Luxury British chocolatier and cacao grower Hotel Chocolat has reopened the Rabot Hotel on the verdant island of Saint Lucia.
Previously known as the Boucan (apparently the Creole word for a traditional cacao drying shed), the hotel is hitherto to be known as the Rabot Hotel, in homage to the spectacular sustainable 140-acre cacao farm it’s located in.
Comprising 14 private eco-lodges and an open-air restaurant, bar and spa, this real world Hotel Chocolat overlooks the iconic Pitons, and luxuriates in the lush nature of what is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The luxury British cacao grower and chocolatier, who has been making our mouths water since 2004, opened this boutique bolt-hole in 2011.
Comprising 14 private eco-lodges and an open-air restaurant, bar and spa, this real world Hotel Chocolat overlooks the iconic Pitons…
We’re told the award-winning Rabot Restaurant takes inspiration from both the West Indies and Britain, serving contemporary dishes and cocktails with roasted cacao featuring as a subtle savoury spice and garnish, a menu of cacao cuisine if you will.
If you’re intrigued, it has a sister restaurant, the Rabot 1745, offering a similar menu slightly nearer to home, in London’s celebrated Borough Market.
A stay at the Hotel Rabot clearly offers an experience unlike any other. Guests are invited to learn more about the cacao bean through a signature tree-to-bar experience, starting with the picking of a cacao pod from the estate’s cacao groves, grinding the nibs and finishing with a hand-crafted bar of chocolate.
It’s a fair bet that once done, you’ll never look at a bar of chocolate in quite the same way again.