Fond Doux wins Ex­perts Choice Award

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL -

Fond Doux Plan­ta­tion & Re­sort in St. Lu­cia was on Tues­day hon­oured with an Ex­perts’ Choice Award for 2016 from TripEx­pert, which rates ho­tels and restau­rants around the world based on re­views from jour­nal­ists and pro­fes­sional travel writ­ers.

“We are so hon­oured and hum­bled to win awards like this,” said Fond Doux co-owner Ero­line La­mon­tagne. “Ac­co­lades like this are es­pe­cially mean­ing­ful be­cause they are based on re­views from the top guides and pub­li­ca­tions.

In ad­di­tion to this new award from TripEx­pert the past year has seen Fond Doux Plan­ta­tion & Re­sort earn nu­mer­ous hon­ours in­clud­ing a third straight Travel Weekly Mag­el­lan Award honour­ing the best in travel, as well as a fourth con­sec­u­tive Cer­tifi­cate of Ex­cel­lence award from TripAd­vi­sor, and a 2015 World Bou­tique Ho­tel Award.

With a TripEx­pert Score of 82, and with mul­ti­ple en­dorse­ments from lead­ing pub­li­ca­tions in­clud­ing Oys­ter, Lonely Planet and Fodor’s, Fond Doux Plan­ta­tion & Re­sort is cur­rently one of the high­est rated ho­tels in Saint Lu­cia on TripEx­

Chris Blume, TripEx­pert’s Chief Con­tent Of­fi­cer, com­mented, “Our ex­pert sources highly rec­om­mend Fond Doux Plan­ta­tion & Re­sort, es­pe­cially for its rich cul­tural ex­pe­ri­ence. They en­joyed the com­plete im­mer­sion into the Saint Lu­cian cul­ture aided by staying in the authen­tic rus­tic lodg­ings lo­cated on an his­toric co­coa plan­ta­tion.”

La­mon­tagne em­pha­sised, “Our mis­sion in Saint Lu­cia is to pre­serve our her­itage and to ed­u­cate our staff and guests on their en­vi­ron­men­tal re­spon­si­bil­ity. We strive to en­sure that we pro­vide an authen­tic plan­ta­tion ex­pe­ri­ence to all guests who step foot in our re­sort.

“We are al­ways striv­ing to im­prove our sus­tain­able prac­tices and im­prove where we can, and this award tells us that we’re on the right track.”

As part of Fond Doux Plan­ta­tion & Re­sort‘s cor­po­rate so­cial re­spon­si­bil­ity, the re­sort has spon­sored one of the con­tes­tants of the Fond St. Jac­ques Car­ni­val Queen Pageant, Ms. Ver­nella Mathurin, who will be vy­ing for the crown to­day at the Fond St Jac­ques Mul­tipur­pose Court.

Fond Doux Plan­ta­tion & Re­sort is spon­sor­ing Ver­nella Mathurin, a con­tes­tant in the Fond St. Jac­ques Car­ni­val Queen Pageant.

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