St Lucia is so beautiful, we really enjoyed our trip here. We spent the first 4 nights of our trip at the Carribbean Blue suite in the Marigot Bay area (which was also lovely - see separate review) before moving on to Hotel Chocolat for our last 2 nights.
The rooms were very nice, modern and clean with some nice touches like delicious complimentary cookies. We especially loved the open roof shower which was totally private yet still gave you the feeling of being outside. No A/C in the room but it wasn't really an issue for us in March, not sure how much warmer it gets.The breakfast here is AMAZING! Great selection of fresh fruit and other hot and cold options, and it's free for hotel guests! Everything we ate was delicious so it would be worth paying for it even if it wasn't included. Cocktails and dinner are also great, but I agree with the other reviewers that the cocoa themed menu is a bit tiresome, especially over a longer stay. We at at Boucan one night, then ventured across the street to Ladera for the next dinner (it was awful!) On our last day we also took part in the Bean to Bar experience which we would highly recommend. Our guide was very passionate and knowledgeable and it was fun to graft our own trees.
All that being said, the property is a bit secluded (not near the main towns or beaches) and there isn't much to do on site other than lounge by the pool, visit the spa, and walk around the beautiful property. I would recommend a stay of 2-3 nights to enjoy the food & the pampering and combine it with a stay elsewhere on the island, preferably with beach access.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover plantation chic - luxury, well-being & stunning natural beauty. Situated high in the hills near Soufriere, set in rainforest & cocoa groves with stunning views of the Piton mountains. A daily transfer is provided for guests to a stunning nearby beach by Hotel Sea Launch. Guests can enjoy trail walks around the cocoa estate, cacao inspired treatments in the spa, relaxation in Club Boucan with its private infinity pool & the exclusive cacao cuisine at Boucan Restaurant & Bar, free laundry service, room additions and Tree to Bean tour. Boucan by Hotel Chocolat offer 2 types of accommodation, both with 4 poster beds, preloaded iPods & docking stations, complimentary wireless, a mini-bar & open sky rainforest showers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Boucan By Hotel Chocolat St. Lucia/Soufriere