Hotel Chocolat

The aptly named Hotel Chocolat has the unique property of being located in the middle of the Rabot Estate cacao fields. The hotel pays tribute to the crop that it is built upon throughout all aspects of its business, including the name of the rooms (“pods”), the complimentary features (fresh, local chocolate and coffee), dishes at the Boucan restaurant, tours of the estate and fields, and even the spa treatments. Hotel Chocolat focuses heavily on enhancing the nature around it- not just the cacao fields but also the hiking paths and gorgeous vistas of the Piton peaks and Caribbean Sea.

These all-inclusive cottages are the perfect spot for guests hoping for some after-dinner fun. They feature live entertainment on a varying basis, and there are at least a couple of bars at the cottages to pick from as well.

Positioned in Cocoa Juvenate Spa, 1.6 miles south-southeast of downtown Soufriere, Hotel Chocolat, an all-inclusive property, happily welcomes tourists who are interested in basing their vacation in this neighborhood. It is 1.6 miles south-southeast of the center of Soufrière.


The Hotel Chocolat has 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 verandah with rocking chairs.

All Hotel Chocolat rooms feature free Wi-Fi; safety deposit box; REN toiletries; an iPod with custom playlists to enhance the atmosphere of your room and the estate; iPod docking station, fresh coffee, tea, chocolate, water, and ice each day; hair dryer; housekeeping; a bottle of Hotel Chocolat prosecco, and more. Optional, for-fee features include the Concierge Cabinet minibar and airport shuttles.

In terms of overall merit, we have awarded these cottages a rating of 3 stars.

Below, you can see a listing of this property's in-room amenities.

  • Coffee Maker
  • Private Bath
  • Toilet
  • Bathrobe
  • Shower
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Terrace
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini Bar

Remember that different types of rooms might have different amenities, so if you have a certain requirement for your vacation, check with the cottages for further details.

Activities and Amenities

Most activities in and around Hotel Chocolat 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, or save the trip and enjoy Hotel Chocolat's pool. And of course you can enjoy a session at the CocoaJuvenate, a meal at the Boucan restaurant, or simply lounge and enjoy the view and the peace of the estate.

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 endulging in the natural sulphur spring baths.

Hotel Chocolat has a spa called CocoaJuvenate with unique cacao inspired spa treatments. The spa is located at the Rabot Estate and is elevated to feature breathtaking views of Petit Piton.

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

The following list displays other amenities on this property:

  • Live Entertainment
  • Hiking/Nature Walk

However, since these details tend to change, it's suggested that you call the front desk to make sure the particular activities you have in mind are available. Visit this page to view a comprehensive description about the kinds of recreation and activities that Hotel Chocolat offers.


Hotel Chocolat's 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 inspired by the local crop and features the plant in each of its dishes. 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.

Outside of on-location dining, vacationers hoping to find extra culinary diversity can also consider the region's other nearby dining selections. Hungry guests will discover a limited but good selection of restaurants within traveling distance. It's a good idea to decide which nearby choices your family will enjoy, though Hotel Chocolat does have dining of its own, including Boucan. For more info about dining in this part of town, click here.

Guest Services

Making use of this property's guest services -- including the ones shown below -- can help you make your vacation as enjoyable as possible.

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


There are lots of attractions close to Hotel Chocolat. Some nearby places of interest are Barre de l'Isle Forest Reserve, Barre de L'isle Rain Forest Trail, and River Rock Waterfall. If you plan to do a little lounging in the sand, like most tourists who visit St. Lucia's coast, your itinerary will surely include a side trip to the beach. Jalouise, one of the nearest, is only a short interval off from the cottages.

The cottages are situated near Soufrière, an enjoyable area for sightseers to visit.

To see the full article about what's near Hotel Chocolat, click here.

Contact Info

Location: Cocoa Juvenate Spa, Saint Lucia

General: (800) 757-7132



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