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 good option for night owls looking to go out after dinner, since there is a good range of late-night venues to choose from.

Positioned on the island of Saint Lucia, La Dauphine Estate happily welcomes visitors interested in staying on this beautiful island. If you're curious, 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 perfect for visitors who enjoy an uncrowded setting. This B & B has been given a 3 star rating, when considering its overall quality, amenities, and service.

A check list of the in-room conveniences available at La Dauphine Estate include:

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

Contact the property if you're counting on particular amenities, if it's particularly important to you.

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 complete information.

Visit this page to read our in-depth description about the types of recreation and activities that La Dauphine Estate offers.


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.

Perhaps something else to think about when picking accommodations is the prevalence of dining nearby. Guests here will find a few solid places to eat within traveling distance. For more info about dining in this part of town, click here.

Guest Services

La Dauphine Estate offers guest services, including the ones in the list below, meaning you can check off a few details and enjoy your time on the property.

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


You'll encounter lots of attractions close to La Dauphine. Some nearby places of interest are Barre de l'Isle Forest Reserve and Barre de L'isle Rain Forest Trail. If you and your family are like many of the travelers who visit St. Lucia's coast, you've no doubt made time for ample time at the beach. Fortunately, Jalouise is located one and a quarter miles from the B & B.

One of the nearest notable areas to the B & B is downtown Soufriere. To get even more out of your stay, have yourself a side trip to a noteable nearby town and see what they're all about.

If you'd like to learn more about what's in the area of La Dauphine Estate, click here.

Contact Info

Location: Etangs Area, Saint Lucia

Phone: (758) 450-2884



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