What a dissapointment! Nobody mentioned the fact that this was an eco turism kind of place, and they charge you like $450 a night?
Like other people mentioned, this place doesn't have a phone, or a fan, a TV, nothing! The room has a little tiny refrigerator that doesn't get cold enough to keep your food and drinks. Let me remind you that you are in the caribbean, so it is hot all the time.
The stuff was not very friendly, everything is far away and they charge you even for breathing! Really! A tax of 18% is added to everything.
One of the things that MUST BE MENTIONED is the fact that the moment the sun starts going down, the beautiful chorrus of frogs starts their singing until the sun rises again.
It was really hard to fall asleep with all that noise (not just a little nature sound- a chorrus!!!) and to make it even better, the rain and wind move the net above your bed, so God help you!
There is only one restaurant at the resort (the food was not spectacular- not even the bread) and if you want to go somewhere else, be ready to take a 45Min trip to the city.
The bar is ok, but all the drinks taste the same. The music and atmosphere is VEEEEERY RELAXED, too much for us.
We had a reservation for 10 days in this place and we were out of there by day 2!
I made new reservations at the Ritz Carlton in Miami- south Beach for the remaining of our trip and we paid $375 a night! WITH ALL THE AMENITIES AND LUXURY that a price like that buys.
If you are into Eco-turism this is the place for you, but I think you can save a lot of money if you check other places.
- 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