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TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016
We are delighted to announce that, for the 6th year running, we have received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award. This accolade, which honours hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 per cent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award. To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher out of a possible five, as reviewed by travellers on TripAdvisor.
Academy of Chocolate Awards 2016
Out of a total of 18 awards that we took home from the Academy of Chocolate in 2016, the following were won for chocolate made with cocoa grown as part of our Engaged Ethics programme.
Best Dark Chocolate Bean-to-Bar under 80%
Bronze – 72% Dark Saint Lucia
Milk Bean to Bar over 45%
Bronze – 65% Buffalo Milk Saint Lucia
Drinking Chocolate – Plain
Bronze – 70% Saint Lucia Hot Chocolate
TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2015 + Hall of Fame
This unique accolade is granted only to those businesses that have won the Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence for five years in a row.
Jetsetter Hotel Food Awards 2015 – Best Food-Themed Spa
“Get up close and personal with your daily antioxidant dose at Hotel Chocolat’s Boucan spa, which uses St. Lucia’s world-renowned cacao in four signature treatments.”
Academy of Chocolate Awards 2015
Bean-to-Bar under 80%
Silver – 70% Rabot Estate Single Cote, Bord du Lac
Best Flavoured Milk Bar
Bronze – 65% Saint Lucia Earl Grey.
“Luxury chocolate brand, Hotel Chocolat, has scooped the most awards at this prestigious world event, two of them for products made exclusively from Saint Lucian cocoa, grown at their own estate in Soufrière as well as from 160 cacao growers across the island.”
Destination I Do Magazine – Stunning St. Lucia Nuptials
“[The venue] is a working chocolate plantation, their restaurant serves dishes infused with chocolate flavors, the reviews were spectacular and once we saw the wedding site we knew there would be no better place to get married. Our wedding planner at Boucan was a dream come true. [She] handled everything on the island required (DJ and videographer) and assisted me 100% when I got on the island.”
Condé Nast – Top 10 Hotels for Chocolate-Lovers, 2015
“Unsurprisingly, the sweet treat is an in-room amenity, and can also be found in plenty of dishes at the on-site restaurant. The antioxidant power of the cacao bean is also harnessed at the Cocoa Juvenate Spa, which offers treatments like facials, exfoliating scrubs, and mani-pedis.” –
Caribbean Journal – Top 25 restaurants in the Caribbean, 2015
“Yes, there is some element of cacao in everything on the menu at this hotel restaurant in St Lucia. And it works. Spectacularly.” –
Luxury Hotel Awards – Luxury Boutique Hotel Award, 2015
“The World Luxury Hotel and Spa Awards are accepted as the pinnacle of achievement for luxury hotels and spas worldwide. These awards were established as a celebration of ultimate achievement in service excellence. It is about rewarding and congratulating hotels and spas that have excelled beyond the normal call of duty.” –
All Travellers – 21 most incredible pools on Earth, 2015
“This hotel has a 50 ft. infinity pool. It is situated to give you a panoramic view of the Piton Mountains. Guests can order drinks and food while sitting in their reclining sun lounger, which is conveniently placed in the shade.” –
Caribbean Journal – The Caribbean’s Coolest Hotels in 2015
“It’s a luxury eco-boutique set on a cacao plantation, with a direct view of St Lucia’s Petit Piton from its infinity pool. Boucan by Hotel Chocolat is unlike any other hotel in the Caribbean. Whether you’re planting cacao, making your own chocolate or eating some of the best food anywhere in the region, this is the epitome of cool. It’s not just a hotel – it’s an experience.” –
Caribbean Journal – Best Restaurant of the Year, 2014
“At this cacao plantation-cum-hotel, though, the execution is masterful, with superb plates by head chef Germaine Mathurin that often make you marvel that there’s any cacao involved. And it’s all right in view of one of St Lucia’s famous Pitons.” –
The Telegraph – Top Hotels in the World
“Boucan by Hotel Chocolat is a luxury St Lucia hotel offering colonial-chic bedrooms, a historic cocoa plantation location and sophisticated…”
Caribbean Hotel Design Award at the 2014 International Hotel & Property Award
We’re proud to announce that Boucan has won the prestigious Caribbean Hotel Design Award at the 2014 International Hotel & Property Awards. Hosted by design et al, a leading interior design magazine based in the UK, The International Hotel & Property Awards are voted for by top industry professionals as well as design et al readers, clients and the general public.
World Luxury Hotel Awards Nominee 2014
Nominated in the following categories:
Luxury Boutique Hotel
Luxury Restaurant Hotel
Chosen for Condé Nast Traveller ‘Hot List’
Chosen for The Travel Leisure ‘It List’
Food and Travel – Top 10 Chocolate Experiences