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“very special authentic St. Lucian retreat!” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Fond Doux Plantation & Resort
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Soufriere
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Boulder, CO
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21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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“very special authentic St. Lucian retreat!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2014

We spent one night at the amazing Fond Doux Holiday Plantation. This property is very special as not only is it beautiful, but a wonderful learning experience about plantation history, St. Lucian cuisine and customs and hospitality. The little open-air cottages are stunning - we stayed in the Coconut Hilltop Cottage. There are a number of stairs leading to the hilltop cottages - I'd reserve a lower cottage if you have difficulty navigating stairs. We had an amazing dinner at their restaurant and would have certainly gone back if we had stayed another night.

Definitely take them up on their tour of the plantation. Our guide Phillip was wonderful and took us on a tour of the plantation and then onto the Tet Paul Trail which was a definite trip highlight! The views of the Pitons on Tet Paul are spectacular!

This hotel does't offer views onto the ocean or mountains but is all the same unique and wonderful and we'd go back in an instant if we could!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank stormandmolly
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Fonddoux, Manager at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, responded to this review, 1 February 2014
“VERY SPECIAL GUEST AT ST.LUCIA’S AUTHENTIC PLANTATION PARADISE”

Dear Stormandmolly,

Thank you for providing us with such positive feedback following your recent stay at Fond Doux Holiday Plantation. We are indeed delighted that you found our hotel to be very special and beautiful and that it was indeed a wonderful learning experience for you. In our goal to provide a truly authentic St.Lucian experience to all our guests, it would seem from your comments that we have succeeded in doing just that. The fact you found everything to your satisfaction, is rewarding for all who helped make it happen.

We greatly appreciate all the positive comments you’ve made about the cottages, cuisine and the plantation tour.

Based on your closing comments, “we'd go back in an instant if we could!” - we are positive that we will be seeing you again for another memorable experience, perhaps for a longer stay.

Thank you for your overwhelming support.

Best Regards,
Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne
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Perkasie, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2014

The Food was great, better than some of the other resorts we tried. The staff was amazing! Everyone was extremely caring and nice! The grounds are well cared for and a paradise! We loved our stay here and would definitely recommend it to other couples looking to get away.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Fonddoux, Manager at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, responded to this review, 1 February 2014
THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT REVIEW!!

Dear Derek H,

We are so pleased that you had an enjoyable stay here with us in paradise. Thank you wholeheartedly for this concise, but powerfully positive review. We are so pleased that you found the staff to be caring and nice, the grounds to be well cared and that the food was great. All of these are Fond Doux‘s trademarks as identified by so many visitors to our beautiful island.

Thank you for your commitment to recommend our plantation paradise and we do look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Thank you for your support.

Best Regards
Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne
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Morristown, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2014

Being at Fond Doux was one of the most beautiful and relaxing experiences of our lives. The service was just wonderful and made you feel comfortable and right at home. Because there is a rustic element to the experience, it may not be for everyone, but for us it was comfortable, private, and perfect. It may have been our best vacation ever, and we are grateful for the hard work and attentiveness of the staff that made our stay so refreshing and special.

A few tips:

1. Renting a Suzuki 4x4 (don't rent a car--the roads can be rough) gave us the freedom to go at our own pace and do activities as we felt we wanted. Others liked having the taxis since the drivers were vetted by the hotel and looked after their best interests during the excursions. Fond Doux will arrange whatever you ask with taxis. It is expensive to rent a car, but it is also expensive to contract taxis. I think it depends on what you feel most comfortable with, but we liked being able to pop over to the beach on our own schedule and change plans in the middle of the day based on our mood.

2. If you are disturbed by vocal tree frogs or other nature sounds, you may want to pack ear plugs. We absolutely loved the close feeling to nature, but some people might be disturbed from their sleep. The cottages are very well enclosed and the beds have mosquito netting, but you will still be glad to have some repellent for the random guy that sneaks through the door with you or for walks outdoors around dusk and dawn.

3. I was glad to have a small umbrella and a light rain jacket. A few slightly warmer clothes like long pants or cotton long sleeve may be in order for when rains come through.

4. Fond Doux is on the best side of the island to do any outdoor activities.

5. Check Groupon for all inclusive deals. And look into all inclusive options. The restaurant is just superb with healthy and light options and you will be happy to eat there for breakfast and dinner every day with the wonderful service. A la carte options for meals on the island are VERY expensive.

