Fond Doux Plantation & Resort's Heritage Tour, Soufriere

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Fond Doux Holiday Plantation is a 19th century eco-friendly colonial plantation nestled in the heart of St Lucia. The resort is situated amidst a 250 yr old working plantation and features an assortment of uniquely crafted cottages, two onsite restaurants and a collage of outdoor swimming pools. We are conveniently located just minutes away from the island’s main attractions namely, The Sulphur Springs ‘The Caribbean’s only drive in volcano’, The Pitons and the best diving sites on island and are within the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage Site.

We are also in close proximity to the island’s international airport, offering a scenic drive to the plantation.

We accommodate all types of travel; business, honeymoon/wedding and family vacations! The ambience is perfect for the stressed out businessman, the getaway wedding/honeymoon and a fun-filled family vacation. A mere glance out the cottage door evokes a tranquil feeling for some but others; it is a journey into the land of adventure!

We offer our guests a true plantation experience, as they are able to actively engage in the day-to-day running of cocoa plantation, which includes Cocoa Harvesting, Cocoa Drying, Cocoa Grinding, Cocoa Dancing and Cocoa Rolling. The guest gains a true appreciation for the finished chocolate product! In fact when Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla Parker-Bowles, did their official tour of Fond Doux in March 2008, they engaged in those activities! It is no wonder that the Guardian Newspaper has rated us Number 2 Plantation Retreat in the world!

We boast the fact that we have taken Eco Tourism to another level. Not only are we the only true organic estate on the island but we 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 French Colonial wooden buildings more than 100 years old slated for demolition, which we dismantle and transport to the estate, where they are restored as guest accommodation and stand as monuments of the island’s rich colonial history.

Eco Green Hotels had this to say about us, ‘When we at Eco Green Hotel learned about and saw pictures of Fond Doux Estates Holiday Plantation, we were stopped in our tracks. Fond Doux is the kind of place dreams are made of. Not only is it full of gorgeous Old World French colonial charm, but it is also environmentally sustainable.’

At Fond Doux, we have a saying, ‘everyone wants to go to Heaven but no one wants to die: Just come to Fond Doux, Paradise on Earth!’
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  • The tour itself and our guide was fantastic, providing great detail on the plantation history, tasting fruits and identifying different plants. The buffet lunch that followed was also very good. We...  more »
  • Our guide did an excellant job of Explaining all the fruit trees and other plants on this Plantation.  more »
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  • Went here for lunch as part of a carnival sailing boat tour. Firstly this is a lovely resort, very cozy and quiet but unfortunately I can't say the same beautiful things about the food. The lunch was very bland and unexciting. I was very disappointed with the quality of food in such a sweet resort. I'm not sure if the lunch served to myself and others in the tour was different from their usual dishes but based on what I ate, its a 3-4/10 from me
  • So far, so good. Small, quaint, very good service. Everyone knows your name. They are a"Green" resort, which we are pleased to see, however, the water is heated by solar energy. It has rained the last few days, which means cold showers!
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