This is unquestionably a fabulous place to stay with a lot to offer. The views of the Caribbean, the Pitons and the lush surroundings are amazing. The landscaping staff has done an outstanding job of making the resort grounds equally as beautiful. Staff members throughout the facility are friendly and consistently greet guests. Many staff will know you by name as of day 2! The hotel owner, Holly, clearly runs a tight ship. She is out and about, ensuring everyone's satisfaction. The rooms are nicely decorated with handmade, solid wood furniture. The open air concept is a sensory treat beyond belief. The views, day and night, are wonderful. Ear plugs are provided for sleeping, but we didn't use them -- we rather enjoyed the sound of the breezes, crickets and rain. The bathroom had two sinks and a HUGE shower. Some additional lighting is needed in the living room area to allow for nighttime reading, but this was a minor issue.
Breakfast at the hotel restaurant was very good. A continental style breakfast is included but you can opt for something more substantial for a nominal upcharge. We only had dinner at Dasheene one night - typical of how we vacation. The service was spotty (waited about 45 minutes before any food at all arrived). We thought the food quality was okay but nothing spectacular -- and the portions were EXCEPTIONALLY SMALL, particularly given the prices. Best dinner we had was at the Great Room (Sugar Beach Resort). Very expensive but worth it.
Floaters for the pool would be great. Hot tub should be hot, not barely luke warm. Last shuttle from Sugar Beach should be later than 4:45 pm.
Beautiful location but not on the beach. Volcano and spa are very close by... Anse Chastanet Beach is about 30 minutes and worth the trip.
- 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