Ratings based on 38 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.6 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby kelly from winnipeg MB canada
Pros and cons - great cottages, pool and staffPosted Nov 18, 2013
Just finished a 4 night stay at Fond Doux. The staff was super friendly and helpful. The cottages were awesome. We were in hilltop papaya with a plunge pool and the outdoor shower. Very romantic and quaint. The hotel pool was also very nice. However the communication at the hotel was a bit lacking. We were invited to a Caribbean meet and greet followed by a buffet and and dancing. No prices were mentioned in the letter delivered to our door. And upon discussions with other guests we came to the conclusion that it was included. Most guests did all inclusive but we didn't. Even if we had to pay it was fine. But when we checked out we were shocked to see a charge for over 150$ US! For what we were served that was ridiculous. All they had to do was put a note in the letter indicating the price, and we would've eaten somewhere else. Also the excursions were very overpriced and included very little. We had stayed in Rodney bay previous to here and found the prices reasonable but because its more remote at fond Doux they seemed to really go for all you had. Our advice would be to try and get a good driver from the airport and use them while touring around the island. Our driver said he would charge 20$ an hour and even with entrance fees we could've saved quite a bit. Overall the hotel is very nice but watch your wallet!
for Everyoneby Larry from St. Louis, MO, USA
Very nice vacation hotelPosted Oct 14, 2013
Pros: Nature setting
Cons: Lack of air conditioning
Location: About 45 minutes from the airport
It was hot and there was no air conditioning, unknown to us beforehand. That should be made clear in the promotional material. There was easy entrance to rooms by mosquitoes, many of them in there. The path through the jungle to cottage was not always lighted late at night. I hit my head on tree growing slanted over path. The owner said he would cut the tree down after we left. The complimentary breakfast was excellent.
for Couplesby Erin from TN
Beautiful Lush ResortPosted Aug 13, 2013
Location: Favorite restaurants nearby were Boucan and Martha's Tables. Sugar Beach is absolutely beautiful and only 10 minutes away. The snorkeling is amazing!
Fond Doux is truly a tropical paradise getaway. It's only like a 10 minute drive from the gorgeous Sugar Beach located right between the famous Pitons. The staff are all wonderful and will do anything to make your stay enjoyable. We stayed in Hillside Papaya with our own plunge pool and outdoor shower. I loved it! The Plantation Tour at the resort is a must. There is an abundance of fruit trees and gorgeous tropical flowers all over the place. You can pick the fruit right off the trees and eat them. The mangoes are amazingly delicious! Honestly, St. Lucia is the most beautiful island in the Carribean.
Recommendedby Randy and Brenda from Kansas City, MO
Paradise in the valleyPosted Jun 25, 2013 on Hotels.com
This was a great ending to our vaction in St. Vincent and the Grenedines. We stayed at the Mango Cottage at the top of the property. The vegetation was the most beautiful we have seen, set in a natural rainforest setting. This was a one night booking so we could catch our flight from St. Lucia back to the states. Bottom line is we wished we could have stayed at least a couple more days. If we are ever in St. Lucia again we will stay here!
Jan 7, 2013 by Eroline
Dear Randy and Brenda, Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback about your stay at Fond Doux Holiday Plantation. We are glad that you had the opportunity to experience our beautiful resort and it is truly satisfying that you enjoyed your overall experience. All your positive comments are warmly accepted. Thank you for your support of Fond Doux Holiday Plantation and we hope to welcome you back for a longer stay. Best Regards Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne
for Couplesby Ihareironing from Bath, UK
Peaceful and good value for money.Posted Mar 10, 2013
Pros: Beautiful room and breakfast.
Cons: Restaurant quite expensive for dinner.
Location: Good access to airport and to jalousie beach. Close to soufriere.
A wonderful stay. Stayed in the treehouse which was the honeymoon suite and it was very private and beautiful with a lovely heated plunge pool. Earplugs required at night because of the wildlife. Heard some noise on the last night from some shouty excitable neighbours quite a distance away so can only assume they were very loud but otherwise it was very peaceful. Ceiling fan only as aircon not needed. Room on the shady hillside so very cool even on the hot days. A very comfortable super king sized bed. Ensuite bathroom clean and functional but beginning to look a bit dated - ie new shower head needed and a few cracked tiles. Mosquito net ripped around top- we didn't mention it to the owners. The front desk staff were always extremely helpful and obliging for booking taxis, restaurants and tours. Breakfast is top notch and the cocoa tea takes some getting used to but then is completely addictive. Good value for money overall.
Jan 7, 2013 by Eroline
Dear Ihareironing, On behalf of the entire team, I would like to express how happy we are that you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for taking the time to share this wonderful review. Our team goes above & beyond and it is satisfying to know that their efforts are not unnoticed. We are committed to making each guest holiday experience memorable and it is gratifying that we managed to deliver once again. You may wish to know that we have done thorough checks in all our cottages and the mosquito net has been replaced. Once again, thank you for your helpful review and we look forward to welcoming you back to our picturesque island of Saint Lucia and Fond Doux Holiday Plantation. Best Regards Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne
for Couplesby Isobel from London, UK
Gorgeous rainforest hideaway!Posted Mar 2, 2013
Pros: Our lovely room and the rainforest setting. Magic!
