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01494 678 400
9.00am - 6.00pm
Welcome to Boucan, a unique and boutique property created from an idea born by chance and the finding of an old book dating back to the 1920’s. From this and their passion for an old cocoa plantation – one of the oldest plantations on Saint Lucia, the founders of Hotel Chocolat have created Boucan. This beautiful retreat is the very first of its kind, set high in the Saint Lucian hills and seamlessly combines nature and style with cocoa and chocolate....sheer indulgence!
This is a true boutique experience in every sense of the word with just 6 Lodges and 8 Luxe Lodges, the latter enjoying large private verandas with sensational views over the Pitons. While outwardly the lodges have a distinct 'tree-house' vibe going on inside you can expect cool, contemporary lines, cloud-soft four poster beds, crisp white linens, rainforest showers open to the sky and a minibar stuffed full of heavenly chocolate treats (all of which are complimentary)!
The food here is both intriguing and exceptional. Cacao has been a common addition to savoury dishes for over 3000 years but interestingly only included in sweet recipes for around 500 years. Mouth-wateringly tempting plates could include a citrus salad with a white chocolate dressing or cacao butter roasted fish with a Saint Lucian Chocolate Tart. Everything on the menu includes some form of Cacao in a very subtle and clever way but don't be alarmed the results are sublime - cacao Bellini anyone!
There is quite naturally a leaning towards chocolate and cocoa experiences at Boucan including the 'Tree to Bar' encounter which starts with a walk through the cocoa groves picking ripe pods from the trees and ends with the creation of your own chocolate bar. For those who want to relax and unwind the Cocoa Juvenate Spa is the spot for you. The cacao bean is packed full of antioxidants and vital minerals and the spa makes good use of them - from head to toe!
Last but by no means least, this is Caribbean after all, there is a gloriously tranquil infinity pool and you can join the daily descent to the hotel speedboat which will whisk you away to one of the beautiful local beaches.
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