Are you all about chocolate? Is Easter your absolute favourite time of year? When booking a holiday is your first thought, “What is the chocolate like there?” If answered yes to any or all of the above then: Stop. Look. Listen. The experts at Booking.com have rounded up their top 5 chocolate covered travel destinations for the chocolate aficionados of the world. If you need a break and looking for more than just a Kit Kat, then look no further.
Famous for its watches and cheese, Switzerland is also home to some of the world’s most beautiful chocolatiers. Studies have shown that Zurich is one of the most desirable cities to live in worldwide and we have a sneaky suspicion it has something to do with the Confiserie Teuscher. The award-winning house of chocolate has 80 years of experience and only uses the finest ingredients. How does a Dom Perignon Champagne Truffles sound?
TRAVEL TIP Indulge in the best-of-the-best chocolate and then hike it off in the Alps. Or, merely stroll back to the Park Hyatt Zurich.
New York, USA
Not that we need another excuse to travel to the Big Apple, however, it doesn’t hurt that New York is home to Mr Chocolate himself. Jacques Torres Chocolate is an iconic NY attraction. From ice-cream sandwiches to homemade cookies, travellers who drop in are in for a real treat.
TRAVEL TIP Consider staying close to Jacques Torres café in Brooklyn so you can easily go back for seconds. The East Village Apartments are just a short drive away.
If a romantic picnic of macaroons and praline underneath the Eiffel Tower sounds like pure bliss, then Paris is the right destination for you! The French do many things well, and chocolate is no exception. The best place to sample French chocolate is La Maison du Chocolat.
TRAVEL TIP My Home for You Luxury Bed and Breakfast is just a stroll away from the famous Louvre Pyramid and even closer to the deliciousness of La Maison du Chocolat.
New South Wales, Australia
There’s no need to reach for your passport to taste some of the world’s best chocolate. Zokoko has been named ‘Favourite Chocolatier’ by the Good Food Guide and heralds one of the best chocolate crackles going around. Best part? It’s right in our backyard!
TRAVEL TIP Located just a quick 20-minute drive away from Australia’s chocolate expert, Spicers Sangoma Retreat is a secluded hideaway that offers a relaxing getaway.
Everything about the Netherlands is pleasant, especially the chocolate. If you are travelling to Amsterdam and looking for a sweet escape, then make sure to find Puccini Bomboni. Famous for their from-scratch delights and their unique flavour combinations.
TRAVEL TIP Just 700 metres from Puccini Bomboni, art’otel Amsterdam is in the heart of the city and offers guests modern rooms and exceptional facilities.