Hotel Boucan

Location: St Lucia | St Lucia

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

Hotel Chocolat’s award-winning Hotel Boucan is an idyllic and uber-luxurious boutique hotel nestled amongst the cacao groves of the Rabot Estate. From its deluxe accommodation to its exquisite cacao-inspired cuisine and spa treatments, it is simply bliss…
Perfect forLovers of luxury island life – and chocolate, of course!
In the knowHop onboard the hotel’s own speedboat at Soufriere harbour to visit the postcard perfect local beaches, and you can also enjoy cruises around the coast and surrounding islands, and go dolphin and whale spotting.

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  • Food & Wine
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Hotel Overview

Sense of Place

Hotel Boucan has a picturesque setting in a 140-acre working cacao plantation in Soufriere in the south of St Lucia, surrounded by tropical rainforest.

Rooms at Hotel Boucan

Inspired by the natural beauty of their surroundings, the lodges are a beautiful blend of traditional St Lucian charm and sleek contemporary style.

The chocolate and cream-coloured interiors have king-sized four-poster beds, stylish furnishings, iPods pre-loaded with a select playlist, and open-sky rainforest showers. They are positioned to catch the cooling island breeze, and unsurprisingly, they have panoramic views of the Pitons and the Caribbean. Some have private verandas with sunloungers perfect for relaxing on, St Lucia style.

As well as Jing tea, freshly ground coffee and a welcome bottle of chilled prosecco, you’ll also find chocolate treats in your room – and they are replenished daily!

Food & Drink

The restaurant’s inventive cacao-inspired cuisine, coupled with the incredible setting, makes Boucan’s restaurant a very popular foodie destination. As well as cacao, the menus also feature local fresh fish, salads and vegetables, as well as herbs from the hotel’s herb garden. Try both savoury and sweet dishes such as cacao-pork tenderloin or yellow fin tuna with a cacao nib crust and cacao garlic butter.

For dessert, treat yourself to St Lucian chocolate mousse and the beautifully-named Chocolate Genesis, which tells the story of chocolate in a 9-stage tasting plate - all served in a spectacular setting. Enjoy a sunset Cacao Bellini in the elegant bar.


Take a dip in the stunning black quartz infinity pool, which directly overlooks the Pitons, and unwind at the Cocoa Juvenate spa with a soothing cacao treatment or massage (the cacao bean is packed with antioxidants and minerals, and infusions such as mint, rose and nutmeg are also used).

Activities at Hotel Boucan

Walk along the cocoa trails and find out more about how chocolate is made on an exclusive tree-to-bar tour. Further afield, hike around the Pitons and soak in natural mineral baths.

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Hotel location

Hotel Boucan is around 45 minutes’ drive from Hewanorra International Airport or if you are arriving from another Caribbean island, it is around 2 hours from George F.L. Charles Airport.

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