Rabot Hotel from Hotel Chocolat

St Lucia, Caribbean

Virgin rating

The hotel

On the site of the oldest cocoa plantation in St Lucia, the Rabot Hotel is definitely one for the chocoholics amongst you! Having said that, for the rare being that doesn’t delight in the dark stuff, this is pretty wonderful too. In a stunning location, with magnificent views of Gros Piton, luxurious mountainside lodges combine relaxed St Lucian charm with the ultimate in contemporary sophistication. Echoing the rich tones of freshly harvested cacao, dark woods exude cosy warmth with four-poster beds, a rainforest shower and freshly made chocolate treats (of course!) definite highlights. The spa too utilises the area’s natural treasure with a variety of creams, oils and scrubs, all made on the premises, specifically designed to harness the rejuvenating powers of the pod! You can even learn to make chocolate yourself at the Tree to Bean experience – truffle anyone? If you’re a foodie, you’re in for a serious treat at the Rabot Restaurant. Start the evening with a delicious mango, chilli and white chocolate margarita before perusing the delights on the menu, which is pioneering to say the least, exploring both the savoury and the sweet nature of chocolate. Fresh seafood is also to be found in abundance, accompanied by the finest of wines for an experience that is nothing less than sublime.

Amenities

  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Close to Beach

Where is it

On the Rabot Estate, close to the bay at Soufriere on the south-west coast.

Hotel information

6 lodges and 19 luxe lodges. All with mini fridge, a daily supply of freshly ground coffee, in-room Hotel Chocolat Velvetiser™ and drinking chocolate, freshly made chocolate treats, water, complimentary toiletries, hairdryer, safe*, WiFi access and iron and board. Lodges are 450sq ft with king-size 4-poster bed, open-sky rainforest shower and views of the Petit Piton or garden courtyard, sleeping maximum 2 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (aged 2-16).
Luxe Lodges are 750sq ft with king-size four-poster bed, open-sky rainforest shower and views of the twin Pitons from the private verandah, furnished with sun loungers. Sleeps a maximum of 2 adults or 2 adults and 2 children (aged 2-16).
  • Book by 18 December 2024  to receive up to 15% off stays between 6 Jan– 30 Apr '25. Terms and conditions apply. Blackout Dates apply. Applies to certain room types. 
  • Book by 31 March 2025 to receive up to 20% off stays between 01 May– 31 Oct '25. Terms and conditions apply. Blackout Dates apply. Applies to certain room types. 
  • Book by 30 September 2024  to receive up to 30% off stays between 6 Jan– 18 Dec '25. Terms and conditions apply. Blackout Dates apply. Applies to certain room types. 
  • Book by 31 May 2024 to receive up to 40% off Lodges and Lux Lodges PLUS a complimentary room upgrade from Lodge to Luxe Lodge. Available on stays between 01 Jun '24 – 31 Mar '25. Terms and conditions apply. Blackout Dates apply. Subject to room availability. 
  • Book by 30 September 2024  to receive up to 40% off stays between 1 May– 18 Dec '24. Terms and conditions apply. Blackout Dates apply. Applies to certain room types. 

Rabot Restaurant (breakfast, lunch and dinner). Infinity swimming pool, lined in black quartz, furnished sundeck. Beauté de Cacao Spa* with cacao-inspired treatments. Tree to Bean experience class (chocolate-making class). Complimentary WiFi. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. 24-hour reception.

* Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful retreat.

May 21, 2024 NinaGinaTeesside Teesside

Beautiful location. Beautiful hotel. Mosquitoes were horrendous and the net had holes in which meant we were eaten alive. Only one hotel and lots of chocolate on the menu which was a bit much. No aircon which is really a necessity but I understand this is a sustainable farm and I knew in advance. Don't think it's somewhere you would stay… Read more
Beautiful location. Beautiful hotel. Mosquitoes were horrendous and the net had holes in which meant we were eaten alive. Only one hotel and lots of chocolate on the menu which was a bit much. No aircon which is really a necessity but I understand this is a sustainable farm and I knew in advance. Don't think it's somewhere you would stay for more than a few nights and it certainly breaks the arduous journey up to the north Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Bad Communication and Attempted Bribery

