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Fond Doux Plantation & Resort

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We had a fantastic time at Fond Doux plantation!!! The staff were extremely friendly and courteous. The cottages were private and homey. We did as many of the resort excursions as we could, this made experiencing Saint Lucia extremely convenient. Tours are arranged well and are much cheaper than if you are to arrange them on your own with transportation, etc. The food was amazing, both the breakfast buffet and the lunch and dinner options at the Bamboo restaurant. There are multiple amazing trails on and around the property. This is not the place to stay if you are a high-maintenance/lazy traveler and want to spend your time sitting in a resort. This IS the place to stay if you are adventurous and want a fabulous and genuine Caribbean experience! :) We loved our experience in Saint Lucia and hope to return someday. We will definitely be coming back to Fond Doux when we do return!!!

The hotel is close to all the wonderful activities on the island as well as beautiful Sugar Beach. The hotel staff is by far the most friendly I have ever experienced. The most unique aspect of the hotel is the privacy and peacefulness the plantation offers. However, despite the secluded feel the lush property offers, the hotel shuttle and available drivers arranged easily by the staff, makes several restaurants, activities and the local town are very accessible.

Such a wonderful cultural experience!!! We recommend Fond Doux for anyone who wants to enjoy not only relaxing vacation but also cultural experience and wonderful people. Very good for family, too! Breakfast (included) was very tasteful with good selection every morning. But please note that there are not many places to eat in this area. We ended up eating at Fond Doux's restaurant every night.

An incredible stay in the rainforest. The cottages are in the trees so that as you sit on your balcony you are overlooking the canopy. Gorgeous! The night sounds (frogs, crickets) are unbelievable. The hotel provides ear plugs although those night sounds provided me with wonderful sleep. The cottage itself is very clean and charming and comfortable. The outdoor showers are still somewhat covered so that you never have to shower in the rain but you still feel like you are outside. The breakfasts were delicious, and the staff were also wonderful. This is the perfect place for a romantic getaway for couples who love the rainforest, or even for friends who want to enjoy nature. I didn't want to leave! Only issues: the wifi was very spotty and not conducive to working or writing home. My cottage ran out of water twice but the hotel fixed it right away. There are many stairs, so this is not an accessible location for those who can't do steps.

My fiancé loved our stay. Run up the near hill side to Paul Tet for the most spectacular view. Mango Tree Restuarant was fun. The nearby sulfur baths are a must. Drive down to Sugar Beach for some beach fun. Breakfast and staff were wonderful. Dinner was better at other locations.

Beautifully built into the side of a mountain in a rain forest. Cottages on the hill and pool are high up so be in shape to handle the steps. Plantation tour is easy and very informative. Other trails available on site. Great place to relax. Staff are all very friendly and helpful. Restaurant is pretty and food is fine. Shuttle to the beach is convenient. Other restaurants are nearby too. 45 minutes from airport with lots of curves. Incredible setting.

Is like dying and waking up in paradise. The staff is super friendly and helpful. My favorite one is Lisa, she is a cad, a real riot. the pool is beautiful with gorgeous views. Every thing is perfect.

This is my second stay at Fond Doux.. it's just a beautiful spot at a great value. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. A perfect launching point for enjoying St. Lucia.

The only thing I can say good about the resort is the staff were pleasant. This place was absolutely the most unpleasant place to stay at. No air conditioning in the rooms- the bed in the honeymoon suite was horrible!!! Worst experience ever for a frequent international traveler! They need to modernize!!

Actually quite nice cabins -- aesthetically much closer to colonial plantations than most Caribbean hotels can manage -- but the place is very indifferently run, and the restaurants lack the same light touch of the rooms, instead going for ugly prints and furniture. In the hands of better owners/managers, you could imagine this being at the level of the Golden Rock on Nevis.

