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The Independent: 6th August 2014

St Lucia: The sweet life

"The three-hour tour at Boucan by Hotel Chocolat – the best-known name among St Lucia's chocolate producers – is the perfect crash course in all things cacao."

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Woman&Home: August 2014

Life's Luxuries - Indulgence

"Hotel Chocolat do more than make delicious truffles and pralines, they also run a stylish boutique hotel from their sweet-smelling St Lucia plantation." 

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Condé Nast Traveler: 16th April 2012

List of the 121 Best New Hotels in the World

"Visitors come here less for a beach holiday than to immerse themselves in a world of chocolate. You can harvest cocoa in the morning, temper it into chocolate in the afternoon, then kick back with a poolside martini infused with the sweet pulp of just-picked pods."

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New York Times: 10th November 2011

DIY Candy

"Cacao farming on St. Lucia recently got a boost when the Britain-based chocolate maker Hotel Chocolat opened a six-room hotel and restaurant on its 140-acre cacao-growing Rabot Estate" 

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USA Today: 7th June 2011

Caribbean islands add new pizzazz

Hotel Chocolat, a boutique hotel on a working cacao plantation, is due in February. It features a massage pavilion and beach access.

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Sunday Times: 9th January 2011

That's the way to do the Caribbean

Of several estates in St Lucia where you can stay...being the swish Hotel Chocolat, which is taking futuristic...

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National Geographic: 9th November 2011

Caribbean Escapes

After spending years restoring the old plantation house and cocoa groves at Rabot Estate, a St. Lucia cocoa farm that dates to 1745,British chocolatiers opened...

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Daily Telegraph: 15th November 2011

What's new in the Caribbean?

The Hotel Chocolat, part of a company that runs chocolate shops in British high streets, opened this year on its own cocoa plantation...

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Independent: 17th February 2012

24-hour room service

Angus Thirlwell has a Willy Wonka twinkle in his eye – or at least that's the impression I get from the photograph in the brochure of his latest venture, a hotel in Saint Lucia...

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Fox News: 1st August 2011

The World's Most Amazing Hotel Pools

Why It's Cool: The guest-only infinity pool at this five-month-old property is lined with black quartz tiles, a stroke of genius on the part of Hotel Chocolat's upscale English chocolatier owners; the resulting dark color reflects the iconic Pitons Read...

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