Ratings based on 130 Verified Reviews

4.6 out of 5
97% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.2 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from Denver, CO

Great local vibe and eco-friendly property

Posted Apr 5, 2017
Pros: What I loved about this place is that it was locally owned.
Cons: No
Location: Tet Paul, Sulfur Springs, Pitons, Sugar Beach, Plantation Tour, Snorkeling
Staying here made us feel like we were part of St. Lucia. The property was lush and the cottages were private, as a result. I spent more time on our patio than I could remember of any trip I’ve ever taken. I also think this attracts a certain type of person – everyone we met had stories of what they did that day. In my experience, staying at an all-inclusive or “corporate” resort, it seems most people tend to never really leave the property. What I loved about this place is that it was locally owned. Also, no matter where we went when a local asked where we were staying they seemed to glow or give us approval of our choice. That was a good feeling, too. The property itself doesn’t feel that big to me but I also felt, at times, like we owned it. So many times it seemed like we were the only ones there. We had some pool time where it was just the two of us. Only in the early afternoon when tour groups were coming through did we see people and even then it wasn’t a nuisance of any kind. I really liked that the breakfasts were included as we were able to load up and really not need much until dinner. We did do lunch once and the fish sandwich was outstanding. We did dinner once as well but that’s when we tried to get out to other places. The type of people who stay here seem to be the ones who want to immerse themselves in the local culture.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 18, 2017 by Fonddouxp, Hotel Management
Dear Blzquik, Thank you for your wonderful review of Fond Doux Plantation & Resort. We are so glad to see that you enjoyed your stay with us and had a taste of the real Saint Lucia! As owners of this locally owned Saint Lucian gem we are indeed proud of our heritage and we strive to offer all our guests an authentic Saint Lucia experience. We agree with you entirely, Fond Doux appeals to persons who want to immerse themselves in the local culture. We are thankful for all of your positive comments about our accommodations, natural beauty of the resort, food & beverage offerings and our staff members. Our team members work so hard to create a pleasant atmosphere, and deliver exceptional service for our guests. We will definitely share your feedback with them, as they take pride in knowing that their efforts lead to a very positive experience for you. Our entire team looks forward to welcoming you back to our shores again, for another relaxing and extraordinary Saint Lucian experience. Best Regards, Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Wisconsin

Natural and beauty setting-working plantation

Posted Apr 4, 2017
Pros: Peaceful, quiet and secluded. Very Unique, not your typical resort. Very Staff. Knowledgeable and accommodating owners
Location: Tet Paul Nature Trail, Sulphur Springs, Zipline & Aerial Adventure Park
We stayed in a 250 year old colonial home called the Angelina Villa. Very spacious and beautiful home. Full amenities. We had a free breakfast buffet every morning which was included in our price. The resort was gated and had security guards, so I did feel very safe. We had a tour of the plantation by the owners son which was very interesting. There are hiking trails within the plantation and nearby. The resort is situated amidst a 250 year old working plantation and features an assortment of 15 cottages/homes , two on-site restaurants, several outdoor swimming pools & a spa. We traveled to Sugar Beach/resort which the resort offers a free shuttle. That beach was gorgeous, great views of Pitons, great food and snorkeling and water activities. Overall a great time and a very unique experience. My only concern is....this house has a lot of windows which all have screens (so no bugs) but you are not able to close any of the windows. It is an open air environment. At night there is constant and loud chatter of all the night time bugs/insects/birds/frogs etc. My suggestion is bring ear plugs to help with the outside sounds. There is no air conditioning, but there were ceiling fans. I felt the temperature at night was just right for me, not too hot, there was a constant breeze. We traveled in mid March. Also there is no TV, but there is so much to do and see that I did not realize that until the 4th day!!!
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 18, 2017 by Fonddouxp, Hotel Management
Dear Megan, Thank you for taking the time to submit your Expedia review. We are glad to read that you enjoyed the unique experience in the Angelina Villa which is actually the gem of Fond Doux and perfect for both families and couples. We greatly appreciate all of your positive comments about our plantation resort and we cannot thank you enough for choosing our resort to spend your holiday. We do know that Fond Doux now holds a very special place in your hearts and we are confident that you will return. See you soon. Best Regards, Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from new york

Unique hotel in rainforest

Posted Mar 14, 2017
This hotel is lovely. The staff are helpful, friendly, and diligent. The grounds and buildings are well maintained. Visitors should know that you are 'stuck' there if you don't rent a car. You can hire a taxi through the hotel, but it doesn't provide the same freedom. Also, you cannot walk to the beach- there are daily shuttles to Sugar Beach.
Comment from Hotel Management
Apr 18, 2017 by Fonddouxp, Hotel Management
Dear MrsKrauss, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us and the Expedia community. We are extremely pleased to read that you had a lovely experience and that you found our staff to be very helpful and friendly. Our resort’s location is one of our many success factors and provides guests with the beauty of both a natural rainforest setting and magical experience of living on a 250- year-old traditional working plantation. The resort is in proximity to most restaurants and the scenic town of Soufriere. Thank you for choosing Fond Doux Plantation & Resort and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Best Regards, Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne
5 out of 5
by JOSHUA

Tranquility in the jungle.

