About Fond Doux Resort & Plantation

Experience Tranquility in St. Lucia


Fond Doux Resort & Plantation is a 19th century eco-friendly colonial resort nestled in the heart of St. Lucia, best known for romantic, intimate, and private luxury cottages. The resort is situated amidst a 250 year old working plantation and features an assortment of 12 uniquely crafted cottages, two on-site restaurants, and a collage of outdoor swimming pools, as well as an organic spa.


The resort is a scenic 45 minute drive from the island’s international airport. As a guest of Fond Doux, you will be conveniently located just minutes away from St. Lucia’s main attractions, including The Pitons, The Sulphur Springs – ‘The Caribbean’s only drive in volcano’ – and the best diving sites on the island, all within a prestigious UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Whether you’re traveling for business, a romantic honeymoon or wedding escape, or for a fun-filled family vacation, Fond Doux Resort & Plantation offers the perfect ambiance in St. Lucia for all travel types. A mere glance out your cottage door will evoke both tranquility and a journey into the land of adventure!


Making Chocolate


Who doesn’t love chocolate? As the resort is situated amongst lush cocoa groves, our guests can not only smell chocolate wafting by on warm breezes, but can also actively engage in the making of chocolate if they wish – from Cocoa Harvesting, Cocoa Drying, and Cocoa Grinding, all the way to Cocoa Dancing, Cocoa Rolling, and enjoying the finished chocolate product! In fact, when Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla Parker-Bowles officially toured Fond Doux in March 2008, they engaged in these very activities. It is no wonder that the Guardian Newspaper has rated us the Number 2 Plantation Retreat in the world!


Eco Tourism to Another Level


Fond Doux Resort & Plantation is St. Lucia’s only true organic resort and is also the only resort in St. Lucia that engages in true eco-building practices and cultural preservation. This is evident through our practice of identifying intricate 100+ year old French Colonial wooden buildings slated for demolition, dismantling and transporting the buildings to the resort, and restoring them as guest accommodations that stand as monuments of the island’s rich colonial history.


Know Before You Go


  • Fond Doux caters to families, groups, couples, and singles.
  • Guests must be at least 18 years old to check in at this resort.
  • There are no room charges for children up to 10 years old who occupy the same room as their parents or guardians, using existing bedding.
  • Onsite parking is free for guests only for the duration of their stay.
  • Pets are not allowed at the resort.
  • Check-in time is 3 PM.
  • Check-out time is 12 Noon.
  • Extra person charges may apply and vary depending on resort policy.
  • Photo identification and cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
  • Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


Property Amenities


In addition to 3 outdoor swimming pools, our resort has 2 sumptuous restaurants offering up a complimentary Continental breakfast each morning, as well as Caribbean and international cuisine throughout the day, a bar/lounge and poolside bar, and spa services that use products made from all-natural, organically grown ingredients. The resort also has trails for you to walk at your leisure, surrounded by 30 kinds of fruit trees and brilliantly plumed exotic birds.


Transportation options include an airport shuttle (surcharge; available on request), as well as tour and ticket assistance. Other amenities at the resort include complimentary WiFi Internet access at the Front Office and complimentary high-speed (wired) WiFi Internet access by the triple pool deck.


Room Amenities


Fond Doux Resort & Plantation offers 12 elegant, colonial-style St. Lucian cottages. Each cottage is accessible via exterior corridors and is equipped with a phone, in-room safe, refrigerator, and coffee/tea maker. The cottages also feature separate sitting areas, kitchenettes (select cottages only – ask when booking), mini bars, and sofa beds. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Extra towels, bedding, and wake-up calls can be requested. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are also available. Housekeeping is provided.


The cottages open to balconies with lovely garden views.