The Ladera Resort is a kind of eco lodge in isolation in a wonderful location.
If you like isolation the place is surely perfect for you.
If you don't, don't go there. You will need to order a US$ 30 cab to get to the nearest restaurant (2 minutes drive) and back.
And the Ladera Resort is a master at turning isolation into a profit. You will have to pay US$ 15 per Person to access the beach and still feel like an outcast, as the beach actually belongs to another resort into which you are not allowed. Some shade is not included in the fare, and in St. Lucia, some sort of shade is often welcome.
Then, the resort restaurant Dasheen, which you will have to visit, requires at least a two course menu of US$45 or US$48 if you're not a vegetarian. Dasheen thinks of itself as the ultimate euro-caribbean food experience. Well... it is not. It is ok, but not a notch better and it is worth about half the money you will have to pay for it.
- 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