Rabot Hotel from Hotel Chocolat 

The food, the views and the pool are all love at first bite.

A swish rainforest hideaway set on a 140-acre ethical and sustainable cacao farm with stunning Petit Piton views from the people behind Hotel Chocolat.

With a soundtrack of treefrogs and birds, a dash of salted caramel cocktails and lodges with slatted shutters, four-poster beds and open-sky rain showers, this quietly stylish hotel has it all. A sublime black quartz pool overlooks Petit Piton and a trail leads you to a chocolate inspired restaurant – try beef fillet in freshly roasted cacao – and a spa that’s a swirl of wild coffee scrubs and cacao facials. Experiences are fantastic – stay put for rainforest trails, cacao estate tours and crafting your own chocolate bar or let the hotel whisk you away to the beach or to the Sulphur Springs and waterfalls.

Why we love Rabot Hotel from Hotel Chocolat

  • A romantic, tranquil and secluded boutique hideaway with just 25 lodges.

  • There’s lots to do: cacao grove walks, sunset cruises, garden tours, snorkelling trips and chocolate tastings.

  • Project Chocolat showcases Hotel Chocolat’s ethical chocolate-making process through insightful demos, tours and tastings.

  • After a hike to Gros Piton and back, check into the spa for a muscle soothing leg massage powered by cacao and almond oil.

5 stars
Nov - Apr
St Lucia
9 hours
Rabot Hotel sits in southern St Lucia on a 140-acre working cacao farm set within the rainforest. The old capital of Soufriere is about a 15-minute drive away and the Sulphur Springs can be reached on a half an hour walk from the back of the estate.
Approx. 40 minutes’ transfer from Hewanorra International Airport
All Inclusive Option

Rooms

Facilities

  • Restaurants & bars
  • Board
  • Spas & wellness
  • Diving & Watersports
  • Sustainability

Prepare to be dazzled with creative chocolate-infused cuisine and spectacular Petit Piton views at Rabot Restaurant and Cacao Bar. Warm woods, ceiling fans and an open-air design feel very colonial cool, with guests sipping cocktails stirred with chocolate and feasting on everything from freshly kneaded cacao pastas to just-caught fish glazed with coconut and cacao sauce. Poolside, it’s all light bites, nibbles, smoothies, mocktails and cocktails served until 8pm.

Rabot Restaurant
Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, you can start your day with fluffy pancakes and a caffeine fix from wild coffee plants grown on the estate, or go classic with French toast, a smoothie bowl and eggs any style. Dinner dials up the decadence with slow-cooked local pork, beef fillet roasted in cacao and scallops basted in a chocolate-citrus sauce. And of course, it’s impossible not to love that view; the iconic Petit Piton watching over you as you as you toast the night with an aged rum fizz, a chocolate chaser or a cacao tea.

Save room for dessert – The Story of Chocolate in Ice is a trio of melt-in-the-mouth puddings charting the progression from pod to chocolate in three stages.

What's included

Breakfast at Rabot Restaurant

Upgrade options

Half Board • Breakfast and 3-course dinner at Rabot Restaurant
Full Board • Breakfast, 3-course lunch and 3-course dinner at Rabot Restaurant
All Inclusive • Breakfast, 3-course lunch and 3-course dinner at Rabot Restaurant • Club Boucan snacks on the pool deck • Selected drinks including house wine by the glass, cocktails, luxury spirits by the glass, soft drinks, water, fresh juice, teas and coffee (certain drinks are at extra cost)

Temptation is just a few barefoot steps away at the Beauté de Cacao Spa, a head-to-toe sanctuary powered by therapies that use ingredients grown fresh on the estate. Open-sided treatment rooms have glorious Petit Piton views and are the perfect place to catch a cooling tropical breeze whilst being scrubbed, buffed and soothed. All treatments are at an extra cost.

A complimentary shuttle bus that is scheduled twice a day takes guests to Malgretoute beach where there’s excellent snorkelling offshore. The hotel also offers a Boucanier Underwater Explorer tour of the west coast (at an extra cost), taking you to sites including Anse Cochon and Jalouise where you can snorkel and swim the coral reef walls. Scuba divers will find wrecks at Anse Cochon Bay, Anse Chastenet and Fairyland that are home to colourful coral, angelfish and turtles.

Rabot Hotel has lots of impactful initiatives in place, including its Planet Pledge which is a brand-wide promise to reduce energy, plastic and food waste. Sitting on a nearly 300-year-old working organic cacao farm, produce is sourced on site whenever possible, and locally when needed. 100% organic certified beans and crops are grown on the estate and fruit, vegetables and herbs are picked from the gardens. Every part of the cacao pod is used to ensure no waste – the pulp is used for sorbets, the nib for sauces and chocolate drinks, the shell for tea and stock and the husk for organic composting. Natural rainwater is harvested for laundry and kitchen showers whilst hot water is powered by solar energy. See some of the sustainability efforts yourself with a tour of the herb gardens, or travel with Head Chef to the local market and learn more about some of the sustainable produce that’s chosen each day.

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