January 1, 2018 for 3 nights for 2 adults.

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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

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 3 days ago

Ladera is a resort that you stumble upon only a few times in few times in your life. It is beautiful, the views are stunning, the staff are guest-service focused. It was incredibly hard to leave Ladera. One drawback if you are a beach person - Ladera is perched up on a hill top. So, you are seeing the Caribbean, and the mountains, and the rain forest from a different perspective. And that perspective is spectacular. The rooms at Ladera are all open on one side, so you are at nature's whim at all times. And this includes the rain, birds flying into your room looking for scraps, many geckos. But that is also part of the charm of Ladera. Sitting at the edge of your private pool, and watching the humming birds flying to the flowers surrounding your room. And the views, I just can not get over the views. Sunrises and sunsets, the Caribbean, the Pitons. Go to Ladera, you will totally enjoy it. It is not an inexpensive place to stay, but it is totally worth it.

InSearchofQ - Vermont

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic holiday at Ladera at the beginning of November. Getting married at the resort and also celebrating my new wife’s 40th birthday. As many reviews have stated Ladera is amazingly special, and worth every penny. The views are incredible and the staff and their service faultless. Everyone seemed to know our names from the instant we arrived and nothing was too much trouble (even a tray of ketchup to turn my other half’s hair back from green to blonde the day before our wedding). We stayed in a hilltop suite at first (X2) and everything was as good if not better than it looks on their website. Early morning in the pool with fresh coffee looking down to the sea was amazing. The room comes with soft drinks and beer included. Our wedding was fantastically arranged by Obi, their coordinator who did well navigating the quirks and demands of St Lucian officials ahead of the ceremony. The day itself exceeded expectation; taking place in the massive room G, which we were then allowed to stay in for the rest of our holiday. Only cautionary note about this room is that pool which larger and with indoor and outdoor sections doesn’t face onto the view. Minor point perhaps but some might prefer swimming with the view. Other comments....the main pool and bar restaurant areas are gorgeous, we got a bitten, but only towards the end of the holiday when the weather was a bit wetter. The roads in St Lucia are a challenge to drive; we hired a car and it was fun but hard work! Breakfast at Ladera is great, fresh baked stuff, cooked breakfast however you wanted it etc. The lunch menu also good if fairly standard and not cheap. Probably the biggest disappointment was the one time we had dinner. We booked for dinner at the end of a managers cocktail party (another good weekly thing), and food was chronically slow to be served and when it did come it was really really average, and not worth the money. We ate more often at Boucan across the road, and met a few Ladera couples doing the same. Very disappointing and an obvious weakness that could easily be rectified. Other than that I can’t thank Ladera and it’s fantastic staff enough for a near perfect paradise wedding and trip!

Llama73 - Bedford, UK

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Soufriere is the best part of St. Lucia. It has the most beautiful landscape and most interesting things to do. And Ladera Resort probably has the best location among the handful of high-end resorts in the Soufriere area. Ladera occupies a ridge above and between the two Pitons. Jade Mountain has better views of the open ocean but Ladera has the best, most interesting view overall. It's a bit of a rustic place with open-air, loft-style rooms and four poster beds with mosquito netting. We had mosquitos in our room during the first evening we were there but none after that. When mosquitos were present, the mosquito netting was highly effective. Close your luggage because birds come in during the day in search of food and to peck at interesting looking things. The staff at Ladera are lovely, as are the people of St. Lucia in general. The resort has a shuttle to take you down to Sugar Beach, a charming small beach between the two Pitons. From there, you can take boats to other parts of St. Lucia. The restaurant on site, Dasheen, is good but not spectacular and the service is very slow. A better choice is the Boucan Restaurant at the Hotel Chocolate just across the street from Ladera. Both the restaurant and the hotel at Hotel Chocolate are more sophisticated than Ladera but they don't have the views. You will not be disappointed with Ladera - think of it has high-end camping in one of the most beautiful spots in the world.

