St. Lucia–Beaches, Mountains, and Chocolate


We’ve sort of written a lot about the “romance of place” on Lady Smut. There was Alexa Day’s post on hot airport sex and then Madeline Iva’s post on hotel sex,  just to name a few. I wrote a post not too long ago about Ecuador and recently realized that I promised to write a little about St. Lucia, the other place that CRAVINGS is set. How about hot tropical sex? Beach sex?

Photo by Magnus Braith

Photo by Magnus Braith

Besides the tropical climate and lush scenery and fabulous beaches and sunsets, ( I could go on a bit), Saint Lucia is a huge cacao producer. But one of the things that took hold in my mind when I was researching for CRAVINGS was the chocolate-themed resorts on Saint Lucia. Several high-end resorts are built around that chocolate theme. If that’s not paradise, I don’t know what is.

There is the Boucan resort, which is set on an old Cacao plantation (the Rabot Estate), which has been refurbished into a new plantation, where visitors can participate in the farming.  They call it the “tree to bar experience.: Their website saysThe experience starts with a walk through the estate’s cocoa groves, selecting ripe cocoa pods to cut from the tree and ends  making chocolate bars themselves. The tour includes all the fascinating stages in between – from seedling nursery, fermenting room and sun-drying station to grinding, mixing and lots of tasting!”

If that doesn’t sound like your idea of a vacation, well, there’s always the spa, which has everything from cacao facials and detox body wraps to manicures, pedicures and cacao reflexology. Sounds like a kind of cacao heaven.

And then there is the food. Here’s just a few items from their menu:

Cacao Gazpacho

Lightly Curried Coconut & Cacao Chicken

Tomato, Chilli & Cacao Ravioli

Cacao Crème Brûlée

Rabot Estate Molten Chocolate

Truth be told, I understand the allure of the food and the spa, more than I do the beach. I’m not into the sun. I love listening to the waves, though. But I think it would nice to be on a beach with a hot guy under an umbrella or two. A couple of colorful drinks, with pretty little umbrellas in them, and we are good to go. I

In Virginia, right now, the cold has lost it’s charm. My family and I have had plumbing problems, days off of school and work, and it’s just not been pleasant. Daydreams of St. Lucia might be just want the concierge ordered.

Don’t forget to subscribe to Lady Smut. But the way, check out my book CRAVINGS if you are at all interested in Saint Lucia—along with a few “other” things. Wink.

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6 Comments

  • Madeline Iva
    January 28, 2014 at 9:04 am

    My friends told me about feeding giant sea turtles lettuce on the beach down there in paradise. And I always remember that add with the hammock hanging from a tree that leans out over the freaky blue water. Sigh. My friend also told me about islands near Guam where the snorkling and underwater landscape are the best on planet earth. There’s no technology on the island–no cell phones, no tv’s, etc. (However there are rats that hang out in the little rustic huts you stay in.)

    One day, Liz, one day.

  • Elizabeth Shore
    January 28, 2014 at 10:37 am

    I’m not into the sun, either, or maybe it’s better to say that the sun’s not into me. I have really fair skin that burns, peels, and then maddening never tans but instead – ach! – freckles. So the sun and I stay away from each other. However, I’m with you, Liz. I absolutely love listening to the waves. They have such a hypnotic, calming effect. I envy people who have ocean-facing homes and can hear that sound daily. In any case, a St. Lucia getaway seems lovely. A giant beach umbrella, a stack of books, and a drink with a tiny umbrella in it and I’m set.

  • LizEverly
    January 28, 2014 at 1:09 pm

    And these delicious warming thoughts will help get us through this very cold winter!

  • LizEverly
    January 30, 2014 at 2:01 pm

    Reblogged this on Liz Everly and commented:

    St. Lucia Fantasies

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