A getaway at Fond Doux Plantation & Resort provides many different ways to experience St. Lucia, from the main attractions to the lesser-known things to do that only the locals know about. Whether you’re looking for quiet relaxation in your private rainforest cottage or to get out and explore St. Lucia, we offer a range of experiences, attractions and things to do to fill your days and nights.
Chocolate Making at Fond Doux
Chocolate, like sugar, is central to St. Lucia’s legacy. Join our 2-hour guided Chocolate Tour to learn the history and process of creating organic chocolate from our own estate. Witness the famous “Cocao-rina Dance” which is a Fond Doux Eco Resort exclusive experience and then receive hands-on training in making your very own chocolate bars with our chocolatiers!
Cost: US$50 per person/ US$65 with lunch
Included: Tour Guide, Coconut water drink, Chocolate bar, Free Parking (if not a resort guest)
What to know: Arrive 10 minutes before start time. Tour is offered daily from 8 am. Advanced reservations are advised; walk-ins will be accommodated if space is available.
Immerse yourself in a Garden of Eden at Fond Doux Eco Resort where fresh fruit literally falls from the trees. Your guide will show you our wide range of organic tropical fruits (like bananas, mangoes, apricots, grapefruit, love apples, guavas, start fruits and more), flowers, plants, vegetables, and spices—some of which you might be able to sample during the tour (dependent on the season). Tropical birds including rare and endemic species flit between boughs overhead so have your cameras ready.
What’s included: Tour guide, Free parking (if not a resort guest)
What to know: Arrive 10 minutes before start time. Tour occurs daily from 9 am to 4 pm.
Discover St. Lucia’s best view of Petit Piton via the Petit Piton Trail at Fond Doux Eco Resort. Petit Piton is one of the world-famous, UNESCO World Heritage twin mountainous volcanic plugs, located in Soufriere, St. Lucia. This guided hike will regale you with Piton facts and Taino (Amerindian) heritage & lore. The well-maintained trail weaves through tropical forest and climbs to approximately 1400 ft. above sea level. Throughout the hike enjoy tropical birds, flora, and other fauna native to the island of St. Lucia. The magnificent view of Petit Piton midway through the hike provides once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities!
Cost: US$10 per person
What’s included: Tour Guide, Coconut water drink, Free parking (if not a resort guest), 1 bottle of water per person
What to know: Arrive 10 minutes before start time. Hike offered daily from 8 am by reservation only. Please wear appropriate footwear
St. Lucia’s history is awash with battles between the colonial powers of Britain and France. One of the most famous battles, the Battle of Rabot, took place in 1795 in the area today known as Fond Doux and Rabot Estate. The results of this battle brought about a year of freedom for the enslaved, officially known as l’Année de Libérté. Take our guided tour to fortification ruins to learn more not only about the Battle of Rabot but also plantation life, the resistance of the enslaved, and the famous heroine Flore Bois Gaillard, a runaway enslaved woman who led a band of freed peoples and was instrumental in the battle’s outcome!
Cost: US$35 per person
What’s included: Professional tour guide, Free parking (if not a resort guest)
What to know: Arrive 10 minutes before start time, Tour is offered daily from 10am by reservation. Walk-ins will be accommodated if space is available.
Fond Doux provides guests with the best of both worlds: the privacy and relaxation of the rainforest with access to the white sand beach. A St. Lucia vacation isn’t complete without a dip in the Caribbean Sea, which is why we have a free beach shuttle service available to all guests.
Our beach shuttle goes to Sugar Beach, a pristine white sand beach in Soufriere a short 15-minute drive away. Our private shuttle leaves daily at 10 am with pickup at 2 pm or 4 pm, depending on your preference. Please be advised that guests are required to reserve a pickup time.
At Fond Doux Plantation & Resort we offer a wide variety of activities for guests to indulge in. We know that memories aren’t just based on eco-luxurious accommodations and personalized services, but actual experiences. Whatever style of St. Lucia vacation you’re looking for, from a chocolate making tour or cocoa plantation tour to nature hikes or birdwatching, it’s all right outside your door.
In addition to all there is to do and see at Fond Doux, there are many tours and activities around St. Lucia. Whether you’re interested in shopping at the local market, snorkeling off a yacht, or hiking the famous Piton mountains, there are activities to suit every traveler.
We have compiled a list of available tours that you may be interested in during your time on St. Lucia. Please contact us to book your tour in advance. For further information on each tour, please click here. Please be advised that all rates are in USD.