Rabot Hotel from Hotel Chocolat, is a luxurious property on St Lucia which is owned by the popular UK chocolatier and British Cacao Grower, occupying the island’s oldest cacao estate just a few miles from the coast. Set in the lush nature of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Hotel Chocolat has rejuvenated the cacao groves of the 140 acre Rabot Estate and created a place where the sounds of nature replace the noise of day-to-day life, stimulating and inspiring relaxation like no other place on earth, overlooking the island’s iconic Piton mountains.
Rabot Hotel from Hotel Chocolat comprises of 6 Lodges and 19 Luxe Lodges constructed from local wood and stone with high ceilings to allow the cooling breeze to flow throughout each simple but stylish contemporary interior. The double bedrooms have king or super king size beds with ultra-high thread count cotton sheets and the bathrooms have polished granite basins and open-sky rainforest showers. The exclusive Luxe Lodge accommodation features a private veranda with sun beds, cabinets of chilled drinks and spectacular sea mountain views.
Rabot Hotel from Hotel Chocolat still has a strong connection with cacao and chocolate, and the hotel’s restaurant allows guests to experience cacao cuisine. For over 3,000 years, cacao has been used as a savory ingredient and for only the last 500 years as a sweet one. The menu explores both uses, with the chefs taking their inspiration from the fresh cacao growing all around the estate, together with amazing local fish and seafood, salad leaves, vegetables and plentiful fruit. However, the cuisine is far from cacao heavy as the menu often makes use of cacao as a light, subtle spice or as an infusion.
Surrounding the lodges, the landscaped grounds are lit by solar powered lights and water is harvested from the rain, showing a respect for the environment and the rainforest that underpins the ethos of Rabot Hotel from Hotel Chocolat. The 50-foot infinity pool is set high above the trees and is surrounded by lounge areas and a pool bar. The spa allows guests to experience unique massages using cacao butter & cacao nib exfoliating wellness therapies. Unique to the Rabot Estate is their immersive, guided chocolate experience at Project Chocolat. You’ll find out how cacao grows, plunging into the rainforest for a tour of the cacao groves, and learn how to graft a tree before hand-crafting your very own chocolate bar. You will discover cacao cuisine, served street-food style, cocktails and more – all enjoyed looking out over a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Finish by treating yourself (or your loved ones) to cacao alcohols, cacao beauty products and - of course - more chocolate!
There are plenty of opportunities to explore the island – guests can choose to spend a day on the beach, take a powerboat trip to Marigot Bay, go deep sea fishing, scuba diving and snorkelling by the Piton, take a sulphur springs bath, zip wire over the rainforest, visit the drive through volcano or climb the 2,500 feet Gros Piton ... the possibilities are endless!
Last Visited By Katie, Commercial Manager
A great place for lovers of history and lovers of chocolate!