• Hilltop Dream Suite

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Ladera

Ladera

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1461 Reviews
Guide Price €4,699 per person
Based on December 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
1461 Reviews 87% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 1108
  • Very Good 212
  • Average 65
  • Poor 41
  • Terrible 35

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Jun 17, 2019

Memorable Stay at Ladera

We stayed at Ladera for 4 nights In May 2019 for an anniversary celebration. We booked the Heritage Suite and sent an email requesting specifically for Suite E few weeks before our arrival. We got there around noon time and just during the first few minutes of our arrival, we were already experiencing the quality of service that are being raved about in the TA reviews - from the greeting staff right at the entrance, cool refreshments, cool towel and a personal welcoming concierge. Special shout out to CAROLINE - who made all the extra effort to make Suite E available for us!!! It turned out that this room was not available on the first day of our stay because they were doing minor construction in the unit. She was giving us a different Heritage suite but sensing my despondence, she quickly halted the maintenance crew, requested the construction to be re-scheduled and had the unit cleaned up. She made all theses arrangements happened while we were enjoying our lunch at Dasheene that by the time we were done eating, the unit was already available for us to move in. Caroline - you are a true gem!! Thanks for accommodating our request. It made a lot of difference on our stay at your resort. The room and the view of course DID NOT disappoint!!! We were truly concerned with the issues on the bugs based on the reviews online and that's the reason why we chose Heritage Suite. There is a 2nd bedroom (with its own bathroom) where we can seek refuge(???!!!) if the insects really bother us. However we found out that they locked up this 2nd bedroom if it's booked for only 2 guests. There is a third small room with a single bed which is another option but Caroline let us use the 2nd bedroom. It turned out the insects were not really an issue if you follow the tips shared in the reviews - which we did. We left the mosquito netting of the bed down at all times. We turned off most of the lights when it started getting dark. So we ended up not using the bed in the 2nd bedroom but we used the enclosed bath room because the open air bath room in the main bedroom had issue with the hot water pressure. The birds were really noisy so you have to use the ear buds (also provided). It was warm during the night but it get comfortably cooler early in the morning. The ceiling fan plus an additional stand fan they provided solved this temperature problem. I brought 2 mosquito bug killer/lanterns, 3 insect repellent sprays and a tube of insect bite cream. After this trip, I can honestly say that none of those items are worth bringing. The bug lantern/zapper is a stupid idea- it will only attract the insects more into the unit. There is a reading light inside the netting on both sides of the bed that can serve the purpose. The resort provides their own bug spray which smells better than the ones I brought (Cutter Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent). Same thing with their insect bite cream. I used it when I got bitten (BTW I only got bitten once and I'm not even sure if it's at Ladera or while on the horseback riding tour that we did) and it worked well. We truly loved Suite E - the heated pool that starts right by the entrance door up to the front of the unit, we can see both the Pitons while lounging from the deck or from the pool, the spacious dining area, the double swings over the pool, the bedroom being on the 2nd level. The pictures of the units posted on their website are stunning but seeing them and experiencing them first hand are even better. We enjoyed it so much that we ordered our dinner to be delivered in our room mostly every night. The food at Dasheene were very tasty and of course the view is just spectacular. The breakfast offers variety of choices and very filling. The service provided by the dining crew was impeccable and fast (especially at breakfast time). I appreciate that the pool in our unit get cleaned every morning because we hang out their most often. The cleaning staff are friendly. I also enjoyed the complimentary foot massage. i wish I had more time to get a full body massage but the days gone by so quickly. Thanks to the staff of Ladera for making our stay a very memorable one!!!
Jun 09, 2019

Once in a lifetime vacation!

Dallas, Texas

We just got back from our honeymoon at Ladera. This place is truly magical and we could not stop staring at the view. The staff were all so friendly and most of the time knew us by name. We felt like we were part of their family. We stayed in room E. Our private pool started at the front door and wound all the way back to the amazing open view. Also had 2 swings over the pool. You literally could stay in your room all day looking at the view and be happy. My only complaint about that was that if we wanted a drink, we either had to pay $10 each time for room service or get out and go to the bar for a drink. We did the all inclusive meal option. My biggest concerns before we went were (1) the noise of tree frogs at night (2) the open air being too hot to sleep (3) bugs and mosquitoes. So, the tree frogs are definitely loud. They provide ear plugs but those suckers are loud and you can still hear them. It was pretty warm at night. We asked for an extra fan and that did help but it’s still warmer than I like to sleep. Bugs were not an issue at all. We saw an occasional small bug inside but it’s open air so I guess it was to be expected to see some. Not an issue at all. My husband is a literal mosquito magnet and he did not have any issues with mosquitoes. They light this coil at night that is an amazing smell to come home to after dinner. We ate all our meals at Dasheene restaurant. Everything we tried was so good and they had specials everyday that changed. One night we had a chicken pasta dish with creamy basil sauce that was excellent! My husband doesn’t like fish normally but he loved the fish here! Drinks here were fantastic. Especially the rum punch! Others had said that service was slow. I would tend to agree with that but I think it’s more that we are used to fast service in the US. It would take about 2 hours for dinner. I didn’t mind because we would have a drink, watch the sunset, have fresh meals and dessert. Staff is super friendly, just a little slow to take drink orders and deliver those. Food delivery I thought was very appropriate for a nice restaurant. We had massages at the spa and they were really good. Overall I would highly recommend this resort. I’ve never had a more amazing experience. I wish we could have stayed longer and I was truly sad when we left. I hope we can come back for an anniversary trip in the future!
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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 12 days

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