A few miles on motorbike away from Candidasa we followed the path down chocolate way till we reached the sea.
We arrived at Bali Chocolate, where we heard the owners gave a tour and chocolate tastings. On that day though, it was deserted and the staff said they’d gone away for a religious holiday. Our faces must have looked sad because the workers brought out the sampling trays and gave us yummy chocolate tastings. I’m not a chocoholic but the chocolate bars were delicious.
Here at Bali Chocolate they also produce an organic coconut palm syrup-100% natural taken from the nectar of local coconut trees and bottled on site. We bought some and now had the perfect excuse to eat pancakes and french toast all the time.
The location is dreamy- the deserted black beaches were the perfect backdrop to have a nice ride on a gigantic tree swing the owners have erected on site.
A few of the women were sitting in a little house off to the side of the smurf cottage labeling home made soaps. Sweetly scented soaps were being wrapped by loving hands while their children played on the floor as they worked. They all looked so happy. I bet the women took turns on the tree swing all the time.
We left with bags full of soaps, chocolate bars, and coconut syrup. A perfect day in an idyllic paradise. When you make your way to the quiet side of Bali, be sure to stop by for a ride on the tree swing at Bali Chocolate with a piece of chocolate in your mouth.