Fond Doux Plantation
Fond Doux Plantation & Resort
Resort Address: P.O. Box 250, Soufriere, St. Lucia
Telephone: (758) 459-7545/48 /US#: 1-315-307-2348
Fax: (758) 459-7790
Distance to UVF Airport: 13 miles / 45 minutes
Distance to SLU Airport: 28 miles / 80 minutes
Number of Hotel Rooms: 17
Average Room Rate per Night: US$275.00
Property Rating: 3.5 Stars
Check In: 3pm
Check Out: 12pm
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 plantation resort is definitely a unique, un-spoilt nature’s paradise, a natural escape from the ordinary fast paced world to reconnect and rejuvenate.
The resort is situated amidst a 250 year old working plantation and is a scenic 45 minute drive from the island’s international airport. Guests of Fond Doux 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.
For the independent traveler it offers an authentic Saint Lucian experience appreciated by the new trend of responsible travelers around the globe. As the resort is situated amongst lush cocoa groves, guests can not only smell chocolate wafting by on warm breezes, but can also actively engage in the processing of chocolate if they wish – from Cocoa Harvesting, Cocoa Drying, and Cocoa Dancing.
Whether one is 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 the cottage door will evoke both tranquility and a journey into the land of adventure!
Resort Facilities: 2 Restaurants, 1 Bar, Wedding gazebo, Spa, Gift shop, 3 Pools, Hiking/Nature trails, Cocoa fermentry house.
Nearby Attractions: Tet Paul Nature Trail, Sulphur Springs, Zip Lining at Morne Coubaril Estate, Gros Piton Hike, Piton Waterfall, Rainforest Hike, Beach, Scuba Diving, New Jerusalem Waterfall, Toraille Waterfall, Sunset Sailing, Whale & Dolphin watching, Diamond Botanical gardens and Horse-back riding .
Target Groups: Honeymooners, Families, Anniversaries, Babymoons, Weddings, Romance, Adventure and Eco-Travelers.
Children Policy: Allowed
Top Reasons to Stay Here:
- Private accommodations in a romantic location in the rainforest.
- The resort offers an Authentic Saint Lucian Experience on a 250 year old traditional working cocoa plantation.
- Conveniently located within the UNESCO World Heritage Site and minutes away from the Soufriere town and the major attractions in the area.
- Exceptional Saint Lucian hospitality
- Plantation to Plate cuisine
- Great range of exciting local tours and excursions.
Spa : Yes
Link to Spa Menu: http://www.fonddouxestate.com/spa/mamma-la-terre-spa.htm
Onsite Wedding Services: Yes
Meeting Room: Yes
- 2012/2013/2014/2015/2016- Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Award for the Resort and the Bamboo Restaurant
- Tripadvisor Gold level status –Green Leaders programme
- Silver Magellan Award 2013 – Room Design
- Gold Magellan Award 2014- Eco-friendly Green Resort
- Silver Magellan Award 2015 – Eco-friendly Green Resort
- 2014/2015 – Booking.com Award of Excellence
- 2015/2016 -Hotels.com Award
- 2016 – Trip Expert Choice Award (Fond Doux Plantation & Resort)
- 2016- Trip Expert Choice Award (Fond Doux Heritage Tour)
Room Categories: There are 15 unique individual cottages, one bedroom, deluxe one bedroom, one bedroom cottage with pool, honeymoon suites and two bedroom cottages at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort.
One Bedroom cottage: There are 4 one-bedroom cottages at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort in St. Lucia, each lovingly restored and hand-crafted by Caribbean artisans. Our one-bedroom accommodations are perfectly suited for couples looking to enjoy some peace and quiet in a romantic and secluded setting, far away from the hoards of tourists found at other resorts in St. Lucia. Each cottage also offers a wide range of amenities to make sure your stay with us is as comfortable and relaxing as possible.
One Bedroom cottage with pool: Set amidst our spectacular tropical grounds, our 2 One Bedroom Cottages with Pool are the perfect option for a romantic escape. These beautiful hand-built cottages feature all of the comforts of our One Bedroom Cottage, as well as a private plunge pool, the perfect place to unwind after the day’s adventures. As with all of our cottages, a wide range of amenities are available to ensure that your stay with us is as comfortable and relaxing as possible. Set amidst our spectacular tropical grounds, our 2 One Bedroom Cottages with Pool are the perfect option for a romantic escape. These beautiful hand-built cottages feature all of the comforts of our One Bedroom Cottage, as well as a private plunge pool, the perfect place to unwind after the day’s adventures. As with all of our cottages, a wide range of amenities are available to ensure that your stay with us is as comfortable and relaxing as possible.
Two Bedroom Cottage: There are 2 two-bedroom cottages at our resort, crafted by local artisans and ideal for families or friends who are traveling to St. Lucia together. Hang out in your own private, stand-alone cottage, beautifully accented with French colonial touches. King beds ensure you’re as comfortable as possible, and patios with rocking chairs are the perfect place to relax into island time and take in the heavenly odors of lush citrus, fruit, and cocoa trees that surround your cottage.
Deluxe One Bedroom: If you only need one bedroom during your vacation in St. Lucia, but are looking for more space, our resort’s Deluxe 1 Bedroom Cottage is quite a bit larger than the 1 Bedroom Cottages and is better set-up for self-catering. It offers two levels, with a living room, dining room, outdoor kitchen, and bathroom on the main floor, plus a spacious master bedroom and second bathroom on the upper floor.
Honeymoon Suites :There are 6 stand-alone honeymoon suites that are the epitome of romance. After waking up in your King-size four post bed, get ready for the day in your cottage’s private outdoor rainforest shower or take a dip in your own private plunge pool, all the while looking out over the gorgeous, lush greens and fruit trees that adorn the resort grounds.
Views: Lush Tropical Rainforest and Mountain Views
Management : Privately Saint Lucian owned. (Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne)
Restaurants & Bars:
Cocoa Pod Restaurant:
The Cocoa Pod Restaurant offers its diners authentic Saint Lucian Creole cuisine. The menu features Creole chicken and freshly caught fish, infused with locally-grown seasonings, vegetables, salads, staples and traditional St. Lucian preparations, making for healthy, delicious, and unique culinary experiences.
Bamboo Restaurant & Bar:
The Bamboo Restaurant offers a le carte options for both lunch and dinner with a fusion of Caribbean and St. Lucian cuisine. The lunch menu has been thoughtfully designed to have lighter, healthier dishes to include organic soups, salads sandwiches, wraps, roti’s and pasta dishes. The dinner menus are created with the freshest produce found in the resort’s gardens, including local farmed fresh water shrimps
Credit Cards: Visa, MasterCard and American Express.
Languages Spoken: English and Creole
Date of Last Renovation: 2016
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