Easter is almost upon us and one thing that springs during this occasion is chocolate. So, here at aspireholidays.co.uk, we’ve found you some of the best luxurious chocolate breaks, so you can indulge in the ‘food of the Gods’. From chocolate tours and chocolate art, to cookery workshops, chocolate hotels and chocolate worlds – here’s a list of the best.
Chocolate Boutique Hotel, Bournemouth, UK
For a perfect chocolate weekend on the southern English coast, try the Chocolate Boutique Hotel. The small intimate hotel consists of just 13 rooms, each decorated in delectable chocolate tones with plush mod cons and daily chocolates. Chocolate events at the hotel include chocolate workshops, to learn the history and culinary delights of this sticky dessert; chocolate cooking classes, chocolate weekends and even chocolate shoe workshops, where guests create mini decorative shoes made entirely from chocolate. There are also chocolate parties for the kids.
Chocolate Lovers Paradise Tours, Belgium
We couldn’t mention chocolate breaks without mentioning somewhere in Belgium, home of infamous Belgian sweet chocolate treats. Chocolate Lovers Paradise Tours organise weeklong tours around the country which include a visit to a chocolate museum, chocolate tastings, decorating demonstrations and classes and visits to boutique chocolateirs. The tours start in Brussels and also take in Bruges, before finishing up in Antwerp. Accommodation is in top quality four or five star hotels.
Etruscan Chocohotel, Perugia, Italy
For true chocoholics, try the Etruscan Chocohotel in Perugia Italy, featuring chocolate-inspired rooms decorated in paintings of chocolate and filled with bowls of chocolate drops. The hotel’s restaurant features a full Choco Menu including noodles with cocoa, courgettes and cheese flakes; rabbit with pistachios and chocolate and ricotta cake with chocolate drops and sweet pepper cream. Visit the hotel’s website for updates on chocolate events.
Hershey's Chocolate World and The Hotel Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA
And if you’ve ever fantasised about bathing in chocolate then head to The Hotel Hershey in Pennsylvania USA, where you can relax and indulge in the hotel’s own chocolate spa. Treatments include a whipped cocoa bath, a chocolate bean polish and a chocolate fondue wrap. Other facilities at the hotel include golf, ice skating, tennis, swimming and croquet. There are also many beautiful hiking trails around the area. If you have kids, then take them to nearby Hershey’s Chocolate World where they can enjoy chocolate themed rides and even create their own chocolate bar.
Where better to spend an Easter chocolate break, than one of the first cities that chocolate was brought to Europe by explorers - Barcelona. Discover all about the history of chocolate at the Museu de la Xocolata and see some of the world's best chocolate sculputres made by master chocolatiers. Wander around the streets finding small chocolate shops and boutiques, then relax and indulge in a hot stone chocolate massage at the Six Senses Spa in the Hotel Arts Barcelona. Finish up your break by going for a bite at Espai Sucre, the world's only dessert restaurant, where you can enjoy dishes from a special chocolate menu.