Fodor's Expert Review Fond Doux Eco Resort

Soufrière, Soufrière, Saint Lucia Fodor's Choice

At this laid-back ecoresort on one of Soufrière's most active agricultural farms, nine historic homes salvaged from all around the island have been rebuilt on the 135-acre estate and refurbished as guest accommodations, with luxury bathrooms and period furniture and surrounded by dense tropical foliage and marked trails that meander through the property. In addition, there are 14 air-conditioned one-bedroom cottages, which are private and charming, some with private plunge pools and all with outdoor "rain" showers, and some have kitchens for self-catering. Most of the cottages surround a short circular path that ends at Fond Doux's two restaurants, a three-level pool, the Mama La Terre ("Mother Earth") Spa—which uses local coconut oil, fruit-and-spice potions, and mud from the nearby sulfur springs—and the cocoa farm. It's a completely different type of vacation experience that allows you to soak up the natural environment, engage with local culture, and feel like a part of history.

PROS

  • An exotic eco-friendly experience
  • Striking location on an 18th-century plantation
  • Free beach shuttle

CONS

  • No TVs in rooms
  • Some rooms need updating
  • A car is advised, as local sights are a few miles away

QUICK FACTS

Resort
Family
$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 758-731–3090

HOTEL DETAILS

17 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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