Ratings based on 46 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 out of 5
98% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.7 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 traveler from 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.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Randi from 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.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by sherriewynes from 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
May 21, 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
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Ian from 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
May 21, 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.
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.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by GSKTT from Trinidad, WI

Rustic perfection!

Posted Nov 19, 2013 on Hotels.com
We really enjoyed Fond Doux. It has a family atmosphere with staff who obviously enjoy working there and owners who make a point of introducing themselves to all the guests. Each cottage is nestled in isolation in the midst of the forest, some with incredible views of the surrounding mountains. It is very quiet and absolutely peaceful. If you enjoy nature and don't mind a short walk to your hotel room (through the forest!) then this is the place for you. The cottages are very tastefully and comfortably decorated, which means that this hotel is very rustic but also very comfortable. The meals including breakfast were good. The location is somewhat isolated from surrounding towns (Soufreis being the nearest, about 10 minutes drive away). If you are confident driving on the narrow mountainous roads, a rental car is recommended but if not, then the hotel will call taxis for you to take you around the place.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 12, 2014 by Eroline, Hotel Management
Hello GSKTT, We truly appreciate your posting relating to your recent stay at Fond Doux Holiday Plantation. We are committed to making every holiday experience a fulfilling and memorable one and so we are delighted to know that your experience was exceptional and that the services, accommodation and amenities we delivered contributed to a wonderful stay. Once again, thank you for your encouraging comments and we look forward to welcoming you back to in the not too distant future. Best Regards, Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by kelly from winnipeg MB canada

Pros and cons - great cottages, pool and staff

Posted 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!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Mark & Nic from uk

relaxing stay

Posted Oct 14, 2013 on Hotels.com
Great little rustic hillside retreat with staff that are eager to please. The individual colonial style cabins are perched within the hillside plantation with louvres and screens that let the cooling breeze and tropical night sounds run through. Not having TV's or WiFi in the rooms makes for a truly relaxing break (WiFi is available poolside and in the restaurant area though). The fruit trees and cocoa trees are ripe for picking and guests are encouraged to help themselves to the fruit as they need. It is well located for some touristy destinations such as the Sulphur Springs, but you will need to travel by taxi, hire car or local minibus. The hotel runs a free shuttlebus to the nearest beach and can arrange tours /trips at extra cost.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 12, 2014 by Eroline, Hotel Management
Hello Marc and Nic, Thank you for taking the time and making the effort to write this wonderful review about your stay at Fond Doux Holiday Plantation. It is heartwarming to read that you had a relaxing experience . We are committed to providing our guests with the highest level of service and try our best to ensure that we help create fulfilling and memorable experiences. We are happy that we were able to just that and will commend our dedicated team for a job well done. Once again, thank you for your valuable feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back in the not too distant future. Best Regards Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by Larry from St. Louis, MO, USA

Very nice vacation hotel

Posted 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.