6. Most importantly, stay at Fond Doux! We met a couple who stayed half of their vacation at Fond Doux and the other half at an all inclusive directly on the beach. We ran into them at the airport and while they said the beachfront was really nice, they far enjoyed the quality of Fond Doux over other options.

Thanks to the staff and owners for a wonderful, memorable, and special time!

Room Tip: I feel that any of the rooms would be just lovely. We were in coconut and loved the views from the...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank stinerbean
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Fonddoux, Owner at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, responded to this review, 18 January 2014
THANK YOU FOR THE UNPARARALLEL REVIEW!!

Dear Stinerbean,

It is always rewarding to receive a guest review that is so well written and captures the atmosphere of Fond Doux Holiday Plantation so accurately. This is truly an excellent review, packed with so much information .Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with the audience of this website and pointing out all the features which made your holiday with us so memorable. The true purpose of this website is to assist potential travelers to St. Lucia in making an informed and comfortable decision about where they might like to stay for their holiday. In that regard, I would encourage all would-be guests to read this review very carefully and take in all the details which have been so carefully provided by these satisfied guests.

We appreciate every posting on this board as we understand that these are individual expressions of personal experiences at the hotel which help us in spreading the word about what can be expected whilst staying at Fond Doux Holiday Plantation. We believe that St. Lucians are very special people, and the team at Fond Doux Holiday Plantation embodies all their positive characteristics. The positive comments in your review are sincerely welcomed by the Fond Doux team, who worked so diligently in making this a memorable holiday.

We are indeed happy that we were able to deliver another amazing and relaxing experience. We are extremely grateful for having chosen our plantation paradise as your home away from home and we look forward to welcoming you back. Hopefully all of those fond memories of Fond Doux will encourage you to visit again soon. Thank you for your feedback and support.

Best Regards,

Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne
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Milan, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2014

Me, my husband Giulio and our 2 years old son Alessandro spent our Christmas Holidays in Santa Lucia at Fond Doux Holiday Plantation. This is a really unique and great place where to stay!

The Resort is in a Cacao Plantation and all the rooms are indipendent, characteristics and very romantic cottages within the plantation. Each room is unique (ours was African Tulip and I recommend it). If there is availability, try to book Angelina's Villa.

The staff is extremely kind, efficient and helpful. They are ready to help you at any time for any request (our baby broke his arm during the holiday and a person from the Staff took us to the Hospital and remained with us all the time we spent in the Hospital helping us for any issue).

The food at the Restaurant is delicious and breakfast is different every day and made up by fresh products coming form the plantation.

The swimming pool is beautiful: they are actually 3 communicating swimming pools built in the rock on 3 different floors and from there you can have an amazing view on the plantation and on the valley.

The location is great: 5 minutes car from the best beaches (Sugar Bay and Anse Chastanet) and 5 minutes car form Soufrier (a small town where you can find shops, restaurants and supermarkets).

I recommend to book a guided tour of the plantation. We did it and we enjoyed it a lot!

So, I really recommend Fond Doux Plantation and I want to thank again the owners Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne and all the Staff for all they did to make our stay memorable!

Room Tip: Try to book Angelina's Cottage
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Maurizia C
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Fonddoux, Owner at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, responded to this review, 18 January 2014
SANTA LUCIA THANKS YOU FOR THE GREAT REVIEW!!
Dear Mauriza C,
Beginning your review by stating that “This is a really unique and great place to stay!” - is most encouraging. We greatly appreciate all the positive light that you have shared on our plantation paradise ranging from the unique and romantic cottages, kind- efficient and helpful staff, delicious food, beautiful swimming pool, great location and wonderful plantation tour. That is a wonderful reward for the entire team, who truly go out of their way to ensure that each and every guest has a memorable holiday at Fond Doux Holiday Plantation. One of the main attributes of the team is that we will go out of our way to ensure the we offer our assistance when needed- whether it is to accompany our guests at the hospital in cases of emergency. We do hope that Alessandro is healing well and please give him our regards.
It was indeed a pleasure hosting your family during the festive season. It is through positive reviews from guests that we are able to maintain our standard and ensure that we provide the best value for our guests. You have clearly discovered Fond Doux Holiday Plantation and what it is all about; now all you need to do is come back. Thank you for such an enthusiastic and genuine posting and we look forward to welcoming you again for another memorable stay.
Best Regards,
Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne
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Prince George, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

