by Shayne Rodriguez Thompson
Boucan Hotel is located in the Saint Lucian rainforest, amongst the cacao groves surrounding the oldest plantation on the island. Accommodations are modern, lodge-style rooms, all equipped with a pre-loaded iPod and docking station, freshly ground coffee, tea, chocolates, water and ice. Because of the hotel’s mountainside location 1,000 feet above sea level, only children 12 and older are permitted.
The hotel features an outdoor swimming pool and sundeck, a spa and a restaurant and bar serving cuisine and cocktails inspired by the surrounding cacao groves. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Room service is also available. Each day, the hotel provides shuttle service directly to Jalousie Beach, which is complimentary at set times or can be personalized for a fee. A daily hot breakfast, a welcome cocktail, tours of the cocoa nursery and cocoa groves, parking and Wi-Fi are all offered free of charge. Airport transfers and tour/excursion assistance of available.
Our Editor Loves
- Lodge-style accommodations
- Complimentary breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
My husband and I were there in March . I have been meaning to write a review... We Loved Hotel Chocolat. We stayed in a luxe lodge. We enjoyed having no air conditioning and coexisting with nature for a week. We had a couple geckos in our room but we enjoy seeing them. The service and the food were wonderful. I especially enjoyed the breakfast .It was a 15 minute bus ride to the beach but the charm of the hotel was worth it. Also the pool was beautiful. We recommend the cocoa tour right on the hotel grounds. One of the most unique places we have stayed.
This hotel is a must stay place. We stayed for 2 nights at the start of our St Lucia holiday. We had a deluxe lodge with a great view of Petit Piton. The infinity pool with honest bar was lovely. With only 14 lodges at present the feel is very chilled and the service was fantastic. The food with its chocolate bias was lovely. We did the bean to bar tour which was really good. We also did a walk through the estate to the volcano and up to the ridge for more fantastic views. Little touches like cookies and truffles in your room were wonderful. The whole estate ethos of organic food, and supporting the local economy was great too. We would definitely go out of our way to stay here again.