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Fond Doux Plantation & Resort

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Charlotte NC
Reviewed 31 December 2014

I must start by stating we were a family of four, more used to creature comforts and proper hotels than a authentic plantation holiday. But we went in with our eyes wide open and got what we expected; hence I wanted to present a very balanced view of what was great and what wasn't so great about the stay! Pros:...

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Fonddoux, Owner at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, responded to this review

THANK YOU FOR YOUR FEEDBACK!! Dear Rvansam, Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. 2014 was an amazing year and we thank all our reviewers for contributing to this success story. Thank you for highlighting the listed pros of this authentic eco-tourism plantation and for your appreciation of our overwhelming St. Lucian warmth and hospitality,...

Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 20 December 2014

The FOOD! Can't rave enough about the food! Tasty local, lick your fingers kind of food. Beautiful tropical drinks. Staff is incredible. Ask them for anything, we wanted coconut they delivered it to us. The owner greeted us, very warm people. A nice hike on the property however i didn't feel safe doing it, because it rained and it was...

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Fonddoux, Owner at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, responded to this review

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ENCOURAGING FEEDBACK!! Dear SoniaRNY, Thank you very much for vacationing at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort and for taking a moment to share your wonderful experiences with us. We are grateful that you appreciated the value and quality of what you received and experienced. Thank you for embracing the unique hospitality of the staff; from the...

Reviewed 13 December 2014

We have just got back from our beautiful trip to St . Lucia. Staying at the Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, what a place,absolute heaven! It's taken me several days to even have energy to write this review. A little gem hidden away from it all!The staff were wonderful... so was the food and drink.., we felt totally spoilt! Everyone...

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Fonddoux, Owner at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, responded to this review

THANK YOU FOR THE MAGICAL REVIEW!! Dear Honey_Bee_9900, Thank you for your short, yet incredibly sweet review! We are delighted that you had such a wonderful experience and the fact you found everything to your satisfaction, is rewarding for all who helped make it happen. The experience of staying here is one you may not find anywhere else on the...

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 December 2014

We only stopped for lunch here briefly while on a tour of Soufriere, the volcano and region and the food was excellent. It was our first opportunity to taste proper St Lucian food including Pappava Casserole, Bangamary Chicken, Green Fig and Salt Fish, Rice and Peas flavoured with Cocoa beans and a chocolate sponge pudding for dessert which was delicious...

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Washington, DC
Reviewed 7 December 2014

As soon as I stepped on the Fond Doux property, I instantly fell in love. If you ever wanted to know what it felt like to live in a rainforest with access to close to au naturel luxurious amenities, then Fond Doux is the place for you. It is such a picturesque large property. If you're into photographing nature, you...

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Fonddoux, Owner at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, responded to this review

YOUR FAMILY AWAY FROM HOME!! Dear BelleKreyol, We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your recent experience at our Plantation Resort with the Tripadvisor audience and we are delighted that the resort lived up to your expectations in a positive way. The resort was designed to showcase the natural un-spoilt beauty of our simply beautiful island while offering...

Reviewed 7 December 2014 via mobile

I eagerly anticipated our stay at Fond Doux from the day I booked our honeymoon suite. I wish I booked 3 nights instead of only 2 because there is so much to do in the area - only a short drive away as Fond Doux is centrally located. We had a rental car and we stayed in the Rodney Bay...

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Fonddoux, Owner at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, responded to this review

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ENCOURAGING FEEDBACK! Dear LiveLaughLiveTravel, We would like to thank you for the opportunity you have given us by choosing our Plantation Resort for your vacation. Thank you for taking the time to share your review with us and the Tripadvisor community. We are pleased to know that you had an overall great stay at the Fond...

warwixkshire
Reviewed 5 December 2014

This is my fourth trip to St Lucia (18th to The Caribbean) and without a moments hesitation this is the place I have stayed which has had the greatest impact on me - by a long way. If you are looking for a beach hotel with staff and fixtures that could have been imported from anywhere then Fond Doux might...

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Fonddoux, Owner at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, responded to this review

THANK YOU FOR THE AUTHENTIC REVIEW!! Dear Karenlynch, Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for taking the time to author such a wonderful and authentic review. What is particularly refreshing in your posting is the obvious fact that you understand what a real Caribbean experience is, total relaxation in a paradise like setting. To receive such a positive...

Franklin, Tennessee, United States
Reviewed 4 December 2014

Carved out of the rain forest with nearly total privacy this was a perfect ending to a two week trip. The restaurants were great and staff was cheerful and eager to provide anything we wanted. Overall this was an excellent experience!

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR WONDERFUL REVIEW!! Dear David P, Thank you for taking the time to share your short and sweet review with us. It was a pleasure to have you here and to be of service. We greatly appreciate the positive feedback expressed in your review especially your comments about the privacy, food offerings and staff. We will be...

New York
Reviewed 4 December 2014 via mobile

The Fond Doux is a great privately owned hotel property in the southwestern part of St Lucia. Situated in the rainforest, it's a place you go to disconnect from the world and relax. The hotel is comprised of 10 of so reclaimed and rebuilt homes that they've nestled into the sides of mountains and incorporated into the awesome rainforest setting....

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Fonddoux, Owner at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, responded to this review

THANK YOU FOR YOUR REVIEW!! Dear Paulie825, Thank you for sharing your comments and experiences with us, they are very important as we continue to improve the quality of our product and services. With only fifteen cottages Fond Doux Plantation & Resort is definitely great for those well-needed escapes from the everyday life and we are glad that you had...

Reviewed 4 December 2014

I loved the variety of food and the atmosphere. Staff are very friendly and the prices are great. Because of its natural feel its quiet a calming. Will definitely be seeing me again. It's also ideally located. Such a wonderful place to visit

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WE LOVE YOU TOO!! Dear Nya, Thank you for choosing Fond Doux Plantation & Resort and for taking the time to share your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed the food, atmosphere and the location. We truly appreciate the kind words and recognition of our resort management and staff as we pride ourselves in providing an exceptional vacation experience...

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  • Free Breakfast
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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 

Additional Information about Fond Doux Plantation & Resort

Address: PO Box 250, Soufriere 250, St. Lucia
Region: Caribbean > St. Lucia > Soufriere Quarter > Soufriere
Price Range: $322 - $678 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Fond Doux Plantation & Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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Also Known As:
Fond Doux Holiday Plantation Hotel
Fond Doux Plantation & Resort St. Lucia/Soufriere, Caribbean
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#1 Family Hotel in Soufriere
#2 Green Hotel in Soufriere
#2 Spa Hotel in Soufriere
#2 Romantic Hotel in Soufriere
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“Nice room, just got a bit hot in the daytime , no ac but at nights it was cool and beautiful .”
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“Stayed at the Papaya cottage - what a climb! I was with my partner who was on crutches and it was exceedingly difficult. Not recommended for the non-physically fit! But the cottage was splendid and the resort is beautiful. Very warm and caring staff also.”
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“Some rooms require a steep walk, I didn't mind that, but check for a cottage with less of a walk if that matters to you”
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“The rooms are actually cottages. If you have trouble walking/climbing, you might stick to the cottages that are not in the hills.”
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“If you struggle with stairs, ask for a ground-level room or at the very least a lower level (so you don't miss the view).”
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