Travel Dream - Winter 2013/14 - page 23

St Lucia's newest hotel, Boucan by Hotel Chocolat is
on the 18th-century Rabot Estate where the owners
run a cocoa-growing project with local farmers. It's
essentially a restaurant with rooms showcasing
Boucan, a lovely, open-air pavilion where some of the
best (andmost inventive) cuisine on St Lucia is served.
Boucan Restaurant opened in 2011 and is the world's
first cocoa-fusion restaurant, using cocoa sometimes
as a light and subtle spice, sometimes as a delicate
infusion. Cocoa has been used as a savoury ingredient
for over 3,000 years andwhether you're sipping a fresh
Cacao Bellini or sampling the delicious pioneering
menu, you're guaranteed a new experience. The
restaurant uses cocoa in both sweet and savoury
dishes, together with the superb local produce found
on Saint Lucia - from fresh fish and seafood to delicate
delicious fresh vegetables and fruit.
All things chocolate at
Boucan by Hotel Chocolat
World News
Canouan Island prepares for the opening of the Pink Sands Club
Heralding a glorious new chapter in the story of Canouan, the “Sophia
Loren” of Caribbean island resorts, work is progressing on the brand
new Pink Sands Club, the first project under the guiding hand of
billionaire financier, Dermot Desmond of Sandy Lane fame in Barbados.
His $100 million investment represents a significant move towards
establishing Canouan as one of the world’s top luxury resorts.
The Pink Sands Club will consist of both an ultra-boutique all-suite
hotel and a selection of 2-5 bedroom villas with private pools, all
located within the lush surroundings of the 1,200 acre Grenadines
Estate. Guests will enjoy access to the services provided on the entire
Estate, featuring hidden coves, beautiful white sand beaches,
championship 18-hole golf course, tennis, water sports, 5 signature
restaurants and bars, Sugar Palm Kids Club and the magnificent
Amrita Spa all surrounded by one of the world's largest coral reefs in
the heart of the Caribbean.
Fit for an Emperor ...Palacio del Inka,
A Luxury Collection Hotel (Cusco, Peru)
Once home to Incan emperors and Spanish conquistadores,
the Palacio del Inka in Cuzco, Peru—near Machu Picchu—has
just emerged from a two-year, $20 million renovation worthy
of the historic building’s legacy. While the ancient walls were
left intact, the 203 guest rooms and 17 suites in the Luxury
Collection hotel were all refreshed with hand-carved
Cariniana-wood doors and furniture, colonial-era paintings,
and rich jewel-tone textiles.
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