A chocolate factory has just opened at Nihiwatu Resort, Indonesia

A chocolate factory has just opened at Nihiwatu Resort, Indonesia

Sweet vacay

Text: Rachel Au

Just another reason to stay at Nihiwatu in Sumba, Indonesia - unless you don’t love chocolate (which is impossible)

It's probably the closest you'll ever get to visiting Charlie's Chocolate Factory, except it's called Chris and Charly's Chocolate Factory and it's part of the No. 1 Hotel in the World (as voted Travel + Leisure). Through Nihiwatu's own chocolate factory, Chris Burch, owner of Nihiwatu, and Charly Esperito have invited the Sumbanese to work together and promote the use of local cacao and coconut palm sugar as the main ingredients.

Nihiwatu Chocolate Factory

Chris and Charly's Chocolate Factory will offer guests unrestricted access to both the factory and playground where the former will produce three types of chocolate bars: 65% Milk Chocolate Almonds and Raisins, 70% Dark Chocolate and 85% Dark Chocolate.

Nihiwatu Chocolate Factory

They will be available for purchase at the Nihiwatu Gift Shop with contributing profits to The Sumba Foundation. 

Nihiwatu Chocolate Factory

For more info, visit Nihiwatu's website.


Related stories:

Stephanie Chai on her top 5 beautiful resorts around the world

Get away: 4 luxurious Malaysian resorts for your next staycation

4 Travel destinations for a family vacation this year