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Fond Doux Estate Review

One of the earliest French estates established by land grants (1745 and 1763), this plantation still produces cocoa, citrus, bananas, coconut, and vegetables on 135 hilly acres. The restored 1864 plantation house is still in use, as well. A 30-minute walking tour begins at the cocoa fermentary, where you can see the drying process under way. You then follow a trail through the cultivated area, where a guide points out various fruit- or spice-bearing trees and tropical flowers. Additional trails lead to old military ruins, a religious shrine, and a vantage point for viewing the spectacular Pitons. Cool drinks and a Creole buffet lunch are served at the Cocoa Pod restaurant. Souvenirs, including just-made chocolate sticks, are sold at the boutique.

    Contact Information

  • Address: Chateaubelair, Soufrière
  • Phone: 758/459–7545
  • Cost: $30, includes lunch
  • Hours: Daily 11–2
  • Website:
  • Location: Soufrière
Updated: 02-28-2014

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