Ratings based on 72 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 out of 5
96% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom queens New York

Very beautiful place to be.

Posted Jul 8, 2014
Pros: the bed was made beautifully, the staff was so nice and the beautiful tress and flowers.
Cons: they should have toothpaste because we forgot ours and had to go out and buy, buy boyfriend said they should have t.v. but i could understand why.
Location: Well there is so much to do and so much to see just wonderful. to much to even put down. its just that it not near any beach or town.
My boyfriend and I love this hotel and the staff was great. we are a young couple but the staff made us feel comfortable and the food was great. Very beautiful place to me just amazing. I love the the room we stayed in it was so beautiful and when i love the way they make the bed before you get in. The flowers and trees and sites are to dye for just beautiful place to me. I would go back again.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 24, 2015 by Eroline, Hotel Management
Dear Mahalia, Thank you for your short but very sweet review. We would like to thank you for choosing Fond Doux Holiday Plantation to celebrate your special occasion. It was a pleasure accommodating you. Your wonderful comments about our staff, food and resort are all greatly appreciated. We will be sure to pass on your compliments to the staff. We are thrilled that you loved your room and that you were comfortable. We always aim to satisfy our guests and based on your review, it appears that we have achieved that once again. Fond Doux is indeed a very beautiful place to stay and we are glad that you and your other half got the opportunity to revel in that beauty. Once again, thank you for choosing Fond Doux Holiday Plantation and we look forward to welcoming you to our Plantation Paradise again. Best Regards, Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Randifrom Boston, MA, USA

Beautiful natural surroundings, wonderful staff

Posted Jun 9, 2014
Pros: Staff were amazing Free breakfast was luscious and varied with lots of fresh fruits Natural surroundings were amazing
Cons: The restaurant was expensive and the menu was small The beds weren't super comfortable
Location: Beautiful area, amazing beaches. A bit far from some more touristy attractions near Castries.
The Fond Doux plantation is just beautiful, the natural surroundings are peaceful, the greenery is lush. The staff were fantastic, they befriended my teenage son and made him feel right at home. They were helpful at every opportunity, always going above and beyond. It was a lovely experience staying there, and it made our trip to St Lucia fantastic.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 24, 2015 by Eroline, Hotel Management
Dear Randi, Many thanks for your wonderful review and for choosing Fond Doux Holiday Plantation as your vacation destination. Thank you for all your wonderful comments about the resort. We at Fond Doux pride ourselves in providing each and every guest with amazing hospitality, and there is nothing more gratifying than knowing our guests had a fun-filled and memorable vacation at our plantation paradise. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and Fond Doux made your trip to St. Lucia fantastic. Once again, we would like to say a heartfelt thank you for choosing our plantation paradise and we look forward to welcoming you back. Best Regards, Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Dawnfrom Greensboro, NC

An absolutely lovely and relaxing oasis

Posted Jun 6, 2014 on Hotels.com
What a lovely stay we had at the Fond Doux Holiday Plantation. I just loved everything about it: the lovely secluded cottages, the gorgeous grounds with extensive walking trails, the delicious restaurant, the friendly and helpful staff, the fact that it's locally owned. We stayed two nights in late May. Our first night we were upgraded to the 2BR/2Bath Avocado cottage and lived like kings with not another cottage in sight, total privacy for relaxing and reading on our front porch. I was a little worried that when we moved to the cottage we booked, Cinnamon, for the 2nd night that we would feel downgraded, but in fact, we both commented that we liked it just as well as the Avocado. The bathroom in Cinnamon was perhaps a little in need of updating compared to the newer Avocado, but really everything was lovely. I can't stop talking to people about the wonderfully special Fond Doux. Highly recommended.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 24, 2015 by Eroline, Hotel Management
Hello Dawn, Many thanks for taking the time to write your positive comments, it is highly appreciated. We hope to welcome you back to Fond Doux Plantation & Resort in the foreseeable future. Best Regards, Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by Chrisfrom NY, NY

Fond Doux Holiday Plantation

Posted May 29, 2014 on Hotels.com
I stayed here for 3 nights with friends. There is no a/c but it was very cool at night with the ceiling fans that I didn't even miss it. The food is pretty good, as are the cocktails. There is a nice tour of the plantation which is a definite must see. The plantation is a short cab ride from all attractions in Soufriere. The staff at Fond Doux is excellent. We would definitely stay here again.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 24, 2015 by Eroline, Hotel Management
Hello Chris, Many thanks for taking the time to write your positive comments, it is highly appreciated. We will be sure to pass on your encouraging feedback to the entire team for delivering another exceptional holiday experience. We hope to welcome you back to Fond Doux Plantation & Resort in the foreseeable future. Best Regards Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by sherriewynesfrom Charlotte, NC

