Ladera – St. Lucia Caribbean Romantic Resort
Ladera Romantic Resort is located on the southern end of Saint Lucia, just outside the port town of Soufrière, approximately 40 minutes from Hewanorra International Airport. Ladera is a groundbreaking luxury resort, a haven for celebrities, honeymooners, and trendsetters, is situated on a forested ridge 1,100 feet above the sea and overlooks the volcanic Piton Mountains and the Caribbean Sea.
Ladera is the only resort in the Caribbean ever rated “Best Hotel in the World” by Condé Nast Traveler. In 2012, Dasheene at Ladera was named the Best Restaurant in St.Lucia by Cigar Aficionado. Again in 2012, Ladera was named Best Hotel in the Caribbean by Cocotraie Magazine in the UK, Best Caribbean resort by Prestige Designs in Canada and Conde Nast UK rated Ladera number 1 hotel in St.Lucia amongst 5 top hotels on the island. Ladera, which celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2012, received the highest awards and accolades as the best hotel in the Caribbean from the most discriminating leaders in travel, including Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, ForbesLife and Caribbean Travel + Life magazines.
Ladera opened in November 1992 and has since been distinguished by a wide range of international publications, including being named one of the Caribbean’s “Ten Best Romantic Spots” by Caribbean Travel and Life. The Saint Lucia Tourist Board has awarded Ladera its “Best Small Hotel” and “Best Chef” awards. Ladera’s accommodations cater to a maximum of 72 guests, ensuring the highest level of service, apparent from the first greeting at the airport to the personal attention given to each guest.
Perched above the port town of Soufrière, Ladera is a romantic and exclusive hideaway, featuring 32 suites. All furniture at Ladera is built on site by local craftsmen and artists. Ladera sells its own line of furniture to its clientele internationally and received awards as recently as November 2012. What sets Ladera apart is that each guest suite was intentionally built without a fourth wall, allowing astounding views of the island’s two volcanic Piton peaks and azure coastline below. Yet the suites were cleverly designed to remain sheltered, safe, and completely private. Interiors are furnished with polished woods. The open wall in all suites and villas leads to a private plunge pool and lush tropical landscaping. Each villa and suite embraces the panoramic views and island ambiance through tropical design and the ultimate in open-air living.
The 32 suites, each with a private pool, overlook the famous Piton Mountains, a UnescoWorld heritage site, the Caribbean Sea and the Soufriére valley. Paradise Ridge is a private and secluded luxury enclave within Ladera for its top tier guests. It offers Ladera’s most lavish and spacious accommodations and includes St. Lucia’s ultimate Villa and four new luxury Suites, complete with bespoke Butler service. Ladera’s new Villa at Paradise Ridge takes the concept of the resort’s most popular Suites to an even loftier level. This lavish 1,900 square foot Villa is situated at 1,100 feet above the sea, making it the largest and most expensive one bedroom accommodation directly facing the World famous Pitons at such a high vantage point on St. Lucia. This aerie is designed as the ultimate romantic hideaway.
All guests who book the luxury villa and suites at Paradise ridge enjoy signature Butler Service. The Spa at Ladera provides guests with an array of relaxing wellness treatments in an intimate setting. The list of special treatments is inspired by Saint Lucia’s volcanic history and the lush rainforest that surrounds this peaceful retreat.
Ladera is pleased to arrange a variety of activities for guests, including:
Hiking/rainforest walks with local guides
Jeep or car rentals (driving is on the left side
of the road)
Day trips to the city of Castries Scuba diving,
snorkel trips, sailboats and fishing charters
Climbing the Pitons
Shuttle to and from Sugar Beach.
New fitness center with cardio and strength training machines
A fully stocked library is located at the main bar
Snorkel gear and beach towels supplied at the hotel
Daily continental breakfast
Daily afternoon Breeze tea service
Portable DVD players available for in-room movie viewing upon request.
High-Speed Wi-Fi internet