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Fond Doux Plan­ta­tion & Re­sort is proud to an­nounce ex­cit­ing new de­vel­op­ments and is al­ready plung­ing head­first into 2015!

Lo­cated on a pres­ti­gious UNESCO World Her­itage Site amidst the tow­er­ing Pitons, and St. Lu­cian owned, man­aged, and staffed, the in­ter­na­tion­ally renowned and award-win­ning Fond Doux Plan­ta­tion & Re­sort is ex­cited to an­nounce the ad­di­tion of three new hon­ey­moon suites to its in­cred­i­ble pri­vate col­lec­tion of ro­man­tic colo­nial-style cot­tages in Soufriere, St. Lu­cia.

The ex­quis­ite hon­ey­moon suites Hill­top Cashew, Hill­top Nut­meg and Hill­top Or­ange were com­pleted in 2014. Th­ese lovely cot­tages each have a pri­vate plunge pool and out­door rain­for­est shower, com­plete with the same rich char­ac­ter for which Fond Doux is in­ter­na­tion­ally known. The re­sort’s re­cep­tion area and gym are also be­ing re­lo­cated into the 250-year-old main plan­ta­tion house pro­vid­ing a spa­cious lobby and lounge for all of the guests to en­joy.

Sim­ply put, awards are noth­ing new to Fond Doux, hav­ing re­ceived ac­co­lades last year from Travel Weekly, rec­og­niz­ing this his­toric colo­nial plan­ta­tion re­sort in two cat­e­gories: the Gold Mag­el­lan Award in the Hos­pi­tal­ity EcoFriendly “Green” Re­sort/Ho­tel and the Sil­ver Mag­el­lan Award in the Hos­pi­tal­ity Stan­dard Room De­sign.

“We’re al­ready into 2015, and we’re look­ing for­ward to an ex­cit­ing year!” Fond Doux owner Ero­line La­Mon­tagne states. “Both the gym and the trans­fer­ring of the of­fice to the main house will be com­pleted within the next four to six weeks. We look for­ward to in­ten­si­fy­ing our “plan­ta­tion to plate” con­cept and as a green globe cer­ti­fied prop­erty we will be ed­u­cat­ing and pro­vid­ing more staff train­ing on our ecogreen prac­tices.”

Fond Doux re­ceived a Green Globe re­cer­ti­fi­ca­tion ear­lier last year which rec­og­nized and hon­ored its con­tin­u­ing ded­i­ca­tion to the ideal of sus­tain­able tourism. Com­mit­ted to eco-friend­li­ness and self-suf­fi­ciency, Fond Doux earnestly in­vites ev­ery­one to get in­volved. It is this per­sis­tent ef­fort in en­hanc­ing guest ex­pe­ri­ences that has earned the prop­erty and its on-site restau­rant, Jardin Ca­cao, the highly cov­eted Cer­tifi­cate of Ex­cel­lence awards from TripAd­vi­sor for sev­eral years in a row. All of th­ese pres­ti­gious awards place Fond Doux in the top-per­form­ing 10% of all busi­nesses world­wide, as far as TripAd­vi­sor in con­cerned. Fond Doux takes its “plan­ta­tion to plate” as­pect to heart, pro­vid­ing a de­li­cious and lus­cious en­vi­ron­ment for guests to lit­er­ally se­lect their meal from out of their win­dow, if they like.

Fond Doux isn’t just a mere re­sort—it is a self-sus­tain­ing ecofriendly plan­ta­tion that grows its own food.

“Now that’s not some­thing we’re ashamed to be proud of!” beamed Ero­line.

One of the French colo­nial-style cot­tages at the Fond Doux Plan­ta­tion & Re­sort.

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