Indulge your sweet tooth during a 2.5-hour interactive lesson in the art of making St. Lucia's renowned trinitario chocolate bars, plus relax with a complimentary beverage on the porch of Howelton Estate. As one of the oldest buildings on the island, the Howelton Estate traces back more than 120 years and boasts beautiful Victorian architecture. In this historic space you'll engage in a hands-on, chocolate-making workshop that showcases the bean-to-bar process of creating sweet treats using trinitario cocoa beans. You'll first grind these spice-infused cocoa nibs, using a mortar and pestle, into a liquified state. Then cool down the chocolate in a mold that will produce a 50-gram dark chocolate bar that is wrapped up for you to take home as a souvenir. Once the hard work is done, you'll delight in a drink served on the open-air deck of the Cellar Bar, a scenic hilltop spot surrounded by tropical foliage that offers sweeping views of Castries below you.
• Howelton Estate: Experience the 120-year legacy of a Victorian-era building perched high in the hills of St. Lucia.
• Trinitario: Join a bean-to-bar chocolate workshop that will have you turning these island cocoa nibs into dark chocolate candy.
• Cellar Bar: Refreshing drinks will be served on an alfresco veranda that overlooks the picturesque city of Castries.
• Chocolate making class maybe indoors or on an open air deck.
What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Cash/credit cards
• Sun protection
What to Wear:
• Hat and sunglasses
• Light clothing
• Walking shoes with flat rubber soles
• Guests must be able to walk approximately .1 miles over flat surfaces, with inclines and about 25 steps and extended periods of standing.
• Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting tour.
• Guests with pre-existing neck, back, knee and/or shoulder injuries, cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition must take particular caution when selecting a tour.
• Guests needing special assistance must be accompanied by an able-bodied companion.
• This tour is accessible to guests with limited mobility; however, guests must be able to climb into the coach and take a few, small steps on their own.
• Guests must be of legal age to consume alcohol.
• Participation limited but minimum required for tour to operate.
• Tour sequence may vary.