• Hilltop Dream Suite

Ladera

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.

Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

 €4,699  per person
Hotel Category
Indulgent
Location Type
Away from it all
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 1515 Reviews
Soufriere seafront

Hotel highlights

  • 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

General Information

  • 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

Hotel Location

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
1515 Reviews 87% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1158
  • Very Good 215
  • Average 67
  • Poor 41
  • Terrible 35

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Jan 28, 2020

Gorgeous views-amazing staff

Guilford, Connecticut

Ladera is a dream! The most beautiful views I have ever seen. A special shout out to Loren and Cynthia who are absolutely the sweetest women on earth. My husband was ill and they went above and beyond-truly angels! We never want to leave!
Jan 25, 2020

One of the Loveliest Places on Earth ♥️

Cambridge

My husband and I chose Ladera for the second part of our honeymoon. We hadn’t been able to decide on whether we wanted to do a more active vacation throughout Europe or to do a more relaxed island trip, so we wound up doing both. My husband wasn’t sure whether he would like a “resort” vacation, though now he’s already talking about good times to book future stays at Ladera because of how incredible our time was there. There are a lot of places we want to see in the world, but this place is so perfect that it basically begs for repeat stays. The two things that make it so special are the staff and the rooms/the location. To start with the staff, Ladera has an absolute dream team and it wouldn’t be the same without them! Yvette (the lovely front desk manager) did something so thoughtful when we checked out that I cried. She is an absolute gem, and went above and beyond for us throughout our stay. If she’s around, rest assured that you’re in good hands. Melissa is also so sweet, and went out of her way to make sure we were comfortable, which was greatly appreciated. We stayed at Paradise Ridge Suite 3 and the Paradise Ridge Villa during our week at Ladera, which included “butler service.” The butlers are all phenomenal, professional, and have great senses of humor. Fabian went the extra mile for my husband several times over (and was also incredibly thoughtful), and he always checked in with us to make sure we had what we needed. Schol was super attentive, kind, and helpful, and you can tell how much he cares about his work (we hugged him when we left!). Rohan, who we think played a part in that really thoughtful gesture from Yvette, is absolutely hilarious and always made us laugh, and was so prompt whenever we needed something. Theodore was incredibly accommodating, super patient (we were deciding between two rooms and being decisive isn’t our strong suit), and warm! Darrell made check-in and our first couple days flawless and was great to chat with. The massage therapists there are also top notch (we both said many times over that the massages were the best we’ve had), the front desk/concierge staff are absolutely wonderful people, and the housekeeping staff have insane attention to detail. We also had great experiences at Dasheene! Seriously, whoever is Ladera’s hiring manager is doing a great job. The staff play such a big part of what makes a stay there great. The resort: pictures don’t come close to doing this place justice. I woke up every morning and immediately smiled/gasped by how beautiful it all was. Both PR3 and the PR Villa are absolutely gorgeous, and we think we would try to split our time between them again in the future. We liked that they were up the ridge from the rest of the resort, and they felt extremely private. The woodworking and tile work throughout is absolutely beautiful. The rooms have everything you need and are very well appointed! Highlights are the heated plunge pools (which were amazing for morning dips and stargazing at night), very nice King beds, comfortable sun loungers, complimentary fridges that are restocked daily, extremely comfy robes (we basically lived in them while we were there), and nespresso machines. Both the suite and the villa were extremely quiet and we had NO issues with bugs. I had been a little worried ahead of time about the open air concept because I didn’t know what to expect, but it was a non-issue. We did keep some lights on at night and had no problem whatsoever - We didn’t see one mosquito the entire stay. You will see some hummingbirds and the occasional moth, but that’s about it. Also expect that you’ll see some bats flying around the jungle at night, but they were way overhead and never came close to bothering us. Location: it’s absolutely beautiful between the pitons, and the views are unparalleled (especially from the Panoramic balcony of the PR Villa, but there’s not a bad seat in the house). We rented a car (and had little to no problems with driving in St Lucia), and found the location very convenient to everything we wanted to do. We drove to Sugar Beach a few times (Ladera called ahead, we parked, and had a Sugar Beach shuttle ready to drop us off right on the sand), and to Anse Chastenet/Anse Mamin (the road to get there is definitely an experience, though our 4x4/my husband handled it with no issue- I think we’d get a water taxi in the future for my own sanity). Definitely go to Martha’s Tables and Boucan (right across the street) - both were delicious and we made repeat visits. We did the horseback riding, captain for a day, and the tet Paul nature trail, and would recommend them all! We HIGHLY recommend Ladera and can’t wait for future stays!
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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.

a sunset over some water

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

a chair sitting in front of a wooden fence

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

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