Fond Doux Plantation & Resort, Soufrière
|Soufrière, SAINT LUCIA.|
Description: Fond Doux Plantation & ResortAt Fond Doux Holiday Plantation, Soufriere, Old World, Colonial architecture subtly accentuated with modern amenities create the ambience and charm of a place lost in time, yet luxuriously accommodating to the most refined tastes.
Type of rooms: Fond Doux Plantation & ResortAngelina Plantation House: This is a 160 year old colonial house which was slated for demolition in the city of Castries. This two story villa was purchased from the original owner, dismantled and trucked to Fond Doux, it was then rebuilt and restored by artisans who specialize in the old building techniques. This Building typifies Caribbean architecture in a beautiful, airy and bright way accented with allusions to the French colonial style including attractive jalousie shutters and exotic touches of white gingerbread on the outside verandas. On the top floor there is a spacious master bedroom and bathroom, on the bottom floor a dining room, bathroom, living room, a divan bed in the living room and an outside kitchen. Prince Charles visited this cottage as part of his official tour of Fond Doux Plantation. Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 2 Bed: King sized bed with a divan sofa bed
Cinnamon Cottage: Fine Indonesian woodwork combined with colonial architecture set amidst the lush green vegetation on the plantation, with a bedroom and sitting area covered with a bamboo rafted roof, en-suite bathroom to the back and a veranda to the front with hardwood crafted rocking chairs. Furnished with a King four poster bed, combined with locally made bamboo lamps, bright tropical drapes at the windows and doors. An Indonesian woodwork cupboard holds a fridge, electric kettle and coffee machine. Lush tropical foliage and colorful flowering plants flourish throughout the Plantation and surround the cottages adding a sense of privacy for guests. This cottage has become famous with honeymoon couples. Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: En-suite Bed: King sized four poster
Cocoa Tree House: With a mixed decor of antique furniture, accessories crafted by local artisans and St. Lucian artwork, this two bedroom cottage with two king sized four poster beds, each with its own private en-suite bathrooms. This family cottage comes with a full kitchen, dining room and living room area. The patio with comfortable rocking chairs is surrounded by a sprawling lawn with orange trees, grapefruit trees, tangerine trees, banana trees, calabash tree, cocoa trees, mango trees, coconut trees, sousop trees, guava trees. Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: En-suite Bed: King sized four poster x 2
Bamboo Cottage:Unique cottage crafted by architects in the best tropical hardwood, with hand-crafted King-size four poster bed, en-suite bathroom and rain-forest shingles which adds to the rustic tranquility and authenticity of the plantation and also has a porch which is shaded by surrounding trees. The cupboards in the patios are equipped with a basic kitchen (fridge, stove, sink. hot plate, electric kettle and kitchen basics). Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: 1 Bed: King sized four poste
African Tulip Cottage: Built in a gingerbread fashion which extends out to cover a jalousie shaded porch with a comfortable seating area overlooking the gardens. This cottage has a bedroom with en-suite bathroom with the interior decorated in cool colors in contrast to the vibrant rain-forest surroundings. The exterior is covered in shingles from the rain-forest. The cupboards in the patios are equipped with a basic kitchen (fridge, hot plate, electric kettle and kitchen basics). Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: En-suite Bed: King sized four poster
Hibiscus Suite: This beautiful suite is part of the main estate house which was one of the first rooms to be opened for guests, surrounded by lovely tropical gardens which overlooks the cocoa drying trays on the plantation. This room has a queen sized rattan bed with en-suite bathroom and a balcony with locally crafted rocking chairs. Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: En-suite Bed: Queen Size
Avocado House: Caribbean architecture in a stunning location situated in the heart of the plantation. This two bedroom cottage each with its own private en-suite bathroom, spacious living room area, dining room, full kitchen with an interior of tropical colors which blends with the plantation. All bedrooms have their own secluded patio with comfortable local crafted rocking chairs. The patio to the front overlooks a giant plum tree with a mountain vista replete with riotous tropical plants and flowers. Bedrooms: 2 Bathrooms: En-suite Bed: King sized four poster x 2
Hilltop Coconut Tree: Perched on the hillside, on a forested ridge amongst the towering coconut trees, this cottage has a colorful and vibrant decor, with one bedroom, en-suite bathroom comfortable sitting area with fine forest seasoned furniture and a patio overlooking the plantation. It has a fridge, electric kettle, telephone, ceiling fan and clock radio. Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: En-suite Bed: King sized four poster
Hilltop Guava: This is a one bedroom cottage with an en-suite bathroom, patio to the front elegantly furnished with an eclectic blend of modern and antique furniture perched on the hillside, this cottage is upholstered with a multitude of bright colored pillows, curtains and mats adding a tropical burst to the room which forms a kaleidoscope of colours. Four poster bed made with local rain-forest timber draped with mosquito netting. It has a fridge, electric kettle, telephone, ceiling fans, clock radio. Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: En-suite Bed: King sized four poster
Banana Tree: Built in a gingerbread fashion which extends out to cover a jalousie shaded porch with a comfortable seating area overlooking the gardens. This cottage is a one bedroom with en-suite bathroom with the interior decorated with a twist compared to our other cottages, it hosts natural wood and white contrast which fits in with the natural vibrant rain-forest surroundings. Bedrooms: 1 Bathrooms: En-suite Bed: King sized four poster
Additional information: Fond Doux Plantation & Resort
Each room is equipped with: hair dryer, ceiling fans, telephone, start up bar, 4 poster queen sized bed, safe, 'fridge, coffee maker, and iron and board.
Facilities and services include: destination wedding, honeymoons, family reunions, religious/spiritual retreats, historical and nature tours, restaurant and bar, maid service, baby sitting, laundry, swimming pool, and telephone service.
Dining: The restaurant's world-class cuisine is marinated with local flavours and offers sumptuous and nutritional culinary delights every meal of the day. Experienced chefs and staff.
Lunch at the restaurant is normally a buffet service. The cuisine is a mix of Creole and international. Guests have the option of meals being served in their room.
Before booking, verify the current costs, prices and policies (deposit, cancellation fees for each rate, etc.) as the hotel may charge the guest accordingly. Travel insurance that covers cancellation fees is recommended.
Number of rooms: 8
Official category: 3 stars.
Period of closure: open all year.
Languages spoken: Creole, English.Smoking policy: smoking outdoors only.
Credit cards accepted: Mastercard, Visa.
How to get here: Fond Doux Estate, located in Soufriere in the south west part of the island. Situated approximately 40 minutes (by car) from Hewanorra International Airport (UVF) in Vieux Fort at the southern tip of the island, and 80 minutes from George F Charles Airport (SLU) in the north near Castries.
Nearest airport: Hewnorra International Airport (UVF) - 15 mi.