Located at the site of a former cocoa planation, Ladera Resort overlooks the Pitons and the Caribbean Sea on St. Lucia’s southwest coast.
The intimate, adults-only resort has 37 open-air rooms, each featuring natural stonework, hardwood floors, and locally-sourced furniture, plus private plunge pools (some with swings and waterfalls). Each room has a safe, mini-bar, coffee maker and free Wi-Fi.
The resort’s restaurant, Dasheene is open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, with a full menu available poolside. There’s a Wine Cellar for wine tasting and private dining, and a bar overlooking the Pitons.
Resort amenities include a spa, a free shuttle to Sugar Beach, and a concierge to book island activities like hikes, sailing and ziplining.
What’s nearby: Soufriere is a 10-minute drive from the resort. St. Lucia’s Hewanorra Airport (UVF) is 15 miles away.