Our family thoroughly enjoyed Fond Doux! Best part of it was the awesome staff from the owner to our guide to chef, restaurant staff, and just about everyone there. Even other guests were nice, and we greeted every morning and night sharing precious experience. If you want quiet, there are lots of spaces to yourselves as well. Restaurant was great and decently priced (compared to infrared prices at other restaurants in Soufriere). Breakfast (included) offered a variety of tasteful food every morning, prepared with real fruit and organic vegetables they grow in the garden. Definitely take the plantation tour and join Zumba on Mon, Wed, Fri evenings. Sessions come with wonderful local experience after exercise. Accommodation is charming and spacious cottage decorated with genuine furniture, art and fabric. We recommend Fond Doux to anyone looking for true St. Lucian experience and serenity unless you are looking for luxurious 5-star accommodation. Other recommendation: "Feel Good Water Taxi & Tours." Cornell for taxi and rental car; his brother Daniel for boat trips and snorkeling. They are both really nice, and prices are negotiable. (We do not recommend driving in St. Lucia by yourself. Roads are really bad.) Cornell gave us useful information about St. Lucia; Daniel took us to "VERY GOOD" snorkeling points upon our requests. Beaches - We liked Anse Chastanet better than Sugar Beach, but try both if you have time!

The rooms are unique and are in themselves worth staying. We were in the treehouse with a private plunge pool and a four post bed with netting, even had we not been in a beautiful setting the room itself would have been enough. The setting though, happens to be beautiful and really makes you feel that you're away. The staff was amazing, especially Dennis, the driver. We had a few emergencies on our trip and the entire staff went out of their way to support us. They never made it feel like a big deal and we still had a great trip.

This plantation is midway between the international airport and the Castries, St. Lucia's largest city. It is a revived cocoa plantation with many different types of tropical plants and trees with fruits and spices. We stayed in a very nice cabin located in the jungle and went to sleep with cricket, frog and bird chirps. There is a nice restaurant often with nightly live entertainment. Our package came with breakfast that was quite satisfying. The staff is exceedingly friendly and helpful. There is a shuttle to a nearby beach and the nearest town, Soufriere is an authentic Caribbean experience. If you are looking to be in the lap-of-luxury, beach side resort, this is not your place. But if you are looking for a very unique place with nice amenities, then Fond Doux Plantation is the place to be on St. Lucia.

Loved the charmingly restored Bamboo cottage we stayed in! Lovely gingerbread wood cutout details let light shine in and tall ceiling added to ambiance. Spacious bathroom with pretty hand-carved mirror and circular window in shower. Cabin setting was also lovely with lush vegetation surrounding its nice front porch. Pathways through the rainforest loed us easily to the restaurant and lobby area. Dinner at the restaurant here was very good , esp. The fish catch of the day. Beautiful restaurant and reasonable prices. We felt the only thing lacking was the breakfast - it was average, and the service was slow. We rented a car for the week and recommend this, as it allowed us to tour many sites nearby and see the entire island. Driving is not for the feint of heart (very twisting and mountainous road) but the main roads are in good condition and my husband enjoyed driving. Highly recommend Tet Paul trail and snorkeling at sugar beach (at jealousy plantation) and Anse Chastenet beach. We also recommend eating at Orlando's restaurant in Souffriere Very gourmet food with excellent service - uses all local food. We loved our stay and the beauty of this island!

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Hotel highlights

  • Close to Soufriere Volcano and Sulphur Springs
  • Free full breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Fond Doux Plantation & Resort places you within a mile (2 km) of popular attractions like Soufriere Volcano and Sulphur Springs. This 15-room, 3.5-star hotel welcomes guests with 3 outdoor pools, 2 restaurants, and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Free full breakfast is served each morning from 7:30 AM to 10 AM. Enjoy dining at the hotel's 2 onsite restaurants: Jardin Cacao Restaurant specializes in Caribbean cuisine, and serves lunch; dinner, or The Cocoa Pod offers relaxing garden views. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge.


Rooms

Guests can expect to find free WiFi. The bathroom offers hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a furnished balcony or patio, a sitting area, and a private yard.


