There’s a huge array of experiences available if you would like to get out and explore your surroundings – from gentle, self-guided strolls through our cocoa groves, to more strenuous Pitons climbs and exciting sea adventures.  All can be pre-booked or booked on your arrival. We highly recommend our signature experience for everyone:


Unique to the Rabot Estate, and drawing on our expertise as a chocolatier and as a grower, this is an exclusive opportunity for you discover cocoa like never before, as well as to create your own chocolate. The experience starts with a walk through the estate’s cocoa groves, selecting ripe cocoa pods to cut from the tree and ends with making your own chocolate bar. The tour includes all the fascinating stages in between – from seedling nursery, fermenting room and sun-drying station to grinding, mixing and lots of tasting! 

Cuthbert Monroque was originally employed as the Nursery Supervisor and excelled on the Tree to Bean tours of the Nursery. He has since moved on to demonstrate the full tour.

Cuthbert came from an agricultural background working for the Ministry of Agriculture as a field officer for bananas as well as National Fairtrade in banana production on island. He has qualifications on general agriculture so his knowledge base is on all island-grown crops. Cuthbert was born and bred in St Lucia and did his higher level study in Grenada after being granted a scholarship from the St Lucian Ministry of Agriculture. Cuthbert is still one of our very own engaged ethic farmers and also supplies our restaurant with other provisions when needed.

Tree to bean
Available Monday to Friday
(excluding holidays)
Time: 9:00am- 10:00am
Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday

Time :1pm to 2.00pm on Wednesdays & Friday

Bean to bar
Available Monday to Friday
(excluding holidays)
Time: 10.30am– 11.30am
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday

Time :2.30pm to 3.30pm on Wednesdays & Friday


A shady trail with beautiful picture taking opportunities over the lake at the end. Great for an early morning stroll before breakfast or early evening before dinner. 

Fitness Level: Easy
Duration: 20 minutes


Come and explore one of our new cocoa groves with young trees that have already started bearing pods. With a lovely view of the lake from a different angle and a spectacular scene as the white egrets cluster on a tree at about 5pm. 

Fitness Level: Easy
Duration: 30 Minutes


Adventure deep into one of the largest of the 16 ‘Cotes’ (terroir-based zones of the estate). Dropping down below the Boucan Restaurant, you will come across the historic Sugar Mill that was used in the early 1800s. This walk takes you down into the valley and through the middle of the estate. Shaded by other trees it’s a cool place to be and has a touch of ‘Heart of Darkness’ about it! 

Fitness Level: Moderate
Duration: 45 Minutes 


A breath-taking view from the highest point of Rabot Estate, with a 360 degree portrait of Soufriere Basin, Mount Gimme, and both Pitons framing the Caribbean Sea beyond. Rated as the best view in Saint Lucia and well worth the walk up! You will pass by the site of our forthcoming micro batch chocolate manufactory and several cocoa groves. 

Fitness level: Moderate
Duration: 45 – 60 minutes 


A truly scenic route that takes you cross-country along the old stone road that soldiers used during the Battle of Rabot in 1795. The first part of the trail is a gentle climb with beautiful views of the mountains. When you reach the top you are rewarded with a downhill stroll that drops you back down to the main road. Keep tight to the edge of the road as you hike the last leg back to Boucan. This route is approximately 2.5 miles. On the way to the Old French Road you will pass by the site of our forthcoming micro batch chocolate manufactory and several cocoa groves.

Fitness Level: Moderate/Good
Duration: 90 minutes 


This route is best done before the sun gets too high in the morning or early evening when the sun is dipping – the complete route is just over 2 miles and it is a great loop for those who want to keep fit or just work off last night’s dessert! First time out on this route we would suggest to leave the gate lodge and take a left and do the loop this way. When you have seen the hill gradient you may fancy the challenge to take the loop the opposite direction, then celebrate with a rum punch at night! You will pass by the site of our forthcoming micro batch chocolate manufactory and several cocoa groves. 

Fitness Level: Good
Duration: 90 minutes


Sit back and relax as your Captain sails some of the most impressive mountain seascapes in the world. As we cruise past the majestic Pitons, the sun is low in the sky and the evening trade winds are blowing their cooling breeze over the waters. Toast your companions as we serve complimentary drinks, cocktails, champagne and hors d’oeuvres. You may be one of the very few who witness the green flash – the rarely seen signature of ‘The Twilight of the Gods’.

Available: Monday 
– Thursday
Times: 16.30 – 19.00
Remember: camera, suntan lotion, beach towel, swimwear, hat and sunglasses plus some spending money


This is a leisurely cruise of the West Coast exploring the main coral reef sites, such as, Anse Cochon, Anse Chastanet, ‘Ti Piton and Jalousie. You will have the opportunity to snorkel, swim and explore the dramatic coral reef walls that begin only a few feet from shore and drop off steeply into the ocean depths. There is an abundance of marine life and you might see one of our Leatherback turtles.

Available: Tuesday & Thursday 
Times: 10.00 – 16.00
Remember: camera, suntan lotion, beach towel, swimwear, hat and sunglasses 

We leave the old port of Soufriere as other Buccaneers have done throughout the centuries to explore and raid the waters of the West Coast. We pass the fishing villages of Canaries and Anse la Raye and Pigeon Island looms eventually on the horizon – on a clear day Martinique can also be seen. You can explore the island and take the opportunity to have a local lunch at Jambe De Bois waterfront restaurant & bar (named after the wooden legged Pirate who used this very place to ambush shipping in the days of sail). Later we sail to Marigot Bay often described as the most beautiful bay in the Caribbean and then on to anchor between the Pitons – one of the best and most dramatic mountain seascapes in the world where you can take the opportunity to swim or enjoy the views. 

Available: Wednesday & Friday 
Time: 9.30 – 18:00
Remember: camera, suntan lotion, beach towel, swimwear, hat and sunglasses plus some spending money


The Sulphur Springs, Diamond Falls & Gardens Tours
Visit the world’s only drive in volcano and Sulphur Springs. The pools at the mineral baths are filled with therapeutic mineral–rich water, which is naturally heated by volcanic activity, so take along bathing suits for a soothing dip. The rejuvenating powers of the water were recognised by the troops of Louis XIV who created the original mineral baths.

Available: Mondays - Fridays & Sundays 
Times: 10.00 – 13.00 
Remember: camera, suntan lotion, beach towel, swimwear, hat and sunglasses plus some spending money 


Enjoy a breath-taking hike to the summit of the Gros piton. The first half of the trail is a gentle slope, where the Caribbean Sea and the village of Choiseul can be seen to the south. The second half of the trail involves a steep ascent to the Gros Piton summit and is intended for the more adventurous hiker. This climb is approximately a 3–4 hour roundtrip. When you make it to the top, which is 2,619 feet above sea level, you have climbed one of Saint Lucia’s iconic landmarks. This is a strenuous challenge and should be undertaken only by fit and agile hikers.
Available: Mondays - Fridays & Sundays 
Times: 6.30 – 11.00 (wake-up knock can be provided!) 
Remember: stout trainers or walking boots, camera, suntan lotion, hat and sunglasses plus some spending money