We had a wonderful family reunion at the Fond Doux over the Christmas break. Our first cottage experience was the lipstick flower “welcome” written on our bed, very nice. Prior to the trip I was worried about the lack of air conditioning in the rooms. My husband and I learnt on the first night that we wouldn’t be too warm. We were in the Hillside Coconut and had a beautiful view of the valley with great evening breezes. The temperature dropped in the evenings (who knew 24C for a night time temperature could be so comfortable!). The night sounds were incredible - tree frogs galore. A much nicer sound than air conditioning! The evening bat displays were also awesome.

In order to have such beautiful views and nice breezes, the 63 steps from the restaurant to the cottage were definitely worth it. Our motto: Stop and smell the flowers! There are some beautiful plants and flowers along the path up to the cottage, so no huffing and puffing required.

Staff at the plantation were very friendly and courteous. I loved that for every “Thank You” I gave, I got a “You’re Welcome” in return. Breakfasts were great – freshly made to order omelets, freshly squeezed fruit juice, and of course, cocoa tea. Yummy! The French influence was definitely a treat at lunch – the restaurant makes delicious baguettes for their sandwiches. Dinners were great too! The owners poolside meet and greet was a great way to meet not only Lyton and Eroline, but the other guests as well. Of course the great snacks and rum punches they served didn’t hurt.

The rainforest walks from the plantation are well worth the time. The fabulous birds, trees and flowers, and the great “backside” views of Petit Piton and Sugar beach you get to see are a treat.

Our only recommendation would be to know the ‘flat’ rates for the taxi before you start your adventures. We found out part way through our trip that a round trip taxi to anywhere between the hotel and Soufriere (15 minutes away) was $122 for the 11 of us. Once we expressed our discontent with such a high rate (it was based on a per person rate), we received a much more reasonable rate for all the taxis – even those we had previously taken. We really appreciated that the Fond Doux staff were willing to re-negotiate these rates.

Our thanks to all the great staff at Fond Doux, for making this a very enjoyable trip experience.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Maggie M
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Fonddoux, Owner at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, responded to this review, 18 January 2014
THANK YOU FOR THE PLEASANT FAMILY REVIEW!!
Dear Maggie M,
The extremely positive review of your recent visit to Fond Doux Holiday Plantation is truly rewarding to all of those who helped make it happen. It is always rewarding to receive a guest review that is so well written and captures the atmosphere of Fond Doux Holiday Plantation so accurately. Thank you for taking the time to share your experiences with the audience of this website, as well as pointing out all the features the resort has which made your holiday with us so memorable. It was indeed a pleasure hosting the Marsland clan at our plantation paradise.
Fond Doux is indeed at high elevation which introduces glorious views and temperatures. We are happy to know that you were comfortable with the temperatures and the nightly chorus from Mother Nature. We are happy to read that you had a wonderful family reunion at Fond Doux over the Christmas break - that is excellent reinforcement for our team and all the other superlatives that you pointed out including our restaurant offerings, rainforest walks, friendly staff and the meet and greet - which creates an opportunity for us to meet with the families and introduce the Fond Doux family.
We have adjusted our rates to accommodate large groups. Most reviewers on this website have confirmed that our taxi rates are extremely reasonable compared to the other nearby resorts – all in all we are indeed happy that this was addressed immediately.

Once again thank you for choosing Fond Doux Holiday Plantation from all the hotels available in the Caribbean to celebrate your family reunion. Best Greetings for a speedy recovery to your mom and we do look forward to welcoming the extended Marsland clan back to paradise. We are sincerely thankful for your support and enthusiastic endorsement of the resort, and are eager to see you again.

Best Regards,
Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne
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Tokyo
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2014

We had some mixed views on this plantation. On the plus side, the hotel is family owned and personal, the plantation is absolutely beautiful with a rich history, and it feels like a much more authentic local experience than staying at a commercial resort right on the beach. The hotel is a lovely secluded local place with just a handful of guests (only 12 cottages there now) and there is a fun friendly vibe. We had some really tasty home-cooked meals and met some great staff (the drivers in particular) who were very helpful. The hotel also had a number of special poolside drinks and parties with local music, which made for some wonderful evenings.

