The Ladera is the only resort on Saint Lucia overlooking the Pitons, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This spectaular eco-luxe resort is on a forested ridge 1,100 feet above the Caribbean, perched above the port town of Soufriere. Ladera was ranked among the top 15 hotels in the Caribbean in Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2013. Over two decades ago, Ladera pioneered the concept of the open-air, three-walled guest suite that remains its signature design. The only authentic Saint Lucian resort, Ladera prides itself on its handcrafted furniture made by local artisans. A fixture on every major top hotel and awards list, Ladera is a haven for celebrities, honeymooners and trendsetters.
Please note: The minimum child age at the Ladera Resort is 13 years old except at Christmas and Easter when the resort will accept children of 10 years and above.
The Ladera Resort has an out of this world location one thousand feet above the Caribbean Sea on the south west coast of St Lucia. Far below the resort is Jalousie Beach and those St Lucia icons, the Gros Piton and the Petit Piton, conical mountains that serve as a reminder of the island’s volcanic beginnings. Standing on an area that was once part of a coca plantation and surrounded by dense tropical vegetation and trees, Ladera offers its guests a rare seclusion and the opportunity to experience some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, all from their luxury accommodation.
A shuttle takes guests down to the beach and the hotel provides towels and free snorkelling gear. The beach has safe swimming and has plenty of space for sunbathing or beach games.
The atmosphere at the Ladera encourages relaxation and indulgence and what better way to indulge than with a spa treatment? At Ti Kai Posé Spa guests are offered a wide range of spa and beauty treatments, all carried out in lovely, peaceful surroundings.
It’s difficult to imagine a more spectacular backdrop for a wedding ceremony than the St Lucia Pitons and the nearby rainforest. To help brides-to-be and their grooms to experience this, the Ladera Resort has a range of wedding package deals. Their wedding specialist is on hand to organise all the necessary details and will ensure that everyone has an unforgettable day.
This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. On offer is a distinctly Caribbean cuisine which makes use of fresh, local ingredients from the farms and plantations of the island.
An annexe of the restaurant, this bar serves drinks from 9am. It has splendid views of the St Lucia landmarks, the Gros and Petit Pitons.
Ladera has again been named one of the "Top 15 Hotels in the Caribbean" by the readers of Condé Nast Traveller in the magazine's 2013 Readers' Choice Awards survey results. Ladera's impressive score placed the hotel on the coveted short list and in the highest position among the other Saint Lucian hotels on the list, ranking no 8 on the top 15 hotels in the Caribbean with a score of 91.0.
This follows on from success when the resort was also recognised on the list of "Fodor's 100 Hotels" in the world. Ladera was one of only three properties in Saint Lucia to make the list and the only Saint Lucian resort named in the "Exotic Hideaways" category, an honour bestowed on destination hotels that offer a trip of a lifetime.
The resort’s 32 suites and villas offer original design concepts, particularly the “open-wall” feature, meaning that the properties have no fourth wall. This area is left exposed, to maximise the spectacular mountain and sea views. Guests are assured of the utmost privacy whilst enjoying their indoor/outdoor living experience. All accommodation includes the following standard amenities:
- Premium bed linen
- Plunge pool on terrace
- Robes, hairdryer
- Mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities
- Safe, iron/ironing board
- Necessaire kit with slippers, eye masks, binoculars and star charts
Guest rooms are individually designed and feature highly specified furnishings, much of it locally crafted. Natural materials are used for floors and walls and fabrics.
Petit Piton Suite with Plunge Pool
Features include one four-poster queen bed, en-suite bathroom and comfortably furnished sitting area. Guests can enjoy wonderful views of Petit Piton and the Caribbean Sea.
Gros Piton Suite with Plunge Pool
Features include an open to the air bedroom with one four-poster queen bed and en-suite bathroom. The spacious, openair living room offers full, spectacular views of the Gros Piton and Caribbean Sea.
One Bedroom Villa with Plunge Pool
Features include an open air bedroom with one four-poster queen bed and en-suite bathroom. The comfortably furnished, open-air living room provides expansive mountain and sea views.
Two Bedroom Villa with Pool
These villas are on two levels, with the upper floor having one king-size four-poster bed and adjoining bathroom. The first floor has an enclosed, en-suite bedroom with one queen-size four-poster bed. Additional features include an open air living room and separate dining area with stunning views of the mountains and Caribbean Sea.
Hilltop Dream Suite with Pool
Features include a four-poster king bed, an en-suite bathroom, an open living room and a pool complete with waterfall. These suites are located over 1,000 feet above sea-level and benefit from fabulous views over the entire valley, the Pitons and Caribbean Sea.
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