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“Like Robinson Crusoe on steroids!!”
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Ladera Resort
Ranked #2 of 11 Hotels in Soufriere
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“Like Robinson Crusoe on steroids!!”
Reviewed May 12, 2004

My brand-new bride and I LOVED staying in the treehouse! I never saw the first mosquito or bug...guess the lizards ate them! We had a nice cool breeze blowing thru the room at all times and a refreshing plunge pool when it was warm. We were there the last week of April. Orlando and the restaurant were fantastic and the staff arranged every excursion away from the resort. We had some great meals in the towns nearby and found the people of St Lucia to be very friendly and helpful (and not pushy like on other islands). If you cant find something fun to do within 15-20 minutes of the resort, then you just dont know how to entertain yourselves. We met some great people at the resort and would go out in groups and share the expenses. Ladera isnt for everyone, but if you're a nature lover who enjoys a little peace and quiet; this is your place. I had an ear-to-ear grin when we walked into our suite and was still grinning a week later.

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Reviewed May 7, 2004

Fistly, to all the people who have written complaining about the bugs / insects / lizards - surely you could have realised that this was likely before you travelled as all rooms at Ladera are up on the mountain side and they have 3 walls - exposing you to the outside!! You really have to be the type of people who are not scared off by nature and who do not need home comforts to keep you calm. If you want air-con, plasma TV's and cheesy entertainment then this is NOT for you - you need to be adventurous for this one. Ladera is a very special hideaway place. It is rustic, pretty and a place to go with your partner to relax and enjoy each other's company. There have been a few problems with road works - but these are pretty much over now. The only problem I had was suffering from car sickness on the journey from the airport (the roads are very basic and twisty - and the drive takes over an hour). You can arrange to arrive by boat into Jalousie - and you may even be able to arrange a helicopter. This place is beautiful - if you want to be surrounded by nature and the most wonderful view and you want to be left alone to relax then go there for a few days, you will love it.

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Reviewed April 22, 2004

This is the most amazing place ever. Indescribeable!!

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Reviewed April 11, 2004

My husband and I just got back from our honeymoon. We spent our first two nights at Ladera. It was absolutely beautfiul. I was very scared at first because I was not prepared to spend my honeymoon in a luxury campground, but I was definitely mistaken. The view was incredible and we never had a problem with bugs or anything like that. Occasionally a bird would land on our lamp shade or dresser but that was the extent of our experience with the wildlife. Our only complaint was that it was next to impossible to get a good nights sleep since when the sun rises, it comes straight into your room. We were in a room with a heated pool and although it wasn't hot tub equivalency, if you let the pump run for awhile it was definitely swimable. The food was excellent as well and the people were very kind and especially helpful since our luggage was missing. There was also a TV and Internet available so we didn't feel too out of touch. I'm not sure I would've been happy if we had stayed here for the entire week (we continued the rest of our trip at Sandals Grande) but I did enjoy our experience and would definitely recommend it. Just know that you won't be receiving luxury accomodations, however the view and the experience is well worth it!

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Additional Information about Ladera Resort

Property: Ladera Resort
Address: Rabot Estate, Soufriere, St. Lucia
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Location: Caribbean > St. Lucia > Soufriere Quarter > Soufriere
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Soufriere
#1 Spa Hotel in Soufriere
#2 Luxury Hotel in Soufriere
#3 Family Hotel in Soufriere
#7 Romantic Hotel in Soufriere
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Ladera Resort 5*
Number of rooms: 32
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

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