What is Project Chocolat?
You’ll never think about chocolate in the same way again.
Tree to Bar Experience: Embark on an immersive tree to bar experience with one of our expert guides. Head into the rainforest for a tour of the cacao groves and learn about every step of a cacao bean's journey from seedling to chocolate and how to graft a tree before hand-crafting your very own chocolate bar.
Bean to Bar Experience: Our Bean to Bar experience has been created especially for chocolate lovers who would like to gain delicious insider knowledge. Taste cacao pulp from a freshly-cut pod and learn from the experts what it takes to transform roasted cacao beans into your very own chocolate bar.
Project Chocolat is a centre of excellence for sustainable farming, working with our local grower partners to encourage sustainable development in Saint Lucia. A certified organic cacao farm, everything that is done is underpinned by respect for nature. The cacao is from heritage trees; we know our genotypes and have helped the most robust and environmentally efficient to flourish. But rather than a harmful monocrop, cacao demands biodiversity to thrive; you’ll see coconut, mango, citrus, and other trees as you walk through the rainforest. This in turn encourages fauna from butterflies and other insects to hovering, jewel-like hummingbirds.
Pick up Hotel Chocolat's unmissable, award-winning selection of handmade micro-batch chocolate made with rare, ehtical fine-flavour Island Grower cacao and cacao-infused alcohol or beauty products, clothing and bags.
Eat and Drink
Explore new taste experiences with our cacao cuisine inspired by our combined West Indian and British heritage served street-food style - including our famous soft-serve Ice Cream of the Gods or enjoy a refreshing cocktail at The Cacao Bar overlooking a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Where is Project Chocolat?
Guided by our expert team, indulge in a multi-sensory experience in an unparalleled location of natural beauty. Ask us everything you've ever wanted to know about chocolate while you're here - curiosity is encouraged!