This was part of an all day excursion from our Sandals hotel, called the Chocolate Decadence tour-we were told it was a new tour and after having cancelled with another tour company from the day before due to them being an hour late, I was nervous. From the start of the tour; pickup from our hotel was on time and the driver was courteous. We arrived at marina and boarded a catamaran (I was really nervous to get sea sick but the captain was a pro) we sailed around the island until we reached Soufriere. We and 1 other couple were driven to Hotel Chocolat where we were greeted by the wait staff and told to select food we would like as our lunch after the Chocolate plantation tour. We were then taken to a pre arranged area where we met Chef Ron who began to teach us all about making chocolate, we learned a lot and even had the chance to make our own chocolate bars. It was hard work! Afterwards the Chef took us to the restuarant where he personally assisted the staff in preparing the BEST meal I had on the island. I am a super picky eater and typically only eat healthy food. The food was TO DIE FOR! The desert was AMAZING! This is a MUST DO when in St Lucia.
After a very relaxing lunch that was set amidst the beautiful greenery and Piton mountains, we were driven to the famous mud baths and hot water springs. We toured the Sulpher springs and then were driven back to the dock where a catamaran was waiting to take us Snorkeling in between the Magestic Pitons & finished off with a sunset cruise back to our side of the country.
Such a great day! For 1st timers and return guests, I HIGHLY recommend this tour-if you don't want a full day, DO NOT miss the tour of Hotel Chocolat. Thanks again Chef Ron! You rock!
XO, The cool people from Las Vegas ;o)
- 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