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January 3, 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

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 2 days ago

Ladera is a magical one-of-a-kind experience. After a lot of research, we decided to go to St. Lucia for our honeymoon and it was the perfect choice. The island was a further trip for us coming from California, but it was well worth it. The lush tropical rainforests, breathtaking ocean views, soft black sand beaches, and isolated coves for swimming and snorkeling were the perfect setting for 12 days of romance. We spent our first 5 nights at Ladera in the Gros Piton suite. What we loved: - The views of the pitons from the room, as all the reviews say, is breathtaking. This is especially so while relaxing with a cocktail in your private plunge pool at sunset. Each room has a slightly different view. - The hot tubs next to the gym are rustic and beautiful, located in the "spa garden". I've never seen such a design of the 3 hot tubs cascading, one into the other. We used these daily, even when it was raining. - The gym is air conditioned and there is chilled water provided. - Bottled water is provided daily in your refrigerator. We took these with us whenever we did excursions. - The shuttle to Sugar Beach is free and readily available. We used it a couple times and enjoyed our time at Sugar Beach. While there you can snorkel, catch a water taxi or charter a yacht, enjoy a meal with your feet in the sand and more. - Cell phones are provided for each suite. This allows you to make phone calls from your room or anywhere on the island to the Ladera concierge. We used it on several occasions to arrange water taxis to secluded beach coves, setup reservations at off-site restaurants, and schedule massages. - There is so much love and vision put into each room. The hand carved wood and the tiling is all beautiful. The room is not modern by any means and thus vastly different from the swim-up suite that we had for our last 6 nights on the other tip of the island. We wouldn't have changed a thing though. - There isn't really a "spa", but you can choose spa-treatments (massages, facials, etc.) to occur in your suite or in their treatment room. There is nothing special about the treatment rooms, but we chose that because our suite would have been too small. We received 3 massages while there and they were extremely relaxing. Obviously, we kept going back for more. - Having the mini refrigerator in the room is really nice. Alcoholic beverages, especially wine, are expensive on the property. We packed two bottles of sparkling wine in our luggage and on our first day we purchased a popular bottle of St. Lucian rum and Piton beers from a nearby store. It was well worth it and allowed us to budget for more excursions. - Dasheene is a great restaurant with fantastic views at sunset. You'll notice that many couples visit Ladera from other hotels just to eat at this restaurant. We had breakfast and dinner here a couple times and ate off-site for most of our time. It was great to try Dasheene and the number of restaurants in the area. Dasheene also has books and games that you can borrow and enjoy to use at the restaurant, pool-side, or in your suite. - The service is impeccable and sorely missed when we moved on to our next hotel. Anything you want is only a request away. What to consider: - We did not have a heated pool and we found that to be just fine. The weather in July was hot most days so we used our plunge pool usually in the afternoon. The heated pool could be useful if you want to do morning or evening dips. Although we usually found the hot tubs in the spa garden to be useful for this, especially because they were rarely used. It was cool and rainy on two of our 12 days and we were still able to get outdoors and enjoy ourselves. - Without the fourth wall, nighttime is filled with the sounds of nature and it can get very warm, uncomfortably warm. We did use our earplugs every night and they supplied extras if we misplaced them. We also kept our waterfall on most nights because it drowned out some of the nature sounds. We rarely, if ever, heard sounds from the road and our suite was right on the road. We did not request a fan. We opened our windows and that brought a breeze through some nights. - We used the mosquito net and burned the coil provided every night and even had to request a new net our 3rd night. It rained really hard one full night and day and there were tons of bugs caught up in our net after that. Seeing insects around the room was fine, you're in nature and it's to be expected. Sleeping with insects in your sheets, I didn't like that. From reading the reviews, it seems like this varies widely and it's not clear why. We didn't use our lights at night. We actually stayed out of the room until it was time to sleep for that reason. We did get some mosquito bites, but no more or less than what we usually experience. - Consider your room choice based on what your needs are. We did not spend a lot of time in our suite outside of sleeping and dressing for dinner because there was so much to see and do in St. Lucia. We are a very active couple and it didn't make sense for us to splurge for a higher class of room. However, we will be going again for an anniversary and most likely will splurge for a higher class since we've seen so much of the sights in St. Lucia. I would love to have a room with chaise lounges to relax and read in the room throughout the day. I would also love to have a shower with a view of the Pitons. We toured a massive suite and this was the amenity I would most want next time. - We did not rent a car and I'm glad we didn't. I really enjoyed being in the backseat with a Piton or on a water taxi or soaking up the sun on the deck of the yacht we chartered to our next hotel. I can't wait to go again!

fullmoonslay - Oakland, California


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 5 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 2 weeks 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


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