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Rabot Estate, Soufriere LC09 101 St. Lucia
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What you can expect during your stay
  • 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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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
Yoga classes
Yoga room
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Fitness classes
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary welcome drink
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Poolside bar
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkelling
Billiards
Darts
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
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Car hire
Taxi service
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
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Neck massage
Pedicure
Adults only
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Mosquito net
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Butler service
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
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robby p wrote a review 19 Jan
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Nothing more describes this place as magical, romantic and serene beauty. Perhaps our best anniversary getaway yet and kudos to the staff and the location of Ladera. Waking up to the views of the pitons and exemplary service was the highlight. We enjoyed our 4 night stay with excellent arrangements for our vows renewal and the overall stay . The food at dasheenee the best in the Caribbean with such flavors and creativity.will come back for more
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jessica A wrote a review Jul 2020
Greeley, Colorado19 contributions16 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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Response from christian gandara, General Manager at Ladera Resort
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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Eric L wrote a review 18 Jan
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My wife and I stayed at Ladera for our honeymoon in January 2021. Every interaction we had with the staff was amazing the entire duration of our stay. Our butler, Vi, was especially great. He went above and beyond to make our stay at Ladera special from giving us tips about the island to proactively making our dinner reservations. The entire restaurant staff was awesome; always timely and kind in serving us. Chef Nigel was amazing. The food at Dasheene was some of the best I’ve had anywhere. The chef even made us a small, special dish for our last night. Caroline at concierge was also super helpful when booking our excursions. Every receptionist we interacted with was great too. Rosemarie, our housekeeper, did an incredible job of cleaning and organizing our room as well. We stayed in a hilltop dream suite and it was incredible. The heated pool in room was great to relax in while taking in the view of the Pitons. Ladera’s nature trail was really nice. The views of the Pitons, especially the Petite Piton, on this trail were really breathtaking. In terms of excursions, the sunset sail and Gros Piton hike organized through the resort were amazing and 100% worth the money. Hiking the Piton is a lot of work but well worth it once you take in the view at the top. Due to COVID, the resort shuttles you to the nearby Malgretoute Beach instead of Sugar beach. I think this is a blessing in disguise as it is more of an authentic St. Lucian beach opposed to the overdeveloped and artificial sands of Sugar Beach. The snorkeling under the Piton on Malgretoute was amazing; much better than the more famous Ante Chastenet snorkeling spots. Overall, I thought the resort also did a great job in terms of taking safety precautions related to COVID. We felt safe the entire time. We hope to one day visit the resort again during normal times. Here’s to a better 2021 and life at Ladera returning to normal for all of their hard working employees!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lara D wrote a review 12 Jan
New York City, New York9 contributions
My husband and I just had a five night stay at Ladera for our honeymoon and it could not have been any more amazing. The resort is exquisite and the views are truly unbelievable. The staff is beyond attentive - everywhere we went, they knew who we were, and were there to assist us. Every day the staff would check in to make sure we had everything we needed and would make our dinner reservation! We could not have felt more comfortable traveling during covid - everything is outside given the warm temperature and the rooms have their own private pools! The staff all wore masks as well and sanitizers were set up around the property. There were also temperature checks We have never been so well taken care of, and the staff at Ladera were the friendliest people. Everyone was incredible, we even met the chef and general manager who went out of his way to make sure we had a great stay. The food was also unbelievable, every dish for breakfast, lunch and dinner was delicious. Many of the ingredients were locally sourced too. And you still have an amazing view from the restaurant between both pitons. Yvette at the front desk made us feel right at home. The hike on the property had a great view from the top. Our stay was worth every penny. Did I mention the private pool overlooking the water?! We will definitely make a return to Ladera one day!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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arundelclaire wrote a review 7 Jan
Arundel, United Kingdom62 contributions30 helpful votes
We booked a trip to Sandals purely due to simplicity in Covid (not our usual thing) but then managed to extend the trip and go to Ladera and Fond Doux so three very different experiences. Ladera is simply stunning and very unique. Nothing can prepare you for waking into the rooms and seeing the ‘open wall’ set-up. So bear in mind that you are ‘inside/outside’ and will get nature noises but it’s beautiful. The team were superb - Janelle, Lorne, Christian, Caroline, Isha, Alisha, Cindy, Tenderly, the lovely guy at the pool (sorry if I have missed anyone you are all fab!). Superb customer service on a late booking and a room change we needed. Do not miss!
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Response from christian gandara, General Manager at Ladera Resort
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Dear arundelclaire, Thank you very much for staying with us. Ladera Resort is located on the top of a volcanic ridge and our unique three wall concept allows for panoramic views of the Pitons arising above the blue Caribbean ocean... Our team members work very hard to deliver the best personal services and facilities to our guest and positive comments like yours encourages us to try harder ! Looking forward to your next visit ! Warmest regards, Christian
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PRICE RANGE
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 (0.1 km), Zaka Art Cafe (2.4 km), and Tet Paul Nature Trail (3.1 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.