Boucan by Hotel Chocolat

Located on the Rabot Estate cacao fields, the entirety of the hotel is inspired by cacao, including the name of the rooms (“pods”), complimentary local chocolate and coffee, and even the spa treatments. Boucan by Hotel Chocolat heavily focuses on enhancing the nature around it through many features of the business.

These all-inclusive cottages are a great option for guests hoping for something to do in the evening. They offer live entertainment at times, and there are at least a couple of bars on-site you can visit after dinner as well.

Located in Cocoa Juvenate Spa, 1.6 miles south-southeast of downtown Soufriere, Boucan by Hotel Chocolat, an all-inclusive property, offers a warm welcome to guests who are interested in staying in this neighborhood or nearby. It is 1.6 miles south-southeast of the center of Soufrière.

Accommodations

There are two different type of rooms. The standard Cocoa Pods are 450 square-feet with a four poster king bed, lounging sofa, and open-sky rainforest shower. These rooms are build around a courtyard with an old Royal Poincianas tree and have great views of either the Petit Piton mountain or the courtyard and oasis water features.

The Cocoa Pods Luxe rooms are 750 square-feet and are elevated to create incredible views of the two island peaks and the Caribbean Sea. In addition, the Luxe pods have King size beds, a lounge with two chaise lounge day beds, granite countertops, open-sky rainforest shower, and veranda with rocking chairs.

All rooms feature REN toiletries, an iPod with custom playlists set on an iPod docking station to enhance the atmosphere of your room, a bottle of Hotel Chocolat prosecco, and more. Optional features include the Concierge Cabinet minibar and airport shuttles are offered for a fee.

These cottages have been awarded a 3 star rating, based on numerous measures, including on-site features and overall experience.

Below, you'll find this location's in-room amenities.

  • Coffee Maker
  • Private Bath
  • Open-Sky Shower
  • Toilet
  • Bathrobe
  • Shower
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • King Bed
  • Terrace
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini Bar

Call the cottages if you require specific amenities, if it's a high priority for you.

Activities and Amenities

Most activities in and around the hotel accentuate the natural wonder of the cacao groves, rainforest, mountains, and beaches. One of the highlights of the hotel is the ability to explore the cacao groves, whether as a part of a tour or on your own. You'll also be able to sample everything grown on the estate right off of the tree including the cacao, mango, papaya, guava, soursop, breadfruit, and banana.

There are plenty of great hiking trails around the hotel worth exploring, including one that leads to the top of Rabot Ridge for possibly the best view imaginable. History buffs might prefer to walk to the historic site of the Battle of Rabot where an expert will expound upon it. A short drive away, the beautiful beaches of Saint Lucia offer lounging, swimming, kayaking, sailing, diving, and more.

There are also a variety of tours around the island that you can partake in beyond the tour of the Rabot Estate itself. For those looking for an active afternoon in nature, guided options include the climb of the Piton peaks, drive through the local volcano, zip-line over the rainforest canopy, or deep sea fishing. For those who want to relax outside of the comfort of the hotel, options include sailing and indulging in the natural sulphur spring baths.

CocoaJuvenate Spa is located within the hotel, hosting unique cacao inspired spa treatments and is elevated to feature breathtaking views of Petit Piton. The spa has four therapy rooms and a variety of treatments, but the highlight here is the Full Cacao massage. A light exfoliation from cacao nibs progresses into a full body massage with cacao oil and butter, designed to promote relaxation and rejuvenation. If a couple books six or more nights at the hotel, they will be given a free massage.

When the sun goes down and you are no longer able to explore the trails around the Rabot Estate or simply stand in awe of the extraordinary views, for your enjoyment are the dinner theater, dancing, a mini-steel band, and the bar and restaurant of the Boucan.

The list below shows other general amenties at this location:

  • Live Entertainment
  • Wi Fi Internet Access
  • Hiking/Nature Walk

To make sure the particular activities you have in mind are available, don't hesitate to contact the location because these details are often in flux. Visit this page to go to an in-depth article about the specific activities and recreation opportunities that Boucan by Hotel Chocolat offers.

Food

The on-site restaurant, Boucan, is open to guests and the public. As you might expect from a restaurant located in the middle of a cacao estate, the menu is heavily inspired by the local crop. This “Cacao Cuisine,” as it is being called, isn't simply dripping in chocolate; the cacao bean is carefully utilized in a variety of ways, typically to add a subtle sweet or savory accent and bring out the true flavor in a dish. The restaurant is designed to enhance the extraordinary vistas that surround it, being nestled in the Piton peaks, by featuring a roof inspired by the canopy of the cacao trees and a high platform for 360 degree views of the surrounding nature. Boucan is open for all meals and for nightly cocktails and the dress code is smart/ casual, though it is elegant enough where more formal clothing isn't out of place.

Besides dining options on-location, those hoping for more culinary variety should also take into account some of the area's other nearby eateries. Guests looking for a bite to eat will encounter a limited but good selection of restaurants within reach. It may be helpful to find out which nearby restaurants are worth visiting, though Boucan Hotel Chocolat does have dining of its own, including Boucan. Click here for a more detailed discussion about food in this area.

Guest Services

The property's guest services -- including the ones seen below -- may help you stay stress free and relaxed while visiting St. Lucia.

  • Maid Service
  • Express Check In
  • Tour Desk
  • Airport Shuttle
  • Express Check Out

Nearby

Guests will encounter numerous attractions located within a short distance of Boucan Hotel Chocolat. Plan a vacation outing to some of the closest attractions like Barre de l'Isle Forest Reserve, Barre de L'isle Rain Forest Trail, and River Rock Waterfall. If you're like many travelers who visit St. Lucia, your vacation would be incomplete without a few hours at the beach. Fortunately, Jalouise is only a quick hike off from the cottages.

The cottages are in the vicinity of Soufrière, an interesting part of the island for tourists to explore.

To see the full article about what you'll find near the property, click here.

Contact Info

Location: Soufrière, Saint Lucia

General: (800) 757-7132

Website: http://thehotelchocolat.com/

 

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