We traveled to Boucan the week of May 28th-June 4th and couldn't have asked for a more intimate honeymoon location.
The food was out of this world! Every dish had cocoa included it it, whether it was quite blatant or more subtle, the dishes were stupendous.
The rooms were beautifully arranged with amazing amenities and a very comfy bed. The bathrooms were large with an outrageous shower that can only be describe as "the Best EVER". Every day they would restock the snacks and water in the room and also give the room a nice cleaning which was great. For me, the fact that they use solar power and reuse the water after cleaning it makes it a very responsible resort as well.
The rest of the resort was perfectly maintained with the pool area being big enough for people to not have to sit right on top of one another but also small enough to where you weren't walking a mile to get to the pool or bar. The addition of free games at strategic locations throughout the resort made a relaxing night even better.
The excursions offered through the resort are great as they don't always fill up allowing you some alone time. Which is what happened during the sunset cruise that we took. The boat staff was fun and kept everyone on the edge of their seat with what Tupac or Notorious B.I.G song they would play next!
On a side note, if you get a chance to climb Gros Piton, DO IT! It is well worth the stress and exertion just to get to the top and have that view.
The staff was warm and welcoming, always helpful not matter how many questions you ask them. Some previous reviews discuss the slow pace for getting things or meal service, but what they fail to comprehend is that you are on "Island Time" and you should take time to enjoy where you are and understand that everything is "Irie".
Finally, this resort should really be for those couples that just want to spend time together and not have to worry about the rest of the world. You can go to a Sandals or a larger resort on any other island, but when you are in such a beautiful place like St. Lucia, why not stay at a place where the intimacy to one another and the environment makes everything perfect.
- 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