Hilltop Dream Suite

Hotel

Ladera

Ladera

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1422 Reviews
Guide Price €3,159 per person
Based on May 2019 departure from Dublin, staying for 7 nights room only in a Gros Piton Suite with Plunge Pool (2 adults sharing) including return private transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

Picturesque backdrop, exceptional service, beautifully crafted

An intimate boutique hideaway which towers high above the crystal blue Caribbean Sea commanding some of the best views of St Lucia's famous Pitons, Ladera is a tropical haven. Suites, perfect for the most romantic hideaway, feature open-walls onto terraces with private plunge pools and stunning views yet retain comfort and privacy. Ladera prides itself on its eco-friendly philosophy, and all furniture is lovingly crafted by local artisans to create a real authentic feel and buildings crefted with local hardwoods, stone and tile.

The open-air and award-winning Dasheene restaurant is open all day for delicious cuisine from experienced chefs, its wine cellar is home to around a thousand specially chosen bottles. During the day, enjoy the spa's luxurious menu of treatments, take the complimentary shuttle to Sugar Beach, or book an excursion and experience something new. However you spend your stay at Ladera, you will love the feel of escapism with your loved one, exceptional luxury and an appreciation of the natural beauty that surrounds you.

  • Boasting "open-wall" suites leading out to private plunge pools
  • Admire the beauty of St Lucia and her famous Pitons
  • Exceptional dining at Dasheene Restaurant
  • All furniture built by local artisans

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Indulgent

Location Type

Away from it all
  • Check-in Time:
    15:00
  • Check-out Time:
    12:00
  • 37 rooms
  • This resort only permits guests aged 18 years and above

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities

Accommodation Type

  • Authentic
  • Boutique
  • Eco-friendly
  • H&J Recommended
  • Hidden gem
  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • All Inclusive
  • Full Board
  • Half Board
  • Bed & Breakfast
Location Highlights

Ladera

  • Away from it all
  • Approx. 40 minutes from Hewanorra International Airport
  • In a stunning elevated position on St Lucia's gorgeous coastline
  • Commanding breathtaking views of the Pitons
1422 Reviews 87% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1075
  • Very Good 209
  • Average 64
  • Poor 41
  • Terrible 33

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Feb 19, 2019

Expect an Experience

Texas

We recently stayed at the Ladera Resort for 7 days and really enjoyed it. Our only complaint would be the many, many stairs on the property, We stayed in one of the Hill Top Dream Suites and there were 72 steps from the reception to the room and another 8 just inside the door. However, the height lends itself to an amazing view! There are other rooms that did not have all the steps. Ladera is an experience - there are only 3 walls, making the room open to the outside and beautiful view. I have seasonal allergies and was concerned not sleeping in an air controlled environment would be a problem, but I had absolutely no issues. We loved sleeping with the bird noises, wind blowing, fountain gurgling into the pool, not to mention the stars. It was February and the days were in the upper 70's and the nights were nice and cool with occasional brief showers that some and go very quickly.. There is always a breeze. The real gem of Ladera, besides the views, is the staff! They are extremely nice and accommodating - several of them felt like family by the time we left. I asked for a magnifying mirror prior to my arrival and it was in the room when we got there. Vianney was a favorite and all the ladies at the restaurant were so special! We booked two excurisions that were through the resort with Feel Good Water Taxis. One was to Castries for sightseeing and shopping - Kevin and Albert gave us a wonderful of the city and also made us feel safe then on the ride back lots of stops to show us where movies were filmed or celebrities houses or history of the island - loved it! Our other excursion was Fish Fridays in Gros Islet. It is a street party with lots of music where everyone sells food, liquor or handcrafted goods. We ate at Duke's Place - the wait was over 45 minutes in the line but the lobster was worth it. The restaurant at the resort, Dasheene, was fairly good. The dinner lasted 2 hours every night - so don't be in a hurry. Ladera is located in the mountains between the Pitons - they have an agreement with Sugar Beach which is directly below and a shuttle that runs a few times a day. The beach is beautiful with a oceanside bar and restaurant. We ate there once and it was very good. Be sure to bring your towels (Ladera provides towels specifically for you to take there).
Feb 12, 2019

Great Restaurant with Great Views to Boot!

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

We went to the Ladera Resort for lunch after hiking the Tet Nature Trail. First off, be sure to make a reservation for lunch - the parking lot is gated. Next, the food and service was outstanding, and was only eclipsed by the views of the Pitons that you get to see while dining. Our party of four was pleased with our lunches and the scenery making this one of the highlights of our trip to St. Lucia.
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Ladera

Facilities

Evening Entertainment

There is live entertainment throughout the week at the main bar including local bands, and a weekly managers' cocktail reception is also popular.

Fitness Centre

With a fitness centre on site, you'll be able to continue your workout routine on holiday with access to cardio and weight machines.

Excursions and Activities

A complimentary shuttle runs to and from Sugar Beach with snorkelling equipment and beach towels available from the hotel. Other activities include island tours, day trips to Castries for scuba diving and sailing, horse riding, sunset cruises, hiking, shopping tours, and ziplining. Restrictions: Certain activities payable locally.

Main Pool

The main infinity pool benefits from dramatic views over the Pitons and Caribbean Sea, with a furnished deck to unwind on.

The Spa

An intimate rainforest retreat set within the resort, offering a wellness menu that will leave you feeling beyond relaxed. Soak up some natural goodness in a mineral hot tub, or stay in your villa and enjoy a personalised treatment. Other treatments include mud wraps, waxing, facials, manicures and pedicures.

