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Boucan by Hotel Chocolat

The delicious home of Hotel Chocolat®

Towering 1000 feet above sea level, Boucan by Hotel Chocolat commands stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and the paradise views St Lucia has to offer including its famous Pitons. An exclusive adults only resort, lodges are nestled within the jungle landscape giving both privacy and intimacy to your luxury getaway. The hotel lies within the world-famous Rabot Estate cocoa plantation so chocolate lovers will of course be in their element; included in every stay is a bean to bar experience. Get the chance to create your very own chocolate bar, from the beginning stages of tasting the cocoa beans to de-shelling, creating the recipe and finally pouring out your very own bar giving you a fantastic once in a lifetime opportunity. 

The experiences at Boucan by Hotel Chocolat doesn't just stop at chocolate creating, head out onto the glistening Caribbean Sea for adventures at sea. The hotel's Boucanier boat provides sunset cruises, whale and dolphin watching to underwater adventures. However, if you like to keep yourself within the resort there is plenty on offer including the spa and dining at the hotel's signature restaurant - which uses a secret ingredient in all its dishes, you guessed it - chocolate. 

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Hotel Category
Indulgent
Location Type
Away from it all
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 626 Reviews
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Hotel highlights

  • A bean to bar chocolate making experience included in every stay
  • Dine at the restaurant where cocoa is used in every delicious dish
  • Hop aboard the hotel's Boucanier boat for a sunset cruise
  • Enjoy privacy in luxury lodge accommodation

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    15:00
  • Check-out Time:
    12:00
  • 14 rooms
  • Due to steep terrain, the hotel cannot accommodate wheelchairs or children so only permits guests aged 18 years and over

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Boutique
  • Eco-friendly
  • Hidden gem
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive
  • Full Board
  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Boucan by Hotel Chocolat

  • Away from it all
  • Approx. 40 minutes from Hewanorra International Airport
  • Situated on the famous Rabot Estate and cocoa plantation
  • Stunning views of the towering Pitons
  • Nestled within the jungle-like terrain
626 Reviews 94% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 455
  • Very Good 126
  • Average 31
  • Poor 11
  • Terrible 3

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Dec 04, 2019

A real treat

Cuckfield, United Kingdom

We went here for lunch for my birthday while on a self-catering holiday in various Caribbean islands. What a treat. The setting was amazing. Service good. Food was delicious, not a novelty menu as I was worried it might be, but just tasty really well prepared food. Thoroughly recommend the restaurant and just wish the hotel was in our budget! It was great to get to sample the place even if just as a restaurant guest
Nov 26, 2019

A must do tour

Bedford, United Kingdom

Amazing story behind this place and well worth the visit. I am disabled and being built on the side of a volcano you can’t expect easy access however the staff made every effort to ensure we had an enjoyable visit. I didn’t realise making chocolate by hand was so energetic and energy sapping but it was well worth tasting the finished product.
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Facilities

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Tree to bar experience

Head out into the famous Rabot Estate and discover cocoa like never before. Begin with a walk through the estate and the cocoa groves, selecting ripe cocoa beans to harvest right from the tree that will end up in your own chocolate bar. The experience focuses on the less tasty but equally as fascinating stages including; cocoa seedling, fermenting to grinding and mixing.

Cocoa

Bean to bar experience

Included in every stay and a unique selling point of the hotel is its bean to bar experience. This is your chance to become a chocolatier for the day and learn the skills and the processes involved in making your very own sweet treat. Enjoy the tastes of the cocoa beans, see it through to de-shelling and grinding before being able to mix and pour to make your chocolate bar as individual as you.

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Boucanier adventures

St Lucia has a dramatic and stunning jagged emerald green coastline. Appreciate this from the sea on the resort's Boucanier on one of their regular trips. Enjoy a trip to the beaches of Pigeon Island or Marigot Bay or head out on a sunset cruise, whale and dolphin watching trip or an underwater exploration. Many of these boat trips are not included and will require pre-booking and are at an additional charge.

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Room Types

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Lodges & Luxe Lodges

Lodges

The resort has six lodges, located around the garden courtyard and boasting views of the Petit Piton and feature a four poster king-size bed, lounge sofa and an open-sky rainforest shower.

Luxe Lodges

In a more elevated position, these eight Luxe Lodges have views of both Pitons and the Caribbean Sea. Larger in size they are 750 square feet, featuring a private verandah with sun loungers, super king-size four poster bed.   

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
Boucan by Hotel Chocolat

Food & Drink

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Boucan Restaurant

The exclusive and delicious cacao cuisine coupled with the stunning setting and vista has made Boucan Restaurant one of the most popular dining destinations on the island. Of course, the cocoa grown in the Rabot Estate is the biggest inspiration to the menu and can be found even in a refreshing Cacao Bellini. The hotel is open to guests and to the public so reservations are recommended, also due to members of the public being allowed, children may be dining in the restaurant even though the resort is adults only. Breakfast: 07:00 - 10:00 Lunch: 12:00 - 15:00 Dinner: 18:00 - 21:30 The bar is open until 23:00 however, in-house guests are welcome to stay later

Board Basis Options

All Inclusive

Booking an all inclusive lodge or luxe lodge includes:

Food: Daily breakfast, three course a la carte lunch and dinner at the hotel's famous restaurant and Club Boucan snacks on the pool deck

Drinks: House wines by the glass, cocktails, premium brand spirits by the glass and soft drinks including water, fresh juices and tea/coffee. 

Activities: Wi-Fi, a bean to bear experience tour, one spa treatment per couple and one couple's boat excursion (weather permitting) 

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