Boucan by Hotel Chocolat

Boucan by Hotel Chocolat

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539 Reviews

The delicious home of Hotel Chocolat®

Towering 1000 feet above sea level, Boucan by Hotel Chocolat commands stunning views of the Caribbean Sea and the paradise views St Lucia has to offer including its famous Pitons. An exclusive adults only resort, lodges are nestled within the jungle landscape giving both privacy and intimacy to your luxury getaway. The hotel lies within the world-famous Rabot Estate cocoa plantation so chocolate lovers will of course be in their element; included in every stay is a bean to bar experience. Get the chance to create your very own chocolate bar, from the beginning stages of tasting the cocoa beans to de-shelling, creating the recipe and finally pouring out your very own bar giving you a fantastic once in a lifetime opportunity. 

The experiences at Boucan by Hotel Chocolat doesn't just stop at chocolate creating, head out onto the glistening Caribbean Sea for adventures at sea. The hotel's Boucanier boat provides sunset cruises, whale and dolphin watching to underwater adventures. However, if you like to keep yourself within the resort there is plenty on offer including the spa and dining at the hotel's signature restaurant - which uses a secret ingredient in all its dishes, you guessed it - chocolate. 

  • A bean to bar chocolate making experience included in every stay
  • Dine at the restaurant where cocoa is used in every delicious dish
  • Hop aboard the hotel's Boucanier boat for a sunset cruise
  • Enjoy privacy in luxury lodge accommodation

Top Tips from our Experts


Destination Executive

"The adventures on the resort's Boucanier boat are very popular and get booked up quickly. We recommend speaking to your destination specialist to pre-book yours for your stay to avoid disappointment". 

Hotel Features

Hotel Category


Location Type

Away from it all
  • Check-in Time:
  • Check-out Time:
  • 14 rooms
  • Due to steep terrain, the hotel cannot accommodate wheelchairs or children so only permits guests aged 18 years and over

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Boutique
  • Eco-friendly
  • Hidden gem
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive
  • Full Board
  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast
Location Highlights

Boucan by Hotel Chocolat

  • Away from it all
  • Approx. 40 minutes from Hewanorra International Airport
  • Situated on the famous Rabot Estate and cocoa plantation
  • Stunning views of the towering Pitons
  • Nestled within the jungle-like terrain
539 Reviews 94% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 385
  • Very Good 114
  • Average 26
  • Poor 11
  • Terrible 3

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness


Jul 13, 2018

Gorgeous!!!!! Dream wedding location!

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

WOW! We had a beautiful dream wedding here at the Ridge (the ceremony area with a full on view of the pitons!). I can't thank Lorna and Judy and the kind staff enough for their awesome job planning, emailing, working with me, etc etc etc!!! The whole hotel is serenity in a nutshell, gorgeous luxe lodge rooms (again, please splurge on this room as other guests reviewed here too, the views are just amazing and overtly worth it). The only thing I have to mention is you will be with the elements in your room – quite hot/sweaty, mosquitoes, bees sometimes, the lizards and birds (but those were great in the room actually!!). I had to bug spray myself to sleep even though there is a mosquito net. I hate to sound like a diva but it was a bit difficult to sleep in the warmth of the end of May/June. However, the pool view, the tranquility and everything else, the drinks, the food, the people, the cool hiking trails, the cocoa experience, all made up for this. When I say that it means a lot because I really get eaten alive by mosquitoes even being from Miami, FL and never get used to it. hehe. The set up of our private dinner for us newlyweds by the pool was oh so wonderful, thank you to Lorna and staff again and the food is so innovative and wow, delicious. Perfect for the discerning foodie as well!! I also might add that I read these reviews on here and followed lots of advice, including someone who commented about Daniel Marcion of It's my Wedding Belle photography....needless to say, thank god I read that review because I hired him for my wedding and WOW he is amazing. He knows all the best spots at Boucan and beyond. So if you are doing a wedding here or anywhere in St. Lucia, please look him up. Just wow!
Jul 04, 2018

First Vacation (without kids)

Perfection. Food was excellent, even if we didn't know what we were ordering. Open style lodge made for great sleep with the noises of the rainforest. Locals were all super helpful and inviting. Chocolate in everything and anything....make sure you get dessert and rum before you go! The nightly turn down service made for all the romantic vibes and bugs or mosquitos were never an issue. We also hiked Gros Piton and went to the hot springs while we were there. Many things were accessible from our area.
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Tree to bar experience

Head out into the famous Rabot Estate and discover cocoa like never before. Begin with a walk through the estate and the cocoa groves, selecting ripe cocoa beans to harvest right from the tree that will end up in your own chocolate bar. The experience focuses on the less tasty but equally as fascinating stages including; cocoa seedling, fermenting to grinding and mixing.

Bean to bar experience

Included in every stay and a unique selling point of the hotel is its bean to bar experience. This is your chance to become a chocolatier for the day and learn the skills and the processes involved in making your very own sweet treat. Enjoy the tastes of the cocoa beans, see it through to de-shelling and grinding before being able to mix and pour to make your chocolate bar as individual as you.

Boucanier adventures

St Lucia has a dramatic and stunning jagged emerald green coastline. Appreciate this from the sea on the resort's Boucanier on one of their regular trips. Enjoy a trip to the beaches of Pigeon Island or Marigot Bay or head out on a sunset cruise, whale and dolphin watching trip or an underwater exploration. Many of these boat trips are not included and will require pre-booking and are at an additional charge.

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Room Types

Lodges & Luxe Lodges


The resort has six lodges, located around the garden courtyard and boasting views of the Petit Piton and feature a four poster king-size bed, lounge sofa and an open-sky rainforest shower.

Luxe Lodges

In a more elevated position, these eight Luxe Lodges have views of both Pitons and the Caribbean Sea. Larger in size they are 750 square feet, featuring a private verandah with sun loungers, super king-size four poster bed.   

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
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Food & Drink

Boucan Restaurant

The exclusive and delicious cacao cuisine coupled with the stunning setting and vista has made Boucan Restaurant one of the most popular dining destinations on the island. Of course, the cocoa grown in the Rabot Estate is the biggest inspiration to the menu and can be found even in a refreshing Cacao Bellini. The hotel is open to guests and to the public so reservations are recommended, also due to members of the public being allowed, children may be dining in the restaurant even though the resort is adults only. Breakfast: 07:00 - 10:00 Lunch: 12:00 - 15:00 Dinner: 18:00 - 21:30 The bar is open until 23:00 however, in-house guests are welcome to stay later

Board Basis Options

All Inclusive

Booking an all inclusive lodge or luxe lodge includes:

Food: Daily breakfast, three course a la carte lunch and dinner at the hotel's famous restaurant and Club Boucan snacks on the pool deck

Drinks: House wines by the glass, cocktails, premium brand spirits by the glass and soft drinks including water, fresh juices and tea/coffee. 

Activities: Wi-Fi, a bean to bear experience tour, one spa treatment per couple and one couple's boat excursion (weather permitting) 

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Special Offers

Free night offer

Free Night Offer

Stay 4 nights and pay for 3

Stay 5 nights and pay for 4

Stay 7 nights and pay for 5 

Stay 10 nights and pay for 7 

Saturday, January 6, 2018 to Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Offer ends in 70 days

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