Rabot Estate | Soufriere, St. Lucia [SHOW ON MAP]
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  • Reputation: EXCELLENT
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Awards Received:

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2014
  • Concierge.com Editors' Pick
  • Conde Nast Readers' Choice List 2013
  • Conde Nast Traveler Gold 2014
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Frommer's Very Highly Recommended
  • Travel + Leisure 500 World's Best Hotels


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How it Ranks: Ladera ranks #3 out of 33 St. Lucia Hotels based on an evaluation of expert ratings and awards, as well as user reviews. The hotel scored high enough to make the exclusive U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in the Caribbean.

Our Take: Prompting guests to appreciate their magnificent surroundings, the 32 suites at Ladera all boast an "open wall" — like a patio, minus the door — facing the dramatic Pitons and the Caribbean Sea. (Though this absent fourth wall takes luxury to the next level, don't be surprised if you wind up sharing your room with a harmless lizard or two.) Rooms also include your choice of a private plunge pool or waterfall pool. Because Ladera sits on a ridge at 1,100 feet, the resort isn't located directly on a beach. However, Ladera does provide complimentary shuttle service to Sugar Beach on the western side of the island. Ladera also offers an abundance of activities, ranging from a Gros Piton hike to a sailing day trip to Marigot Bay. To experience the mountains in a more restful setting, arrange for an outdoor massage at The Spa. Previous visitors say you should also treat yourself to the field-to-fork eats at the on-site restaurant, Dasheene, but caution that the food is expensive.

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Location & Top Nearby Hotels

Of 33 hotels in St. Lucia, 19 are ranked on the U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in St. Lucia. The 10 closest to Ladera are shown on the map below. These include Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort (0.7 miles) and Anse Chastanet (2.8 miles).

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    0.7 miles away
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Nearby Things to Do

Ladera is 18.6 miles from the #1 ranked St. Lucia attraction, Pigeon Island National Park. Of the eight top rated attractions, the five closest ones are listed below.

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The Pitons

The Pitons

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