St Lucia’s Cap Maison may just offer the best food on the island

From the picturesque Pitons to the stunning scenery, from the soothing calm of the beaches to the electric energy of capital Castries, St Lucia is one of the Caribbean’s genuine jewels.

It’s also home to some of the islands’ best food and, in Cap Maison, one of the islands’ best hotels. And, thanks to a new programme called “Taste The Flavours of the Caribbean”, those two are coming together in a more potent mix than ever before.

 It’s a series of holiday packages that celebrates the best of St Lucia’s produce and cuisine, both at the hotel and nearby. These include things such as the Bean to Bar Experience at Hotel Chocolat’s Plantation, where guests will learn how cacao becomes chocolate and make their own bar from scratch. If that doesn’t appeal (are you dead?), there’s always a tour of Castries Market with Cap Maison’s executive chef Craig Jones, followed by a private cooking class in your suite with the ingredients you selected and haggled over.

And if that doesn’t appeal (seriously, we’re worried about you now), there’s also the Gros Islet “Jump Up” street party – where thousands of locals fire up barbecues to grill fish, the rum flows freely, and the music and dancing runs to the early hours – or a rum distillery visit. And if they don’t appeal (and, frankly, if that’s the case, you’re dead to us now), there are even more experiences available, from which you can tailor make your own stay at this rather spectacular hotel.

For further details and bookings take a look at their website.