Ratings based on 67 Verified Reviews

4.6 out of 5
97% of guests recommend
4.6 Room cleanliness
4.7 Service & staff
4.5 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Chattanooga, TN

Quiet Gem

Posted Nov 2, 2015
Fond Doux was just what we were looking for! It's a quiet gem tucked away in the mountains but also very close to Sugar beach, other resorts, many natural island attractions and the local town of Soufriere. It was easy to take a taxi where ever we wanted with the help of the front desk staff setting up our transportation. Everyone was very friendly. The grounds of the plantation are beautiful and well kept. We stayed in the 1 bedroom African Tulip Cottage and it was very comfortable for my husband and I. We will definitely be back and would recommend this resort to others!
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 6, 2016 by Fond Doux Plantation & Resort , Hotel Management
Dear Callie, Many thanks for taking the time to write your positive comments, it is highly appreciated. Best Regards, Eroline and Lyton
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Maryland

Peaceful and Serene

Posted Oct 29, 2015
Pros: We loved the lush and peaceful surroundings at Fond Doux Holiday Plantation.
Cons: New silverware,/glassware are a MUST!! The worn pieces cheapen the eating experience. Also, more variety is needed for evening meals.
Location: Hike the Tet Paul trail. Enjoy the plantation tour, the view of the Pitons - breathtaking! Sugar Beach, Jade mountain's black sand beach, snorkeling
We stayed in Hilltop Nutmeg which was peaceful and serene. The climb to Nutmeg requires energy (and strong knees), so be prepared for a little hike going home each night. Mosquitoes....they DO exist! so bring whatever protective measures you care to, that will also be environmentally thoughtful. The beautiful four post bed has a muslin-like mosquito netting which you can let down at night however we found that this made for a very, very, hot night. It might have been better to use actual netting, which could keep the mosquitoes out but let more air circulate. Ask for a standing fan, this will help a lot. Food in the restaurant was good, but lacked variety so after a few days we began exploring other area restaurants for a "change of taste". Silverware/glassware is worn and lackluster; just changing these small things could make a big difference to the presentation at mealtime. That being said, Staff are WONDERFUL!!! every single one... very accommodating, kind, and always pleasant. We thank each of them, and the owners who are often on-site, for their graciousness, attentiveness, and welcoming spirit.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 6, 2016 by Fond Doux Plantation & Resort , Hotel Management
Dear Carterfam, 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 future. Best Regards, Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Oct 19, 2015
Great staff and very accommodating. W derail experience and location to activities
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 6, 2016 by Fond Doux Plantation & Resort , Hotel Management
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 future. Best Regards, Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Willemstad, Curacao

Very nice Hotel in a beautifull surrending.

Posted Aug 18, 2015
Pros: The unspoiled nature and beautifull cottages along the plantation.
Cons: i cant think of anything
Location: The location was perfect for the purpose of our trip. We liked the nature and went to the sulphur bath twice.We visited the waterfall.
We were very pleased with this nice and neat hotel.The staff was very friendly. We had a nice room. Although it was a good climb to our room we enjoyed the trip.The reception girls where very helpfull.The food was good and we liked the breakfast.We would recommend this hotel especially if you are going on a honeymoon to book this hotel in St.Lucia. We stayed only 3 nights but are planning to return next year for a whole week.Thanks to the staff for being so nice and helpfull.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 6, 2016 by Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, Hotel Management
Dear Kenny and Lupe, 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 future. Best Regards, Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Austin

Calm and peaceful

Posted Jul 15, 2015
One of the most beautiful places we have ever stayed in. Sleeping alongside the sounds of nature. Outdoor shower was refreshing. We enjoyed every minute of our stay. Great place for nature lovers wanting to get away from the tourist areas.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 10, 2016 by Fonddoux, Hotel Management
Hello Christina , Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us . We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the experience of staying on a working plantation and we feel honored as one of the best places that you have ever visited. Such a great compliment! It was a pleasure to have you with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Best Regards, Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from London

Exceptional service and amazing location

Posted Jun 17, 2015
A very authentic experience of St Lucia. The hotel is very comfortable with breathtaking views. The beach is average but if you want to enjoy the beautiful scenary and love nature, you will be not be dissapointed. The staff are so friendly and are happy to accomodate for your needs. We loved this hotel.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Greensburg, PA

Our favorite stay at Saint Lucia!

Posted Jun 2, 2015
Pros: The grounds are beautiful and large. Lots of places to enjoy. The included continental breakfast was great too!
Cons: If each room had a floor fan, we'd be much more comfortable. We had to remove the cheap, ineffective bug nets just to feel our ceiling fan at night.
Location: Many things: Tet Paul trail, Sulfur Springs, Volcano, Plantation, Ladera, Soufriere, Botanical Gardens, Hotel Chocolate
This place is lovely. Despite a couple drawbacks, this was our favorite (more than Ladera even). This place has charm and an amazing pool and deck which we enjoyed relaxing on. Also, incredible internet, which made it easy for me to do some computer work when near the pool. It's home to many friendly lizards and a cat named socks who's your best friend during dinner. One thing to note: outdoor shower and cottages don't keep bugs/creatures out. If you're likely to be uncomfortable or startled, this may be a deal-breaker for you. I didn't like hearing lizards running across the roof at night.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 6, 2016 by Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, Hotel Management
Dear Will, 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 future. Best Regards, Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from port of spain, trinidad

Good accommodation and grounds - poor food

Posted Jun 1, 2015
The grounds are great, and would recommend taking the tour to get some information on the plantation - Phillip was a great guide. There is a nature trail that takes you up to a Piton view that has only just finished being built also. Rooms are nice and as described. Food at the restraunt was poor, and would recommend eating at other resorts.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 7, 2016 by Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, Hotel Management
Dear Simon, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. We greatly value your positive comments about the plantation tour and accommodation. We are however sorry to hear that we failed to meet your expectations in our food offerings and we would like to apologize for this disappointment. This is an area that we are continuing to review and we will be making some adjustments to our dinner menus. We greatly appreciate honest criticism as it helps us improve in areas where we may fall short of our guest’s expectations. Hopefully you will return in the foreseeable future so that we can share the improvements made in light of your concerns. Best Regards, Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Boston, MA

Great Experience

Posted May 14, 2015
This was one of my favorite stays. We had the 2 bd and 2 bath cottage called Avocado. There was no TV and no ACs, but that’s what made it so great. We loved this hotel. My fiancé and I had an amazing time just listening to nature and being away from the everyday rush. Food was amazing. Highly recommend!!!! I wish i brought Mosquito spray- Lots of those.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 6, 2016 by Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, Hotel Management
Dear Oriana, 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 future. Best Regards, Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from regina, sk, canada

Lush surroundings and beautifully rustic lodging

Posted Apr 16, 2015
This is the place to stay if you want to get away from the busy, artificial, all-inclusive resort scene, and stay comfortably in your own cabin in a beautiful natural setting, but with resort amenities like room service, on site restaurants, pools, etc. Fond Doux is locally owned and operated, and built in a jungle rainforest. It has kind of a backpacker vibe as it seems to attract friendly, socially conscious people and families, but it is just as easy to nestle into your cabin and keep to yourself, as each one is secluded among the cocoa, cinnamon, banana, guava, papaya, coconut, and palm trees
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 6, 2016 by Fond Doux Plantation & Resort , Hotel Management
Dear Brian, 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 future. Best Regards, Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne