My wife and I just spent 3 days at Ladera for the first part of our honeymoon. The resort is absolutely top notch if you are looking for something a little out of the ordinary. The open air suite was amazing and you can not beat the views that we had anywhere else on St Lucia. We stayed in Suite O, which is one of their standard 1 bedroom rooms. We had our private plunge pool (which was a little chilly, but quite refreshing all the same) and a gorgeous bed and bathroom. The food at Dasheene was incredible and the drinks and bar were great as well. I hightly reccommend the Ladera Punch which was a mix of pineapple. lime, lemongrass, ginger and rum.
Ladera is on the south coast of St Lucia, which is much more lush and relaxed than the north end, which is where most of the larger reposrts are located. The only complaint that I have about the place is that the tours and excursions could have been a little better organized. There were 2 tours that we wanted to take that we were told that not enough people had signed up for but we met another couple that had been interested in the same tours and they were told the same thing, even though both tours said there was only a 4 person minimum. Other than that, Ladera was amazing and I would recommend it in a heartbeat for adventurous travellers.
- 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