Ladera

Room Types

Gros Piton Suite

With gorgeous views of the Pitons and Caribbean Sea, these suites feature their own private non-heated plunge pool and a wealth of other amenities. There is a queen-sized bed and an en-suite shower, as well as a stocked minibar, complimentary Wi-Fi, and an accessories kit which includes a pair of binoculars, eye masks, slippers and a star chart.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Rainbow Suite

These spacious suites have their own non-heated plunge pools commanding stunning views of the towering Pitons and the Caribbean Sea. Amenities include a queen-size bed, complimentary Wi-Fi, ensuite shower and fully stocked mini bar. Featuring an open-air fourth wall, allowing you to be in touch with the natural surroundings yet retain comfort and luxury. 

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Towels included

Hilltop Dream Suite

This large suite is perfect for a romantic hideaway for two. Boasting a four poster king-size bed and a spacious seating area, relax and appreciate the views of the famous Pitons and Caribbean Sea either in the pool or from the romantic swing chair that hangs above it. There's complimentary Wi-Fi as well as a stocked minibar, accessories kit, and an open-air bathroom. Some Hilltop Dream Suites are situated on two levels. 

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Towels included

Heritage Suite

Set on two levels, these superbly sized suites come with open-air living room and separate dining area leading to a private heated pool on the ground floor, accompanied by a four-poster king-size bed on the upper floor. There is an en-suite open shower and a stocked minibar, as well as tea and coffee making facilities, on-call butler service, complimentary Wi-Fi, and an accessories kit.

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Ironing Facilities
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Safe
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Towels included

The Suites at Paradise Ridge

The epitomy of luxury - these suites showcase open-air designs boasting panoramic views of the towering beauty of the Pitons and the Caribbean Sea below. Enjoy lazy afternoons in the swing chair hanging above the private heated plunge pool, butler service, complimentary Wi-Fi, Molton Brown® bathroom products and priority seating at the resort's award-winning Dasheene restaurant. 

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Butler Service
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Minibar
  • Private Pool
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Towels included
Ladera

Food & Drink

Dasheene Restaurant

The award-winning cuisine at Dasheene is a delicious array of modern St Lucian cuisine that takes advantage of fresh locally sourced ingredients. With breathtaking views of the Pitons this restaurant will stay in your memory long after you return home. Breakfast: 07:00 to 10:30 Lunch: 11:30 to 14:30 Snacks: 15:00 to 21:00 Dinner: 18:30 to 22:00 The Bar at Dasheene is open from 09:00 everyday, the perfect setting for a pre dinner cocktail or a nightcap to finish off your evening with local live music playing.

Wine Cellar

For a private dining experience, reserve a place at the Wine Cellar. The hotel's sommelier will guide you through the menu with choice bottles from a collection of over a thousand. Reservations required. Space for up to 8 guests.

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast

Food: Enjoy full American breakfast at Dasheene Restaurant.

Drinks: All accommodations include daily-stocked mini bar (sodas, local beers or water - selection depends on the room type booked). 

Half Board

Food: Includes full American breakfast and Dinner in Dasheene Restaurant daily. Room service is available at an additional delivery charge of approx. US$10 

Drinks: Wine by the glass is included during dinner at Dasheene, all other beverages are not included in the package. All accommodations include daily-stocked mini bar (sodas, local beers or water - selection depends on the room type booked). 

Certain items on the menu are not included and are subject to an additional supplemental charge. These will be indicated by an asterix on the menu. 

Full Board

Food: Full American breakfast, lunch and Dinner at Dasheene. Room service is available at an additional delivery charge of approx. US$10 

Drinks: Wine by the glass is included during dinner at Dasheene, all other beverages are not included in the package. All accommodations include daily-stocked mini bar (sodas, local beers or water - selection depends on the room type booked). 

Certain items on the menu are not included and are subject to an additional supplemental charge. These will be indicated by an asterix on the menu. 

All Inclusive

Food: Full American breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea and Dinner at Dasheene. Room service is available at an additional delivery charge of approx. US$10 

Drinks: Wine by the glass, house brand cocktails and spirits. All accommodations include daily-stocked mini bar (sodas, local beers or water - selection depends on the room type booked). Premium branded alcohol, wine by the bottle and champagne will incur a supplement. 

Certain items on the menu are not included and are subject to an additional supplemental charge. These will be indicated by an asterix on the menu. 

Ladera

Special Offers

Free nights

Free Nights 2017

Stay for 4 nights and only pay for 3 when staying between 4th January - 25th December 2017.

Blackout dates apply - 11th-14th February and 26th-29th May 2017. Not applicable to the Rainbow Suite.

Minor offer catch all

Resort Credit 2017

Receive US$75 resort credit per room per night for stays between 4th January - 30th June 2017.

Receive US$25 resort credit per room per night for stays between 1st July - 21st December 2017.

Maximum resort credit will be US$300 per room per stay

Minimum of 4 nights required. Not applicable to the Rainbow Suite. Blackout dates apply 11th-14th February and 26th-29th May 2017.

Early booking discount

Save 30% on a Rainbow Suite

Book a Rainbow Suite and save 30% on the accommodation for stays between 4th January - 30th June 2017.

Minimum stay of 4 nights required. Blackout dates are 11th-14th February and 26th-29th May 2017.

Board basis upgrade

Book Full Board and Upgrade to All Inclusive

Book your stay on a full board basis and receive a complimentary upgrade to all inclusive for stays between 4th January - 30th June 2017.

Minimum stay of 4 nights required. Blackout dates apply 11th-14th February and 26th-29th May 2017.

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