Saint Lucia is an island nation in the Lesser Antilles, in the Caribbean, near Martinique, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Barbados. Its name was given to it by Christopher Columbus in 1502. Of volcanic origin, it is criss-crossed, from north to south, by a chain of mountains, the tallest of which is Mount Gimie, reaching an altitude of 959 m. Two mounts of great beauty, Gros Piton, measuring 798 m, and Petit Piton, rising to 750 m, frame a small bay in the southwest. The idyllic island is a charming place, with its peaceful beaches, of fine white sand, deep blue sea and tropical forests. Thanks to its mountainous terrain and lush flora, the Saint Lucia’s beauty is unparalleled. Its culture is a unique fusion of French, British and African traditions.
Located at the top of a rainforest, 335 metres above the Caribbean Sea, the Ladera Resort is the only tourist resort of Saint Lucia set in UNESCO World Heritage territory, with views over Gros Piton. The 15-hectare property, which was once part of the Rabot Estate (one of the oldest cocoa plantations in Soufrière), offers 37 suites, built without a fourth wall, ensuring constant open views onto the private pool, seemingly tumbling over a precipice, onto the magnificent sunset and onto the mountains that point to the sky. In keeping with its ecological philosophy, every corner of the resort has been built with tropical timber, local stone and tiling, and boasts distinct aesthetic décor using typical fabrics and custom-made furniture, handcrafted