St Lucia

From $2000 per person for 7 nights in low season
From $3800 per person for 7 nights in high season

based on 7 nights

per person for 7 nights, based on 2 people sharing a gros piton suite with plunge pool on a bed and breakfast basis, including private road transfers.

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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

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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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Insider's View

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

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

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

Every room has a ambient plunge pool

Pop next door for Breakfast or Supper to Hotel Chocolat

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

Ask us for the suites with the longest sunlight hours

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!

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

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

Ladera was used in the filming of Superman II.

Ladera means "hillside" in Spanish.

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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.

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 specialties. 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.

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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


Children under 18 years are not accepted at Ladera.


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)


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.



Alice Moseley (Staff)

Another hotel which is all about the views, with the fourth wall missing as well. All the rooms have their own plunge pools but something to bear in mind is that if you are sun worshippers let your travel consultant know so we can request a room which has more sunshine during the day!

The hotel makes all its furniture on site and it is stunning, with beautiful carvings.

Food at Dasheen is amazing - using locally sourced ingredients.

Guests who want to enjoy the beach can take the shuttle down to Viceroy Sugar Beach.


Victoria Douglas (Staff)

This is my personal favorite place in St Lucia, I loved the concept of the missing 4th wall, although its not for everyone, its quirky and great for those wanting to get a real sense of St Lucia. The views are stunning and I love the rooms that incorporate local handicraft and support the local community. The food at Dasheen was excellent, local and tasty but to polished standards and all served by a team who clearly love what they do and are proud to show guests a little of the real St Lucia. If I had my honeymoon again , Id choose here although lets hope that doesnt happen!


Elizabeth Bray (Staff)

Ladera is a sweet little hotel in St Lucia with just 32 rooms. They are very lucky with their situation with amazing views of the Pitons. Everything seems to be made from wood and it has a very quirky feel, the rooms have 3 walls so you are at one with nature. I found their little swings over the pools very sweet to swing on with your feet in the pool being mesmerized by the piton mountain views or perhaps to read a book and really feel a million miles away from the hustle and bustle of life in your own quiet little room and open alfresco area. There are no televisions or radios in the rooms so you can completely escape! This hotel is only for children over 15 years of age as the rooms are so open plan.

They have a 3 Tier Restaurant and Bar You are welcome to request the best table in the house, just ask the management in advance! Their restaurant Dasheene is famous in St Lucia, so many guests travel to try their food; this is of a very high quality with very friendly service, you will see why it is so popular.


Sarah Jane Tichacek (Staff)

Ladera has one of the most beautiful views on St Lucia. Perched on the hillside overlooking Sugar Beach and the Pitons, it will take your breath away. - It is a small property with only 37 rooms. The accommodation is built without a fourth wall so that you get a spectacular view from your room.The type of guest to stay here are the active type and will go out and about in the day. If you fancy a change of scenery it is situated opposite Hotel Chocolat where you can take dinner.


Anna Northeast (Staff)

Arriving in Ladera is very low key, a small open air reception surrounded by a little man made stream with colorful fish tiled bottom. This place is simply charming yet the wow factor is still to come. Walking into the main part of the hotel, the whole of one side of the guest lounge is missing, opening up into the most spectacular views of the Piton Mountains. It simply takes your breath away and I can't be the only one that feels that way as all the comfy chairs are pointed in the direction of this view, I can imagine it's the most amazing place for chilled out sundowners.

Lunch here was sublime, the restaurant offers fantastic fare and is popular throughout the island. Guests at the hotel get priority though and it's an experience not to be missed.

Heading toward the guest rooms, this is certainly a unique way to stay. One whole side of all the suites are open to the view with a plunge pool and sofas of your own to admire it at your leisure. The rooms themselves are a little bit rustic and also rather dark, but comfortable with ample mosquito nets around the four poster beds just in case the little critters are around at night. With an open sided suite, this can happen.

Ladera is not on the beach, however there is a shuttle bus that heads down several times a day, it takes around 15 minutes.

This is a wonderfully relaxed hotel, small and intimate with fine food and a romantic atmosphere (you can even get married up on the terrace overlooking that view) and I would recommend it as an ideal first choice in a two center stay in St Lucia. Have a few days here before heading down to a beach hotel, a great way to get to know this beautiful island.


  • Bean to Bar Experience at Hotel Chocolat

    Bean to Bar at Rabot is a unique opportunity for guests to create their own chocolate from the cacao grown on the Rabot Estate. Taking in the whole of the estate from the cocoa groves to the original plantation house where you will make your own bar.

Location & directions

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.

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