Fond Doux Plan­ta­tion & Re­sort Mak­ing a Dif­fer­ence

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Af­ter a year of in­dus­try ac­co­lades, Fond Doux Plan­ta­tion & Re­sort is adding one more award, an in­dus­try des­ig­na­tion, and a Green prop­erty recog­ni­tion to a year that has seen the Sourfriere prop­erty rec­og­nized for its ex­cel­lence.

Fond Doux has been awarded a Cer­tifi­cate of Ex­cel­lence from TripAd­vi­sor for the fourth con­sec­u­tive year. This pres­ti­gious ac­co­lade from one of the world’s largest travel sites places the re­sort in the top per­form­ing 10% of all busi­nesses world­wide on TripAd­vi­sor, and is only given to those who con­sis­tently earn high rat­ings from TripAd­vi­sor trav­ellers.

A de­lighted Ero­line La­mon­tagne, Ex­ec­u­tive Direc­tor of the award-win­ning re­sort, was es­pe­cially pleased with the TripAd­vi­sor hon­our. “We thank the staff who have made it pos­si­ble by their hard work, ded­i­ca­tion, loy­alty, and sac­ri­fice. We es­pe­cially thank all of the ex­tended Fond Doux fam­ily and friends from around the globe who con­tinue to keep us grounded with trans­for­ma­tional ad­vice and feed­back.”

Book­ing.com also granted the re­sort an award of Ex­cel­lence for Guest Re­view Awards 2014. This award was in recog­ni­tion of ded­i­ca­tion and care in meet­ing and ex­ceed­ing guests’ ex­pec­ta­tions, and abil­ity to con­sis­tently de­liver amaz­ing stays.

Fond Doux also re­ceived a 3-star Di­a­mond Rat­ing from AAA. Each year AAA re­views more than 28,000 ho­tels and just 0.4 per cent make the AAA Five Di­a­mond List.

The re­sort has also re­ceived a Gold Level Sta­tus from TripAd­vi­sor GreenLead­ers Pro­gramme which show­cases eco-friendly ho­tels and B&Bs which are all com­mit­ted to green prac­tices such as re­cy­cling, and sourc­ing and serv­ing lo­cal and or­ganic food.

Fond Doux was built from a deeply rooted pas­sion of its St. Lu­cian own­ers, Ly­ton and Ero­line La­mon­tagne, to trans­form a 250-year-old work­ing plan­ta­tion into a prop­erty that would not only pre­serve the in­tegrity of the nat­u­ral en­vi­ron­ment, but also make it a va­ca­tion des­ti­na­tion for those who ap­pre­ci­ate the won­ders of na­ture.

More ac­co­lades for lo­cally owned Fond Doux in

Soufriere.

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