Posted Jan 22, 2017 on Hotels
We stayed in the honeymoon suite for 4 nights and loved it. The cabins were far enough apart that it felt like we had the place to our self. We enjoyed using the plunge pool and spent much of our time sitting out on the porch and enjoying the tranquility of the place. The service at this hotel is first rate. Upon arrival, the check in process involved nothing other than a welcome and a rum punch. While we sat on the porch drinking, the staff got the bags from our car and took them to our room. The first morning we overslept breakfast by 15 minutes and the staff came up and asked if we would be joining them. We were the last and only ones at breakfast and the staff didn't make us feel feel rushed or unwelcome. If we find our way back to St. Lucia I would have a hard time considering another place to stay.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 11, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Hello Joshua, Thanks for your beautiful description of your Fond Doux experience. We are happy to know that you loved your stay with us and greatly appreciated the amenities and facilities at the resort. Thank you for your commitment to return and we would certainly love to have you back. Best Regards, Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Food poor

Posted Dec 15, 2016
Pros: Our cottage and the setting is just beautiful and the staff are very friendly.
Cons: More choice on the menu and portion size increased. Communal area mot feeling like sat in a car park and better lighting in this area.
Location: Location excellent but you do need a car or hire a taxi for the day to get to all the sights.
Very limited choice on menu and same menu every day. Portions very small and side orders consisted of around 3 carrots, 1 piece of broccoli and a bit of onion. If you visit here and do not have a car there are no shops that you can walk to to get food or snacks or even a drink so you are totally reliant on what the resort is offering. The communal area to sit outside to enjoy a drink and chat to other guests is more like a dark car park. The area around the pool was not looked after, no water in the dispenser and no cups, The sun lounger cushions had been left outside for many days and had filled up with water so could not use them on any of the days we were there.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 11, 2017 by FondDoux Owners, Hotel Management
Hello, We appreciate all aspects of your review – the good (accommodations and the friendliness of the staff) as well as the bad (Menu offerings and facilities). We do apologize that we did not meet and exceed your expectations in many aspects of your stay and accept full responsibility for that. Our resort’s location is one of our many success factors and provides guests with the beauty of both a natural rainforest setting and magical experience of living on a 250- year-old traditional working plantation. The resort is in proximity to most restaurants and the scenic town of Soufriere. Your comments about the menu selections and portion sizes have been well received and we are in the process of extending our menus to include more variety. There is subdued lighting in the courtyard yard area which creates a very private and romantic setting for guests to enjoy a drink and chat. Thank you once again for choosing to stay with us and we appreciate all feedback as our guest experience is of utmost importance to us. We do hope that you will give us another opportunity to make it up to you in a future visit. Best Regards, Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne
4 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Quaint resort in the jungle

Posted Nov 27, 2016 on Hotels
Quaint locally run resort. Stayed in one of the hillside cottages with a superb balcony and a spectacular view into the jungle. The room was spacious and comfortable. The plunge pool on the deck was great however there was bird excrement surrounding it. The resort it self was great. The restaurant was tasty and the staff were very friendly. Three tiered pool was awesome. Wifi was excellent
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 11, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Hello Stephen, Thank you for sharing such wonderful feedback with us and the Hotels.com community. We are extremely pleased to read that you enjoyed your experience from the cottages to the food offerings. We do hope to welcome you back in the foreseeable future. Best Regards, Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Luxury without Pretention (or air conditioning!)

Posted Nov 26, 2016 on Hotels
Excellent stay. More towels in room would be nice, and spaces to hang them. Disliked lack of bills to sign in bar and restaurant (even when requested).
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 11, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Hello Ian, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are extremely pleased that you had an excellent stay despite the small issues highlighted in your review. Please be advised that we have passed on your feedback to the Housekeeping team and have circulated memos to the restaurant team to ensure that all guests view and sign their bills. We do hope to welcome you back in the foreseeable future. Best Regards, Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Posted Nov 23, 2016
My husband and I spent ten beautiful days at this resort, celebrating our honeymoon! We would definitely recommend it... The cottages are beautiful, very private and located close to the islands best amenities.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from US

Nice hotel in tropical environs

Posted Oct 30, 2016
Pros: Pools were Awsome and the food was excellent, grounds spectacularly well kept, cottage was very charming.
Cons: The only bummer was that there was no air conditioning nor fans in the downstairs and it was so hot and muggy it was nearly impossible to sleep.
The hotel is authentic, historic and charming. Staff could not have been nicer or more accommodating. We wish we could have had more time to enjoy the lovely pools.
Comment from Hotel Management
Nov 10, 2016 by Fonddoux, Hotel Management
Hello Lauri, Thank you very much for sharing your review with the Expedia community. It means a great deal to us to have the support of guests like you who are willing to take the time to share their experience at Fond Doux with the world. We hope to see you soon in Saint Lucia. Thank you. Best Regards, Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Oct 25, 2016 on Hotels
Was not happy with this place. No TV, no AC. We asked for a fan twice was told we would get one and never did. We waited about 20 minutes before anyone should up to the front desk then had to wait another 20 minutes for the room. Would definitely not stay here.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 11, 2017 by General Manager, Hotel Management
Hello, Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry to learn about your experience as this is certainly not the norm here at the resort. On our website, we do not advertise televisions and air conditioning in our cottages.The resort is at high elevation, so we use ceiling fans in all our cottages. At Fond Doux, we place a strong emphasis on the training and development of our team. We are therefore extremely disappointed to read about the level of service received from our team members and we have met with the relevant departments to discuss your review in more detail.. Thank you once again for choosing our resort and we do hope that you will consider a return visit in the future. Best Regards, Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne