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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#1 of 13 in Soufriere
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2022 Travelers' Choice Best of the Best
Create unforgettable moments of a lifetime at Ladera Resort St. Lucia, with luxury, romance, adventure, wellness, eco-friendly philosophy and Dasheene’s culinary delights. Uniquely located on a lush volcano ridge 1,000 feet above the Caribbean Sea, each luxurious suite boasts its own private heated plunge pool and an “Open Wall” design, without a fourth wall, allowing for breathtaking panoramas of the Majestic Pitons and deep blue Caribbean Sea. Rated one of the top 5 resorts of all the magnificent resorts in the Caribbean, this intimate 37 suite getaway is situated on an UNESCO World Heritage Site. All Suites include Roundtrip Private Car Airport Transfers, Breakfast at Dasheene, and the exclusive Ladera Ridge Hike to the top of the Ladera Ridge, where guests feel as if they can almsot touch Petit Piton. The 18,000 sq. ft. Ladera Spa with mineral pool is scheduled to open in 2022. Award winning farm-to-table Dasheene Restaurant features International Cuisine infused with authentic St. Lucian spices, breathtaking views of the Pitons, the sea, the St. Lucian sunset and a one-of-a-kind Dasheene Team, offering a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, promoting the Ladera Eco-Friendly Philosophy; This is why Dasheene is one of the best restaurants in St. Lucia and the Caribbean. Executive Chef Nigel Mitchel and his culinary team create their culinary delights with products locally and organically grown on local farms, including the fresh seafood caught from the nearby waters, comprising 70% of what is created in the kitchen. The Ladera Wellness Garden tour allows guests to experience the fruit and spices served in Dasheene and the fauna of St. Lucia. The Essence of this Romantic Paradise is found among the staff who create the ambiance, the furniture with local hardwoods and stones, the wellness gardens, sustainability, and the eco-friendly philosophy. The wellness gym with a magnificent view of the Caribbean Sea and Pitons, exclusive Ladera onsite hikes along the volcanic ridge, tours of the wellness garden, the carpentry shop and yoga are enjoyed complimentary at the resort and are only available to Ladera overnight guests. For adventure on St. Lucia guests enjoy Ziplining, Horseback Riding, Hikes to the top of the Pitons, Boat Rides with Snorkeling, ATVing, mud baths and Sulphur Springs. Ladera Resort St. Lucia is the perfect setting for honeymoons, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, adventures, wellness and just relaxing and watching the sunset. Ladera is the pioneer of the open air three-walled concept in St. Lucia and has since been distinguished by a wide range of international publications, awards and accolades from Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Forbes Life Caribbean Travel and Life, Brides Magazine and countless others. Ladera was once part of Rabot Estate, one of Soufriere's oldest plantations, which still borders the resort. In the late 1960's a parcel of land was sold and developed into a small cluster of condominiums and christened Dasheene, named after the thousands of large, glossy-leafed dasheen plants (also known as elephant ears) harvested on the site. In 1982 it was transformed into a unique resort and changed hands a number of times before emerging as Ladera under the current private ownership. The mission has always been to offer an unparalleled guest experience that is quintessentially Saint Lucian, one that embraces the magnificent views and offers harmony with the surrounding natural beauty and rich bounty of the island. Today, that commitment to sumptuous authenticity is evident in everything from the innovative renderings of fresh local dishes at Dasheene restaurant, to the use of Caribbean timbers, stone and tile work used in the guestrooms and public areas. Yet it shines through most effectively with warm and welcoming Saint Lucian staff.
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Free breakfast
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Infinity pool
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Mike O wrote a review Yesterday
Hoboken, New Jersey21 contributions5 helpful votes
Ladera is absolutely stunning. I've traveled quite a bit and there's nothing else like it. Waking up every day between the Pitons in our 3-sided room, jumping into our personal pool, showering looking down on the Caribbean, and falling to sleep with the amazing rain forest "breeze". What an experience. A true romantic experience and one that my wife and I will never forget. Everything about the resort is top notch. The food at Dasheene is first class and Chef Nigel would come around every night to make sure everyone was enjoying their meal. We did wine and food pairing another night and it was divine. Nielbert (sommelier and restaurant manager) guided us through some wonderful pairings and it is an experience not to be missed. Caroline was fantastic helping us book all our excursions even as we changed them minute to minute. And of course there is the one and only Vianney. Heart of gold and led us on our Fish Fry excursion (which is a must) and highlight of our trip. He went above and beyond and will always be a wonderful part of our trip to St. Lucia. If you're looking for a truly amazing, romantic, wonderful experience, then Ladera should be at the top of your list. Hands down a trip that will never be duplicated.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Dear Mike)451, Thank you for staying with us! I am glad you had an UNFORGETTABLE ROMANTIC EXPERIENCE ! Our team members are the best and they will do anything to ensure you have the most memorable experience. We are looking forward to welcome you back soon ! Warmest regards, Christian
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Amanda L wrote a review Nov 2021
7 contributions6 helpful votes
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10/10 MUST GO! We visited in October on our honeymoon and stayed at Ladera for 4 nights before traveling to another resort north on the island. The pictures do not do justice to the beauty of this place. The staff is amazing and there are unbelievable views everywhere you go. Waking up every morning we could not believe it was real. We did multiple excursions from Ladera. The staff set everything up and assisted with transportation making everything very easy. A visit to the beach is also a must! You have a beautiful view at the bottom of on of the Pitons. The views don’t stop in your room. There is a nature trail on property with a vista point and activated along the way. Meals were amazing and the views continue in the restaurant. We will be recommending Ladera to all of our family and friends. If you plan on visiting St. Lucia DO NOT MISS OUT on staying here even if for only a few nights. The south of the island is the most magical place.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Take advantage of the excursions offered (extra cost) and visit the beach!
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Responded Nov 5, 2021
Dear M2890SSamandal, Thank you for staying with us ! I totally agree with you, WAKING UP AT LADERA RESORT IS UNBELIEVABLE... The views, the service, the food, the in house amenities are amazing Looking forward to welcome you, your friends and family very soon ! Warmest regards, Christian
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David_Seymour1990 wrote a review May 16
London, United Kingdom174 contributions75 helpful votes
A beautiful hotel nestled between the Pitons. Perfection! Where do I start? Your stay starts with the best welcome we have ever had in a hotel. A lovely greeting from Tanisha, a delicious Ladera Rum Punch, a refreshing cold peppermint towel after a long journey followed by a tour of the resort which ends up in your room. I guarantee the view of the Pitons from your room will take your breath away. We had one of the Hilltop Dream suites which had a two seater swing seat over a private heated pool and an open shower decorated in mosaic tiles. The room is completely open planned (except for the toilet) and your bed looks directly out onto the glorious view of the mountains and the ocean. It is a view you will never get tired of and one you’ll certainly never forget. The gym is excellent and offers a number of classes. There are also TRX straps available in the gym which I really appreciated. There are yoga, meditation and fitness classes you can sign up for throughout the week and don’t miss out on the opportunity for sunrise yoga. There is also a trail on site which takes you to a multi-storied tree-house, an outdoor gym made of wood (you have to see it to believe it!) culminating in an exquisite vista of the Petit Piton from a viewing platform. There are numerous excursions you can explore which I’d encourage you to book via the hotel to make your life easy. All transportation and guides are arranged. Although the hotel isn’t by a beach, there is a beach that you can travel to via a free hotel shuttle and it has some of the best snorkelling on the island. One of the snorkelling tours even visited the beach! You can also get a taxi to other beaches which can be arranged easily through the hotel. The food is excellent, with the breakfasts (try the Creole Breakfast!) and lunch (the jerk fish wrap is a must!). However what makes this trip so memorable is the people who work there. Everyone wants to say hello to you and ask you about your day. As Cynthia said, we want you to feel like family. The whole team really went out of their way to make sure our trip was as good as possible, in particular we would like to say thank you to Cynthia, Lee, Isha, Tanisha and Tenderly, as well as Ladera’s No. 1 Spurs fan whose name we didn’t catch but who made us smile every day. Thank you for the holiday of a lifetime. We will definitely be back! David Seymour & Fiona Cox
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Dear David_Seymour1990, Thank you for staying with us ! I am glad you had your Ultimate Romantic Gate Away ! I agree with you, Ladera Resort is an amazing place nestled in the top of a volcanic Ridge, 1100 ft, above the sea level, but waht makes Ladera so special is our team members ! They will do anything to ensure you have the most memorable vacation. We are looking forward to wellcome you back soon ! Warmest regards, Christian
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Eillen V wrote a review May 13
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My friend and I decided to rendezvous for a girls trip in St Lucia and stayed in Ladera. We booked the Gros Piton Suite, room V. Reasons why I'd highly recommend Ladera: 1) Incredible staff: the concierge, Sherin, Cleotha, etc. They are soooo organized, which you will appreciate when trying to coordinate directly with other lodges. Clear communication, patient, hospitable, fun, funny, etc. 2) Other guests were cool, down to earth considering how expensive it is. I was surprised that the other guests were other middle aged (30s-60s), adventurous, super friendly people. Good mix of chill friends and couples. No ragers, obnoxious, stuffy/snooty people. 3) Views and grounds: Every spot in the resort has an impeccable view. The suites, the hike with sunset view, the outdoor gym and treehouse, dinner and breakfast. I don't think it's possible to have a bad view. Just book this place already. 4) Excursions: wonderful options for activities. Well organized. They give you a phone for communicating with Ladera. We did sunset cruise, superman Hike, tet Paul Hike, soufriere experience, hotel chocolate tour (LOVED Hotel Chocolat experience)...we also went to Zakas Art Cafe, Anse Chasanet's "Vegan" Restaurant Treehouse, and Sugar Beach. I recommend going to all of those places and signing up for all those excursions. Things I'd do differently 1) Skip free beach shuttle to Paradise Beach. Food not great, beach is better at Sugar Beach so just grab a taxi and go there instead. 2) Mix it up with other dinner venues. Although I do recommend the Chef Demo with Chef Nigel!! Dasheene is great but wish we explored more. Hotel Chocolat and Sugar Beach (Jalousie Grill) were delicious!! 3) Stick around for the Ladera Friday Fish Fry cruise. We were leaving the next day so wanted to relax instead, but sounded like it would've been memorable 4) Split our stay with Sugar Beach vs all 7 days at Ladera. Or try North Side too. OR extend our St Lucia stay for another week! Sugar Beach has a cool vibe, Ladera romantic + relaxing..only hesitance about Sugar Beach and North Side: bigger your groups get access to beach and north sides where you find Sandals/big ol resorts. So if more private experience is for you, then stick to Jade Mountain or Ladera. I will definitely come back to Ladera!!!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Dear eillenv, Thank you for staying with us ! I am glad had your BEST MEMORIES at Ladera Resort. I agree with you, our tem members are the best, they will do anythng to ensure you have the most memorable vacation. Ladera Resort sits on the top of a volcanic ridge, 1100ft above the Bule Caribean Ocean, provideng the best panoramic views of the Pitons. We are looking forward to welcome you back soon, Warmest regards, Christian
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Jennifer Johnson wrote a review May 12
Palm Springs, United States6 contributions2 helpful votes
We finally got to take our Honeymoon last week and stayed at Ladera. We were supposed to go back in 2020 but Covid had other plans. Ladera was more than generous with giving us a credit for future travel (we paid in advanced). We were so thankful for their generosity as we had to reschedule many times. Based off the photos alone I was anticipating this to be one of the most beautiful places I had ever stayed, let me tell you the photos do not do it justice! We stayed in room "D" it was the "Heritage Suite" and it was heaven on earth. We had breathtaking views from both levels of our suite of the Pitons, ocean and the jungle below us. The suites are beyond breathtaking with hand carved wood, beautiful furnishings and a gorgeous pool. The pool was much warmer than I even anticipated which allowed for beautiful nighttime swims looking up at the gorgeous night sky. All the staff was so generous and kind... Tanisha really stood out and went above and beyond. I am a planner TO THE EXTREME and have to have EVERY aspect of a trip planned before arrival. Tanisha corresponded very well through email and phone and helped me execute every aspect of this trip. Even throughout the trip she was always checking in to see if we needed anything else. One night she even got me a cream to help with the bug bites. (Note: Don't be worried about the bugs... Ladera does a great job at spraying the property and having nets to keep them away... I have always just been prone to bug bites, my husband didn't get a single bite!) If you are planning a visit to Ladera do yourself a favor and deal with Tanisha she will make it the most beautiful trip. The restaurant had breathtaking views, great drinks, friendly staff and good food, I highly recommend the Chicken Roti. The ONLY con, and seriously I mean the ONLY CON was the room had some lizards because there is no fourth wall. For someone that is terrified of reptiles that was definitely a hard thing to overcome but well worth it. My husband and I will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Dear CourtsideTennis, I am glad you had a memorable vacation. I will certainly share your comments with Tanisha and the rest of the team members ! They work very hard to provide the most memorable stay for our guest, and when satisfied customers like yourself share their positive feedback, we all get motivated to try harder. We are looking forward to welcomy you and your husband back very soon ! Warmest regards, Christian
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jjohn182 wrote a review May 10
1 contribution1 helpful vote
The staff was so attentive and the views were unreal. Ladera as a whole surpassed any expectations we had and our honeymoon could not have been more perfect. Best food we’ve ever had, concierge booked all the excursions we wanted, all the staff knew our names by the second day, and you can tell they go the extra mile on literally everything. We will absolutely come back and only stay at Ladera.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Dear jjohn182, Thank you for staying with us. I am glad you had the BEST HONEYMOON EVER ! We are looking forward to welcome you back very soon to celebrate your One Year Anniversary ! Warmest regards, Christian