Peter R - Washington, DC

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here on our honeymoon—we wanted to go someplace that felt exotic and far away but wasn't a day or more of travel away. We were originally going to stay down the bay at Sugar Beach but decided the views from Ladera were too spectacular from what we could see online. You feel truly secluded here — having a private plunge pool really feels like the height of luxury — and because of the lack of actual walls, you have a front row seat to the natural surroundings. The atmosphere feels very authentically St. Lucian too. The food was great, but you aren't more than a quick ride to some other fantastic dining options in the area. Overall, a spectacular experience that didn't feel over-the-top indulgent but still had loads of "wow" moments. You will leave feeling lucky to have stayed here.

Greg M

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I went to St. Lucia for a week. We stayed 3 nights at Ladera (moutons) and 3 nights at Ti Kaye (beach). Ladera was simply amazing. When we were shown our room (Gros Piton, Suite P), I was simply blown away by the view from the open air suite. You could see Gros Piton, the beach and Caribbean sea and Petit Piton to the right. We were right in the middle of this spectacular view, though I don't think there would be a bad view from any room at the resort. The rooms are built into the side of a steep cliff with one open wall. It was wonderful to sit and have coffee in the morning staring at the amazing view while hummingbirds would come visit the lovely flowers planted by the open wall. The room had beautifully carved wood columns, along with the bed and furniture, which are all carved on site by the staff. Even the shower had a small eye level window where you could view the outside while showering. Everything was taken care of in your room, from a basket filled with a stargazing map and eyeshades to a small fridge stocked with drinks (included). The resort staff was very friendly and accommodating. Especially the front desk staff and concierge. They were happy to book individual tours for us - since it was just us, we go at our leisure or instruct the driver to stop somewhere on the way. The one time we needed extra towels, they were brought to our room in minutes. Don't miss the spa services, we had wonderful massages here, and don't miss the spa, which is nestled behind a door in a small rock and wood building by the fitness room. I travel a lot and I have to say this is one of the most unique places I've ever stayed in (besides a luxury tent in Africa). Because of this, I went back and re-read some of the reviews that were not rated excellent to see what others did not like about the place and decided to address these: Noise: The frogs and wildlife are loud at night, but I found it soothing to sleep to. I suppose if you're a city person that sleeps with the windows closed in the summer, you might not like this. There was one night where you could hear the music from Sugar Beach below, which was really loud, but was told the next day this was a one time special event they were having for the owner's birthday. I did hear the restaurant band one night, but it wasn't too loud and ended early. Bugs: Again, if you are a city person or are afraid of bugs, this might not be the place for you. It's an open air room, but we keep the lights low and honestly did not get that many bugs. I saw one cute little peeper frog in the bathroom, a few lizards that would dart in and out of the room in the morning, and a few small gnats - that was about it. It's not like bugs are crawling around you at night, besides you are sleeping under a mosquito net (and I did not see one mosquito). Kids: Someone complained about not being able to bring there kid here - thank you, thank you, thank you, Ladera for not allowing children! I would guess that most people are here for a romantic getaway and are happy to not have kids screaming and running around. Dated: Someone also described the resort as dated. Again, if you're looking for a Hilton or Marriott, this is not the place for you. This is a Caribbean resort and you need to be the type of person that appreciates hand carved mahogany, hand made mosaics and local materials to come here. Definitely take a tour of the sulfur springs and mud baths. Spend a day at Sugar Beach (great snorkeling and a shuttle from Ladera will take you there). Eat one night at Boucan (across the street - great food). You might also want to go into Soufiere - a small town, but Fredos and Petit Peak have wonderful local cuisine and you can get Baron's banana ketchup and hot sauce for much cheaper in the local supermarket then at the gift shop (and I would highly recommend buying some). In in nutshell, I loved this place and will rave about it for a long time.

WeirdNJ - Northern New Jersey

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