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London
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Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

We split our time between the north and south parts of the island - would recommend staying in the south. This gives you a good base to see a mix of things on the island, and a good choice of accommodation. Fond Doux is a great plantation resort - nice individual cottages in a rainforest setting. There are good facilities,... More 

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

THANK YOU FOR THE GREAT REVIEW!! Dear JacMul10, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and sharing your positive experiences. We are grateful that you are recommending visitors to stay in the south of the island based on the authentic experiences you enjoyed here and the fact that this area represents the heart and soul of the country. We... More 

San Rafael, California
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18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed June 26, 2014

Fond Doux is a great choice for travelers who do not need to be right on the beach. It is set on a working plantation which is part of its charm. The tour of the grounds was very interesting and we learned about many native fruits and spices. You will see a fantastic view of the Pitons and Sugar Beach... More 

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

GREAT RAINFOREST REVIEW-MOST APPRECIATED!! Dear Joangk, Thank you for sharing your vacation experience with us and the travelling public. Fond Doux Holiday Plantation is indeed a great choice for the soft-adventure traveler who seeks off-the-beaten path natural adventure/attractions, authentic Caribbean cultural experiences and comfortable accommodations. Our facilities and activities attempt to immerse adventure seeking guests in pure nature and we... More 

Boston, MA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2014

This hotel was so friendly and warm, the staff were extremely attentive and the service was excellent. I rarely return to the same place twice, but I would very much like to visit Fond Doux a second and third time. The surroundings were so special, at night the sound of the crickets and other critters were loud but restful. I... More 

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

THANK YOU FOR THE FANTASTIC REVIEW!! Dear TravelingMom62, Thank you for taking the time to write this fantastic review of your family’s vacation experience at Fond Doux Holiday Plantation. We are truly humbled to hear that you rarely return to the same place twice however, you would very much like to visit Fond Doux a second and third time. It... More 

New Jersey, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2014

We went to St Lucia for a weekend gateway. Both of us (myself and my wife) had mixed feelings about Fond Doux Plantation. Its in the south of the island and fairly close to the airport. Approx. 30 mins by car. We stayed at Bamboo Cottage which does not have any view at all, meanwhile, the cottage was clean and... More 

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

Dear Halil, Thank you so much for sharing your experience. I'm very pleased to hear you enjoyed the cleanliness and privacy of your cottage, as well as our friendly and helpful staff, the patio outside your suite, and the resort’s pool area. You’re right - Bamboo Cottage doesn’t have an ocean view, but many guests love how the cottage is... More 

Austin, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2014

We decided to stay at the Fond Doux Plantation for our honeymoon because this looked like a much different hotel than any of the others on the island. It proved to be one of the best parts of our trip. The cottages are all very secluded from one another in the midst of rain forest type vegetation. It was a... More 

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

THANK YOU FOR YOUR REVIEW!! Dear Ben M, We really appreciate you taking the time to share your honeymoon experience with us and the Tripadvisor audience. We are truly honored to read that you enjoyed your stay and most of all this was one of the best parts of your trip. The fact that you had a wonderful experience reinforces... More 

Jamestown, Rhode Island
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 22, 2014

My family & I have been going to St Lucia for years. I have attended fund raisers & had dinner/lunch at Fond Doux. This time I decided to stay there & what a wonderful surprise. Along with the great food, the accommodations were so very soothing. Going to sleep to the sound of tree frogs & sitting on veranda with... More 

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

WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING YOU BACK!! Dear Kinder698, First of all thank you for your return visit to Saint Lucia and Fond Doux Holiday Plantation, it was a pleasure seeing you again and hopefully we can look forward to further visits. We are delighted to read that you enjoyed the food offerings, accommodations, sleeping to the nightly chorus of... More 

SappiNY
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29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed June 19, 2014

Loved the experience staying at Fond Doux, we stayed at the Hilltop Guava (yes it's a little hike to get up there, but after the first day it was easier). We had an amazing view of the valley, no need for A/C because the fan and fresh air kept us cool and comfortable, we had enough privacy. Loved sitting out... More 

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

THANK YOU FOR THE BEAUTIFUL CARIBBEAN ESCAPE REVIEW!! Dear Sappiny, We greatly appreciate the time you took to share your beautiful review with us. We are happy to learn that you loved the experience at our resort, comfortable accommodations, amazing views of the valley, fresh tropical breezes and basking in the sweet sounds and smells of Mother Nature. We are... More 

Cleveland, Ohio
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45 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2014

We had a wonderful time! What makes Fond Doux the ideal place to stay is that the owners are on-site and they truly care about the experience of every one of their guests and the staff feels this way to. Here are a few highlights. People: As noted the owners and staff care about their guests, they are invested in... More 

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

THANK YOU FOR THE SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL CARIBBEAN EXPERIENCE REVIEW!! Dear Rfish, Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your recent stay at Fond Doux Holiday Plantation with the rest of the world. We are delighted that you were able to experience our resort and that ultimately you enjoyed your time in St.Lucia. We take great pride in this unique and... More 

Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2014

This is a true gem. Forget the chain resorts - grab a hillside cottage at Fond Doux and experience what St. Lucia is truly supposed to be like. Truly memorable, truly unique place - amazing location, great service, really personal touch.

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

AMAZING PLANTATION REVIEW – MOST APPRECIATED!! Dear Nick K, Thank you for taking the time to write such an amazing review on your holiday experience at Fond Doux Holiday Plantation. We try our best to offer our guests an Authentic St.Lucian experience whereby they leave our shores with wonderful memories of our Simply Beautiful island of Saint Lucia and Fond... More 

Travelling Londoner
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21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed June 15, 2014

We loved our hillside coconut room. It was very private and the steps up to it are worth the climb for the great views. Truly relaxing place with great local staff which makes you feel more like part of the island. Would definitely visit again.

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

THANK YOU FOR THE RAIN FOREST HIDEAWAY REVIEW!! Dear Rabstar32, Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful reviews with us! You have certainly captured the essence of Saint Lucia in your short and sweet review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your stay in the Hilltop Coconut Cottage and that you found it to be very private.... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Spa
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Minibar
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Airport Transportation
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Babysitting
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
Location: Caribbean > St. Lucia > Soufriere Quarter > Soufriere
Price Range: $222 - $500 (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
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#1 Family Hotel in Soufriere
#2 Romantic Hotel in Soufriere
#2 Spa Hotel in Soufriere
#2 Green 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 .”
 of 5 bubbles cheryll986, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“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.”
 of 5 bubbles gatorgab, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“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”
 of 5 bubbles Y2207OXannc, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“The rooms are actually cottages. If you have trouble walking/climbing, you might stick to the cottages that are not in the hills.”
 of 5 bubbles lynno69, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“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).”
 of 5 bubbles christinal927, 3 weeks ago | Read review
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