no fourth wall in the room, cant people see into my bedroom?
built perched on the top rim of a ridge 1000 feet above sea
level overlooking the Caribbean. Because of its height,
and the fact that it is nestled into the hillside, no one but
the birds can see into your room.
it hot without air conditioning?
always several degrees cooler than any other place in St. Lucia
because of its elevation. There is constant "natural
air conditioning" in all the rooms, suites and villas at
Ladera because of the cooling trade winds which blow in from
the east. You can adjust how much of a breeze you get simply
by opening or closing a window.
Ladera is up on the ridge 1000 feet, how will I get to the beach?
shuttles down to Soufriere twice a day, where you will be picked
up in a charming small boat and delivered directly to a nearby
beach of Saint Lucia. On the way, your boat driver will point
out some of the unique points of interest in and around the
town of Soufriere.
is the food like at Ladera?
Dasheene, the restaurant at Ladera, has been recognized as having
some of the best cuisine on the island. The food is a blend
of Caribbean, Oriental and Continental dishes, and the dinner
menu changes daily, depending upon the availability of ingredients.
require a special diet for health reasons. Can this be accommodated?
Our chef always prepares a wide selection of dishes, including
several vegetarian offerings, each day. Should you have any
special needs or dietary restrictions, we are happy to do everything
possible to accommodate you -- and deliciously too!
there a dress code at Dasheene, the restaurant at Ladera?
is recognized as the best restaurant on the island of St. Lucia,
there is no official dress code. Breakfast and lunch, most people
are ready to go out and enjoy the day -- shorts, tee shirts,
summer dresses, even bathing suits with cover ups are fine.
For dinner, the dress ranges from dressy casual to elegant,
depending on the guest and what special occasion they may be
we bring our children to Ladera?
designed primarily as a retreat for adults. Because of its unique
location overlooking the Caribbean and the Pitons, there are
steep drop-offs at the edge of every suite. Furthermore, many
guests come to Ladera to get away from their children, for the
romantic setting and peaceful solitude Ladera offers. If you
do bring your children, please keep a constant eye on them,
especially around the cliff areas and on the stairways, and
be sure they understand that peace and quiet are important to
many of the guests at the resort.
are no telephones in the rooms. How can I contact people?
There is a
telephone in the office available for guests to use whenever
the office is open, as well as a fax machine. In an emergency,
contact any staff member, and they will find a phone for you
to use. Calls are billed to telephone credit cards, we dont
have the ability to charge them to your room. Should anyone
need to reach you, the office will take a message and deliver
it to your room.
kinds of things are there to do at Ladera?
Each of the
villas and suites has its own private plunge pool, in addition
to the main pool at the Resort. There are rainforest tours, hiking,
horseback riding, as well as special bird watching
tours. The worlds only drive-in volcano is just a short
walk away (dont worry, it wont blow up), and the
mineral baths at the botanical gardens are a special treat.
For water lovers, we can arrange boat charters, scuba diving,
sport fishing, and in season, whale watching expeditions.
is the currency in St. Lucia? Can I use credit cards?
The unit of
currency in St. Lucia is the Eastern Caribbean Dollar, which
is fixed at a rate of US$1.00=EC$2.67. Rates will vary a bit
depending on where you exchange money, but US currency is also
widely accepted. Most shops and restaurants do accept credit
cards. Ladera accepts Master Card, Visa and American Express.