On the other hand, the relaxed atmosphere also has its drawbacks. Our cottage (Treehouse), while being very secluded with beautiful views of the canopy and a plunge pool, had some problems, namely no roof on the bathroom so we could hear each other in the loo at all times! In addition most of the living space is outside - though the deck is lovely, the fridge and coffee pot (without proper coffee) are out there and lizards and birds could get into all the sugar and coffee that we bought (even though we tried to hide it from them)! To be honest, the room wasn't particularly clean (hair clogs in the shower greeted us on day one), the phone kept ringing accidentally from poor wiring, and the mosquitoes are brutal, though there are no mosquito coils or spray to use. Another drawback was some lack of organization - as others have commented, it wasn't clear to us who manages the restaurant or the reception, and we had mixed experiences with service at both of those at times (a little bit too relaxed and disorganized). Finally, while the cost may be low compared to other hotels in St Lucia, I don't think there are really enough amenities or nice enough rooms to justify the price.

Another thing to be aware of is that while there is a daily shuttle to the beach, once you get to the beach the options may feel a little limited. At Sugar Beach and the two nearest beaches, non-residents of the local hotel can't rent the beautiful chairs taking up most of the beachfront. You would be stuck in less prime locations renting cheaper beach chairs, plopping on a towel among the nice chairs, or in the "free" area on broken plastic chairs and pebbles instead of sand. Even when the hotel's chairs can be rented (we could never rent them), it's up to $50 per person. This lack of good beach access was an unexpected drawback which you might not know from the hotel website.

So, while I love the idea of staying at a place like this which is family-run, gorgeous, and very unique, there is a lot of potential which hasn't yet been realized. If that potential was realized, I would definitely consider going back.

Room Tip: I think Papaya is probably one of the best rooms, though I didn't get to stay there. Treehouse h...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank J_R_2010Tokyo
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Fonddoux, Owner at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, responded to this review, 18 January 2014
RELAXED AND RUSTIC GETAWAY REVIEW MOST APPRECIATED!!
Dear J_R_2010Tokyo,
Thank you for taking the time and making the effort to post your valuable feedback following your recent stay. We do value honest feedback from our guests as this helps us improve in the areas where we may have fallen short.
After all, how else would we know what our guests are truly experiencing, and more importantly, what they would like to experience? You have made a number of very positive and helpful remarks in your posting, confirming that the plantation is indeed beautiful with a rich history, that it offers an authentic local experience, that this is a secluded local place, fun friendly vibe, tasty home- cooked meals, wonderful evenings with live entertainment and the great staff.
We are always deeply concerned when we receive negative reports and do our utmost to listen to the complaints and do what we can to rectify lapses in the service standard and to ensure that there is no recurrence.

We would also like to comment on certain of your observations to ensure that the general public who read and take these reviews into account are receiving accurate information about the resort and what it offers.
• The missing fourth wall design has become one of the latest trends in architectural design in the Caribbean, there are well known five star resorts offering this type of accommodations, one with nature which embodies the sustainable green globe concept. We wish to clarify that it is only the Tree House cottage which has this design for the living room.
• The constant ringing of your phone was not as a result of poor wiring. The severe weather conditions which affected the Caribbean islands on Christmas Eve 2013, caused disruptions to our telephone system. Our Cable company has worked tirelessly to restore services and we are pleased to say that the problems with the telephone lines have now been rectified.

• Over the past two weeks the Caribbean islands experienced unusual weather changes and the torrential rains resulted in more than usual mosquitoes. It is for this reason Fond Doux Holiday Plantation has chosen a more sustainable and green philosophy. All the windows and doors in our cottages have screens and they are all equipped with mosquito nets. Mosquito coils and citronella candles are also available at reception. In future we will ensure that all cottages are equipped with these.

• We do not believe in a regimented regime of servility but friendliness with service, therefore we apologize for any lapses in service. Staff training is underway to ensure that our service is relaxed but organized and consistent.

