Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine January 2019 - Page 572

No need to wait . . . See Cocoa Pods becoming Chocolate In many places throughout St. Lucia there are cocoa trees whose pods encase magical beans, the source of delectable chocolate millions find so appealing. Historic places like Fond Doux plantation and Morne Coubaril will show visitors how the cocoa beans are dried and processed. Other places like Hotel Chocolat have complete “Tree to Bean” and “Bean to Bar” tours which are popular with visitors to the island. So, if you are a lover of chocolate, St. Lucia can provide a full chocolate experience. You can get married on your St. Lucian vacation Getting married in St. Lucia is an attractive option for many couples as you can apply for a marriage license upon arrival and there need not be a waiting period. For US$204, you can have your marriage license on the same day. Standard documentation is required: ■ Passport ■ Birth Certificate ■ A deed poll (if a name has been changed) ■ Decree absolute (if one of the party is divorced) ■ A sworn affidavit of consent stamped by a notary public if one of the parties is under age 18 ■ A death certificate of first spouse (in the case of a widow/widower) ■ An authenticated translation if required documents are not in English