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Hotel Chocolat

Rabot Estate
PO Box 312
Soufrière, St. Lucia
TEL: (800) 757-7132
Make no mistake: St. Lucia’s sexy new retreat, on a working cacao plantation in the island’s jungly Soufrière area, is one of the most exciting new Caribbean hideaways—for foodies and beachgoers alike. The property and farm are the passion project of a pair of British entrepreneurs who bought the derelict 140-acre estate in an effort to restore the island’s once-thriving chocolate industry. The 14 rustic-chic cottages, with their stone walls, polished granite bathrooms, and open-to-the-sky showers, are especially inviting during the occasional tropical downpour (we curled up with a novel and a glass of Cabernet). The sweetest surprise? Innovative chocolate-infused dishes—cacao gazpacho; yellowfin tuna with chocolate pesto; slow-cooked lamb with chiles and cocoa—all served in an open-sided pavilion with postcard-perfect views of the rain forest and the iconic Petit Piton beyond.

Room to Book:

The Luxe Lodges are Hotel Chocolat's prime real estate: 750 square feet set on stilts for maximal views, with private verandas and hammocks to soak it all up.

Insider Tip:

Book a spot on the Tree-to-Bar tour of the estate: you'll pick your own cacao beans, roast them, and ultimately turn them into your own chocolate bars to bring home.


Open / Closes
  • Adults Only
  • Breakfast Included
  • Concierge
  • Destination Spa
  • Design Hotel
  • Green/Eco-Friendly
  • Gay Friendly
  • Island Resort
  • Luxury Boutique Hotel
  • Maid Service
  • Meal Plan
  • Parking Available
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Turndown
  • WiFi

Year Opened: 2011

Number of Suites:


Number of Rooms: 14


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