Ladera Resort

St Lucia, Caribbean

Virgin rating

The hotel

Situated on a volcano ridgeline, this one-of-a-kind paradise is the only resort located on a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy break taking views of the Caribbean Sea and the Pitons from your three-wall room, but don’t worry you have absolute privacy. The lack of a 4th wall brings the stunning scenery into your room, a unique experience. You’ll also have your own private heated pool and a swing or lounge chairs to relax and take in the Caribbean warm weather. Dining at Dasheen you’ll be able to taste traditional dishes made with local ingredients, it will really immerse you in the St. Lucian feeling.

Amenities

  • Horse Riding
  • Yoga
  • Bar
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located on a volcano ridge overlooking the Caribbean Sea. 10-minute drive from Sugar Beach. Transfer time from the airport: 45 minutes

Hotel information

37 rooms and suites. All rooms have an open wall design without a 4th wall, mini bar with water and soft drinks, Espresso machines, tablets, Wi-Fi complimentary Molton Brown bath products, bathrobes and slippers. Petit Piton Suites 1 queen size four poster bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Gros Piton Suites have a heated plunge pool and are located on levels one and two. With 1 queen size four poster bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Rainbow Suites have a heated plunge pool and are located on level two. With 1 queen size four poster bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Hilltop Dream Suite have a heated swimming pool and swing and butler service. With 1 king-size four poster bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Heritage Suites have a heated swimming pool and lounge chairs, dining area and butler service. With 1 king-size four poster bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

The Suites at Paradise Ridge have a heated swimming pool with lounge chairs and a swing and butler service. With an extra-large bathroom and shower and 1 king-size four poster bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

La Petite Fleur Rooms have a heated swimming pool with lounge chairs and a swing and butler service. With an extra-large bathroom and shower and 1 king-size four poster bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

The Villa at Paradise Ridge have a heated swimming pool with lounge chairs and a swing, a dining area and butler service. With an extra-large bathroom and shower 1 king-size four poster bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Villa La Fleur rooms have a master bedroom and a separate bedroom with a heated swimming pool and lounge chairs. Butler service included. Each bedroom has 1 king-size four poster bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Dasheen serves traditional Caribbean cuisine and St. Lucian dishes using local ingredients (open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and light fare). Dasheen bar open from 9.00am for cocktails and live music.

Complimentary garden tour, yoga and meditation, nature trail and wellness gym. Horseback riding*, cooking classes*, guided tours and excursions*. Street party on Fridays*

Complimentary cold towels and welcome drink on arrival. Complimentary WiFi is available in all public areas and rooms. Laundry service. Complimentary guided private tours. Complimentary transportation to and from the airport.

From the 1 Dec ‘20 a Tourism Accommodation Fee will apply. This mandatory fee will be $6 per person per night (payable locally, subject to change). Children aged 12-17 will be charged US $3 per person, per night. No fee for under 12s.

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A getaway that included a secret vow renewal

May 21, 2022 239lorrie Woodstock, Illinois

This place was breathtaking! Our views were ones made from magazines. We completed it with a wedding vow renewal with the most incredible backdrop. The staff was kind, attentive, accommodating, friendly and thorough. They took care of every detail of our trip so we could just kick back and relax. Already looking forward to a return.
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May 21, 2022 Joanne R Basalt, CO

I have been to every island in the Caribbean. I have stayed at this adult-only property 8 times. It's great for couples but sometimes I come by myself to recharge, write and photograph. Ladera's location is what makes it unique being situated between the Pitons instead of being a beach resort. It's quiet and peaceful so if you are looking for a… Read more
I have been to every island in the Caribbean. I have stayed at this adult-only property 8 times. It's great for couples but sometimes I come by myself to recharge, write and photograph. Ladera's location is what makes it unique being situated between the Pitons instead of being a beach resort. It's quiet and peaceful so if you are looking for a lot of activities and beach time, then spend a few nights here and go to a resort with water activities. There are certainly things to do if you choose to. Each room is designed differently with a plunge pool and a 4th wall open for the view. You can't go wrong. I love that Hotel Chocolat is behind the resort and across the street. You can walk to Boucan restaurant which is a must! They have a new chocolate experience that includes lunch. There are island tours, sailing, and the Botanical Gardens are nice. But for me, it's the ambience and solitude. There are walking trails and a treehouse! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exclusive, stunning paradise

May 20, 2022 Charlotte B Belfast, United Kingdom

We stayed here for honeymoon, and loved it from the second we arrived! Ella took care of us from the first second; professional and friendly, she noticed I had sunburn and sent up aloe vera to the room, which was very thoughtful. She also provided expert advice on the pros and cons of trips we booked, and she took care of making all… Read more
We stayed here for honeymoon, and loved it from the second we arrived! Ella took care of us from the first second; professional and friendly, she noticed I had sunburn and sent up aloe vera to the room, which was very thoughtful. She also provided expert advice on the pros and cons of trips we booked, and she took care of making all arrangements. Ladera also upgraded us, which was a wonderful surprise. The room itself (Hillside X) was magical, on 2 levels with a winding staircase down to the pool, and the swing and plunge pool looked out on to the Pitons. The bathroom was huge, and the bedroom was gorgeous. This is not hyperbole, we loved every minute here. Make time to have a wander and explore the grounds - kept immaculately. Each and every staff member we met was friendly and very helpful - shout out to Marcellus who took care of us, he is a legend! Overall I totally agree with all the 5-star reviews; Ladera gives you unforgettable memories, and hopefully one day we'll make it back! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exceptional stay in every way!

