A cool hotel. It’s not a luxury hotel, or a boutique hotel, or a large resort, necessarily. You simply know it’s cool the moment you step inside, because you feel it. It’s when that combination of design, comfort and intimacy creates a palpable energy. A cool hotel is a hotel with a soul, a place that engenders an emotional reaction in its guests. That doesn’t happen everywhere in the Caribbean, but it does at these: the Caribbean’s coolest hotels for 2015.
Boucan by Hotel Chocolat, St Lucia
It’s an 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.