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About the Resort

Nestled in the heart of St. Lucia, Fond Doux Plantation & Resort is a 19th century eco-friendly colonial resort that is best known for its romantic, intimate, and private “eco-luxury” cottages. The resort is situated amidst a 250-year-old working plantation and features an assortment of 16 uniquely crafted cottages, two on-site restaurants, a collage of outdoor swimming pools, as well as an organic spa. The resort also features a wedding gazebo, the Plas Cacao Chocolate shop, a traditional cocoa fermentry house and a hall of fame. The resort is a scenic 45 minute drive from the island’s international airport and just minutes away from St. Lucia’s main attractions, including The Pitons, 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.
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Eco Initiatives

Eco-Tourism has been a central theme at Fond Doux long before it became an international trend. We love sharing our property with visitors which is why owners Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne have gone to such lengths to protect our land and heritage so it can be enjoyed for years to come. As a certified organic plantation and a member of Green Globe, Fond Doux participates in a number of sustainable practices. We invite you to read about a few of the initiatives we have outlined here.
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Food Market

Locally Grown

New plants and fruit trees are planted all the time so we can continue to enjoy fresh fruit and produce grown right here at Fond Doux. A few examples of what we grow includes: coconut, love apple, cherries, golden apple, tamarind, plum, avocado, soursop, star fruit, mangoes, dasheen, cocoa, coffee, oranges, grapefruit, breadfruit, lettuce, broccoli, Chinese cabbage, corn, sweet peppers, cabbage, carrots, guava, plantain and banana.

Farm-to-table Cuisine

Much of our land is harvested and used at our two restaurants. The Bamboo Restaurant offers a “plantation to plate” experience where the chef uses freshly picked fruits, vegetables and spices grown on our organic plantation to create fresh Creole dishes. Vivamus euismod, quam ac consectetur efficitur, odio lectus gravida tellus, vel pretium sapien dolor sit amet leo. Donec ex lorem, porttitor et augue at, viverra congue elit.

BUILDING

Around Nature

Rather than using traditional machinery for excavation, we created the space for our buildings by shovel to ensure nature was not disturbed in the process. This means that the trees around our cottages are pre-existing and not just ornamental.
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Preserving History

Rather than building our cottages in a historic colonial style, Fond Doux preserves Saint Lucia’s architectural heritage by saving abandoned colonial buildings from around the island and restoring them. In addition, furniture in the cottages is locally made to support to local industry.
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Local Standpoint

Power and Water Conservation

Water in the cottages is heated through solar panels to conserve power. Other power and water conservation efforts include energy efficient lights, low flow toilets, and the option to reuse linens and towels.

Locally Owned and Operated

Owners Eroline and Lyton Lamontagne are from Saint Lucia and run the plantation themselves. They work with local communities to train and hire St. Lucians at Fond Doux with an emphasis on developing individual skills and gifts.

Supporting Local Industry

As part of our sustainable practices we fill our gift shop with goods from local suppliers. Similarly, we ensure the tour operators that we refer our guests to use local suppliers and emphasize St. Lucian culture.

Removing Single Use Plastic

At Fond Doux we have replaced plastic bags with paper bags at our gift shops, and are getting rid of plastic straws. It is important to us that we cut back on single use plastic wherever possible to eliminate unnecessary waste.

  • We banned the use of large plastic garbage bags for the housekeepers to carry their daily supplies and have replaced them with durable cloth bags.
  • The plastic cups used to serve the welcome drinks for daytime lunches have been replaced with biodegradable cups.
  • We have banned the use of Styrofoam takeaway plates, cups and cutlery and have replaced them with biodegradable products.
  • We have also discontinued the use of portioned controlled plastic shampoo, lotion and conditioner. These have been replaced with dispensers in each cottage.
  • Breakable reusable bottles have been placed in all cottages for guest use.
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Saint Lucia

St. Lucia, also known as the “Helen of the West” for its natural beauty, lies in the heart of the eastern Caribbean chain of islands. Beautiful Caribbean beaches, enchanting rainforests in the interior, and a population of loving people make St. Lucia the reality of many travelers’ dreams. Its dramatic twin coastal peaks, the Pitons, soar 2,000 feet up from the sea, sheltering magnificent rainforests, where wild orchids, giant ferns, and birds of paradise flourish.

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Brilliantly-plumed tropical birds abound, including endangered species like the indigenous St. Lucia parrot. The rainforest is broken only by verdant fields and orchards of banana, coconut, mango, and papaya trees. St. Lucia has been inhabited since long before colonial times, and its cultural treasures are a fascinating mélange of its rich past and its many different traditions.

The island’s people have earned a well-deserved reputation for their warmth and charm, and the island itself is dotted with aged fortresses, small villages, and open-air markets. A diverse variety of land and sea based activities are available for your holiday enjoyment in St. Lucia. The island’s steep coastlines and lovely reefs offer excellent snorkeling and scuba diving.

The rainforest preserves of St. Lucia’s mountainous interior are one of the Caribbean’s finest locales for hiking, bird watching and canopy ride adventures. The island also possesses excellent facilities for golf, tennis, sailing, and a host of other leisure pursuits. Not to be missed is St. Lucia’s Soufriere volcano, the world’s only drive-in volcanic crater. St. Lucia is everything you’ve dreamed the Caribbean would be and is the kind of place where relaxation comes easy and the pressures of everyday living simply fade away.

THE HISTORY OF

St. Lucia's First Town

Soufriere is located on St. Lucia’s west coast and has acquired a reputation for its legendary beauty. From white sand beaches, coral reefs, and exotic jungles, to waterfalls, volcanic springs, and the town’s trademark Pitons, there are many scenic features found within Soufriere’s borders.

Early Settlers

The first people to inhabit St. Lucia’s Soufriere area were the Amerindians. They were a group of indigenous people believed to be of South American origin who sailed up the chain of Caribbean Islands from the Orinoco basin. Until recently, there was little evidence to show that they had been there in any significant numbers, but the discovery of the terraces and carved rocks at Belfond and the exciting new find of the petroglyph near Jalousie indicate that Soufriere was perhaps one of their most important sites.

Arrival of the French

After the Amerindians, the first permanent settlers to successfully establish themselves in St. Lucia were the French, who came around the end of the 17th Century. Already well-established in Martinique, they realized that the rich fertile soil of Soufriere would be ideal for farming. In 1746, Soufriere was officially recognized by France as St Lucia’s first town. In fact, the name of Soufriere comes from the French, who gave the town its name for the “sulphur in the air” coming off the volcano.

French Revolution

With the last years of the 1700s came the French Revolution. Its effects were felt throughout the Caribbean’s French Antilles, including St. Lucia. It was also the most tumultuous period in the history of the island and in Soufriere.

Soufriere became the headquarters of the Revolutionary Party, declaring an end to slavery in the French Islands, but under Napoleon, slavery was reintroduced. Many of the freed slaves, as well as French soldiers who had deserted, took to the hills. From their hideouts they organized raids on the town. The Battle of Rabot was fought right here at Fond Doux Resort & Plantation, where the fortifications and ruins can still be seen today.

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