SOUFRIERE, St Lucia, Wednesday April 4, 2012 – One of the Caribbean’s leading plantation resorts has crafted a “romance package” for visitors seeking the kind of unique experiences for which St. Lucia is world-renowned.
Fond Doux Holiday Plantation resort in Soufrière, the Caribbean’s romance capital, is offering couples a US$275 supplement that can now be combined with special summer room rates.
An add-on to the breakfast-inclusive one-bedroom units which start at US$130 per night, the additional romance package provides a private dinner for two, a sunset catamaran cruise, a couple’s massage at the restorative Mamma La Terre Spa, a two-day car rental to explore Soufrière’s attractions, and a sunset cocktail evening with stunning sunsets at the neighboring Ladera resort.
The romance supplement is available for travel from April 15 through December 15, 2012. Travel must be booked by June 15, 2012.
“We developed our newest romance supplement from the feedback we received from our guests who had been captivated by Soufrière’s romantic charm,” said Eroline Lamontagne, the resort’s general manager. “Our guests are looking for active romantic experiences – from hiking the famous Tête Paul trail, sailing the dreamy Caribbean coast to visiting the world famous Sulphur Springs and relaxing with locals in our quaint rum bars.”
The supplement is based on a minimum 7-night stay and does not include 18 percent taxes and service charge.
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 Green Globe-certified 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.