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The Tree to Bar Experience at Boucan by Hotel Chocolat

The Tree to Bar Experience at Boucan by Hotel Chocolat
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“rabot estate”(17 reviews)
“cocoa tree”(21 reviews)
Unique to the Rabot Estate, the Tree to Bar Experience is an exclusive opportunity for guests to get up close and personal with everything to do with growing cocoa and culminates with creating their own chocolate! Guests start off with a walk...more
Rabot Estate, Soufriere, St. Lucia
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My husband and I stayed at Boucan so this part of the tour was free for us which was nice. It was cool to learn about the plantation we were staying on and all about the cocoa process. It was also neat to graft our...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BD73Toronto
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved this… We opted for the Bean to Bar trip for a day out. Cool catamaran ride to Soufrière and then bused to the Rabot Estate. We made our own chocolate bar - hence the name from Bean to Bar. Our guide was very helpful...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank AmeliaJ08921
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

Just wanted to say how great the Tree to Bar experience was. What could have quite easily been an boring experience was made in to a fun and laughter experience thanks to Merle. Not only did she look after us she even got my 62...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Krishna K
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Absolutely the worst experience I’ve had. Our hotel didn’t inform us that we needed to bring money for this tour, we thought the hotel covered us and it would be put on our tab. We explained the confusion to the woman checking us in and...More

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank Departure827356
Judy B, Guest Relations Manager at The Tree to Bar Experience at Boucan by Hotel Chocolat, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2018

Thank you for your feedback and I have taken all your comments on board. It would appear that your hotel Sugar Beach had made the error in your booking yesterday, after speaking with them this morning it would appear there has been a miscommunication on...More

Reviewed 11 October 2018

As a chocolate lover, I was very much looking forward to this experience. We went as a group of 4 friends and although we found the experience informative, we were all disappointed. We expected more - perhaps samples, or more of a tour - than...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank MalkieGloucester
Reviewed 20 August 2018

We really enjoyed the bean to tree part by Merle. It was informative, interesting, and very cool to get to graft our own plant. However, the tree to bar experience was less enjoyable. The lady who did the instructions was entertaining but not nice. After...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank Sarah E
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

We visited and took part in both parts of the tour. The first part of the tour (tree to bean) was interesting and informative and our guide was very knowledgable and passionate about what he did. We had a go at grafting our own plant...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank SB2412
Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

I thought this might be the highlight of our trip to St Lucia as we went to quite some trouble to pay a visit. The atmosphere on arrival however was completely flat. Beautiful surroundings but no glimpse given into the estate itself, but we just...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Miranda P
Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

I'm a chocolate lover and getting the opportunity to make my own chocolate was a treat! The host was very knowledgeable about the history of chocolate and cocoa. The food that was included after the tedious chocolate making process was delicious and the chef even...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Amelia B
Reviewed 25 June 2018

The tour here is great - to see the cocoa process for the get go is awesome. Considering we only ever see and eat the finished product this tour makes you think more about our connection to nature and how amazing these cocoa pods are....More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank MatttFrancisss
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20 April 2017|
Response from DrZeus72 | Reviewed this property |
I only attended the second part of the tour, where you actually make the chocolate bar. I believe it was $80 per person.
5 December 2015|
Response from sgw0 |
It is best to email the hotel directly. They are v.helpful. I am sure they can advise on transportation.
4 December 2015|
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Response from Trina1505 | Reviewed this property |
We had a rep come to the hotel selling. You can book in advance online but I think there must be the equivalent of the rep on the cruise as on our trip we were waiting for people from the cruise before departed. There are... More