What is Project Chocolat?
You’ll never think about chocolate in the same way again.
Choose an experience
Tree to Bar
• Rainforest tour of the cacao groves
• Graft a cacao tree
• Make your own chocolate bar
• Market-style lunch included
• Approximately 2.5 hours
Bean to Bar
• Taste fresh cacao pulp from a pod
• Learn the history of cacao
• Craft your own chocolate bar
• Lunch can be purchased on site
• Approximately 1 hour
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!
About Project Chocolat
Our own agricultural team and the Island Growers we partner with are here on-site, where we draw on our expertise as both cacao grower and chocolatier, marrying the hedonism of luxury chocolate with sustainable cacao farming – by way of our adventurous spirit. Walking through the rainforest on our tree to bar experience you’ll see every step of the cacao bean’s journey from seedling to chocolate, including tasting cacao pulp cut fresh from the pod. From there, you’ll move on to our food and gifting covered-marketplace where inside-out architecture leaves you open to the elements, and explore the full potential of the cacao bean. Taste it in our award-winning, micro-batch chocolate, made fresh on-site by our chocolatiers; as the savoury heart of our cacao cuisine (served street-food style) and infused into our inimitable cacao alcohol. Take home a little more of what you love best, along with other cacao-inspired gifts. But before you go, be sure to discover our newest venture, Rabot Estate Coffee. What grows together, goes together, after all.