Boucan by Hotel Chocolat

Soufriere, St Lucia

Boucan by Hotel Chocolat is a stunning boutique hotel set on the exclusive Rabot Estate with glorious Piton views. Set among the rainforest and famed for being the home of the Hotel Chocolat Plantation, experience plantation chic at its best.

At a Glance

  • Adult only, an ideal place for a honeymoon or a romantic retreat

  • A unique hotel with stunning views of the Pitons

  • Popular Boucan restaurant has cacao-inspired cuisine

  • Lodge rooms set amongst stunning rainforest

  • Striking, black quartz infinity pool with great views of the Pitons

  • Tree to Bar is an exclusive opportunity for guests to create their own chocolate

  • Learn to graft a plant and name your own tree in a Plantation tour

Couples, Off the beaten track, Culture, Honeymoon

Insider's View

Try one of Boucan Restaurants signature homemade burgers made with cacao and presented in a bun shaped as a cocoa pod or choose from a variety of other cocoa infused dishes on their menu, I recommend the Piton Flotant for dessert!

Gemma Dobson

Insider's View

How about a spa treatment using the cocoa beans from the plantation?

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

A place not to be missed if you love chocolate – it is incorporated as much as possible in the menu

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Do request a Plantation tour - Learnt to Graft a plant and name your own tree to perhaps visit in 2 years’ time to see how your tree is coming along!

Elizabeth Bray

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The Bean to Bar exercise for guests takes place on a Thursday and is hugely popular

Elizabeth Bray

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Breakfast was amazing and non-residents can also join for this - I really recommend it.

Elizabeth Bray

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A complimentary laundry service is offered to guests!

Katie May

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Head out to Whispers Fish Fry on a Friday to experience a great local atmosphere, food and party atmosphere.

Victoria Douglas

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We can arrange a private dinner on the pool deck with a magnificent view of the Pitons

Victoria Douglas

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Plenty to do around Boucan; a walk up to the volcano, a stroll to the waterfalls, zip lining and other restaurants nearby.

Alice Moseley

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The involvement of Hotel Chocolat and the idea for the hotel started with a member of their tasting club sending a 1920's cocoa and chocolate history book to Chief Executive, Angus Thirlwell.

Scott Dunn team

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Boucan is a chic hotel for adults only set on the exclusive Rabot Estate and offers the unique experience of staying within the heart of the renowned Hotel Chocolat cocoa plantation which dates back to the 17th century.

With only fourteen cottages and lodges, guests are ensured a relaxed and intimate stay making Boucan ideal for romantic breaks and honeymoons. All accommodations are cooled by the natural Caribbean breezes and many overlook the spectacular Piton Mountains. With little extras such as Open sky rain showers, REN products, iPod docks and complimentary chocolate and nibbles, guests may be reluctant to leave their room, but leave you must to explore this fascinating hotel and its surrounds.

Scott Dunn guests at the hotel have the opportunity to visit the plantation for an insight into how the Rabot Estate works and each guest is invited to the “Tree to Bar” experience, when guests can create their own chocolate!

The hotel’s restaurant, Boucan, is renowned for inventive and exceptional cuisine in this part of the island, offering Cacao cuisine, imaginative fare with the Hotel Chocolat twist. Scott Dunn recommends that all our guests visit here to dine even if they are not staying as the views out to the Pitons and sunset make this an unmissable experience.

Although not on the beach, the hotel offers a regular shuttle service taking under ten minutes down to the white sands at Sugar Beach during the day where guests can swim, snorkel and kayak, diving is also available here and sun loungers can be provided. For those that are happy to stay put and enjoy the rainforest experience there is a swimming pool and plenty of decks for lounging. There is also be the Cocoa Juvenate Spa which offers a cooling sanctuary in the grounds, with signature treatments harnessing the essence of the cocoa experience.

Hotel Chocolat offers a unique experience, ideal for a few days before or after a beach stay in St Lucia or simply for a completely different and indulgent week away. As this is a working plantation guests will experience some noise from plant machinery at certain times of the day.

Please note that due to the steep terrain, Boucan by Hotel Chocolat cannot accommodate wheelchairs and children under 12 years of age.


Created to sit perfectly in the stunning natural beauty of the rainforest surroundings, both types of accommodation at Boucan are unique blends of Saint Lucian charm and sleek contemporary style. All rooms are perfectly positioned to catch the cooling breeze and are furnished with premium luxury and calming comfort in mind. The views are simply to die for.

All Rooms Include:

  • Four-poster, pillow top, king & super king size (UK) beds
  • REN toiletries from London
  • iPod and docking station – pre-loaded with play lists inspired by the estate
  • Welcome bottles of wine and rum in room
  • Freshly ground coffee, Jing tea, freshly made chocolate treats, water & ice – all refreshed daily
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Safety deposit box
  • Hair Dryer, vanity & sewing kits
  • Super-high tread count cotton sheets & towels
  • Free WiFi throughout the hotel


Located in the rainforest surroundings, the Lodges at Boucan are a unique blend of Saint Lucian charm and sleek contemporary style. All rooms are positioned to catch the cooling breeze, with lovely views. Situated around a relaxing garden courtyard, all six Lodges have views of the Petit Piton and feature stunning rainforest showers. They are 450 square feet, with King size four poster bed and sofa.

Luxe Lodge

Located in the rainforest surroundings, the Lodges at Boucan are a unique blend of Saint Lucian charm and sleek contemporary style. All rooms are positioned to catch the cooling breeze, and are located in an elevated position and have dramatic views of both Pitons and the Caribbean Sea beyond from their private verandas. The room is 750 square feet, with super king size four poster bed and private veranda with twin Piton views.

• Sun loungers on the veranda

• Open-sky twin rainforest shower


Children under 12 years old are not accepted at Boucan by Hotel Chocolat.


Boucan by Hotel Chocolat has one main restaurant, cocktail bar, swimming pool with clubhouse and bar, Cocoa Juvenate Spa, WiFi high speed internet.


Free activities: Swimming pool, hiking trails, kayaking, shuttle to local beach, snorkeling

Paid activities: Rabot Estate tours, spa treatments, deep sea fishing, sailing trips, use of loungers at local beach

Location & Directions

Soufriere, St Lucia

St Lucia is a 239 square mile island in the West Indies, part of the Lesser Antillies, north west of Barbados and south of Martinique. The island lies in the cocoa belt which girdles the earth, plus or minus 20 degrees latitude from the Equator. It is here close to the town of Soufriere one can find Boucan by Hotel Chocolat.

When to go

Offering warm temperatures throughout the year the Caribbean is a perfect year round destination. With an average of 9 hours sunshine a day the peak season runs from December through to April which is the dry season when you can expect very little rainfall. May to November are the slightly wetter months where you will find an increase in rainfall as the summer season goes on and with that some humidity, however the Summer months are still a great time to travel as the temperatures are hot and the rain tends to come in short heavy bursts but not all day long. The wettest months with the most humidity are September and October and these are the most probable months for hurricanes to occur in the region although many islands have not experienced hurricanes for a number of years. The average daily temperatures range from the mid-seventies in the winter months and mid-eighties in the summertime.

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