Ratings based on 86 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 out of 5
97% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler

Great stay in all respects

Posted Jan 19, 2015 on Hotels
We stayed in January for 5 days. We truly enjoyed it: the coconut room is beautiful with great views (a bit of a climb), staff is very friendly (Philips tour of the plantation is recommended but don't expect to keep up with him going up the hill, Katryn is very helpful in booking and arranging trips and tours), and the plantation is beautiful. Food is good too. The plantation is centrally located with respect to places of interest and beaches, we recommend it!
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler

Getting away from it all

Posted Jan 6, 2015 on Hotels
You'll feel like you're staying in the middle of the rainforest. Lovely rustic hotel with clean and comfortable rooms. We had the honeymoon suite which had a great outdoor shower and deck. Highly recommended for travellers who like adventure and not the typical resort style hotels. Food in the restaurant was very good and reasonably priced compared to other nearby hotels. You'll need a car or use taxis if staying at the hotel, it's not walking distance to town, beaches or other restaurants.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Balanced view

Posted Dec 28, 2014
Pros - real plantation rainforest location; great cottages, courteous caring staff and owners; close to best beach on island - sugar beach; reasonably priced; buffet breakfast Cons - need a car; nearby eating options limited and expensive; loud crickets and birds all night (they provide ear plugs), no A/c which may be an issue some months; had a couple of big bugs and small lizards in cottage at night so be ready for a rustic experience
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Kristifrom Northampton, MA

Peaceful Retreat in Beautiful Setting

Posted Dec 21, 2014 on Hotels
We had such a wonderful stay at Fond Doux that we did not want to leave. I recommend this if a peaceful getaway in rainforest environment sounds appealing. You will definitely find calm and peace in the beautiful surroundings, and it makes a good base location to explore the activities near Soufriere. Both the Gros Piton hike and the Tet Paul Nature Trail were close by and easy to get to. The staff was wonderful. As others have said, this is not a typical beach resort experience, so I'd recommend splitting your time between those two types of experiences while in St. Lucia if you're looking for a little bit of that too. As for practicalities, wifi was good, food was excellent, but it's really the only option close by and it can get pricey to eat all your meals there. There's plenty of pool space, and probably my favorite touch to Fond Doux was the outdoor library by the pool. Swoon! We would definitely return here, and I look forward to doing so.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified travelerfrom Hebron, Illinois

The resort is beautiful!

Posted Nov 29, 2014
Our cottage was large and clean. The only thing we missed was TV! The staff and grounds are just beautiful! The free breakfast we good and we ate at the restaurant and the lobster was fantastic! This place was unique! We loved the swimming pools with the water falls... I got engaged in the pool! So nice.. peaceful and a great wind down for the last few days of our vacation.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 2, 2014 by Eroline, Hotel Management
Hello Cassie, Congratulations on your engagement!! Thank you for sharing your review with us and the Expedia Community. We are delighted that you had a relaxing experience and that you found everything to your total satisfaction including the staff, grounds, breakfast, lobster and the cascading pools. We do know that Fond Doux now holds a special place in your hearts and we are confident that you will return, perhaps to tie the knot. Many thanks for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back. Best Regards. Eroline & Lyton Lamontagne
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.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 2, 2014 by Eroline, Hotel Management
Hello Steve, We greatly appreciate you taking the time to share your thoughts on our beautiful resort and we are delighted that you had a wonderful experience.Thank you for commenting on the friendliness of the Fond Doux team and we will be sure to pass on your encouraging feedback to them. We are pleased to announce that all the cottages are fully covered with WI-FI connection and hopefully on your return visit you will be able to experience this new feature. Thank you for your valuable contribution and we can't wait to welcome you back for another wonderful experience! Best Regards, Eroline & Lyton Lamontagne
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
May 23, 2015 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
May 23, 2015 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
May 23, 2015 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
May 23, 2015 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