Fond Doux Plantation

St Lucia

At this bijou hideaway you can catch an informative one-hour walking tour that allows you to take in the plantation and a cocoa-processing plant. They also offer a new chocolate-making tour (guests/nonguests US$30/40) where participants can watch and sample the house bar.

The hike up to the lookout with fine views of the Pitons is for hotel guests only.

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