Excellent Staff

Posted May 20, 2014
Pros: I like it's character. You can't find this kind of cottage at a resort.
Cons: The cottage bathroom windows could use a new coat of paint.
Location: It's nestled in a beautiful part of St Lucia. Must dos/see: Sugar Beach, mud bath, swim in the waterfall, Tete Garden, sailing, scuba diving
This is a plantation turned hotel so you will not get your modern, up-to-date rooms but this place is very charming! The cottages are secluded and very spacious. We got the "jungle view" since our cottage was lower on the hillside instead if the island/mountain view but it was still beautiful. The staff are excellent. We were greeted with a cocktail while our baggage were taken to our cottage. In casual conversation we asked the chief if she makes fried plantains. The following morning at breakfast she brought us friend plantains (off the menu) herself! All of the staff really pay attention to details. Highly recommended!
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 22, 2014 by Eroline, Hotel Management
“Excellent Review most appreciated” Thank you for your positive feedback regarding your recent stay at our Plantation Paradise. We are delighted to know that you enjoyed our amenities, authentic accommodations and our tropical rainforest environment. Comments like yours are very encouraging and constantly remind us of the importance of delivering exceptional service to our guests and the special touches that create positive memories. Our team members will be delighted with your feedback. We will commend them on a job well done especially our Chef for fulfilling your request. Please know that your comments and your business have been greatly appreciated. On behalf of the entire team, we all look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Best Regards, Eroline/Lyton Lamontagne
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by StheGfrom New Zealand

Remote and relaxing

Posted May 15, 2014 on Hotels.com
This hotel is in the hills about 15 minutes drive from Soufriere. Without a car, there is not a lot to do - a plantation tour and a walk up to the Tet Paul nature reserve were all we managed.The setting is lovely, with well laid out gardens, including an extensive vege garden. The veges are used in the on-site restaurant. The individual cottages are quaint and private. But being in the jungle, there were lots of mosquitoes and I am now covered in bites.it takes almost an hour and a quarter to drive to the resort from the Castries airport, over very windy, narrow roads. Definitely not suitable for those who get car sick! The staff are pleasant. But overall the price is reasonably expensive for the standard of accommodation provided.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 2, 2014 by Eroline, Hotel Management
Hello StheG, Thank you for your feedback. We truly encourage feedback from all of our guests as it gives an unbiased and honest representation of their stay which in turn is beneficial to guests when planning their dream holiday.We greatly appreciate your comments about the rainforest setting, gardens, cottages and staff. In comparison to the other resorts both in Soufriere and St. Lucia in general, our prices are extremely affordable. Our guests have continuously given us high praise on the quality of the service received and the value for their money. Thank you for your contribution and we do hope to welcome you back in the foreseeable future. Best Regards, Eroline & Lyton Lamontagne
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Ianfrom Wales

Natural and friendly

Posted Apr 22, 2014
Pros: We especially liked the quiet natural location and the extremely helpful friendly staff.
Location: The location was perfect for seeing all St Lucia has to offer. It is close to the Piton's, volcano springs, the rainforest and the beautiful beaches.
This was a fantastic location for a peaceful natural Holiday. From the moment we arrived we knew it was a special environment. The staff where all extremely friendly and accommodating and our cottage situated overlooking the plantation was exquisite. The naturally man made cottage was perfect including a lovely four poster bed, outside shower, a plunge pool, veranda with a view to kill. The area is perfect for experiencing St Lucia at its best from the Piton Mountains, volcanic springs, beautiful beaches, snorkelling and the magic of the rainforest. The favourite tour we experienced was the rainforest walk, our tour guide was Mango who gave a great guided tour of the forest explaining the natural medical remedies and the wildlife including the Amazonian Parrot (we saw three). We also visited a cascading waterfall which was extremely refreshing made even better by a grapefruit from Mango. The tour was made even more magical when Mango took us to his farm where we picked vegetables which was then cooked by the hotel for our evening meal. We then visited his home where we had fish cakes cooked by his Auntie. There are not many hotels if not any that the owners buy drinks, chat and introduce the rest of their family to you but that is what Lyton did during the Easter Sunday party. The whole staff made it special from Catrina the organiser and tour specialist, Kendall at the bar and Philip who gave us a plantation tour. Our whole experience was magical and we will return.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 22, 2014 by Eroline, Hotel Management
BEAUTIFUL REVIEW - MOST APPRECIATED!!! Dear Ian, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us and others. It is always a pleasure to hear that we have succeeded in delivering another memorable vacation as we genuinely strive to deliver a special and natural vacation experience in a truly authentic location. We are delighted to read that you found the team here at Fond Doux to be extremely accommodating and friendly. We try our best to get to know every guest as we enjoy meeting people from all over the globe. The Hilltop Mango is indeed one of the most beautiful cottages on the plantation and we are happy that you found it to be perfect; the views from there are to die for. Fond Doux is the ideal base for visiting Soufriere as it is in proximity to most of the major attractions. We are happy to read that you enjoyed the rainforest hike and that it was indeed one of your favorite tours. Saint Lucians are generally known for their friendliness and warmth and it is heartwarming to read that Mango welcomed you into his home where you experience St. Lucian hospitality first hand. You are indeed quite correct, there are not many hotels where guests get the opportunity to meet face to face with the owners where they can chat, have drinks and to be introduce to our family members. We try our best to ensure that all guests feel special and part of our Fond Doux family. We will be sure to pass on your encouraging feedback to the entire team especially Katrina, Kendal and Philip for creating such a magical and special experience for you. We are happy that Fond Doux Holiday Plantation was able to do its magic once again. Thank you for your commitment to return and for your unwavering support of our plantation paradise. Best Regards, Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Not your typical hotel on the beach

Posted Feb 11, 2014
Pros: Wonderful and capable staff! Loved getting to know them during our stay. The fresh seafood was excellent!
We chose this hotel because it wasn't your typical hotel on the beach. Be prepared for more limited amenities and for the more "rugged" rainforest experience of being inland on a plantation.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 18, 2014 by Eroline, Hotel Management
Hello, Many thanks for taking the time to write your review and we greatly value your feedback. We hope that you will give us another opportunity to share our plantation resort with you in the foreseeable future. Best Regards Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Amazing Staff! Beautiful Grounds! Great Food.

Posted Jan 17, 2014
The Staff was extremely nice! The grounds are a tropical paradise! The food was much better than some of the other resorts we tried. The rooms are clean and very private. I recommend staying in one of the cottages on the hill, you will enjoy waking up to that view.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 9, 2014 by Eroline, Hotel Management
Hello, Thank you for providing your feedback following your stay at Fond Doux Holiday Plantation. We are happy that we were able to accommodate you and that our team members when above and beyond to ensure that you had an enjoyable stay. Your comments about the rooms, grounds and food are greatly appreciated. Hopefully, you will feel compelled to return to paradise in the near future. We would be so pleased to welcome you back to experience more of the St. Lucian hospitality. Best Regards, Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Ingridfrom Schwerte

Wunderschöne Anlage im tropischen Garten

Posted Nov 22, 2013
Pros: Die Lage zwischen den Pitons, das ausgesprochen freundliche Personal ohne aufdringlich zu sein.
Cons: Etwas grösse Portionen im Restaurant, Kerzen in den Häusern verteilen bei Stromausfall ( wir hatten über 2 std.kein Licht)
Location: 6 km ausserhalb Soufriere. Nach Sugar Bay wegen der Lage,wird 1x am Tag per Shuttle angefahren.Pitons Wasserfälle,Diamont Wasserfälle, Sulphur Springs
Freundlicher Empfang mit Rumpunch Cocktail. Wir hatten das Avocado Haus mit 2 Schlafzimmern und 2 Bädern gebucht. Sehr komfortables Haus, schöne Veranda,gute Matrazen und überaus gemütliches Ambiente. Die Küche ist etwas einfach, aber mit Kühlschrank,Gasherd und Microwelle ausgestattet. Das Essen im Restaurant ist sehr schmackhaft und lecker zubereitet. Ein Manko war, das uns die Portionen zu klein waren. Die Cocktails waren alle sehr gut und hatten die richtige Mischung.Der Poolbereich ist gut ausgestattet mit Handtüchern und Büchern. Der Rundgang durch die Plantage zeigt wie gross das Anwesen ist und wie die verschiedenen Bereiche aufgeteilt sind. Da dieser Rundgang mit einem Führer gemacht wird, werden die tropischen Bäumen, Pflanzen und Vögel sehr ausführlich erklärt.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 19, 2014 by Eroline, Hotel Management
Hallo Ingrid Vielen Dank für die Zeit nehmen , um Ihre positive Kommentare zu schreiben , ist es sehr zu schätzen. Wir werden sicher auf Ihrem ermutigendes Feedback an das gesamte Team für die Bereitstellung ein weiteres außergewöhnliches Urlaubserlebnis weitergeben zu können . Wir hoffen, Sie in absehbarer Zeit wieder auf Fond Doux Plantation & Resort willkommen zu heissen. Mit freundlichen Grüßen Eroline und Lyton Lamontagne