What Our Guests Have to Say
This was my first time to this side of the island and such an excellent choice of destination, spectacular setting with nature around the plantation setting and the rooms are so nice with the heritage, great food and service all the staff are friendly and nice make you feel welcome, it’s a home away from, they give you a feel like no other, the beauty was the open air, the rooms are very spacious, and well appointed.
We did not expect less from Fond Doux the location, staff and service says it all. If you are looking for Beauty, Elegance and a Romantic setting we recommend Fond Doux. It’s one of the reasons we keep coming back.
We had an amazing time and would recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a little getaway that is a hide-a-way gem.
I can’t decide what made our stay so perfect, the location and house or the staff at Fond Doux – so I will have to say it is the perfect combination of both.
If you want a big American style all inclusive resort with hustle and bustle, don’t come here. Leave this piece of paradise for the rest of us!
London, United Kingdom
We had an amazing time in St. Lucia. Fond Doux Holiday Plantation was in the perfect location, had amazing service, views and was very clean.
Overall, the hospitality at Fond Doux was wonderful. Lyton and Aroline are warm and welcoming, the staff are helpful and friendly, and Bounty, Socks and Trouble will keep you entertained. I highly recommend Fond Doux and I hope we have the opportunity to return again.
We thoroughly enjoyed our time spent at Fond Doux. We felt as if we had arrived as strangers but left as friends. We would heartily recommend Fond Doux to all those who want to have a taste of the real St. Lucia away from the rather busy resorts in the North of the island.
This place was all it promised and more. Cute cottages, welcoming staff, close to the beach, beautiful gardens, a real chance to experience the true St. Lucia. Definitely worth it to go for the all-inclusive because the food is really good and they offer plenty of variety.
Our hosts were wonderful, so friendly and caring. They really go the extra mile to keep everyone happy. They really love their work and it shows. We’d love to go back again, it was perfect.
Brooklyn New York
Rather than stay in an anodyne mega all-inclusive resort, we chose Fond Doux precisely because it sounded so unique. And it was. All of the great stuff described in the other reviews turned out to be spot on: really good local food, great pools, fantastic location, wonderful surroundings.
All in all I could go on forever about how wonderful Fond Doux Holiday Plantation is, my partner and I have traveled with the kids aged 2 and 5 a lot and we have to say this is outstanding the kids keep asking when are we going back, and the answer is definitely next year !
An Amazing island, Amazing Hotel and Amazing People.
I stumbled upon Fond Doux online and figured we would try it. We were splitting our stay in different areas of the island. Had we known how wonderful this place was we would have spent the majority of our stay (if not all) of it here. Staff is attentive, friendly and helpful. We enjoyed that it wasn’t crowded (due to the limited rooms) and could experience the attentiveness and amazing food without the crowds. Our first night we had the lamb for dinner – AMAZING. The buffet lunch was also enjoyable as well as breakfast. The property is beautiful and we enjoyed the short hike we took as well as the plantation tour. We were in African Tulip Cottage and were welcomed with a lovely flower arrangement on the bed. The room was comfortable and very cute. Thank you to all the staff that made our stay here spectacular!
San Luis Obispo,
Beautiful, calm, natural and 100% St Lucian. Owned and run by St Lucians, staying at Fond Doux was a wonderful way to enjoy the beauty of the island and gain first hand exposure to St Lucian culture. The plantation has historic and economic significant in the region. The owners and staff were very attentive, especially to my young son, who feel in love with the nature, animal, and plant life of Fond Doux’s rich rainforest enclave. I absolutely loved the villa in which we stayed, Fond Doux’s morning cocoa tea, its pools, and its proximity Jalousie beach and Tete Paul. I would most certainly return.
London, United Kingdom
This was the best vacation my husband and I ever had. We are already planning our next vacation for July of next year. We have also recommended Fond Doux to our family and friends. See you guys next year.
New York City
Overall, this was a wonderful place and we enjoyed our experience immensely. Keep in mind that it is a St. Lucian resort. If you want to experience a stay filled with the magnificent culture of the people and the land, then Fond Doux is definitely the right place. We would certainly come to stay again!
Charlotte, North Carolina,
Fond Doux was absolutely amazing! My husband and I stayed there for a week & we wished the stay would have been longer. The owners – Mr. & Mrs. Lamontagne made us feel like family. We will never forget how they made us feel. The staff was friendly. We also loved the food onsite! Overall this was a one of a kind, Unique & unforgettable trip!!! We will return one day in our near future.
One love NY
Just spent three days at Fond Doux and this was just amazing. From the customer service you receive and the friendliness of the staff, they really go above and beyond to make you feel at home. The cottage we stayed was right in the tropical rain forest we could not have asked for anything else.
We would like to thank you all so much for this very special mini break we shared with you.
Gros Islet, St. Lucia
Fond Doux is not for everyone, for only those who can appreciate somewhere very special should be allowed to go there. They should be at one with nature for it is set in one of the most magical plantations in St Lucia – no wonder it was the chosen place for the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall to visit some years ago.
London, England, United Kingdom
We had a great time in St Lucia, it is an amazing and unique Caribbean destination and I would most definitely return to Fond Doux- I’ve even been telling my husband we should bring the kids!
