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Fond Doux Plantation & Resort
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

They have all you need. Just try it. Sounds from jungle are noise but you can stick your ears if you need. Everything is beautiful and very comfortable so don't mention this noise. You are in the jungle:)

Room Tip: Banana Tree I Love it.
Stayed: April 2018, travelled as a couple
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Thank TomaszJed
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Fonddoux, Owner at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello TomaszJed,

Thank you for sharing such a short but sweet review of your experience at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort.

We pride ourselves in providing authentic Saint Lucian experiences and we are extremely pleased to read that you were satisfied with everything the resort had to offer.

Thank you for your confidence in our resort and we do hope to welcome you back in the foreseeable future.

Best Regards,
Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

My husband and I loved our stay at Fond Doux. We stayed in Hilltop Cashew, which was beautiful and comfortable. We especially loved the outside shower room, complete with banana trees and a cute little lizard. Each morning we enjoyed a full breakfast, and had dinner several times at the restaurant, which was delicious and enhanced with live music. The best part of the experience was the staff. We loved that the resort is locally owned by the Lamontagnes, who are on-site often. The rest of the staff were warm and welcoming, as well. We would definitely return!

Room Tip: The Hilltop cottages truly are on a hill top, which does require a walk up a steep hill to reach.
Stayed: April 2018, travelled as a couple
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Fonddoux, Owner at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Beautiful and Charming Review!!!
Dear Jaglet,
We are delighted to hear that your stay was nothing short of perfection. Thank you for your 5-star rating and for sharing your positive comments.
It is gratifying to read that you had a wonderful time and enjoyed all aspects of the resort from our unique designed accommodations, landscaping and our delectable cuisine. Our food and beverage team will be happy to know that you enjoyed our food offerings and that they were able to exceed your expectations on every occasion.
We agree that Fond Doux Plantation & Resort has a bit of magic and it’s all about the wonderful team we have here who focus so much on the happiness of our guests.
On behalf of the entire team, thank you for choosing Fond Doux Plantation & Resort. We hope to welcome you back to paradise
Best Regards,
Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We spent four nights in the cinnamon cottage at Fond Doux. Our time there felt like we were staying with friends. The cottage was beautiful and well-preserved. The fan kept us cool at night. We did have a couple of visitors in our room- a lizard and a tiny toad- but honestly, we didn’t mind.

The hotel grounds are absolutely stunning. We did the plantation tour, which we would highly recommend. Also did the walk up the trail to see Petit Piton at sunset. The pool area was really relaxing and never crowded.

The included breakfast buffet was great! We had the lunch buffet a couple of times as well, which is an awesome deal since it included a drink and dessert too. It did take a while for our food to come out during dinner, but we were on island time and didn’t mind relaxing in the restaurant.

We did go and visit/eat at a couple of other hotels- lunch at Jade Mountain Club (highly recommend for the view!) and Hotel Boucan. While the hotels were beautiful, we were always happy to come back to Fond Doux, because it had an authentic feeling that was lacking in other places. We were there over Easter, and it made us realize just how special Fond Doux is. We saw employees bringing their families and locals coming to celebrate as well. Every single person we talked to was so kind, although we have to give a special shout out to Lecia! We hope to be back soon!

Room Tip: The rainforest can be loud at night. Come prepared if you are a light sleeper!
Stayed: April 2018, travelled as a couple
Thank Michele K
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Fonddoux, Owner at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Dear Michele,

Thank you for your amazing feedback following your recent vacation at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort.

It gives us great pleasure to learn that not only did our beautiful location and setting leave a lasting impression on you, but also the special care and attention provided by our team members.

A positive review on Tripadvisor means so much but a review like yours is not only helpful for us but also for the many guests considering a visit to St. Lucia and looking at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort as a potential holiday destination. All of us at Fond Doux are happy that we made your stay as special as it was and we look forward to welcoming you back.
Best Regards,
Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne

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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I are just finishing up our vacation in Treehouse, so I thought I would take some time to give a fair, honest review to help others make an informed decision.

