Our first time to the Caribbean and we are in love with the Ladera resort! The other reviews are not exaggerating when they say that the view is unreal. Some cons: you don't have your own beach, if you want to go to a beach it is a car ride (they have scheduled shuttle rides). You are also only allowed to sit in a certain area of the beach, but it is stil very very nice. You are basically only five feet from the patrons of the beach hotel, so it's not a problem. The pros: EVERYTHING ELSE. the rooms are unbelievable. The view, your own private pool, the food is world class. The service is amazing. The owner Holly and the manager will know you by name from the minute you arrive. Chef Orlando is superbly talented at using the local ingredients to make a meal that you will remember. The buffet on Tuesday nights is amazing!
The way to go is all inclusive since meals are pricey and will add up fast. Dinner at dasheens will be about 100$ per person for 3 courses and glass of wine, lunch is about $50 per person. Definitely try the dasheen shrimp, and lamb curry. Bugs weren't too bad and you have a canopy bed so it's ok. Car ride to hotel was not bad at all and you learn a lot about the local area. It's about 30 min and windy but very doable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ladera Hotel Soufrière
- Ladera Resort Soufrière
- Ladera St Lucia
- Ladera Resort St. Lucia/Soufriere