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“Fond Doux - St Lucia”

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Fond Doux Plantation & Resort
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Soufriere
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

Absolutely beautiful, and you feel like you're in the middle of the jungle! Great staff, great food, interesting century architecture at one with its environment, paths through the plantation forest, beautiful views - a definite stop for anyone that goes to St. Lucia and wants tranquility at one with nature. As Churchill said "Nature will not be admired by proxy.” Go there!

Room Tip: All room all century old homes saved and redone anew.
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank PascalMahvi
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Fonddoux, Owner at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2014

THANK YOU FOR A WONDERFUL ENDORSEMENT!!
Dear PascalMahvi,
The management and staff of Fond Doux Holiday Plantation wish to thank you for such a wonderful endorsement especially coming from an experienced traveler and hotelier like yourself.

Thank you for your commitment to recommend our property for persons seeking tranquility at one with nature and we eagerly anticipate your return visit.

Best Regards,
Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne

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Reviewed 18 February 2014

A very exquisite, private and romantic place. I had a once in a life time experience . Great food, ambiance and staff to compliment . Love the coziness . We were well received by staff members. The place is well kept and maintained. I had the most breath taking experience especially during the night.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Edmund E
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Fonddoux, Owner at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2014

THANK YOU FOR YOUR REVIEW!!

Dear Edmund E,

Thank you for taking time out to post such positive feedback about your recent stay at Fond Doux Holiday Plantation.

We are committed to making every holiday experience a fulfilling and memorable one and so we are delighted to know that your experience was exceptional and that the services, accommodation and amenities we delivered contributed to a wonderful stay. We will continue to do our best to maintain the experience which you enjoyed, and will do our utmost to ensure that your next experience is just as favorable as your last.

Once again, thank you for your encouraging comments and we look forward to welcoming you back.

Best Regards,
Eroline & Lyton Lamontagne

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Reviewed 17 February 2014

A group of family and friends celebrated our son's wedding. Loved our cottage nestled among the lush tropical flowers. Really enjoyed the hike and the tour of the plantation. The wedding dinner and party was memorable. We had a wonderful time. Wish we could have stayed longer.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Agnes S
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Fonddoux, Owner at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2014

WONDERFUL REVIEW MOST APPRECIATED!!

Dear Agnes S,

We would like to take the opportunity to thank you for posting your comments about your recent stay at Fond Doux Holiday Plantation.

We are happy that you had a wonderful experience here with us and that enjoyed the plantation tour, wedding dinner party and your cottage. We feel honored that your son chose our plantation paradise from all the other resorts in the Caribbean to celebrate such a special milestone.

Thank you for your support of Fond Doux Holiday Plantation and we look forward to welcoming you back to experience Saint Lucia’s Authentic Heritage.

Best Regards,
Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne

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Reviewed 16 February 2014

A perfect place to enjoy paradise without visiting a commercialized property. The staff really made an effort to learn your name and inquire about your day. It added to the overall experience. The Tree House had a perfect view and was really magnificent. I highly recommend booking a stay.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Morgan S
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Fonddoux, Owner at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2014

COULDN’T ASK FOR A BETTER REVIEW!!!
Dear Morgan,
Thank you for choosing to share your positive experience at Fond Doux Holiday Plantation with the legion of visitors to the Tripadvisor website. We appreciate your honest feedback and are delighted to read that you had a wonderful experience .Fond Doux Holiday Plantation is a unique property, who’s main goal is to meet our guests needs and exceed their overall expectations and therefore it is always heartwarming when we receive praise for our efforts in delivering an exceptional holiday experience.
Thank you for recommending our property and we do look forward to welcoming you back .
Best Regards,
Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne

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Reviewed 11 February 2014

This resort nestled within the tropical flora and fauna of Soufriere was nothing like I ever expected. We stayed at the bamboo cottage, a quaint, cozy escape but the most captivating part of our stay was not just the cottages but getting from one part of the resort to another :D There were tropical fruit trees adorning the paths and the sound of water in the river near by, made Fond Doux what I now call it, my Tropical Paradise. The air was cool and fresh, just like it should be and I could never forget the food. The resorts restaurants were decked with exquisite bamboo and wood finishes and from breakfast to dinner to drinks, every part of it was delectable. The staff were very friendly and helpful and made it a night we would never forget! If we only knew it would have been this enjoyable, we would have stayed long. I think Fond Doux captures the true essence of what a St. Lucian getaway should be and I would do it all over again in a heart beat. You should too!

- Cornel

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 February 2014

My wife and I spent two nights at Fond Doux while on our honeymoon. Of the two weeks we were in St. Lucia and the four different resorts/locations we stayed, this was definitely our favorite place!

Our cottage was Hillside Papaya, and was wonderful! Such a beautiful retreat in the middle of the rainforest!

The food was excellent! We didn't do the all-inclusive because we knew we'd be out during the days, but we had breakfast both mornings, and we did a "last night in St. Lucia" date at the restaurant. My wife had many questions about the food because she wanted to be able to make it herself when we returned home, and the restaurant staff was so helpful and accommodating!

