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Fond Doux Plantation & Resort
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Soufriere
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Bronx, New York, United States
2 reviews
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“Amazing Combination of Natural Beauty and Human Care”
Reviewed 10 July 2012

An amazing site. From the moment you arrive at the Plantation, you are surrounded by the beautiful tropical rain forest with all of its extraordinary sounds, colors and smells and of course by the fantastic staff. The perfect combination for a very peaceful vacation. The staff is wonderful and go above and beyond to make your stay a very pleasant and special time. The owners have made a very impressive job in building the cottages as just a perfect addition to the beautiful forest and as comfortable as they are. They are spacious with all of the facilities needed. The tap water is from the forest springs. It is drinkable, safe and delicious. We loved our cottage. We had the chance to visit other cottages and they were all as lovely as ours. The restaurant offers a very diverse and delicious menu. We had all of our breakfasts and dinners there. The owners were always available to offer help. The drinks were very good. We highly recommend this amazing place as we are already making plan to go back with our sons and their families.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Fonddoux, Manager at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, responded to this review, 20 July 2012
“Thanks for your appreciation of the Fond Doux Combination”

Dear Betty,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following your recent stay at our authentic Plantation resort.

Fond Doux is a Calm, Lush Tropical Garden with amazing views of its surroundings offering unique moments of peace, harmony and tranquility with all of its extraordinary sounds and scenery waiting to be explored. Only the melody of foliage tossed around by the light gentle breeze come to unsettle the silence of Mother Nature.

Our cottages have been specially designed to allow our guests to be comfortable and for pure relaxation. We are always happy to hear when our guests are satisfied with our level of service and to learn that you were no exception. Our tap water is from our forest springs which are pure and free from chemicals. We are extemely pleased to know that you enjoyed our food and beverage offerings.

On behalf of the entire team, I would like to express how happy we are that you enjoyed your stay with us, and thank you for taking the time to share your review.

Best Regards,
Eroline/Lyton Lamontagne
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New York
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

Fond Doux was absolutely amazing! My husband and I stayed there for a week & we wished the stay would have been longer. We loved the rooms (The Guava Cottage had an amazing view & The Angelina Villa made me feel like a princess) The owners - Mr. & Mrs. Lamontage made us feel like family.. We will never forget how they made us feel. The staff were friendly / Tracey was the best guide of the plantation, Marcus was our personal driver - always had a smile on his face & Katrina is such a beautiful person. St. Lucia is amazing! It was a real cultural experience! Fond Doux is near all area attractions.. 5 to 15 minute drive to the beach, Spring water falls, Sulpher springs & The Pitons. Fond Doux has their own Trail hike.. Just amazing & breath taking ( don't forget the camera & wear sneakers or hiking shoes) Make time to eat lunch at Ladera Hotel ( Kodak moment) & amazing food & desert at Boucan (A must if your a Chocolate lover). We also loved the food onsite! Overall this was a one of a kind, Unique & unforgettable trip!!! We will return one day in our near future.

  • Stayed March 2012
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, Owner at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, responded to this review, 12 July 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following your recent stay at Fond Doux Holiday Plantation.

We are devoted to providing our guests with the highest level of service and it is gratifying to know your overall expectations were exceeded and that you had an amazing time. We are happy to know that you enjoyed the Hillside Guava and the Angelina Villa. We want our guests to be relaxed and comfortable throughout their stay at our resort.

Fond Doux is in close proximity to the main Tourist attractions including the Sulphur Springs, Our famous twin peaks “The Piton”, the waterfalls, Botanical Gardens, Tet Paul nature trails, white sand beaches and the scenic town of Soufriere. We are happy to know you had a wonderful time exploring our community and our beautiful Island of St. Lucia.

We are elated that the individuals mentioned in your review contributed to making your stay even more enjoyable. I will pass on your comments and applaud them for a job well done.

Thank you once again for your review. We greatly anticipate your return to our Tropical Garden of Eden and we are touched by your kind and amazing words.

