Sunsation’s slogan is ‘Bringing you closer to the island and its people’. You can’t get much closer than this with this trip! Come on a ‘tree to bar’ experience with several differences and plenty of time to socialize with your hosts Kim and Lylette.
Crayfish Bay Chocolate
Visit the organic plantation area and hear about the unique social set-up of the the Crayfish Bay Estate. (Nobody is employed). See the only charcoal-fired cocoa bean roaster in the world ( as far as we know).
Learn how beans are dried and turned; then witness an array of mainly low-tech, often home-made apparatus de-shelling, winnowing, and conching the chocolate.
Finally there is relaxation time, with not only chocolate to sample, but also ‘cocoa tea’ (laced if desired with rum); and probably the best chocolate cake you have ever experienced.
This visit is humbling and heartening as it shows what can be achieved with little sophistication, whilst benefiting a hand-to-mouth community. Might this sort of initiative trigger the desperately-needed return to agriculture by young people?
We adjourn to the Wolf Bar, some 25 min drive away, lost in the country. Here: Chill in a hammock while you wait for lunch; or go on a hike to a viewpoint from which you can see the town of Gouyave and the sea. (ca. 50min walk); indulge in some river bathing; and / or prepare lunch. Depending on numbers and individual choice meal options include our local national dish ‘oil-down’ (made by you), or pizza, fish, chicken with rice ‘n peas and steamed local vegetables. Giver your choice at booking.
Required minimum number of guests to confirm the trip: 6 PERSONS