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 option for night owls hoping to let loose a bit, since there is a fairly wide range of late-night venues to choose from.

Situated on the island of Saint Lucia, La Dauphine Estate offers a warm welcome to travelers who are thinking about lodging on this beautiful island. From this accommodation, 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 is an extremely small property with just 2 units. Travelers who prefer a quiet setting over distracting details will like the intimate atmosphere at this quaint complex. This B & B has earned a 3 star rating, considering its amenities, quality, and service.

Look below for this location's in-room amenities.

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

If you have a certain requirement for your vacation, contact the front desk to verify availability.

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 to read more.

Visit this page to read our in-depth discussion about the specific recreational opportunities 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.

Another thing to think about when deciding on the right area for your vacation is the availability of dining in the vicinity. Hungry guests will encounter a small handful of restaurants in the vicinity. Click here for a more detailed discussion about food in this area.

Guest Services

La Dauphine Estate offers guest services, including those listed below, meaning you can check off a few details and enjoy your vacation.

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


You'll encounter lots of attractions situated near La Dauphine. The nearest include Barre de l'Isle Forest Reserve and Barre de L'isle Rain Forest Trail. If you plan to do a little lounging in the sand, like many of the travelers visiting this area, your vacation just wouldn't be the same without plenty of basking at the beach. One of the nearest beaches is Jalouise, which is located one and a quarter miles to the west-northwest of this B & B.

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

To see the full article about what else is near the property, click here.

Contact Info

Location: Etangs Area, Saint Lucia Saint Lucia

Phone: (758) 450-2884



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