Hilltop Dream Suite

Hotel

Ladera

Ladera

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
TripAdvisor Review
1440 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
1440 Reviews 87% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1092
  • Very Good 209
  • Average 65
  • Poor 41
  • Terrible 33

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Apr 13, 2019

Stunning location on ridgeline located between St Lucia's iconic twin Pitons

Dunmore East, Ireland

Extremely popular with honeymoon couples (and probably couples in general). Here the star of the show is the stunning view but the resort itself and the facilities are not bad either, albeit a bit rustic. One of the features of each suite is that there is no fourth wall — the front of each unit is completely open to the elements so that you need to be careful turning on lights at night as it attracts every whirligig in the vicinity. A great place to chill out and relax but I don't know if I would stay there for more than two or three nights. Not particularly suitable for children.
Apr 05, 2019

I wish I could give more stars!!! I can’t wait to return.

Plattsburgh, New York

My husband and I stayed 8 days at Ladera in a Rainbow dream suite. From our first experience to our last minutes we were blown away by the quality service from the staff as well as the breathtaking views. This place is stunning! We arrived late and were shown to our gorgeous room where 2 delicious meals were waiting for us along with sparkling wine and chocolate covered fruits. The stars from our living room were so bright and beautiful (you can see the Milky Way here on a clear day). The tree frogs sing all night, the sound is so soothing, and the bed was so plush and comfortable. The wind brings in a nice cross breeze to the room and the temperature is perfect. I have never fallen asleep so quickly in my life. There is a welcome basket with ear plugs and sleeping masks, etc. but we didn’t need them. When I awoke I could not believe the scenery outside of my bed. Gros Piton, sugar beach, and the ocean all from the comfort of my bed. On the first day we explored the resort a bit and lounged in our room. This place can be as secluded as you want it to be or you can stay active and go off resort for as many excursions as you can handle. Reception sets up everything and you are given a mobile phone that works anywhere on the island. My husband and I climbed Gros Piton, went dolphin and whale watching, visited sulfur springs, the botanical gardens, rainbow falls, did the Tet Paul hike, visited Boucan and did the tree to bean and bean to tree experience. We finished up our trip with a day on Sugar beach and a sunset cruise. (Be aware that Ladera visitors can use an area of sugar beach but it is shady and off to the side of the property. We opted to rent 2 loungers at $50.00 USD a piece. $100.00 USD total. Going into it fully aware of the cost made it easier for us to accept it and enjoy our time at the beach. Also be advised that you can open a tab for drinks and food at Sugar beach so it would be helpful to take your credit card or extra cash). Our room had a non- heated plunge pool with a swing the area was shaded but the pool was still refreshing and not too cold. I found myself looking forward to taking a dip after excursions in the sun and just letting my feet float in the water looking out at the pitons. There was a little coffee/tea station in our dining area with a French press and electric tea kettle for making coffee. The dining table had a lovely floral arrangement that was freshened several times during our stay. The living room area was beautiful with a deep plush couch perfect for watching sunsets or stargazing. (There is a star chart available for use in the welcome basket, I used the night sky app and found it easier to identify constellations and planets that way). During our stay we saw multiple shooting stars. I am a mosquito magnet and I was not bothered by mosquitoes in our room. (At the bar I was bit a few times by some kind of deer fly several times but I probably could have avoided it had I used the bug spray provided in the room!) There is afterbite spray in the room which did provide relief from the bites. As far as amenities I can not speak for the gym but it looked nice. There is a game room which is nice and cool with a large TV and many board games. You can also pick out movies at the reception area and watch them from the comfort of your room (they’ll even pop popcorn for you!) The hot tubs are nice and warm, secluded, and beautiful you feel like you are in the middle of the rainforest. The spa... we did the couples massage in our room and it was the best massage I’ve ever had in my life! On property there is a trail that you can take if you walk past the paradise ridge suites that reveals another gorgeous view of the pitons. The trail has scenic stops with swings and benches along the way. The hotel is building a waterfall along the trail currently I can only imagine the beauty it will add once finished. The pool on property is beautiful, a comfortable temperature, and provides more beautiful views of the pitons. There are plush sun loungers with shade on the deck as well. The staff at Ladera are top notch and treat you like royalty. We were greeted by name from day one! Everyone was genuine and friendly from groundskeepers, housekeepers, waitstaff, and reception. I looked forward to seeing their warm smiles. We did not have a butler in our room and can not even fathom how pampering that must be as my husband and I did not have to wait or want for anything the duration of our stay. Dasheene restaurant was delicious we ate at the restaurant everyday and even met the chef (I’ll review them separately as this review is becoming a book!) Room service was prompt and delicious. I was so spoiled drinking my cocoa tea and eating chocolate pastries for breakfast in the morning. I could keep writing but the long and short of this review is this place is phenomenal! No words or pictures can sum up the beauty of Ladera. If you are thinking about going just do it! This place was so unreal and this trip was like a vacation for the soul. I loved every second I was there.
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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

Special offer

Ladera's Sweet Summer Suites

Book for seven nights or more before the 30th June 2019 and receive an extra special discounted rate for all-inclusive.

  • Minimum stay of seven nights
  • Travelling June till October 2019

Travelling
Saturday, June 1, 2019 to Thursday, October 31, 2019
Offer ends in 73 days

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