We stayed in early December for an early winter 3-day break.
Ladera was everything we could have wished for. The staff were helpful and personable without being intrusive. The room was perfect. The open sided arrangement, which seemed a bit unusual in the abstract, was ideal, since the view was terrific, and the natural effect just right.
We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The food and dining were top rate. Our only complaint (very minor) was the difficulty (on such a lush island where every second tree seemed to be laden with tropical fruits) in obtaining fresh fruit at the hotel. A chunked-up fruit salad was offered for breakfast, but we had to make a special request for a simple banana, on an island whose principal export is bananas! But his, obviously was a petty complaint, especially in comparison to all the other superlatives.
- 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