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Rabot Estate, Soufriere LC09 101 St. Lucia
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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
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 11/19/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 11/19/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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2021 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 parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Diving
Game room
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Secured parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Poolside bar
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkeling
Billiards
Darts
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Free airport transportation
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Adults only
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Bathrobes
Dining area
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Minibar
Walk-in shower
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Ocean view
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Languages Spoken
English
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Nalini S. wrote a review Jan 25
1 contribution1 helpful vote
My husband and I stayed here from 1/22-1/25, we did not want to leave! Our room was very nice and the view was amazing. Our room was unit V. We were celebrating our Anniversary and needed a well deserved alone time together. The staff was very friendly, ALL of them! There’s was one lady in particular I don’t remember her name( I think it’s Melissa), but I was having trouble with my husbands travel authorization form before we came and she tried her best to help me. The food at Dasheene was amazing. We did try the food at Rabot restaurant across the street but I preferred Dasheene. If you are looking for a very romantic getaway and some intimate alone time with wifey or hubby this is the place to go! ☺️
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from christian gandara, General Manager at Ladera Resort
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Dear Ramjas_Solis, Thank you very much for staying with us ! I agree with you, Ladera Resort is a VERY ROMANTIC place. I am glad you had an amazing stay with us. We are looking forward to welcome you back soon ! Best regards, Christian
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Amanda L wrote a review Nov 2021
7 contributions5 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 as a couple
Room Tip: Take advantage of the excursions offered (extra cost) and visit the beach!
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Response from christian gandara, General Manager at Ladera Resort
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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Derek B wrote a review Jan 25
Colleyville, Texas1 contribution1 helpful vote
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We stayed at ladera for the unique room and we got it!! The view is breathtaking and ladera does a great job of showing it off. My wife was very worried about bugs and critters at night and we had zero problems. The room was great, the temperature was perfect no bugs and always a breeze.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from christian gandara, General Manager at Ladera Resort
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Dear derekb702, I totally agree with you, who needs a 4 wall when you have such amazing views ! I am glad you and your wife had a breathtaking experience at Ladera Resort. Looking forward to welcome you back soon ! Warmest regards, Christian
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EpicuriaB wrote a review Jan 24
15 contributions7 helpful votes
I booked three rooms for five nights to celebrate a milestone birthday with my adult children and their partners. This could be such a great hotel - breathtaking location, wonderful concept - but the tired rooms (peeling paint at the bottom of our pool, ripped cushions, perfunctory housekeeping) and facilities (for example, the rubber strips on the steps to the restaurant missing or peeling off, making them very slippery in the frequent rain showers) are far from five star. The beach shuttle was in terrible shape. I know this can be remedied because we visited several similar properties for meals elsewhere on the island (notably Sugar Beach and Cap Maison) and found them MUCH cleaner and in better repair (shuttles at Sugar Beach are spanking new). While we found every restaurant we tried in St Lucia over ten days (we moved to another hotel for the second half of our stay) to have slow service (with the exception of the wonderful Orlando's in Soufriere), the nearly two-hour wait for our dinner at Dasheene was inexcusable. There seemed to be no one in charge. The same lack of senior management was apparent at the front desk - I spent an hour going over the final bill to correct all the errors. Because we felt Ladera has such potential, and the staff were well meaning, we asked to speak with the Manager about the situation. He offered to send us a voucher...More
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Dear EpicuriaB, Thank you for staying with us ! I appreciate you and your husband siting down with us, one day before departure to express your disappointments with some issues. Our team members at Ladera Resort work very hard to provide the best personal service and facilities to our guest and we appreciate honest constructive feedback, so we can do better. As I mentioned to you and your husband, we are in constant maintenance work at Ladera Resort, even adding more amenities to our guest, like the new Spa, scheduled to open as soon as covid19 protocols allow it. Sugar Beach and Cap Maison have different concepts than Ladera Resort. Ladera Resort has the unique 3 wall concept, where you get panoramic views of the majestic Pitons rising above the blue Caribbean Ocean. Nowhere in the world are you so close to Nature like in Ladera Resort. Because of our concept the rooms are always open to the elements. That is why we encourage our guest to notify any issue that they may encountered right away, so we can address immediately. Again, thank you for staying with us, for providing us your feedback and we are looking forward to welcome you back soon, Best regards, Christian
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Andreas wrote a review Jan 20
London, United Kingdom57 contributions62 helpful votes
The views are stupendous, the rooms spacious and without the fourth wall, fresh and breezy. Concierge and reception (Caroline, Juliet, Eva and others) so helpful and kind. Breakfast team very welcoming, too. We didn’t like Dasheene (see separate review). Otherwise a great experience.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Eat out
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Responded 5 days ago
Dear Mr. fridrik15, Thank you for staying with us. I am glad you had a wonderful stay and enjoy our great views ! I agree with you, our team members are just the best, they will do anything to fulfil your wishes and ensure you have the best stay. Thank you for feedback. I will share with our team members to ensure we provide the best service. Looking forward to welcome you soon ! Best regards, Christian
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PRICE RANGE
$523 - $1,584 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
ladera hotel soufrière, ladera resort soufrière, ladera st lucia, ladera resort st lucia
LOCATION
CaribbeanSt. LuciaSoufriere QuarterSoufriere
NUMBER OF ROOMS
37
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ladera Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Ladera Resort?
Nearby attractions include Zaka Art Cafe (0.8 miles), Pitons (0.07 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 The Beacon Restaurant.
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 pets allowed at Ladera Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.