Best Regards,
Eroline & Lyton Lamontagne
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Gros Islet, St. Lucia
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Reviewed 30 June 2012

Just spent three days at Fond Doux and this was just amazing. From the customer service you receive and the friendliness of the staff, they really go above and beyond to make you feel at home. The cottage we stayed was right in the tropical rain forest we could not have asked for anything else.
We would like to thank you all so much for this very special mini break we shared with you.
Julie & Mikael Lamber

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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, Manager at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, responded to this review, 14 July 2012
“Thank you for your amazing review”

Dear Julie,
We greatly appreciate the amazing review you have posted on your recent stay at Fond Doux Holiday Plantation. We are elated to know that your experience was truly amazing. That is what a vacation is really about. Our highly trained and professional staff will go above and beyond to ensure that our guests have a wonderful time whilst staying at our resort.

Our cottages have been specially designed to allow our guests to be connected with nature and are secluded amidst lush tropical foliage to provide complete relaxation and privacy. The tropical décor gives a naturally subtle setting equipped with modern facilities and a comfortable layout.

We look forward to your return visit to another authentic St. Lucian experience, and thank you once again for your continued support of our Tropical Garden of Eden.

Best Regards,
Eroline/Lyton Lamontagne
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 June 2012

I had an amazing time here. The experience was peaceful, tranquil and idyllic. The staff were friendly, pro-active and helpful. The rooms are set in French-colonial style cottages and much attention had been paid to the detail of restoring them to luxurious standards. Each cottage was spacious and had its own facilities. The best thing about staying there was falling asleep to the calming sounds of chirping crickets and awakening to views across the mountain valley and the faint waft of local St Lucian cuisine being prepared for breakfast. The plantation had a restaurant that was always buzzing with other guests, and the owners were always on hand to provide information about the local area, or even buy me a drink the bar! I thoroughly recommend!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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, Manager at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, responded to this review, 10 July 2012
‘’Thank you for your beautiful review”

Dear Chioma,

Thank you for sharing your feedback about your recent stay at Fond Doux Holiday Plantation.
I am glad that you had a wonderful experience and that you enjoyed all that we have to offer, from our authentic accommodations, food and beverage offerings, our Lush Tropical Haven and our hard working and courteous staff. It is gratifying to learn that your overall expectations were exceeded.

As proud owners of this outstanding property we have made it our priority to make ourselves available to our guests, to be informative and to entertain. Our nightly musical orchestra is indeed calming, soothing and relaxing bringing us one step closer to nature.

Thank you once again for your review. On behalf of the entire team we welcome your return to Paradise.

Best Regards,
Eroline/Lyton Lamontagne
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Chesham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 June 2012

It was first real St Lucian breakfast, I thought the service was top drawer without being like a chain hotel. It was a really special place. Lovely walks and scenery and the pool was nice too.

I thought the food was lovely. I was actually here as a single and I didn't feel green and prickly. :-) I felt really welcome and they have a good relationship with the local taxi firm that can take you to all the sights without any hassle.

The cottages were absolutely beautiful and they each had their own character. When I get married, I am coming back here because ultimately its a honeymooners paradise, without the typical beach resort. Everything is at your finger tips, if you want it but if you want your own privacy, you have that too.(travelled in May 2011)

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
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, Manager at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, responded to this review, 10 July 2012
“Thank you for your Lovely review”

Dear Charlottesm,

Thank you for taking the time to share your lovely comments about your Holiday experience at our Plantation resort.
We are very enthusiastic and passionate about ensuring the happiness and satisfaction of our guests so it is always pleasing when we receive a positive review such as yours. I am sure this information will assist other travelers to plan their Holiday to this unique Tropical Garden of Eden.

I am pleased to know that you enjoyed your visit and the courtesies and services you experienced positively contributed to a relaxing stay. Our rainforest surrounding is truly peaceful and relaxing and I’m glad that you had the opportunity to experience this authentic St. Lucian Gem. All of our cottages are indeed a modern piece of art located amidst lush Tropical Vegetation for our guests’ privacy.

Our culinary team works hard to maintain a high level of consistency. I am happy that you enjoyed our food and beverage offerings and that you were satisfied with the quality of the food served.
We do have a good relationship with the Local taxi drivers and they are a phone call away when we require their services for our guests.

I will communicate your feedback to the entire team and commend them for a job well done.

Thank you once again for your review and we look forward to your return visit hopefully for your Honeymoon.


Best Regards,
Eroline/Lyton Lamontagne
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 24 June 2012

The cottages and location are absolutely lovely. Of the three chefs preparing food for the restaurant, one was excellent, one was good, and one was fair. Grew to love the chocolate cake! You cannot go wrong if you are seeking a relaxing and laid back vacation. Staff members were all very friendly and helpful. The rainforest "night concert" was an experience not to be missed!

