Vacation should be about indulgence, and no one knows how to pamper your palate quite like a high-end hotel. From decadent dessert spreads to molten-chocolate massages, these sweet treats from luxe lodgings across the map are sure to sate any craving.
This stunning St. Lucia hideaway is a feast for the eyes, what with the sapphire-blue Caribbean Sea, 600 acres of verdant green jungle and the dramatic Pitons all seemingly within arm’s reach.
For an even more satisfying stay, visit during the resort’s Discover Chocolate Festival from December 10 to 15. The celebration of all things cocoa kicks off with a chocolate-themed cocktail party followed by educational and epicurean activities like a tour of the hotel’s Emerald Estate organic farm, a wine and chocolate pairing workshop and a visit to the property’s own chocolate lab to learn how the confection is made.
If you can’t make it to the festival, don’t worry — the tropical retreat offers cocoa-themed activities (bean-to-bar chocolate-making tours and mocha massages) all year long.
There are few more decadent ways to cap off a weekend in the Windy City than with a treat or two plucked from The Chocolate Bar at this Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star hotel. This fall, the sweet-tooth staple gets an upgrade with some tasty new additions.
Alongside Instagram-worthy delights made with ruby chocolate — pink-hued bites like raspberry rose pavlova with ruby cream have been pleasing guests since June — you’ll find mouthwatering morsels featuring Or Noir, an exclusive set of custom milk and dark chocolates developed in collaboration with French confectioner Cacao Barry Or Noir Laboratory.
Paired with a steaming cappuccino, these goodies are just the way to warm up after a chilly Chicago afternoon.
Indulgence is more than just consuming calories at this Four-Star Puerto Vallarta resort, where a caffeine-infused Xocolatl coffee-chocolate body treatment provides all of the benefits (and none of the guilt) typically associated with the treats.
Soak up the energizing effects of a coffee bean exfoliation and chocolate body mask followed by a feel-good bitter chocolate facial — it’s designed to release endorphins.
Complement your saccharine spa day with a flavorful dinner at Mexican fine-dining restaurant Frida, where cocoa plays a supporting role in savory dishes like citrus and berry salad with mint and bittersweet chocolate sauce.
If your sweet tooth still hasn’t had its fill, desserts such as churros with chocolate sauce or chocolate and orange taquitos offer a tempting finale.
Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort
After a day spent horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking through the Tucson desert, a rejuvenating spa day is certainly in order.
As luscious as it is nourishing, this Four-Star retreat’s Better Than Chocolate treatment is a sinful way to rehydrate sun-weary skin. The 110-minute indulgence starts with a Chocolate Truffle Body Wrap, followed by a warm scalp massage and Swedish rubdown.
The refreshing session ends on a sweet note with a parting gift of Hacienda Chocolate Chili Truffles. We recommend savoring these treats while stargazing beside one of the fire pits that dot the rustic property.
Four Seasons Hotel London at Ten Trinity Square
No trip to London would be complete without a classic afternoon tea set. Luckily, this historic Four-Star charmer serves up a regal one.
Inspired by the legendary gems housed in the nearby Tower of London, the Crown Jewels Afternoon Tea features four elegantly presented pastries fit for the queen. Highlights include the five-spice Chantilly-cream-topped almond cookie “crown” and a ruby-hued chocolate and berry tartlet.
If you still crave sugar after these petite sweets, you can return after dinner to peruse the Rotunda Lounge’s decadent dessert menu — the Guanaja chocolate panna cotta is particularly scrumptious.