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Ladera in Soufriere, Saint Lucia

There is no fourth wall in villas at Ladera – instead, there is the jaw-dropping backdrop of the Pitons, two mountainous volcanic spires that attract adventure-seekers from across the world. A faint tropical breeze wafts from the Caribbean Sea far below through netting on a four-poster bed carved from polished tropical hardwood. Incentive to leave your room can be found in chef Nigel Mitchel's creative interpretation of traditional island fare – try the roast conch served with organic vegetables from the neighboring plantation.

Wake up to the sounds of the rainforest. Walk among them on lush grounds that used to be a cocoa plantation. Float under the cascading waterfall of your private plunge pool, watching parrots and orioles drifting on air currents over the treetops. Sip sweet potato and coconut soup at the clifftop open-air restaurant. Watch the stars create an unobstructed canopy over the ocean, spotting constellations on your suite's star chart.

Location of Ladera

Ladera
Rabot Estate, Soufričre
Soufriere, Saint Lucia

Nearest Airport: UVF

Amenities for Ladera

  • General Information
  • 32 Suites and Villas
  • Adults Only
  • Pets Not Permitted
  • Dining
  • Poolside Dining
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Private Dining
  • Wine Cellar
  • Room Service
  • Bar & Restaurant
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Shuttle Service
  • Spa on Property
  • Library
  • Fitness Room
  • Live Entertainment
  • Pool Butler
  • Boutique
  • Gardens
  • In-Room Spa Services
  • Outdoor Spa Treatments
  • Infinity Pool
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Wedding Planning Services
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Turndown Service
  • Hair Dryers
  • In-Room Safes
  • Mini Bar
  • Iron/Ironing Boards
  • Coffee & Tea Facilities
  • Private Pools
  • Bathrobes & Slippers
  • Activities
  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Cooking Demonstrations
  • Scuba Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Whale Watching
  • Bird Watching
  • Zip-Lining
  • Horseback Riding
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • Interests
  • Cool Pools
  • Honeymoons & Romance

Reviews for Ladera

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

Yes!!! Ladera delivered us a vacation we will not soon forget. The view is beyond spectacular, and the open rooms are absolutely amazing. Hummingbirds regularly visit the sweet flowers at the in-room pool, whilst you relax on your swing. Service was top notch, on site restaurant lovely, especially for breakfast overlooking the pitons and valley below. On-site artist created us a one-of-a-kind sign for our place back in the states - a GREAT memoir of a wonderful vacation. We have visited more than 10 islands in the Caribbean, and St. Lucia is one we would return to - specifically to Ladera. The grounds are amazing, a virtual hummingbird & nature lover's paradise. This is one resort where you could stay for a whole week without venturing off-site, if this is what you seek. Indulge and go for the heated pool - it makes all the difference in the experience. The nearby sulfur mud baths are a must - go just before 6pm to miss the crowds. Climb the pitons if you can - worth the views once you hit the summit. Hands down, Ladera is one of the top 'boutique' resorts we have stayed at and would return. Wonderful staff, superior service. This is most definitely honeymoon material - particularly if you and yours love nature. We saw very few bugs in the room the entire time we were here - netting around the bed probably isn't even needed but creates a lovely and romantic setting. Incredible! (thought i submitted this last year!!!)

AJB7167 - Portsmouth, Rhode Island


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

Where do I start? We have been to nearly every island in the Caribbean. Bar none, this is the best resort we have ever stayed at. Worth every penny. In fact, we stayed three nights at Ladera, and had plans to stay the remaining three nights at Ti Kaye. Once we got to Ti Kaye, we desperately missed our mountain views. So much so that we called Ladera and had them come get us from Ti Kaye. I am not kidding. Ti Kaye is lovely, don't get me wrong, but it just doesn't have that Ladera magic. The people are what makes this place so special. They treat you like family. We have a strict "when traveling, only visit a place once" rule (because it's a great big world out there to explore!), but we are already planning our next visit back to Ladera. Richie, Tenderly, Theodore, Vianny, Isha. I can't even name everyone, because everyone was so outstanding. We stayed in room G the first three nights. The view was breathtaking. The room was clean, spacious, and romantic. We didn't get bit once while we were there. No bugs. None. Nada. Zip. And I normally get eaten alive! I didn't even wear bugspray. Pro tip: whenever possible, leave your lights off at night and the bugs won't be attracted to your room. Duh! We would have liked to stay in room G for the remaining nights, but it was no longer available since we were planning on staying elsewhere. When we came back, we stayed in room N. Smaller room, just as lovely though. Room G had an interior heated pool. Room N had an exterior non heated pool. We enjoyed both. I can't even describe how incredible it was to get back in rhythm with nature. I will forever be spoiled now when we visit resorts that do not have open air rooms. It's magical. At night, we loved listening to the frogs and crickets. We also enjoyed watching the bats hunt at night. Did I mention how LUSH this island is? It's alive. Everything here is alive. It's refreshing. The food: Outstanding. Healthy, fresh options. Loved it. Are they on island time? Yes. Don't go anywhere hungry in the Caribbean. If you've traveled around, you know that. Americans are the ones that need to settle down and enjoy the dining experience. It's not a race. If you get hangry like I do, bring a snack. Pro tip: If you simply cannot wait and want faster service, give your servers a good tip. If you take care of them, they will take care of you. One night, we had a serious hankering for chocolate cake and ice cream. The kitchen was closed. We decided to go out on a limb and call them anyways. Guess what? We got chocolate cake and ice cream, delivered right to our room. That is the way of the St. Lucians. A note on Sugar Beach: Snooty resort. Don't waste your time. The view from Ladera is 100 times better. I did not appreciate how they tried to restrict people from sitting on their beach. All beaches in St. Lucia are public. It's easy to see how locals would start harboring animosity towards the tourism industry - this land belongs to the people. They tried to segregate us and back us sit on this tiny little section of beach off in the corner. We need to do better. St. Lucia is still relatively young in their tourism industry. Let's please not ruin it. It struck me as extremely unsettling to say the least. We are so impressed with your staff and the exceptional customer service provided at Ladera Resort. Thank you so much for making our visit so special. We can't wait to come back next year. -Tim and Alaina

Alaina C - Indianapolis, Indiana


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

The location is beyond surreal and the staff are incredibly welcoming and kind. It’s such a relaxing place to stay! The lack of a 4th Wall makes it feel like you are sleeping out in the elements yet you have all the comforts of a luxury resort. Breakfast in the morning was excellent. Dinner at Dasheen left a little bit to be desired, especially when you compare it to the restaurant across the street at Hotel chocolate. It’s fairly easy to get to the beach but if you want the nice chairs it’s $50 USD per person!! Would be nice if the hotel could broker a better deal given the cost of accommodations at Ladera. Again though, this resort blew my mind and the staff are some of the best in the industry! If you are thinking about staying here...do it, it will exceed even the most discerning traveler’s expectations. Thank you, Ladera!

dblack2 - San Francisco, California


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

It took me quite a while to decide how many stars to give this hotel, as the staff were so lovely that they almost made up for the rest of our stay. Almost. Now, don't get me wrong, I read SO many reviews on Ladera before we booked our 3 night stay, and even took everyone's advice about paying extra and booking the room with a heated pool, so we were expecting some old fashioned wooden decor and a few bugs here and there, but overall a lovely, romantic stay. We were so disappointed. We spent the first 3 days of our Honeymoon down at Sugar Beach, and didn't want to leave, but we were super excited to be moving up to Ladera, as that was where my Husband had picked, and couldn't wait for the swing, etc. We arrived a little earlier than check in, and were told that our room wasn't ready yet, but we're shown to the bar and given complimentary welcome drinks, which were delicious, and told someone would come and get us when our room was ready. The view was spectacular, and whilst we enjoyed relaxing in the bar whilst waiting for our room, it took so long that we had to enquire a couple of times whether or not it was ready yet. Eventually the Lovely manager escorted us to our room. It was absolutely stunning. A split level room, with astonishing views between the pitons, a plunge pool with a waterfall, and a swing. There was a locked room, and when we asked what that was, they told us it was a spare en suite bedroom for groups. Our bedroom was spacious with the appearance that it had a balcony the whole way across, and there was an open air shower which was exciting, but the bathroom and shower areas were very dark, even in the middle of the day, so were difficult to use without the lights on. They brought us a complimentary fruit platter and bottle of champagne to congratulate us on our marriage, which we thought was a lovely gesture and we felt really touched. We were on top of the world, and quickly made use of the pool. All was going so well. Then Evening came. We went for a lovely dinner at the Dasheen restaurant, and although the service was extremely slow, we were in no hurry, so didn't mind too much. That was until we started getting bitten underneath the table by mosquitos! My legs and arms were on fire whilst we were eating dinner, even though I had put on bug spray. After dinner we resided to the bar for a drink, and relaxed with the live music, it must have been no more than 8pm by the time we retired to our room, and it was pitch black outside. When we got back to our room, we put the light on and instantly there were bugs EVERYWHERE. Moths were flying around the ceiling, little mosquito looking things were here and there, there were at least two lizards on our stairs, and we couldn't get ready for bed quick enough!! We quickly turned off the lights, (our coil had been lit by housekeeping), and just used our phone lights to get our pj's on. I couldn't relax all night, I was a sweaty mess, I was continuously getting bitten even though O was protected, and all I could hear were numerous flying insects smacking into our net above our bed, which kept freaking me out. I very nearly forced my husband to leave the hotel the next day as I had only had about 3 hours sleep and was exhausted after the long day in the heat. He managed to persuade me to stay by suggesting we plan for the evening. The staff were very helpful by agreeing to bring us a fan, and unlocked the spare bedroom which had four walls so we could sleep in there. And once that was sorted, and we had put all of our nightclothes inside our bed before we went to dinner, our stay went a lot smoother. We went for a hike up the piton on our second day, which the hotel arranged for us, along with our taxi driver, and when we got back, I used my complimentary coupon towards a body massage with a free scrub, which was AMAZING. It lasted about 60 mins, and the lady who was massaging me was very welcoming and put me at ease. If I could have put up a temporary wall or bug net at night this place would have got 5 stars. But purely because of the extent of misery those bugs and bites gave me, and the fact that you can't be romantic past 8pm without being sat in total darkness, drags this down to 3 stars for me. Guess I'm not a camping-without-a-tent kinda woman. I will add photos of the room though as it was incredible, and recommend it to anyone who can handle an overload of bugs!

LTay2B - Eastbourne, United Kingdom


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 5 days ago

very nice resort and also very nice views, the rooms/ bathrooms need some upkeep but other then that the resort is very nice and I will give it a 5stars. This resort is perfect for couples/honeymooners and we advsie to rent a car as this resort is on the middle of nowhere

mjoao1962 - Buenos Aires, Argentina


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