Ladera

Rabot Estate, Soufrière–Vieux Fort Hwy., 3 miles (5 km) south of town, Soufrière, Soufrière, St. Lucia

The elegantly rustic Ladera, perched 1,100 feet above the sea directly between the two Pitons, is one of the most sophisticated small inns in the Caribbean but, at the same time, takes a local, eco-friendly approach to furnishings, food, and service. Each tree house–style Piton Suite—and seven units categorized as luxurious Dream Suites—are decorated with colonial antiques and locally crafted furniture and decor; each unit also has an open fourth wall, with that dazzling Pitons view as a backdrop for a private plunge pool. The Ti Kai Posé Spa (Creole for "Little House of Rest") offers relaxing and therapeutic massages, beauty services, and restorative bathing pools, while an air-conditioned gym has the latest equipment. Dasheene, the open-air restaurant, has an excellent menu along with that stunning view. A complimentary beach shuttle runs throughout the day. Due to the physical setting and the ambience, the resort does not accept children under age 18.

PROS

  • local flavor and style
  • breathtaking Pitons vista
  • private plunge pools
  • excellent cuisine
  • complimentary Wi-Fi

CONS

  • expensive
  • communal infinity pool is small
  • open fourth walls and steep drops make this the wrong place for people with disabilities
  • no air-conditioning (but breezy, so no real need)
  • car suggested

Location

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Green, Romantic, Service, Views
Quiet
Countryside
Luxurious Retreat

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 758-459–6600 | 866-290–0978-in the U.S.

HOTEL DETAILS

32 suites
Rate Includes: Closed Sept.Some meals

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