In a prime location on the west coast of St Lucia, Hotel Chocolat is nestled in the grounds of the oldest plantation on the island, the Rabot Estate. A still functioning cocoa plantation, the evidence of the resulting chocolate is everywhere to been seen. Combining with luxurious accommodation, excellent views of the Pitons and the Caribbean Sea, this is where luxury and style come together and create a truly unique and unforgettable resort.
The rooms – aptly named cocoa pods and cocoa pods luxe – are scattered amongst ancient tropical trees and foliage, or raised up above the ground. They offer intimate and lavishly appointed spaces in which to relax and rejuvenate after a day exploring the cocoa groves or simply enjoying the resort facilities and the oversized infinity pool carved out of the rocks.
Occupying such a stunning position on the island, the hotel sits in total harmony with its environment, and as such offers a wealth of activities for nature lovers and those interested in the history and culture of the region. Take part in a cocoa harvest, pick and taste the sun-ripened fruits from the mango, guava and papaya trees, trail hikes and all manner of bird watching. A short drive away lays a classic Caribbean white sandy beach with great access to water sports.
Come the evening the hotel’s signature Boucan restaurant and bar is the coolest place in St Lucia for a pre-dinner cocktail, with Petit Piton silhouetted by the setting sun and all to the soundtrack of atmospheric music. The drinks menu is awash with bellinis, mojitos and rum punches made with ingredients grown on the resort and from far & wide, as well as fine wines from an extensive cellar.
The onsite spa Cocoa Juvenate offers treatments based around traditional techniques and naturally focuses on the rejuvenating effects of natural cocoa, it is a truly delicious experience that will leave you feeling soft and supple, and totally at peace.
Hotel Chocolat really is a resort like none other, on St Lucia or anywhere, and is a perfect place to sample the true Caribbean experience.
With some of the most luxurious and opulent accommodation on the island, with views of the Pitons, furnishings and decorations to enhance the natural feel of the resort and a real sense of peace an tranquillity that pervades the cocoa plantation.
All rooms feature REN toiletries, a pre-loaded ipod and docking station, welcome bottle of prosecco, tea/coffee and chocolate treats refreshed daily, housekeeping, a safe, hair dryer, vanity and sewing kits and free WiFi.
Cocoa Pods - Built around an old Royal Poincianas tree – also called a shak shak for the seeds that go into making percussion instruments. These rooms have views out over Petit Piton and have a relaxed courtyard setting. With a four poster king size bed, lounging sofa and an outdoor rain shower, the pods are spacious and comfortable.
Cocoa Pods Luxe – Raised above the ground, these rooms have commanding views out over both Pitons and benefit from a larger floor space, super king size four poster bed, private veranda, lounging hammocks and a double outdoor rain shower.
Boucan Restaurant - With a spectacular natural backdrop, a style like none other and dishes infused with the delicate flavour of natural cocoa, Boucan is fast becoming one of the premier dining destinations on the island. As guests you’ll have exclusive access and the chance to enjoy it all, whether sipping a chocolate Bellini as the sun sets or diving into the pioneering cocoa cuisine menu.
Striding to use cocoa in new and exciting ways, it emphasises the natural, healthy and exciting harmonies of the ingredient: sometimes using it as a subtle spice, sometimes as a delicate infusion, celebrating its long history in cooking as both savoury and sweet.
Combining these flavours with superb local produce, fish and seafood, the chefs have created an exciting menu of sumptuous starters, main courses and desserts, showcasing everything that cocoa have to offer.
The minimalist design gives breath to your surroundings, from the dramatic soaring roof, to the iconic views of the Pitons, to the theatre kitchen where you can watch the busy team of chefs prepare your dishes.
Climb Gros Piton
Tree to Bar Tour - an exclusive opportunity for guests to get up close and personal with everything to do with growing cocoa and culminates with creating their own chocolate!
Many tours to choose from
Cocoa Juvenate - Offers an exclusive range of wellness therapies. The cacao bean is packed with antioxidants and vital minerals and this bean is used in all lotions and potions, which are freshly made on the estate. Massages are carried out in your room on portable massage tables
No children under the age of 12, due to the steep terrain and positioning of the hotel.