Ladera is the only resort on the island of St Lucia to sit within the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Piton Mountains. Perched in the mountains high above the sea, Ladera provides unmatched views of the Piton Mountains, the Caribbean Sea, and the tropical landscape in-between.
There are just 32 suites and villas scattered around the lush and verdant grounds, many with private plunge pools and an open 4th wall, providing unobstructed access to the magical terrain. A range of exciting adventures are just on your doorstep – from Piton hikes to scuba diving to visits to the nearby ‘drive in’ volcano. The resort’s acclaimed Dasheene restaurant showcases wonderful home cooking with views to die for, it is the perfect spot to start and end your day.
Setting high standards as one of the most sought-after boutique resorts on the island, you have the perfect place to base your adventures from, with contemporary and rustic rooms to come home too after a long day exploring. Ladera should be at the top of everyone’s list for a truly unique experience in truly sensational surroundings.
The natural environment is the biggest attraction at Ladera. Each of the villas and suites benefits from an open fourth wall offering a window into the incredible views while affording you privacy and safety, they also feature a private heated or non-heated plunge pool – perfect for those morning dips with your coffee.
The resort also offers its guests a nightly turn down service, complimentary WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities, robes, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, safe and Ladera’s ‘Necessaire Kit’ containing binoculars, eye mask, slippers and a star chart should you wish to do a spot of star gazing during a particularly clear night.
Petit and Gros Piton Suite –
Accommodating up to two guests, these Piton Suites feature open-air bedrooms and sitting areas with spectacular views of the Pitons and Caribbean Sea. They both have an open wall design without the 4th wall, Queen size four poster beds, ensuite bathroom with shower as well as heated plunge pools.
Rainbow Suite –
An ideal open-air plunge pool suite perched high on the hillside. Featuring a spacious open-plan bedroom with queen bed and sitting area with stunning views. Accommodates 2 guests.
Hilltop Dream Suite –
An incredibly luxurious retreat for two, the Hilltop Dream Suite offers breathtaking vistas from the open-air King bedroom and sitting area overlooking the Pitons, Caribbean Sea and 1,000-foot tropical valley below. Some of these suites are situated over 2 floors.
Heritage Suite –
The Heritage Suite features a large open-air living room with a separate dining area complemented by views of the Pitons and Caribbean Sea. On the second level, an open-air master bedroom with en-suite open shower offers the same breathtaking views.
The Suites & Villa at Paradise Ridge –
Built using locally sourced materials with furnishings produced onsite by skilled craftsmen. They feature an open-air bedroom with king size four poster bed, open sitting area, and a swimming pool. Additionally, a stocked minibar, spacious bathrooms with showers complete with premium fixtures and bath products, and personal butler service. Luxury private transfers are also complimentary.
The Owner’s Cottage –
The great room at the centre features vaulted ceilings and a table for 10. Covered verandahs can be accessed on 3 sides through tall louvered doors. The open-plan kitchen is complete with breakfast bar and modern appliances. Outside, a fully-equipped pool deck straddles the spectacular 40x12ft infinity pool perched on the edge of the cliff. The two bedrooms are split between the floors and each has a king size four poster bed, walk-in closet, wet bar, small sitting area and full en-suite bathroom. The cottage sleeps up to 5 people.
La Petite Fleur –
The master bedroom features a queen size four poster bed and the bathroom features a lovely outdoor bathtub. Opening out onto a spacious verandah, guests are greeted by a plunge pool and spectacular views. There is also the option for alfresco dining. The cottage sleeps up to 2 people.
Dasheene – Hotel guests and locals alike come to enjoy the exciting award-winning menu and the spectacular views at the resort’s signature restaurant.
The Bar – Part of the main restaurant it shares the same spectacular views and is the perfect spot to enjoy a pre-dinner cocktail or relax and enjoy some great love music.
In-Room Dining – Take the culinary adventure indoors with private, in suite dining services.
Things to Do
St. Lucia is particularly well suited for travelers seeking a variety of activities to keep them occupied. Ladera has several complimentary facilities and amenities, such as:
- Sulphur Mineral Baths
- Fitness center
- Complimentary shuttle to Sugar Beach and watersports
- Board Games and DVDs
- Weekly woodcarving demonstration
- Live entertainment at Dasheene Bar
- Weekly Manager’s cocktail party
Ladera couldn’t be in a better position for exploring St. Lucia; it’s location in the south of the island is ideal for exploring the rainforest. Locally, guests can book boat tours, horseback riding, ziplining, and more.
The Spa at Ladera features several treatment rooms with incredible views. Great for preparing for a full day, or to unwind afterwards. Hot soaking tubs are available for guest use in the lovely spa gardens. Guests in need of a spa treatment can also reserve certain services in the comfort of their suite.
Ladera’s rugged location makes it unsuitable for small children. Children can only be accommodated in the two bedroom Owner’s Cottage – which sleeps up to 5 people. All of the other suites are only suitable for 2 adults. Unfortunately there are no children’s programs on offer at the resort.
Ladera can be the ideal destination for an unforgettable wedding. The incredible scenery, romantic accommodations, and delicious cuisine all make for a perfect setting. The resort wedding coordinator will be happy to craft the perfect ceremony.
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St Lucia Head Tax- There is a new head tax in St Lucia which is $6pp per night for Adults and $3pp per night for children between ages 12-17. This will be added onto your quote.Request a quote