What a treat staying here! Fond Doux is an active cocoa plantation, the guest rooms/cottages are spread out through what feels like the rainforest. The owners live on the plantation and are very friendly and busy maintaining the beautiful plantation! We had a fantastic experience here and would definitely return.
All in all an ideal place to sample an authentic slice of Caribbean nature and history.
If you love getting an authentic taste of food and culture when you travel–this is the place. The people here are wonderful and will do anything to make sure you have a great visit. From Omo and Indira at the front desk to Lyon, Philip, Milton, and the rest who manicure the grounds, ensure you have fresh fruit daily, and keep the quaint cabins looking great, and the rum drinks full and sweet. We loved our stay at Fond Doux.
California, United States
The very essence of a Jungle vacation. Highly recommended and the food is excellent.
Terry & Jess Hansen
Pender Island, Canada
October 29, 2011
Best service we have ever experienced. Everyone went out of their way for us. We plan to come back to celebrate an anniversary.
David & Beth Englert
October 16, 2011
Fond Doux was exactly what we were looking for. We had an amazing time + would love to return. Thanks to all the staff for making us feel like family.
October 13, 2011
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Tree House in the Fond Doux Holiday Plantation. Service was courteous and the estate lush with interesting plants and vegetation.
West Sussex, England
July 19, 2011
The facilities and staff were great. We definitely plan to return to Fond Doux.
Cary, North Carolina
July 4, 2011
A lush, tropic experience in the middle of the forest!
Winter Garden, Florida
June 29, 2011
Great people and the most private cottages, lots of hummingbirds and fire flies.
London, United Kingdom
July 7, 2011
Fond Doux is a welcome gem in the area. I felt immediately at home in my cottage and amongst the staff. I couldn’t have felt more welcome upon arrival and during my stay a special birthday treat. Looking forward to returning.
June 30, 2011
Thank you for a lovely honeymoon. We absolutely love our stay!
Andrew & Kara Van Orden
Unforgettable, lush and welcoming stay in St. Lucia. Beautiful location and kind staff. We will be returning!
Jim & Adena:
Fond Doux Plantation is a lovely representation of old style St. Lucia homes. We love the setting amidst all the forest vegetation and fruit trees. We love the lush grounds and relaxing nature of the estate!!!
Omar & Maya Grant
A visit at Fond Doux is a break for the norm. When I need to get away from my day to day hassles and just want to switch off the phones, leave the emails alone for a few days and just rewind, well this is the place. Sitting on the balcony with a glass of wine, soft music playing in the background and just watching nature do her thing. If feels like time has stopped and all my worries just fade away.”
“Our Family has been coming here since there was only the Angelina cottage provided. Now there are plenty more cottages to pick from, and a wonderful pool to sit by while the kids have a swim. Any of the best beaches, the volcano and the hot springs are only a few minutes away by vehicle So there is always something to do during the day. The crickets, frogs and other creatures sing us to sleep in the evening, In the morning, we are regularly greeted by an assortment of tropical birds, joyful staff, and wonderful smells coming from the cookhouse. Although we have been to other places on the Island, our hearts always beckon us back to Fond Doux. We have always felt taken care of, and welcomed. The people are beautiful and warm, so that even if the day becomes rainy, there is always a reason to leave the cottage. Our kids and I feel that this is our home away from home. Our daughter has celiac desise, and we were provided a room with a kitchen so we are able to follow her strict diet. Although we need to bring most of her starch foods, the availability of fresh fruit and vegetables from thier gardens make this place completely unique and convenient . The beautiful trails around the property to give our kids the opportunity to adventure through them on thier own, while we have a tropical drink. The kids go back every year looking forward to seeing the staff, knowing them by name, planting trees, and picking fruit. My kids are now experts on how to pick a good cocoa pod and the process to making cocoa sticks. This place is truly wonderful! we have seen many places in the world, This is by far, one of our favourite places in earth, not only because it is everything that imagine paradise to be like, but mostly because the people are genuine and very special to us. We have to give a huge thanks to the staff there and especially to the owners Eroline and Lyton, who are always welcoming us with warm smiles and big hearts. I am so blessed to be able to spend time in this place with all of these beautiful people once a year or so. May God bless them abundantly!~”
“My young daughter and I recently spent a week at Fond Doux, first in the Cocoa Tree cottage, then the Avocado House. Both cottages were charming, clean, private, and well cared for. We met a nice family who were in the Angelina cottage, which I toured, and it is absolutely stunning. I would highly recommend all 3 cottages, but the Angelina is just beautiful and much larger than it looks on the website. The owners and staff were extremely friendly, accommodating and helpful. Jerome the driver was knowledgeable and very flexible- without a rental car we were able to get around easily. St. Lucia is just gorgeous, and Fond Doux was probably my favorite part. I loved being nestled in the lush tropical surroundings instead of at a beach hotel. The garden paths are gorgeous, filled with tropical flowers and fruit trees and my daughter and I loved watching the hummingbirds and lizards that frequent them. The restaurant was very nice and the servers were all very sweet. I thought the “catch of the day” was just delicious- fresh fish served with flavorful rice and a variety of fresh local vegetables- I ate it pretty much every day! There are also many nice restaurants near by, Boucan is just down the road and was beautiful and delicious. I would highly recommend staying at Fond Doux and hope to return soon.”
Excellent Attitudes of helpfulness, professionalism, good natured, desire to assure our happiness.