La Dauphine Estate

Photo Credit: © La Dauphine Great House

La Dauphine Estate

Dating back to the 18th century, this once cocoa plantation now creates a unique ambiance in which guests can enjoy their St. Lucian getaway. Colonial charm meets modern convenience, with the gingerbread style fretwork, jalousie windows, and wooden shutters, plus 21st century appliances and technologies. This small resort is perfect for travelers wanting to escape from it all in style and comfort.

The unique thing about this property is that they pair with Villa Beach Cottages across the island, allowing guests to take out rooms at each in order to create a vacation where they have easy access to the north and south sides of St. Lucia.

La Dauphine is a nice choice for travelers looking to go out after dinner, as there is a nice selection of entertainment venues to pick from.

Located near the center of the island of Saint Lucia, La Dauphine Estate offers a warm welcome to vacationers who are thinking about lodging on this beautiful island. In case you're wondering, the center of downtown Soufriere is two and a half miles (four kilometers) to the north-northwest.


Two estate houses located in the heart of this tropical plantation are nestled in a lush green hillside surrounded by luxuriant gardens, fragrant with exotic flowers.

Gabriel Laffitte, a member of the colonial government of St. Lucia, originally built the La Dauphine Great House with decorative gingerbread fretwork, jalousie windows and wooden shutters in 1890. The house has been refurbished to combine old colonial charm with all modern conveniences. It has four bedrooms, (master bedroom with a four poster made with wood from the plantation and an attic bedroom with four singles beds), one full and two half bathrooms, a living room, a dining room, a fully equipped kitchen, and a large wrap around veranda.

Chateau Laffitte, the old estate overseer’s house now has two bedrooms, one bathroom, a kitchen, and dining room; plus a veranda.

La Dauphine has a grand total of 2 units. Hence, it's a good choice for guests who like an uncrowded setting. With respect to overall quality, we've awarded this B & B a rating of 3 stars.

A list of the in-room amenities available for visitors at La Dauphine Estate include:

  • Coffee Maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Mini Bar
  • Microwave
  • Balcony

If you are looking for a particular amenity, mention this when you contact the front desk or reservation service.

Activities and Amenities

Guests find this estate to be as relaxing as it is beautiful and happily spend their days lounging in the hammocks on the veranda while gazing at the Pitons, swimming in the large rock pool near the Great House, touring the plantation grounds to learn about the processing of cocoa beans in the Cocoa House, hiking the nature trails and having a picnic in the hills, bathing in the hot waterfall or mineral bath, and more.

Babysitting services offered through the hotel can provide some extra time alone without the kids to relax on the beach or hike through the tropical greenery. Click here for more information.

Visit this page to view our in-depth discussion about the recreation and activities that La Dauphine Estate has to offer.


The estate provides cooks to guests for intimate and personalized dining experiences. They specialize in Creole cooking and use fresh vegetables and herbs grown on the plantation. You're also welcome to pick a piece of fruit from the trees growing into the veranda and eat them as you please.

Another importance matter to consider when choosing where to book your trip are the local food and drink choices one can enjoy in the area. Hungry guests will discover a small handful of restaurants beyond the property. To find out more about this area's dining, click here.

Guest Services

La Dauphine Estate provides guest services, including those in the following list, so you can rest a little easier during your relaxing trip to St. Lucia.

  • Maid Service
  • Meal Plan - FAP/Full-board
  • Meal Plan - MAP/Half-board


There are lots of attractions within a short distance of La Dauphine. Some of the closest are Barre de l'Isle Forest Reserve, Barre de L'isle Rain Forest Trail, and River Rock Waterfall. If you plan to catch a few rays, like many tourists who visit St. Lucia, your itinerary will surely include ample basking at the beach. One of the nearest beaches is Jalouise, which is located one and a quarter miles from the B & B.

The B & B is in the vicinity of downtown Soufriere, a pleasant area for vacationers to explore.

For more info on what's located near La Dauphine Estate, click here.

Contact Info

Location: Etangs Area, Saint Lucia

Phone: (758) 450-2884



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