Property features

Guests staying at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort enjoy access to 3 outdoor pools, a children's pool, and free WiFi in public areas. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 120 per vehicle roundtrip. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, securing valuables, and tours or tickets. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include a meeting room, a computer station, and a library.

Room options

Deluxe Cottage, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, Private Pool

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Fond Doux Plantation & Resort

Everyone (10) Couples (5)
5
Partner Couples

We had a fantastic time at Fond Doux plantation!!! The staff were extremely friendly and courteous. The cottages were private and homey. We did as many of the resort excursions as we could, this made experiencing Saint Lucia extremely convenient. Tours are arranged well and are much cheaper than if you are to arrange them on your own with transportation, etc. The food was amazing, both the breakfast buffet and the lunch and dinner options at the Bamboo restaurant. There are multiple amazing trails on and around the property. This is not the place to stay if you are a high-maintenance/lazy traveler and want to spend your time sitting in a resort. This IS the place to stay if you are adventurous and want a fabulous and genuine Caribbean experience! :) We loved our experience in Saint Lucia and hope to return someday. We will definitely be coming back to Fond Doux when we do return!!!

By , from Minnesota on May 31, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 18, 2019

Thank you for sharing such positive feedback of your recent stay with us at Fond Doux Plantation Resort.We are glad that our unique accommodations and facilities paired with the impeccable level of service and hospitality displayed by our staff was sufficient to facilitate such a memorable experience. Our culinary team will surely be proud to be informed that they exceeded your expectations and we are pleased that you were satisfied with the many tours and excursions offered at the resort. Once more, we wish to thank you for choosing Fond Doux and we are eagerly anticipating your return visit.

5
Everyone

By on Apr 22, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 24, 2019

Thank you for your excellent rating. We do hope to welcome you back in the foreseeable future,. Best Regards, Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne

5
Partner Couples

The hotel is close to all the wonderful activities on the island as well as beautiful Sugar Beach. The hotel staff is by far the most friendly I have ever experienced. The most unique aspect of the hotel is the privacy and peacefulness the plantation offers. However, despite the secluded feel the lush property offers, the hotel shuttle and available drivers arranged easily by the staff, makes several restaurants, activities and the local town are very accessible.

By on Apr 7, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 16, 2019

It was wonderful to host you at our slice of paradise and we are glad that you are now part of the Fond Doux family. The main part of our job is to ensure that our guest are completely satisfied and our staff members are proud to read such an inviting review. It is truly uplifting to be informed that you had such a relaxing retreat at our tranquil eco resort and we look forward to providing you with more pleasant experiences.

5
Everyone

Such a wonderful cultural experience!!! We recommend Fond Doux for anyone who wants to enjoy not only relaxing vacation but also cultural experience and wonderful people. Very good for family, too! Breakfast (included) was very tasteful with good selection every morning. But please note that there are not many places to eat in this area. We ended up eating at Fond Doux's restaurant every night.

By , from Northern VA on Oct 27, 2018

Review comment responded on Oct 31, 2018

Your positive comments and feedback of Fond Doux Plantation Resort are greatly appreciated. We are pleased to be informed that you enjoyed the genuine hospitality of our staff members accompanied by our relaxing scenery and delectable cuisine. We eagerly anticipate another opportunity to exceed your expectations.

5
Everyone

An incredible stay in the rainforest. The cottages are in the trees so that as you sit on your balcony you are overlooking the canopy. Gorgeous! The night sounds (frogs, crickets) are unbelievable. The hotel provides ear plugs although those night sounds provided me with wonderful sleep. The cottage itself is very clean and charming and comfortable. The outdoor showers are still somewhat covered so that you never have to shower in the rain but you still feel like you are outside. The breakfasts were delicious, and the staff were also wonderful. This is the perfect place for a romantic getaway for couples who love the rainforest, or even for friends who want to enjoy nature. I didn't want to leave! Only issues: the wifi was very spotty and not conducive to working or writing home. My cottage ran out of water twice but the hotel fixed it right away. There are many stairs, so this is not an accessible location for those who can't do steps.

