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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Go Beyond the Beach in St. Lucia

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2. Where to Eat


Boucan's menu features ingredients grown on the surrounding cocoa plantation.   

Indulge your chocoholic side at Boucan, where everything on the menu features cocoa paired with fruits and vegetables grown on the surrounding cocoa plantation. Take your pick from a fresh cacao bellini ($12), citrus salad with white chocolate dressing ($9), cacao-butter-roasted seasonal fish ($24), and a trademark dessert called The Story of Chocolate in Ice ($9).

Settle into an upstairs table before dark at local favorite Gee’s Bon Manje to sip rum punch ($8) as the sun sets over Soufriere, the Pitons, and the Caribbean Sea. Once night falls, dig into some hearty Lucian-style Caribbean cuisine made with locally grown ingredients, like a bowl of creamy pumpkin soup ($8) and home-cooked mahi-mahi in a coconut-ginger sauce ($24).

Chow down on fresh seafood at the communal Friday night fish fry in Anse-la-Raye, a small village that comes alive around 6:30 p.m., when calypso music starts blaring, fish and lobster sizzle on grills, and flavorful conch stews boil away ($2–$30). Be sure to scope out all the options, ask for prices, and chat up other diners to find out what dishes they like before ordering.


Published on Jan 12, 2012 as a web exclusive.

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