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Rabot Hotel From Hotel Chocolat

Rabot Estate, Soufriere St. Lucia
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#5 of 13 hotels in Soufriere
2021 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Set 1,000 feet above the Caribbean Sea, with breath taking views of Saint Lucia’s Piton Mountains, Rabot Hotel is a space where the sounds of nature replace the noise of day-to-day life, stimulating and inspiring relaxation like nowhere else on Earth. Comprising an open-air restaurant, bar, spa and 14 luxury lodges, here you’ll find a sense of freedom as you reconnect with nature; sustainably living, eating and prioritising your wellness. Previously known as Boucan (the Creole word for a traditional cacao drying shed), the hotel is re-opening under a new name: Rabot Hotel, paying homage to the grounds of the beautiful cacao Rabot estate it resides in since 1745, an organic, sustainable 140-acre cacao farm on the Caribbean island of Saint Lucia. As cacao growers, Hotel Chocolat use every part of their cacao harvests in their Rabot restaurant and Cacao Bar; from the lychee-like pulp to the nutty, buttery nibs, nothing goes to waste. Serving contemporary dishes influenced by the West Indies and Britain, roasted cacao beans feature as a subtle savoury spice and garnish – as well as the rich, deep heart of desserts. Elsewhere, cacao is used for wellness treatments at the Estate’s open-air rejuvenation area. Using fresh ingredients that are gathered each morning – banana leaves, peppermint leaves and cacao nibs – its Cacao Massages are some of the best you'll experience. Blending into the verdant greenery via inside-outside structures, each of the Estate’s lodges brings guests face-to-face with the primordial beauty of the rainforest and Hotel Chocolat’s Rabot Estate cacao farm. Drawing on Hotel Chocolat’s expertise as a chocolatier and cacao grower, Rabot Estate Hotel offers guests the opportunity to discover cacao like never before. Beginning with a walk through the cacao farm and ending with crafting your very own chocolate bar, Hotel Chocolat’s Tree-to-Bar Experience covers all the fascinating stages of making your own chocolate, from fermenting and sun-drying the cacao to grinding, mixing and more – with plenty of tasting in-between… Taking a self-guided stroll through the 140-acre Estate’s valleys and cotes or setting your yoga mat down in the forest surrounding your lodge are also actively encouraged. Leave the headphones behind; exotic birdsong provides the only meditative soundtrack you’ll need. Accommodation at Rabot Hotel is a unique blend of Saint Lucian charm and sleek contemporary style. All rooms are positioned to catch the cooling breeze and are furnished with premium luxury and comfort in mind – and the views are to die for. There are two types of accommodation, both with 4 poster beds, Ceiling fans, Complimentary wireless, Mini-bar & Open sky rainforest showers.
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Mark S wrote a review Yesterday
London, United Kingdom85 contributions69 helpful votes
Rabot Estate is a wonderful, relaxing, hotel with incredible views over the Pitons. We stayed in a Luxe Lodge for 4 nights as a part of our honeymoon and it was absolutely the experience we hoped it would be. Tranquil, spacious and calm during the day. The nighttime bugs take some getting used to, but a decent set of earplugs will help. Just don't leave the lights on if you don't want uninvited moths! Highly recommend taking an afternoon to sit by the infinity pool, grab some cocktails and just stare at the Pitons. We'd taken a trip to the Market in the morning and one of the chefs kindly whipped us up an amazing snack out of the ingredients we brought back. That's the sort of service all of the staff provide - they're all great. Dinner at the restaurant is a must, so are the spa treatments, as are the various experiences on the attached plantation.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Brit98 wrote a review Nov 25
Beccles, United Kingdom115 contributions140 helpful votes
The hotel is 1000' up in the rainforest with the most spectacular view of one of the Pitons from the restaurant and pool area. The restaurant is great with interesting food, well priced. The area around the pool is beautiful with million dollar views. The basic rooms are well equipped and stylish but a bit dull as they have no view and no air conditioning. We didn't see the upper rooms which I think had a view. If you visit Saint Lucia then definitely worth spend 2 or 3 days here: very different to the hotels on the sea and a nice change.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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bellmeister B wrote a review Nov 21
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When we first arrived at the hotel reception late afternoon we were greeted by the most amazing golden view of the Piton…and treated to a cold drink and warm smile from Margaret and her colleagues. We stayed in one of the luxe villas which are highest and all have direct views uninterrupted views of the Piton. In our opinion it’s worth paying the extra for these rooms if you can. The estate is quite large so plenty of space to explore and enjoy the abundance of tropical plants and trees. The restaurant was lovely and food good. Although the chocolate theme in every dish could get a little repetitive. The location of the hotel is great as you’re close to sulphur springs, sugar beach and many other places of interest, nature trails and waterfalls. If possible I would recommend hiring a car as although things are close by .. walking to them is not always practical due to the many steep hills but with a car it’s very easy to get around and explore the island. Be aware that the nearest beach (paradise beach) is 5 minutes by car or at least 45 minutes to walk and there is no shuttle service provided by the hotel contrary to what we believed so you would need to get a taxi. Overall really enjoyed our stay and the hotel is perfect base to explore the island and the all the staff were great and super friendly would highly recommend staying here and will probably stay again on our next visit.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Stewart C wrote a review Nov 8
Ballymena, United Kingdom1 contribution
We used the hotel’s airport transfer upon arrival. A great start to our holiday with refreshing cold towels and a few drinks onboard. Arriving at the hotel staff were very helpful with our bags, the checking in process was straightforward with more complimentary drinks at reception. The resort was very COVID secure without being intrusive or affecting the quality of our stay. Breakfast was fantastic with a fresh fruit platter and a smoothie being served while you browsed the menu. Taking in the views along with a coffee in the morning was idilic! We only ate lunch on site twice as we were on excursions most days (good quality packed lunches were provided) again the quality of the food was great. The evening dining experience was exceptional, the staff were amazing and the food was the best we had on the island. Combined with the location and the open air restaurant it made for a unique experience that we will always remember. We found our lodge to be immaculate, the bed was comfortable and I loved the shower! The grounds in general were very tidy, they are a credit to the grounds keeping team who must take real pride in their work. The excursions are easy to book and very well run. The piton climb was great, if not a little exhausting in the heat! I found the bean to bar experience very informative and I have a new appreciation of good chocolate after attempting to make my own! We did both the snorkelling trip and the sunset cruise. We got an extra surprise of spotting dolphins on the snorkelling trip and even tho we didn’t have a nice sunset on our evening cruise it was still a fantastic evening in the boat. All in all we would highly recommend staying at the Rabot by hotel chocolate. We stayed for five nights and were sad to leave.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Bernabe Alexander, Guest Services / Front Office at Rabot Hotel From Hotel Chocolat
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for such a wonderful review and recommendation. We are happy that you had a fantastic stay here at Rabot Hotel from your arrival in St Lucia to your every excursion, dining experience.
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Geraldine F wrote a review Nov 6
London, United Kingdom21 contributions2 helpful votes
The location staff and food are all fantastic. We had a wonderful time from the moment we arrived to our departure. Would recommend this beautiful hotel - the best we have ever stayed in. Enjoyed project chocolat too
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Bernabe Alexander, Guest Services / Front Office at Rabot Hotel From Hotel Chocolat
Responded 2 weeks ago
Appreciate the recommendations. Thank you for the wonderful recognition "Best we have ever stayed in." Delighted that you enjoyed your stay and your experience at Project Chocolat.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rabot Hotel From Hotel Chocolat
Which popular attractions are close to Rabot Hotel From Hotel Chocolat?
Nearby attractions include Zaka Art Cafe (0.7 miles), Pitons (0.2 miles), and Tet Paul Nature Trail (2.0 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Rabot Hotel From Hotel Chocolat?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Rabot Hotel From Hotel Chocolat?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a mosquito net, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Rabot Hotel From Hotel Chocolat?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Rabot Hotel From Hotel Chocolat?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Rabot Hotel From Hotel Chocolat?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jade Mountain Club, Martha's Tables, and The Beacon Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Rabot Hotel From Hotel Chocolat?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Rabot Hotel From Hotel Chocolat have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Rabot Hotel From Hotel Chocolat offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Rabot Hotel From Hotel Chocolat?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Balenbouche Estate Heritage Site (5.5 miles).
Does Rabot Hotel From Hotel Chocolat have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.