Ratings based on 56 Verified Reviews

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

A different experience in the rainforest

Posted Nov 26, 2014
Fond Doux is a hotel in the middle of the rainforest. 10 or so bungalows built into the side of the hills, it's a very unique property. The employees are some of the friendliest hotel employees we've ever encountered. Breakfast and parking are included. WiFi is available in the common areas but not the rooms. Be prepared to be without a tv here but that's part of the experience - being out in nature. The scenery is beautiful. Be sure to do the short trail hike that leads to a very nice view of the Pitons.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Amazing Accommodation

Posted Nov 11, 2014
Pros: All the staff were very friendly.
Cons: The lunch menu.
Great experience and lovely staff. The villa was great and the gardens were beautiful. The band was very good and dinner was excellent.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 18, 2014 by Eroline, Hotel Management
Hello, 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 & Lyton Lamontagne
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom georgia

Can this be the ultimate hotel for a vacation? Yes

Posted Oct 28, 2014
Pros: I stated specifics above---everything!
Cons: Nothing
Location: Exploring the beautiful plantation and hiking in the rainforest. Soaking beneath waterfalls or in springs, beaches, climbing up the Pitons.
Imagine in your mind's eye a cocoa (cacao) plantation hard by a rainforest. Now merge all into a botanical garden filled with exotic flowering plants including orchids, tropical fruit trees, a gorgeous colonial plantation house, paths with natural beauty at every turn leading to charming private cabins. Add two outstanding restaurants with quality St. Lucian cuisine and fine musical entertainment on some evenings, a three tiered pool with falls surrounded by lush plantings, seeing how chocolate is made and colorful birds and butterflies. The icing on the cake are the sincerely friendly staff and convivial owners. All are competent, helpful and kind. They anticipate every need. How could I forget the essentials: room, spotlessly clean, comfortable bed, fine outdoor shower, free shuttle to pretty Sugar Beach with its excellent snorkeling and view of the twin Piton peaks. Spend some time at romantic Fond Doux, meet the wonderful people of St. Lucia and renew your body and soul. Stress will vanish instantly. John M. USA
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 19, 2014 by Eroline, Hotel Management
Hello John, 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
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom England

Authentic,quiet and traditional holiday resort.

Posted Oct 28, 2014
Pros: See above.
Cons: The swimming pools are not child friendly. Some of the cottages are set high up with many steps. Many walkways are timber so slippery when wet.
Location: Set in the rainforest. You know what to expect near the end of the rainy season. It is quiet and away from the main tourist spot on the Island.
We have just experience a lovely holiday resort. With excellent staff. A chef who understood gluten free requirements and went out of her way to please me. Much appreciated as I suffer with the coeliac condition. We used their taxi service to and from the beaches ( which were beautiful). We stayed in a cottage up in the rainforest with lots of wildlife around. It made our day to see so many birds, butterflies and lizards. We had a complementary tour of the Plantation with Philip as our guide. He took us to the top where we had a fantastic view of Little Piton. We did a number of tours which were fun to do. We also did a number of visits by ourselves using the resorts taxi's so we could make our holiday suit us. Don't come here if you expect Sandals conditions. These cottages are made by the local craftsmen, are French colonial in style and made mostly from timber. The cottages are set with distance between them so privacy is most appreciated.The owner makes a big effort to greet everyone with a warm welcome and a drink. He also made sure we left with a handshake and a smile. Much appreciated. A big Thank you to all. Peter and Barbara.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 19, 2014 by Eroline, Hotel Management
Hello Peter and Barbara, 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
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom New York , NY

Fond Doux was wonderful

Posted Aug 31, 2014
Pros: Everything. The staff were so pleasant and friendly. Everyone does everything they can do to make sure you have the best stay.
Cons: Rooms should have standing fans besides ceiling fans.
Location: There is a hotel bus to the beach which is near and very nice. The Sulfur springs , Pitons and many trails to hike. Plus a wide variety of birds.
Our experience was totally positive. Everything was done for us to be comfortable and enjoy our stay. The grounds are exquisite, the cottages are well appointed and quaint,the staff goes out of their way to assist you and the food is truly on a very high standard. We would recommend Fond Doux to the most discerning traveler, one with very high standards.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 19, 2014 by Eroline, Hotel Management
Hello Sara, 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
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Construction and not so private