Cons: Can't think of any
Location: Just a few miles south of the lovely old town of Soufriere, up in the hills.
Fond Doux is a really lovely place to stay. The rooms (which are actually secluded little houses) are idyllic, set in a lovely rainforest setting, really super comfortable, no aircon (which we much preferred) but mosquito nets and very effective screens keep the insects out at night and big ceiling fans create a breeze when you need one. The staff are charming and really friendly. The food is delicious too and all the fruit and veg are grown right on the plantation so it's all super fresh. We had a lovely 7 days there and would definitely go back, and we'd highly recommend it. But don't come here if you want a sanitised, Sandals type experience which could be anywhere in the world. Fond Doux is pure St Lucia.
Jan 7, 2013 by Eroline
Dear Isobel, We greatly appreciate the time taken to express your comments relating to your recent stay at Fond Doux Holiday Plantation. On behalf of the entire team, we would like to say how delighted we are that we met and exceeded your overall expectations.At Fond Doux Holiday Plantation our aim is to ensure that all guests feel welcomed and leave our shores with memories that will last a lifetime. We thank you wholeheartedly for such a kind review, and are extremely pleased that you left with the feeling you might one day return. Certainly, we will anticipate that moment, and ensure that your memories are re-lived to the standard which you expect and deserve as a guest of Fond Doux Holiday Plantation. Best Regards, Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Good optionPosted Feb 19, 2013
We stayed in the Hillside Coconut cottage - which was very nice. It was a climb to the cottage, but our luggage was taken care of for us, so that made it easier! The cottage was a decent size and had a balcony, with two comfortable sitting chairs. My only complaints about the room were the water pressure and that we could hear noises from the kitchen (clanging of pots/pans/plates) in the evening and night. The restaurant is ok - went for two lunches and one dinner. The chicken roti for lunch is very good. The mahi mahi for dinner was very dry and didn't have much flavor. We had a massage which was very nice and a very reasonable price! We also went on the plantation tour which I highly recommend as you hike to a nice view of the Petit Peton and then learn about the different plants and trees on the plantation. It's more of a rustic location, but it is still relaxing and the service was great.
Jan 7, 2013 by Eroline
Dear Verified Traveler, Thank you for taking the time to share your comments about your recent stay at Fond Doux Holiday Plantation. The positive comments about so many aspects of our resort including the rooms, the spa treatments and plantation tour are very gratifying. We wish to apologize for the water pressure and the noise coming from the kitchen. We have rectified the problem with the water pressure and have also met with the kitchen staff with regards to the noise level.Thank you for your comments and we hope that you will give us another opportunity for us to share the improvements made in light of your concerns. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Best Regards, Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne
for Couplesby A verified traveler
Posted Feb 18, 2013 on Hotels.com
for Couplesby F Sutherland
quiet cottages in lots of greeneryPosted Feb 6, 2013 on Hotels.com
The cottage we stayed in (Bamboo) was lovely, very comfy large bed with a nice terrace. The whole place is so green, it is in a beautiful location.The pool area is nice, but the pools are very small so only really for cooling off rather than swimming. The only thing that let the hotel down was the food; the coffee at breakfast was terrible and evening meals were very hit and miss, with food sometimes undercooked and sometimes very overcooked and generally not that tasty for the price. I am not sure that the other nearby hotels have better food though. The choice of restaurants around Soufriere is not as good as in the north of the island.
Jan 7, 2013 by Eroline
Dear F Sutherland, We greatly appreciate your comments and remarks relating to your stay at Fond Doux Holiday Plantation. We truly appreciate your awareness of all the natural elements of our authentic plantation including the rainforest environment and our beautifully crafted secluded cottages. We take great pride in caring for our surroundings. We are disappointed to learn that you were not pleased with our food offerings as it is highly unusual for us to receive comments such as yours and generally our guests, irrespective of their reasons for traveling, give our culinary team high praise.We have met with our food and beverage team and have discussed your concerns in detail. We trust that your dining experiences have not left an indelible mark and that you will consider a return visit to Fond Doux Holiday Plantation at some point in the future. We would welcome the opportunity to share firsthand the improvements made in light of your concerns. Best Regards Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne
Recommendedby A verified traveler
A tranquil gemPosted Jan 30, 2013 on Hotels.com
This hotel was quite different to the usual holiday resorts. The refurbished bungalows were spacious and comfortable and the views from the verandah were exceptional. The staff were all friendly and most helpful. The food was good, although the food on the weekly barbecue could be improved. The plantation is a little off the beaten track and you may feel that you need a hire car to get around. We did'nt have one and managed with available transport services, taxis and publis buses. However for friedliness and the tranquility of the location it would be hard to beat Fond Doux.
Jan 7, 2013 by Eroline
Dear Verified Traveler, Thank you for your generous remarks relating to your stay at Fond Doux Holiday Plantation. We are happy to hear that you really enjoyed your holiday with us as we try to offer our guests nothing but the best quality in all areas from our accommodations and facilities, to the services we offer. It is gratifying to read that you felt that it would be hard to beat the friendliness and the tranquil location of Fond Doux Holiday Plantation. Once again, thank you for your comments and we look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Best Regards, Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne