We stayed here for the first 3 nights of our honeymoon in St Lucia.We wanted to stay at this end of the island first to do some of the activities and sight seeing, as most of the sights are located at this end of the island. We were really glad we did this and couldn't have wished for a better hotel to stay at.
The accommodation is based on a cocoa plantation 'the rabot estate' which is very unique and lovely in itself. The surroundings/grounds are beautiful with lots of different types of trees and plants. We stayed in a standard lodge (think it was no.4) and we had beautiful views of the pitons. The lodge itself was incredible and we both instantly loved it as soon as we walked in. It was like living in a luxury treehouse for our stay. We loved the openness of the lodge where the shutters could be opened right out. There was a sofa area which we sat at with the windows open and just simply took in the views and beautiful tranquil surroundings. We had two little birds that visited us regularly and a gheko. We loved this and it really did feel like you were right in the rainforest! The rooms were provided with a mini bar and we also had a complimentary bottle of bubbly, local rum and delicious cookies,high quality chocolate and nuts each day. The bed was absolutely amazing. So comfortable and large and having the mosquito net round the bed was a godsend and you felt completely protected from the bugs whilst sleeping! There was also an iPod with music you could use and a telephone to take with you round the estate in case you needed to contact reception for anything. The highlight of the room for us was the incredible open air shower! It was so big and was just so nice to shower there after a long day in the sun. The bathroom itself was also huge and well equipped with ren products, slippers, dressing gown! Top class and the room was spotlessly clean. Big thank you to our cleaner! There is even a free laundry service on offer if needed and free insect repellant! All these little extras make this place stand out above the rest!
The restaurant is in a lovely setting and it's nice to be able to look out over the amazing views of the pitons whilst eating breakfast and dinner. The food was great quality and really tasty. We were on half board basis. The breakfasts were huge!! You could pick and choose what you wanted off of it or even have the whole lot!!! Fresh fruit, warm muffins, toast, porridge, muesli, smoothies, cooked breakfast! What more could you ask for?! Although the food incorporates chocolate into most of the dishes, it wasn't too overpowering. My fave was the white chocolate infused salad dressing! Yum! All our meals were lovely and very filling. The restaurant does get busy and due to this service could be bit slow, but what's the hurry with that view!
The staff were all very polite and friendly and helped us book some excursions hassle free.
The pool/ lounger area is small but was rarely busy and although the pool was very cold it was nice and refreshing and had a lovely view. You could order food to your lounger too which was great.
We booked onto the chocolate tours (both the free tree to bean tour and then the paid for bean to bar tour). Both were really interesting and we learnt a lot. Cuthbert the guide was very informative and friendly and really is a fantastic asset to the hotel. His knowledge is overwhelming and he is very passionate about what he does which shows. We loved grafting our own cocoa tree and mixing/tasting our own chocolate! We would highly recommend these tours!
The spa was nice and I had a great chocolate massage.
All in all we had an amazing stay here, great location, fantastic accommodation, setting and food. Would love to return. Really recommend doing what we did and stay for 3-4 nights if you want a good mix of activities and relaxation as we found this worked really well spending 3 nights here then 7 near a beach on other side of the island. We did think 3-4 days was just right for us here and if were here longer may have become a bit fed up with the chocolatey food. Having said that if you book to stay for 7 nights we are sure you won't be disappointed! How could you be in such a great place with all it's perks! Thank you Boucan Hotel Chocolat for a great start to our honeymoon :0) we loved our stay!
- 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