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GAGatorFan wrote a review May 8
Atlanta, Georgia8 contributions1 helpful vote
I do not even know where to begin. Our stay with Ladera was perfect from the time we arrived to when we departed! The staff, food, accommodations, location, and amenities were all top notch! Special shout-outs to Nigel, Caroline, Darrel, and Theo for making our stay just incredible. We cannot wait to return again! Cannot recommend this resort enough.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
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Dear GGatorFan, Thank you for staying with us ! I am glad you had a PERFECT STAY ! We can not wait to welcome you back soon ! Thank you for recommending us ! Warmest regards, Christian
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GSFLA wrote a review May 8
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My girlfriend and I had the best weekend ever! The beautiful views and by far the absolute best staff of any resort we have ever been to. We will definitely be back. Thank you for such a wonderful trip. Sherin at the checkout was great also!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: The OWN 1 villa has the largest pool and it does have glass windows and doors where other villas...
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Dear O2352AYgeoffreys, Thank you for staying with us and taking the time to write this review ! I agree with you, we have the BEST STAFF EVER and comments like your motivate us to try harder ! We are looking forward to wellcome you back soon ! Warmest regards, Christian
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OnAir43301208185 wrote a review May 6
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This is a romantic and peaceful place, situated in the mosaic town of Soufrière, overlooking the iconic scenery of the Pitons and the connecting ridge. It’s so picturesque that the a rainbow would often play the main character. All members of the staff, especially Tanisha, went above and beyond to ensure our stay was comfortable. I was so impressed with the invisible web of behind the scene operations that made our visit effortless. The transportation was always on time, the room was always spotless, and everyone and I mean everyone even the restaurant attendees knew our daily schedule so as to speed up the food prep as needed. The room. I have to pause as all of the beautiful imageries just flooded to my mind. The pictures really don’t do justice. We stayed at E (for Excellence) and I really had to be dragged away on the day of our flight back home. The amenities were well thought out and placed. The most convenient part was the two different dual voltage outlets right next to each other so you can pack more bikinis instead of bulky transformer and adapters. Dasheen restaurant- The breakfast had the best omelette and eggs Benedict we’ve ever had. If you like spicy food and is into trying different hot sauces make sure to ask for the hot sauce (yellow pepper based). It’s going to be real difficult for me not to compare every future hotel/resort to Ladera going forward.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: No need to bring transformers or adapters Bring after bite cream for mosquitoes
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear OnAir43301208185, Thank you for staying with us ! You described Ladera Resort better than I do. Thank you for your comments, I will certainly share them with our team members, this motivates us and make us try harder. Our Fram to Table kitchen concept is amazing, most of our ingredients are grown in house or source from local farmers or fisheries. Chef always works with the freshest ingrediets and this shows. We are looking forward to welcome you back soon! Warmest regards, Christian
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Michael C wrote a review May 2
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom14 contributions6 helpful votes
Absolutely loved everything about this hotel, from the airport pickup, the introduction to the hotel and room, right through until checkout, I could not have been more relaxed or looked after any better by all the staff, not just the butlers. The concierge arranged taxis and trips as we wanted, the food in both the regular restaurant and Dasheen were excellent as were the choice of wines. Will definitely add this hotel to my list of future stays
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Dear Michael C, Thank you for staying with us ! I am glad your had a lovely stay ! We are looking forward to welcome you soon ! Warmest regards, Christian
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$962 - $1,475 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ladera Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Ladera Resort?
Nearby attractions include Pitons (0.07 miles), Zaka Art Cafe (0.8 miles), and Anse Mamin (3.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Ladera Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Ladera Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a refrigerator, and a dining area.
What food & drink options are available at Ladera Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ladera Resort?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ladera Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jade Mountain Club, Martha's Tables, and Treetop Restaurant and Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ladera Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Ladera Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ladera Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Ladera Resort have airport transportation?
Yes, Ladera Resort offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ladera Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Ladera Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Balenbouche Estate Heritage Site (5.5 miles).