Fond Doux Plantation & Resort3.5 out of 5.0
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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!
- 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. It's in the historical district and also near Anse Chastanet Beach and Tet Paul Nature Trail.
Start your day off right with a free full breakfast, 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.
The 15 individually decorated accommodations feature furnished balconies or patios and afford space to spread out with sitting areas. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include private yards, refrigerators, and minibars.
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 on request) for USD 120 per vehicle roundtrip. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this boutique hotel include a meeting room, a computer station, and a library.