We stayed at Ladera as part of the Peak to Beach promotion. A great way to sample St Lucia first time. The pick up from the airport was seamless and check in was really easy. We were upgraded to a Hilltop Dream Suite and we were very happy with our little 'treehouse'. The views were stunning. As we only had three days at Ladera we stayed on the resort to sample all it had to offer. We enjoyed staying in our room, swimming (or floating) in the pool and sitting in the swing taking in the view watching the wildlife. We also really enjoyed watching the sunset from the bar area sipping a cocktail. We found the food at Dasheen to be very good and the service impeccable. As we were on an all inclusive rate we had drinks by the glass and felt the wine to be OK quality but not much choice. The after dinner entertainment was great. Lastly the nights - we have never slept better! The bed and especially the pillows were so comfortable that we hardly heard the tree frogs, or our neighbours as we slept so soundly. Considering removing a wall at home as this fresh air approach obviously agreed with us, much better than air conditioning. The massages from the Spa were excellent too. There were a couple of negative things which would have improved our stay. Firstly cups instead of mugs - much better for tea. Secondly we had to go through the restaurant every time we wanted to go from our room to the rest of the resort. This was on occasions embarrassing for us.
- 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