Ladera, St Lucia 4+ star

Ladera was once part of Rabot Estate, one of Soufrière's oldest and most famous cocoa plantations. In 1982 it was transformed into a unique, intimate hideaway. It boasts a magnificent location nestled high in the hills overlooking the sea and Pitons.

Ladera is St Lucia's most authentic and original open-air hotel. The ultimate rainforest hideaway at ober 1,000 feet above sea level (with complimentary beach shuttle) and only 32 Suites each with a private plunge pool and cleverly designed suites without the forth wall offering unobstructed views of the Pitons and sunsets. No children under 18 years allowed.

The resort provides complimentary breakfast daily and afternoon tea in Ladera's botanical garden, full use of the resort's complimentary facilities including a fitness room, complimentary beach shuttle, snorkeling equipment and complimentary wireless internet access in rooms and throughout the resort. Hill top infinity pool and full service pool deck with pool attendants ready to provide food, beverage, beach towel and umbrella service. Daily beach shuttle service during the day to Sugar Beach. Although Ladera is perfect for relaxing, the hotel can arrange a variety of activities for you (local charge) including: hiking, rainforest walks with local guides, sailing excursions, scuba diving and snorkelling trips, tennis, watersports at nearby beaches and horseback riding. Tai Kai Pose Spa (Little House of Rest) offers a selection of pampering spa treatments in an intimate setting, or enjoy your selected spa treatment in the comfort and privacy of your suite or villa (local charge for Spa). Join the Saturday morning Soufrière market tour followed by a cooking demonstration hosted by Ladera's Chef.

Enjoy fine dining at Dasheene Restaurant and Bar, where guests and visitors can enjoy award-winning cuisine and spectacular views overlooking the Twin Pitons.

Meal Plans Daily Continental breakfast included, Half Board and Full Board extra. Please call for a personal quote if meal plans are required, so we can offer you the best prices.

There are 9 villas and 23 suites all located on a mountain ridge with amazing views of the sea and Pitons. All guest suites are open-air. An open wall in each suite transports you directly into the midst of the surrounding hillside paradise, while offering complete privacy and safety. Suites have open plan bedroom and spacious seating / living areas which are beautifully furnished with tropical hardwood, stone and tile and with furniture made at Ladera by local artists in their own studio providing and individual style to each suite and villa. Comfortable four poster beds have crisp white linens and mosquito netting so nothing bothers you at night. All have a mini-fridge, in room safe, coffee/tea facilities, room fans (no air conditioning), bathrobes, iron.iroing board, hairdryer. Ladera offers guests a a welcome set which includes eye masks, slippers, ear plugs, playing cards, binoculars and star chart.

Gros Piton Suite with plunge pool - spacious open-air bedroom with queen bed and seating area with Piton and Caribbean Sea view, private plunge pool (not heated). Sleeps 2.
Rainbow Suite with plunge pool - features a spacious open-air living room with uninterrupted views of the Piton and Caribbean Sea and adjacent open-air bedroom with queen bed, private plunge pool (not heated). Sleeps 2.
Hilltop Dream Suites with pool - open split level living room and bedroom with four-poster king bed and en-suite with upgraded bath areas with double sinks and large showers. Each Dream Suite has a unique layout, some on two levels with a spiral staircases, leading to a private heated pool with romatic swing.
Luxury Villas - one bed and two bed villa, please call for a personal quote.

Short stays romantic short breaks, mimimum of 4 nights stay (from 20 Dec - 2 Jan is 7 nights). Why not combine this hotel as a twin centre stay in St Lucia, or combine with another Caribbean island? Call us for a personal holiday quote.

Resort annual closure during September and October.

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