I made a video from our time here, so if you want a glimpse at what Fond Doux has to offer, please watch it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G98sXg07fJg

If you have a chance to come here, I absolutely recommend it!

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Matt C
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Fonddoux, Owner at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 20 February 2014

THANK YOU FOR THE BEAUTIFUL REVIEW!!
Dear Matt C,
Thank you for sharing your amazing experience at Fond Doux Holiday Plantation with the travelling public. We are thrilled that you had a wonderful time and that your expectations were surpassed.
Fond Doux Holiday Plantation is a special place to us, and we are glad you took the time to explore our beautiful retreat in the middle of the rainforest. As a green globe certified property, we do understand that the rainforest forms an integral part of our daily livelihood, and so we believe in the maintenance and continuous improvement of our natural resources , environment, archeological and historical sites on which we depend on. As a corporate leader in the community our mission is to raise awareness on the conservation and preservation of our natural resources and by extension the importance of protecting the environment while seeking to empower the people and community to the same.
We welcome feedback from our guests as it helps us tailor our services so that we can continue to meet the expectations of our valued guests.
Thank you for taking the time to create such a beautiful video of our property and we look forward to welcoming you back to create more wonderful memories.

Best Regards,
Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne

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Reviewed 9 February 2014

My husband and I visited Fond Doux for our 10th Anniversary, and the friendly and attentive staff at Fond Doux gave us five days we'll never forget! We loved the whole set up of the plantation. Our cottage was so quaint and private that we felt like we had our own piece of the rainforest all to ourselves. We loved sharing a drink on our porch or just lazing around in the extra comfy bed. But when we felt the need for company, it was only a short walk to the outdoor lobby and restaurants where you were always met by smiling staff, other happy guests, and/or the resident plantation pets. The food and drinks were delicious - the beef satay, local baked bread, chocolate cake, and rum punch were some of our favorites. One night when we were feeling tired, the staff brought our food up to our cottage; and believe me, navigating the hillside path with a big tray of food could not have been an easy feat!

As for activities, we did so much, yet somehow the staff helped us space our adventures out so that we never felt like we weren't relaxing at the same time. We spent time on the beach, visited the volcano, Tet Paul trail, and the Piton Waterfall. We spent a morning snorkeling. We enjoyed sunsets and dinners at a few local restaurants. And the best part, Fond Doux's staff organized everything - drivers, tickets, reservations - we didn't have to lift a finger. One night we were surprised to see that our driver was the resort's owner!! These little touches really made us feel special and cared about, and certainly, are the benefit of visiting a smaller resort where you don't get lost in the crowd.

Lastly, I have to give some love to my favorite staff member, Katrina. She was amazing. She knew from the start it was a special trip for us, and she went to great lengths to help us surprise one another with personal anniversary gifts. A private lunch in the plantation gazebo is a memory we will always cherish.

If you're looking for an authentic experience with people who truly care about making your trip perfect and memorable, there's no better place to go then Fond Doux. We will definitely be returning!

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jen M
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Fonddoux, Owner at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2014

WELCOME TO PARADISE!!

Dear Jen M,

We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to post a review of your recent stay at Fond Doux Holiday Plantation in celebration of your 10th wedding anniversary. We understand the fact that there are many choices on where to spend a wedding anniversary in the Caribbean and so we are indeed happy that you chose our “plantation paradise” to celebrate such a special occasion. The fact you found everything to your satisfaction, and that you felt the staff gave you five days you will never forget, is indeed a great endorsement for the entire team to live up to. Thank you for sharing the essence of your blissful time at Fond Doux Holiday Plantation; after all, that is how the positive words gets spread, with more people eventually taking the opportunity of enjoying the things which you experienced during your stay.
We greatly appreciate all the positive light that you have shed on our plantation paradise from the “quaint and private cottages” to the “friendly and attentive staff” especially Katrina. We are happy that you enjoyed our food and beverage offerings especially the beef satay, local baked bread, chocolate cake and rum punch. The team here at Fond Doux Holiday Plantation goes above and beyond to ensure that they fulfill the needs of our guests, whether it is to walk up 65 steps to bring food to their cottage, picking up our guests when our driver is busy on another trip, assisting guests with surprising each other with personal anniversary gifts or arranging a private lunch. You clearly experienced the personal touches associated with a small resort like ours- as you quite rightly stated; “you don't get lost in the crowd”.
Thank you for recommending our plantation paradise to persons seeking an authentic experience with people who truly care about making their trip perfect and memorable. We do look forward to welcoming you back and the entire team will be waiting for you with authentic St. Lucian smiles.

Best Regards,
Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne

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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 Romantic Hotel in Soufriere
#2 Spa Hotel in Soufriere
#2 Green Hotel in Soufriere
Price Range: £175 - £306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Fond Doux Plantation & Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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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