May 19, 2022 POz917 Clinton, New Jersey

Everyone must stay here at some point in their life! It's like nowhere I have ever been. What makes a stay at this resort unique is that the rooms have 3 walls with an open wall allowing for breathtaking, out of this world views of the Pitons and water...living in nature with comfort and luxury. Our room, the Heritage Suite, was absolutely… Read more
Everyone must stay here at some point in their life! It's like nowhere I have ever been. What makes a stay at this resort unique is that the rooms have 3 walls with an open wall allowing for breathtaking, out of this world views of the Pitons and water...living in nature with comfort and luxury. Our room, the Heritage Suite, was absolutely beautiful, very spacious (2 floors!), and the bed was extremely comfortable. I have travelled all over the world but have not stayed in such a unique place. As this is a 3-wall concept, you must keep an open mind and realize that you may see bugs. I was worried about that myself. However, in the room we stay in, the Heritage Suite, we never had a problem and I don't recall seeing any nasty bugs at all. The bed has mosquito netting and the rooms are equipped with buy spray that must actually work as I don't recall getting a single bite during my stay (and I am a magnet for mosquitoes). The staff is excellent and very welcoming and professional, and will accommodate you to ensure you are happy. I couldn't believe how incredibly nice all of the residents of St. Lucia were but the staff at Ladera was above and beyond-from the groundskeepers, to the restaurant employees and all the way to upper management. Each person makes you feel as if you are their most valuable guest and their commitment to the customer experience is exceptional. All of the staff were incredible, including Caroline from concierge: If you're looking to book an excursion-Caroline will be your go-to. She is so sweet, takes the time to learn what you are interested in and made some great recommendations for my husband and I. We also received exceptional service from Ivan, who always served us food and drinks with a smile and friendly conversation. There are a number of activities to do on the resort grounds, and a convenient shuttle down to Jalousle beach (a very quiet and pretty beach), as well as several nearby attractions and options. Dasheen Restaurant is excellent. We had all our breakfasts and lucnh here as part of you all-inclusive package. The food is superb, the service and atmosphere, FANTASTIC,and the views are OUTSTANDING! I highly recommend eating here. The menu at the resort restaurant (Dasheen) changes every other day. We did the Peaks to Beach package, an all-inclusive package that allows you to experience two fabulous resorts in one vacation, 3 nights at Ladera and 3 nights at Cap Maison. I highly recommend this package as it allows you to experience 2 very different parts of the island and so much is included in the package including airports transfer to and from the airport as well as transfer between the 2 resorts. It felt like time both slowed down and was going too fast because I did not want our stay there to end. We absolutely loved it and hope to come back one day! We will be recommending Ladera to anyone looking for an amazing getaway. Ultimately, this is one of my favorite resorts and I'd recommend Ladera to anyone! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Unforgettable Romantic Experience

May 18, 2022 MikeO451 Chatham, New Jersey

Ladera is absolutely stunning. I've traveled quite a bit and there's nothing else like it. Waking up every day between the Pitons in our 3-sided room, jumping into our personal pool, showering looking down on the Caribbean, and falling to sleep with the amazing rain forest "breeze". What an experience. A true romantic experience and one that my… Read more
Ladera is absolutely stunning. I've traveled quite a bit and there's nothing else like it. Waking up every day between the Pitons in our 3-sided room, jumping into our personal pool, showering looking down on the Caribbean, and falling to sleep with the amazing rain forest "breeze". What an experience. A true romantic experience and one that my wife and I will never forget. Everything about the resort is top notch. The food at Dasheene is first class and Chef Nigel would come around every night to make sure everyone was enjoying their meal. We did wine and food pairing another night and it was divine. Nielbert (sommelier and restaurant manager) guided us through some wonderful pairings and it is an experience not to be missed. Caroline was fantastic helping us book all our excursions even as we changed them minute to minute. And of course there is the one and only Vianney. Heart of gold and led us on our Fish Fry excursion (which is a must) and highlight of our trip. He went above and beyond and will always be a wonderful part of our trip to St. Lucia. If you're looking for a truly amazing, romantic, wonderful experience, then Ladera should be at the top of your list. Hands down a trip that will never be duplicated. Read less