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“A stay at Ladera is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Beautifully crafted wooden suites with private plunge pools open onto dramatic views of St Lucia’s Pitons. There’s no fourth-wall so use your water pistols to keep the wildlife at bay. Adult only, secluded, stunning.”

“A stay at Ladera is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Beautifully crafted wooden suites with private plunge pools open onto dramatic views of St Lucia’s Pitons. There’s no fourth-wall so use your water pistols to keep the wildlife at bay. Adult only, secluded, stunning.”

Hotel Review

The only resort on a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is an exquisite place for those who appreciate nature (not for the lizard-loathing or fly-fearing). Each suite is perched high on the hillside surrounded by tropical planting to create a sense of seclusion. They are furnished to a high standard with locally crafted wood furniture, including swings over some of the plunge pools, and luxurious Molton Brown bath products, Nespresso machine and complimentary minibar. Dasheene restaurant serves excellent fusion food with plenty of local ingredients and is a destination for wealthy local families who come to celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. The sulphur springs are just five minutes away and you can arrange for a therapist from the spa to accompany you to give you a massage with the nutritionally rich, black volcanic mud. No beach, but a shuttle runs to Sugar beach three times a day.
Recommended for
  • Hideaway
  • Enjoy the luxurious spa, jaw-dropping views, adults only ambience and seclusion of your private pool
 

Written by Antonia Windsor

Recommended For

  • Hideaway
  • Enjoy the luxurious spa, jaw-dropping views, adults only ambience and seclusion of your private pool
  • Wildlife Area
  • Whale and dolphin watching trips with Sperm Whales, Pilot Whales, Dwarf Sperm Whales, Bottle Nose and Fraser Dolphins
  • Other Activities
  • A free shuttle to nearby Jalousie Beach and Anse Chastanet Beach runs throughout the day
  • Cooking classes
  • Daily morning cookery demonstrations at the bar at Dasheene.
  • Sailing
  • Travel to Martinique aboard the Flying Ray
  • Snorkelling
  • Trips can be organised by hotel
  • Great walks
  • Golf
  • Watersports
  • Restaurant
  • Highly recommended. Chef advocates sustainable cuisine from locally sourced ingredients.
  • Restrictions on children
  • Children are not allowed
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Colonial
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Eco
  • Spa
  • On the beach
  • Gym
  • On an island
  • Charming
  • Views

Facilities

  • Restaurant
  • Highly recommended. Chef advocates sustainable cuisine from locally sourced ingredients.
  • Bar
  • Bar tending classes on request
  • Restrictions on children
  • Children are not allowed
  • Library
  • Massage
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Views
  • Safe

Activities

  • Wildlife Area
  • Whale and dolphin watching trips with Sperm Whales, Pilot Whales, Dwarf Sperm Whales, Bottle Nose and Fraser Dolphins
  • Other Activities
  • A free shuttle to nearby Jalousie Beach and Anse Chastanet Beach runs throughout the day
  • Cooking classes
  • Daily morning cookery demonstrations at the bar at Dasheene.
  • Sailing
  • Travel to Martinique aboard the Flying Ray
  • Snorkelling
  • Trips can be organised by hotel
  • Great walks
  • Golf
  • Watersports

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