With its mountainous terrain and lush flora, it’s world-renowned beaches and endless sunshine, St. Lucia’s almost otherworldly beauty is unmatched even by its neighbouring Caribbean islands. At 27 miles long by 14 miles wide, St. Lucia is small enough that visitors can take the time to explore parts of the island intimately during their stay, but not so small that you’ll ever find yourself
kicking your heels for things to do. St Lucia’s culture – a unique fusion of French, British and African traditions – and its population of approximately 160,000 people bring the island’s beauty and rich heritage to life. Along with its lovely quaint towns, beautiful beaches and bays, mineral baths, and banana plantations, you won’t tire of exploring St. Lucia. You can even visit a volcano!
Perhaps the most exciting expression of St. Lucia’s culture is its festivals. If you want to see St. Lucia at its party-best, Carnival – which takes place each year from the end of May through to mid-July – is by far the biggest event. It is a party of legend, and an explosion of colour and festivity, with calypso contests and parades radiating throughout the island.For visitors to this spectacular island who are looking to enjoy all that St. Lucia has to offer in the utmost luxury, the Ladera St. Lucia Resort is the first and last word in romantic island escapes. Ladera, which was once part of Rabot Estate, one of Soufrière’s oldest and most famous cocoa plantations, was in 1982 transformed into the unique resort it is today. Taking full advantage of its natural surroundings, Ladera offers a unique design in guest accommodations.
From the Ladera Resort, you can look out over an intensely blue Caribbean Sea as it dashes against the volcanic Piton Mountains a thousand feet below. Faintly scented tropical breezes cool your
skin. Your private plunge pool beckons. Each room 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.
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 maintain complete privacy. 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 units are decorated with local artwork and feature magnificent views of the Pitons and Caribbean Sea.
The memories of your stay on the island will be many. Will you remember the exquisite freshness and inventive flavors of the fresh local cuisine at Dasheene? Dining in the open air, high above the
Caribbean Sea? The sumptuous pleasures of the Spa? The welcoming island hospitality offered by the entire staff? Maybe lounging on warm sand on the beach at the base of the Pitons? Or possibly, what you will remember is simply the magically serene experience of being so separate from the rest of the world, surrounded by the sounds of the rainforest, at one with Ladera, and embracing all that it has to offer.