Fond Doux Holiday Plantation has a jewel of a setting, nestled in a lush, cool tropical valley within Saint Lucia's World Heritage Site. With the famous twin Peaks of Gros & Pet it Piton behind them, you could not find a more picturesque holiday location. Fond Doux is the oldest working holiday plantation in the Eastern Caribbean, established since the 19th Centaury. Although Fond Doux has Ten unique cottages to rent, it has not forgotten its roots and strives to keep the plantation running, just as it used to be. This is not a "tourist show" but a living, breathing estate where you can feel the pulse of Saint Lucia and its amazing people. Fond Doux Holiday Plantation has become a certified member of Green Globe International. This prestigious position gives the plantation and by extension St.Lucia visibility on the International marketplace. It makes Fond Doux a recognized leader in environmental conservation on the island that other businesses in tourism are benchmarking against. Fond Doux Holiday Plantation is a vacation destination unrivaled and unmatched in its offering authentic St.Lucia and Caribbean Hospitality. Colonial style cottages are your accommodations, ideal for guests who appreciate history and nature set in this tranquil paradise. Some of these cottages were due for demolition in other parts of the island. Seeing history and culture about to be destroyed, the owners of Fond Doux brought the cottages to the plantation. They were then lovingly restored, preserving and keeping the Creole Architecture; the hand carved details, fretwork, wooden-shingle and hip configurations, which makes each cottage unique.The cottages are situated with care, surrounded by light whispering breezes, serenity and birdsong that infuse the atmosphere. The estate comprises of well kept pebbled trails with gentle walks among the Cocoa Trees, Bananas, Coconuts, Coffee, Nutmeg, Cinnamon and a variety of Citrus. The Lamontagne trail, named after the owners offers a lovely view of the Pet it Piton and Jalousie Bay. Fond Doux Holiday Plantation is also open to day-trippers wanting to learn about Cocoa production and/or wandering around the tropical grounds. Guests are free to partake in the "Cocoa Rina" dance. This daily ritual is part of the Cocoa production process and is done to polish the Cocoa beans before roasting.The Jardin Cacao Restaurant is one of two restaurants on the plantation and is open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. It makes the most of St. Lucian ingredients. Indeed the fruit and vegetables come form the estate which is one of St. Lucia`s rare certified organic farms. During the day, the tropical garden gives shade and colour to the Bamboo-timbered restaurant. In the evening, flambeau touches and candlelight provides a warm ambiance. The Mama La Terre Spa has recently opened its doors and is committed to creating the relaxing atmosphere that is conducive to renewing mind, body and soul. Treatments include Swedish massage, manicures and their signature treatment, the Chocolate scrub and wrap. Whether you are looking for a hard earned vacation, a picture perfect wedding or an extra ordinary Honeymoon retreat in Paradise, Fond Doux can deliver it all and then some. They seek to offer you a real, valued welcome to their island. Fond Doux Holiday Plantation is a unique property in St. Lucia. Being a certified organic farm selling locally and a member of Green Globe they lead the way in Sustainable Tourism in St. Lucia. These cottages accommodations are refurbished to the highest standard, with delightful balconies to the tranquility. They were voted the "Second Best Plantation Retreat in the World" by the Guardian Travel newspaper and were recently awarded a "2012 Certificate of Excellence Award" by Tripadvisor. Travelers consistently commend their property with the highest praise, and Trip advisor have recognized their 4.5 rating as an exceptional achievement.