Pros: All rooms have a cinematographic/indescribable pitons/ocean view. The staff is so courteous and helpful. Complimentary drinks and breakfast is great. The rooms are off the chart: pools with ocean view, enormous, great couch, enormous bed and an amazing bathroom with an open air shower. They pay great attention to small details like having binoculars to watch the stars! The room comes with a manual to better enjoy the stay with all the helpful information one might need, what a great great idea.. I got in at around midnight and a fish and salad was waiting for me with the night guard. The infinity pool in the common area has a breathtaking view.
Cons: No one in the reception at night, we were greeted by the night guard so I actually had to carry some of my luggage to the room. The resort is big so maybe some bikes would be great to get around inside from the rooms to the common areas. Since the room is wide open to the nature hummingbirds will wake you up at like 6 am. If you're into nightlife/etc this is not the place for you, it is remote and isolated. It is an approximate 90 minute drive from the airport (SLU). The restaurant is crazy expensive, over US$ 100 p/ person (a good alternative is ordering the small bites from the bar or going across the street to the restaurant in le chocolat hotel).
- 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