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Rabot Estate, Soufriere LC09 101 St. Lucia
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 19/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 11 hotels in Soufriere
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2020 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Create unforgettable moments of a lifetime at Ladera Resort St. Lucia, with luxury, romance, adventure, wellness, eco-friendly philosophy and Dasheene’s culinary delights. Uniquely located on a lush volcano ridge 1,000 feet above the Caribbean Sea, each luxurious suite boasts its own private heated plunge pool and an “Open Wall” design, without a fourth wall, allowing for breathtaking panoramas of the Majestic Pitons and deep blue Caribbean Sea. Rated one of the top 5 resorts of all the magnificent resorts in the Caribbean, this intimate 37 suite getaway is situated on an UNESCO World Heritage Site. All Suites include Roundtrip Private Car Airport Transfers, Breakfast at Dasheene, and the exclusive Ladera Ridge Hike to the top of the Ladera Ridge, where guests feel as if they can almsot touch Petit Piton. The 18,000 sq. ft. Ladera Spa with mineral pool is scheduled to open in June 2021. Award winning farm-to-table Dasheene Restaurant features International Cuisine infused with authentic St. Lucian spices, breathtaking views of the Pitons, the sea, the St. Lucian sunset and a one-of-a-kind Dasheene Team, offering a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, promoting the Ladera Eco-Friendly Philosophy; This is why Dasheene is one of the best restaurants in St. Lucia and the Caribbean. Executive Chef Nigel Mitchel and his culinary team create their culinary delights with products locally and organically grown on local farms, including the fresh seafood caught from the nearby waters, comprising 70% of what is created in the kitchen. The Ladera Wellness Garden tour allows guests to experience the fruit and spices served in Dasheene and the fauna of St. Lucia. The Essence of this Romantic Paradise is found among the staff who create the ambiance, the furniture with local hardwoods and stones, the wellness gardens, sustainability, and the eco-friendly philosophy. Using “Just Water” eliminates 85,000 plastic bottles at the resort. The wellness gym with a magnificent view of the Caribbean Sea and Pitons, exclusive Ladera onsite hikes along the volcanic ridge, tours of the wellness garden, the carpentry shop and yoga are enjoyed complimentary at the resort and are only available to Ladera overnight guests. For adventure on St. Lucia guests enjoy Ziplining, Horseback Riding, Hikes to the top of the Pitons, Boat Rides with Snorkeling, ATVing, mud baths and Sulphur Springs. Ladera Resort St. Lucia is the perfect setting for honeymoons, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, adventures, wellness and just relaxing and watching the sunset. Ladera is the pioneer of the open air three-walled concept in St. Lucia and has since been distinguished by a wide range of international publications, awards and accolades from Conde Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, Forbes Life Caribbean Travel and Life, Brides Magazine and countless others. Ladera was once part of Rabot Estate, one of Soufriere's oldest plantations, which still borders the resort. In the late 1960's a parcel of land was sold and developed into a small cluster of condominiums and christened Dasheene, named after the thousands of large, glossy-leafed dasheen plants (also known as elephant ears) harvested on the site. In 1982 it was transformed into a unique resort and changed hands a number of times before emerging as Ladera under the current private ownership. The mission has always been to offer an unparalleled guest experience that is quintessentially Saint Lucian, one that embraces the magnificent views and offers harmony with the surrounding natural beauty and rich bounty of the island. Today, that commitment to sumptuous authenticity is evident in everything from the innovative renderings of fresh local dishes at Dasheene restaurant, to the use of Caribbean timbers, stone and tile work used in the guestrooms and public areas. Yet it shines through most effectively with warm and welcoming Saint Lucian staff.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Diving
Game room
Free airport transportation
Secured parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
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Yoga room
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Bar / lounge
Restaurant
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Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
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Poolside bar
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Darts
Evening entertainment
Fishing
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Car hire
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Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
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Pedicure
Adults only
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Butler service
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24-hour check-in
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Ricky W wrote a review 26 Feb
