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.
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
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.
When to visit
Ladera is located just across the road from the famous "Hotel Chocolat" plantation
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.
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.