St. Lucia's Je Ne Sais Quoi

Fond Doux Holiday Plantation • Soufriere, Saint Lucia

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Escape Kit

  • A Four- ($699) or Six-Night ($1,099) Stay for Two in a One-Bedroom Cottage from Now through November 30, 2013
  • Or, a Four- ($879) or Six-Night ($1,279) Stay for Two in a One-Bedroom Cottage from December 1 through December 20, 2013
  • Or, a Four- ($1,199) or Six-Night ($1,799) Stay for Up to Four in a Two-Bedroom Cottage from Now through November 30, 2013
  • Or, a Four- ($1,399) or Six-Night ($1,999) Stay for Up to Four in a Two-Bedroom Cottage from December 1 through December 20, 2013
  • All-Inclusive of Meals and Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Beverages
  • One $50 Spa Credit per Person

The Destination
It must be something in the water: St. Lucia, one of the many pint-size islands in the east Caribbean, has produced the second-largest number of Nobel laureates in the world per capita. Sure, there have been only two, but in a country a fifth the size of Rhode Island with a population a fiftieth the size of New York City, it's worth further investigation.

And it's not just the water. This lush, hilly island, awash in wildflowers and mellow music, is also the site of the iconic Piton Mountains—two isosceles volcanic plugs that were recently named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Right between the peaks sits the 250-year-old Fond Doux Holiday Plantation.

The Digs
Each rustic-chic unit is brimming with woodsy island charm, appointed with a king- or queen-size four-poster bed, black hardwood floors, and teak furniture, not to mention a deck with rain-forest views. Come mealtime, you'll have two restaurants to choose from—The Cocoa Pod and Jardin Cacao. The former serves casual, buffet-style meals of both local and international cuisine, while the latter turns up the charm with upscale fare reminiscent of the island's Creole roots. A typical dinner might include octopus-and-conch soup followed by slow-cooked chicken breast in a coconut cream sauce, plus tropical cocktails.

The Diversions
• Tour the plantation
• Explore nearby botanical gardens
• Go snorkeling
• Go whale watching
• Take the sulphur springs and volcano tour

  • "It's a completely different type of vacation experience that allows you to soak up the environment, engage local culture, and feel part of history."

    -- Read Fodor's Review of Fond Doux Holiday Plantation
  • "What an amazing place. I've never been anywhere like it, and you'd be hard-pressed to find another place like it anywhere else. Truly unique and very beautiful."

    -- LivingSocial Member


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the fine print

  • Vouchers may not be combined to extend stay
  • Reservations required and subject to availability
  • Not valid toward existing or room block reservations
  • Merchant cancellation/rescheduling policy and fees apply once booking is made; voucher subject to forfeiture
  • Credit card information and photo ID is required at check-in; must be 18 or over to check in
  • Spa credit must be used $50 per person
  • One-bedroom cottages are Cinnamon Cottage, Hilltop Coconut Tree, Hilltop Guava, Banana Tree, Bamboo and African Tulip Cottage
  • Two-bedroom cottages are Cocoa Tree House and Avocado House
  • Cottages are subject to availability
  • Voucher is all-inclusive of meals and alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages
  • 10% service fee, 8% tax, incidentals and surcharge not included; payable directly to the property
  • Airfare not included
  • Nights must be spent consecutively; all inclusions must be redeemed during one stay
  • Only valid for stays within date range listed on the voucher
  • The promotional value is valid only for date range purchased and may not be exchanged or redeemed for any other dates
  • Other conditions apply • PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON December 20, 2013 • Enjoy By December 20, 2013