The new Hotel Chocolat on St. Lucia is the first to be launched by two U.K.-based, chocolate-obsessed entrepreneurs, the founders of a London confectioner company also called Hotel Chocolat.
The boutique property is built on the grounds of the 18th century Rabot Estate chocolate plantation, where guests can take part in the cocoa harvest, learn about the production of chocolate, cook up chocolate concoctions in the hotel’s kitchens and, of course, taste the products.
Six Cocoa Cottages and the Club Boucan pool and bar are open; eight Cocoa Villas will open on July 1.
Still to come are the restaurant, a second bar and the CocoaJuvenate spa and wellness center. Chocolate massage treatments will be offered.
The hillside estate, 1,000 feet above sea level, offers 140 acres of trail walks, graded for different levels of fitness. The beach is a 15-minute ride by hotel shuttle. Concierge services will book island tours and other off-site activities.
Four of the six cottages have views of the Pitons, and two offer courtyard views of ancient Royal Poinciana trees.
Each cottage has a queen bed, chaise lounge, private bath, open-sky rainfall shower and a concierge cabinet with tea, coffee, Piton beer and chocolate treats.
Each of the eight villas will sleep up to four guests and features views of the Pitons and the Caribbean Sea.
Room-and-breakfast rates through June start at $280 per cottage, per night, single or double for a courtyard view, $320 for a Pitons view; from July through November, the starting rates are $395 and $450, respectively.
Villa rates start at $600 per night from October through November.
Dining packages are $70 for two meals a day, $95 for three.
This package includes all you need to totally immerse yourself in the world of our single estate cacao and fine chocolate.
TOTAL CACAO IMMERSION PACKAGE
• Accommodation in Piton View Cocoa Cottage
• Full breakfast with Cocoa Tea, 2 course lunch dailyand full Cacao Cuisine Tasting Menu nightly
• A $50 per day beverage credit
• Round trip airport transfers to Hewannora airport
• The complete Tree to Bar chocolate experience for two,including cacao harvesting, fermenting, drying, roasting andmaking your own batch of chocolate and truffles
• The Full Cacao body massage for two
• Fresh Cacao Bellinis for two
• Access to Club Boucan, private pool clubhouse, reserved sun lounger
||3rd Jan to 31st May
||1st June to 19th Dec
||20th Dec to 2nd Jan
Extra nights – add $450 to $600 depending on season
Upgrade to a Cocoa Villa (from July 1st) - add $100 per night
Courtyard Garden View Cocoa Cottage (instead of Piton View) – deduct $50 per night
Total prices for two, excludes flights & 8% govt tax.
We do not add a service charge to your bill and tipping is not expected.
For details, visit www.thehotelchocolat.com