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Ladera

West Coast, St Lucia

Ladera is a small and intimate eco hotel which takes full advantage of its natural surroundings. An open wall in each suite offers spectacular views of the St Lucian rainforest, the Pitons and the Caribbean Sea, making you feel at one with nature.

At a Glance

  • All suites are built without a fourth wall for spectacular sunset views and unobstructed star gazing

  • Honeymoon and romance spectacular with complete privacy and an undeniably breathtaking location

  • All rooms have a private plunge pool and overlook the famous Piton Mountains

  • Dasheene Restaurant offers traditional Caribbean dining and spectacular views

  • Pop next door for Breakfast or Supper at Hotel Chocolat

  • Shuttle to and from nearby beach at Viceroy Sugar Beach

  • Saturday morning Soufrière market tour followed by a cooking class with recipes

Couples, Eco/ethical tourism, Honeymoon, Off the beaten track

Insider's View

Ladera is located just across the road from the famous "Hotel Chocolat" plantation

Gemma Dobson

Insider's View

A very small and quaint property with stunning views of the Pitons

Gemma Dobson

Insider's View

Try one of the many French wines that is offered from the wine cellar

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Every room has a ambient plunge pool

Elizabeth Bray

Insider's View

Pop next door for Breakfast or Supper to Hotel Chocolat

Elizabeth Bray

Insider's View

When dining in the Dasheen Restaurant, opt for a table on the rainforest edge, where you will be able to watch the hummingbirds flying in and out of the Bougainvillea

Katie May

Insider's View

Ask us for the suites with the longest sunlight hours

Victoria Douglas

Insider's View

Visit the market with the chef and enjoy a St Lucian cooking class at the hotel. Impress your friends on return with your new menu!

Victoria Douglas

Insider's View

Be sure to be in a suitable sunset position between 6-6:30pm - camera at the ready!

Victoria Douglas

Insider's View

All the furniture is made on site at Ladera and if you want you can even buy one of the beds!

Alice Moseley

Insider's View

Ladera was used in the filming of Superman II.

Scott Dunn team

Insider's View

Ladera means "hillside" in Spanish.

Scott Dunn team

Call us on (858) 523-9000 to start planning your vacation to Ladera

Description

Ladera was once part of Rabot Estate, one of Soufrière's oldest and most famous cocoa plantations. It is now a unique eco-lux hotel in a dramatic location overlooking the Pitons and Caribbean Sea.

The hotel has 37 suites and villas perched on the cliff top with an open wall revealing panoramic views of the rainforest and Pitons. The suites are all constructed of tropical hardwood, stone and tile, furnished with traditional handcrafted wooden furniture and decorated with local artwork, giving a quirky and unique feel to the rooms. Both the suites and the villas have an open air living area and either a plunge pool or private swimming pool.

The poolside restaurant has an equally spectacular view and a delicious menu offering imaginative interpretations of local specialities. The Spa at Ladera features indulgent treatments inspired by St. Lucia's volcanic history and the lush rainforest that surrounds this peaceful retreat.

There is a shuttle service to nearby beaches and there are several interesting and adventurous activities in the surrounding rainforest including hiking up the infamous Pitons and horse riding. there are also a range of island tours available and you can go whale watching to catch glimpses of sperm whales and short finned pilot humpbacks.

Accommodation

Ladera features 37 Suites and Villas. All rooms have a private ambient temperature plunge pool and an “open-wall” on the west side of each unit which has been left open, inviting one of the one world’s most breathtaking views into your suite. They also provide a 'Ladera's Necessaire Kit' - equipped with binoculars, eye masks, slippers and a star chart to map the skies at night. All suites have mini bar re-stocked daily, coffee and tea making facilities, robes, iron and ironing board, hairdryer, and in-room safe.

There are no TVs or phones in the rooms. All guests are given a mobile phone whilst in resort to call for anything that they need.

Rainbow Suite

Spectacular views of the Pitons and the Caribbean Sea

Open air bedroom with queen bed and open –air sitting room

Plunge pool – not heated

Accommodates two persons

Stocked mini bar

Coffee & tea making facilities

Includes continental breakfast

900 square feet

Gros Piton Suite

Open air bedroom with queen bed

One Bathroom

Open air living area overlooking both Pitons and Caribbean Sea

Plunge pool – not heated

Accommodates two persons

Stocked mini bar

Coffee & tea making facilities

Continental breakfast included

1000 square feet

Hilltop Dream Suite

Spectacular view of the Pitons and the Caribbean Sea.

Open air bedroom with four poster king bed and open-air sitting room

Heated swimming pool with a swing

Accommodates two persons

Stocked mini bar

Coffee & tea making facilities

Continental breakfast included

1200 square feet

Heritage Suite

Open air master bedroom with four poster king bed and bathroom

Second bedroom with queen bed and bathroom

Accommodates two to four persons comfortable

Open air living area overlooking both Pitons and the Caribbean Sea

Dining area

Heated swimming pool

Stocked mini bar

Coffee & tea making facilities

Continental breakfast included

2400 square feet

Childcare

Children under 18 years are not accepted at Ladera.

Facilities

Facilities at the hotel include a guest computer station,complimentary high speed wifi throughout one restaurant Dasheene serving St Lucian cuisine with only locally sourced ingredients, lounge/bar area, swimming pool, fitness center and treatment rooms or choose to have a treatment within your room)

Activities

Complimentary activities include use of the swimming pool, hiking trails, library and board games, daily shuttle service to Sugar Beach where loungers are available for a small charge and Anse Chastenet beaches, escorted tours of the gardens and weekly manager’s cocktail reception. Activities at an additional charge include mixology and cooking classes, horseback riding, island tours, bird watching, car rental, deep-sea fishing, sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling and climbing the Pitons.

Additional Notes

Annual Closure Dates

The resort will be closed between 8 September and 9 October 2015.

Location & Directions

West Coast, St Lucia

Ladera is located on the southern end of Saint Lucia, just outside the port town of Soufrière. It sits on a forested ridge at 1,100 feet overlooking the volcanic Piton Mountains and the Caribbean Sea.

When to go

Offering warm temperatures throughout the year the Caribbean is a perfect year round destination. With an average of 9 hours sunshine a day the peak season runs from December through to April which is the dry season when you can expect very little rainfall. May to November are the slightly wetter months where you will find an increase in rainfall as the summer season goes on and with that some humidity, however the Summer months are still a great time to travel as the temperatures are hot and the rain tends to come in short heavy bursts but not all day long. The wettest months with the most humidity are September and October and these are the most probable months for hurricanes to occur in the region although many islands have not experienced hurricanes for a number of years. The average daily temperatures range from the mid-seventies in the winter months and mid-eighties in the summertime.

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