• Most of the hotels in Soufriere are located within the UNESCO World Heritage Site “The Pitons” hence their room rates will be slightly higher than the rest of the other resorts around St. Lucia. Just to clarify we do not have rooms, we have twelve individual villas which offers complete privacy. We are extremely surprised about your comments regarding insufficient amenities; we are pleased to confirm that we do have three swimming pools, spa, boutique, three restaurants, walking and hiking trails, gardens, complimentary breakfast, complimentary beach shuttle, complimentary Wi-Fi, complimentary plantation tour and room amenities such as (shampoo, conditioner, soap, body lotion, shower caps, tissue, earplugs and tea /coffee supplies, coffee machine, hairdryer, fridge, safe, telephone, iron and ironing board). Complimentary fresh flowers and fruits are also provided in the cottages daily.

• All the beaches in St. Lucia are public, there is no free area. It is quite obvious that if one is not a paying guest at the beach resorts then the equipments would have to be rented. We have no jurisdiction over broken beach chairs and reports such as these should be referred to the resort in question.
We would love to welcome any other positive recommendations to fulfill our potential and once again we apologize for any lapses. We trust that the issues you experienced have not changed your perception of our resort and that you will consider a return visit to Fond Doux Holiday Plantation at some point in the future. Thank you for taking the time to write a fair and honest review of your experience at Fond Doux Holiday Plantation.
Best Regards,
Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne
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Christiansted, St. Croix
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

My two week stay at Fond doux resort was an absolutely heavenly experience. I could not have picked a better vacation site which truly seemed like a taste of heaven. From the breath-taking wonder of the setting in lush tropical foliage to the quality of service and healthy,tasty meals served, I could not have asked for more.
I was particulary impressed with the friendly, caring attitude of all staff who seemed ever willing to go the extra mile to ensure our stay was a memorable one. During our stay, the Island was struck by a tropical trough which produced over ten inches of rain within hours causing road closures and cancellation of Church services on Christmas Eve night in this mainly Christian community; yet even in the midst of the torrential rains, management and staff appeared at guest doors delivering dinner and assuring our comfort. This spoke volumes to myself and my husband of compassion and tenacity in action. I shall never forget those moments and will forever treasure the sprinklings of such blessings which were experienced from time to time at Fond doux. As early retirees, we have travelled extensively and recognize quality service and value for the money. Our vacation at Fond douz plantation thus far is superior and stands as our best. We selected the beautiful Cinnamon Cottage which is a short walk from the Restaurant and allows a breathtaking view of the many, many varieties of flowers and fruit trees along the path. The Friday nights presentation of cuisine and local live entertainment and get-together for guests was in our opinion outstanding. Factor in the proximity of Fond doux to the world's only drive-in volcano and waterfalls and you'll sense our elation. As historians, we were impressed with staff knowledge on the history of this resort and the courteous and professional interaction of the Owners with their guests. We definitely recommend this resort and are already making plans for a return visit later this year with other family members and friends.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Freda L
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Fonddoux, Owner at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, responded to this review, 15 January 2014
THANK YOU FOR THE INCREDIBLE REVIEW!!!
Dear Freda L,
We greatly appreciate your efforts in reporting the satisfaction you experienced during your stay at Fond Doux Holiday Plantation. It is not often that we receive a review from a guest who has experienced severe weather conditions on their vacation. Judging by your favorable comments, our staff did about as good a job as they could to make a memorable experience out of it all. All in all, while a devastating experience for the island of St. Lucia, Fond Doux Holiday Plantation fared relatively well.
Positive comments about all elements of the resort, including the cottage, food, ambience, flowers, fruits, staff, entertainment and the Managers Cocktail are all received with the highest gratitude. The Fond Doux Holiday Plantation team is always happy to receive positive and encouraging feedback, as we go above and beyond to ensure that we not only meet but exceed their overall expectations and it s quite evident we were able to do just that. It is guests like you who truly appreciate what we do here and so our efforts are not unnoticed.
We wish to thank all our guests who were on property at the time for their patience and co-operation. In the same way you have thanked us for making your stay so wonderful, we too thank you for sharing your experiences so enthusiastically with the travelling public, providing an accurate depiction of what to expect as a guest of Fond Doux Holiday Plantation. Thank you for your commitment to return and we look forward to welcoming you back to paradise.
Best Regards,
Eroline and 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 Family Hotel in Soufriere
#2 Spa Hotel in Soufriere
#2 Green 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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