Boucan by Hotel Chocolat St Lucia (Rabot Estate), Caribbean

“Contemporary hotel in a cocoa plantation. Rooms have dark wood furniture, modern four poster beds and sumptuous bathrooms. Outdoor infinity pool, gardens, spa and terrace. Excellent cocoa based menu, and great bar. Ideal for those wanting a slice of urban chic, off the beaten track.”

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“Boucan by Chocolat is situated amid the 140 acre Rabot Estate, St Lucia's oldest Cacao plantation. Accommodation has been been created in fourteen wooden clad lodges and luxe lodges, which blend beautifully into their rainforest surroundings. But despite their "back to nature appearance", once inside they feel almost like a New York loft, with airy bedrooms and luxuriously appointed shower rooms! Beds are four poster and draped in muslin. Luxe Lodges benefit from huge verandahs furnished with his and hers sun loungers and stunning views over Petit Piton (the perfect place for sundowners), plus the bathrooms have the biggest rainforest showers imaginable! Great additional touches are fully loaded iPods, complimentary ear plugs (to block out the noise of the tree frogs), home made cookies and a bottle of Chairman's Rum punch (the perfect sunset accompaniement). Food is a real feature here, with many dishes heavily influenced by the Cacao theme. Some may not be to everyone's taste, but many are a revelation. Cocktails too, have the same influence - think cacao bellinis and martinis. The lack of beach may be disappointing to those who like to dip a toe in the sea, but the hotel provides shuttles to and from the beach every day. If you can't be bothered to move from the hotel, take your book and chill out by the stunning black quartz infinity pool or indulge in a treatment at the Cocoa Rejuvenate Spa. Definitely find time for the Tree to Bar experience - it's hugely informative, you get to graft your own cocoa plant and then make your own chocolate!”

Written by  Sarah Empson

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Facilities

Rooms with balcony/terrace
Bar
Great range of cocktails, many with a cocoa vibe
Parking
Towelling robes
Safe
Sauna/Steam
Massage
Sit-out Terrace
Restrictions on children
Children over 12 welcome
Free wifi
Wifi
Gym
Swimming Pool
Stunning outdoor infinity pool
Restaurant
With views over the Pitons, serving delicious food with a cocoa twist!
Spa
Cacao Rejuvenated spa offers a wide range of treatments including massage, facials & much more
Four poster beds

Activities

Sailing
Cooking classes
Tree to Bar class, which starts with guests cutting cacao pods and ends with creating chocolate bars and truffles
Learning
The Tree to Bean talk with planters - learn the history of chocolate in St. Lucia, and graft and tag your own tree
Snorkelling
Golf
Fishing
Great walks
Great walks from the door through the Cacao groves and rainforest
Sights nearby
The sulphur spring volcano is a short walk away
Scuba course
Wildlife Area
The cocoa estate is also home to rare, ancient trees, which are of significant scientific and historic interest
Kayaking

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14 rooms from $450 per night

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Recommended for

Views
Stunning views over St Lucia's famous Pitons
Back to Nature
Learn about where chocolate comes from, walk through the forests and take sailing trips
Hideaway
Romantic Break
Honeymoons

Activities

Sailing
Cooking classes
Tree to Bar class, which starts with guests cutting cacao pods and ends with creating chocolate bars and truffles
Learning
The Tree to Bean talk with planters - learn the history of chocolate in St. Lucia, and graft and tag your own tree
Snorkelling
Golf
Fishing
Great walks
Great walks from the door through the Cacao groves and rainforest
Scuba course
Wildlife Area
The cocoa estate is also home to rare, ancient trees, which are of significant scientific and historic interest
Kayaking
Sights nearby
The sulphur spring volcano is a short walk away

Other highlights

Rooms with balcony/terrace
Eco
The staff composts, recycles waste water and uses solar power
Free wifi
Sit-out Terrace
Colonial
Restrictions on children
Children over 12 welcome
Organic food
Four poster beds
Gym
Chic
Restaurant
With views over the Pitons, serving delicious food with a cocoa twist!
Spa
Cacao Rejuvenated spa offers a wide range of treatments including massage, facials & much more
Quirky
Luxury
Contemporary
On an island
Beach nearby
It's a drive to the beach: there's a daily free shuttle service to the white sands of Anse des Pitons at Sugar Beach

Hotel size

14 rooms
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