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Fond Doux Plantation & Resort

3.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This was my first visit to the island, and our cottage at Fond Doux was the icing on the cake. The food was delicious, the employees were fantastic, and the accomodations were peaceful and secluded. A short 15-minute hike on the premises revealed a gorgeous view of Petit Piton. This is my new favorite vacation spot, and I highly recommend Fond Doux. Can’t wait to return.

Spent one week here. The Plantation is beautiful. I love the secluded location set with luscious surroundings. Had a private cabana style room up the side of the property. Very quiet. Large room with outdoor shower. Amazing. Had a few wild quests visit...lizards, frogs and a cat (lives on the property). There is nothing to walk to and you have to hire a car to go anywhere. The Plantation tour was great....trying fruits and raw chocolate. And a short hike up to an amazing view. Both the Volcano and Piton Hike are short drives away. Breakfast included with our stay and hands down the best! Had dinner at the restaurant on site....and they really accommodated my gluten free diet. Free daily beach shuttle to Sugar Beach...10-15 mins drive. Staff and owners were so wonderful! Would definitely come back!!!!

I found Fond Doux Resort by chance. It turned out to be the most delightful surprise. Lovely cottages embedded in beautifuly manicured gardens. They think of everything for your comfort even though it's a certified green resort.

We spent four days here and loved Chashew Hilltop cottage. The gardens and grounds are stunning, lush and green. The food was excellent which was important as we are veggie. The staff very friendly, the pool area peaceful and a lovely hike from the door of the cottage to see one of the Pitons. We would definitely go back.

What an amazing property this is! My Husband and I stayed here in July, I was a little worried about having no AC but don't let that stop you!!!! I didn't even miss it , the ceiling fan as well as a stand fan in the room was all we needed. We stayed in the hilltop Orange and were very pleased with the beautiful decor of the four poster bed and the unique outside shower. We had a beautiful porch that looked over the lush green plants and palm trees and our own private plunge pool was a nice touch. There are so many walking paths and a nice hiking trail that looks over the Pitons and Sugar Beach. The staff was amazing! They really get to know you and you feel like your staying with close friends rather than a hotel. The complimentary breakfast was very good and filling with lots of different options including an omelet station, great way to start the day. They have a shuttle to Sugar Beach which is convenient and a nice place to spend the day swimming and snorkeling. The restaurant was very delicious and we ate there every night. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone looking for a unique experience, a secluded private getaway in a friendly atmosphere.

whatever the occasion,Fond Doux Plantation is the perfect destination. Our night at the Hillside Guava cottage was a wonderful experience. It was my husbands birthday and I must say for such short notice everything was on point. Service was excellent excellent excellent. The staff is awesome. Everybody is walking around with smiles. I love it!

I had the pleasure of staying at the Fond Doux Plantation for only one night before we headed to Rodney Bay for the remainder of the film festival. I only had enough time here to enjoy dinner and to get a little rest before we left for a different part of the island. I stayed in the Bamboo Cottage which is located on the ground which was very much appreciated. I was told to pack comfortable shoes before I arrived by other festival attendees as the rooms were up steep hills--I'm thankful I was able to dodge that hiking portion of the trip. The cottage was very quaint. The walk way was kinda creepy in the dark, but it was well lit. The shower is beautiful, but it's outside. I was joined by a lizard the night I arrived. There was no television in the room I was assigned, and the WiFi connection was poor. I highly recommend using bug spray and the bed netting at night as there are quite a few spaces that connect directly with the outside and bugs will find you at night. The food and drinks were good. Edmund Modest did a great job taking care of us. I would recommend this hotel for couples who need to reconnect and if you are looking to relax. If you're looking to turn up, this is not the place for you.

We spent five nights at Fond Doux Plantation and Resort in late June 2017 as part of a longer, 10-day trip to St. Lucia. Fond Doux is comprised of 15 spacious and private cottages set amidst a 135-acre rain forest of lush vegetation, exotic fruit trees, and colorful birds and flowers. The resort is still a working cocoa plantation, so be sure to take their free and informative tour of the beautiful grounds, and buy some delicious dark chocolate from the gift shop. Our cottage, named “The Avocado House” was an exceptional deal, with two large bedrooms (each with a large bathroom), a full kitchen, a living area, and a wonderful, huge wooden porch with rocking chairs. Our two teenage daughters appreciated the fact that the cottage had free wi-fi that was always working, and my husband and I loved the exotic jungle environment, as well as the spacious and private accommodations. And because we were there during the off-season, at times it felt like we had the place to ourselves. In fact, there were one or two nights where we were the only guests! (June is start of the low season in the Caribbean.) One thing to keep in mind is that Fond Doux is not on the beach, although they have a shuttle to the nearby Sugar Beach Resort, albeit with limited run times. Also, there is no where to eat within walking distance beyond Fond Doux's own restaurant (which has a lovely atmosphere and friendly staff, but the food is so-so and you may not want to eat at the same place every night!). So, unless you have a rental car (which we thankfully did), you’ll need to arrange a taxi to come and go, and that can get expensive. Being in the jungle is, in my opinion, a wonderfully exotic experience, but the nights are surprisingly loud with the cacophony of bugs and other rain forest critters. Unfortunately, we did not find the earplugs until the last night. You’ll also want to have plenty of bug spray, and be prepared for the possibility of geckos or bugs getting into your room . . . this is the rain forest, and it’s hard to avoid the residents! Overall, I would say Fond Doux is a great place for families because of the size of the accommodations and the reasonable price you pay for that space. There’s also a buffet breakfast, which is mediocre, but free! The location is excellent because it’s near most of St. Lucia’s most popular attractions, such as the sulfur mud baths, drive-in volcano, waterfalls, and of course the twin Gros Piton peaks. That said, none of these attractions are in walking distance, so if you don't have a car, you'll need to hire a cab (and I think the hotel has excursions). And as mentioned above, it’s not on the beach, which was fine with us because we had a rental car and also spent the second part of our trip in the northern part of the island at a beach resort. Staying in both the rain forest and then at the beach allowed us to fully experience all that St. Lucia has to offer.

My wife and I stayed in a honeymoon suite at the Fond Doux last week and were absolutely delighted with it. We also found the staff to be helpful and friendly. The Fond Doux itself is an old, colonial-era plantation that has been made over into a resort, complete with a nice restaurant and bar. We were delighted with our wonderful honeymoon suite and with the general charm of the property. As well, the helpfulness of the staff contributed meaningfully to our pleasant stay. We would happily return to Fond Doux.

Very nice and comfortable cottage in heavenly surroundings. Nature is everywhere and the cottages are well isolated. You will also enjoy the food and atmosphere of the restaurant, as well as the kindness of the staff. The hotel is not far from idyllic beaches and amazing viewpoints, especially if you decide to climb the Gros Piton 10 minutes away from the hotel.

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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. It's in the historical district and also near Anse Chastanet Beach and Tet Paul Nature Trail.


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

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.


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 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.

Room options

Cottage, 2 Bedrooms

King 1 | Queen 1 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Cottage, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Cottage, 1 Bedroom, Private Pool

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

94% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 812 reviews