolateries in Zermatt or savour the iconic Swiss hot chocolate, while enjoying stunning alpine views.

Explore Swtizerland

 

rodney-bay-st-lucia

 

 St Lucia 

St. Lucia is a paradise for sun-seekers and chocolate lovers alike. This Caribbean Island is known for its pristine beaches, lively culture, and rich chocolate heritage. Dating back to the 18th century, the island’s warm climate makes it the perfect place to grow cocoa trees. Whether you want to stroll down Rodney Bay, bustling with shops full of sweet treats, or embark on an excursion to a cocoa plantation, St. Lucia is the perfect place to indulge yourself.

Explore St Lucia

 

 

Belgian waffles with chocolate covered strawberries

 

Bruges 

This Christmas, step into a fairy-tale city famous for its medieval charm and delicious praline chocolates. Wander through the cobbled streets, indulge in local cuisine like waffles, or visit a chocolatier. For the best authentic chocolate, look out for the ‘handmade’ sign on shop windows. Fancy a drink? Immerse yourself in the festive spirit with a Belgian hot chocolate. This city is a chocolate lover’s dream come true.

Explore Bruges

 

 

Mindo Cloud Forest Ecuador

 

 

Ecuador 

Ecuador is a hidden gem for chocolate enthusiasts, with a history of cocoa cultivation dating back over 5,000 years. Explore the idyllic Mindo Cloud Forest, home to some of the best Ecuadorian cocoa beans in the world—perfect for dark chocolate lovers.

Explore Ecuador

 

 

coca bean plant in costa rica

 

Costa Rica

Renowned for its stunning natural beauty, Costa Rica also boasts a rich cocoa history intertwined with its indigenous cultures, who have cultivated cocoa for centuries. This country offers a truly enriching chocolate experience, including a visit to a traditional farm in Monteverde. Here, you can learn how to grow cacao and make your own ‘sobado,’ a fudge-like candy. Explore a destination whose chocolates are as rich and diverse as its ecosystems.

Explore Cost Rica

 

 

 

Whether you are strolling through the bustling markets in Bruges or savouring Swiss chocolates in the Alps, these countries promise unforgettable experiences and chocolate indulgence.

Treat yourself to a world of flavour and fun. Solo travel has never been sweeter…

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