We spent the last three days of our holiday here after spending 5 days on the beach at the Rendezvous. I wanted to come here as I love there chocolates back home. We were not disappointed. We had a standard lodge which was very spacious and had some nice finishing touches.The rainforest shower was just amazing and the best thing about the room. The only downside was no air con which you did need early evening and night as room was rather hot. Saying that I had no trouble sleeping after I got used to the rainforest noises and didn't get bitten once..
We went on a package which I would definitely recommend as the food and drink was expensive and it was nice not to have to worry about it. The food was amazing and plentiful. The main trouble was saving enough room for the chocolate dessert. The staff were young but helpful. They did seem to have trouble remembering that we were on a package and tried to charge us for a taxi back to airport which was included in price. Soft drinks are included in the package and not part of the $50 a day drinks allowance. A glass of house wine was $10 and a cocktail $14 so your allowance didn't go far.
The bean to bar experience was excellent and I feel as if I know everything about making chocolate. I look forward to coming back in a few years time to visit my cocoa tree I grafted.Its a shame their was no boxes of chocolates to buy to bring home as presents.
The pool area was small but had stunning views and there was never more than a few couples there so no trouble finding a sunbed.
There was nothing to do in the evening apart from eating your meal. The seats at the bar were not particularly comfortable so didn't encourage you to stay after your meal.
This hotel was a fantastic experience. The travel agent advised me to turn holiday into two centre I was glad I took her advice.It was a complete contrast to the beach hotel and I felt I got the best of both worlds.
- 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