St Lucia hotel gem offers bargain winter rates
CASTRIES, St Lucia, Tuesday January 3, 2012 - One of Saint Lucia's charming hotels, ranked as the second best plantation resort in the world, is knocking 25 percent off its room rates for the winter season.
The award-winning Fond Doux Holiday Plantation, in the picturesque, old French colonial town of Soufrière, announced deep discounts off all room categories, any day of the week.
"It's still Christmas in Saint Lucia," said manager Eroline Lamontagne, "and we want to ensure that guests visiting Saint Lucia in 2012 can allow us to pamper them at a fraction of the regular cost."
The special 25 percent discount is valid on already affordable prices for accommodations in the peak winter season. Travel must be booked by February 15, 2012 and completed by April 30, 2012.
Mrs. Lamontagne also announced a bargain "Warm Winter Retreat" special of US$2,700 per couple, including seven nights' accommodations, daily breakfast, à la carte dining for three nights, airport transfers, a bottle of champagne on arrival, two spa treatments of choice and taxes and service charge.
The hotel recently launched the new and improved Mamma La Terre Spa to renew mind, body, soul and spirit in a tranquil, therapeutic sanctuary - utilizing organic products from Fond Doux's grounds.
For further information, visit www.fonddouxestate.com.
About Fond Doux Holiday Plantation
Fond Doux Holiday Plantation is a 19th century eco-friendly colonial plantation nestled in the heart of Soufrière, Saint Lucia. The resort sits in a 250 year-old working plantation and features an assortment of 10 uniquely crafted cottages, two onsite restaurants and a collage of outdoor swimming pools. Fond Doux is conveniently located just minutes away from some of the island's key attractions, including the Sulphur Springs - the Caribbean's only drive in volcano. It is in the neighborhood of the world-renowned twin peaks, the Pitons, which offers the best diving sites on island - all within the prestigious UNESCO World Heritage Site. Fond Doux provides guests with an evocative plantation experience, and they are encouraged to actively engage in the day-to-day running of the cocoa plantation, experiences enjoyed in 2008 by Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall.
The plantation adheres closely to the spirit of eco-building and cultural preservation. Rescued from demolition, Fond Doux maintains intricate French Colonial wooden buildings more than 100 years old. The buildings were painstakingly dismantled and transported to the estate, where they were lovingly restored as guest accommodations and today stand as monuments of the island's rich colonial history. The Guardian Newspaper in the United Kingdom rated the organic estate and eco-resort as the number two Plantation Retreat in the world.