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Where do I begin.... The scenery speaks for itself, but what separated this resort from the others is the hospitality. Vienney, Leah, and Rosemary, were only a handful of humble and caring staff who were beyond accommodating. Their level of service was unmatched and would without a doubt bring us back to this resort in a heartbeat. We were visiting for our honeymoon and the staff at Ladera made every single day special for us. Whether it be suggestions of where to visit or what to eat the staff was incredibly informative. In addition, Chef Nigel prepared some of the best cuisine imaginable. Not only is all the food fresh from the island, but the level of expertise in the creation of such dishes was remarkable. Several courses of fresh breads, fruit, island-made rum, fresh fish and other livestock were provided to us with exceptional service. Our last night was so memorable as Leah went the extra mile to provide us with complimentary champagne and dessert as a thanks for staying with them during this trying time. The precautions were evident throughout our stay, but we were not kept from some of the best sites. Temperature checks were necessary before each dining experience and before any excursion which added to our level of comfort. We were able to visit the beach, the sulfur springs/mud bath, go on a sailing excursion, and many other options were available to us. Not to mention the mildly challenging hike through the rain forest on the resort which helped work up an appetite for some incredible dining. 10/10 would recommend
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear rickywU3159PS, Thank you very much for staying with us. I totally agree with you, our team members are the best in their profession, they will not hesitate to move heaven and earth to ensure you have a memorable stay with us. Chef Nigel and his culinary team are amazing. His approach Farm to Table to Wellness, allows only for the freshest ingredients, most of them grown in our facility or by local farmers and fisheries.. I am glad you enjoy our natural trails that take you up to the top of the volcanic ridge, ( 1.9 miles of natural trails ) where you can view the Pitons rising above the blue Caribbean Ocean, you are so close, you feel you can touch them... We are looking forward to welcoming you soon again, Warmest regards, Christian
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Jessica A wrote a review Jul 2020
Greeley, Colorado19 contributions21 helpful votes
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My husband and I spent 2 nights at Ladera during our trip to St. Lucia, and it was the highlight of our trip! The staff is so incredibly friendly, even noting when I mentioned once that mangos were my favorite fruit and making sure I had a fresh mango with my breakfast every morning! We stayed in a Hillside suite and were amazed at the well thought out architecture and attention to detail (the binoculars for watching birds and water gun were a fun touch!).. Having one wall open to incredible views was so unique, relaxing and still afforded total privacy. It was nice to just get away from the busyness of life and take in the sights and sounds of the rainforest and Caribbean. I would describe it as a very romantic, relaxing and intimate experience. The grounds are stunning!!! Beautiful plants with local fruit trees, spices and herbs growing on the property along with hummingbird feeders throughout. The Dasheen restaurant has the most beautiful views I’ve ever seen for a restaurant (both Pitons are visible), and the food is absolutely delicious. We also went to their state of the art gym and enjoyed amazing views while working out. The staff has done well at subtly putting in the COVID-19 safety protocols as required by the St. Lucian government and made it a very pleasant stay. We were able to book a private snorkeling excursion from the property. It seems water activities are open but land activities are still limited due to COVID.! I can’t recommend this place more highly.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Responded 22 Jul 2020
Dear Jessica A, Thank you very much for staying with us. It was a pleasure meeting you. I agree with you, Ladera sits on the top of a volcanic reef allowing for the best views of the amazing Pitons. You really feel like you are touching them. At Ladera Resort the well being of our employees and guest is our highest mission. That is why we created the AngelFish Team. It is responsible of ensuring all COVID-19 protocols are followed while still providing our legendary Ladera service. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Hopefully we get to meet you soon again. warmest regards, Christian
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Miguel R wrote a review 25 Feb
New York City, New York3 contributions
My wife and I wanted to get away from NYC and enjoy ourselves for a few days with a beach-type vacation. We had been given recommendations to Ladera from a friend and when we looked at the pictures online it was stunning. We decided to go with it and the pictures and the actual thing did not disappoint at all. The views from the room and from the restaurants on location were awe-inspiring, frankly, it's something you believe was only seen in magazines. The staff was incredibly kind, the food was great and its situated right next to Hotel Chocolate which was phenomenal as well. Highly recommend this resort and the island to visit. Hiking on site was great and we did some of the fitness/meditation classes which was a lot of fun with good exercise.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Dear miggsreyes, Thank you for staying with us. I totally agree with you, Ladera Resort is perched at the top of a volcanic ridge located in an UNESCO designated World Heritage Site, providing the best views of the Pitons rising above the blue Caribbean ocean. Our team members are always striving to provide the best personal service and facilities to our guest. I am glad you enjoy the fitness meditation at Ladera's private Meditation Plateau... Looking forward to welcome you back soon ! Warmest regards, Christian
