The Caribbean needs no introductions when it comes to festivals and carnivals; nowhere throws a party like these tropical islands. Carnivals in the Caribbean began as a way for islanders to express their freedom following the abolition of slavery in 1833. Since then their music, dancing and costumes have inspired revellers everywhere from Anguilla to Notting Hill (the world’s biggest street festival with over a million people attending in 2019).

So it stands to reason that one island would combine the idea with another of the Caribbean’s famous exports. Enter Grenada Chocolate Fest. Grenada’s fertile landscape has an abundance of the natural resources needed to cultivate some the finest cocoa plantations anywhere on earth. And now they’ve invited you to take a look – and a taste. Uncover Spice Island’s rich cocoa-producing history with a visit to Grenada Chocolate Fest 2020, 1st to 6th May.

Like all good Caribbean festivals, pageantry and costumes still play their part at Choc Fest

Choc Fest’s immersive activities include visiting an organic cocoa plantation tucked away in a lush rainforest setting; dancing the ‘cocoa’; making your own chocolate and savouring other cocoa-infused food. At Grenada Chocolate Fest 2020 you’ll also get to meet local farmers; join a chocolate tasting meditation and yoga class; make your own organic chocolate beauty products; explore the tropical Theobrama Cacao Forests; enjoy local rum, cuisine and music; and even sail and snorkel in the warm tropical waters before admiring a classic Caribbean sunset – all washed down with chocolate, of course.

Grenada Chocolate fest visitors discover the secrets of production

Fun and authentic experiences are high on the agenda at this popular annual event. But learning and education play their part too. Naturally, ethical farming is central to what Grenada Chocolate Fest is all about. ‘Tree to bar’ is the mantra here, encouraging ecological sustainability and awareness. Choc Fest visitors will get the lowdown from ‘tree to bar’ pioneer Mott Green, and also witness the chocolate making process first hand to see how this important practice is achieved and, ultimately, sustained in the least impactful way.

The tree-to-bar concept is the foundation of Grenada’s sustainable chocolate farming

Spice Isle’s sweetest export tastes even better amid the beaches, colour and culture of its source. So why not add Grenada Chocolate Fest 2020 to your Caribbean holiday at a great price with Kenwood Travel. Our experts have lined up an unmissable holiday offer to celebrate this appetising occasion. A week’s bed & breakfast accommodation at the stunning True Blue Bay Boutique Resort in the sun-soaked south of the island near Mont Tout is now down to just £1,535 per person, and includes the following: return Virgin Atlantic flights departing London Gatwick 1st May 2020; admission to all Choc Fest events plus transport to offsite venues; two free airport lounge passes. Call the experts on 020 7749 9245 to learn more. 

With Kenwood Travel as your guide, there’ll lots of luxury to accompany the chocolate, too

About The Author

Since leaving a role in local broadcasting, Ken spent six seasons working on cruise ships before turning his experiences into a popular travel blog and pod cast. But it wasn’t long before wanderlust came calling again, and after travelling extensively throughout Asia and the Americas, the time has come for this roving writer to tell the tales of his adventures once more.

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