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Grenada Begins Cruise Season With Strong Momentum

 By Dana Niland CJ Contributor Grenada officially opened its 2018-2019 cruise season with an inaugural visit from Carnival Cruise Line’s Carnival Breeze cruise ship. The ship, which has a capacity of 4,428 passengers, was welcomed with a steel pan salute. …

Grenada, the Caribbean Capital of Chocolate

 By Alexander Britell “Cocoa absorbs the flavor of anything around it,” Wendy Anne tells me. That’s the thing about cocoa, the fruit whose fermented seeds are the basis for chocolate — terroir is paramount. Whether it’s mango or papaya or nutmeg, …

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How to Take a Journey of Chocolate in Belize

 It’s a very sweet journey to Belize. The Maya Beach Hotel & Bistro, located on Belize’s Placencia Peninsula, is offering an immersive package that allows travelers to interact with local Mayan families and learn first hand how they’ve lived off …

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 Chocolate indulgence in the Dominican Republic By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It’s the Dominican Republic’s sweetest deal. And if you’re a chocolate lover (and who isn’t?) it just might be reason enough to book a stay at RIU’s all-inclusive resorts …

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Grenada Chocolate Fest is back for a third year of celebrating the island’s organic and ethically produced dark chocolate and cocoa products. This year’s activities, which are themed around “Creating Generation Cocoa,” will take place across …

 Above: a cacao-accented dish at Boucan by Hotel Chocolat in St Lucia (CJ Photo) By Dana NilandCJ Contributor St Lucia will celebrate the island’s annual Chocolate Heritage Month in August, celebrating the island’s rich centuries-long history of cocoa production. Over …

 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor For some of us, chocolate is a food group. That means it should be enjoyed daily. If that’s right up your alley, you’ll be interested in the newest promotion from St. Lucia’s Calabash Cove. The …

 Above: a cacao plantation (CJ Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The University of the West Indies’ Cocoa Research Centre has embarked on a major new project: to transform the region’s cocoa sector. The new project, dubbed the International Fine …

 Above: Boucan by Hotel Chocolat in St Lucia (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell SOUFRIERE — I am a cacao grower. The sun is beaming on this morning in St Lucia. There is little shade among the leaves of …

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor In the United States and more recently in Canada, February is celebrated as  “Black History” month in remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African Diaspora. Additionally, Presidents’ Day, which is hosted …

 By Guy Britton NASSAU – For such a well-known destination, there are still secret spots and new places to dine off the beaten path in Nassau.  Few destinations have  a better  range o f culinary experiences. We had just three days …

 Above: ki-kakaw chocolate Was this chocolate, or an ancient Mayan relief? Well, it was a bit of both. It’s called ki-kakaw, and it’s a special chocolate made in Cancun on Mexico’s Caribbean coast. Ki-kakaw is branded with the Mayan symbol …

 Above: sorting cocoa beans in Grenada (Photo: Grenada Chocolate Company) By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada’s profile in the chocolate industry has grown in recent years, thanks in large part to the Grenada Chocolate Company, which was founded in 1999. …

 Above: chocolate company LA Burdick is a partner in the new factory By the Caribbean Journal staff Grenada has a new chocolate factory. The Diamond Chocolate Factory has officially opened in the area of St Mark’s following an inauguration ceremony …

 Above: St Lucian chocolate Cacao and chocolate have long played an integral role in the history of St Lucia, and the island is once again celebrating Chocolate Heritage Month. The month-long festivities explore the roots of cacao in St Lucia, …

 Above: chocolate at Buccament Bay By the Caribbean Journal staff From St Lucia’s Boucan Hotel, Restaurant and Cocoa Plantation to the Graycliff Hotel in Nassau (which recently debuted its own chocolate factory), Caribbean hotels are increasingly upping their chocolate quotient. …