Fond Doux Plantation & Resort
Chocolate heaven awaits at this 19th-century working cocoa plantation, which is proudly Saint Lucian-owned, staffed, and managed. While there are 55ha (135 acres) of cocoa fields and tropical gardens, there are just 16 eco-friendly, luxury cottages – some with private plunge pools – so if it’s privacy you’re after, that’s what you’ll get. Each cottage is a preserved colonial relic from around the island, abandoned and now restored. Make sure to savour the fresh produce, including coconut, love apple, cherries, plums, avocado, and mangoes, all grown on site, and served at the two “plantation to plate” restaurants. Gourmets, take a tour of the estate, learn how to make chocolate or try a rum tasting.