May 20, 2024 Sha-Ton N

We Checked In at 4:45 from airport upon arrival we noticed the Round-Trip boat-tour to Gros Islet that’s FREE for RABOT Hotel Guest. We tried but couldn’t make the 5:30 pm departure. We the asked if we could ride the boat back since we are guest and WE WAS told no…at first. Then we was told the Captain said he will return us for $200 USD. We… Read more
We Checked In at 4:45 from airport upon arrival we noticed the Round-Trip boat-tour to Gros Islet that’s FREE for RABOT Hotel Guest. We tried but couldn’t make the 5:30 pm departure. We the asked if we could ride the boat back since we are guest and WE WAS told no…at first. Then we was told the Captain said he will return us for $200 USD. We already paid $300 USD for 1-way trip to Gros Islet which is 1:45-2hrs away, driving on a Friday Night. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Incredible experience

May 5, 2024 Veronica H

I went on a solo trip (first time alone leaving the country) and had an Airbnb mishap when the place was advertised much differently than it turned out (don’t book topaz apartments!). I was happy Hotel Chocolat had a last minute booking available for my quick 3 night trip. I had been eying it for a few years and always thought it looked amazing,… Read more
I went on a solo trip (first time alone leaving the country) and had an Airbnb mishap when the place was advertised much differently than it turned out (don’t book topaz apartments!). I was happy Hotel Chocolat had a last minute booking available for my quick 3 night trip. I had been eying it for a few years and always thought it looked amazing, just out of my budget. But it was much cheaper last minute for some reason, and they upgraded me to the lux lodge. The view was absolutely breathtaking, and I stayed many hours on the porch relaxing and enjoying the Piton view. Do not miss the sunset from the luxe rooms or the restaurant! The restaurant’s best meal is their (included) breakfast. The fruit plate that comes out in the beginning is soooo fresh. The cocoa French toast was the best breakfast I had. Dinner is very expensive and meh. I walked and taxi’d off property for half my meals and got some incredible seafood. Portions were huge and a fraction of the price. There’s a local restaurant just outside the security gate. I got their buffet to-go and ate it at the airport. Very very good. Martha’s table near the beach was amazing as well. I took the included shuttle to the beach (starts with an M), walked up the hill to Martha’s table and it was 100% worth it. But… the hotel said the free shuttle isn’t included despite just being like 10 yards away from the road the shuttle turns out. They find ways to charge you any way they can ($20 cab ride back, but was still cheaper than eating at the hotel restaurant). I didn’t stay long enough to do any other excursions (and my view was just that good. Lol) but did the chocolate tour. It was fun. I recommend eating at the local bar up there. I had the best chocolate shake of my life there. I walked the trails around the hotel by myself and never once felt unsafe (unlike my Airbnb in Soufriere). Planning to go back with my husband in two years. Can’t wait!!! I’ve been to half the Caribbean and St Lucia is my new favorite. Read less
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Apr 23, 2024 103katen

I’m very confused by the mixed reviews this place gets . I would give it 9.8 / 10 . This is a very unique experience and everything was excellent. Breakfast was amazing and plentiful , with a very unique selection of foods to choose from . The luxe lodge was incredible with a beautiful view and a HUGE shower. The pool was wonderful and the staff… Read more
I’m very confused by the mixed reviews this place gets . I would give it 9.8 / 10 . This is a very unique experience and everything was excellent. Breakfast was amazing and plentiful , with a very unique selection of foods to choose from . The luxe lodge was incredible with a beautiful view and a HUGE shower. The pool was wonderful and the staff could not have been more helpful. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Connecting with nature

Apr 22, 2024 TimSlattery Boston, Massachusetts

We were very happy with our week at Rabot Hotel. The accommodations were clean and modern, the lack of A/C or glass windows made for a unique experience allowing us to connect with nature and detach from the ills of the connected world. The entire estate was clean, gorgeous, well landscaped. the hiking trails were well maintained and had… Read more
We were very happy with our week at Rabot Hotel. The accommodations were clean and modern, the lack of A/C or glass windows made for a unique experience allowing us to connect with nature and detach from the ills of the connected world. The entire estate was clean, gorgeous, well landscaped. the hiking trails were well maintained and had outstanding views - the Jurassic trail was appropriately. The staff was friendly, helpful, made you feel welcome and at home. We would definitely comeback Read less