• 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 1490 Reviews
The Pitons in the evening

Hotel highlights

  • Boasting "open-wall" suites leading out to private plunge pools
  • Admire the beauty of St Lucia and her famous Pitons

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
1490 Reviews 87% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1136
  • Very Good 213
  • Average 65
  • Poor 41
  • Terrible 35

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Oct 10, 2019

Anniversary celebration

Raleigh, North Carolina

I can’t say enough about this resort’s facilities, accommodations, and staff. It was an amazing experience. The on-site restaurant was a bit pricey but not more so than anywhere else on the island and the variety on the menu was sufficient for a week’s stay. The staff was super helpful and cheery, always offering suggestions and quick to help you. I’m terrible with names so I didn’t get their names but a waitress went out of her way to purchase for me tamarinds because she heard I was looking for some. All suites have private pools, our pool guy filled our mornings with stories from the area, we learn a bit of history from him. They had a game/tv room, when asked for popcorn the staff quickly responded by getting the materials we needed for the popcorn machine. All staff we encountered were great. The views from our suite were everything we (my husband & I) had imagined...beautiful sunsets, warm breezes, moon lit nights, and because of the room’s design (the fourth wall to your room is not there) the sound of crickets/frogs & whatever else fills a St Lucian night. If you like the comforts of room service with the openness of camping out under the stars, this is definitely the place for you. The bed had a mosquito net so no bugs in the bed and for not having a fourth wall I did not see any bugs in the room. We did encounter a finch that flew to our empty food tray one day looking for left overs, my husband being the bird lover he is, gave him a piece of potato—bang instant friendship! I think it followed us to breakfast in the open air restaurant the next morning. Also want to mention the gym area, it’s small but had free weights, 2 treadmills, 2 bikes, an outdoor shower, lockers, a refrigerator with peppermint scented, rolled up towels!!! Great after a workout!!! The view from here - amazing! Lastly, the resort had a trail you could walk, it led to the top of the mountain, it will eventually have an outdoor yoga area but currently the space is cleared and the view - well you know - amazing! The resort’s concierge can plan your outings or you can go through the local agency Solar Tours & Travel. You can choose from many different adventures around the island...
Sep 12, 2019

Honeymoon of My Dreams

I honestly thought there was no place on earth that existed like this! It was absolutely unbelievable. My husband and I went for two nights at the end of our honeymoon in St. Lucia. The only thing we would've changed would've been a few more nights at Ladera! It's the epitome of peaceful and romantic. It's absolutely stunning. And we had the best meal of our life the last night we were there...the "catch of the day" at the restaurant, overlooking the Pitons as the sun was setting...it was unreal. I would highly recommend anybody looking for their dream honeymoon spot to go to Ladera.
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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.

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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
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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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