By on Jul 17, 2018

Review comment responded on Aug 9, 2018

Hello, Thank you for sharing this incredible review following your stay at our plantation resort. We are extremely pleased to read that all in all you enjoyed your experience in the rainforest. We do hope to welcome you back. Best Regards Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne

5

romantic locale within range of great sites!

Everyone

My fiancé loved our stay. Run up the near hill side to Paul Tet for the most spectacular view. Mango Tree Restuarant was fun. The nearby sulfur baths are a must. Drive down to Sugar Beach for some beach fun. Breakfast and staff were wonderful. Dinner was better at other locations.

By on Mar 30, 2018

Review comment responded on Jun 26, 2018

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to submit your review . Guest satisfaction is a top priority for us here at Fond Doux and so we are extremely pleased to read that you really loved your stay. As a Green Globe certified resort, we encourage our guests to venture out to experience the local culture and activities on the island. We are indeed happy that you took the opportunity to do so as this is the only way one can truly experience the real Saint Lucia. We look forward to welcoming you back for what is sure to be another amazing holiday. Best Regards, Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne

5

paradise paradise style

Everyone

Beautifully built into the side of a mountain in a rain forest. Cottages on the hill and pool are high up so be in shape to handle the steps. Plantation tour is easy and very informative. Other trails available on site. Great place to relax. Staff are all very friendly and helpful. Restaurant is pretty and food is fine. Shuttle to the beach is convenient. Other restaurants are nearby too. 45 minutes from airport with lots of curves. Incredible setting.

By , from Nj on Jan 16, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 24, 2018

Hello Fred, Thank you very much for sharing your experience with us and others here on Expedia. We pride ourselves in providing an authentic Saint Lucian experience to our guests and we are always grateful to receive positive feedback from our valued guests. Thank you for highlighting those amazing features and qualities that together create the unique and memorable Fond Doux Plantation experience, such as our unique accommodations, jungle rainforest scenery, food offerings and the outstanding service provided by our wonderful team. Thank you for choosing our beautiful plantation resort and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back. Best Regards, Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne

5

tropical paradise

Everyone

Is like dying and waking up in paradise. The staff is super friendly and helpful. My favorite one is Lisa, she is a cad, a real riot. the pool is beautiful with gorgeous views. Every thing is perfect.

By on Dec 1, 2017

Review comment responded on Jan 24, 2018

Hello Yolanda, Thank you for submitting this brief but perfect review of your stay at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort. We are extremely pleased to read that everything was to your total satisfaction and Lecia went above and beyond to ensure that you had a memeorabale experience. We do hope to welcome you back in the foreseeable future. Best Regards, Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne

5

great value in tropical forest!

Everyone
Private cottages! Even excellent during a tropical storm!

This is my second stay at Fond Doux.. it's just a beautiful spot at a great value. Staff is very friendly and accommodating. A perfect launching point for enjoying St. Lucia.

By , from New York, NY on Aug 23, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 26, 2017

Thank you for your return visit. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to our authentic plantation and resort.

1

disappointing

Everyone

The only thing I can say good about the resort is the staff were pleasant. This place was absolutely the most unpleasant place to stay at. No air conditioning in the rooms- the bed in the honeymoon suite was horrible!!! Worst experience ever for a frequent international traveler! They need to modernize!!

By , from T on May 31, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 27, 2017

Hello, Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you were satisfied with the friendliness of the staff however, disappointed to learn that this was the only aspect of the resort which you were happy with. We are pleased to report that we have addressed your concerns with the exception of the air conditioning because we are an eco-friendly Green Globe certified property. It was a pleasure having you with us and we do hope that you will consider another stay with us in the foreseeable future. Best Regards, Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne

Fond Doux Plantation & Resort

Soufriere, Soufriere,
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