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Manal B. wrote a review 23 Feb
Cambridge, Massachusetts52 contributions29 helpful votes
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My husband and I got married during Covid and took a last minute mini-moon back in September, however we always felt like we needed a proper honeymoon and staying at Ladera was the BEST decision! The photos don’t do this place justice! It is way more beautiful in person. Will list below the Pros & Cons: Pros: -we stayed at the hilltop section of Ladera (room X3) which has the most unforgettable view of the petit piton (I’m sure all the rooms have an amazing view) this section of the resort is close to the main building/ restaurants on premises. -they took Covid seriously, which made us feel very at ease (daily temperature checks and can provide a Covid test for returning travelers to US on site. -staff is super attentive and kind, always greeting you with a smile or laugh. They are easy to contact with a mobile phone provided and anytime you need a service (room service or pool cleaning) all you have to do is request it on the iPad in the room, and someone always shows up within 15 minutes -we loved that you feel like you’re in a treehouse and are living with nature all around. -rooms are cleaned daily and the turndown service prepares your room for the evening making sure mosquito coils are lit and the zappers are on (FYI- I barely got any bites for sleeping outside for 3 nights) so the method is working -private pool is heated, which makes for a great night swim -breakfast can be brought to the the room for no extra charge -food- there are plenty of options for different types of dishes, and every meal we had was above average. And the drinks from the bar were very delicious! Cons: We had an amazing time so it was hard to come up with a con. The only thing I can think of was the shower in our bathroom which had weak pressure and ran hot/ cold no in between. Overall- we can’t wait to return to Ladera one day! It truly is a paradise! Thank you to the entire staff for taking such good care of us.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear ManalSQ, Thank you for celebrating your honeymoon with us ! I agree with you, at Ladera Resort, the safety of our guest, team members and community is very important, that is why we have created an Angelfish team, which is in charge of ensuring all our covid-19 protocols are enliven.. I appreciate all your comments and feedback, it allows to concentrate us on providing you a better experience.. We are looking forward to welcome you back soon ! Warmest regards, Christian
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Anne wrote a review 22 Feb
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This was the most amazing Valentine’s getaway. The service was absolutely amazing, the hiking trails within the property great for exercise and the views from the room were heavenly. We can’t wait to go back.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear anwilson2, Thank you for staying with us. I am glad you had an amazing stay with us. I agreed with you, we have the best views of the Pitons, we are so closed, you actually feel that you can touch them.. We are looking forward to welcome you back soon ! Warmest regards, Christian
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US$523 - US$1,584 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
ladera hotel soufrière, ladera resort soufrière, ladera st lucia, ladera resort st lucia
LOCATION
CaribbeanSt. LuciaSoufriere QuarterSoufriere
NUMBER OF ROOMS
37
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Frequently Asked Questions about Ladera Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Ladera Resort?
Nearby attractions include Pitons (0.10 km), Zaka Art Cafe (2.4 km), and Anse Mamin (5.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Ladera Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Ladera Resort?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a refrigerator, and a dining area.
What food & drink options are available at Ladera Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Ladera Resort?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Ladera Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Jade Mountain Club, Martha's Tables, and Fedo's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Ladera Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and fitness classes during their stay.
Does Ladera Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Ladera Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Ladera Resort?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Ladera Resort?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Balenbouche Estate Heritage Site (8.7 km).
Does Ladera Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.