First of all, the plantation grounds are gorgeous. They are full of lush vegetation and animals. There’s also a nice hike you can take up to get a great view of Petit Piton (do that free hike and you can forgo paying to get onto the Tet Paul Nature Trail down the road). We also took a complimentary plantation tour which was great, and you can eliminate paying for the Botanical Gardens since it’s a lot of the same.
We literally stayed in a treehouse, so just so you know what you’re getting into by staying here, you’re literally sleeping with nature (bugs, lizards, etc are in your room and your living room area is outside. We put the bug net up every night around the bed. There is no A/C but almost every day a breeze came through so it wasn’t needed. Also, there is no TV and your shower is outside. If nature, dirt, no A/C, animals and no TV isn’t your thing, I would advise going somewhere else. My wife and I are in the middle on that, and although this place is great, we would only stay 3-4 nights if we could do it over just because that would have been enough treehouse living for us.
One negative about the pool area is that the decks are in need of repair and the water department does not always supply enough water so the pumps can circulate the water for the fountain, falls and general circulation.

Second, the staff is very friendly and will do anything to accommodate and help you. They put together a very good breakfast buffet that is included. They also have a good lunch buffet for $20 which is cheap compared to other places. Dinner is overpriced (but everything on the island is) and the dinner staff is friendly but very slow.

Finally, as mentioned above, the staff is great, but I would like to single out Lyndon for being especially great. He was our driver for a few excursions and he’s cheaper than any other services, plus he’s knowledgeable, friendly, very helpful and he even took me on a private tour of the chocolate making house. He’s very concerned about giving guests the full St. Lucia treatment.

Overall we loved it, but I just wanted to be clear so people know what to expect. I didn’t give it a full 5 radio button rating because of the pool and slow dinner staff.

Stayed: March 2018, travelled as a couple
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Fonddoux, Owner at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Fghgrr,

Thank you very much for joining us in beautiful Saint Lucia and for taking the time to share this honest review of your experience.
We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay in the Tree House cottage, the most unique in design amongst the other cottages and truly grateful for your kind feedback about the resort’s grounds, friendliness of our staff and the food offerings.

Our maintenance team has done some renovations to the pool deck which offer panoramic views of the mountain vista & fruit trees. Your insightful comments are most appreciated, as we work tirelessly to learn from our guests and provide the best possible Saint Lucian experiences.

We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back for another wonderful holiday in Saint Lucia.

Best Regards,
Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

First off, if you are looking for an all inclusive, all you can eat and drink on the beach, this isn't for you.
We enjoyed a 5 night stay in the cocoa tree house cottage. This is a 2 bed, 2 bath cottage with a large front porch. It also has a kitchen with a mini fridge, stove and microwave. It is a open air cottage, just screens in the windows, so be prepared for some bugs. It is so peaceful to listen to all the noises at night and the rain on the roof. But they do have earplugs available if you need them..
Our cottage was a short walk from the main area of the resort which is where the dining and gift shop is located. Several cottages on on the hillsides with lots of steps, so if mobility is an issue make sure you request something with no steps.

There is one pool area with 3 small pools, we had it to ourselves 3 days.
This is a small resort with 15 cottages.

The staff are all friendly and helpful, they can arrange for taxis into town.
Make sure you take advantage of the plantation tour- it is free and informative. They have a shuttle that will take you to the beach.

The food was ok. Breakfast buffet is included and offered eggs, fruit, pasteries, bacon, oatmeal, etc.. Plenty of options.
We only ate lunch twice at the resort and they have a buffett or menu options. Lunch was very reasonably priced $10-15 for sandwiches and salads. Would be nice to have some sandwich options or lighter options for dinner.
Dinner was more pricey but food was good, but few choices. We were told the menu changes every 2 days, but we really couldn't tell. Maybe one or two changes?
Service is slow, but we are on island time I guess.

Overall a very enjoyable stay. Look forward to returning.

Room Tip: Some cottages are on flat ground others are on the steep hillsides. So if you can't do steps make sure you make that known.
  • Stayed: March 2018, travelled with family
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1  Thank JudyBeth2020
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Fonddoux, Owner at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Dear JudyBeth2020,

On behalf of the team, we thank you for staying with us and of course for the very positive and constructive feedback you have provided.

We are delighted to read that you enjoyed all aspects of the resort from our unique designed accommodations to the facilities and amenities. We continue to go above and beyond to meet the needs of our guests and provide an authentic Saint Lucian experience whilst staying on the Caribbean’s only traditional working plantation.Fond Doux deserves to be in the top three hotels in Soufriere and top ten in Saint Lucia as our efforts are reflective of the numerous Tripadvisor reviews and high ratings.

We have noted your feedback about the food and service and have met with the Food & Beverage team.

Thank you again for visiting and we do hope that you will make a return trip to Saint Lucia and Fond Doux Plantation & Resort.

Best Regards,
Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne


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