- Type: Luxury Hotel
- Summary: Romantic, exclusive suites and a spacious villa at Ladera
- Feature: Dramatic views of The Pitons, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
- Rooms: 4 suites & 1 villa
- Location: Soufriere, St Lucia
- Nearest airport: Hewanorra International Airport
Location and transfer
Approximately 45 minutes from Hewanorra International Airport by private car transfer.
Paradise Ridge at Ladera is an exclusive, adults-only part of Ladera resort - accessed by a landscaped footpath leading from the main resort - allowing for a more refined, quieter ambience conducive to a very romantic holiday that discerning couples will adore.
The show-stopping location of Paradise Ridge at Ladera makes every guest say "WOW!". It's a dreamlike choice for couples, with its three-wall suites and plunge pools, whether on a honeymoon or romantic holiday. Imagine waking up every morning to the view of the emerald-green Pitons and impossibly blue Caribbean Sea - you almost want to pinch yourself. Enjoy those same sensational vistas at mealtimes, sampling sublime food and cocktails at Dasheene's. Equally magical is a dusk-time sail to capture the moment when the sun sinks and bathes the skies with a golden ginger glow. At Paradise Ridge at Ladera, romance always fills the air!
What could be better than to be married or renew your vows in a warm tropical paradise, amongst rainforest and overlooking the iconic Pitons and Caribbean Sea? And what a superb backdrop for your wedding photographs, too!
At Paradise Ridge at Ladera, a wedding or renewal of vows is surprisingly easy to co-ordinate, with Ladera's Wedding Specialist on hand to arrange everything and ensure your special day is as perfect as can be. For brides-to-be in need of some nerve-calming pampering, pre-wedding treatments can be enjoyed at The Spa at Ladera, while on the day itself, guests are able to marry in the privacy of their suite, surrounded by family and friends, if they wish, or at the exclusive, open-air Villa at Paradise Ridge. The ceremony can be as simple or as extravagant as you wish, whether your only desire is to have a couple of witnesses, the marriage official and the legal requirements taken care of, or touches such as a two-tier wedding cake, a floral wedding arch, Champagne and canapes, a photographer and entertainment provided by a guitarist or steel band.
Dining & Gourmet
Reserve a table on Dasheene's terrace for a front-row view of St. Lucia's spellbinding scenery, paired with topnotch cuisine. The menu is diverse and highly creative, showcasing the island's finest larder from land and sea. Local dishes are given a twist and taken to a higher level, sure to excite the palate of every foodie. Roast conch dished up in a yam basket, plantain gratin doused with coconut rum sauce, Caribbean lamb and spicy Cajun veg are just some of the tasty dishes available. Pre-dinner cocktails and local musicians complete the scene.
On Saturday mornings, enjoy an outing to the local market, where you'll find stalls laden with colourful fruits and vegetables. The variety is rich and flavoursome, thanks to St. Lucia's fertile, volcanic soil - pineapples, coconuts, mangos, avocados, papayas, breadfruit, aubergines, courgettes and lots and lots of bananas! Follow this with a cookery class in Ladera's kitchen, using ingredients fresh from the market. On Friday evenings, experience a local 'Fish Fry' and street party in the fishing village of Anse La Raye.
Spa & Wellness
The Spa at Ladera boasts four treatment rooms, along with four hot tubs in its tranquil gardens, and offers indulgent massages, facials, body scrubs and wraps using Sothy's products. Additionally, manicures, pedicures, waxing, hair braiding and spa packages are available, while outdoor massages at Paradise Ridge at Ladera can be arranged, along with massages given in-room.
Do make a reservation to enjoy an early-evening Sulphur Mud Treatment and be transported to the world's only drive-in volcano by private transfer, accompanied by your therapist. Indulge as you soak in mineral-rich water, are scrubbed using volcanic sand and finally covered in black, nutrient-rich mud.
Set sail from the breathtakingly beautiful shores of St. Lucia, watching the Pitons shrink in size, and prepare to be astonished by another amazing wonder of Mother Nature. With luck, the sight of Bottlenose and Fraser Dolphins, and sometimes Sperm, Dwarf Sperm and Pilot Whales, flipping up out of the ocean right before your eyes. It's a wonderful trip and terrific chance to get up close to these remarkable marine creatures.