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Fond Doux Plantation & Resort


French Colonial Cottages in St Lucia

The Logistics

  • 15 rooms
  • Set in the beautiful Soufriere, in the heart of St. Lucia.
  • A luxurious and scenic resort nestled amongst fruit and palm trees, to relax and enjoy a paradisiacal stay.

The Experience

Surrounded by volcanic spires and flourishing tropical gardens, Fond Doux Plantation & Resort is best known for offering its guests romantic, intimate, and private luxury cottages. Imbued with a magical ambiance, the 19th century ecological plantation effortlessly marries old world colonial style with modern amenities in nature’s richest surroundings. Luxurious, historical and architecturally intriguing, the Fond Doux Holiday Plantation is a journey back in time and closer to nature. The majestic Pitons, a world heritage site, form the backdrop to this rustic, working plantation that produces organic food to serve in its two onsite restaurants and is home to original colonial cocoa racks, where guests can get involved in making their own chocolate.
This eco-friendly colonial resort is home to 15 uniquely crafted cottages, fully equipped with kitchens, balconies and patios. Each cottage is filled with wood furnishings and colour that accentuates its contemporary decor. Guests can enjoy the resort’s 3 swimming pools and poolside bar or further relax in the Mamma La Terra Spa. The resort also has trails for you to walk at your leisure, surrounded by 30 kinds of fruit trees and brilliantly plumed exotic birds.
Dining at Fond Doux takes place in its two sumptuous restaurants, The Cocoa Pod and Jardin Cacao, offering guests Caribbean and international cuisine. The Cocoa Pod is where guests can feast on a full breakfast each day, with a choice of either restaurant for lunch and dinner. Set amid the lush gardens of the resort, these two restaurants both enjoy tropical breezes and bright light, where diners can appreciate the truly enchanting setting of the resort.
Fond Doux is conveniently located near St Lucia’s main attractions, such as The Sulphur Springs – ‘The Caribbean’s only drive in volcano’. Guests can also hike and explore the ecological wonders and wildlife or hang out at the nearby beach.

Top Secret

The resort provides a shuttle to the beach, providing guests with the option of having sand between their toes if wanting a change from the pristine pool.

Highlights

  • All cottages feature private porches and a secluded location.
  • Lush tropical grounds and a historic cocoa plantation that was visited by Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla.
  • Stunning scenic location close to the Pitons and many attractions.
  • Both restaurants were excellent, offering farm-fresh ingredients.

The Story

From the beginning
The resort is situated amidst a 250-year old working plantation. During the French Revolution, Soufriere became the home of the headquarters for the Revolutionary Party and declared the ending to slavery in the French Islands. However, when Napoleon ruled, he reintroduced slavery and as a result, a battle broke out, known as the Battle of Rabot. This battle took place right here at Fond Doux Resort & Plantation, where the fortifications and ruins can still be seen today.

Key Features

Restaurant
Bar
Pool
Car Parking
Spa
Airport Shuttle
Free Wifi

Location

Fond Doux Plantation & Resort
  • Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, P.O. Box 250, Soufriere, St. Lucia, West Indies
  • The resort is a scenic 45 minute drive from the island’s international airport.
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