Posted Aug 19, 2014
Pros: The owners and most of the staff were friendly.
Cons: There should be more cocoa information. They talk about taking part in a dance but there wasn't any of that. They showed us dried pods and that's it.
We recently stayed in the honeymoon treehouse cottage that they brag about being secluded and private location. We didn't want to spend our honeymoon doing all the typical tourist attractions. We planned on relaxing and enjoying the rainforest. We quickly learned that we would not be relaxing and enjoying the rainforest from our cottage. Every day there was construction so all we heard was hammering, drilling, and the workers talking. We paid extra to have the secluded room and were not secluded. We got to see/hear construction workers talking daily from our 'private' plunge pool. Even without the construction the cottages are actually pretty close to each other and we could see multiple other cottages from ours so we weren't secluded. Heavy construction like they are doing should have to be disclosed. It's not fair for travelers to book a location like this that is supposed to be private and peaceful and to not receive this. Yes they did give us one night free after we mentioned something about not enjoying the construction but honestly I would have rathered stayed somewhere else then have one night free. We were really looking forward to having a peaceful private time and we didn't receive that. If I knew the area and felt comfortable finding a new place we would have but since we were in a foreign country we thought it was in our best interest to keep our mouths shut. The bed was VERY firm. We compared sleeping on it to sleeping on the ground when camping.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 20, 2014 by Eroline, Hotel Management
Hello S, Thank you for taking the time to review our property and we greatly value your feedback. We sincerely apologize for the disturbances during the construction of the new honeymoon suites and they have been completed. As confirmed by previous reviewers, our cottages are indeed secluded and offer complete privacy. We have been receiving high praise from our guests regarding our beds. Thank you for your valuable feedback and we do hope that you will give us another opportunity to prove that we can offer the “relaxing holiday stay” that we are known to provide. Best Regards, Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified travelerfrom Florida

St Lucia holiday at Fond Doux

Posted Jul 27, 2014
Pros: Very comfortable and individual cottages set in tropical plantation grounds. Very friendly and helpful staff. Close to lots of great things to do.
Cons: Nothing, it is perfect.
We spent six nights at the beautiful Fond Doux resort in the lush forest surrounding Soufrier and the Pitons. The hotel is fantastic with beautiful individual cottages. We stayed initially in Bamboo Cottage in the plantation grounds surrounded by flowers and humming birds. We then moved into Guava Cottage which had a view across the plantation and surrounding hills. Each cottage was in excellent condition and the staff are very friendly and helpful. The hotel restuarant is very good quality and we also visited a number of excellent resturants in near by hotels. Would recommend Orlando's Restuarant in Soufrier as outstanding. The area around the Fond Doux has plenty to do. We took a guided hike up the Gros Piton, which is well worthwhile, and a great walk in the rainforest with our guide Lloyd. There is als a coast to coast hike which we will save for next time. We also did some snorkling off the local beaches with good coral and fish life very close to the beach.
Comment from Hotel Management
Aug 5, 2014 by Eroline, Hotel Management
Dear William, Thank you for your review and for choosing Fond Doux Holiday Plantation as the resort to celebrate your special occasion. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you have so many great things to say about the resort, its cottages, staff, and cuisine. Our cottages are indeed beautiful and all uniquely crafted and we are delighted that you got to experience two of them. Not every guest gets the opportunity to wake up surrounded by our beautiful flowers, lush surroundings and to the amazing view that can be seen from our hillside cottages during one visit :) Our employees always strive to provide our guests with excellent service, so we are happy to learn that you found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. We will be sure to pass on your wonderful comments to the entire team about their service and the cuisine as well. Thank you for your support and we look forward to welcoming you back to our plantation paradise very soon. Best Regards, Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne
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
Jul 27, 2014 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
Jul 27, 2014 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
Nov 18, 2014 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