Small (14 rooms), chic & contemporary hotel that has benn finished to the highest standard. The build quality, fixture & fittings are beautifull with many lovely & funky finishing touches to the place, in the room complimentry bottle of rum punch, nuts and cholcolate in little kiln jars, Ren bathroom products, fluffy towels, lovely sheets, welcome coctail upon arrival. Restaurant/bar is open air, with an amazing view of the Pitons. Food was excellant and the presentation amazing, but I wonder if staying there for more than a couple of nights or so, if you would begin to tire of cocoa nibbs in all the food? Small but beautiful infinity pool downstairs which is very relaxing and again has the view of the Piton. Rooms are dotted around the small gardens/rain forest, and are wooden 'chalet' type buildings. Room was of a good size, but felt a little enclosed as they were quite dark, due to wooden shutters for windows, and hence no views. Large bathroom, but toilet was in the bathroom, and not separated off. Shower is an indoor/outdoor rain shower, but as open air, in the evenings with the lights on, attracted mosquitos. The same thing also, with the window shutters, as even if closed still plenty of gaps for the mozzies to get in, and gaps in the floorboards too for them...This was my only and biggest complaint, and was seriously worried i would get eaten to death by them, you have to sleep under a mosquito net, and as only a fan (no air con) it was very hot in the room, day or night. I like the idea of 'close to nature' and the sound of the frogs at night was lovely, but given that there will always be mosquitos in the Caribbean I found it quite strange they have gone down this route with so many access points for the little critters!
Also, skip going to Jalouise Plantation beach, they make you stay at the very far end on an unattractive bit of beach away from their guests, and make you feel like a 3rd class citizen! Do like we did and combine it as a 2 centre holiday, great for a couple of nights to explore the beautifull rain forest. Stunning views, lovely hotel and attentive staff.
- 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