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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

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 2 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 3 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


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

We had lunch here. The plantain chips were delicious. The fish rotoni was very good. The views here are what you come for and they don't disappoint. Its like you are a part of the mountains. Spectacular birds eye views, go there and enjoy a drink.

donnewcastle13 - New Castle, DE


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are a few things you need to know about this resort beside it's beauty. 1. The suites are built into a hillside which means there are lots and lots of steps to climb with no elevator. This is not a bad thing, but if you have challenges walking or walking up/down stairs it's something you should consider. 2. The resort is located in the mountainous portion of St. Lucia and it's on the quieter side of the island. If you're looking for a huge party resort, choose another place. If you're Ok with these two things, I really think you are in for the time of your life! We had a hilltop suite (x4) and the views from our bedroom/living room were absolutely amazing. Our room had a view that looked right between the 2 Piton mountains. The heated pool felt like bathtub water and the small whirlpool was an absolute delight. I was terribly concerned about being exposed to nature with no air conditioning, but after a couple of hours I could see that nature and the temperature would not be an issue. The birds that can enter your room (oddly and gratefully they always stopped in the living area and never came into the bedroom area) have been well trained by the water guns that are supplied in your room and everywhere on the resort where you would eat or drink. The Ladera employees are extremely warm and welcoming and they quickly learn what you like and try to make your stay as wonderful as possible. The Ladera is in the middle of most of the outdoor excursions, so if you're planning to split your stay in St. Lucia between the South and North portions of the island (like we did) I recommend you start in the North and then end your stay in the South and do your excursions when you reach the South part of the island. You'll have a shorter ride to the excursions and to the airport when you're leaving. The food at Ladera was exceptional. We knew everything that was put in front of us was made from scratch based on the taste as well as taking a tour through their on grounds herb and coffee garden. I LOVE lobster and it was in season while we were there and we had it each night. I was never disappointed. The wine selection was great as well. If you're looking for a place to quiet your soul and reconnect with that special someone, this is the place for you. If you have the opportunity to visit and stay in one of the hilltop suites, I recommend you do the following each evening: 1. Release all of your tension 2. Remove all your clothes and inhibitions (in your room :-)) 3. Grab a bottle of your favorite champagne/wine 4. Jump in the private pool and star gaze into the beautiful night sky 5. Turn to your loved one and say "We are extremely lucky to be in this place and with one another". 6. Repeat these steps until you leave Ladera has become my new go to "happy place". I hope you enjoy it as well!!

RJS99 - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


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