We arrived to Ladera after a stay at an all inclusive resort in Antigua where we were spoiled to a much lower price.
- wonderful views. Lovely to have direct access to nature.
- the food in restaurant was extraordinary at times, especially seafood and the chocolate mousse.
- friendly and polite staff
-the pool area is too small. Only eight sun beds available which meant that occasionally, some guests had to place their towels on the ground. Not ok, especially, considering that you have to take a shuttle to the beach and pay extra for a sun bed.
- the plunge pool in the room is just for decoration. Too cold to dip anything but your feet in.
- no TV in the room, which we really liked. However - they should be a TV room available on the property at a luxury resort. The world cup started while we were there and we had to take a 30 USD taxi to a sportsbar in town to watch the game.
- uncomfortable bed with lumpy mattress
- the last night the room was completely invaded by a bug swarm. We reported this in the reception and the bed was cleaned and sanitized. However, the sofa, chair, pool was not taken care of - there were dead bugs everywhere.
There are some improvements to be made before we can recommend this resort.
- 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