Need to know
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $288.75, excluding tax at 20 per cent.
Rates usually include a full English breakfast.
CocoaJuvenate spa focuses on chocolate-centric treatments in open-air rooms with mountain views. The staff use the plantation’s home-grown cacao beans, butter and oil, along with banana leaves, to make antioxidant-packed lotions and oils for treatments.
At the hotel
Spa, gardens, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: iPod dock, and minibar.
Our favourite rooms
There are only two room types: Lodges and Luxe Lodges – which are twice as large and have a private verandah and better views. Of the Luxe Lodges, Room 7 has the very best views and extra privacy. One of the first rooms built, it sits toward the end of the propert, offering some of the best views. It also has a stunning walk-in shower that is paved with river stones and has three separate water settings to simulate rainfall. Lodges 1 to 4 have particularly clear views of the Pitons, with east-west exposure for better tropical breezes and sunsets.
The 50-foot infinity pool is spectacular: lined in black quartz, the still water seems to perfectly mirror its views of the Piton Mountains and rainforest. The pool is surrounded by wood sunloungers and Adirondack rockers, and has cocktail service.
Though the beaches are spectacular, the forest trails are even better, so bring a pair of hiking boots in addition to flip-flops.
Make your own chocolate in the Tree to Bar class, which starts with guests cutting cacao pods and ends with creating chocolate bars and truffles. There are also self-guided walks through the cocoa groves.
Leave the kids at home for this adult-only hotel.
The hotel is extremely eco-conscious, using locally sourced, organic and seasonal products wherever possible. Staff actively compost, recycle waste water and use solar power.