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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#1 of 13 hotels 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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Safari674380 wrote a review Oct 2
New York City, New York5 contributions
We booked our honeymoon at Ladera after multiple recommendations from friends and it did not disappoint. The resort is secluded, located on the south side of the island which is less touristy but has the best views of the Pitons and well-located for excursions (Gros Piton, Sulphur Springs, Sugar Beach). The staff at Ladera is over the top friendly & accommodating. They organized every single dinner reservation, excursion, and moment of our trip to make sure it was perfect. Their team (specifically Claire, Yvette, Melissa, Tanisha, and Karen) made our stay very special. The resort has many amenities - including hot tubs in the rooms which you can watch the sunrise, a hiking trail onsite for you to view the Pitons, and an amazing restaurant and pool. Thank you Ladera for a beautiful honeymoon!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Amanda L wrote a review Nov 2021
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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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tonidimartino wrote a review Oct 1
Scarsdale, New York2 contributions
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Ladera is the perfect place to get away from it all! The setting is beyond spectacular. Exceptional service is provided by the warm and easy going staff. The resort offers terrific amenities- restaurant, bar and infinity pool, private plunge pools, in-room massages (full spa opening soon), gym, yoga, nature trail, etc.- and is within 10 minutes of the beach, botanical gardens, sulphur springs and other gorgeous sites.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Katie K wrote a review Sep 2022
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We stayed at one of the lower cost rooms, thinking it wouldn't be as magical as other rooms, but it was a dream. Everyone was honeymooning, so tons of young fun couples. Kayron in the game room is great!
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear katiekelly294, Thank you for staying with us ! I am glad you had a MAGICAL STAY ! I agree with you Kayron in the game area will make your stay a memorable one. Looking forward to welcome you back soon ! Warmest regards, Christian
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Sam W wrote a review Sep 2022
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We went there for 1 week for our honeymoon. We were surprised at our first night to receive a call from the management asking us to lower the volume of our music at 9:30 pm!! Our music wasn’t even that high. The music from the restaurant was way higher than ours. Next day we learned that the couple next to us were seniors that sleep at 8pm. The place is relaxing, and maybe if we have went in a different time it would have been better. I guess It’s good place if you like sleeping at 8pm!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 6 days ago
Dear Sam, Thank you for staying with us ! I am sorry we were not able to fulfill all your expectations ! .Due to our three wall concept, we request our guest to keep the music level in their room to a level that does not disturb other guest after 10PM. Please understand that we provide many options to listen to music at Dasheene Bar Lounge with daily music; sometimes a DJ, life entertaiment and others.. We also have a game room with an 86 inches TV. Here you can play music till the sunrise without disturbing other guest. Many of our guest enjoy having a bottle of champagne in their private heated pool after dinner. Warmest regards, Christian
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Tyler Laszewski wrote a review Sep 2022
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My wife and I chose Ladera to stay at for our honeymoon, on the recommendation of my brother. It did not disappoint. Ladera was a very relaxing stay, with beautiful views of the island, as well as private rooms. Staff is always around to answer your every question, and are incredibly helpful. I did not meet a single staff member that I didn't like, and that's a credit to everyone there. The onsite restaurant, Dashene, had amazing food, and if not for our innate need to explore more of the island, we would have had every meal there. I would absolutely recommend Ladera to anyone who is looking for a relaxing resort to spend quality time with their significant other, or to just get away from everything.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear tlasz24, Thank you for staying wit us and chossing Ladera Resort for your Honeymoon ! I agree with you, our team members will go above and beyond to ensure you have the most memorable vacation. We are looking forward to welcome you back very soon ! Warmest regards, Christian
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Allison B wrote a review Sep 2022
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Our stay at Ladera was nothing short of amazing. We stayed for 3 nights the first week of September, before heading to another resort for the remainder of our honeymoon. From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel like we were the only guests at the resort. Everyone spoke to us by name, always said hello and asked how we were doing and were genuinely invested in making our stay amazing. We stayed in room K, a Gros Piton level room -- it was 2 levels, with the bottom level having a plunge pool, lounge chairs, a couch, a table and chairs and a refrigerator. Upstairs, we had our queen size bed with mosquito netting, a breath taking view of the Pitons, and a full bathroom. Our plunge pool was meant to be a hot tub, but after the first day we asked them to turn it down so we could use it to cool off after a hot day. The room is open air, so being there in September, it definitely was pretty hot, but it was still a cool experience with the open air concept. It was also pretty buggy, as mosquitos are naturally drawn to me, unfortunately I left covered in bites. This was not the fault of the resort as they provide both bug spray and after bite in the rooms and they light a candle of sorts each night in an attempt to keep the bugs away. Each night, the sunsets were indescribable. We fell asleep watching the moon reflecting on the water and woke up each morning to gorgeous views of the skies. Other than the amazing room, the rest of the resort was also top notch. We enjoyed all our of meals at Ladera's only restaurant, Dasheen. The breakfast food was average, lunch was very good but dinner is really where this restaurant shined. The menu changed every other day and there was always great local choices, with amazing drinks to go with it. We were on the all inclusive plan, but were a bit disappointed to find out that not all drinks were included (Martinis were an upcharge) and not all food was included (something as basic as steak with eggs in the morning was an upcharge) Jennifer at the bar was FANTASTIC every day!! She made great drinks, engaged in great conversations and kept us entertained. This is definitely not the resort for you if you are looking for late nights and entertainment. The bar closes at 11pm and only 1 of the nights was there any type of music. I was definitely expecting a bit more based on some of the other reviews, so that was disappointing. During the day we spent most of our time at the pool - and we were almost always the only ones there. Ivan was wonderful and extremely accommodating and brought us everything we could need in the way of food and drinks. We also hiked the nature trails which gave us amazing views of the Pitons and ocean. The trail was man made so there were handrails throughout which helped with some of the steeper climbs. At the top, there was a nice landing platform to hang out and relax before heading back down. There was also a very cool mango tree/treehouse which was fun to play in and had a fully working restroom!! There was an "outdoor gym" which almost looked like something from the Flintstones era but was cool to experience. We also spent time in the real, indoor gym - which had air conditioning as a plus! I don't often like to walk/run on a treadmill - but the views from the gym were very motivating! At night when the bar closed, we spent time in the game room. Here, there was a TV, darts, pool and a few board games to play. This room was also air conditioned and a nice break from the heat. Ladera offers a free 10 min shuttle to a beach near by. One there, it costs $20 per lounge chair if you wanted to relax on the sand and all food or drink are not part of Ladera's meal plan. You can charge to the room though, which is nice. It was fun to experience the beach but all in all I would probably recommend to skip this and stay at the resort instead. Sayiaad was also extremely friendly and helped with our luggage upon arrival and departure and a few other misc things throughout our stay. Our only draw backs other than the lack of nightly entertainment, was that the resort was clearly undergoing some type of a cosmetic upgrade. The spa was closed - and while they offered massages in the room, we could not use any of the amenities of a spa. Lastly, throughout the resort, every day, there was painting, trimming of hedges, scraping/sanding of wood etc. This definitely ruined the relaxing ambiance which was a bit disappointing. All in all, we could not have asked for a better first 3 nights to kick off the start of our honeymoon. It was great to relax, unplug and catch up on sleep after a stressful wedding weekend.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from christian gandara, General Manager at Ladera Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Dear abaumann23, Congratulations on your wedding ! Thank you for staying with us ! I agree with you our team members will do anything to ensure you have the most memorable stay with us. Our new SPA is stated to open December 1st. 2022. We are looking forward to welcome you back to enjoy this new facility. Warmest regards, Christian
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Cholly851 wrote a review Sep 2022
48 contributions15 helpful votes
The service, the views, the food, the room - 5 STARS! I have never walked into a room and cried, but wow. That view is just unbelievable. I loved that we got to sleep in the open air & wake up overlooking the mountains. Yoga in the morning was gorgeous. Everything was perfectly spotless & clean. The service was amazing, the welcome drink - so good! Our concierge was so sweet. We did the wine tasting and had a blast. The food was out of this world. So fresh & flavorful. I loved how serene it was here. You can explore the grounds via the hiking trail, it can take you to their super cool outdoor workout area & the treehouse! I hope they start doing some fun events in the treehouse down the road, so cool. The managers were very friendly. We hot tubbed and played pool. I loved all the live music they had each night, they were so good. What an unforgettable time. The only thing I think that could be improved at all is the shower is super temperamental. It took about 5-7 mins each time to try to get it comfortable (obviously not a deal breaker!)
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from christian gandara, General Manager at Ladera Resort
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Cholly851, Thank you for staying with us, I am glad you found HEAVEN in Saint Lucia ! I agree with you, waking up in the morning and just admiring the beatifull Pitons rising above the Caribbean Ocean is AMAZING. We are looking forward to wellcome you back very soon, Warmest regards, Christian
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David W wrote a review Sep 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
This place is UNBELIVABLE. Outside of the amazing views, massive and beautiful room, and amazing food, the service at Ladera is second to none. CLYDO, CJ CAROLINE SONJA WERE SO GOOD TO US. From airport pick up to airport delivery the service had me shocked. Very clean, and just good people everywhere. I will be back
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from christian gandara, General Manager at Ladera Resort
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear davidwR9795XR, Thank you for you for staying with us ! I totally agree with you, our team members provide JAW DROPPING SERVICE, they will go above and beyond to ensure you have the most memorable vacation with us. We are looking forward to welcome you back very soon, Warmest regards, Christian
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Katie M wrote a review Sep 2022
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Ladera offers the most breathtaking views of the Pitons in a beautiful room that reminded us of a treehouse- completely surrounded by nature. The staff was amazingly welcoming from Edmond, the Pilates instructor, Caroline with the concierge team and the owners who offered a free beer for making it to the top of Gros Piton- which is quite the climb! I recommend this resort for anyone looking to escape and totally immerse in nature. Amazing experience!
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Y5192RNkaties, Thank you for staying with us. Congratulations on climbing the Pitons, it is a great achievement. I agree with you our team members are AMAZING, they will bo above and beyond to ensure you have an AMAZING EXPERIENCE ! Looking forward to welcome you back soon, Warmest regards, Christian
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$1,141 - $1,693 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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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), Anse Mamin (3.2 miles), and Zaka Art Cafe (0.8 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).