There can be few resorts that enjoy a more iconic location than Ladera resort. Set a thousand feet above the intensely blue Caribbean Sea it boasts the famous Piton mountains of St Lucia as a spectacular backdrop, so if you are looking for a stunning location for your wedding and honeymoon, then Ladera resort ticks all the boxes
Ladera was once part of Rabot Estate, one of Soufrière’s oldest and most famous cocoa plantations. In 1982 it was transformed into the unique resort it is today, taking full advantage of its natural surroundings, so prepare to be embraced by the lush colors and wild calls of nature. For beach lovers, the resort provides a beach shuttle service throughout the day to the beautiful Sugar Beach close-by.
In your romantic suite, your private plunge pool beckons. Each suite offers fine linens, luxurious amenities and four-poster beds made of polished tropical hardwood. And each, deliberately without a fourth wall, invites the spectacular sunsets and astonishing views right inside, to be a part of your very private, very special retreat.
In addition to the serenity of your suite and the privacy afforded by your own personal plunge pool, you can soak up the sun’s rays at the resort’s main pool and deck area overlooking the Pitons and Caribbean Sea, with cocktails and snack service available poolside or take a relaxing dip in the restorative sulphur mineral baths near the spa.
Ladera offers everything you could possibly need for a romantic honeymoon. However, the Caribbean island of St Lucia is a feast for the senses, beckoning you to explore its rough terrain and fall in love with its culture – from its mountains to its flora and fauna, and from its food to its people. Ladera is pleased to offer you a range of sightseeing activities on and around St. Lucia that will allow you to appreciate the uniqueness of its Caribbean history and the magnificence of its tropical location.
The 32 suites all have an ‘open wall’ – the west side of each unit is left open to expose the breathtaking view, and the orientation of the buildings maintains complete privacy and safety. As one of the top St. Lucia resorts, the suites are constructed of tropical hardwoods, stone and tile, furnished with locally crafted wood furniture, fixtures and accessories. All guest suites are decorated with local artwork and feature magnificent views of the Pitons and Caribbean Sea. In addition, Ladera also provides a nightly turn down service, complimentary Wifi service and Ladera’s Necessaire Kit – equipped with binoculars, eye masks, slippers and a star chart for night sky viewing enjoyment.
Guests can choose from a range of accommodation to suit their budget, including Gros Piton Suites with plunge pool; Rainbow Suite with plunge pool; Hilltop Dream Suite with plunge pool; Heritage Suite with heated pool; The Suites and Villa at Paradise Ridge.
Wining & Dining
Guests and visitors flock to Ladera for award-winning cuisine and spectacular views of the Pitons twin volcanic peaks at Dasheene. Best known for its eclectic and innovative menu, Dasheene is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Dasheene sets itself apart by focusing on sustainable cooking sourced from locally harvested ingredients. Executive Chef, Nigel Mitchel’s kitchen, is dedicated to serving up fresh native ingredients from island farmers and neighboring plantations that grow their produce primarily for the resort. On the menu you’ll find interpretations of traditional St Lucian dishes, such as sweet potato and coconut soup, Caribbean lamb salad, roast conch with pickled vegetables served in a yam basket, Cajun Creole vegetable bakes, jerk poulet sausage, plantain gratin with coconut rum sauce and more. The Bar at Dasheene is open from 9am each day. It is a perfect setting for a pre-dinner cocktail or to enjoy a live music show.
Wine Cellar Dining
The Wine Cellar at Dasheene Restaurant is ideal for a private dining experience. Lovers who are looking for the opportunity to propose, can enjoy a special exclusivity to celebrate the occasion. Honeymooners can surprise each other with a very romantic dinner during their stay. Simply relax and allow your private server for the evening to pair your meal with delicious wines for an unforgettable experience.
Sports and activities
Ladera provides plenty of activity for its guests, from live entertainment at the Bar at Dasheene, including the weekly Shak-Shak Band performances and the weekly complimentrary Managers’ cocktail reception to taking part in the Chef’s cooking demonstration and bartending class, relax in the spa or taking active rest in the Fitness Room with its range of exercise equipment. The hotel can also arrange a number of activities and excursions including:
- Gros Piton climb/hike
- Horseback riding
- Ladera Botanical Garden tour
- Market tour
- Martinique experience
- Rainforest tour
- Sailing & snorkel (half day)
- Sail to Marigot Bay (full day)
- Shopping trip to Castries (half day)
- Soufrière Hotwire rides
- Soufrière experience tour
- Sunset cruise
- Tet Paul Nature Trail
- Evening Sail
- Whale & dolphin watching
- Zipline adventure
What could be better than getting married overlooking the soaring world heritage Piton Mountains, a lush hillside rainforest, and the glittering turquoise Caribbean Sea more than a thousand feet below? This truly memorable experience is surprisingly easy to arrange! The resort’s wedding specialist will coordinate all the details to ensure your special day is truly memorable for you and your guests.
Better still, book six nights or more in one of the Heritage Suites, Suite at Paradise or Villa at Paradise and receive a FREE wedding.
Wedding Package includes:
- Personal Wedding Planner
- All document processing and fees
- Marriage Officer
- Free witnesses if needed
- A floral wedding arch
- Bouquet for the bride
- Boutonniere for the groom
- Sparkling wine and canapés for two
- A two-tiered wedding cake
- Wedding night special romantic turn down
- Signature Newlywed Mimosas with in-room breakfast
- Ladara Wedding gift
Services provided at an additional cost:
40 images 2hrs – on disc or online download
60 images 3hrs – on disc or online download
100 images 4-6hrs – on disc or online download
All images for 4-6hrs
One hour Entertainment:
1 hour Guitarist: US$150.00
1 hour Steel Pan: US$150.00
Reservations need to be booked direct