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!
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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.
Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne
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