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank istrugov
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, Manager at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, responded to this review, 7 July 2012
“Relaxing review most appreciated”

Thank you for taking the time to write your review following your recent stay at Fond Doux Holiday Plantation.

From your opening remarks you mentioned that the cottages and Location are absolutely lovely. You are definitely correct on that statement. All of our cottages have their own unique styles and features and are located amidst lush Tropical Gardens which gives you a sense of inner peace and Tranquility.

We are genuinely concerned with every guest experience and do all we can to ensure that the services and amenities we offer give great satisfaction to our guests. Our culinary team works hard to create exceptional dining experiences. Most of our guests normally give rave reviews about their dining experience. We have ensured that the chefs remain consistent in providing excellent cuisine at all times. We are happy to know that you enjoyed our delicious Chocolate Cake. On your return visit you have to try our popular signature dish the Lamontagne Souse Kaye.

All of our staff are highly trained and professional and will go the extra mile to exceed our guest’s expectations.

The rainforest night concert is indeed an experience not to be missed. This symphony of music creates a magical melody inspired by God’s tiny creations serenading us to sleep at nights.

We thank you for your support of our Tropical Garden of Eden and we sincerely hope to have you back soon.

Simply Authentic!! Simply Unique!! Simply Hospitable!!

Best Regards,
Eroline/Lyton Lamontagne
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Sturminster Newton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 June 2012

Stay here for the real St Lucia experience. Superb well furnished cottages in beautiful tropical garden setting. Soak up the tropical night chorus and enjoy your private tropical garden.If you want a cooking hotel will run you down to 5 star beach for snorkelling etc.Owner is chairman of Soufriere Foundation sponsoring local tourism and his aquaintance will get you respect on any part of the island.If you want a Sandals experience though this is not . Suited Charles an d Camilla though!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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, Owner at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, responded to this review, 24 June 2012
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with your feedback following your recent visit at Fond Doux Holiday Plantation.

Our Lush Tropical setting leads to a truly intimate and romantic atmosphere. All of our cottages are located amidst exotic Flora and Fauna which captivates the True Beauty of our Sweet Valley.

We are extremely pleased to know that you enjoyed our nightly chorus brought on by our various species of insects nesting at our lovely resort.

Mr. Lyton Lamontagne is no longer the chairman of the Soufriere Regional Development Foundation. This private entity still promotes and Sponsors Tourism Base projects in the Town of Soufriere and its environs.

You are absolutely right; Fond Doux Holiday Plantation is indeed fit for Royalty. In 2008, His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales and his wife, the Duchess of Cornwall visited Fond Doux Holiday Plantation for an official tour. It was their only visit to a private property on their 24 hour stopover in St. Lucia.

Your support of Fond Doux Holiday Plantation is greatly appreciated, and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Best Regards,
Eroline & Lyton Lamontagne
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Property: Fond Doux Plantation & Resort
Address: Soufriere 250, St. Lucia
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Region: Caribbean > St. Lucia > Soufriere Quarter > Soufriere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Soufriere
#1 Family Hotel in Soufriere
#2 Green Hotel in Soufriere
#2 Spa Hotel in Soufriere
#2 Romantic Hotel in Soufriere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Fond Doux Plantation & Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fond Doux Plantation & Resort is a 19th century eco-friendly colonial resort nestled in the heart of St. Lucia, best known for romantic, intimate, and private luxury cottages. The resort is situated amidst a 250 year old working plantation and features an assortment of 15 uniquely crafted cottages, two on-site restaurants, and a collage of outdoor swimming pools, as well as an organic spa. The resort is a scenic 45 minute drive from the island's international airport. As a guest of Fond Doux, you will be conveniently located just minutes away from St. Lucia's main attractions, including The Pitons, The Sulphur Springs - 'The Caribbean's only drive in volcano' - and the best diving sites on the island, all within a prestigious UNESCO World Heritage Site. Whether you're traveling for business, a romantic honeymoon or wedding escape, or for a fun-filled family vacation, Fond Doux Plantation & Resort offers the perfect ambiance in St. Lucia for all travel types. A mere glance out your cottage door will evoke both tranquillity and a journey into the land of adventure! ... more   less 
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